Hello all, i'm fairly new to the aquarium scene. Been on this forum for the past 3 days reading everything i can.
Heres how i entered the fish scene. It all started when my daughter wanted a goldfish. My brother had previously bought a flowerhorn, he didn't know anything about it, and stuck it in a 10g tank. It was cool to watch but i didn't want to get involve in the responsibility. There was an extra 10g laying around and thats when the goldfish came into play. It was a fantail goldfish (deceased)
I wanted to give the goldfish more swimming room, and a week later splurged on a 55g, some decorations, 10 neon tetras, 3 green barbs, 3 tiger barbs, and 15 goldfish feeder for the flowerhorn as food.
A couple weeks later, I went to a different pet store and bought 3 red platies, 6 black mollies, a white molly, and a dalmation molly.
At the time i didn't know anything and just wanted to see the tank full of happy fish and kept stocking the tank with more fishes. Within a few days i threw in 2 dwarf gouramies and 3 plecos
One of the black mollies developed ich and well I didn't have any medicine on hand or a quarantine tank, and the ich killed most of my fishe. When the ich broke out, I started reading online about caring for fish, I tried to save them but sadly i failed. I put the few survivors into the empty 10g tank and monitored them from there and the only ones to survive was a white molly, dalmation molly, one black molly and 1 pleco.
I decided to switch the flower horn into the 55g, my mollies gave birth to some fry, but those sadly died away when I wasn't home to feed them and had no one to care for them when i was gone for 4 days. After two monthes I threw the flower horn back into the 10g and restocked my 55g. And there's also a gold fish in there, I know its not suppose to but it seems to be doing ok, and my daughter really loves it. She calls it dorothy like the fish that elmo has on sesame street.
I"m planning to return the flower horn to the pet shop, since my brother doesn't take care of it. It needs a good home and i dont care too much for a flower horn.
Here's how I had my 55g on the first setup:
After all the fish died, this is what i did:
Tonight i recently changed the scenery:
The breeder net has 1 black molly fry, i dont have a breeder tank for it, so I keep it in there to get good water cycle to it and isolated so it can eat without have to fight for the food.