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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Crazy fish lover over night

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.
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 04:32 AM
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Hi Tropicalfishland - welcome to the forum

I really like your tank setup. Hope you like it here with the rest of us addicts.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, an addict is probably a good word to describe me when it comes to tropical fish. Whenever I'm watching the tank, i feel like theres more I can do to the tank to make it look better.
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 10:13 AM
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I completely understand that thinking. My 75 gal. is always being recreated :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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A list of what i have in the tank:
1 fantail goldfish
15 neon tetras
3 glass catfish
1 black molly
1 white molly
1 dalmatian molly
5 guppies - 2 males, 3 females
1 pleco
2 sword tails
4 gouramis
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-04-2010, 10:08 PM
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welcome aboard...quite a variety in that community of could always trade the flower horn to a local fish store for credit....

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post #7 of 13 Old 12-05-2010, 06:41 PM
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Welcome to the Forum. Glad you found us.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-09-2010, 03:02 AM
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Welcome fellow Guppy!!! :D
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-09-2010, 09:20 AM
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Hi and Welcome! I like your tank! Thanks for the pictures. I hope you learn lots here :)

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-09-2010, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the welcome, i have learned lots here, and still learning something new every time i log onto this forum.

gfermin91, i really do like guppies, i'm looking into guppies a lot more now. They have wonderful colors. Still undecided what strain I want to breed, but whatever it is, I know that they'll turn out beautiful.
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