hey guys im new here. little brief intro ive had my 46 bowfront with a whisper 60 for about 13 years. ive always kept chiclids. i tried africans and they just kept killing eachother so i switched to south americans. since then i have had great success with them.
i started getting 4 jellybean parrots (i knew nothing about them at the time and i would never buy a dyed fish again) 11 years later i still have one of them left :) hes had several buddies along the way, jack dempsey, convict, flowerhorn, and the occasional african. my fish usually live for years and years but as fish can do occasionally one would develop a problem and not make it.
my girlfriend loved my tank and wanted her own so i got her a killer deal on a used 55g complete setup. i kinda took the reins on this and set it up and it looks really good. in doing so it rekindled my interestion my own tank.
i have since inherited two fish from her that were too aggressive (flowerhorn and a yellow lab). i told her i would take them as my fish are alot bigger than hers.
ill admit i have neglected the tank before all this happened and as a result my fish got ich and i didnt even notice due to my negligence :( by the time i even realized it a real nice dempsey was completly covered. also a recently bought convict was aswell. they both didnt make it unfortunatly. my parrot seems to have completly recovered which im very happy about.
ive been reading alot over the last few days about cannister filters and nitrate filters and im considering an upgrade if its worthwhile. for my perticular case any thoughts?
now im back into it and trying to get the water all straightened out. (high nitrates around 100ppm)
1 11yo parrot fish
1 jack dempsey 4 or 5 inches
1 inherited flowerhorn 3inches
1 inherited yellow lab 2.5inches