Hello from Melbourne Australia - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Hello from Melbourne Australia

Hello Everyone,

I have only just discovered this forum and have only in the past 3 months had my Aquarium.

I am not too sure of the correct terms/names for the fish I have in my tank so I will put them up as I know them.

I have a 240ltr 4ft tank with external bio filter.

At the moment I have one neon tetra, 2 Pleco's, 2 Golden Catfish, 6 molly's and what started out as 5 platy's, has now turned into 34 at last count! They love to breed. I also have one adult snail and it's 20 or so offspring.

I did have 2 clown loaches, 2 pakistani loaches, 10 neon tetras, 5 harlequins, 2 glass catfish and 2 eels until recently, but my tank was infected with ICK. Not sure how I obtained it but it wiped out my pair of breeding plecos as well. Within a week I lost more than half of my fish

I am really love having my fish and my tank. I hope to learn a lot from these forums.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to being able to contribute to discussions in the near future

Cheers
Colleen

Last edited by Geez Louise; 04-20-2010 at 01:04 AM.
Geez Louise is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 01:12 AM
Member
 
tanker's Avatar
 
Hi Colleen. I've learnt heaps here, I'm sure you'll do the same. Welcome.
tanker is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 06:03 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Hello and welcome Colleen.

Sorry to hear about your fish loss :(

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 01:48 PM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
hello and warm welcome to you,
sorry you lost some of your fish to ICH.
do you have any pictures of your tank,we do love them here,and if you
have any other pets,we love to share them too.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
willow is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 07:47 PM
Member
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
hello and welcome!!!!

“The space between the tears we cry is the laughter that keeps us coming back for more...."-- Dave Matthews
JohnnyD44 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 04-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Hi Colleen, welcome to TFK! You've come to the right place, super friendly people and I've learned sooo much here. We're glad you've joined us. :)

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 04-23-2010, 05:01 AM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Welcome to TFK! Sorry to hear about your fish losses. Hope you like it here!

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 04-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Indeed, a hearty welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping.

This is a super place for good advice form a lot of very knowledgeable aquarists who have made the mistakes and learned from them.

Happy fish-keeping.



Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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]
Byron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
List of Restricted Species-USA, Canada, UK and Australia Lupin Freshwater and Tropical Fish 44 07-14-2007 09:29 AM
hi from Australia pleco_cory_fan Introduce Yourself 9 10-18-2006 09:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome