Hey guys I just joined. To be honest I mostly joined to get help with my fish and learn advice and tips to help me with my fish keeping... used to ask yahoo answers whenever I had a fish question... :) But I do hope to meet some friends and nice people too! :) Found this forum on google. I have 3 fish tanks:
A 24 gallon saltwater tank... my dad mostly takes care of it though... :s Like even thought I bought it it's mostly his tank now I guess. Dx Because I was lazy for a while...
A 44 gallon freshwater tank. It's in the office downstairs. Right now I only have 4 angelfish, 1 platy, 1 ballon molly, 1 blue gourami, and 3 plecostomus in it. One of the angelfish is the dad (he mated with 2 females... the first one he had babies with died, and I never got any of her babies to grow and survive, then he mated with the second female a couple of times.) Anyways the second female and him had babies and I raised 3 of them to adult. :) The female died somehow I'm not quite sure. But I had the male for probably like 5 years now and he's pretty big, and the 3 babies probably a year now and they are all huge too! This was my first fish tank.
And I have a 29 gallon tank in my room. I have 6 ballon mollies, 2 male guppies, 3 platies, 3 ghost shrimp, and a ton of baby ballon mollies and platies! Two of them gave birth around the same time the other night and I caught a bunch the next morning and put them in a breeder net. And I'm battling ich in this tank. It won't go away! It's pissing me off. The tank is getting dirty with out the filter in and the temperature raised... I might lower the temperature back to normal slowly and stop treating it with medicine and hope most of the fish are healthy enough to fight off the ich themselves. :/
And I'm thinking of trying to convince my parents to buy me (well, I'm broke... so lend me money or buy me...) a 20 gallon fish tank to grow out the fry in. I think they'd grow much happier and healthier than they would in a little net. Plus the net is quite ugly in my tank which I want to be pretty for my room.
Any tips for a 20 gallon fry grow-out tank? I'm guessing it will be kind of pricey. Maybe 100$ if I go to walmart and buy one that comes with a heater, filter and stuff. So I don't know if I can get it anytime soon.... :( Any tips on how to get one cheap? Also, would I have to cycle the fry tank first even if I use the same water and stuff? How do you transfer the fry to a different tank? Wouldn't they be sensitive to the differences in water? :S
By the way I'm 17 years old and I'm a guy. (: Sorry for already getting into questions and stuff on my fish thread. ^^ Anyways hi people. :)