08-16-2006, 11:14 PM
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New to Fishdom
Greetings Fish Folk!
I recently purchased a 20 Gal tank and 5 cichlids and a pleco. I am having a great time with them and find myself langishing in front of the tank often. I have a few questions.
First. I know that two of my fish are convicts. Males if the IFS are to be believed (I've done some reading, Blue:). I would like to know what the other fish are. I think one is a zebra. It is blue with black vertical bars. one fellow is yellow with a small amount of black on the dorsal fin and the final fellow is kind of spotted with a yellowish belly and what I would call the ventral fins-- although I'm sure that is not correct. The spotted fish is so funny! He "plays" in the bubbles from the bubble wand I have in there.
Second. I am a simple country girl with hard water. All reading suggests that the fish I have like hard water. Is this true? Do I need to have a different water conditioner than you city folk?
Third. My tank have been up about a week. I am terribley compulisive and most likely did everything wrong. The boys, as I call them, seem fine and thriving. I want to keep them that way. I did let the tank run for 48 hours before adding fish. I bought a kit that had everything in it for set up (so they say). Blue and fellow Fish Folk, did I miss anything? Please dumb it down for the country girl. Remember I'm a newby. Thank you for your time. Gotta go, the fish are calling....Dee