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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone! I decided to make a profile here after my friend posted about my fish for me (in this thread: Mystery Fish In Fish-less Tank!?)

I currently have two tanks going - a ten gallon and a 5.5 gallon. Unfortunately my fish goals are not exactly going as I had anticipated, but I'm still having a good time. The plan was to have a ten gallon planted tank with crystal red shrimp. My friend told me that crystal reds like a nice mature tank, though, so I got two guppies to help things along (this was after my readings showed that the tank had completed the nitrogen cycle, after three and a half weeks). They turned out to be pregnant females, and I went from two fish to twenty in another couple of weeks! Then one day, I spotted two very odd looking "guppy babies" amongst the plants. For weeks I watched these two little strangers grow. I eventually concluded that they must have come as eggs on some plants I bought way back when I was first cycling the tank! My friend and I went around to nearly every pet store in town and showed them pictures and videos, but nobody knew what they were. Then she came here, and you guys got it straight away - bluefin killifish! It was a very exciting answer for me since we do not have that kind of fish up here. So I felt like I got a really neat, unique surprise with these two little guys, who quickly became my favourites in the tank. Now I'm trying to raise up those guppies fast - so I can give them back to the store, and focus on my killies! The babies are currently split between the two tanks, and the killi pair are doing very well. I desperately want them to have babies because I'll probably never see fish like them again after they are gone.

Before this guppy/killifish adventure, I kept fancy goldfish off and on for about ten years. I still adore goldfish, but at this time I don't have room for the large tanks they need, so I wanted to try shrimps. Maybe one day I will actually get some!

Nice to meet everyone :)
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-15-2013, 07:33 PM
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Welcome to TFK, Mystery!!! I totally missed that thread, but what a fantastic story! Fingers crossed that they thrive for you. . . that's just neat!!! ^__^
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Yay! Another Canadian member! What province/territory are you in?

5 gallon
One betta
10 gallon
Two bettas, divided
Three mystery snails
20 gallon
Seven female bettas
Four oto cats
Five juvenile female guppies
One goldfish (temporary)
29 gallon
One dwarf gourami
Six tiger barbs

27 fish....
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-16-2013, 06:30 AM
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hello and warm welcome to you.

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.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-16-2013, 09:42 AM
Hi from Manitoba! Love your story!! I too am a goldfish lover and stopped because the tanks were getting bigger than me!! lol. You'll get lots of info here....and great people! Welcome!
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