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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2011, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have two fifty gallon aquariums. The first aquarium houses three Severums [Heros Severus]: two greens and one yellow, an Albino Chocolate Pleco and a general nameless Pleco. I have tried to keep plants in this tank but between the severums and the plecos, they become tasty snacks. The severums also have the hobby of interior decorating which is not good for any plants, live or artificial.

The second aquarium houses two Pearl Gouramis [Trichogaster leerii] and one very badly behaved Red Tailed Shark [Epalzeorhynchus bicolor]. I do have plants in this tank and they seem to be doing pretty good. The Red Tailed Black Shark fish loves to gently graze over the leaves. He also loves chasing any other fish that he sees.

I also have three cats: Cleo, Pudge and Sammy. They are as badly behaved as the Red Tailed Shark is but I love them anyway. I have a Golden Retriever named Buddy who is the most well behaved dog in the world. I lucked out with him.

I used to have a pond with huge ancient goldfish I won in sixth grade at a carnival. Those fish lived for a good eight to ten years in an outdoor pond until I adopted a dog (who is no longer with us on this planet) that loved water and fishing. I came home one day to all of the large goldfish spread out in the middle of the backyard. He did not even have the decency to actually eat the fish.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-13-2011, 11:47 PM
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-13-2011, 11:53 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum. It's amazing to have goldfish to live that long. Who knows how much longer they would have lived if your dog hadn't decided to go fishing. I have to warn you, we like pictures around here so if you have any pics of your tanks, we'd love to see them, even your badly behaved red tailed shark. lol
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 04:29 AM
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Poor dog was probably excited to show you how good his fishing skills were :0

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 08:11 AM
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hello and welcome
hope you'll be very happy here.

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 #6 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 08:40 AM
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Smile Hi Tiw...

Welcome to the forum.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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Hello Tiw, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping Forum.


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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]
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