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post #1 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all my name's Colleen. I am a student at University of Washington and just recently found a 29gal tank on Craigslist. It came stocked with fish and I couldn't be more happier with it!
All my fish make me so very happy, I am sure this is something I want to really get into!
I figured this seemed a friendly enough place to start learning more about what I should be doing for my fish and what I shouldn't be doing.
Like I said it is all new to me, I had a 10gal and 2gal tank before this but this is the most fish I have had and I don't know much about any of them. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your advice!

-Colleen

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping!

If you have a camera you can upload fish and TFK can identify them. You can research the fish that you know the name of the species at the top left tab entitled "Tropical Fish Profiles."

If you have any questions TFK will most likely be happy to help!

Hope this Helps!

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FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

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Welcome to the to TFK!!!!
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 03:10 PM
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Are you doing regular water changes? That is important for maintaining happy fish. Good luck with your fish.

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 03:34 PM
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Hi Colleen,

Welcome to the forum Do you happen to know what type of fish you have?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 04:39 PM
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Hi Colleen, and a warm welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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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]
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 03:04 PM
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hello

howdy...welcome to the forum...this is definatly a friendly place...now...lets get those fish IDd...

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 04:22 PM
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hi there,and welcome.

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 #9 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Id!

Yay for finding out what I have!
As of right now I know I have:
1 angel (male I think)
6 neons
2 corys
2 danios (one is a glo-fish)
and my four mystery fish...
Three of them are the same species and one is completely different.
I would guess they are about 2.5 inches, orange and yellow bodies with some black speckles on their backs. They look like livebearers, possible a large tetra or platy? they have big eyes with a red spot on them. Very pretty very active and very cute!! They school with my other mystery fish who is about 3 inches long with a silver body. He is very sweet, with a black and yellow tailfin. He sort of looks like a shiner you would use for fishing..
Here are some shots, hope you experts can figure this one out!

Also as an update on fish health: I just bought a new filter with a higher output and it has drastically improved water quality and seems to have relieved some fishy stress.
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-Colleen

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