Iím new to the forum and to fish keeping. My name is Richard Bennett.
Iím an Englishman who lives in Manly, Australia.
I currently have a 10 US GAL / 38 Litre freshwater tank with one very small and beautiful Oranda.
Sheís about 4 months old and about 4.5 Ė 5cm in length.
I change the water weekly at the moment (every Sunday) and add appropriate measures of Stress Zyme and Stress Coat.
Between changes I also add the appropriate dosages of Stress Coat and Stress Zyme.
I Feed Mona once a day and give her 1-2 small Sera flakes and 3-4 Tetrafin Orangey coloured, ball shaped tiny pellets.
Then every 3-4 days I give her a pea which I break up into smaller pieces.
I have purchased a 153 Litre / 40 US GAL tank that I will get going as soon as I move out of my current (and tiny) flat which will be in about 8 weeks.
I have had a rocky road to the relatively stable conditions Iím currently experiencing being as Iíve lost 2 moorís and another Oranda while I learnt the hard way about new tanks and the nitrogen cycle as well as appropriate care. To this day Iím gutted Iíve lost the previous fish but I take this very seriously and plan to keep 2 Orandas (hence the new tank) for a long period of time.
Iím currently struggling with aquatic plants being as they are all developing black Algae stops and generally look crap and Mona currently has half a pea stuck in her mouth which Iím worried about but I just want her to hold out for the next 3 months while I can move into my new flat and spend a month setting up my new tank.
I look forward to communicating with you all