I've been using the forums for research for quite some time now. It seems like a good time to introduce my self and my little aquatic friends.
I'm currently running 4 tanks (technically) in my house.
I have a 5 gallon with 2 very young fancy tail goldfish and 2 african dwarf frogs. This tank will be coming down soon, as the bf thinks 4 tanks is waaaay too much electricity.
In my newest tank, a 10 gallon, I have one sick little dwarf puffer, a bunch of snails (that won't last long) and some kind of random plecco that the bf deemed suitable for my
tank while I was at work (not thrilled). In this tank, I have a black sandy bottom, some sweet rocks that I made into a cave, and 3 live plants. I plan on planting the tank a bit more, since I seem to like the look of the heavily planted tanks, but I'm going to hold off until I know I can keep these little plants alive (my thumb is quite black).
The dp seems to be doing much better than he was just this morning (if you were wondering). He's been eating (which he wasn't doing at all) and he seems to be much less skittish than he was less than a day ago.
I am currently cycling a 35 gallon flat back hex tank. It is brackish and will be home to some figure 8 puffs or green spotted puffs and some gobies. :)
The bf has a 55 gallon hex tank with a myriad of random fish. It is brackish (slightly, if you ask me) and contains the following: 2 GSP (an inch or so each), one feeder gold fish (4" or so, I saved him from being pirhanna food), 3 giant danios, 2 tetras, 2 zipper fish (?), a bunch of cory cats (possibly 6), a gianormous pleco, a striped peacock eel and possibly some ghost shrimp (if the puffs haven't hunted them down yet!).
I hope to move those sweet little GSP to my brackish tank so he can make his tank freshwater (ever so slowly), but I'm not sure that he'll have that. He's quite convinced that his 'brackish' tank will be suitable enough for the GSP into adulthood. However, I worry that it won't be brackish enough for them and they'll suffer.
Now that I've written a novel about my fishies, I can introduce myself. My name is Keren (you can call me Keren or Kat).. I love animals and have a fat cat and 2 birds (love bird and quaker) in addition to all my fish.
I think that's all. :D apparently I'm a little chatty late at night.
see ya around!