So It's Been a Few Weeks
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Livebearers » So It's Been a Few Weeks

So It's Been a Few Weeks

This is a discussion on So It's Been a Few Weeks within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I've had my 10 gallon for about three weeks now, and the girls who are not girls are doing great. Lotus had a slightly ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Guppy
Guppy
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
So It's Been a Few Weeks
Old 09-12-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
 
PenninInk's Avatar
 
Question So It's Been a Few Weeks

I've had my 10 gallon for about three weeks now, and the girls who are not girls are doing great. Lotus had a slightly torn fin when I got her (him) but it's growing back pretty quickly (it's really just one little section of fin that's a bit longer than the rest.) Ponyo seems to be coming out of her (his) shell and spending more time with the others, and Plasma is just cruising along, usually at Lotus's side.

The tank is doing great, but it's kinda...empty. There's one plant, and one kinda dark and depressing castle my mom put in. I want to add some color to the tank, and I want to add some fish.

I wanted an algae eater, 'cause they've always been among my favorite fish, but mom insists my tank needs to be established for six weeks before that.

So what can I add? I don't want to crowd my guppies, but it's such a dull and lifeless tank. The only color and life comes from the guppies themselves. What can I do to bring out my tank's potential?
PenninInk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
Your mom is right about an algae eater as there is nothing for them to eat yet. How many guppies do you have? Are they all male? Not too many choices with a 10 gal tank, you dont want to overcrowd/overstock it.......
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
 
Twistersmom's Avatar
 
How about adding some more plants.
Twistersmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
I agree add some more plants maybe a different decoration instead of the castle your mom put in there if its ok with her of course.
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 12:14 AM   #5
 
PenninInk's Avatar
 
3 male guppies, and you're right, I need to bring in some color and life with decorations, though I do want to add another fish eventually.
PenninInk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 11:34 PM   #6
 
ya i would put in more plants. and if u want u can buy algae wafers and still get ur algae eater!!!
kimowen04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Been going for two weeks outpost Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 9 04-14-2010 10:00 PM
Help! 6 weeks and still no nitrites MBilyeu Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 11-27-2008 12:09 AM
it's been 3 weeks, no cycle? 00ej8 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 09-23-2007 08:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.