So It's Been a Few Weeks - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-12-2009, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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?

Ciao Bianco, R.I.P.
PenninInk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Member
 
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.......


leopard danios (danios rock)
green cories
guppies
platies
ghost shrimp
http://s898.photobucket.com/albums/ac187/redlessi/
redlessi is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Member
 
Twistersmom's Avatar
 
How about adding some more plants.
Twistersmom is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 09-14-2009, 10:43 AM
Member
 
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.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

Calmwaters is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-18-2009, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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.

Ciao Bianco, R.I.P.
PenninInk is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
New Member
 
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

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Been going for two weeks outpost Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 9 04-14-2010 09:00 PM
Help! 6 weeks and still no nitrites MBilyeu Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 11-26-2008 11:09 PM
it's been 3 weeks, no cycle? 00ej8 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 09-23-2007 07:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome