I am new to fish keeping (under 6 months) and am COMPLETELY ADDICTED!!! How did this happen? Why is it soooo interesting?
It all started with a 100 Gallon Tank that my boyfriend gave me, added a 40 Gallon off of craigslist (because we had fry - so OF COURSE, we HAD to get another tank for them, to "save them"). Followed by two 20 Gallons - another CL score from a breeder that was done with his hobby and picking up a 55 Gallon tomorrow (thanks CL!)!
Should I be worried? Is this "hobby" becoming an "illness"? I just love it. I cannot wait to check every tank in the AM and rush home at night to see everyone too!
Currently I have the following:
1 Male Red Empress
4 Female Red Empress
1 Oto Cat
3 Harlequin Rasbora
1 Glow light Tetra
1 Giraffe Cichlid (Small and deformed - but he was so sweet, I HAD to take him home...)
1 Electric Blue Crayfish (small and currently molting a ton!)
1 Celebese Rainbow
5 Assorted Small Danios
3 Giant Danios
3 Paradise Fish
And yes, I know this is an unusual mix, but everyone is holding their own...
35 -3/4" Red Empress Fry
12 - 1/2" Red Empress Fry
2 - Reticulated Butterfly Loaches
3 - YOUNG Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlids (Im super excited about these because these were what I REALLY wanted when I started the tank and just FINALLY found them!!!)
4 - Green Swordtails.
1 Large Female Electric Blue Crayfish - I think my small one in the 100 Gallon is a Male and I ran across her, so I thought... Hmmmm, wonder what "baby" crayfish would be like LOL! (my male is way too small to introduce them, so we are waiting...)
1 - Male Red Empress
2 - "REJECT" Albino Strawberry Peacock Cichlid Females "Reject because they have dark eyes" - I took these from someone that gave me a tank and I thought it would be interesting to see what happened if I put a Male Red Empress in there with these two females. A batch is "brewing".... So time will tell!
I am happy to be here and cannot wait to meet friends on this forum!
You are not alone lol
I need more tanks too and I am fairly new back into the hobby, but of course there is always fry to save and always a new species that you just have to have lol.
but hey if you are going to do something might as well do it all the way right.
Boy and I thought I was bad with 3 tanks, :D I think this is a very healthy hobby for most people and quiet an interesting ones too. I think the key to keeping this hobby healthy is to set a hard number of tanks you are allowed to keep at 1 time, for me and my space and time I think this number will stay at 3.
This of course doesn't mean I cant upgrade my 10 gallon to a 55 gallon, it just means I need to put the 10 in storage or sell it so I stay at my limit.
So set a number and stick with it, and concentrate on those and making them better.
BTW welcome to TFK, enjoy your stay and obsession!
I do think the one I am picking up tomorrow, will be the last for a while. I should have enough tanks then to keep everyone separate and raise the various groups of fry.
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Welcome to TFK, Fiesty. You are NOT alone, lol. I'm at five and holding. We're glad you joined us! :-)
Welcome to the addiction. I'm at 8 and holding (until we build the family room - then my 45 gal. hex gets set up again).
Nice to meet you :wave:
hello and welcome.
two tanks here,and a vivarium. :)
Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad to have you join us.
Good for you!!! Enjoy the hobby!!
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