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KimJackson2005 09-29-2011 10:19 AM

Once a lurker, now a joiner
Hi, I'm new here, been lurking for about a week. I've had my 50gal set up for about 2 mths with the fish below. Had some casualties along the way but I've been learning a lot here.

In 50 Gal:
1 Gourami
4 mollies
6 tetras
4 platty
4 danio
2 catfish
5 Guppies

I also have 2 x 10 gal tanks I'm using for fry. One houses some dalmation molliies and the other guppies.

Earlier this week I bought some painted tetras and balloon mollies. Afterwards I found out that their "man-made", feeling kinda guilty now for supporting my LPS in this practice. Especially what they do to the painted tetras, poor things. Can't believe people would actually inject them with needles! I guess it pays to do your research before hand. I think the LPS has lost my business though.

Anyways, good to join the group. Looking forward to learning some more helpful tips.

KendraMc 09-29-2011 10:29 AM


if you want fun-colored humane fish, glofish (neon colored danios) are genetically modified, so it is a painless method. i heard they are more sensitive than the regular Zebra Danio, but not nearly like the painted or dyed fish.

k19smith 09-29-2011 10:33 AM

Nice to have you aboard, I've got guppies also. I would love to stay and chat but I'm headed to bed. Enjoy the forum it's a blast.

BarbH 09-29-2011 10:37 AM

Hello and welcome to TFK :-D Happy to have you aboard

onefish2fish 09-29-2011 10:41 AM

welcome to the forum.

Byron 09-29-2011 11:30 AM

Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

It is a good step to not patronize that fish store, but please let them know why. A letter or email to the owner, explaining that responsible aquarists oppose the artificial colouring of fish and do not support stores who carry them.

Europe bans some of these types of fish outright. It is an important issue.

KimJackson2005 09-29-2011 11:33 AM

You're right, otherwise how else would they learn? I think I'll be writing them a letter.

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