My new hobby tropical fish :)

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Well as some members know I lost my staffy 2yrs back and my leopard gecko last September :(....so just before Christmas I brought me a 20 litre tank for Tropical fish as I've always loved them.

My first tank 20 litre


My 2nd 100 litre tank

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Cor :)

We got a pond full of Glodfish outside :)
Well at the fish farm so far :ROFLMAO: I've got 6 Guppies, 4 Endler guppies (Japan blue), 2 Gourami, 2 Red tip rasbora, 3 Albino gold suckers, 2 ghost shrimps and 2 other forms of shrimps but forgot to ask the name :unsure:...useless zigs and I forgot to mention we clocked 2 baby gourami's tonight...i'm supposed to have all male.
 
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@Gail_68 The only ones of your fish I know are the guppies, and I only learned about them when one of my friends was in a panic, she said one of her guppies had babies, gave me a tea strainer and instructed me to catch as many babies as I could and put them in a little tank before the other fish ate them :rolleyes:
Best behaviour please at all times :ROFLMAO: we're only discussing fishies :p
Oh I can assure you, I am on my very best behaviour ;)
 

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@Gail_68 The only ones of your fish I know are the guppies, and I only learned about them when one of my friends was in a panic, she said one of her guppies had babies, gave me a tea strainer and instructed me to catch as many babies as I could and put them in a little tank before the other fish ate them :rolleyes:

Oh I can assure you, I am on my very best behaviour ;)
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What are you going to do with the small tank?

Also, what’s na na Gail going to do with the baby gouramis?
Well what do you think...other half wants it
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but what about how much it's cost me
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Well if the Guppy tomorrow is ok to go in the other tank i'll shift it but the gourami babes are hiding by the pump motor :unsure:
 
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The only ones of your fish I know are the guppies, and I only learned about them when one of my friends was in a panic, she said one of her guppies had babies, gave me a tea strainer and instructed me to catch as many babies as I could and put them in a little tank before the other fish ate them
Tetters I've made sure all my guppies are male because the males fight more when there's females but that's usually the way in life :p
 

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Oh dear another dead guppy...just found the one I separated dead as a door mat :jawdrop: ...over night will tell if the others are ok I moved
 

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@zigs it's not like they're expensive and the life span is only 2-3yrs and at one shop if you buy 4 you get one free which isn't bad...these two that have dropped dead came from the holly bush cannock and the chap told me and hubby they're shipped from abroad in crats and they have to move quick to get them established.
 

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I know, but it mattered to that fish :(

I spent an hour throwing fish back into the sea after a storm washed them up, someone said "What good will that do, there are so many fish?"

I said "it matters to these fish..."
 

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I know, but it mattered to that fish
I know that zigs but to me it seems like their fish are going through a lot of transportation then they're being sold and all that get to much for them, your true it is a shame, that's why I moved it from the others to stop it coming a target and it picked up and now this.

I've got all API stuff stress coat / zyme I add to help them...my new cupboard is full with stuff.
 

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I've just ordered some bio balls because the filter doesn't contain them so the top will be altered at the end on the right side.

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Nice to know another member into it besides @kazzawazza who's had them before and helped me a great deal and I've picked up on it quickly but I do know something Johnny...this cycling lark before adding fish in my opinion is rubbish because after 2wks of constant testing and water changes besides washing the filtering system...I've added my fish slowly after 2wks in both my tanks and they've helped the filtration system work better...plus I only feed my fish every other day with bug bites and my hubby made me this so it helps me messure the correct amount for them lol

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I hear ya on that. I freaked with the water testing results when I started out. But both my tanks have been established so long now and with the huge sword plant in the one, I rarely test the water anymore. I do a quarter tank water change every three days on the bigger tank and a half tank water change on the smaller every week. Last time I tested the water just after Christmas the was zero nitrates. I struggled with over feeding when I started, they always seemed so hungry. lol
 
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