My new hobby tropical fish :)


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We have a Pets at Home near us. The fish are delivered on a Friday morning and are in quarantine (can’t be sold) for 24 hours, which is not long enough. I’ve been in on a Friday and seen fish with white spot and sometimes fish that are dead on the bottom of the tank. I also bought plants from them and despite washing them, a snail always managed to sneak in. Next thing you know, your tanks full of them.
Thanks for the heads up mate..i won't bother with that one :)
 
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@Gail_68 we once had an angel fish and we named him Kevin. We had him for a long time. Then one day Kevin laid some eggs on the filter box. Mmmmmm ........... Kevin was actually a female lol, so Kevin became Katie after that.
I have laughed at that mate you've made my night :ROFLMAO:
 
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I don't know about fish . I bought some Amano shrimp off pets at home them last year which are doing well, if you have a local fish shop I would go their. I've had guppys in the past put their tails are like magnets for fin nippers . I only keep friendly fish now and defiantly nothing which may eat my amano shrimp.

I am trying to sink some more redmoor wood, its just floats around the top of the tank for ages.

I only do water changes 2-3 weeks in the past I've left it months, its a mature tank so no harm done . I need to do more frequent water changes now because the shrimp need the calcium in the water .
 

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I don't know about fish . I bought some Amano shrimp off pets at home them last year which are doing well, if you have a local fish shop I would go their. I've had guppys in the past put their tails are like magnets for fin nippers . I only keep friendly fish now and defiantly nothing which may eat my amano shrimp.

I am trying to sink some more redmoor wood, its just floats around the top of the tank for ages.

I only do water changes 2-3 weeks in the past I've left it months, its a mature tank so no harm done . I need to do more frequent water changes now because the shrimp need the calcium in the water .
@Perki it's the tail colours that catch my eye but I have removed the 4 Endlerguppies they did have them on the run around going at them and two off my guppies tails have been mistreated by the sw*nes :mad:
I'm just waiting for my tank to finish it's cycle but I do find adding the fish after 2wks helps the cycle better :)
 

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Well I wrapped up well ventured out and hubby took me the the Hollybush Cannock, brought 4 new guppies, 2 with split fan tails in blue, 1 white and another with a black tail with specks of white half way across it's tail...I did a video but I shall do another off my tablet as the colours show even better and I added to plants in @kazzawazza and @Perki

 
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Well I wrapped up well ventured out and hubby took me the the Hollybush Cannock, brought 4 new guppies, 2 with split fan tails in blue, 1 white and another with a black tail with specks of white half way across it's tail...I did a video but I shall do another off my tablet as the colours show even better and I added to plants in @kazzawazza and @Perki


I love the colours, the arangement of the "furniture" shows a lot of artistry.
 
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The split fan tail guppies look really nice, I've been wanting some blue fish and guppies might fit the bill , surprised I didn't think of guppies earlier .

Ordered some more plants Thursday which arrived today - more java fern ( trident ) a bucephalandra which is tiny and a tiger lotus bulb. I see if I can get some pictures tomorrow, mine a corner aquarium tank with a bow front which makes it difficult to get a good picture.
 

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Well I wrapped up well ventured out and hubby took me the the Hollybush Cannock, brought 4 new guppies, 2 with split fan tails in blue, 1 white and another with a black tail with specks of white half way across it's tail...I did a video but I shall do another off my tablet as the colours show even better and I added to plants in @kazzawazza and @Perki

Very colourful fish love the tails Gail, the plants look great with the furniture. :)
 

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those split tails are beautiful little fish.
Morning Johnny, when I saw them they looked beautiful but before I brought them I did ask the chap first if they would fight with my others and he said they shouldn't and everything as been fine...since the Endlerguppies have been removed life for my other fish as been pieceful...they was driving them mad.:)
The split fan tail guppies look really nice, I've been wanting some blue fish and guppies might fit the bill , surprised I didn't think of guppies earlier .
I'd get some Perki they're lovely and the Hollybush had quite a few guppies in quarantine besides...i'm going to take another video today as my tablet does show the colours never thought of that not using it much.
I love the colours, the arangement of the "furniture" shows a lot of artistry.
Thanks Sean but with the glass being magnified you think it's in the right place when putting them in and when you stand back they're not :rolleyes:

the plants look great with the furniture
Morning Logan, yes I have to agree but with these having roots last longer and the Albino suckers love them and the chap said when they start going brown just fetch them out and replace them, they did have some lovely ones with a shade of dark pink and he said because there's no shoots within a week they fall apart in your water :nailbiting: so no way was I having those :D
 

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Morning Johnny, when I saw them they looked beautiful but before I brought them I did ask the chap first if they would fight with my others and he said they shouldn't and everything as been fine...since the Endlerguppies have been removed life for my other fish as been pieceful...they was driving them mad.:)

I'd get some Perki they're lovely and the Hollybush had quite a few guppies in quarantine besides...i'm going to take another video today as my tablet does show the colours never thought of that not using it much.

Thanks Sean but with the glass being magnified you think it's in the right place when putting them in and when you stand back they're not :rolleyes:


Morning Logan, yes I have to agree but with these having roots last longer and the Albino suckers love them and the chap said when they start going brown just fetch them out and replace them, they did have some lovely ones with a shade of dark pink and he said because there's no shoots within a week they fall apart in your water :nailbiting: so no way was I having those :D
Well you don't want them to fall apart in the water, that would be a lot of trouble cleaning it up. :)
 
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Got a picture , not the best the fish are a bit blurry and the shrimp were hiding . The piece of wood at the top I am trying to sink, I have some large Cryptcoryne at the back which I planted recently but they gone in to Cryptcoryne melt , they lose all their leaves because they need to adjust to different growing conditions ( lots of aquatic plants are grown emerged just above water level more access to light / CO2 ) it maybe 6months until it starts growing properly again , nearly all plants planted in the sand are cryptcoryne but for one.

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Thanks :) the 9 rummy nose are probably my favourite I've had them for about 4-5years now. The other large fish is a siamese algae eater and the other residents are 4 Amano shrimp and 10 rasboras, can't forget the dam snails :banghead:
 
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Perki sorry i'm late replying mate I do apologise :(
Lovely tank mate and such a clear shot...smashing healthy fish plus carry a nice weight (y) but some guppies like you mentioned would look nice in there I could just imagine them :)

Well never again will I have live plants Perki, no offence to yours but omg the mess they made before dying off...so this week hubby vaccumed tank out besides having to net it to remove the leaf mess. They've been replaced by two more artificial plants and I've brought another filter pump which sucks onto the side of the tank and besides altered my filtering system at the top it now contains bio balls and 8 Evolution Aqua Pure Aquarium.

I think my cycle is ending Perki because ammonia keeps coming up 0 but the nitrite is high at 2.0ppm and nitrate 20.00ppm and it's not altering even when water is removed and i'm only doing 2 water changes weekly advised by @kazzawazza as she knows her fish mate plus fish are being fed every 2 days days but they're healthy and very active.
 

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