View Full Version : Returned to fish a few monthes ago

07-24-2013, 03:18 PM
I was pretty hardcore into fish when I was 16 now I am 36. I started off slow then went down that Oscar road not knowing how big they get I had 2 Oscars, a Pleco and a Clown Loaches. The 12" clown lived 6 years and got icked. The 1 Oscar died soon after that and the pleco grew to be 4 1/2 foot long nose to end of tail and he just got out of control. I donated him to the Pittsburgh Zoo where I'm told he still lives...20 years not to shabby. The Oscar stayed with my parents with a small pleco they bought for about another 4 years and died of some unknown disease. I picked up the tank and put it in storage and when I moved to my own place I brought it with me. 10 years now after my last fish died I am back into this. My girl believes its a coping mechanism as I started back up after we returned home from my fathers funeral. I disagree but whatever. During my time I've done cichlids, tetras, bettas, one of my favorites elephant-noses and many other things.

I broke out the 29g tank and cycled the thing and got up in running to a complete mess. (Sorry fish) I then got thing going good and was going well when I figured this just won't do. Did some wheeling and dealing on craigslist and secured a 75 and 55 with stands for a few action figures. I got the 75 cycled and while doing so my girl fell in love with a Blue Crayfish at Petco. Needless to say I cycled a 10 gallon which now houses Darnell the Crabman and 2 "feeder" fish.

So what I got in my 75 -

1 Blue Gourami/1 Opaline Gourami (Currently in Mating Tank)
6 Black Skirt Tetras
6 Red-Eye Tetra
5 Gold Barbs
2 Zebra Loaches
1 Spotted 1 Striped Raphael
5 Misc. Corys

Temporary Residents - (holding for a friend who is currently in the hospital)
5 Neon Tetra
2 Black Mollies (Looks like more coming)
Bastard Skunk Loach that I wanna punt out the window

Cycling up the 29 to put these ones in.

Soooo thats me.

07-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Welcome to the forum

07-24-2013, 07:17 PM
Welcome! The fish bug rebit me at a time when I was at a low too. Started by rescuing a few gold fish and ended with over 5k gallons of tanks. Then moved them and happened back into over 1k gallons now. Looks like you need to define your cory school as they are schoolers too but it looks like you are trying to make the right decisions on the fish.

07-24-2013, 10:06 PM
Hello:22: and Welcome:19: to the AC.thumbs2:

07-24-2013, 10:34 PM
29365 to the AC!!!

07-25-2013, 12:25 AM
Welcome to the Forum, like Sandz I would rethink your Cory school a bit, otherwise it looks like you know what your doing.

07-25-2013, 02:19 AM
the cories were rescues 2 albino, 1 julii, 1 sterbai, and 1 Agassiz they school together now after the Albinos had an identity crisis and swam up top with the Blue gourami for a few weeks.

07-25-2013, 09:12 AM
Welcome to the AC... :22:

07-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Welcome to the forum

07-27-2013, 02:50 PM
welcome to the ac~

07-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Welcome to the community