Hi! My name is Melanie. I currently have a 10gal freshwater planted tank with 1 Synodontis petricola and 3 Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki. I recently lost a male Crowntail Betta, a mystery snail, and a Otocinclus Catfish to a nasty bacterial infection/rapid temp drop.

I have 2 purebred Turkish Van cats that are very mischivious. My male actually loves running water and is so curious that he continues to try and pull my silter off the back of my tank. This has now warped the wooden floorboards. So I have since upgraded to a 29 gal freshwater tank that will be planted.

I'm looking forward to learning more about plants, water parameters, fish and the hobby in general!