I am looking at getting a tropical tank in the near future. I have a good understanding of keeping fish from the training I have received from working at P@H but have never kept my own. I feel by taking care of my own tank, it will give me a better understanding and knowledge of fish keeping which will help me substantially when it comes to advising my customers correctly.
I am looking at getting a reasonably sized tank, no less than 100 litres.
I have no idea what species of tropical fish to fill it with though! I would prefer smaller fish, 4-10cm each.
That way I can create quite a bit of colour in my tank without overstocking.
I like guppies, they are easy to care for and come in so many colours, they are live bearers and breed pretty easily, I had a few broods of my own. Platties are nice too, a bit hardier than guppies, more resilient.
Kribensis look beautiful too, mainly purple but with cherry red bellies (especially when breeding) and bits of blue and yellow . I had 2 of them in my tank and they were the most territorial and easily reproduced. But they were cyclids and were a bit too aggressive for my taste, they are currently in my dads tank. Clown loaches and red tail black sharks are marvelous bottom feeders and clown loaches take care of snails if you get an infestation from dodgy plants:) Plecostemus (Spelling?) are general staples for glass cleaning. My dad has a cobalt blue lobster that is amazing, his name is norman :)Shrimp look cool too. If your looking for more of a community tank, probably stay away from cyclids unless you only want cyclids.Lobsters too. They like to nip at long flowing fins like bettas and guppies I have a couple of books about tropical tanks so feel free to ask
by the looks of it yes, it says "Three schemes are suggested here which would make a well-balanced aquarium and which would provide both a congenial environment for the fish and an attractive moving picture of colour and light" blah blah blah basically. I wouldn't include the barbs with any of the others really, their a bit aggressive. The betta either, their too delicate
I like sunset or honey gouramis, they're smaller and very pretty. My dad got 3 clown loaches before when I had a snail problem so one went in my tank but now they are all back in his,well 2 of them, one died a few days ago But don't they grow huge?? Or is there some giant variety. I'm not sure about the angelfish, Dad also had 2 of those that never grew bigger than a tea light really :/ It's just a matter of finding out what fish work together
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT