hey all, slightly new to the forum and figured i'd post a little
i keep freshwater tanks, i don't have the guts or the money to get started on salt (and probably will never have the money because it all goes towards my freshwater fish LOL
currently i have 11 tanks:
2 gallon unfiltered betta tank. just a betta and some plant cuttings
5 gallon containing Fundulopanchax gardneri N'Sukka (killifish), 3 largish apple snails and various "junk plants" (cuttings from my other tanks, the snails love them).
5 gallon containing Nothobranchius guentheri fry(killies again) from some eggs a friend sent to me. i'm ashamed to say they're not doing very well, i seem to be over-run with belly sliders
4-10 gallong divided betta tanks each holding 4 bettas. bettas are my first and truest love. i've been sporadically breeding them (as time and space allow) for the past 3 years. i used to have upwards of 150 bettas but we've recently moved to california from florida and i had to give most of them away. thus me only having 16 bettas (rarity for me and sure not to last long...i've got a spawn planned in the next couple of weeks LOL
10 gallon fancy guppy tank, contains a bunch of guppies (i hope no one gets offended but i use some of the fry as live food...i couldn't find feeder guppies to breed around here, sorry fancy guppy enthusiasts) and one of my deformed bettas that i couldn't cull (mouth deformity so she is happy and healthy but can't bite the guppies
). i've also got a ton of live plants in this one, it's shaping up to be quite a good-looking tank, and i'm really starting to enjoy guppies in general.
10 gallon endler's livebearer tank. i ADORE these fish...i've never been a big livebearer fan (other than as food for my bettas), but these guys are awesome. this tank is also heavily planted with live plants.
29 gallon endler's livebearer and panda corydoras tank. these guys are a different strain of endler's than those in the 10 gallon, so i'm trying to keep them seperate. love my cories and my endler's
another heavily planted w/live plants tank.
55 gallon...sitting empty in the garage because i can't decide what i want to do with it yet
most of my fish needs as far as supplies go, i get online. being a breeder i really enjoy using sponge filters and for some reason the LFS
's i've been to out here don't carry them because they're useless. i get much better deals on other equipment buying online as well (other than tanks, i do get those at my LFS
as far as fish go, almost every fish i own at this point (other than my cories and the fancy guppies) have come either from my own stock or from trading with other fish fanatics online. i've found that the fish are sooooo much healthier when you can get them from other hobbiests vs the LFS
...and as you may be able to tell, i'm kind of a fan of small, native-type fish so they're pretty hard to come by in stores for the most part.