I had to return a few fish, not because they got too big for the tank, but rather because they didn't like each other. Although the store keeper promised they were compatible and the internet listed them also as compatible they still didn't get along. The parrots terrorized the gouramis, the gouramis terrorized the ruby barbs to the point that one died etc. So the troublemaker parrots went back to the store first, then the semi-aggressive gouramis. Now the tank is peaceful with Angelo, the albino angel fish, and The Three Stooges, cory cats. Second rosy barb died also
after a few days. I don't believe in returning unwanted animals but sometimes it is necessary to maintain an otherwise harmonious tank.
The guppy tank is over-populated by about 100 babies from three births. I started out with Emma one already pregnant female (store keeper didn't tell me) and one male named Edwin. They are a very busy couple ...
How can I stop them from having more and how can I get the babies out of the tank without killing some of them?
The Betta are all happy in their own tanks, Alexander, Eddie, Pierre and Simon.
Last week we went to the pet store where I returned the parrots to and Fred was still there. He is back at home now in his own tank where he cant chase or bite anyone.
Every tank is heavily planted and has a handful of Malaysian snails living there to tend to the leftovers. (they don't have names)
Oh, and there is the tank with cherry shrimp. Someone just had eggs hatch and the tiny babies are everywhere.
My husband wanted one Betta and we ended up with a colony of fish, who don't get along and I am running out of space for all the different tanks.