I was just surfing the web tonight looking for some info about .... tropical fish keeping ... of all things and came across your forum here .... looks great ! It's always fun to chat with like minded folks about your hobbies.
If you've read my profile you'll know I currently have four tanks up and running .... three ten gallon tanks with various goldfish for some of the kids in my life and a twenty gallon that I call my own. I like the twenty gallon but would really like to have a 55 gallon tank ... just no room in my small apartment. My girlfriend wants me to move in with her in her house ... that would solve the room for a larger tank but would create other issues .... lol But that's another story
OK ... my tank setup ... it's a twenty gallon low. I am running a under-gravel filter plus a back filter. I have it decorated with a piece of petrified wood, a large lava rock, various plastic and real plants, some misc. seashells and rocks, and green gravel. I have a commercial background (that I don't really like) but everyone says it looks good so ...
Fish ... I have a red fire dwarf gourami (that's my favorite), a male and a female striped gourami, 3 Buenos Aries Tetras, a small pictus cat and a bristle nose pleco .... also a gold mystery snail.
I keep my fish on a varied diet of frozen brine shrimp, tetra-min flakes, sinking shrimp pellets, small floating cichlid pellets, and spirulina wafers.
I do a 30% partial water change at least every two weeks ... sometimes more often. I do use water conditioner to ease things up on the fish ... city water ya know.
Two weeks ago my fish got ick
.... don't know how ... I lost my bala shark but the rest are all well now. I replaced the bala shark with the pictus cat. we'll see how that works out.
I would really like to give breeding some gouramis a try. I'm sure I can find lots of useful advise right here !!!