Hi, my name is Amy. I live in Delaware. I am not new to fish, but totally new to keeping fish the right way! I had a 10 g tank in middle school... I remember it being EASY. Fill the tank with water and fish, remember to feed them. no test kit... no water changes. I am surprised I had any fish left to feed.
Then in college I had a 20g with a parrot cichlid (which was labeled as a community
fish! ha.) I don't want to tell you how many fish were sacrificed to Bubba before I gave up...
Now, I have a 20 gallon tank that I bought from a pet store. I'm struggling with a cycle right now... funny how the pet store failed to mention that part when they were telling me how easy fish are. After I lost 3 fish and got some great advice from the people on this website, I was enlightened yet disappointed that I let the people at petsmart tell me what to do. (even more disappointed because I know better! I'm a licensed veterinary technician... I know petsmart doesn't know anything!!)
Anyhow, I LOVE aquariums and I love my last remaining molly, Captain Jack Sparrow! I am a water changing machine trying to keep him alive!!
I will prevail! lol
I'm done making newbie mistakes (hopefully), and I look forward to my beautiful freshwater community.