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Old 01-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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Looky, another new member :)

Hi all! A Daddy and daughter team here. I've been lurking for a while now, soaking up loads of info, and finally got round to registering and saying hello.

Daddy's Tank...
60l tropical with a mixed shoal of pristella and black widow tetras, 2 gold gouramis, an albino red finned shark and a gold algae eater. There are also some stones, driftwood, plants and grrr snails (which aren't overtaking thanks to the lettuce trick )

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60l coldwater that's home to two comets called "Fish" and "Tank". Yes, you guessed it, my darling daughter chose the names lol.

Yes, I'm aware that both tanks will need upgrading as the fish get bigger and as finances allow, but for now my API master test kit and weekly PWC are keeping the water tip top.

Thanks to the admin for providing this wonderful resource and to all the members who are willing to share their experience.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to aa I'm new to the forum as well. Do you have pics? I was quickly told to post pics of my tank lol.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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Welcome! Glad you found us!
I'm curious about your gold gouramis. Do they get along with each other and everyone else? I've always wanted one but heard they are aggressive.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Welcome to AA a great place I also would like to see pics ^_^ we all like pics here on AA!!!
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome pics and a proper reply to follow after my little one is settled for the night (technology permitting!)
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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Ok, here goes....

Fingers crossed, we will have a picture of my tropical tank, then the coldwater and then a closeup of Fish and Tank!

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As for the gold gouramis, George and Mildred, they seem to get along well enough with all the other inhabitants. They happily swim past the other fish who unhurriedly shuffle out of their way. Most of the time, they get along well with each other too but when George wants his "me time" he will swim at Mildred, prompting her to hide behind a plant. There's never been any biting though and neither of them have suffered any torn fins etc.

Having said that though, it works for me, for now. Other gold gouramis may not act the same. All I can do is answer from my own experience.
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Welcome, thanks for joining!
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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Ok, here goes....

Fingers crossed, we will have a picture of my tropical tank, then the coldwater and then a closeup of Fish and Tank!

As for the gold gouramis, George and Mildred, they seem to get along well enough with all the other inhabitants. They happily swim past the other fish who unhurriedly shuffle out of their way. Most of the time, they get along well with each other too but when George wants his "me time" he will swim at Mildred, prompting her to hide behind a plant. There's never been any biting though and neither of them have suffered any torn fins etc.

Having said that though, it works for me, for now. Other gold gouramis may not act the same. All I can do is answer from my own experience.
Nice! Thanks for the pics and info!
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Nice pics and tank ^_^
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You're welcome Hholly and thanks Fishie. Glad you both liked the pics The driftwood was the result of a morning wading in some local rivers searching for the right piece and an afternoon pressure washing, scrubbing with a wire brush and boiling in a large stock pot.

I'm sure that all the hiding places from the plants, hollows in the wood, coconut shell and half coffee mug play a big part in keeping the peace. They aren't used all the time, but are there when needed.
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