Hi, I am a new member and new to the fish hobby. I just started a 29 gal
after watching my son's 90 gal
(he lost so many fish). I became amazed at how graceful and smart Oscars were so I got my own. I started with a 29 gal
with a green terror, a mbuna, Tilapia, blood parrot, and algae eater. The tank sank and I lost all fish except the mbuna and blood parrot. I panicked, not knowing what to do and rushed the blood parrot to my son's 10 gal
where he died in about 10 mins. I was left with my mbuna and started reading and asking everyone what to do. This was about 7 weeks ago and the mbuna is still with me thankfully. I made another mistake by adding fish once my ammonia level improved. I ended up overloading the tank so I've been changing 30% of the water daily. I am still learning but I'm getting smarter.
Found out the Tilapia should be alone so purchased a 55 gal
(now cycling with two fish).
So I have nine fish in the 29 gal
and two in the 55 gal
I will keep the African's in the 55 gal
with the blood parrot and the Tilapia in the 29 gal
. If he outgrows the 29 gal
tank I will either get a bigger home for him or donate to a good carekeeper. I have limited space where I live now.
I enjoy the tanks so much. The fish are great. I just have to be patient and keep learning about how to care for them. I recently purchased 305 fluval for the 55 gal
and got a 205 for the 29 gal
. Each tank has two filters and an air pump. I check the water every other day now and make small water changes as needed. I see a big part of keeping fish healthy is their environment. I enjoy changing the water and cleaning the tank.
I hope to learn more from everyone here. Thanks in advance! and great to meet such dedicated people!