I came across this site when doing a search on google. I thought I would register and was hoping I could get some advice and guidance.
I got a small aquarium for my kids (48 litre) with a live plant. Hoping to get another live plant in there. Have couple of ornaments in too. It has been running for just over a week. I got 3 neons to start with (advised by fish store) after I had my tank running for three days.
I have read that neons should be kept in groups of approx. 6, so the next day I went and bought another 3. All seemed ok but I did notice some clouding which kind of worried me (this was before I put the neons in). I was advised to do a 30% water change and 10% everyday.
I did this for a few days but changed 20-30% everyday and now been running over a week and clouding has more or less vanished
The day after I got the neons, I went and got another 3. The next day, sadly one died. Not sure if it was a bad fish to start with or other reason.
I now have 5 neons, 4 molly's, and a red fin tetra. So far so good.
I wanted samurai fighting fish but was advised I couldn't have them
My next plan is to get another 4 red fin tetras because I've read they should be in groups of atleast 5? Hoping to get some bottom feeders in a weeks time. Don't want to rush and cause problems!
Which other fish could I have in the tank. I'd like colourful fish and something funky looking like the fighters
Sorry for the long read but thought I'd do a proper introduction