Originally Posted by AtomicXombie
Okay. So I’m the first to admit here that I believe I’ve made some awful mistakes stocking my very first aquarium. I was taught about aquariums from a co worker of mine and really wanted to get into the hobby. Little did I know that most of the information I was given was wrong. So. With that being said, I’d like to list my stock here and get some help. Also I’m on mobile so I’m sorry for any mistakes that might happen.
I have a 55 gallon tank with a marineland penguin biowheel filter that supports up to 70 gallons. In this tank I have a common pleco, 1 dojo loach, 1 Cory cat, 1 shubunkin goldfish, 1 comet goldfish, and 2 ryukin goldfish.
I know that I’ve made a lot of mistakes with this and I’m probably going have to rehome a lot of my fish, but I’d like to keep my dojo loach and ryukin goldfish if at all possible. I’m definitely open to any criticism and advice anyone has to offer. Thank you for your time.
Mistakes are a problem in happy fish keeping, but you're learning and doing better for the fish and that is so important, that you care about them! People here really love their aqua critters and want the best for them.
If you do not have the right information about how to keep your fish well, it is a hard road.
But it can be a fun and enjoyable hobby and I am hoping we can help you have an excellent tank keeping experience!
Are you familiar with the nitrification cycle? Do you know about the beneficial bacteria in your filter? Article link below in my signature can help with that.
Do you test your water? If so what are the water parameters?
- total dissolved solids
- General hardness / Carbonate hardness or Alkalinity
Here are a couple articles and a thread for you to check out. Fancy GF can be beautiful in a big tank.
What size are the various GF at present?
The AA article link in my signature is a great resource to get the basics and have something to refer to for help.
For the fancy GF (and Comet)
Coldwater Fish threads here
Lots of good articles too!