I used to have fish tanks when i was younger. Swordtails, neons, etc.
I was bored in college, and decided it might be fun to have some again, so i picked up a tank at walmart, and because of their crappy-looking conditions, bought some fish at a local fishstore that seemed to put some effort in thier stocking.
I bought 1 African Dwarf Frog (and maybe one or two later when they restock) and 3 orange eyed tetra things. the tetra's were marked as being good community fish, and their mouths were fairly small
The tank I got from walmart is a smallish (10 gallon? I think) D shaped number. However, anytime I turn on the filter (an Aqua-tech 5-15.. one of those numbers that suck the water up a pipe and then cascades it back into the tank) the fish just go to the bottom of the tank and swim rapidly like they can't keep up with the pressure... I feel bad and turn it off
They do the same thing when I turn on the air pump.
About the air pump, I have it pump air up through an air bubbler block I buried under my rocks... however, the pump is very loud (and I don't believe its back pressure or anything, because its very loud even when its not connected to the line.), and it puts out too much air. Its some ****** $7.00 pump from walmart. Is there a better low noise/low output pump? I don't really need a lot of bubbles, I think, and I certainly don't need the noise.
Its quite a rough start. I just hope that my frog will live long eough for me to figure out how to feed him
The lady at the counter was nice, but sorta ditzy. I asked for frozen bloodworms, and she forgot to get them. The freeze dried ones I was going to try don't sink, and the frog doesn't seem inclined to swim up to eat either those or flakes (which I know arn't optimul for him...)