I am relatively new to fishkeeping, but due to a love for research and doing things well, I am going about it the best I can. I am always interested in what info I can glean from others and am looking forward to hanging here!
I have six tanks (yes, I have crossed into the dark side)
I over filter all tanks as large as I can realistically and I have Pro heaters, and do weekly water changes (partial) to maintain healthy tanks. We have well water so chlorine is not a problem and our PH is in the upper 7s as a rule.
I used to have a wonderful school of Boesemani Rainbow fish that I loved watching, but they were wiped out a couple of months ago when I purchased one last fish to balance the female/male ratio. The fish had a disease and despite observation for a week previous, all but two died. They would start to act sick, and then be dead in an hour or two. No one locally had a clue what this was from either. IT was bizarre.
I purchased two boesemani to put in with the others, but the two males that were left tried to hurt them badly, so I had to remove them and put them in another mixed tank instead.
I have neons, cherry barbs, a gourami, clown pleco, guppies, betta, bristlenose plecos, and cory cats.
Keep in mind these are in six different tanks, not one.
I often have months of stable tanks, but lately am having a terrible time with unexpected ammonia spike in my largest tank which I plan to post about in another forum, as I realize this is not the place.
So, there it is, my intro post. I look forward to meeting you all!