Hello! New from Ohio!
Hello. I am 15 years old as of this September. I had a fish tank when I was younger, and my parents took care of it. We got rid of that tank at some point, but a few months ago I bought my own tank, and so I figured I'll need lots of advice as my tank grows. As of right now I have a ten gallon tank with 6 guppies, a silver molly, a black molly and an albino bristlenose pleco. I know that's a little over stocked, but I have so far succeeded in keeping the tank very clean with frequent water changes. I've already learned a lot, just from reading forums on this site. I remember having 4 to 5 goldfish along with angel fish, frogs and plecos in a ten gallon tank when I was younger, and now looking back on it, I regret it. Hopefully I'll learn a lot more bout taking care of my fish, and when I'm older I hope I'll be able to buy an even bigger tank. As of right now my parents will not allow it, haha.
I do have a question! Or two. My pleco has disappeared. I haven't seen it all day and I'm worried! I'm sure he's in the tank somewhere, but how long should I wait before I should be really worried?
Secondly, what does fish fighting look like opposed to fish breeding? My tequila sunrise guppy (male) has been harassing my silver molly (female) and I know that it is possible for them to breed and have hybrid fry.