Hello, I am new to this forum. I keep a lot of different kinds of animals including chickens (have a small poultry farm), snakes (just boas now), dogs, my son has a hamster, and of course fish. I am most experienced with snakes, chickens, and horses. I have a decent amount of experience with fish but still have a lot of questions! I only keep freshwater at the moment, I did care for a saltwater tank at an Audubon center I volunteered at for a while. We have a couple of small tanks with guppies and my son is raising a couple of his own fish and one larger tank for our young soon to be big guys who we are going to build a pond for. That tank includes oscars, a clown knife, and a gar (who has become my baby-fish), and one plecostomus.