New on here and still very new to 'properly' keeping fish (2 months ago i'd never owned a filter!) - i've been keeping common gold's for years in a small plastic bowl and only recently started to use a filter LOL. Just after christmas I treated myself to a nice Clear-Seal corner tank (petite pentagon - approx 7.5g) but in less than a fortnight ended up buying an 11g tank instead.
I had a couple of common golds sharing with some Oranda (not ideal but they were all very well behaved! I bought the Oranda without really doing any research - I just liked the black ones
) - so having bought a new TV so that I could accommodate both tanks I now have my common gold's in the 7.5g tank and a load of other fish in my 11gal...
Apologies for picture quality at present... only using my blackberry so not the best - will get my Canon out soon!
The 7.5 before I set up the 11g:
The 11g in place - running a clear seal under gravel filter but now also running a foam type filter in the tank - at this stage had 3 x common gold's and 3 x oranda:
With the 7.5g set up and my two larger gold's moved over (left the smallest one in there for now as he is no bother) I added a nice piece of bogwood:
Really need to get a proper lighting setup - my trusty LED
lamp is the only way to illuminate the tank during the evening at present!
Today I purchased what were advertised as common plec's but thanks to this forum have been id'd as Hillstream Loaches so should grow to no more than 3" in length and will be find in my tank!
So the present count in my tank:
1 Common Gold
5 x Orange (2 x Black, 1 x Chocolate, 2 x Orange/Black)
4 x White Cloud Mountain Minnow
4 x Gold Cloud Mountain Minnow
2 x Hillstream Roaches
My intention is to either upgrade to a larger tank (again) or donate some of the fish to my local doctor's surgery (they have a 65g+ tank in their reception) once they have gotten bigger...
Immediate plans are a nice lighting setup and possibly a small 50w heater to try and maintain a sensible temp as it has been really cold here the last few weeks!
Comments/crit/suggestions welcome! I am still a newbie at this and am aware that I might have a touch too much stock in my tank...