MTS strikes fast haha! Obviously the mom doesn’t want to encourage this watery sinkhole of funds lol. CPD are really cool-looking. Hope you find some. The shrimp should have babies, cherries breed really easily. Good luck!
Tell your son that;Thanks!!! There is some brown algae growing my dad says they are diatoms (I think). We do give algae wafers every few days to make sure they eat well. The shrimp also seem to be eating stuff off the plants.
Thank you! I never really thought of putting a background. My daddy’s tank doesn’t he doesn’t like the printed ones either. The idea of just black poster board sounds nice, he is even thinking of that for his tank.
Thank you!! We did a lot of work yesterday adding all those plants. My dad says the same thing about expensive fish. I right now I have easy fish but I keep asking for another tank so I can get some other types. (dad talking I said I’m happy to share a bigger tank with some more delicate/unique fish but the wife vetoed it). My dad keeps saying I have a case of MTS I tell him like daddy like son. You should hear what he wants but mommy keeps saying no and that 2 tanks are enough. He has at least 2 more complete setups waiting in the garage.
My plan is to wait a little to see how the plants grow and if the shrimp have a lot of babies. I really really want some celestial pearl danios but we cannot find any nearby we like
Lol my parents are the exact opposite! I've always wanted a pond with goldfish or koi but my parents do not want a pond. So now I have 3 fish tanks and a fourth coming soon lol. They thought a 10 gallon betta tank was enough but boy were they wrong lol.Tell your son that;
My Dad let me originally fix up a small garden bed built into our front porch to keep my garden plants (rosebushes, lemon tree, blueberries etc...) in and, if I wanted, we could get a pump and I could keep some goldfish in the pond. I said yes right away because I had wanted an aquarium for ages, but dad says no because then people would have to housesit instead of petsit and it was too much bother. (My little sister now wants a Betta tank, and a male Betta, for Christmas. Her argument is that we have neighbors with fish experience, and that the tank is small enough to carry to their house)
So we fixed up the pond and bought 6 5cm Shubunkins, because I didn't know that much then except that I liked Shubunkins and they could live outside. I got two calicos, two brown calicos, and two blue calicos. The two brown calicos and one of the plain calicos died within a month or two, which was sad (but my dog had also died of old age and we had a new puppy, so it was hard to be too upset about them) So a month or so later in early spring, I noticed the remaining three, (females, I think) India, Penelope and Queenie were doing lots more swimming, so when we went to the pet shop to get some things for the guinea pigs, we got another calico Shubunkin and a lemon Comet. (Probably both males) Jasper and Sunny. They settled in and there were no more deaths. I really wanted an aquarium so I could see them properly, but Dad still said no. But he let me buy some pond liner (The old free-form came with the house) and dig out the whole garden bed to make a very big pond. The fish were very happy. (Also, I would like to add that all these fish are goldfish)
But soon I wanted a sarasa (orange and white) Comet.
So we went to the pet shop and got Roo (dog) a collar, and I looked at the Comets. Their 'sarasa' did not have much white, hardly any, but I picked out what I guess is a female, Angel. I also wanted another Comet or Shubunkin, so I looked for a bit more, but couldn't see one I liked (well, there was one calico Shubunkin, but I wasn't sure it was healthy, so I decided not to get it) And the shop lady said that the feeder fish also can live outside, and they were the most gorgeous little Fantail babies ever! I bought three, all grey, two of which I can't tell apart. (I named the one I could tell from the others Oswald)
They live in the old free form with no tank but a healthy algae population and regular water changes.
I have recently discovered (this morning) that Nymph goldfish can be kept outdoors, I now want a pair.
My dream now is to start a goldfish breeding business. (I want to own my own pet shop when I grow up and breed guinea pigs, chickens, fish, birds, rabbits etc. for it)
(But Dad is making me sell the free form when the Fantails can move into the big pond with the others or he will get rid of it)
I hope you find some good Celestial Pearl Danios!
Good luck with your aquariums!
That’s all right, Maverick(dog) was eighteen human years, so he more than outlived the usual age range(Dad here) Wow we are in Canada I always wanted an outdoor pond/goldfish setup however no matter what we would need to bring them inside for winter (we get up to -40 Celsius here). I grew up with all sorts of pets and loved it!! My wife never had any but is coming around.
(Now my son talking)
I am sorry for the loss of your dog. Our old guy died last year but we already had a puppy now I want my parents to get another.
My dad says I had a case of mts before I even got my own. I have always been helping him with his tanks.
I hope the shrimp have babies soon I can’t wait. Since I added the new plants they are out a lot more
I had huge Amano Shrimp get into my filter before, with a sponge pre-filter on my intake. They wouldn't have even fit through the slots in the intake even if I didn't have the sponge.
Only thing I can figure is they somehow made it into the filter through the out-flow. I lowered the water level about 1" below the output of the filter, and haven't found any shrimp in my filter since.
I wish my dad was more like you! I’m 14, and he absolutely hates fish tanks. We had two kissing gouramis and a common Plecos in a 55 gal, and he gave the set up to my mom, the fish happily in a pond, the tank now a moderately planted goldfish community tank. In a few months I might convince him to let me use my old ten gallon as a shrimp tank, but the only way I might convince him is hiding it up in my room and him not having to feed them, and the fact that I could profit from them.That’s what we think happened. The water was almost at the bottom of the slide where the water comes out of the filter. Since we put those back in all of a sudden I see a lot of baby shrimp well maybe four or five which is good because I don’t see many adults. We also lowered the water so they can’t climb back in.
To make me happy because I think the shrimp are very cool my dad wants to make a shrimp only tank with a 10 gallon we have in the storage room. Knowing him he’ll also be putting in some fish and some snails. (Wow I guess my little guy knows me too well)
Any fish will probably eat some baby shrimp. That's just how it is. But if you have a lot of hiding places, you should be ok. It sounds like things are going well!We haven’t updated in a while. We went on vacation and our neighbor fed the fish. Everyone seems to be good.
Right now we think somebody is eating the red cherry shrimp. We can only find a couple here and there or they are very good at hiding.
My dad said we could take my fish and put them in our family tank and redo my tank to be for shrimp and maybe those celestial pearl danios I really want. He has read that they might eat the baby shrimp but some people say they don’t.....
What kind of fish is she getting?Dad here:
So tank is going great seems all the shrimp have gone missing. We have decided to put the shrimp tank conversion on hold. He was given a blue ram and loves it so shrimp are really off the table for this tank.
Now since the covid 19 lockdown my daughter has shown a great interest in having her own tank in her bedroom. She’s 10 so I ordered and just received her 26 gallon bow front, what can I say I’m a sucker for my kids. We are just going to set it up today as an activity. We have pilfered a bunch of old decor from the storage room plus I have a bucket filled with statum substrate. The LFS gave us an Anubias as a gift to help her start out, she’s also convinced me (I’m powerless against those puppy dog eyes) to give her one of the 2 java fern covered driftwood pieces in my 55gallon. I will post pics later and I’m pretty sure she will want to start a thread about it.
What kind of fish is she getting?
I found the thread, I'll definitely watch it to see what she comes up with!She is starting her thread not sure how to link it. She put it in freshwater beginners title is daughters tank. I’m sure she will love to answer.
We looked online today to pass some time I think she has a want list of about 20-30 species. She knows not all can go in a 26