New Fish Coming Soon!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by LilBlub, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. LilBlub

    LilBlub Well Known Member Member

    For the past few weeks, I’ve been cycling a new 20 gallon tank and redoing an old 10 gallon. Sometime in the next week I’ll be getting new fish for them!
    Here’s the 10 gallon. It’s currently fish-less, but I’m planning to add 3 or so pea puffers. Plants are java fern, anubias, anacharis, dwarf sag and red tiger lotus. It’s a weird color because of the tannins from the driftwood:
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    And here’s the 20 gallon. It has a small school (6) of Cory catfish that I was using for a fish-in cycle. Im going to add a pair of dwarf gouramis and a school of daisy ricefish. Plants are java fern, anubias, red tiger lotus, and Brazilian pennywort:
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  2. GoldFiska

    GoldFiska Well Known Member Member

    This may or may not change your mind, but please buy captive-bred puffers! Most pea puffers at stores are wild caught, and so many have been captured for the hobby that they are now listed “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List. The wild population has already decreased by 40% and if this continues, they will be endangered. I already made the dumb mistake of getting wild caught puffers so I hope others don’t do the same!
     
  3. OP
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    LilBlub

    LilBlub Well Known Member Member

    Don’t worry, I’ve already read up on that! I plan to ask if the ones at the pet store I’m going to if they’re wild caught or captive bred. If they’re wild, I’ll buy them online. I’d even like to try breeding and selling mine at some point to help save the wild pea puffers.
     
  4. GoldFiska

    GoldFiska Well Known Member Member

    That sounds awesome :) if you do breed, please post your progress here! Im sure many of us would love to see it.
     
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    LilBlub

    LilBlub Well Known Member Member

    I will! I’ve bred guppies before, but, you know, that’s not terribly hard ;).

    I plan to get a male-female pair of dwarf gouramis, so we’ll see if I get any babies from them!
     




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