Salutations

  • Thread starter

Alhana

Valued Member
Messages
90
Reaction score
61
Points
63
Experience
More than 10 years
Hello everyone. Just a little post to introduce myself since I just kinda jumped into the forum head first. I originally joined to get a little insight into my "rescue" feeder goldfish after I realized this was the forum I was always reading on my phone when searching for information on random fish related things.

I started with fish keeping a looooong time ago, after a family friend had an aquarium for a long while. She had a goldfish that I really liked and between myself and the friend we convinced my parents to let me have the fish. Well long story short, it died right before I was going to take possession of it. So after hemming and hawing for a bit my parents took me to the petstore and we got my first 20 gallon aquarium.

I had that tank in my bedroom for about 2 or 3 years, then it moved out into the living room for a few more years and then back in my bedroom for awhile. Then after an accident involving cleaning the tank I lost all of my favorite fish and took it down. When I was 16 I got a job at a Petsmart and have been working there part time ever since. Started off in the Aquatics section, was a dog trainer for about 10 years and now back in Pet Care part time.

My current set up is a 20 high that has kinda run away with itself. My original goal was to just have a school of tetras and then a few platy and guppy. In reality the first year my tank was setup I couldn't keep any of my male fish alive. Still not sure what caused that.
Currently I have:
3 Marimo moss balls
8 Glowlight tetra
3 Rasbora Hets ( I know I need more, on the lookout for a few)
4 Small horned nerite snails ( I love these, everyone should have some!)
1 Single tail telescope goldfish rescue (thanks to the forum in giving him an ID)*
And a bunch of random livebearer fry (more rescues)

*For anyone new to the hobby, I don't recommend keeping a goldfish in your tropical tank, but he is a rescue and hopefully a temporary addition.

My current goals in fish keeping are:
1. start working with live plants and learning how to care for them
2. Figure out a more appropriate placement for my rescued goldfish
3. Shrimp!

Hopefully if I did it right, I put in a picture of my tank in its current state. I just added an anubias nana and an anubias congenesis. I will be adding some contortion val soon and hopefully some subwassertang if I can find it.

Thank you to everyone who has chatted with me thus far on the forum and I hope to meet more!!
April 10.jpg
 

Anders247

Fishlore Legend
Messages
30,033
Reaction score
4,250
Points
813
Experience
5 to 10 years
Welcome to fishlore!
 

Five 97

Well Known Member
Messages
2,129
Reaction score
529
Points
158
Welcome to Fishlore, Glad you joined!
 

bubblegum-heart

Valued Member
Messages
181
Reaction score
146
Points
63
Experience
1 year
Welcome to fishlore!
 

Hill Dweller

Well Known Member
Messages
592
Reaction score
448
Points
108
Experience
1 year
Welcome, these folks sure are a wealth of knowledge! I too always found myself on fishlore when searching for random fishy answers!
 

MaddieTaylah

Well Known Member
Messages
602
Reaction score
288
Points
78
Experience
5 to 10 years
Welcome!
 
  • Thread starter

Alhana

Valued Member
Messages
90
Reaction score
61
Points
63
Experience
More than 10 years
Hill Dweller said:
Welcome, these folks sure are a wealth of knowledge! I too always found myself on fishlore when searching for random fishy answers!
Yeah it started with the nerite snails. I kept thinking we had these snails at work and we almost never sold them, what is really the point of them? Then I did some research and now our store can barely keep the smaller horned nerites in stock. Almost all of the employees have one.

Thank you everyone = )
 
Toggle Sidebar

New Threads

Similar Threads

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media





Top Bottom