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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by ZooBinh, 31 Mar 2018.

  1. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Anyone keeping an interesting display of fish? I have a male Honey Gourami, and plan on getting a few females. Anyone have any interesting fish, or seen any?
     
  2. Swampy

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    Not currently, as moving between university and home for the holidays somewhat hinders my ability to keep an aquarium. I have had several in the past though; my favourite was a 120L I had set up with a few assorted tetras and 12 different species of Corydoras.
    I feel like people ask fishkeeping questions in this section relatively frequently, but don't recall ever seeing a general fishkeeping thread.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I kept fish for about 25 years, but lost my whole fish room in an incident 7 years ago and haven't kept any personal animals since then because I haven't had a proper home again. Over that time I kept hundreds of species. At one point I had about a dozen species of loricariids breeding (zebra, bulldog, and clown plecs were my favourites of those).

    Catfish and oddballs like mormyrids, knifefish, puffers, etc were always the fish which attracted me the most.
     
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    I have a freshwater tank with 6 empire Gudgeons, 10 Guppies, 2 bronze Corydoras and a lone neon Tetra.

    I also have a reef tank with 2 clownfish and a sand sifting starfish. There are various corals including zoanthids, rachodactis, hammer corals, cyclosera, tachyopyllia, gorgonians, gonipora and sinularia.
     
  5. ZooBinh

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    That’s so sad, me my dad and my sister had had a 70gal freshwater with 22 fish and 2 frogs, we bred mollies, platties and guppies in that tank, but we stopped after we had a snail infestation and so we stopped, until 4 years later my sister got a betta, then a year I got my gourami:)
     
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    i have keept neon tetras, endlers and regular guppy, bristlenose pleco,
    black neon tetra, common and variable platy, dwarf corydoras and green swordtail
     
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    I currently have several fish species, the most interesting of which are Blind Cave Fish and Elephant Nose Fish.
     
  8. Kakapo

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    What casual to find this post within the Zoochat new post just today, when I just loss my last dwarf gourami (Trichopsis pumila), one of a pair bought in july 2017 :(:(:(
     
  9. gentle lemur

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    I used to keep and breed several species of Tanganyikan cichlids many years ago, but I gave up several years ago for family reasons. Subsequently I managed a small fish room at a college where I taught the Aquatics module of an Animal Care course (among other things): we kept a range of freshwater species, mostly small and common ones. Since I retired I no longer keep any fishes.
     
  10. ZooBinh

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    Anyone have saltwater
     
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  12. ZooBinh

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    well, I meant anyone else
     
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    Have you ever thought about having a marine tank @ZooBinh
     
  14. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Parents won’t let me....:(, plus, my experience is too low...:(
     
  15. Great Argus

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    Yes, but not much to speak of, a Yellow Tang and Half Blue Damsel with a few coral polyps is all I currently have.

    Still keep freshwater too.
     
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  16. ZooBinh

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    Im setting up a 10 gallon Lake Tanganyikan cichlid tank in a month. So excited.
     
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    Out of curiosity, do you know what species you're looking to get? 10 gallons seems a little small for the majority of the Rift Lakes cichlids... also it's harder to keep the PH balanced in a small tank.
     
  18. ZooBinh

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    Yeah, I'm keeping the smaller cichlids, the nanos, I'm doing Cyprichromis Leptosoma, Xenotilapia Flavipinnis, and Neolamrologus Multifasciatus. I'm using the Tanganyikan Buffer by Seachem to keep the PH balanced.
     
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    Nice!
     
  20. gentle lemur

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    In my opinion a 10 gallon tank is far too small for Cyprichromis or X. flavipinnis in the long term. It would be OK for growing them on for a while. It would be fine for breeding a shell-dweller like N. multifasciatus or one of the smaller Julies such as Julidochromis ornatus or J. transcriptus, and I once bred Callochromis pleurospilus in such a small tank.