Back when Damon and I first were married, we had a small fishtank with 2 angelfish (aptly named Moe and Joe). I LOVED them. They lived for around 3 years before they died. So after that I kinda gave up on keeping fish for a while..figuring I'd return to it sooner or later.
Fast forward 8 years or so. Damon was doing some work for a friend he worked with in the mines this past summer. The guy had a massive fishtank in his building..stand and all. Damon was telling me how nice it was, etc, and that his friend said he'd talk to his wife about letting us buy it from them. A few weeks back, they were talking on the phone and the guy mentions that his wife said we could have the tank and stand for FREE!
So naturally, we jumped on that awesome offer!
After some cleaning, and more cleaning (she had used it as a saltwater tank..so there was quite a bit of residue) we got it in the house..accessories purchased (new filter system, gravel, and all the pretties) and now..fish!!
(One of the babies..at the top/center of the picture. Its black..just like his momma!)
Anyways..things have been going smoothly with all the fish, except for that darn gourami. He's not nipping the other fish..just chasing (mostly the tetras) and aggrevating them. Then I read you can't mix gourami's with angelfish (something I'm hoping to add to the crew soon). So..back he goes to Petsmart. I'm hoping the angelfish do well with the others. I know they are also a semi-aggressive fish (as are the gouramis), but I've read over and over online that they mix very well with most community fish. The ones we had along time ago weren't aggressive in any way, shape, or form. So fingers crossed! I've read so much on fish in the past couple weeks it makes my head spin.
(One Tetra and the mean ol' Gourami)
(Mickey Mouse Platy..the orange one, Cory Catfish, and one of the Tetras)
Anyone else have a fishtank? Like/Dislike?