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I thought it would be fun to have a thread here for those of us who keep aquatic creatures. This is my 29. A little sparse at the moment but there you have it.


This is my figure 8 puffer, “Ocho,” my favorite little fish man, in my brackish setup.



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Awesome! I love the wood!


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@Sheldon13 very good idea. I love looking at fish tank. Watching the fish swimby!
I had a fish tank but due to problems with my left arm I had to give the tank away. I miss the fish. Now I get the change to see other’s peoples fish tank!
 

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@Sheldon13 Wow great thread !
I miss my lil green spotted puffer ! Love the moss balls and plants!

@k9guy Oooh can’t wait to see the cichlids in your new great tank! They are gorgeous fish

I used to have salt water tanks and seahorses but now being in Florida I decided on freshwater.. here I choo choo a rehomed 6 inch red tail ...

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was rehomed bcz cichlids picked on him . He is sooo good being in a community tank . Usually not the case with these red tails
Bought the kittles a tank to fish watch instead of adding to the basket of toys
 

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Wow guys what beautiful tanks!!! I miss having fish tanks! But they are just such an up keep... salt water were always my favorite but always had freshwater... loved going to fish farms... would always find a nice surprise to take home


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I really want a fish tank for my girls; I just never seem to get around to it!

Love this thread!
 

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@k9guy wow! Love the set up! Gorgeous cichlids!

Do you use Seachem Prime ? Purigen bags in the filter ?
My two favorites !
I have a piece of driftwood in my tank for a whiptail catfish ( looks like a little dinosaur stick fish )
I found these two items really helped with tannins .

@Sheldon13 hows little Ocho ?
I love the group of moss balls in your other tank !

@alandsim if you do start a tank ... be sure to cycle it first which can take weeks
(Lots of info online and reputable fish stores can explain properly cycling a tank .
Or more likely than not you will have fish fatalities .
 

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@k9guy it looks fantastic! I love that orange and black cichlid you have. I used to know the name...


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@Sheldon13 hows little Ocho ?
I love the group of moss balls in your other tank !
Ocho is great! He really enjoys his dinners. Of course snails are his favorite. Last night I gave him live daphnia I’ve been culturing and he ate them up like a little piggy and had a ponch when he was done! He’s a greedy greedy little piggy boy.


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@Staceyxxx lol I got them a fish tank for entertainment instead more cat toys that end up in a basket lol

The first year they were very interested
Now they like to sit on the lid! Or try to help me when I do water changes

They kitties are most interactive with my little Betta amd two corydoras in a 6 gallon tank .
Picked it bcz of the cat proof reviews

The Betta actually is very interactive swimming over to watch the cats and their tails lol
 

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@Sheldon13 awhhh Puffers are soo cool and interactive ... had no luck with my last two .
My current 55 tank was originally set up for my one figure 8 puffer

Think they were sick when I got them which is not uncommon :(
Miss my puffers! Have to live vicariously Thru you and Ocho :)
 

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@k9guy wow! Love the set up! Gorgeous cichlids!

Do you use Seachem Prime ? Purigen bags in the filter ?
My two favorites !
I have a piece of driftwood in my tank for a whiptail catfish ( looks like a little dinosaur stick fish )
I found these two items really helped with tannins .

@Sheldon13 hows little Ocho ?
I love the group of moss balls in your other tank !

@alandsim if you do start a tank ... be sure to cycle it first which can take weeks
(Lots of info online and reputable fish stores can explain properly cycling a tank .
Or more likely than not you will have fish fatalities .
We use RO water and then add cichlid salt, etc. to get the water just like they like it.
 

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@k9guy thanks for the info!
Really would like to try a cichlid tank someday ..
Thought about axoloti tank too ..
@Monica do you have axols?
 

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@Yoda mom Yes still have Rocket & Flex! We use Seachem Prime over here too! I’m actually needing to do tank tuneup this weekend & replace their light & give it some more “life.”

We thought Rocket was a girl... but now I think they both maybe boys bc they’ve never mated!! Flex is obviously a boy... Rocket is... not as well endowed I guess. :ROFLMAO:

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These are old photos.... unfortunately, neither aged very gracefully. They look much less like Pokémon now @ 3+ years old.
 

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@Yoda mom Yes still have Rocket & Flex! We use Seachem Prime over here too! I’m actually needing to do tank tuneup this weekend & replace their light & give it some more “life.”

We thought Rocket was a girl... but now I think they both maybe boys bc they’ve never mated!! Flex is obviously a boy... Rocket is... not as well endowed I guess. :ROFLMAO:

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These are old photos.... unfortunately, neither aged very gracefully. They look much less like Pokémon now @ 3+ years old.
The smile is so CUTE!


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@Monica
I have only seen juveniles available locally
Curious to see what adults look like

Difficulty level of care ?
 

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@Staceyxxx lol I got them a fish tank for entertainment instead more cat toys that end up in a basket lol

The first year they were very interested
Now they like to sit on the lid! Or try to help me when I do water changes

They kitties are most interactive with my little Betta amd two corydoras in a 6 gallon tank .
Picked it bcz of the cat proof reviews

The Betta actually is very interactive swimming over to watch the cats and their tails lol
Thanks yoda mom
 

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I thought it would be fun to have a thread here for those of us who keep aquatic creatures. This is my 29. A little sparse at the moment but there you have it.


This is my figure 8 puffer, “Ocho,” my favorite little fish man, in my brackish setup.



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Love love love yer ickle puffer !
I haven’t been able to keep tropical fish in this house / area ! The water just doesn’t suit and I just can’t get it right ! I do love your tank !
Xxx❤❤❤❤Xxx
 

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Love love love yer ickle puffer !
I haven’t been able to keep tropical fish in this house / area ! The water just doesn’t suit and I just can’t get it right ! I do love your tank !
XxxXxx
Aww thanks. What’s up with your water? Maybe you need to look at different fish? Like if it’s really alkaline you can still keep cichlids and some others.


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