A couple days ago I noticed some heavy breeding behavior going on between the three male platys and a certain red and black female! On the first day I saw the three males chasing all of the females around but giving her the most attention, the next day they just wouldn’t leave her alone. She got… Read More Potential platy pregnancy!
For beginner fish keepers, water chemistry can be a daunting subject. Some people may not even know they have to keep check of water quality! Either way, I want to try to make it as simple as possible. I always want my fish to be the happiest and healthiest they can be and I’m sure… Read More Basic water chemistry
Today Aidan and I went to PJ’s pet store in Peterborough. They had a sale going on for 3 amazon sword plants for $6 and 2 bunch plants for $10. We went thinking that we would get 3 amazon swords as well as 3 zebra danios and silver-tip tetras each to bump up our schools.… Read More PJ’s pet store and the 10 gallon tank
Just a short update here! It’s been 8 days since I added 6 red cherry shrimp to the 55 gallon tank. When I added them I had been prepared for 1-2 weeks of major hiding from these guys seeing a that’s what everyone said they’d do. Well they were pretty much right. My shrimp are… Read More Cherry shrimp update
This week is a little bit special compared to what I had been doing for water changes in the past few months. Because of the lack of decorations in the tank until now, I’ve been able to use a gravel vacuum with a two inch diameter and really dig into the gravel and make sure… Read More The first Water Change Wednesday! July 8th
So here’s some pictures of the new (and I really mean new, they’re barely adolescents) Red Cherry Shrimp! I introduced six red cherry shrimp into the 55g community tank last night just before feeding time. I had planned on introducing six ghost shrimp at the same time, but sadly they didn’t arrive with the cherry… Read More Cherry Shrimp and a moss ball
So as I was adding my new cherry shrimp to the 55, I started thinking about all the information you can find about preparing your new friends for your own tank parameters! Every time I go looking for any info on any fish, I always come across a thread or two about the best way… Read More How to: Acclimatization