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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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My Tank: An Introduction

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In the underwater utopia of Shadowtank (my fish tank), my fish are living their life to the maximum. I am currently feeding my fish a small amount every day. This is because my guppies, my first fish acquired, have had babies. I had originally achieved 5 female guppies and 1 male guppy. The females had no less than 14 babies but no more than 18. However, my tank is a fish eat fish world. I currently have 9 baby guppies left in my tank. Along with my guppies, I have 5 Neon Tetras. In the way of plants, I have dwarf water lettuce, Java Moss, Rotala Colorata, Cabomba, and Hydrocotil Tripartita.I have an anubias on my mini hiding log in the front left corner of my tank. I also have a floating stick at the top of the water. I also have a riparium planter and a floating platform. In the way of snails I have Ram's Horn snails, Pond Snails, and Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Currently, it looks slightly like a jungle, but I am going to make the log more like a home (still in a jungle). It is relatively easy to maintenance my tank as it is only 10 gallons, uses Black Diamond substrate(easy for planting), and has not had algae problems yet.

In my future plans, I am going to get an Amazon Sword or two, as well as some Saggitaria Subulata. I am most likely not going to get any more babies, as I have no explicit plans to become a breeder of Neon Tetras. I also doubt that my filter (aquaclear 20) can handle the ammonia load of any more fish in my tank. I may get some Assassin Snails, as well as get a Java Fern to attach to my hardscape.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 05:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Nice to see more from Methods class are joining in. Breeding neon tetras are quite difficult. The parameters have to be just right. But good luck to you anyway!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Shadowtank is doing well. Not much progress, but some babies have been eaten. Overall, good news. I believe that I am done with adding snails, as they ate all of my dwarf water lettuce. My Neon Tetras are most likely not going to be bred, as I simply do not have the time for such care. My baby guppies are hard enough to take care of. However, this is a very new experience to me. The baby guppies should survive as I feed my fish some every day. That way the fish are not as hungry. This has worked before, as my babies from my first breeding have become too big to be eaten. I have 3 that survived from the first batch and 10 new babies.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 03:11 PM
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Your tank looks good. Guppies breed very easily and make lots of babies pretty quickly. It's sad when some are eaten, but it's good too, because otherwise you might have way too many fish, and the ones that get eaten are probably not as big or strong as the other ones.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a complete redesign, some hardscape, and some new plants! Thanks @zackariah for the Pearl Weed and thanks @RWaters for the anubias. Got some more babies and more juveniles as well!(Guppies).
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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GRRRRR!! I forgot to feed my fish one day, and what do I get? Nothing but 1 baby guppy left, 2 neon tetras eaten, and 1 guppy eaten. The second guppy that died was just sitting in the front of my tank. I need to try to breed more. RIP BILLY!!! I fed the intact body to some mummichogs, and he got devoured. GG
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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You have no idea how happy I am to be writing this right now! But, let's build up tension. Skipping is lame. First things first, I have started adding small doses of Metricide. Plant growth has EXPLODED once I started adding. IMPORTANT STUFF NOW--

WAIT FOR IT



WAIT FOR IT



WAIT FOR IT



WAIT FOR IT

I HAVE NEW BABIES!!!! At first sight, I counted 3 babies, but in my experiences they come in groups of 5, so I'm hoping there are more in hiding. Bye guys!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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So...I don't want to leave you guys hanging...Nothing new with my tank, just thought I should make an update. No deaths, no births.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted. Studying for finals really makes me busy. :-/ Anyway, with tanks being taken down for the end of the year, many now being used as dry starts, many things have happened. Number one, to handle any additional guppies, I now have two filters. I now officially have 9 female guppies and 1 male guppy, along with some small ones and one fry. Nice job surviving to being a fry by the way, fishy. As a reward, you get a name -- Newt. Congrats! Nothing happening with the tetras, although I believe this thread will continue going, as I may be one of the lucky ones to get to take it home. (I promise to post more often if I do) If this changing, you guys will be one of the first to know. Also, not in the picture here, I got some MASSIVE Cabomba and a scrap of another bigger plant which will hopefully grow up and look amazing. Even all things go well, it may end up growing like my Riparium, growing like crazy, having long roots holding it down, and overall very large and healthy. I'll try to get the info on if I'm taking my tank home ASAP, wish me luck! And by the way, thanks to @Blacktetra for supporting me the whole process. I know you probably didn't expect a recognition, but you deserve it. Thanks.
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