Friday, July 11, 2008


Hi and welcome to my blog where we will jump in and Swim with the Fishies!

If you're not interested in aquarium fish or related to me in some way, you'll likely be bored to tears by this blog. Sorry. But if either of the previous descriptions applies to you ~ Jump on in! The water's fine!

I thought I'd start with a brief description of the "fishroom" (I use that term loosely, but it is a room, filled with fish tanks, so I guess it applies). We're in the process of relocating all the fish this summer so we can do some remodeling, but as it stands right now:

55G - stocked with cichlids. Labidochromis caeruleus (yellow lab), Pseudotropheus Acei, Pseudotropheus estherae (red zebra), and Metriaclima greshakei (ice blue red top zebra).

20G long - Hemichromis bimaculatus (jewel cichlid) pair and hundreds of fry! More developments on this later, promise!

5G - heavily planted, housing the red cherry shrimp colony (Neocaridina denticulata sinensis "red")

20G long - betta condo. Currently only housing one male betta splendens. He's going to be evicted soon and relocated to a smaller tank all his own, now that his roommates have moved on to the great rice paddy in the sky. *sigh*

10G - community tank that my 7-year-old son set up for his own enjoyment. This was our very first tank not so long ago and it has evolved quite a bit in it's lifetime (although it still seems to have more decorations than fish! lol) Currently it houses a pair of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (german blue ram) and cherry barbs (Puntius titteya).

5G -African dwarf frogs (Hymenochiru) and some more cherry shrimp

20G long - This was orginally a plant grow out tank until we rescued a common goldfish (long story - I'll add that another time) and he is now thriving quite well in there.

And much to dear hubby's joy, the rest of the tanks are now empty! Well, for now anyway! lol

Until next time...

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