I've always thought keeping a journal would be cool, but any time I tried, I never knew what to say. I just discovered this section and realized that if there's one thing I can't shut up about, it's my fish :3
I had about 3 Bettas when I was a kid and they all died within about 2 months thanks to the Pet Store's advice. I was very put off by them because they seemed so boring, just sitting at the bottom of the tank, refusing to eat and eventually dying, but about ten years later I'm well equipped with information on properly caring for them and I have been blown away with how amazing these gorgeous little fish are.
About a month and a half ago, I purchased a ten gallon tank, heater, etc. I also purchased a beautiful little Veil Tail and named him Walter :D
Since getting Walter, I've spent way more money than I thought I would need to and he's been way more work than expected, but I love the little guy and I plan to start another ten gallon once his tank is cycled and planted.
Right now his tank is pretty bare, with only gravel, a pot and a piece of driftwood,
but I collected a bunch of really smooth rocks and I'm going to buy some plants very soon. Likely Anubias on the driftwood, Java Moss on the rocks that will surround the driftwood and throw in a taller plant like Hornwort, Java Fern, Crypts or Moneywort.
I ended up doing a fish-in cycle and I'm five and a half weeks in and it's just about done. It has been a ton of work keeping him safe, though and I will definitely do fish-less cycles from now on.
He's doing great. He's always begging for food, darting around the tank and his colour has deepened quite a bit since I brought him home.
Anyway, I think that's good enough for my first post :3
I'll be posting about Walter, new fish and maybe reviewing some fish related products?... Oh and my cats might make a guest appearance at some point xD
Thanks for reading!