Bettas aren't the only fish I keep, so I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my other great fishy loves.
My goldfish tank is an ugly 46 gallon my dad got from a closed school about a hundred years ago. I eventually intend to upgrade them to either a 6 footer, or a backyard pond. The biggest goldfish used to live in a ten gallon tank with about three others and was given to me by my dad when he went interstate (after he helpfully washed out their filter with chlorinated water and bleach
). It's what actually first led me into the hobby, and eventually betta fish.
I never intended to have live plants since I heard goldfish love to eat them. However, I purchased a bunch of elodea to supplement their diet, since I didn't know if they were getting enough greens or not. Unfortunately (or fortunately) they didn't find it at all appetizing, so I chucked in a few bacopa stems and today bought some sick looking vals from the nursery. The plants get natural sunlight through the windows, and I give them a weekly fert dose. The elodea is making a very slow takeover, and after some initial melting, the bacopa is rooting in nicely.
Full tank shot
Ernest and Dickinson refusing to let me at least get a decent shot
Ernest finally co-operating after he saw me open the lid to his fish flakes
Crusoe investigating the possibility of there being more food (they just had a giant meal of leftover brine shrimp).
A shot of the current planted set-up. The vals will hopefully start to pick up soon. They look awful at the moment.
Feel free to post photos of your own goldfish set-ups if you have any. I always love having a snoop at other people's tanks.