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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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My tank is stocked!

I've been cycling this tank for a month now, and last week it finally cycled.

So yesterday I went to my local fish store. I looked at the Honey Gourami, they all seemed good. No illness, no dead ones i the tank, swimming around active. So then I went to the guppies. First I looked in the plant tanks, because they always have guppy and platy fry in there, and Ive seen this amazing looking guppy for months. He is so bright and looks like a rainbow. I asked if I could have him, and the guy had to check with the owner first because the fish seemed so 'rare' he didnt know if he could sell it. But I ended up getting to have him.

So I looked in the normal guppy tank and they were all sick looking. A few dead ones, slow swimming, weird fungus, so I decided against more guppies from here and went to pick my honey.

I figured I would get a female, since the guppies are male. I looked at them all (They had both sexes from what I could tell) I picked the biggest one, her dorsal is rounded and she seemed a little more female. She was pale, and right when she went in the bag she had a obvious stress stripe.

I took them home, put the bags in my room and went to petsmart. I looked at all the guppy tanks and they seemed perfectly healthy. I picked out 2 males, from different tanks and went home. They floated for an hour, and I poured some tank water into their bags. When I released them almost instantly the honey's stripe went away and she brightened up. They all explored for hours! The guppies ate, but the honey isnt interested yet. Shes a bit shy.

After looking at the tank for hours, the male guppy from my lfs is a lot smaller, and so much brighter, I think he is part endler. There were a couple in the tank he was in. I know he is fully grown too since i've been admiring him for months.

For some reason I cant upload pictures? I know how, but its just showing the code. I tried on another site and it just shows a blank white photo. Maybe its photobucket. Ill update when I can post the pictures :/
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oh that sounds so fun! I wish I could stock a new tankxD I love picking out all the best fish lol. Can't wait to see pictures! Goodluck!:)
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It was so exciting! I love how they all look so different but they are all colorful! They seem to love their new tank. And they all get along great so far. Usually they are all together.
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this post makes we want to start a new tank so bad>.>..ive been craving some guppies, or gourami...there just so cute!! Lol
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Or both! They are all so cute and look lovely in the tank.
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Pictures-

Queen Olive(Featuring Wolverine)- I picked the biggest one, she had more of a rounder dorsal so I hope shes female. She has a stress stripe in the bag but its gone now. How big to honeys get? The dwarf gourami at the store were 3x the size of these little guys. I thought they were similar in size, or maybe the honeys were young?


Thor-Pretty guy from the plant tank. I think hes part endler. Hes smaller than the other guppies and way more colorful.


Batman- He was at petsmart. The only guy with the cobra guppy markings on his body, but a striped tail. I think hes awesome!


Wolverine- He is fast and never stays still, so hard to get pics of. Paler body with a light blue tail, super pretty!


And Mr. Snail the blue mystery snail. He enjoys killing leaves from plants and eating them. Yummy.
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I like the black substrate! And your snailxD he's cute!....i keep saying to myself "I do not need another fish tank, I do not need another fish tank" lolxD
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Oh yeah, heres the tank!


And you def need another tank. Sorry.
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lol! Dont we all?. Is it a ten gal? I like how you put the plants, it already is looking like a little jungle! Are you dosing ferts?
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Yep 10 gallons. I dose flourish once a week. And I have a few DYI root tabs.
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