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What fish-person are you?

What fish-person are you?

  • Fish? What fish?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I prefer small schooling fish

    Votes: 13 68.4%
  • Rainbows are as important as the plants

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • Fish should be the showpiece

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters
    19
Tough one for me. Until now I've been "beautiful heavily planted tank with, uh, some fish from lfs I guess"

Up until now I've been a throw some otos and CPDs in there kind of guy. They look pretty, they serve a function.

I found out some fish have pretty long life spans, and you can pretty much watch them grow, mature, color up.

So after many conversations with the Rainbow gang this past AGA, I had my mind made up to start a bow tank.

I just pulled the trigger on two pairs of Herbertaxelrodi, two pairs of Boesemani, four single trifasciata "Goyder River", and of course a couple of my old favorite Garra flavatra.

Unfortunately my setup wasn't ready for stock in time to grab some of the Mairasi Gary Lange talked about in his presentation, which is why I originally set the tank up 😅 hopefully I can figure that part out soon, they're beautiful fish and I won't give up trying to find some.

So yeah, I believe the way I put plants at the forefront of everything isn't necessarily going to change, but I do think I'm finally seeing stock as an important focal point of the overall setup and ecosystem now, which is brand new for me and something I'm pretty excited about
 
Tough one for me. Until now I've been "beautiful heavily planted tank with, uh, some fish from lfs I guess"

Up until now I've been a throw some otos and CPDs in there kind of guy. They look pretty, they serve a function.

I found out some fish have pretty long life spans, and you can pretty much watch them grow, mature, color up.

So after many conversations with the Rainbow gang this past AGA, I had my mind made up to start a bow tank.

I just pulled the trigger on two pairs of Herbertaxelrodi, two pairs of Boesemani, four single trifasciata "Goyder River", and of course a couple of my old favorite Garra flavatra.

Unfortunately my setup wasn't ready for stock in time to grab some of the Mairasi Gary Lange talked about in his presentation, which is why I originally set the tank up 😅 hopefully I can figure that part out soon, they're beautiful fish and I won't give up trying to find some.

So yeah, I believe the way I put plants at the forefront of everything isn't necessarily going to change, but I do think I'm finally seeing stock as an important focal point of the overall setup and ecosystem now, which is brand new for me and something I'm pretty excited about
check Dansfish
 
Smaller schooling fish if I have them at all now days.
Now way back when (highschool) I had some illegal specimens 😇😂🤣 Had 5x Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri). A friend was moving and so I took them over. Had to buy mice from the pet store every week to feed them. My friends would always come over and watch the show. It was cool but hard to upkeep.
 
I really don't know :unsure:
I started with some guppies when I was just keeping fish without much plants, they bred like crazy, then started my planted tanks journey with some schooling fish, but now I am considering 2 - 4 show piece fish for my latest tanks, the options that I am thinking of currently are: Rainbow, Angel, German Blue Ram or Dwarf Gourami
 
I really don't know :unsure:
I started with some guppies when I was just keeping fish without much plants, they bred like crazy, then started my planted tanks journey with some schooling fish, but now I am considering 2 - 4 show piece fish for my latest tanks, the options that I am thinking of currently are: Rainbow, Angel, German Blue Ram or Dwarf Gourami
RAINBOWS;)
 
Planted tanks, and Rainbows are just a natural combination.
Just to add to this having received my first rainbows and first ever "cool fish" a couple days ago...

A lot of people recommended I go with schooling nano fish, and I don't regret going with bows for a second. These guys are awesome.

Super active, interesting, beautiful to watch, and they're really personable! They explore alot, and swim up front to check things out when I walk past.

Would I lose points in a Dutch competition, if I could even place? (Can't remember stocking requirements/guidelines)
Probably.

But these fish are awesome. And it definitely does bring a whole different aspect to the hobby that I think I'm really gonna enjoy.
 
Just to add to this having received my first rainbows and first ever "cool fish" a couple days ago...

A lot of people recommended I go with schooling nano fish, and I don't regret going with bows for a second. These guys are awesome.

Super active, interesting, beautiful to watch, and they're really personable! They explore alot, and swim up front to check things out when I walk past.

Would I lose points in a Dutch competition, if I could even place? (Can't remember stocking requirements/guidelines)
Probably.

But these fish are awesome. And it definitely does bring a whole different aspect to the hobby that I think I'm really gonna enjoy.
Once they mature,you get great color.and only very minor aggression. Just a great all around fish.
 
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