I started with just a handful of fish in the freshwater. I've had this tank for years, so it's already cycled, but I didn't want to throw in too many fish at once! (That doesn't typically work out very well!) For a few weeks, I've had 3 sunset platys and an albino corydoras catfish. They've all been happily swimming around the tank, and today I added a handful of zebra danios and a green corydoras.
|My freshwater tank|
It's funny. I work with fish all day, but watching them swimming around the aquarium at home is so peaceful. Don't get me wrong - fishkeeping is a LOT of work. Be prepared for water changes, filter cleaning, water quality testing, etc. It's not cheap either! The end result of a nice, peaceful aquarium to watch is worth the work in my opinion.
I'm looking forward to re-stocking my saltwater tank. Both of my aquariums needed some work, and I just haven't had the time lately. I'm ready to get this going again though! Even though I don't currently have fish in my saltwater tank, I do have some invertebrate friends. I hear my huge snapping shrimp (that I've had for over 3 years now!) every so often, various gastropods make their rounds, the sea stars cling to the side, and my red hermit sifts through the substrate.
|My hermit crab chillaxin on the sand|
Maybe the piece of seagrass that formed a perfect number "2" on my leg at work today was a sign.