Tuesday, 25 November 2008

still here

has it been a year since i posted anything on here? a lot has happened in the land of aquariums since then. i've decided to get back into writing about the fishtanks and their various inhabitants. at the moment i have all the fish in the 180 litre tank at home. the 70 litre tank has been set up behind my desk at work and is currently cycling, more about that one at a later date :-)

as you can see from the picture, the 180 litre tank has been set up completely differently. i am really pleased with the layout of this setup because the fish seem to be really active. the barbs have periods of chasing each other around the tank and quieter periods where they all seem to just hang around together. the yo yo loaches are also very active furrowing through the gravel or relaxing in a group on the gravel.

my current favorites have to be the two blue acaras who were introduced into the tank over the weekend. i asked the man in the shop for a male and a female in the hope that they might pair up and breed in the tank. the fish in the shop looked a little worse for wear with bits of their fins missing, i guess from having so many in one tank, which made his choosing one of each sex a little difficult. i think the healthier one, whose fins are nearly all in tact, is a male but i am not so sure about the other one, whose fins have been bitten at quite a lot. they seem to be okay with each other swimming close to one another with only the occasional nudge so maybe they are of the opposite sex. i'm sure it will become clearer as the fishes fins heal and the grow a little larger.

so, without over doing it, thats enough for my first post in ages. :-)