I Have a Freshwater Aquarium

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Aquatic Snails

    Okay, so you might think having snails for pet would be about as exciting as watching grass grow.  But snails are actually quite a bit more active than popular opinion would have you believe. I have a 10 gallon tank which my apple snails lap several times a day. They can be...
    ohsovery ohsovery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    one of my black moors i got last week was sick

    when they sold him to me, so i exchanged him for this lil cutie, newton the oranda goldfish!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2015

    Pipe Bomb Heater

    I've had aquariums for about 10 years now. I started with a 10 gallon and have been slowly getting bigger and bigger. Right now I have a 60 gallon tall that my cats are in love with. Since I love watching my cats watch the tank, I'm giving it an overhaul...changed the filter...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 23, 2010

    I Have Two Fish.

    It's a 10 gallon with a betta named Sonic (Thank you Tummie =P) and a bushynose pleco who is still nameless.  Here's a picture of them - the pleco is an ugly little thing, and be honest, y'all know you think it too lol.  It's okay, I still love him :P 
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2009

    I Have Mts (multi-tank Syndrome)

    I set up mt first 10 gal tank in 1966. Today I have 12 tanks and a 250 gal indoor pond and breed freshwater angelfish. Have from 75 gal down to 10 gals and hopefully soon to add a 100 gal for discus.
    FishVixen FishVixen
    51-55, T
    1 Response Feb 28, 2011

    I'd like to keep a saltwater tank someday,

    but as of now all I've got is a betta and some minnows. It's all about baby steps I guess.
    LiamByTheSea LiamByTheSea
    18-21, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    It's Small.

    Only 30 gallons.  Right now it's leaning towards semi-aggressive, with a Silver Dollar, a Bala Shark, a yellow Cichlid, a Tiger Barb and some other stuff.  We liked it better though when it was more of a community tank, with Neon Tetras, Red Wags, some other stuff, and...
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT
    Nov 3, 2008

    Just introduced my first 8 Albino Cherry Barbs

    into my 20g-the store didn't have enough Cherry Barbs. Spent the first couple hours just watching them. Fish amaze me. And it's a wonderful feeling knowing that you built their home. I can't wait until it's fully established. I plan on adding 2 Dwarf Gourami, 6 Neon Tetra, a...
    Nihnox Nihnox
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Merry X-mas to Me!

    I have 2 freshwater tanks. A 125 which is my fiancee's with 7 discus fish all but our baby are over 5 in in diameter, our big boy Kaji is closer to 7 in in diameter; a bunch of upsidedown catfish (if you have never had one they are so much fun!) a couple of cory cats and Behemoth...
    kalistasadi kalistasadi
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    I'm trying to breed Kenyi Cichlids

    I have 9 cichlids in my 55 gallon tank but I'm not exactly sure what some of them are. Three I'm certain are bumblebee cichlids. Four are kenyi but I don't know if they're female or just prepubescent males. I have one that I know is a male kenyi, and one that's either a male...
    AnxietyReactor AnxietyReactor
    36-40, M
    Mar 17, 2013

    got back from the weekend,

    come home and one of my african dwarf frogs is nowhere to be found....panicked....overturned every decor item in the tank....panicked more....texted my girlfriend in fear.....and THEN the second frog pops out. thanks, you little *** hat, for the heart attack! -.-
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015


    Fourty seven gallons of FUN! Half a dozen (or so) African Chichlids, half a dozen Tiger Barbs, a few Corey Catfish, and some other random various fishes that won't kill each other. LOL.. The chichlids are the coolest, though. Kiddo can't say it. They're 'Chi-whids' to him...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Mar 2, 2009

    i restocked my tank today with two black moors

    and two african dwarf frogs, who are all joining my albino pleco!! new filter, new decorations too!! :D
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    Actually I Have 4

    I have a ten gallon with 2 fancy goldfish, a 10 gallon I maintain for the local elementary school. I have a 33 Gallon with 2 tiger barbs, one very large and reclusive pleco and an albino cory cat. Need more for that tank. I also have a 55 that is in the process of setup which...
    xdlove xdlove
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Some Shrimps Photos To Share

    Halo! I am from Hong Kong. I am very enthusiastic about shrimps! Here are some of my shrimps. =)
    aquariumlegend aquariumlegend
    1 Response Oct 16, 2012

    Back Into The Hobby

    It's been a few years since I've kept aquariums. My ex-girlfriend and I were really into it, but once we broke up I left all the equipment with her and stopped keeping fish. The other day I stopped into PetSmart to get some treats for my dog, and while I was there I went browsing...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    Completely New

    I started out with 3 bettas, all in different bowls, after we found a fishbowl shaped like a giant fish. Two eventually died, and Pinky was our only swimmer. Then I inherited a couple goldfish from a friend of mine over the summer when she moved away to a bigger city. They were...
    bhrc bhrc
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2012
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2015
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    Jul 9, 2015

    Goldfish and Guppies!

    I've owned about 6 freshwater tanks for the past year, but now only have four. I've given away 2 due to moving. Fancy goldfish are my favorite fish to keep. I have a 29 gallon with an orange ryukin, telescope, and black moor, and also a 46 gallon bowfront with a calico telescope...
    PaulDoe PaulDoe
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    i have 2 african dwarf frogs

    who have lived with me only for two or three days now, and one of them (rufio, smaller than the other one) is fairly active, coming up to the surface a lot to breathe, but the other one (simon, darker and larger than rufio) hides CONSTANTLY. i know ADFs like hiding, so i get it...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 7, 2015
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