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Offline Natla

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Returning to the hobby!
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:59:52 PM »
Hello everyone!  *2116*

I've kept fish for almost a decade now, since I was about 12. I have 4 tanks running at the moment but at the height of my obsession I had 7. With uni studies (and lack of funds) I really struggled to maintain both my tanks and my enthusiasm. But in the last few months I've found that spark returning and I'm eager to get back into the hobby.

I've been stalking the forums for a couple of weeks now and I only really joined up today because I suspect my betta has fin rot. Having posted about that, I thought I'd introduce myself here and share something more positive.

My current tanks are:

10g tank containing 1 doubletail betta, Percy, and a couple of amano shrimp, Tom and Jerry.
45g containing 6 julii cories, 6 bleeding heart tetras, and 1 male angelfish, Romeo, (who lost his mate, Juliet, this year - on Valentine's day of all days. They had been together for 7 years :()
27g containing 1 rainbow crab, Claude; his posse of 6 guppies; and 2 amano shrimp who are currently nameless.
75g containing 12 tiger barbs, 6 harlequin rasbora, and 1 female albino bristlenose named Evie.

I'm exceptionally bad at taking fish photos, but I've attached pics of Claude and Romeo. They're both quite a bit older now but I don't think they've changed too much.

I'm really excited to be getting back into the hobby and to be sharing it with you guys!

« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 09:01:35 PM by Natla »


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    Offline Gingerlove05

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    Re: Returning to the hobby!
    « Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 09:22:09 PM »
    Welcome to the forum Nat :)
    I thought you said you weren't good at fish pictures? Some good ones there, i like Romeo hes pretty :)
    Also quite a collection of tanks and fish :) i look forward to seeing more of them :) hope the betta pulls through, ive seen the post but im no betta expert i know a couple of odd bits but not through experience :/

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    Re: Returning to the hobby!
    « Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »

    I will echo what GL says, those are some decent shots! :)

    How big is the crab? He looks huge in the photo! haha
    140l, 4ft x 1ft x 1.5ft
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    2 x Gold Spot Plecs (L001)
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    Take care with fish (do plenty of research & ask questions!) and don't mess up like me!

    Offline Natla

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    Re: Returning to the hobby!
    « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 12:49:11 PM »
    Thank you guys!

    Claude is pretty small still. He's about 5cm across the carapace and probably 10 cm across including his legs. Next time he moults I'll try to get a proper measurement before he gobbles the shell up.

    He's grown a bit since that picture was taken. I think it's been almost a year and he's moulted twice so his colour is starting to fade a bit with age. He's still a handsome young fellow. I managed to get another pic yesterday to show how he's changed.
    « Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 12:51:23 PM by Natla »

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    Re: Returning to the hobby!
    « Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 08:40:13 PM »
    Hello Nat and welcome  :21:

    6 foot (600L) tank - Bolivian theme (Rio Mamoré/Rio Iténez)
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    Re: Returning to the hobby!
    « Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 05:08:46 PM »
    Hi Natia and  :21: to TTF, Loving the photos of Claude thumbsup
    90L with 7 Cardinals, pair of Rams and an Assassin