Hey! I’m Rome. (He/him)
I’m new to the forum, I’ve been a member of the youtube channel for a while, I’m almost up to my taco badge. 👌🏻👌🏻
A little about me: I’ve been a big fish nerd for maybe forever but wasn’t really in a place to learn and expand my knowledge until the last few years. I was working at Pet Smart when the pandemic hit and as my hours got reduced I just kinda kept adding tanks. 😅
I keep freshwater, saltwater, paludariums, terrariums, basically the whole gambit. I’ve done brackish in the past. I’ll keep my posts focused on my freshwater and freshwater community tanks. 👍🏻
I’m currently going to school to become an aquarium maintenance professional. So like working on the aquariums at the zoo, or large systems in private residences, or retail/business tanks (like the one at my dentists office). Not that I’d be opposed to working at a local fish store either.
I’m currently the manager for a halloween store. Spoopy. 🎃 👻
Sorry my khuli loach is upside down? I didn’t know how to flip the picture. But I found this gem at a local fish store. She’s a lot chonkier now but I couldn’t get a good pic so this is from the day I got her. Not sure if she’s just a different color morph or exactly why she looks like that, but I thought she was cooli lol.
Second pic is my false julii cory cat holding an egg. Never did find where she put it, and it definitely got eaten. But it’s still neat to see how she holds the egg between her fins.
So the crab is a tomato vampire crab, technically in my freshwater paludarium, but I love crabs so you get a pic anyway. About to redo that tank because it got overgrown with an invasive plant from a seed pack. (Yes I know seed packs are a scam, but I didn’t know this at the time and I was hoping for some cute aquarium clover. Alas. 🤷)
And last but not least, a platy fry. Because when is it not a good time for a cute little fry.
Once I move my green spot puffers into their larger tank, I’ll have a free 29g to build a new freshwater community in. I’m looking forward to posting updates about that build as I go.
Thanks for reading! I’m excited to be a part of the community. Michigan peeps- Heyo!
Rome signing off to hammer apart a lava rock.