Karen B. Posted February 26, 2022 Share Posted February 26, 2022 Greetings! I have been an aquarist for 2 years now but still consider myself rather new in the hobby… and terribly bad. Not willingly but I seem to be unlucky (I had agressive white cloud minnows when I didn’t even think it was possible, my mexicain orange crayfish ended up killing each other, my guppies had flukes and camallanus, my green neon tetras had an unknown disease I could never identify and cure and lost 3/10, my first betta died within 2 weeks as he choked on a snail, whenever I tried hatching/raising my baby corydoras they would all die but if I leave them alone in the tank they make it - only fish I can reproduce are clown killies and even then, I lose some fry I have yet to understand why-, took me forever to stop losing all my shrimps - now they do not die but the population isn’t growing even if I see berried females…, I have 5 otocinclus I never ever see…-). Yet, it’s not because I don’t try to be good. I buy the best food I can (even imported extreme food from the US at an astronomical cost, yet none of my fish will eat it), granted I am not the most frequent tester but I do WC weekly or twice a month depending on the tanks (I have 6, some more stocked then other), all live plants, double filter (1 HOB and 1 sponge filter), I use fertilizer, tabs and excel… One of my dream fish is a pea puffer (the other is an apistogramma). I can have only 1 last tank and it’ a 10 gallons. Considering I am not very good, have the worst of luck with disease, am anxious and easily stressed and don’t lime agression, could I still be able to have few pea puffers? I read they are not for beginners and are a bit more difficult. My idea would be to buy 6 for the 10 gallons so I can all quarantine them together and eventually end up with a good ratio m/f when I can sex them and rehome the others. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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