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Cold water tank coming along.

no heater tank in my living room


gold barbs two males and three females, one calico BN pleco and a male paradise fish.

im hoping to get the paradise fish a female soon.


filling up with love plants in the middle and working my way out. Just a few more silk plants to replace.

I love this tank




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On 6/1/2022 at 7:35 PM, Beardedbillygoat1975 said:

Looks like it’s been well thought out stocking wise for a room air tank. In general I recommend saving up and getting a big plant order and then doing a big planting vs piecemeal having done it both ways. Have fun looks like you are!!

I studied and thought out this stocking. I talked to others as well.

I love the energy in this tank!!!


I could probably ditch the fake plants and spread out my live ones but I made little territory’s. Pleco has his cave by the filter in the faster water. Paradise fish has two top of the water spots with floaters and hammocks and the barns have a big cave and like the rock walls. 

I basically did two plants with my plants lol.

hopefully one more!!!


Paradise fish under rated fish and a betta alternative and I keep betas. Better even. What a cool fish 

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On 6/1/2022 at 7:49 PM, Beardedbillygoat1975 said:

Lots of floating plants will hopefully keep them from jumping. Is yours a standard or a black variant?

I have a standard blue.

they also make a red, albino, fire and ice (albino blue mix) they are macropodus operculis and the black is a different type macropodus spetchi for the black ones I spelled it wrong I’m sure lol



these gold barbs are equally as cool.


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On 6/1/2022 at 7:54 PM, Beardedbillygoat1975 said:

I don’t know the folks in Oz keep them as pond fish and this video could change your mind.


Oh yes they make good pond fish!

I just don’t have a pond or I would get more!


a guy name Ryan Burke breeds tons of them and has a lot for sale right now for summer tubbing.

I am buying a female off of him

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  • 3 weeks later...

Update on the cold water tank.

20 long and I am currently setting up a 40 breeder to upgrade. The fish are juvies and growing 

5 gold barbs

1 calico pleco 

1 male paradise fish 

2 female paradise arrived yesterday one blue and one fire and ice..







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