Cinnebuns Posted December 25, 2022 Share Posted December 25, 2022 (edited) Sorry this post got long. I started to spew out all my thoughts lol. I really am at a cross roads and can't decide. Ok so I'm downsizing at the same time as planning a new tank. Ik, I have problems lol. Really what I think tho is that I need to downsize the breeding. Literally every tank I have has a breeding element of some kind. Even the 29 gallon main tank keeps the adult cories I breed and grow out in other tanks. I'm thinking if trying to setup a tank where I'm not tempted to breed out of and can just enjoy. Available Tanks I can't entirely decide how to go about it. I see 2 routes. I have a 20T that is not complete. I have a 15L that is completely empty. I have a double stand that will fit either on top and a 10 gallon on bottom that is currently not being utilized however the 20 is already on its own stand. I have a 10 gallon that is currently housing all of my ramshorns that I am wanting to rehome after taking down all the selective breeding tanks. I also then have those 2.5-4 gallon tanks that were previously used for ramshorn selective breeding. I also have a 5 gallon that has been mostly used as a qt or hospital tank. So to summarize: 20T (has some fish in already), 15L, 10 (trying to rehome ramshorns), 5, 4, 2.5, 2.5 Current Fish Some of this comes down to how I deal with the fish already in the 20T and if I'm going to continue with guppies. It currently houses 4 pseudomugil furcata (I have slowly lost them over time) and 5 female guppies, only 1 of which is pregnant. The 1 pregnant guppy has yet to drop fry. A few months ago she looked close but then the whole tank got internal parasites. She got super skinny at that time. She is looking to be pregnant again but I'm keeping my expectations cautious as I have had bad luck. If she doesn't drop anymore, I may choose to stop with breeding guppies and only keep an all male group. Cories Part of me DOES want to pick up another species of cory to breed. That's the one exception in the breeding down sizing. I have found that cories have kinda become my thing along with snails. Funny because I feel like I didn't choose either but they chose me. Over the past year my enjoyment of breeding my panda cories has not once diminished but only grown. I'm considering trying a 2nd species in the 20 or 15 and then just growing out the fry right along side the pandas. Betta Another idea is to get a betta. Tbh, other than their looks, I'm not entirely sure if imma betta gal. I have 2 kinda unusual reasons to want one. 1. I wouldn't be tempted to breed it (bubble nesting doesn't particularly interest me) and 2. I kinda wanna learn more about betta husbandry purely so I can help people online. Bettas are the most common fish for newbie fishkeepers to get. I think I could help others more if I learned about this species. Personally, I think I would enjoy an active betta with a personality far more than the inactive ones. Idk a ton about bettas, like I said, but I think that would mean a plakat? Rainbows I could continue down the rainbowfish route in the 20. From a rainbiwfish group on Facebook lead by Gary Lange I learned that you can mix and match nano rainbowfish. I have considered threadfins heavily and others partially. Maybe that's a way to finish out the 20 while also adding some bottom dwellers. Pea Puffer Another idea that came to mind was 1 single pea puffer in a half-moon 4 (or 3?) Gallon tank that I have on my desk. Like I said, I already have the ramshorns. Although part of me doesn't wanna feed the colorful ones I line bred. I have been playing world of Warcraft again and therefore are on my computer a lot. It would be nice to fill a desk tank with something. Pea puffers have some fun personality right? Nano The last idea I LITERALLY JUST got. That's a nano tank, possibly 5 gallon, with anchor catfish and kubotai rasboras. Completely a new idea I haven't fully thought out but it sounds fun. It also sounds like breeding temptation tho too lol. Edited December 25, 2022 by Cinnebuns Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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