Skeleton of Mola Mola as Mola rotunda - the Ocean sunfish
Tennessee Aquarium aviculturists (bird keepers!) have their hands full caring for a pair of Macaroni Penguin chicks. “These baby penguins are absolutely adorable with fuzzy flippers, oversized feet and pudgy little bellies,” said senior aviculturist Amy Graves.
We had to take our puffer fish back to the store because it needs brackish water and our tank is fresh. However, I got to bring this little guy home instead! Ain’t he cute? This is a freshwater eel-fish, which can get up to 20 inches long. I’ve named him Unagi (suggested by missusagi) which is Japanese for “freshwater eel,” but more importantly is the name of the sea serpent from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Here’s a short video of Unagi-chan in his new home!
It is very possible to have a male betta with smaller fish. Just as long as they are not small enough to fit in his mouth, fish get the “is this edible” thought just like lets say small children. As for what kinds of fish theres a good handful of them ranging different sizes.
- and those are the only ones that i can think of at the moment. Putting a betta in a community tank should have very little problems if none. Just makes sure theres plenty of space and hiding places for all the fish. That way if there are problems whoever is being bullied can easily get away from the bully.
I have guppies and tetras in my tank with a female who is aggressive but has no problem with fish of other breeds/species. my other two females live with a pesky little minnow two plecos and a clawed frog (the minnow was meant to be a snack for the frog…)
Most fish do, but that really depends on the fish. Thats why most the time iIsay “they grow in the right conditions”. Now i don’t know much about a goldfish’s growth rate and what constitutes healthy growth in a tank for them. But I know with plecos, the cleaner the tank the faster they grow. A clean tank simulates open water in a sense, because lets face it in a pond or river its a constant circulation of water and more space for filth to go. I can picture this being the same for a good amount of fish out there.
Ive never personally owned a goldie (by first fish was a african cichlid) but have a few friends that do. My friends fallows you when you pass the tank and you cant help but laugh a little. They all seem to have their own little personalities. Id own a goldie but the only empty tank I have is a betta 2.5 gal, and my 20 has two female bettas, two plecos, and a clawed frog whos not fond of new guest. The 30 is out of the picture because its a community tank and goldies view little fish as yummy snacks
Its always good to get new tanks for fish when they grow and for them to grow :). I love to hear when people are pumped to upgrade tanks for their fish!
With the start of summer I have become swamped with apointments and traveling!
Which also means ive had little time to take care of my own tanks let alone the Marine Menagerie. But never threat! tomorrow is exclusively a tank cleaning and fish care. My 30 gallon, while I was gone for a week, has managed to grow an abnormal amount of algea and other growth. SO I will be going into the filter and scrubbing/processing everything. Once cleaned I plan on moving my larger pleco (mokof) over to the 30 from the 20 who can hopefully help maintain the house. To go with that my friends who I stayed with knew I had to come home with some sort of present for my tank so two new rocks and some drift wood will be added!
How is everyone fish doing this summer? Feel free to drop some pictures in the submissions and any questions or requests in the asks!