Tales From The Ipe!

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The Ipe Fishtank Menagerie

One of our fish died last week — an orange molly.  It was acting peculiar, so I knew something was up.  We picked fish new fish this afternoon from the pet store. 2 Dalmatian Mollies and 3 Red Wagtail Platys.  We have enough fish now in our 20-gallon tank.  Coincidentally, I thought we had a 30-gallon tank, but no, it’s holds only 20 gallons, so no more fish.  I just read the Dalmatians prefer 30-gallon tanks.  I hope they don’t freak out on me.  They also like plants, and we’re still on the hunt for additional live plants.

Dalmatian Molly

Dalmatian Molly

Red Wagtail Platy

Red Wagtail Platy

BTW, I’m contemplating adopting a cat.  I’m just a little worried about finding the cat sitting next to the tank with a Red Lobster bib on. After the heartache of the past few years with Missy’s bad behavior, I’m extremely weary of putting myself through that again.  It’s a big decision.  We’ll think it through during our vacation.

3 Comments

  1. I just thought about it, my baby’s name middle name is “Kamalam” which means “Lotus”.
    “Lotus” and Lily??? thats ironic:)

  2. We just started a fish tank as well. I guess it’s also about 20 – 25 gal. (100 litres). Lookingh at it we’ve probably got more than enough fish, what with 7 mollys in total (3 ballon, 4 dalmation). But we’ve also got a couple of ruby sharks, 2 orange swordtails, 2 Goumaris (sp.?) a trio of Mono’s and a siamese fighter!! Wow, so that makes 17 fish!! I guess we’re a little overstocked thinking about it now! No wonder I’m having trouble keeping the water properly balanced, I better get another tank. 🙁

    Good luck with the cat decision.

  3. I believe the rule is 1 inch of fish per gallon. It sounds like a nice zoo of your own, Langa. If something (If?)happens to the guppies, I would like to try Gouramis or the swordtails. I saw some nice fish at PetSmart on Sunday, but they were of the “Tropical, Semi-Aggressive” variety. I don’t think they and the guppies would have been too happy together. Well, the guppies wouldn’t have been happy. What a buffet.

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