MyTankMonday - Lindy Crawford Aiken
|The Shrimp tank is home to Lindys Pure Red Line Shrimps
|Betta Simplex are right at home in Lindys 200l tank
The 550l is stocked with boraras brigittae and maculatas, pencil fish, corydoras habrosus, betta channoides, eel loach, 2 chocolate gourami and last but not least, my precious liquorice gourami- parosphromenus sp Dua.
I saw liquorice gourami in a journal on a planted tank forum (UKAPS) and was smitten. I got 2 pairs from Colin Dunlop in Carluke. I have since bred them in good numbers, selling most and keeping 20 or so for myself.
|Lindys PRL Shrimp (Pure Red Line) enjoying a munch
Anyone thinking about keeping any of these fish needs to do their research. They have quite specific requirements regarding their water chemistry and will die if these are not met with the exception of Betta simplex who just need clean, well filtered water.
My wish list topper would be more chocolate gourami but the seem impossible to get.
Fish keeping has lots of great moments, do you have any that stand out?
Any not so good times?
Biggest disaster is probably when one of my adult simplex females jumped through a tiny gap out of her tank. I had a little fish room then so didn't notice she was gone until the next day. Horrible way to lose a fish.
I am on a few Facebook pages but particularly like Lothian fishkeepers as it is a friendly, helpful group that seems quite good natured and bad behaviour/attitude is not tolerated by admin. There also seems to be a lot of people contributing with interesting photos and it is
nice not to have things for sale clogging up your feed.
Thanks for taking the time to share with us Lindy. I hope everyone enjoyed reading the latest MyTankMonday and remember, If you would like to be included next week, get in touch.
Bye for now.