Hi, so following up on my post about the different aquariums i have had through the years, this is my post about the fish that i kept in them. I hope you enjoyed that post and liked the photos and videos i showed you. So this blog entry will be about the fish i used to have, and my next post will be about the fish i still currently own. Let me get right on with this one and show you all the fish that i used to have.
My Old Fish
My favorite type of fish to keep are soft water fish, mainly fish from the Central and South American part of the world. That said, i have had many other species of fish from all over the world in the 2 to 3 years i have been keeping them, this includes hard water, livebearers, cichlids and more. Have a read on to find out about them and see some photos and videos too.
My first 2 fish i had was 2 Angelfish, one of them was a Gold Angelfish and the other Koi. Both had perfect bodies including the long Ventral Fins that where not split or broken. They got on well with each other and i also had a few small Tetra in the tank with them and all were fine. These Angelfish used to love live bloodworms and brineshrimp.
Once the above 2 Angelfish started to grew up and get a bit bigger, i moved them from their first tank they shared with the small Tetra and put them into a 120L tank along with some new catfish bottom feeders i added into the tank to go along with them. Here they are for you to have a look at..
These are the friendliest catfish you will ever come across. These ones i had were Albino Corydoras. These catfish love to eat live bloodworms and meat pellets with high protein content. I had a group of 5 of them in total and they all used to sit on the tank floor next to each other.
This pleco catfish was a great addition to the 120L tank and as there was only one of these type of catfish in the tank, it was able to feel boss of the tank and the other Cory catfish were happy with this, all got on great. It used to love sitting on and under the pieces of bogwood as well as eating fresh cucumber slices.
As i got more into keeping fish and my knowledge about keeping and looking after them grew, i decided to increase the number of tanks i got. At one point, i had 5 aquariums running in my house, one i each of my rooms in the house.
All tan brown colour with the black marking on each side as well as the strip through the eyes make this one of my favorite looking fish. It is a South American Cichlid and can pretty timid in character. When this Keyhole Cichlid feels scared, it darkens its body colour considerably and goes into hiding under some leaves or cave.
In 2 of the above photos you can see the Keyhole Cichlid in its tank with another large Cichlid, this is my Blue Acara and i still currently have this fish in my tank so i will talk about the Blua Acara in my next entry to the SQ Post. (so be sure to Follow the blog and like the SQ Post Facebook Page)
Crown Tail Betta
This amazing little fish was my Blue Crown Tail Betta, also known as a Siamese Fighting Fish. It lived in its own little Aqua One 35L aquarium and loved eating live and frozen brineshrimp. He used to come over to your finger and was not timid or scared at all.
Through the years i have had many other soft water fish including other species of Angelfish, Cory and Plecos. Here are some photos and videos of them before i move onto talking about some of the hard water and livebearer fish i used to keep.
- Neon Tetra and Glo-Lite Tetra
- Very Young Cacadu Dwarf Cichlid (Double Red)
- One of My Super Red Bristlenose Pleco Catfish
- Black Angelfish (Tropical Beauty)
- Rummynose Tetra – Shoaling
I used to also keep some Danios, also known as Raspora, have a look at the photos of them below and here is also a video for your to watch: Long-Finned Zebra & Leopard Danios
Now, for the hard water fish i used to have, mainly Mollies, but some others too. Here are some of the different species i used to have as well as some photos and videos along with them too.
I had many of these great little fish, some orange, black, white, even dalmatian pattern. These fish are sometimes referred to as swimming stomachs, and for good reason, they eat and eat and eat. They love to ear live bloodworms and brineshrimp as well as flaked and frozen foods, veg and meat.
These were by far my favorite livebearer fish, they look totally amazing with their pattern and as i had a male and female pair, they used to swim and hang around with each other all the time, never leaving each other’s side. These fish also love to eat the same diet as my old Molly fish eating all types of live, frozen and flaked food, meat and veg.
So that is all my fish from the past, I hope you enjoyed this entry to the SQ Post and feel free to leave any comments or questions below. I will be posting again later today with my entry about the fish i still currently have and also posting later tonight on a different subject. Please give the SQ Post blog a follow from the left of this page and Like the SQ Post Facebook Page to be notified each time we publish new content to the SQ Post website.
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