Coming up for 10 years!
Since I was very young, so I would say about 25 years give or take.
My first own proper aquarium was an Interpet fish pod 48L and I kept silver tip tetras.
I’ve always loved animals and fish are no exception, I love the challenge of providing an ecosystem for the fish.
Just by chance, I stopped in to the branch and got chatting to the staff there, I asked if there were any positions available and here we are!
I change from day to day as I always find something new to love, I love the Betta species, fancy goldfish, most gouramis, there are just so many of them!
I find most livebearers tricky to keep, just because they prefer harder water whereas my home water is exceptionally soft.
I would love to dedicate a big set up to a large puffer such as a Mbu or maybe a big Discus setup.
Please don’t neglect your water! Happy water equals happy fish! Change it regularly.
I would love to have a 300L+ planted hi tech set up with female fighters in amongst tetras.
When I successfully bred my betta splendens after a lot of false starts.
You’re not a fishkeeper per say more like a water keeper!
Learning something new every day, it’s different every day.
Is there a self cleaning fish tank?
Filters, it’s the heart and soul of a fish tank!
The internet is an amazing place but it can lead to some bad advice.
The amazon would be truly amazing.
We have a lovely guy called Mark that comes in to visit us, he is happy and polite, always listens to us. He a has a laugh with us and puts a smile on our faces.
Seeing someone become really excited by the hobby and willing to do everything to look after their pets.
Anything but a goldfish, looking at things like cherry barbs, minnows and other small temperate fish.
The Mbu puffer was amazing, she was like an actual pet and we fed her by hand.
Everyday brings a new set of challenges and problems that we all have to deal with, I couldn’t just pin point one thing.
We had a Chubby plec that would roll over, a hand fed Mbu Puffer, a large Oscar which kids adored and a tin foil barb who is a grumpy old man!
I do have a pond, I love the attraction of wildlife but I cannot have fish since my cats will see to that.
Blue whales, that something that big could occupy the oceans
Water changes, water changes, water changes. Oh and write down everything you have – filter make, tank name, tank litres, fish you have in there! Its really helpful!
I would love to see more younger people getting into the hobby and getting a career in fishkeeping.
Pick the correct season, don’t build it in direct sunlight or under trees and be prepared to put a net over it!
I currently have 5 aquariums! A 202L, 123L, 36L, 20L and at 15L.