About Me

Hi I’m Amy

I have been keeping aquarium fish over 12 years and I would like to share some of my fish keeping experience with you.

I grew up in a small town in Lincolnshire. From a young age I was always fascinated by aquariums and fish, I could watch them for hours. I got my first aquarium as a Christmas present. It was a 60 litre glass tank, with separate, heater, lights and filter. I was excited and like any new fish keeper I was keen to fill my new aquarium with fish. I listened to all the advice my local pet shop give me about the correct procedure. I waited then slowly added fish.

The first few months as a new fish keeper went really well, all the fish seemed happy and healthy. I then decided to add some more fish to my tank, in hindsight the new fish were to big. About a week after adding the new fish the water turned very cloudy, I struggled to see my fish. I few days later all my fish were dead. My tank had suffered from what is known as new tank syndrome, which is often caused by adding too many fish to quickly to a new tank. Sadly they were not the last fish too die on me, but it was only time I had a tank suffer from new tank syndrome. As sad as these experiences are we learn from our fish keeping mistakes and become a better fish keeper because of them.

Over the years I have kept a vast range of freshwater aquarium fish and my aquariums have gradually got bigger. There are still many fish I would love to keep, but so far have not yet had the chance. If I had to pick a favourite group of fish, it would probably have to be catfish; there are so many weird and wonderful species to choose from. Currently on my wish list are Snowball Plecs and Zebra Plecs, unfortunately they are expensive and hard to get hold of.

The purpose of setting up this site is to share what I have learnt over the years with both new and experienced fish keepers.

I hope you will find my site helpful.

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