Well, it's been 2 weeks now since we got 2 goldfish and 2 weeks tomorrow since we've had the 10-gallon tank, which spun into 3 danios, 3 platys and another 5-gallon tank to put the goldfish by themselves.
I totally fell in love with the platys but the danios aren't that exciting to me. I gave them to a friend of mine who has a turtle. She said if they're small enough he'll probably eat them. Funny part is, though, she's had them for a week now and the turtle can't catch them 'cuz they're so fast!
After giving the danios away I got myself another platy and a cory. Well, I finally understand better now the process of letting the tank cycle because the girl who sold me the cory didn't know that my tank was only a little over a week old at the time, so the owner of the store took him back. I'll get a cory again when the tank is ready.
In the meantime I began to notice that the red platy I had (male) was being agressive and picking on one of the other platys all the time. I talked to the pet store about it and she asked if I had another tank I could put him in. I have the goldfish but I since I can't put a heater in there with them, which the platy needs, she let me exchange that platy for a female.
So, now I have 4 platys in the tank (1 male, 3 females) and everyone is getting along well. There doesn't seem to be near as much tension in the tank as there used to be. I really miss looking at the red platy (he was so beautiful) and the pet store didn't have any more reds to exchange him with today so the other one I have now is a rainbow platy.
I'm sooooo anxious for the tank to be cycling so I can get that cory back again. In the few days I had him I'd really grown attached to his personality. His little face was so cute! I thought he kind of looked like a tiny mouse in the face.
If I remember correctly, he was called a peppered corydora.
The lady at the store told me that it's really gonna be fun once the platys start having babies. I then explained that since I'm so new to this I don't know if I want to even attempt that and she explained it some more. I then told her I don't have room for another big tank and she said "That's okay. Give us a call. We'll take 'em." That would probably work for me!
This new pet store that I started going to is so much better than the first. I'm glad I found them.
My B-day is coming up in a few months and I told my husband tonight that I'd get a kick out of a 20-gallon tank for the occasion. I don't think he realized I'm serious, but I would love to have room for more platys. They are so beautiful and thus far easy to care for.