||[Oct. 29th, 2006|11:54 pm]
The Fishie Files
I bought a tank recently. 6 foot 6 inches by 2 foot by 2 foot at a killer deal of When I arrived to view the "few fish" I found two 15 inch pacu and an assortment of others (4 various cats ranging from 6-8 inches, one 12 inch cat, one 12 inch dino fish, 3 pangasius (the smallest 8 inches - the largest 12), three 8 inch plecs and a 5-6 inch oscar) I think thats it anyway. So I have the plecs and 4 smaller cats in a 3 foot holding tank, and the Pacu in the 6'6" the rest my mate took home for his 6 footer. The pacu were put in a plastic barrel, where they were for at least two hours, with a pump, but where upside down, though breathing, by the time we got the tank home and with enough water in it, they are now swimming fine, but my hand went tingly so we almost went to A&E before I realized it was only tingly in the water and the fish we're freaking cause the oscar ate the heater cable and we were all getting shocked. Long story short, they seem fine but haven't eaten any thing yet, though have been in the tank less then two hours. I got this tank for my gold fish, but they are growing on me. The cats and plecs will go back in tomorrow, and I am seriously thinking of keeping them as there has been a pacu of their size at the local fish shop as long as I have been here (3 years) and they can't get rid of him, and there are always ads trying to off load them. So I figure they have no where to go, and I do have the tank for them... but how do I look after them? I have no heaters at the moment and everywhere is shut, though the tank is at 80 still and seems to be holding, so not to worries about the temps, just worried that I am going to kill the poor things! So, I kinda want to find them good homes, but I kinda think ours could be a good home. I am a bit lost and not sure what to do. I think Pacu may be way over my head, I breed Endlers and they are way WAY smaller, goldfish at 8 inch is the largest fish I have ever owned. Advice? Help?