My hobby of fishkeeping began back in 1987. A large fishbowl and goldfish were some of the first things I bought with money from my paper route.

Over time I moved to a 10 gallon aquarium and then a 20 gallon before settling on my current 30 gallon aquarium in 1999.

My current population consists of a mix of the following

  • Ghost Catish (Kryptopterus minor)
  • Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
  • Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)*
  • Red Minor Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)*
  • Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)+
  • White Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)+
  • Glofish Tetra-Electric Green(Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)+

* These fish are the same, known by two common names.

++ These are the same fish. White Skirts are an albino version of the black skirt. The Glofish is a genetically engineered variation originally intended for scientic purposes.

Filteration is provided by three filters. Two box filters hang off the back. One is rated at 150 gallons per hour, the other at 160 gph. An undergravel filter with a powerhead capable of filtering 120 gph brings the total filtration capacity 430 gph-far more the rule of thumb 150 gph that a tank my size requires,