Michael's Tropical Tank
About the Fish Keeper:
Area: Argyll, Scotland
Fish Kept: Tropical
Years in the Hobby: 30
Favourite Fish: Discus
Michael keeps a Juwel Rio 180 and Juwel Trigon 190, which have been established for 5+ years. They use the Juwel filtration system and a UV Steriliser.
The tanks are planted, and home to South American Cichlids, a selection of Tetras, Corydoras and Otos.
Main species are: Discus, Angelfish, Gold Severums, Otocinclus Catfish, Bristlenose Catfish, Lemon and X-Ray Tetras and Sterbi Corydoras.
Maintenance and Upkeep:
(Q) What do you feed your fish
(A) Aquarian Flake / Frozen Food
(Q) How often do you feed your fish
(A) Twice a day
(Q) When you do a water change
(Q) What % of water do you change
(Q) How often do you clean your filter
(Q) What's the best tip you would offer to someone new to our hobby
(A) Buy a good book on the hobby and read it, then find a good local fish shop and if you don't know something - do not be afraid to ask as someone will help
(Q) What's the biggest mistake you've made in fishkeeping
(A) the biggest mistake was buying a fish without reading up on it. I bought a small cichled when at a fish show put it in a community tank to grow it on. When it was to late, I found out it was a snakehead cichlid and had a very expensive dinner.
(Q) What's your favourite piece of equipment and why
(A) My favourite piece is definitely 24 hour timers to control lights / co2 injection and uv light
(Q) What's next for you and your fishtank
(A) The next thing for my tanks is to breed my discus and my gold severums. I tried this years ago and had to give up as I lost my female and could not find a replacement.