Summary: I am looking to find some homes for fishes and plants!
Hello fellow aquarists and fish lovers. My family received military orders that require us to move to Japan for 3 years (hooray and yikes!). While I did downsize on our move to the DC area, I did keep a few smaller freshwater aquariums running, including a 46-gal bowfront aquarium, and an abundance of supplies. Unfortunately, I cannot take my fish to Japan. I also cannot in good faith bring these fishes to a PetSmart or Petco. This is where I need your help.
The 46-gal aquarium has been up and running in some form or another for over a decade. I cannot attest to the age of all of my fish, but I haven’t bought violet Corydoras since before 2010 – so some of them could be old. And some of the plants are massive. That being said, my #1 priority is finding them good homes with experienced keepers. I am planning on rehoming the living things first, and then likely selling all of my supplies/aquariums, as we have at least another 12 years in the service and moving with fish is hard! If you are interested in homing any of my fish and/or plants, please let me know! I am not necessarily looking for money, as homing them is my priority, but if you feel inclined to make a fair offer or donation, it’d be much appreciated (I heard startup costs in Japan are rough, so anything helps). I am located in Stafford, VA.
I will say this is a heavily planted tank, so I am not 100% on the numbers, but these are roughly the fish I have:
11+ Rummy Nose Tetras
3 Black Mollies
??? Panda Corydoras
3 Siamensis (True)
1 Golden Zebra Loach
6 Albino Corydoras
2+ Nerite snails
~4 ember tetra
2 female bettas (one rescued and still needs help)
??? guppy/endlers/hybrids (I can take pictures – there’s some cobra and other morphs in there jumbled together)
3+ Golden Mystery snails
3+ Striped Khuli Loaches
3+ Violet Corydoras
I also have ramshorn snails (SO MANY) some of which are “blue”. I know there are also Malaysian trumpet snails in the substrate.
Plants include anubias (medium and large), java fern, java moss, 1 variegated anubias, crypts (green and bronze), swords (amazon?), frogbit, a large piece of driftwood with plants (most of the java fern in the photos is on it), etc. I added some pictures to give you an idea of plants/sizes.
I am thinking of brining anything I cannot rehome to Nova Tropical in Dale City. Let me know if you have any other suggestions! Feel free to respond here, send me a PM, or shoot me an email at HeatherLNathanson@gmail.com.
Things I’ll be selling include: 29-gal/lid/metal stand, frameless 10-gal/lid, 10-gal/lid, heaters, misc. pumps (air and water), lighting: led and Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 15-24" and 36" - 48" (in use) and others, two well-loved fluval g3 (in use) and 1 new in box, 2 Fluval E300 heaters, breeding boxes, Fluval UVC in-Line Clarifier (1 new and 1 in use), décor, sponge filters, air tubing and valves, auto feeders, medications, food (hikari/nls/kens), power heads, chemicals