Hi, I’m Mustafa and I set up my first aquarium as a pandemic hobby to share with my young kids in May, 2020. I have a 29 gallon community tank with 1 dwarf gourami, 1 rainbow shark, 1 tiger barb, 2 panda cory catfish, a sorority of 5 female bettas, a school of 7 serpae tetras and 2 snails.
I also have a 3.5 gallon that I used to incarcerate a murderous blue gourami. I hoped the Buddha would help him find inner-peace, but it didn't work out. After he was rehomed, it became a hospital tank.
Like many, I started out with a single male betta, now deceased. RIP Mewtwo ☹
I recently added surface plants and am ecstatic with the results. Whereas previously most of the fish spent almost all their time in the bottom 3rd of the water column, now there is activity everywhere in the tank 😊
I love the depth and beauty of this hobby! I am currently interested in experimenting with a medium saltwater tank or adding a larger (55-75 gallon) freshwater tank.