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I've got a fish tank full of tropical fish.
It's about 1 metre by half a metre by half a metre. Holds 180 litres of water. Before the move I had in the tank:
* 1 Upside down catfish
* 1 Golden Chinese Algae Eater
* 1 Royal Whiptail
* 3 Clown Loaches
* 9 Neon Tetras (with 3 gone missing, eaten perhaps)
* 3 Rummy Nosed Tetras
* 4 Bristlenosed catfish
The move is a fairly big job, you have to take most of the water with you (a tank takes up to 6 weeks with fresh water before it's ready for fish). So I got up at 6:30 on Saturday morning to start draining the tank into some containers.
The plan was to catch the fish, put them into these containers then we could safely toss around the tank. I only managed to catch 2 of the loaches, 2 of the neons, the whiptail and one of the catfish.
Thankfully Nick gave me a hand moving this tank. The thing was damn heavy though, especially since the new home was up 2 flights of stairs (or exactly 30 steps). Anyhow with Lana's help we managed to move the tank. Of course forgetting to bring a few critical items with us (net and lid covers).
The damage aftermath is as follows:
2 rummy nosed tetras dead ( I can't see the last one).
Haven't confirmed the existence of 2 of the catfish.
The rummy nosed tetras are a delicate species, so they're deaths, while tragic, wasn't totally unexpected.
Going to give it a month then intend to get 3 small angels, and a siamese fighter.
Major thanks to Nick and Lana for their assistance in moving the tank. And Nick, you forgot to take your jumper with you again.
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