posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 12:45 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22
How much time does she have?
You could set up a small aquarium and she could raise some easy fish. Livebearers like mollies or platies. I would say guppies because they are
livebearers too, but I've always found them somewhat delicate.
She would need a month or so to get her tank running properly before introducing fish. She can do
which opens the door for all kinds of chemistry testing and charting of water quality
conditions and changes. I don't know how complicated it would be for her to actually try isolating the bacteria that change in the water column during
that time, but that's a possibility too if you do some research on it.
She can continue to chart her water quality after adding the fish, but then she can add her observations of fish health and behavior.
It takes roughly another month for livebearers to bear their first spawn of fry (assuming you don't buy them pregnant which is a distinct
Anyhow, that's my thought.
It can be a costly little experiment if you are starting from scratch -- you will need a tank, substrate, filter, etc. However, with livebearers, you
can scrimp some. Tank can be bought fairly cheaply if you don't get a kit. Then just buy sand at a hardware store and rinse it well. Get a simple
corner sponge filter. The heater will need to keep the tank between 72 to 75 if you don't have somewhere in your house that stays there naturally.
Plastic plants are fine.
Have her research how to cycle and invest in the testing kits to track the cycling progress. And have her keep careful charts and observations.