BB Two: Into The Big Tank

Previously: 1, 2, 3, and 4

Unbeknownst to me, while I was sight-seeing in Spain, an unfortunate incident was happening back home. I will spare the gruesome details, but two of our cichlids (tC and Easter) are no longer with us. Rest in peace, guys.

However, this meant that our 55-gallon tank is safe for BB Two to move in!

You may recall about a month ago, hubs moved BB to his own private digs. The little tank, while very nice and comfy, does not have a heating system. However, we thought the weather would warm up soon enough. Unfortunately, it did not and we had to change out the water in the tank with warm water every morning.

It was a hassle and we were worried that BB would not adjust well to the fluctuating temperatures.

So when the two biggest predators in the tank died, hubs didn't waste a minute to relocate BB into the big tank.

I think BB very happy in his permanent home! The water is warm and he has plenty of nooks to hide (although he doesn't really have to since there are no aggressive fishes). He already picked out a spot and made that his territory. And if he chooses, he has others to play with.

I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but he's definitely getting bigger. It's hard to believe how far he had come. I am looking forward in seeing him grow and grow!

Ah, it's these little things that make life interesting.


  1. Those little things in life reflect the large things in every way but scale.

    I'm glad BB2 is thriving in the big tank. Did he/she lose the "2" when he/she moved "up" in the world?

    How long do cichlids normally live? I remember my dad getting a tropical fish tank when I was about 8-9 and having Guppies, Mollies, and a "Fire Mouse". I don't know what the offical name is for the Fire Mouse, it was a bigger fish and ate stuff out of the gravel in the bottom of the tank. It lived for at least ten years, I had moved to college and it was still swimming around in his/her tank.

  2. Intense Guy,

    BB2 is still BB2. Sometimes I drop the "2" because it's easier. :)

    I don't know how long healthy cichlids normally live. Our female cichlid (1 1/2 years) died because she was attacked/killed. We had Easter for 2 years and tC for 1 year. It's sad how they died... I think they could've lived a lot longer, that's for sure.

    10 years! That's incredible!


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