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Old 08-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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August Freshwater Photo of the Month Contest Submissions

Please submit your pictures for the August POTM contest.

Please refrain from discussing the photos in this thread. Only information about the particular photo will be allowed. Start a new thread if you wish to discuss a particular photo.

The Rules:
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  • All photos must be submitted in .jpg format and should be limited in size to 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 depending on layout and a file size no larger than 250KB.
  • All submissions should include the common name and scientific name of the subject contained within the frame.
  • All submissions should also include helpful information relating to the background of the subject, care requirements, etc.
  • Only 1 photo submission per month per member.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Taken at the Bellagio in Las Vegas at the Fountain.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Bolivian Ram

One of my Bolivian Ram.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #4
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here is a picture of my blue ram. he is about 6 months old. he lives in a 45 gallon community planted tank with another blue ram (also 6 months old) dwarf gouramis, plattys, glo fish, mollys and 2 south american cat fish. rams need a lot of care but are well worth it in my opinion. the most important thing? water changes. i do one (about 7-8 gallons) every third day using ro water with added trace elements.

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Crowntail Betta (Betta Splendens)

I picked this one up not too long ago. I couldnt resist because of the way his fins look with large portions actually clear and other parts light blue. My wife suggested naming him. Being the jokester I am I told her I thought he looked Irish so I was naming him Gill-bert Fin-negan. The name stuck.

He resides in a 1.5 gallon tank with a rock decoration and some live anacharis. Sometimes he likes to sit on one of the loops formed by the strands of the plant, like sitting on a swing.

He eats dried blood worms and betta flakes (only 1 type per day) with one day each week as a fasting day.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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Garra Flavatra, The Panda Garra

This little guy is a close relative of the Garra Ruffa, also known as the "Manicure Fish". As you can tell in the picture, he is more than happy to manicure my hand while I manicure his home.

Current Size: 2" (Max 4.5")
Temp: Standard Tropical
pH: Neutral (hardy)

Diet: New Life Spectrum (and occasionally my hand), Zucchini, and Biofilm that grows on tank glass.

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Old 08-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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This is my planted 10 gal with diy c02
Kuhlis, a crowntail, and shrimp (including a vampire shrimp, and lots of cherries and amanos
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This is Apache, my African Featherfin Catfish (synodontis eupterus). This species has the nickname Featherfin Squeaker, in honor both of the incredible feather-like high fin and also the noise they make to communicate. Eupterus is Greek for "beautiful wings". He also has spooky blue eyes.

Apache resides in a planted 75 gallon tropical tank with blood parrot cichlids and emperor tetras. There is a sand substrate which accommodates his gorgeous feathery barbels.

Temp: 79
Food: frozen mysis shrimp and plankton, cichlid flakes, bloodworms, shrimp pellets, algae wafers
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
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Xiphophorus maculatus/platyfish
one of my baby platys swimming in his new home
I may talk like i know what i am doing, but please put people up there^ and down there v before me. I am very much a noob.
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-Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus)
-Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster, Electric Blue Crayfish, Everglade Crayfish, Florida Crayfish(Procamberus alleni) aka Pinchy
-Red-Tailed Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) aka Jaws

They are fed a combo of spirulina meal tablets, algae wafers, bottom feeder tablets, blood worms, etc.

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