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Old 07-22-2016, 11:18 AM   #10451
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Pwc on my boraras tank, still haven't got pic's off my longfin red bristlenose he or she is being pretty shy! Definitely going to be a beautiful fish when fully grown it's only about 3 cm at the moment.

Gonzos doing well, decided to add cattapa leafs to his tank really like the look.

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Love to see the pics from the new leaves, too! I'm so excited for you!!
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shellyx - Have used Epsom for at least 4 years, and it has healed many fish and I have used a heaping tablespoon per gallon for treatment (for 7-14 days usual, occ. 21 days) and never had any issues. On a couple fish Betta, had swim bladder and other issues over and over, I just left them in with this in the water, higher than normal amount I added to the tanks regularly but less than a treatment amount. My fish have had Epsom added in their tanks for at least 3 years now, and that was specific for adding mineral content for kH. Plants like it too.

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Okay. The Boraras seem to be a little shy but doing well still. Did a big near 50% pwc on their tank the day after we got them in there. Feeding baby fish 2-3x per day shoots the water quality. Also cleaned the prefilter as flow from the little filter was diminished.

Checked all the fish - all but maybe one juvenile Sword. 2 times for sure I saw 3 and used to have 4, it is possible there are still 4 as the tank looks like a jungle with lots of easy hiding places.

All 3 baby Koi Angels are looking fine. Growing like weeds. Really enjoying the color pop they have in the tank, and I realize how much I missed their predecessors. So hoping there are 2-3 males so I can keep them! Looking for a nice blue and maybe one of those Pandas next.

Also have been stalking aquabid and looking at Betta. Wow - so impressed with the amazing color and fin variety of fish available. I saw one that looked like Tancho Koi
White with a red spot on the head going for ~$700 and another for 80!!!

I also thought a nice sorority tank of Betta that looked like Koi would be fun, a mini pond. Most of the ones for sale were males though.

More time for dreaming of fish than keeping more tanks of them right now. :/

Also thinking of how I might reduce the tanks down by one more. Decided that the Microdevario Kubotai would be striking against the black background of the 72G and wondering about if the combination of fish would work out alright.

Also keep wishing I had 30 -50 Cardinal Tetras in that tank. Can't really find them tank raised at a reasonable price for that quantity. I might talk with a member of the fish club if they have access to wholesale and I can buy into a purchase. I think those usually go in boxes of 300-500. Wishing I could get them for 1.50 -2. each and go with an even larger number.

I talked with the local trans-shipper and I bet I could get them shipped in but then they wouldn't be tank raised probably. During the visit of the Thai (Betta) breeders coming to visit, I will check with them all for possible answer to the question.

Lots of fish dreaming going on, lol!
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Today I went to see the fish room at Select Aquatics not very far from me. I was cheerfully welcomed by Greg Sage the keeper and person behind the business.

Their pics are better than mine...

I fell in love with these and took home 2
Other Green Dragon plecostomus

and these and 2 more
Plecostomus Green Dragon

Then 3 of these
Puntius padamya - Odessa Barbs

After consideration of the Dragons my initial concern was they might interbreed with my 3 present ancistrus, but given that any possible surviving baby fish would become fish food with the larger fish in the tank and that their would be little possibility for that.

I am trying 3 Barbs for the moment and if they seem to get along okay with the Angels and don't nip the fins I will get 6 more.

The Albino Dragons are so frilly and beautiful and will stand out noticeably in my dark tank. One of the Green Dragons are very green and one has a very large whitish edging on his tail and dorsal fin which is why I chose it. So I am pretty excited that they all should be beautiful in the tank and give the other 3 more company!

The Odessa Barbs are bred to bring out the red color although other Odessa Barbs tend to have more green and lighter red stripes. One of the far away lfs have some nice looking Greener ones so I will likely pick up a few of those males and more of the red females.

Did acclimation and put them into the QT 46G tank with just 8 inches of water tonight and with some plants and see how they are doing in the morning. The Dragons seemed perfectly happy in transit though the Barbs got pale as they do. I was told to give them 12-24 hours to color back up.

Happy work and fish day!!!

The tour of the fish room was quite interesting. Many types of fish he raises are quite uncommon for the most part in lfs, non existent in big box stores, and some of them were amazing, and a couple - 2 maybe 3 were no longer found in their natural habitat and are only kept any longer in private breeders hands.

One of the Green Dragons is sitting with the tip of his nose just above the waterline. Of course this concerns me as I wonder if he hates the water. It is a little different than what he is used to pH wise mainly as his was 6.8 and mine is 6.5. I don't think that should be as much a difference. 0 Amm and NitrIte and 0-10 NitrAtes as it just came out of the tap in addition to their water from their own tanks. Maybe he just likes to wiggle upward...I think I will add another 5G of water for them. They are used to very large tanks FULL of water. I have to move the stand and tank tomorrow why I don't want to fill it all the way tonight.

I fed about 20 tiny particles of Hikari Microwafers in two rounds 10+10 for the Barbs and they ate it right up and their red stripes are now pink. About 40 minutes after they went into the tank.

Very happy with the new guys.

Back to my 12 nano tank baby fish and Tangerine Tiger Shrimp. The Boraras Brigitae aka Chilis look fine, a little light colored as they are still juveniles. But I feel like they are doing well.

The part I am not too pleased about are the light colored TT shrimp. The last batch of babies are faintly orange not fruit orange colored. After I lost so many of the dark orange ones before, the numbers are creeping back but not the right color.

Now I am faced with culling the pale ones, something I am not too interested in have happen because I like them all and they are still nice but as previously happened in a colony, without culling the poor colors will end up causing a bigger mess.

Maybe I can put the culls into a planted vase and let them grow up in there. Kinda just thinking it out on the screen here...I have seen around 10 light ones including the 1-2 adults down to tiny ones. Previously I hadn't but 1 lighter one! Going in the wrong direction colorwise.
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Today I went to see the fish room at Select Aquatics not very far from me. I was cheerfully welcomed by Greg Sage the keeper and person behind the business.

Their pics are better than mine...

I fell in love with these and took home 2
Other Green Dragon plecostomus

and these and 2 more
Plecostomus Green Dragon

Then 3 of these
Puntius padamya - Odessa Barbs

After consideration of the Dragons my initial concern was they might interbreed with my 3 present ancistrus, but given that any possible surviving baby fish would become fish food with the larger fish in the tank and that their would be little possibility for that.

I am trying 3 Barbs for the moment and if they seem to get along okay with the Angels and don't nip the fins I will get 6 more.

The Albino Dragons are so frilly and beautiful and will stand out noticeably in my dark tank. One of the Green Dragons are very green and one has a very large whitish edging on his tail and dorsal fin which is why I chose it. So I am pretty excited that they all should be beautiful in the tank and give the other 3 more company!

The Odessa Barbs are bred to bring out the red color although other Odessa Barbs tend to have more green and lighter red stripes. One of the far away lfs have some nice looking Greener ones so I will likely pick up a few of those males and more of the red females.

Did acclimation and put them into the QT 46G tank with just 8 inches of water tonight and with some plants and see how they are doing in the morning. The Dragons seemed perfectly happy in transit though the Barbs got pale as they do. I was told to give them 12-24 hours to color back up.

Happy work and fish day!!!

The tour of the fish room was quite interesting. Many types of fish he raises are quite uncommon for the most part in lfs, non existent in big box stores, and some of them were amazing, and a couple - 2 maybe 3 were no longer found in their natural habitat and are only kept any longer in private breeders hands.

One of the Green Dragons is sitting with the tip of his nose just above the waterline. Of course this concerns me as I wonder if he hates the water. It is a little different than what he is used to pH wise mainly as his was 6.8 and mine is 6.5. I don't think that should be as much a difference. 0 Amm and NitrIte and 0-10 NitrAtes as it just came out of the tap in addition to their water from their own tanks. Maybe he just likes to wiggle upward...I think I will add another 5G of water for them. They are used to very large tanks FULL of water. I have to move the stand and tank tomorrow why I don't want to fill it all the way tonight.

I fed about 20 tiny particles of Hikari Microwafers in two rounds 10+10 for the Barbs and they ate it right up and their red stripes are now pink. About 40 minutes after they went into the tank.

Very happy with the new guys.

Back to my 12 nano tank baby fish and Tangerine Tiger Shrimp. The Boraras Brigitae aka Chilis look fine, a little light colored as they are still juveniles. But I feel like they are doing well.

The part I am not too pleased about are the light colored TT shrimp. The last batch of babies are faintly orange not fruit orange colored. After I lost so many of the dark orange ones before, the numbers are creeping back but not the right color.

Now I am faced with culling the pale ones, something I am not too interested in have happen because I like them all and they are still nice but as previously happened in a colony, without culling the poor colors will end up causing a bigger mess.

Maybe I can put the culls into a planted vase and let them grow up in there. Kinda just thinking it out on the screen here...I have seen around 10 light ones including the 1-2 adults down to tiny ones. Previously I hadn't but 1 lighter one! Going in the wrong direction colorwise.
Congrats on the new fish! Love the plecos really like the longfin variety they look stunning when fully grown. Good luck with them.

Soo, 50 % clean on Gonzos tank, replaced cirax. Added cattapa log really want the tannin look for his tank as well.
Still trying to get a pic of my new bnp, but he says no! Concerned he hasn't ate his tummy is looking empty, been leaving fresh veg in for him over night but he's not bothered about it yet.
Bought a new large piece of driftwood with anubais attached for this tank, time to rearrange it!
Been slowly adding Epsom so we'll see how that goes.
Think that's it.

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Today im still working on my 2.5gl nano tank what ya think
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Looking good sir, I want to see what it looks like when it starts growing.

~20% water change on all 3 tanks. Starting the water change routine to get ready to move.

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Today I went to see the fish room at Select Aquatics not very far from me. I was cheerfully welcomed by Greg Sage the keeper and person behind the business.

Their pics are better than mine...

I fell in love with these and took home 2
Other Green Dragon plecostomus

and these and 2 more
Plecostomus Green Dragon
Autumn, they're beautiful! I didn't know plecos came in a longfinned dragon variety. I would definitely have picked one up.

King, your mountainscape looks awesome!


I adhered my new backings to my fishtanks this weekend. Everyone looks well ensconced in their little habitats now. It's almost like looking into a small theater. I have found I have to swap out the light over the angels' 55g. The water looks funny, and I'm not diggin' that. Probably will do a pwc in the next couple of days.
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Looking sharp!

Thanks Carriwin! They are gorgeous. They are in tha larger tank and I will get a couple pics later, they took off to much behind everything.

The Odessa Barbs are fully vibrant!



They have a bit of blue on their eyes




Did pwc on the SW nano almost 2G on the 6.6G. Had to grab out a rock to move it out of the way in order to get the cup into the tank to dip it, and after the pwc picked up the rock to put it back and my little pom pom crab was sprawled out on a puddle of SW under the rock on the glass aquarium top - obviously was hanging out there on that rock!!!!!! Scared me but it got put back and it crawled into the Chaeto seemingly okay.

Cleaned the sponge prefilter on the SW tank as well. Dosed a little extra minerals as the Chaeto was getting pale.
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Finally completed a much needed pwc on the 72G before the tank gets moved soon. Appx. 30G. Found though the gravel vac'ing is even more needed. So that is probably next in a couple days. Then the filter clean out a few days after that.

Did a water parameter check and found
Ammonia between 0-.25
20 Nitrate,
0 Nitrite and
~175 GH and Appx.
100 kH after adding 3 tsp Calcium Reef powder and
pH is around 7.4.


Checked the tap water - Kinda surprised.
Ammonia, Nitrate and Nitrite 0
GH 65
KH 25
pH 7

More pwc coming up.
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