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Old 12-17-2006, 03:31 AM   #1
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Lots of new stuff...

Since I was on last, I have added a few more Microctenopoma ansorgii, two baby Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri, some Corydoras loxozonus, Corydoras loretoensis, and a new juvenile Protopterus dolloi (see pic).
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Congrats on the new acquisitions. Nice pic. How big do they get?
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How big do they get?
About 3'-4'...second largest of the African species (Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus gets as much as 6Ĺ').
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"Saltie" here, what do they do?
Are those fins?
Does he walk or swim....?
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:21 AM   #7
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"Saltie" here, what do they do?
Are those fins?
Does he walk or swim....?
Pretty much both, actually.
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Post pics of the Microctenopoma!! Where did you get them? I've been trying to get a hold of them for a while.

The dolloi is neat too. I haven't seen that species before.
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Post pics of the Microctenopoma!!
I will try to get some...they are very cryptic, and it is a very heavily planted tank.

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My friend's aquarium shop...a couple of the stores in town brought them in during October/November.



OK...Who would have guessed? Turns out they are quite the hams...everyone (about 12 of them) came out of hiding to see what I was doing (pardon the dirty glass):
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Well, almost unbelieveably, in the 10 short days he has been here, my new P. dolloi, on a steady diet of mysis and feeder guppies, has added a full 4.8cm (just under 2") to his length, bringing him to a hefty 21cm/8ľ" long....at this rate, he will exceed 14" by the end of January.

The P. e. endlicheri bichirs have also near doubled in size, now pushing 6" each after only 6 weeks.

A great testament to what a high-end diet and 95% water-changes every 3 days will do for young fish.
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Wow. Fantastic fish, and incredible growth. More pictures...more pictures....
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Wow. Fantastic fish, and incredible growth. More pictures...more pictures....
Sure, I will do another on Jan 5th, and again on the 15th, ten days apart.
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OK, missed the 5th, but here is a one-month update.

December 15: 16cm/6ľ" long, 1.5cm/Ĺ" diameter
January 15: 24cm/9Ĺ" long, 2.75cm/1ľ" diameter
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W0W!!! that is one amazing fish.
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From his current size, I am assuming that he will put on a total of 7cm-9cm from Jan 15th to Feb 15th, too. First time I have had an African under 14"/34cm long, and I am surprised at this early growth-rate.
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Holy cow, he grows like a weed! Nice pics.
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Looks great... Ive been kind of wanting to get some bichirs... I can't part with my oscar though.
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