Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-26-2019, 07:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 31
Rescaped new tank, New fish too.

I did not like the white sand. I don't know, but I think sand gets dirty faster, so I took a week and re-did the tank with black eco complete. I also added all the Vallisneria from my 75 gallons and put it in, and pulled up the swords and put them in the 75. I will probably source some black background material as well because rainbows look great against a black background.

I got 2 fish types that I have been lucky to get. Glossalepis Wannamensis has been in the hobby for a while but has been interbred. I got a genetically pure strain Wanam "emerald" rainbowfish and his female mate. The prize though was getting a pair (genetically pure) Chilatherina Fasciata "Kali Biru." I am thrilled. Both come from the collection of a premier Rainbowfish collector.

The problem with Rainbowfish is that their populations can interbreed. They evolved their separate colors because their populations have been isolated in small cut-off rivers or ponds, most fed by rainwater. (Rain-bows? Rainwater?)

Anyway, I have several "just regular pet store" rainbow fish, but I do plan on breeding some of these pure strains because they are near extinction and need to get out there.

I ordered the fish and they came in freezing because of an unexpected snowstorm that hit that morning. I spend some time getting them warmed up. Very worried!

Kali Biru is rare and is not as colorful as brightly colored rainbows. This is a male, and he is fairly young, but his natural colors are a subtle pink and various blue-grays. He darkens up to a chocolate brown.

When they were first discovered someone tried to give them more color and kind of ruined their natural color (this was in Germany some years back), so there are some orange ones out there. That is a hybrid. This rose-petal and gray color scheme is the genetically pure form.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20191026_162259.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	235.3 KB
ID:	314308   Click image for larger version

Name:	20191026_162853.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	177.9 KB
ID:	314309  

__________________

__________________
KatyLLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 10:24 PM   #2
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,620
It looks pretty nice with the black sand. Nice Tank.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cap, fish, new fish, new tank, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rescaped the angel tank Fdsh5 Show Off/Photography 4 03-04-2012 08:18 PM
Hubert's 10g planted tank ~ rescaped Hubert90 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 43 07-10-2011 01:18 AM
Rescaped my tank!!! Pik heavy!! Welshy Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 10 04-04-2011 09:00 AM
Rescaped my Malawi Tank mattrox Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 4 10-14-2010 06:56 PM
I entirely rescaped my tank: Now with Pictures!!!!! MyCatsDrool Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 02-21-2007 11:47 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.