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Old 03-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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My new uaru!

Although I posted her in the showcase forum along with my new 75 gallon setup, I figured I'd post it in here too, so I can get some more opinions and attention lol

Tank size: 75 gallon
Filter: fluval 405 and marineland HOT magnum

Plants:
Jungle Val
Red wendetii crypts
Ozelot swords
Dwarf lily pad


Fish (not all are permanent):
13 lemon tetras
6 axelrodi corydora
1 flagtail porthole catfish (gonna add a second)
3 black angel (baby)
1 festivum (baby)
2 gymnogeophagus balzanii (baby)
2 rainbow cichlids (bought from private aquarist, one is mangled but healing)
1 wild caught blue acara female
2 keyhole cichlids (juvenile)
1 three beacon pleco (L091, one of the better looking specimens I've seen)
1 uaru orange variant female

Gonna be adding a second school of dither fish, some more cories as well, and gonna be adding my group of 4 geophagus sp. "rio pindare" youngsters.

Let me know what you all think! Any opinions appreciated!


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Old 03-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Looks awesome!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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I had Uaru once before, they may not have the dazzling colors but they are smart & in their own rights beautiful! Good luck with yours.
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I cant seem to find any urarus, they seem to have dropped off the planet.

Nice find and nice tank
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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She was in a show tank at my favorite LFS. We had a cold snap, their heater failed, and her mate unfortunately died, so they decided to sell her. I wish I was able to have gotten the pair, but I love her all the same. Paid $30 and a huge bag full of jungle Val (bought it off a friend for $5, the owner of the LFS really wanted it) for her. She's insanely smart and inquisitive, super curious what m doing when I take pics of her. She has a spot she always sits in and keeps in extremely tidy, picking up and moving any debris that lands in it lol other than her, I haven't seen these ANYWHERE and the orange variant is even more rare
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She was in a show tank at my favorite LFS. We had a cold snap, their heater failed, and her mate unfortunately died, so they decided to sell her. I wish I was able to have gotten the pair, but I love her all the same. Paid $30 and a huge bag full of jungle Val (bought it off a friend for $5, the owner of the LFS really wanted it) for her. She's insanely smart and inquisitive, super curious what m doing when I take pics of her. She has a spot she always sits in and keeps in extremely tidy, picking up and moving any debris that lands in it lol other than her, I haven't seen these ANYWHERE and the orange variant is even more rare
Awe she sounds amazing
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Tank looks great.Really natural.
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I have to admit I've always been a sucker for large eyes!
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Weird, didn't attach any of my photos :/


Glad everyone likes the tank and her! I still have some tweaking to do, and really wanna add a pair of krobia xinguensis to the tank, and/or a pair of cryptoheros nanoluteus
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Looks awesome man. Cool stock also. Good job!
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Was able to track down some krobia xinguensis, so it looks like I'll be adding a group of 6 juvies so a pair can form so excited, will have to have them shipped from Indiana, but totally worth it for these
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Was able to track down some krobia xinguensis, so it looks like I'll be adding a group of 6 juvies so a pair can form so excited, will have to have them shipped from Indiana, but totally worth it for these
I have one. Got it to see what they were like since I've never had them before and I must say that they are super cool. I should've got more when I had the chance.
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This guy is off of MCA (Michigan cichlid association) and only wants $30 for a group of 6 unsexed juveniles, and $14 to have them shipped to me, so I'm pretty happy, can't really argue with that price for a cichlid that's pretty uncommon if not rare
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