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Old 11-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #391
 
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Just set up Charlie's 5 gallon Betta tank. Well, he did. I helped.


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Old 11-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #392
 
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OMG, I posted the runt tank videos and forgot to put up the balas in the 220! I'm an idiot.

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #393
 
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Put 3 Dwarf Puffers in the 10 Gallon today!

Woo hoo!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #394
 
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Congo Tetras!









Added some color to the 220 today! Congo Tetras!

Unfortunately, they only had three large ones. So I got three big males, plus 3 small males and 2 small females.

Good looking fish!


This video has some good footage of the Balas too!

Our LFS got in a shipment of clown loaches today, and some Bettas. So we might add some clown loaches to the 220 later this week, and my son can pick out a Betta for his 5.5
Good thing they got some Bettas, as they only had blue ones left. My son is obsessed with getting an orange one, even though it won't show against his red substrate. If they don't get any orange ones in, they've got one in a display tank I think they'll sell us. He might change his mind by then. But he does love the orange.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #395
 
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Yeah for Congos. They have a fairly decent personality and will chase each other but I've not seen anything aggressive in my tank. Wondering how your ratio of 6M to 2F is gonna pan out. You have a Rainbowfish tank right? If you see anything horribly aggressive you can always move a couple over there. They get along well with RBF.
Great videos. Love the Puffers.

Hope they have an orange Betta!! There is one in our LFS right now. Not very common.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #396
 
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Oops, missed this in the profile:

" The male is the more colourful and a mix of equal male/female is best, though a slightly higher ratio of females is advisable"

I just went with what looked better. Surprised the LFS didn't tell me, they let me know in the past when I bought other fish that required a higher female to male ratio. Hopefully the tank is big enough that the aggression is kept to a minimum. I can always add some females, though they only have them in the smaller size.

Go figure the kid would want a color that is harder to find, lol. Stupid Bettas.

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Yeah for Congos. They have a fairly decent personality and will chase each other but I've not seen anything aggressive in my tank. Wondering how your ratio of 6M to 2F is gonna pan out. You have a Rainbowfish tank right? If you see anything horribly aggressive you can always move a couple over there. They get along well with RBF.
Great videos. Love the Puffers.

Hope they have an orange Betta!! There is one in our LFS right now. Not very common.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #397
 
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Oops, missed this in the profile:

" The male is the more colourful and a mix of equal male/female is best, though a slightly higher ratio of females is advisable"

I just went with what looked better. Surprised the LFS didn't tell me, they let me know in the past when I bought other fish that required a higher female to male ratio. Hopefully the tank is big enough that the aggression is kept to a minimum. I can always add some females, though they only have them in the smaller size.
I need to revise that profile. I have a group of 10 Congo, five male and five female, in my 90g. Had them for over a year now. The males show basically no interest in the females except when the females are sending out pheromones they are ready to spawn. One or two males will chase the female, and one spawns with her in the plants. Eggs fly everywhere, but are quickly gobbled up by the Black Ruby Barb, Beckford pencils, and Emperor Tetra. But aside from spawning, the males tend to ignore the females. I have races down the length of the tank between two males, sometimes a third will join in. They take turns, like a relay. This goes on for hours every day. The females tend to just hover around, ignored to boredom apparently.

Back in the 1980's when I last had this beautiful fish, I had five, 3 males and 2 females. My memory is not crystal clear, but I know I did not have any problems. I suspect the main thing is the group, the more the better. Their social interaction is magnificient.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #398
 
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Exactly Byron, I could not have explained it better. It is easy to see (hear) how much you love this species! I do believe this might be your favorite.

My 3 females also hover around at the top of the tank in utter boredom. lol. They don't school, and the guys don't bother with them.
Generally it is always a good rule to follow... 2M/3F but this species is so easy going and fun loving.
Ready, set,... go!!! The games never end. They race with my Boesmani and Lake Kutubu's who will join in on the fun.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #399
 
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They have some Congos in a display tank at my LFS and they are always chasing each other when we're there. I have often commented on how beautiful they are, and active. Love the colors and the fins. I didn't realize they were congos until last night in chat it was suggested I look into them to add color to my tank. I was pleasantly surprised at my LFS today to learn they were the fish I had been admiring, and they had some in stock.

Anyone have any idea how long it takes for them to grow to the size of the three big ones I got?

Once I get some bottom feeders, the tank will look even better, though the Balas and the Congos quickly brought it to life.

I have wanted Clown Loaches ever since we started keeping fish, but never had a tank large enough. I think they're beautiful fish and very entertaining (like the Congos) and I look forward to bringing some home!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #400
 
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You really sure this will be your last aquarium?
I guess not, lol.
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