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Old 07-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
 
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be sure to find out what temps these do best in, if I remember correctly, small African characins need relatively cooler temps, not exactly sure on these, but something to consider

edit: Ladigesia roloffi (Jelly Bean Tetra) — Seriously Fish has 79 F as the upper end of the range
Thanks for the reply, Quantum!

You are correct, and that is one of my main concerns in this situation, since they are from shaded streams with no direct sunlight - and wild-caught - the temps may be a problem. But the shop has kept them for 1 month (in QT before putting them up for sale) at 78, so I'm hoping they'll be okay. My Kuhli also prefer cooler temps, while the Bolivian Rams can go a bit higher. Hoping I can find something that will keep everyone happy. . .and if not, I'll set the little Jellybeans up their own biotope to call home.

Also my Ph is a tad on the high side, but my Gh and Kh are dead on. I really have never dealt with wild-caught fishies before, this is going to be a learning experience - I'm nervous, and hope all goes well. I've read the article you posted to - thank you for that - and everything else I can find online, but I can't seem to find very many actual people (if any)who have actually kept these! It seems that everyone RECOMMENDS them, but I don't know why, because nobody has any, lol!

Again, thanks for the input :) I'll let you know how it goes...
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #12
 
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I was up until 2am finishing the 20g tank for them. . . My QT tank is a 10 gallon, but only usually has one creature in it at a time, so I wanted to separate them into 2 tanks to lessen the bioload. ESPECIALLY since they're wild-caught I have to keep parameters as stable as possible. Only. . . I don't have enough sockets to have both tanks up at once. So I put all my little eggs into one basket, as it were. I REALLY hope everything goes smoothly. . .

I have ALL of the media from the 10g (cycled) tank now in the 20 - all of the substrate, the snails, the plants, the bubbler, the filter - everything. I also have had a 30g HOB filter in my main tank for some time now waiting for me to put the 20 into use, so that is ALSO in the 20g now. I put in some driftwood and rocks that I've had around for a while, and did my best to make everything feel less like a QT tank and more like home for them. . . though I have no idea what their home in Africa looked like. Some of these floating plants are plastic, I'm getting some Hornwort to float to help absorb any toxins that might cause trouble, too. The Wisteria and all of the other plants are real - hopefully this will be enough to negate any cycling issues I may have, and bring them through allright.

Open to suggestions here! I've never had wild-caught fish, and will be quite devastated if they don't make it..

Shot of the tank just after set up and settling:
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #13
 
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WoW! Very nice QT tank. Love the look of it!

Also I have never seen the fish you are getting before now. Wow they are really small!
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #14
 
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Thanks! Considering I put no thought into it, I think it turned out okay. I really wanted to make them feel comfortable. This whole wild-caught thing has me really nervous. I hope they make it. . .They ARE super tiny!!! I wanted something that I could keep in a large group without overstocking my 29, but that wasn't too flashy, as I want my Bolivian Rams to be the 'centerpiece' fish in the tank. I also wanted to stay in the orange/yellow color-scheme. I don't know. . . I'm just hoping they make it! They've been in the tank since around 11:00 this morning, and there are still 20 of them, I'll feel much better tomorrow morning. . . but for now I'm trying not to get too attached, juuuuuuust in case. *worries*

I risked one quick snap while they were in the bag. I didn't want to stress them, but I DID want to make sure there were 20 - how can you count?!?




They really are pretty little things. . . I'm just praying they do well in a tank!
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #15
 
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Nice setup, I love the driftwood! The Jellybeans look nice aswell. I'm still trying to think of more schooling fish for my 55. I don't anything too dull in color, but I also want an interesting fish.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
 
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Nice setup, I love the driftwood! The Jellybeans look nice aswell. I'm still trying to think of more schooling fish for my 55. I don't anything too dull in color, but I also want an interesting fish.
Have you ever seen a black morpho tetra? If you can find them, I think they're one of the coolest looking tetra out there! There are also many different varietes of small Rasbora and tetra that are just stunning. . .

Edit: Oh... they're territorial and don't school. Huh... sorry! STILL a NEAT fish, tho!
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #17
 
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Nice Job setting up the tank. Looks great!

I want to see the fishies in there! Nice video too!? HAHA

You got wood that quick? didn't even know! hahaha

Fake plants on some of them?
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #18
 
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Have you ever seen a black morpho tetra? If you can find them, I think they're one of the coolest looking tetra out there! There are also many different varietes of small Rasbora and tetra that are just stunning. . .

Edit: Oh... they're territorial and don't school. Huh... sorry! STILL a NEAT fish, tho!
I have, but never inperson. It seems they're a loner predator tetra. They would make a nice wild card to my tank, like you said if I can find them. I was thinking of rummy nose tetras, but I thought have them with the diamonds, might be too much silver. I also thought of cardinal, but I think too many people have them. -_______- Then with the rasboras I thought either Hengal's of Harlequin. I just want to pick fish I won't regret.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #19
 
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I count by starting at 1 then 2, 3, and so on LoL
Looking at the pic I see 20.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #20
 
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"What is this strange new world where everything is so well decorated?"
Their eyes are so big. Teehee.
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