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Old 05-16-2009, 02:18 AM   #11
 
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congrats on getting the EB, they are very beautiful fish. if you need more info on them check out this site... Click here: All Things Dempsey! :: Index

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Old 05-16-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
 
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Heres how you post pictures if you want to know.

1) Get a digital camera and take a picture
2) Use the provided usb cable to link your camera to the computer
3) A window should appear that looks like this

4) Click on the "Open device to view files" option
5) This should open up the pictures that you have stored on your camera.
6) Open up "My Pictures" on your computer, possibly on your start menu or in "My Computer"
7) Click and drag the pictures you want from your camera folder to your "my pictures" folder
8 ) Go to an image hosting site such as Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket or ImageShack® - Image Hosting, I prefer to use photobucket because it allows you to edit your pictures but it is down right now for maintenance.

The rest of this is how to continue to post your photos if you are using photobucket to host, if you would like to use another let me know and I can help you.

9) On photobucket (after you register and create an account, its free), go to "My Albums" or "Welcome, *your name*".
10) in a drop down menu you will see a place to change the size of your photo, you will want to set it on Large, 640x480.
11) To select your picture, click on the "browse" button in a blue box near the top.
12) It will take you to "My Pictures" and you click whichever photo you want.
13) It should begin to upload your photo automatically if not click "upload"on the screen.
14) After its finished return to your album and you should see a thumbnail size picture that you uploaded with 4 links underneath it.
15) You will want to select the one with [IMG][/IMG] tags wrapped around the URL.
16) Paste that link on to this site and your picture will appear

I know there are probably easier ways to do that but thats how Ive always done it, sorry if its missing any steps, I had to write this from memory. If you need any help let me know and I can probably help you.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:09 AM   #13
 
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Heres how you post pictures if you want to know.

1) Get a digital camera and take a picture
2) Use the provided usb cable to link your camera to the computer
3) A window should appear that looks like this

4) Click on the "Open device to view files" option
5) This should open up the pictures that you have stored on your camera.
6) Open up "My Pictures" on your computer, possibly on your start menu or in "My Computer"
7) Click and drag the pictures you want from your camera folder to your "my pictures" folder
8 ) Go to an image hosting site such as Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket or ImageShack® - Image Hosting, I prefer to use photobucket because it allows you to edit your pictures but it is down right now for maintenance.

The rest of this is how to continue to post your photos if you are using photobucket to host, if you would like to use another let me know and I can help you.

9) On photobucket (after you register and create an account, its free), go to "My Albums" or "Welcome, *your name*".
10) in a drop down menu you will see a place to change the size of your photo, you will want to set it on Large, 640x480.
11) To select your picture, click on the "browse" button in a blue box near the top.
12) It will take you to "My Pictures" and you click whichever photo you want.
13) It should begin to upload your photo automatically if not click "upload"on the screen.
14) After its finished return to your album and you should see a thumbnail size picture that you uploaded with 4 links underneath it.
15) You will want to select the one with [IMG][/IMG] tags wrapped around the URL.
16) Paste that link on to this site and your picture will appear

I know there are probably easier ways to do that but thats how Ive always done it, sorry if its missing any steps, I had to write this from memory. If you need any help let me know and I can probably help you.
Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:39 AM   #14
 
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Found the perfect fish to help with waste control for the 80 gal that the electric blue Dempsey will soon call home.
It is an adult Synodontis Multipunctatus approx, 6 inches long.
I nearly have the 80 gal ready for the electric blue Dempsey. Tank is filtered with two Emperor 400's using only filter floss ,and ceramic beads for extra biological filtration. Also have one Hydro V sponge filter rated for 125 gal (prolly won't last long as Jack gets larger) Also mounted a Hydor Koralia Pump for more circulation that Synodontis will appreciate.(Thanks, oneFish2fish).
Tank has sand substrate ,with some large smooth river rock, an artificial log that fish will have to decide who uses it,and some large driftwood.
Also have artificial plants due to cichlids propensity for digging. Floating artificial bamboo grass to help comfort the fish ,as well as subdue the lighting.
I have for the moment ,,decided against introducing other fish to this tank other than the Synodontis. In this way, I can leave the bottom of the tank with plenty of room for the Dempsey without creating numerous places for other fish to seek refuge.
Well that's all for now. This computer is at work, and i just stopped in to feed the fish here and am on my way to the river for some fishing. Ton of rain ,,and the river is up. Should be good for catfishing.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:24 AM   #15
 
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Jack is doing fine ,and eyeing the synodontis with some measure of suspicion. I am still collecting the large river stones and soaking them in bleach solution. Will try and posistion them in a way that the heater in this tank is protected from damage from Jack.
So far his ,(have read that 90 percent of electric blues are males) favorite foods are frozen chopped krill,frozen bloodworms,frozen mysis shrimp,and african Cichlid attack pellets. Synodontis appears well ,but has blemish on it's nose I suspect,, came from the large lava rock that this fish wedged itself against in dealers tank. I have decided to withold treatment and observe the fish to see that blemish does not become infected. Am performing Water changes on Saturday,Wednesday,and Sunday of 25 to thirty percent. This worked well for Discus that I recently found homes for, and should serve the Electric Blue Dempsey as well. I am contemplating moving the Dempsey to the 80 gal this weekend. It will be a very large quarantine tank, but will give the synodontis some more room and separate the fishes should the blemish on the nose of Synodontis become an issue. Am trying to create suitable deco without cluttering up the tank and it's still not to my liking but ,, I must take note of the fishes needs first. Everything must be placed in a way that fish cannot cause injury from falling or collapsing formations while digging or crashing about the tank. Prolly will have to keep water level lower than I would like as well (splashing) But in the end,, I am near certain all will be satisfied. Once completed.. I promise to try and present photos . That's all for now.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #16
 
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I like your choice of cat. The Synodontis you chose has such nice coloring. That blemish on his nose is exacty why I don't like to see lava rock with certain fish, ie: loaches & cats. When I purchased my yoyos I also had to take with me the lava rock they were wedged into. The LFS guy was never going to get them out even though he tried. I had to beg him to stop trying and just give me the rock. They were a little scratched up but frequent water changes prevented any infection from setting in.

This tank sounds like it's going to be very nice. I'm sad I never got to see photos of it when it was a discus tank . At least this time you promise to get pics! I understand being blissfully unaware of how to do this. I take the pictures then give the camera to the boyfriend and he does the downloads then e-mails me the pics. Maybe you can do this with your niece? I love that ionballer07 gave us the step by step. I may have to try doing some pictures myself now that I have the instructions. The boyfriend thinks I'm a geek taking pictures so many pictures of fish!

Will you be glueing the rocks together as I've seen some people do? Never having kept large cichlids I'm amazed that they are able to move large rocks. What will you be using as substrate?

PS. Did you catch anything out on the river?

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #17
 
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I watched this particular Synodontis for nearly a year in dealers tank. It always was wedged up underneath a large piece of lava rock. The lady wanted thirty bucks for the fish , but it is exactly what I wanted and no one else had bought the fish in a year so I was able to observe the fish for some time and watch it's growth. I think it will heal on it's own with water changes and proper foods.
Finding new homes for my Discus was without question the hardest thing I have ever done so far in this hobby. I raised them from size of fifty cent piece to nearly six inches in diameter. It just got to be too much like a job to keep them healthy and parasite free. Don't get me wrong,, Discus are not that hard to keep so long as their needs are met, but as someone on another forum once declared,, they are needy fish, (ie) frequent water changes,and near zero NitrAtes. I shall keep them again someday but will want a much larger tank than the 80 gal that I have .
My dempsey tank has sand substrate and rocks will not be glued. Everything comes out of the tank once a week and the stones I am using would be too heavy for glue to hold anyway. I have numerous trumpet snails to help with sifting the sand which is no deeper than one and one half inches. I have also removed the extensions on the Emperor400's so that the uptakes are not as close to the bottom and hopefully,, will help keep sand from finding it's way into the impeller assembly.I WILL find someone to help me with posting pics when the time arrives. In all honesty.. I believe this Electric Blue Dempsey despite conflicting views on their origins,, to be one of the most beautiful of the Cichlids. ALMOST as beautiful as were the Discus I had the opportunity to care for.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:45 PM   #18
 
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Some info I've gathered on the EBJD:

- Rumor has it that they don't grow quite as large as a normal Jack. From what I've read, they'll remain 1-2 inches shorter than their larger cousins. However, this could just be a result of poor care, tanks that are too small, or some other reason that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with genetics.
- Rumors also suggest that they tend to be a little more docile than standard Jacks. Again, this could just be speculation.
- The EBJD's I've seen have been quite variable. A great deal of them seem to be a bit deformed, an observation which has been backed up by stories I've read online. However, if yours was 3" at time of purchase I think you'd already see any major deformities so yours sounds like a healthy specimen.

Healthy looking EBJD's are some of the most gorgeous fish I've ever laid eyes on. I've gotta say I'm quite jealous!
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:36 AM   #19
 
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Thank you Iamntbatman. The electricc blue dempsey is doing well and I can find no fault with the fish from a physical standpoint. Those who raise Discus,and my own expieriences with them demonstrate good growth through water changes and foods high in protein. I will cut back on the protein as the fish reaches adult size. I did not believe water changes to be that big a factor in the growth of discus but it was proven to me while I had the opportunity to care for them so I am adopting a similar water change schedule for this fish. Only time will tell. The synodontis and the Jack appear to tolerate each other well and I am pleased that is the case. When I first placed the Dempsey in the 80 gal, it was also home for eight corydoras and an Adult Long finned albino bristlenose. The Dempsey promptly sent the corys to one corner of the tank and they seemed anxious to leave the tank,swimming rapidly up and down the glass. The bristlenose;s long fins were of great interest to the dempsey as well so it ,along with the catfish were moved to more peaceful tank. Not since the Paratalapia polleni that ultimately jumped from the tank and expired ,have I seen such a more handsome Cichlid.,, Or at least one I could easily find.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:53 PM   #20
 
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I Got a EBJD that's about 2" also. Anyways my friend knows the breeder and from what he tells me the Dempseys are smaller then normal but have awsome color and are still pretty agressive(possibley just becuase their breeding). But GL with yours. Only thing im trying to figure out is how to make this thing grow as fast and as big as possible without getting any faults. What are u feeding yours mostly the high protein stuff?
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