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post #551 of 580 Old 05-18-2013, 07:04 PM
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Loving the pictures sang :)

I'm really liking the 90 with all the plants.

If you need any extra plants let me know. i can send you some dwarf sag, a different kind of sword and some guppy grass. Just pay for the shipping :)
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post #552 of 580 Old 05-19-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Loving the pictures sang :)

I'm really liking the 90 with all the plants.

If you need any extra plants let me know. i can send you some dwarf sag, a different kind of sword and some guppy grass. Just pay for the shipping :)
I think I'm good on plants right now. Recently acquired fresh Wisteria stems, which I am really happy about :3

Oh, for those wondering how Queen looks in the 80:


She's a bit difficult to video now because of the lower lighting of the tank and the fact that she prefers to be most active at night and early morning when the light is off.
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post #553 of 580 Old 05-19-2013, 10:19 PM
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But she is still stunning!! I'm glad that she is settling into her new home! I hope one day she'll be following you around the room begging for food :)
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post #554 of 580 Old 05-20-2013, 12:29 AM
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Queen is truly an amazing animal. . . the tank is gorgeous, but compared to her - I don't even notice the pretty plants! <3
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post #555 of 580 Old 05-23-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
Haha, she's Queen for a reason. Queens got to be purdy.

Speaking of pretty, some of the younger more pale Rainbowfish that came from that bulk buy a while back are beginning to color up. I did a light feeding with flake and veggie wafers and took some video:


If you see the obviously larger SAE, that's Scratt. He's the one who got nipped by Queen and lost a good portion of his back tail fin area. It's nearly completely regenerated and as you can see he's chubby and well in the 150.
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post #556 of 580 Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM
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Holy crap!! What a feeding frenzy! Your rainbows are coloring up really nicely! Have you been able to figure out all of the species you have?

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post #557 of 580 Old 05-23-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Holy crap!! What a feeding frenzy! Your rainbows are coloring up really nicely! Have you been able to figure out all of the species you have?
Haha, it's fun to watch.

I'm not sure yet. The two that are coloring up with red-orange on their tails may be either 8 line, or the species of the other red tail one. Beyond that it is still too early to tell.
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post #558 of 580 Old 05-30-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
Today is the first day I managed to get good video of Haggar the Long Fin Bristlenose Pleco.


It's is too cute watching him share the cucumber with the SAE. All the fish surprised me recently. This is the other half of the cucumber. THey totally gutted the last one. That was a group effort of the SAE, and the loaches that suddenly decided they like cucumber :3

Also I got some really neat video of the Rope-Fish

They started this whole posturing thing when I approached with the camera. At first I thought it may be a form threat posture. Sort of a "This is my territory so stay out?".

But, you know something? When they flash those fins and stay still like that it looks awfully lot like two great big eyes. Wonder if this may be a good defense in the wild to try to intimidate a bigger fish into backing down?
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post #559 of 580 Old 06-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Haggar looks soo pretty with his long fins! So glad the loaches and SAE were sharing with him instead of nipping at him. Your silly little loaches can't decide what they are.

I can see how that posturing could look like a much larger fish in murky water. The ropefish looked like they were trying to create a four-eyed monster at one time lol! They are quite cute.

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post #560 of 580 Old 06-04-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter

This is yet another example of why I feel Loaches are fish that learn. Previously I have mentioned how my loaches never really fed from the water (they never went after food floating) until they wanted my two big Histrionica do it.

Well, here they never ate cucumber. I've offered it before. I've had loaches in the past that liked it. These ones here never touched it. However after a few times of putting it in there and the SAE having their way the Loaches suddenly decided "I LIKE CUCUMBER TOO!" and now they eat it. They even click and will jostle a bit over a good feeding position and sometimes they appear to form a little line to wait their turn.

It stands to reason that fish that can have a 15-20 year live span in the wild would actually be capable of social learning. Either way it's cute to watch.
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