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Old 06-21-2012, 11:38 PM   #51
 
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That's so sweet! I'm glad he's happy, and not so alone anymore. I can't help but think of the joke that my daughter is SO fond of repeating over and over and over again. . . Remember it?

Q: What's black and white and red all over?
A: A zebra (Danio) with a sunburn (sea coral? DNA)

*giggle*

Can't wait for the video!
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #52
 
Alright not the best quality (I'll try again later)
So now there are four of these little guys including Little Brave. I hope to get two more down the road so there are six. Also I am scrapping any future plants to get the 50 gallon up and running. Instead I will focus on having an upgrade to a 120 or 150 by the end of the year if the stress test on the floor where I want it to go goes well. I want this to be the last upgrade so I am leaning towards a 150 for maximum room/space for all my fish including Queen.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #53
 
Ah here we go:

Much better video. I'm not sure what to make of the way the long finned ones keep tussling. I will definitely increase the shoal to at least 6.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #54
 
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Well Brave sure looks happy as can be!!! They ARE scrappy, aren't they!? Probably boys being boys, and fighting over such a PRETTY pink female, lol! I'm betting you're right - they'll settle down when you add more fish to their school. YAY! I'm happy for Brave. :)

AAAANNNNDDD! YAY for a HUGER tank!!! You'll have to keep us posted on that. I TOLD you . . . you SHOULD have gotten that GIANT piece of driftwood ;)
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #55
 
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Well Brave sure looks happy as can be!!! They ARE scrappy, aren't they!? Probably boys being boys, and fighting over such a PRETTY pink female, lol! I'm betting you're right - they'll settle down when you add more fish to their school. YAY! I'm happy for Brave. :)

AAAANNNNDDD! YAY for a HUGER tank!!! You'll have to keep us posted on that. I TOLD you . . . you SHOULD have gotten that GIANT piece of driftwood ;)
Yeah they seem to have settled down now. I still plan to add more to the school though. That said if I get the tank I want I will look into getting something that won't refuse to sink and pick a fight.

Hoping to take video soon, I found a t8 Aquarium Light Hood at a thrift store. I think it's about 2.5 feet long. I took it to Home Depot, got them to test it and it works. Bought a bulb and now it's sitting on the tank over the main cluster of plants.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #56
 
So I cleaned up the new light and have it installed. So far the fish are okay with it. One of my Senegals freaked for a bit with the light change.


The light I got for two USD and and the bulb for 7 USD. As you can see so far the three regular Zebra Danio are still accepting Little Brave as their own. I am thinking of picking up another 6 at some point. They hang about the top part of the tank, and they are being very good tank cleaners looking for any little bits of food flaking off of anything. (Those shrimp pellets are messy when the Bichirs devour them).

I'm not sure why not a single of my Bichirs show the slightest interest in their bite sized tank mates. Suppose I feed them too well, either that or the little fish are too fast for them to bother.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:43 AM   #57
 
I really wish I could...edit my posts.

Anyway:

BEFORE:

AFTER:
It's amazing the difference that simple swap did. :3

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:47 AM   #58
 
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Wow,
the lighting looks great!
(it is lighting right? )
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #59
 
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Woah, that light makes a huge difference! Do the Bichir mind the brighter lighting at all? Especially Queen? It looks great!
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #60
 
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Woah, that light makes a huge difference! Do the Bichir mind the brighter lighting at all? Especially Queen? It looks great!
Well one of them freaked out at first...but they seem to be okay with it for now. I am hoping in time a lot of those plants will grow out and give off more cover.

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Wow,
the lighting looks great!
(it is lighting right? )
Thanke.

Yeah it is the lighting the changed. I can't wait to swap out the remaining incandescent when I get a chance.
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