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post #1 of 14 Old 04-05-2010, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Amazon riverscape 115g update

Added pics of the 90g yesterday, couldn't leave the 115g out. I have never seen so many flower spikes from one Echinodorus bleherae, there were three from that centre plant and they are double at that, and a fourth appeared last week. Also managed one pic of the Chilodus punctatus (spotted headstander) feeding from a shrimp pellet, and not too bad a pic of the Peru sp. of Rineloricaria.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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Great pics! I can't decided which tank I like better, this or the 90. Beautiful tanks, Byron.
Great shot of the Chilodus punctatus. Before today I'd never seen one!

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Great pics! I can't decided which tank I like better, this or the 90. Beautiful tanks, Byron.
Great shot of the Chilodus punctatus. Before today I'd never seen one!
Thanks Kym, much appreciated.

This is the third time in 20 years I've had Chilodus punctatus, and the only time was has lived past a few weeks. I bought three last May, and one died within a couple weeks. The second died last July. This one stuck around. The trick is feeding them. They only eat algae, so just like Farlowella and otos, at first there has to be natural algae. I was lucky this time that the third (survivor) also got acquainted with tablets early on. I have tried boiled spinach and stuff previously but no luck.

This one was pretty thin too, and I feared it might not make it, then suddenly it filled out and like the Corys and others it knows when tablets/pellets will be dropped in and readily feeds. It makes a clicking sound as it eats, only from prepared tablets, I never hear it eating algae. It spends all day browsing every surface in the tank, wood, plants, substrate. A neat fish, and about the only one of the Headstanders that is suitable for the average aquarium since the other species get quite large and are plant eaters.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-07-2010, 08:50 PM
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Beautiful aquarium and an amazing picture. Thanks for educating us on the different fishes you have.
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-07-2010, 09:03 PM
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I just love your tanks, and the pictures you take are just awesome! The "spotted headstander" just makes me smile...

I have to agree with Karjean, thank you for sharing the knowledge about these neat fish.
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-11-2010, 04:22 PM
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amazing B.!!!!!

you're swords are beautiful!!

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-13-2010, 01:42 PM
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brilliant stuff byron. your tanks are a real inspiration for my first tank that i'm setting up at the moment
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byron, im speachless! just gorgeous.

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post #9 of 14 Old 04-14-2010, 01:52 PM
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I never heard of the fish before. Thanks for the education of that. Your tank does look like an amazon paradise..
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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such a beautiful thing to look at.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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