04-05-2010, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
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.