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post #1 of 9 Old 01-15-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
yay I got some new fish

I drove to two fish stores about 40 minuets away on Tuesday. I had a lot of outstanding credit and gas is still cheap. I came home with 9 ember tetras, 3 pygmy cories, 7 male gertrudae rainbows, 3 rummy nosed tetras, 3 dwarf frogs, and some frozen fish food. I lost one of the rummy tetras and a dwarf frog today. Neither looked too good out of the bag. All the other fish look great! I wasn't planning to get so many fish. The fish are all in a 15gal with 40+ endler fry for their two week quarintine. The tank is a little busy, but I was able to get some decent pictures today.



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post #2 of 9 Old 01-15-2009, 06:33 PM
Pretty fish! :)
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-15-2009, 06:38 PM
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I have alot of trouble finding those endler fish that you have. where did you get yours? Are they livebearers?
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-15-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have alot of trouble finding those endler fish that you have. where did you get yours? Are they livebearers?
I got two trios from a local fish auction, but both the fish stores I visited carry them. They are livebearers very similar to guppies, but they have a more natural look to them IMO. They stay smaller and reproduce just as well as guppies. I took 7 matured fry in for store credit when I went. I pull all the fry out of my show tank. They annoy me when they are in there. I noticed some in there today. I thought the 2" rummy tetras would do a number on them, but nope they won't even touch the little bite sized ones. If you are ever near Hudson Wisconsin come get some. They are free.

I was really surprised at how well the ember tetras were able to keep the endler fry away from the algae wafer I put in there. Those little tetras can be vicious when they want to be!

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-15-2009, 11:27 PM
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your tank and fish are gorgeous!!

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-17-2009, 07:24 PM
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the middle fish in the first picture is so nice! whats it called?

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-18-2009, 06:16 PM
I LUV the fish in the top picture!!! I'm jealous! lol

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-19-2009, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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the middle fish in the first picture is so nice! whats it called?
The top pic is a gertrudae rainbowfish (Pseudomugil gertrudae), one of the overlooked blue-eyes. They act a lot like small danios and remind me of humming birds. Males keep their fins down most of the time. My avatar is a male displaying, they hold all there fins up. It really changes their appearance.

I do head count every morning when I turn the lights on, when the fish are still "out of it". I'm pretty sure they are all there. I can't count them during the day, they don't stay still for a second. I know this tank has a ton of fish in it, even for temporary stocking. It doesn't help when they ALL gravitate to the same place thinking I'm going to feed them.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-19-2009, 04:29 AM
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very nice :)
i never liked the rummy noses before,however i was taken by the large shoal in the
store and bought some myself,they swim together most of the time,and i think they look
great.

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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