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Old 11-19-2008, 12:09 AM   #11
 
ooops this should be somewhere in between there (before the last pic).
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:47 AM   #12
 
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1st pic-Cabomba caroliana
The red ones, I'm not certain but probably Rotala sp.
3rd pic-green ones are Echinodorus sp.
Last pic-the one with large long leaves is Cryptocoryne crispatula
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:49 PM   #13
 
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1st pic-Cabomba caroliana
The red ones, I'm not certain but probably Rotala sp.
3rd pic-green ones are Echinodorus sp.
Last pic-the one with large long leaves is Cryptocoryne crispatula
thanks again. well the cabombas have now been heavily cut by some of the fish, dont know which ones, and the branches and leaves are floating all over the tank. so it seems to me that these plants are also food, am i right? the red rotalas seem to be dieing. either that or they're in adjustment phase. and the fish just seem to be nibling away at the plants. the leaves all have carvings. is it wise to just buy plants that fish don't eat.

well no one wants to take my snakeheads. i had them since they were less than 3 inches so i can't euthanize them either. i'm offering them back to the store i bought them from.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #14
 
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That sucks. Have you tried the Oceanarium exhibit if they can offer to take those? A lot of FW fish there were actually donated by hobbyists in Manila. I was told this by Angel Ampil (author of Animal Scene magazine) when I met him in his office last April.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:39 PM   #15
 
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Too bad you will have to give them up...really some beautiful fish.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:11 PM   #16
 
ok guys, the store that sold the snakeheads to me got them back. i'm just getting some other fish in exchange.

i told you guys that i think my snakeheads know me. do you think they understand that i gave them up? i mean, they were in this new tank looking at me walk away. yup iamntbatman, they're beautiful fish indeed. will look out for some non-giants in the future.

my kids miss the frenzy of snakehead feeding time. i guess they're singing 'who let the dogs out'.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #17
 
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Hoi polloi, did you get my PM of my contact number? I can contact you if I can see Channa bleheri available again. Angel Ampil has these last time he got them and sold them for 700 pesos. What fish are you getting?
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:42 AM   #18
 
hi lupes, just saw your pm now. will definitely get in touch with you about that channa bleheri. looks niiiiice. and the magic word?--> 8-inches! that's 32 inches shorter than the micropletes. ergo, workable in my tank! me likey! and a website says they also take pellets? hope this info is true. i feel 100lbs lighter now that i don't have to buy live goldfish and feed them to the channas.

i already got in return some cichlids(?) that have black and gray vertical stripes. the seller told me they were coronets? cornets? comets??? anyway, they're now mixing in well with the oscars and the red pacus.

also got some ramirezis (easier to remember) for the lower tank. although their color seems to have faded somewhat. hope its an adjustment phase.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:08 AM   #19
 
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i already got in return some cichlids(?) that have black and gray vertical stripes. the seller told me they were coronets? cornets? comets??? anyway, they're now mixing in well with the oscars and the red pacus.
May need pics for this one.

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also got some ramirezis (easier to remember) for the lower tank. although their color seems to have faded somewhat. hope its an adjustment phase.
It happens especially when they are new to their tank.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:33 PM   #20
 
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Hoi polloi, check this one for snakehead sales. Be sure to save some of your cash and research further on the species mentioned.
Exotic Fish Catalogue - PALHS Online Community Forum
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