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  1. thekoimaiden
    08-12-2012 08:22 PM - permalink
    I would think you would want to put the most difficult to work with in first and deal with their problems (like the African knife and the guppies) and then add the others in. How long until you feel comfortable with the buffalo head in the 90 gal?
  2. thekoimaiden
    08-12-2012 02:44 PM - permalink
    I would be pretty nervous in your place, too. I know when I set up my next tank I'll be a jumble of nervous/excited. Just tackle things one at a time. Which fish are you going to get first?
  3. thekoimaiden
    08-12-2012 02:14 PM - permalink
    I couldn't eat one of my fish. Not even the koi if there was a food shortage. They're pets! "Fish are friends not food!" lol

    I don't blame you for being nervous. It's a big tank, but we're here to help with advice where we can give it and a shoulder to lean on. Just take it slowly. I'm sure you'll do wonderfully! :)
  4. thekoimaiden
    08-12-2012 01:16 AM - permalink
    Ew. Eat it? Well people do eat the royal knifefish and clown knifefish in their native habitats. But still. It must have been in some not-so-good chemicals at least for a little bit.

    Good point. I forget how delicate elephant nose are. You do have a pretty awesome setup planned, and are lucky to have the tank to do it! I can't wait to see it completed. I'm excited to see it go through!
  5. thekoimaiden
    08-12-2012 12:05 AM - permalink
    Are bichir mildly electric, too? Why would they be bad with bichir? But it's great they have the syno you want. When will your 90 gal be set up?

    Have you shown him just how big those monsters get? They may be pretty, but they're just too big.
  6. thekoimaiden
    08-11-2012 11:11 PM - permalink
    Oh boy did I ever fail math. I completely forgot to factor that in. Yikes. Is that basically your entire budget for this tank? I can see why it's breaking your heart.
  7. thekoimaiden
    08-11-2012 10:29 PM - permalink
    Oh my god! You must be in pieces right now! Is there any way they could get you two more fish? I would even be offering them free help around the store if I was in your place.
  8. thekoimaiden
    08-11-2012 08:00 PM - permalink
    I don't know what to tell you about those little guys either. I thought they chirped. I was thinking about getting a tank of them for just that reason.

    I'm a much better writer than photographer, so I try to stick to wordy posts. I've been reading your blog, and I really like it! It's a great way for me to learn about oddballs because I love a picture to go along with a description. That last one you posted, the humphead perchlet, is... something else. Man that fish is ugly.
  9. thekoimaiden
    08-10-2012 09:50 PM - permalink
    Haha! If you've got money to blow right now, it sounds like a good idea to blow it on your African 'tope. Your 20 gal sounds like a crazy hodge-podge. Loaches would be a great addition! Add to the crazy!! Cories and frogs breeding? Do you actually have any fry yet? Do your frogs make noises? I heard that ADF's will chirp.

    I've seen a ton of betta blogs, too. I think your idea for a monster fish blog is a great idea! I'll certainly read it. I forgot how much fun oddballs can be. The same fondness I had for bichir, ropefish, and botiine loaches is returning. I can smell another tank in my future. >,<

    I think I've been doing my blog now for about 4 months (goes to check). Yep it's in its 5th month. There were some times when it seemed like more work than it was worth, but I can imagine almost anything is like that. I wish you luck! We can always use more good sources of info about fish online!
  10. thekoimaiden
    08-10-2012 05:09 PM - permalink
    Ahh I see! All my tanks are in my room, where I spend most of my time. I'd still love one in the kitchen, tho.

    Banjo catfish? Another one I had to look up. They look pretty cute! ^-^ And ya, I still consider a 5 in fish small. I was just out with my koi and I think they've hit 20 inches.

    I think most Pangio loaches would be fine there. It's at the high end of their hardness range, tho. I wouldn't go any higher. They will always appreciate a lower pH, but 7.6 should be fine. Almost all Pangio loaches have the same types of needs, so even though there are 3 species commonly traded as brown kuhli loach and another 3 seen as the striped kuhli loach, they should be fine in your tank. Going to put them in the 20G long?

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    rabbit god, ferret jester, goldfish slave
    Kingston, Ontario
    hmmm I like hiking, fishkeeping, and concerts!
    Organic Agriculture Student
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