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  1. Olympia
    08-12-2012 10:54 PM - permalink
    Yea, I've seen Heiko Bleher (most famous biotope guy in the world) put sword tails in his African tanks.
    I've found these and just love them:

    Nerrr... I wanna try it. BUT the buffalo heads are cichlids. Problem? Can't get rid of the buffalos. And the ctenopoma is an anabantid. But I'm kind of okay about getting rid of the ctenopoma since it may be my biggest problem. But maybe I should bother.
    I think angels and congos would both fit, maybe.....
  2. Olympia
    08-12-2012 09:10 PM - permalink
    Meh. That won't be a problem. And I'll be getting that much later on as well. Most fish don't have any problem transitioning to fresh foods, just processed foods.

    I'm seriously considering breaking the biotope and getting some angel fish.. waaah. ;-;
  3. Olympia
    08-12-2012 08:25 PM - permalink
    Well Mr. Knife is still small so I have a tub he can live in during rehab. He's sort of out of the picture. Everyone else really isn't a problem.
    And I have no clue on the buffaloes. They're slow growers so it may be a while.
  4. Olympia
    08-12-2012 04:11 PM - permalink
    Well I already have my buffalo heads. They are going to move into the 20 in 2 weeks though to grow some more.
    Uhhh.. It's pretty much an "all at once" thing. o-o Been trying to work out the best plan of action but it keeps coming up to just throw everyone in at once.
    The ctenopoma is going last is the only for sure thing since it can be pretty mean.
  5. Olympia
    08-12-2012 02:24 PM - permalink
    It's just so nerve wracking.
    First challenge: Rope fish proof tank.
    Second challenge: Wean African knife off of feeder guppies. >_>
  6. Olympia
    08-12-2012 08:08 AM - permalink
    He likes them because I said they're friendly and get to know their owners really well... How could you eat it?!

    Yup. The thought of this tank is terrifying me, I feel like I'll mess up something! D:
  7. Olympia
    08-12-2012 12:30 AM - permalink
    Hahah I did. He said we can eat it when it gets big. And then get another one.

    Bichir aren't electric.. but I just can't see a little delicate elephant nose with a big burly bichir. I also reread PFK's "10 fish the trade would be better off without" about elephant noses and I'm over them for now. Plus PFK's care guide for them.. "cyclops, rotifers, water fleas, white worms." I'd have to start a whole farm of bugs to feed the darned things.
    I'll stick to my syno. And ropes and bichir and African knife, am I really regretting my awesome choices? I think it's the best set up for my interests, good variety of big guys that can go together. If the tank was 6" I'd shove an African lungfish in there too... Oh well.
  8. Olympia
    08-11-2012 11:15 PM - permalink
    I know. I had forgotten about them pretty much. But seeing them right there. Oh man. I just couldn't watch them stick their little noses into that sharp gravel. Poor things. I'm tempted to ask the LFS how much they charge per elephant nose. But I don't know.. I think I want to avoid them for now. Even though SF says they're good with bichir, I just can't see it.. But the pet store also had a 4" Synodontis alberti for only $10. At least that's what it was advertised as, and that's probably my favourite syno. If he's still there I'm gonna get him when I can.
    All this time my dad's on the side lines trying to talk me into a black ghost knife... -sigh-
  9. Olympia
    08-11-2012 10:35 PM - permalink
    Yea.. but $40 each? 5 fish would run me $200 plus tax!
    :'( My dad laughed at me. He thought one would be reasonable, nice centerpiece.. but when I said they like groups he laughed so much.
  10. VictorP
    08-11-2012 09:56 PM - permalink
    Thanks for your advice! I will be sure to post the pictures once I get them! I'm also getting a 4 step Goten-Zakura Kohaku. I just went to buy praziquantel and wow is it ever expensive! They both don't have khv and are raised in the same place just from different breeders. I'll be sure to post pictures of the koi asap!

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  • About thekoimaiden
    I got into the hobbyin 2007 with a high school project. Now I have 4 tanks and a koi pond
    Virginia, USA
    Ichthyology, entomology, herpetology, hiking, caving, photography, and writing
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    5 - 10
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