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  1. Olympia
    08-07-2012 01:41 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Maybe I'll have some recipes posted some day! ;)

    Hah, my fish store used to just tell me "no" if I asked about the fish. Then I got an explanation. Now I've got my name in a book and all the fish I want ordered, which they'll order whenever they become available. Took some time to "get in" but I feel pretty special now!
  2. Olympia
    08-07-2012 07:10 AM - permalink
    Olympia
    I used to think my LFS sucked.. but it's like the best store ever! :p

    Yea, I'll stay away from plant matter, minus for the cichlids and congo tetra. I may play around with food for them, considering I've actually found recipes for cichlid foods.
  3. eaturbyfill
    08-06-2012 08:09 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    I am going to tomorrow. (:

    Edit: They are up now! In my fishy album.
  4. eaturbyfill
    08-06-2012 06:54 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    She's acting fine, a lot more active. She started getting a little lethargic in that smaller tank, which is why I hurried and got this one. Now it's fixed
  5. Olympia
    08-06-2012 03:54 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Home made food.. The current plan is fish fillets, probably pollock mostly. I read to avoid oily fish such as salmon (which is the first fish in the omega one food). Pollock, haddock and cod are best, of which pollock is the most affordable. After that, prawns (with shells), and mussels. Frozen whole silversides from a pet store. Mealworms as well as earthworms, maybe some other worm things that are sold for lizards. (Bugs for the butterfly fish too). From my research it seems bichir eat a lot of insects in the wild so I think it's a good idea.
    I'm debating whether or not to include carrots/peas. I PMd BettaBaby about it, she's an aquatic nutritionist. Every single commercial food seems to have some plant matter, but I'm curious if I can omit it since these fish are 100% predators. Waiting on that answer still.
    Going to try storing the food prepared in ice cube trays. Preparation is still a mystery to me though. xD
  6. Olympia
    08-06-2012 03:53 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Buffalo head cichilds are sort of rare. I've found someone selling them for $23 each.. I got my 5 babies for $20 ($5 each with one free because I like to haggle!). I'm HOPING they'll all live together nicely in the 90 gallon, but that's their decision. So at least 2 will stay.
    For the rest of the stocking. Hoping for 1 delhezi bichir, 1 longfin senegal bichir, 3 rope fish, 1-3 butterfly fish, 1 African knife, 1-2 leopard ctenopoma, 9 congo tetra. Still gotta ask the LFS about getting in the bichir though, I've never seen them around here. And I gotta see what types of synodontis they can get in for me as well.
    (2 posts since it's too long).
  7. Olympia
    08-06-2012 02:45 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Well, I crossed out kribs and got my new cichlids today. They're babies and have to wait in a 5 gallon until the tank is ready. They're called buffalo head cichlids, and get bigger than the kribs, so they'll do better with my big fishies. I got a group of 5. Hopefully they do well, I'm getting mixed replies on whether or not the whole group can live in the 90 gallon full grown or not. :s As always.

    So, you've missed a lot, I AM getting 2 bichir, as well as 3 ropefish. Lots of big fishies. They're going to get a home made diet, so that should be fun stuff.

    Hopefully the tank will be resealed by this week. Nerrr. I hate waiting.
  8. eaturbyfill
    08-06-2012 02:09 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Oh, it's okay! I figured you must have been busy. She's acting much happier now!
  9. eaturbyfill
    08-03-2012 01:59 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    I got in touch with my uncle. Turns out they do still have the fish pond.. but.. I can't. I can't let her go. It made me cry to just consider it.
  10. eaturbyfill
    08-03-2012 10:48 AM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Aw, she is SO cute! I caught her in a 1g tank so she'd have a little room (our zip lock bags aren't very big) and floated her, slowly mixing the water. She acted confused while she was being floated, then I let her out. She swam around, like "Woah!" poking everything with her nose.. and started begging for food as usual. (: Gah, how can she be so cute?!

    Edit: I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH.

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