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  1. 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.
  2. Olympia
    08-03-2012 05:46 AM - permalink
    Olympia
    Hmm for bichir, either P. Delhezi, P. Palmas or a long finned senegal. Maybe two. (I swear once you start...) I think two would fit fit if I only had one synodontis, I don't know. It's useless asking on TFK because no one has a tank full of fish like that. I got a Fluval 403 (old!) which is a canister rated to 100 gallons. I may throw a 45 gallon HOB, but maybe not for the sake of the butterfly fish.

    I'm hoping the Kribs will always stay near their cave, that's why I want a breeding pair since they'll be compelled to. I'm going to make a small cave for them to claim that the others won't fit into. For the caves I'm going to use gathered rocks, and I may use some PVC piping as a "frame" for them. Longer pieces for the big guys, and I was thinking on of those connecters that's a bend for the Kribs. Unless I can do some caves without piping!
  3. eaturbyfill
    08-02-2012 09:45 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    I'm excited to see her grow! Even though she'll be producing even more waste. xD. I want her to be a happy, healthy, fat goldfish. I've looked up the full-grown ones, and they look so chubby, it's adorable. It's bare-bottomed for now, so it looks pretty simple. That's okay. I'm not aiming for style, I'm aiming for my little baby to have room. (: I'll take pictures when we put her in there.
  4. Olympia
    08-02-2012 07:27 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Well that's what I thought too, and why I'm really confused about it.
    Anyways, I think the kribs will be fine. I just need enough cave systems. :) Really excited to build some caves, I want to make them like, cut in half against the front glass so you can see into them. Just silicone the sides of the rocks to not scratch the glass.
  5. Olympia
    08-02-2012 06:12 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    No, I know the bichir would be fine with the kribs actually because I read people do it... Just the ropefish, can't find any info on those guys at all! :s

    I'm really pumped for em they are adorable!
    Except a ton of people on the betta forum were insulting bichirs and saying they're ugly and I was like Whaaaaa! D:
  6. eaturbyfill
    08-02-2012 06:08 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Thank you for reminding me the name of that conditioner!! I have been meaning to get it, but forgot what it was called. Everyone I've heard talk about it says it's great. We'll get some tomorrow and add her. That will give the filter 48hrs to run. Is that enough? And we'll use the old filter to try and move some of the bacteria, as well. Thank you so much for all the help you've given me throughout my time on this site. It's so impressive how much you know and how well you take care of your pets.
  7. Olympia
    08-02-2012 05:28 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Hey lady, so I've gone mad with my stocking plan... I'm adding a bichir and possibly 3 ropefish. However aqua advisor warned me about the rope fish- watch out for the congo tetra and kribensis. So I'm really confused because I can't find ANY other info on if they'd be safe with rope fish or not. I'm really into the rope fish, but I at least need the congos because the top of the tank will be empty without them (minus butterfly fish). I don't think a rope fish could eat a 4" grown congo so I may have to just let them grow out first.. However the kribs, they will be 2.5" for the girl and 3" for the boy... tiny, but I know cichlids should be more than able to defend themselves, but then again I have no clue about that! :s I know that is no where near your area of expertise but I'd like to hear from you anyways!
  8. eaturbyfill
    08-02-2012 12:12 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Okay. I'll keep up with the weekly water changes (I've had to do 2 a week with her in the twenty) and keep an eye on the water parameters. It took FOREVER to fill up this tank!! We got it all running yesterday afternoon. How long will it take to age the water? We still have some conditioner, but not that large of an amount. I was going to wait until it aged then add some of the conditioner to help with stress before adding her.

    That reminds me of how skittish she was when we first got her. She warmed up after she realized I give her food. (: Now, when we try to siphon the tank, she just sits right in the way! Lol. She's so sweet.
  9. eaturbyfill
    08-01-2012 11:08 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Thank you!
    Edit: How much of a water change do I need to do for just her? My hubby said she looks about 3 inches. (I can't estimate size worth anything.)
  10. Olympia
    08-01-2012 08:55 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Elephant nose... Well maybe once I have a full time job. ;)
    I can see myself going down the "monster fish keeper" path some day.... :p

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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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