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jentralala 03-01-2014 11:27 PM

Let's Have an Adventure.
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So, I thought I'd go ahead and make a new journal since my last one was super old, and went through SO many different changes. So this journal is gonna have mostly my 35 (technically a 38, but I say 35 'cause that's how many actual gallons are in it. Who labels these things?) and my 10 gallon. Plus random tidbits of lakes/ponds/rivers/whatever I come across.
And puppies.

I suck at updating. Just a fore-word, you can't say you haven't been warned!

First up is the 35. I re-scaped the branches today, I'm still not sure if I'm happy with it. I want it to look like roots, but I dunno.

The inhabitants are 14 Harlequin Rasboras, 9-ish? Kuhli Loaches, a bunch of red cherry shrimp, MTS, Ramshorn, and Pond snails. sed to have 2 Nerites but they've passed on :(

(Do you see derp-fish in the background of some? Always tries to eat the sinking pellets -____-)

jentralala 03-01-2014 11:31 PM

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(Btw sorry for the awful quality. Phone pics! I'm not a photographer like SOME people.)

Ten gallon is up next! Inhabitants are Red Cherry Shrimp, an assortment of snails, and to my great consternation, SCUDS. ARGH. I got a really nice picture one of the little monsters, though. Finally got rid of my hydra, and these jerk faces show up. Grr.

Sorry for how cloudy it is. Recently re-scaped, and it got very cloudy and has yet to die down. Dunno exactly why.
Hopefully it clears up soon, as I may be getting a shoal of Chili/Mosquito Rasboras within the next few days!

BWG 03-04-2014 03:47 PM


If you need suggestions I looooove Southeast Asian fish! I can live vicariously through you! Marie gave in and you will too! mwahaha

jentralala 03-04-2014 09:55 PM


I'll try to! Though my tanks pretty much stay as is, so nothing really interesting happens. I did catch some interesting mating(?) behavior the other day, though.

BWG do you think the ten looks okay for Mosquito Rasbora? Once the D. Sag fills in I think it will look more densely planted as I usually see recommended...

BWG 03-05-2014 03:21 PM

The tanks are honestly fine as they are for mosquito rasbora. Tanks because honestly they'd work in the bigger tank with the fish you have in there just as well.

jentralala 03-05-2014 07:17 PM

Eheheh I can't say I didn't consider it! It's good to know that, too, in case I ever need to consolidate.

Here's the vid I was talking about. I THINK these are two males, fighting over the girls? I can't say for certain. They did this for a good 20 minutes, it was very entertaining to watch. They always stayed in mostly the same area though, around the center of the tank.

BWG 03-06-2014 08:44 PM

Suggestion time yet? :twisted:

jentralala 03-07-2014 02:51 AM

YES :3

You are an ENABLER, sir.


BWG 03-07-2014 11:30 AM

*digs into my wishlist*
I'm sooooo tempted to give you scientific names only just to annoy you, but I won't.
Emerald Eye Rasbora shouldn't be hard to find, pretty, and would work in either tank
Fire Rasbora super pretty, but harder to find and would probably require shipping. Suitable for the big tank.
Eight Banded False Barb again pretty, but would likely require shipping. Suitable for the big tank.
Daisy's Ricefish may be a bit pricey (cheapest I ever saw them was $4.50 which adds up quick with shoalers and likely shipping). Your water is slightly soft for them, but only by a degree or two.
Sundadanio axelrodi Blue form is the most common, no clue what species it is now. There's also the green form (S. margarition) and red form (S. rubellus). Doesn't matter because they are all sold as S. axelrodi. I'm just a nerd and demand factual correctness.
Dwarf Zebra Hovering Loach is not on my wishlist, because I own them and they are awesome! Really in doubt about the 2 inch size stated here. I've never seen close to that.
Burmese Rosy Loach again likes it a little harder, but just by a degree or two. I would love to have these, but as is often the case I had to make choices between different fish. Other sites state closer to an inch for them, which to me means they would have to be spastically hyper to to be able to be kept in a 10. Guess it depends.
Dario Hysginon has no common name :P My last one of these died last week but they were fun. Mine took pellets, carnivore tabs, and Repashy, although that might not always be the case. Not going to list Scarlet Badis since you know them.
Sparkling Gourami, ok so some people report they will work together to hunt shrimp. Most fish will eat babies, but these guys might kill adults too. Also some claim they get very aggressive when spawning. No clue.
Betta channoides just cause mouthbrooding Betta are awesome.

How many is that? *goes to count* 10! Seems like a good stopping point. For now anyway. I mean we didn't even talk about other Bettas, Danios, Indostomus, chocolate or licorice gourami or even get out of Southeast Asian (besides the Fire Rasbora which is from Sri Lanka...still a factually correct nerd).

jentralala 03-07-2014 06:57 PM

Don't even TEMPT me with Indostomus Crocodilus or Chocolate gourami. Those are like... my dream fish *starry eyes* Esp Crocodilus...*dreamy sigh* you think the hovering loach would crowd the bottom of the 35?

Also, I MAY end up getting a shoal of panda corys. My sister has one last remaining panda from her original 6, and refuses to get him any friends and he's slowly wasting away (severe mouth injuries). So if she gives him to me, I'll buy him a shoal. Would they be okay in the 35 or better off in the ten (overcrowding + leaf litter are my biggest concerns.) My kuhlis mostly stay within the leaves, but do venture on top for food/water changes.

That was an exhaustive question xD

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