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Lucillia 04-24-2014 06:33 PM

Stormborn's 40 Breeder!
Hi everyone!!

So I figured I would move my journal here since its not just betta fish oriented now. :)

I have one 40 Breeder set up and my 20 long off to the side.

In the 40 I have currently,
-1 Male German Blue Ram
-2 Female German Blue Rams
-1 African Featherfin Squeaker Catfish
-6 baby Bristlenose plecos
-3 Glowlight Tetras
-2 Guppies

I plan on putting the guppies and the tetras back into the 20 soon. Just want to keep the 40 settled for right now.
The BN Plecos I will be finding homes for once they're old enough to gender pick out.
I plan on only keeping two.

I do want to do some small schools of fish but for now I'm just trying to keep the core fish happy.
I do plan on breeding my pair of GBR's once they are settled in. Koyo is not playing easy with them right now though.

Now its time for pictures!

This is for some reason where Squeakz sleeps during the day.... Why? I'm not sure.

keepsmiling 04-25-2014 04:22 AM

Very nice start. Is that squeaker cat similar to my Lace catfish? He looks very much like him. Mine is very secretive in the day as well. He is growing really fast, how about yours?

Lucillia 04-26-2014 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by keepsmiling (Post 4359434)
Very nice start. Is that squeaker cat similar to my Lace catfish? He looks very much like him. Mine is very secretive in the day as well. He is growing really fast, how about yours?

I believe that is another common name. It should be Synodontis eupterus as the genus and species. There are so many different variations on their colors too!

I do like the fact that juvenile to adult they change into their appearance too. I think they look pretty cute both ways!
I also believe they are nocturnal, its funny how much mine eats at night. I put in 3 shrimp pellets right after lights out... They were all gone by morning. Not even a trace!

keepsmiling 04-26-2014 09:32 AM

Mine is very dark colored and is getting the high fin now. Nice to know someone else keeping one.8-)
I was looking at something this morning I could offer him as a new hideout, as I think he is outgrowing the one he has. I want something inert{ceramic?} and dark colored so it's not too noticeable. Can't find anything I really like yet. Ken's fish has some pretty cool ones.

Lucillia 04-26-2014 10:17 AM

I just put in a serpents head tomb thingy majig yesterday so I will see if he moved to it with lights on today. I love how they even sleep upside down too. It's incredible! They seem to like tight spaces though... they really are cats.
How big is yours right now?

keepsmiling 04-26-2014 10:35 AM

Hmm. I would say a good 2 inches, maybe a bit more, but his dorsal looks as tall as he is long. He was tiny when he arrived here. He just came out and I noticed he has these new markings down either side of his nose. He is a PIG. No wonder he is growing so fast!:-)

Lucillia 04-26-2014 05:23 PM

Ahhh! Okay. Mine is around 3 inches I would say. I just got him on.... I want to say Tuesday... Yes. He's a fatty. I always put a few shrimp pellets for him with some flakes right before lights out.

Here is the 40 today! And some funny pictures of Squeakz. I walked in to see... A tail hanging out of the barrels... Even the rams were like... Uh? Mom? What is that?!
I came around the corner to find a very silly sight.

He was very offended at the picture, and proceeded to swim under the moopani instead.

And the babies.

Lucillia 04-27-2014 09:28 PM

Here is the 40 today! I moved some plants around and such... I love the tea color the water is turning. The 40 also had its first water change! Only about 10% though so the rams don't get upset.
I also worked on redoing the 20 as well. No pics unfortunately.

aussieJJDude 04-30-2014 07:00 AM

Looking good!
I very nice tank, I love the dark substrate!

Lucillia 05-03-2014 07:47 PM

Thank you Aussie!!! I've been trying to work hard on it.

Here's some updates! The bristlenose babies have almost doubled in size now, my bacopa is huuuuuge! I just put in some parrots feather and myrio from Lilnaugrim. I have a few new ornaments and the drift wood.

MY RAMS STARTED TO BUILD A NEST!!!! I was so excited! I think they might have stopped now but it was absolutely adorable! The female was literally shoveling the sand with her front and pectorals. The issue is that I have some gravel underneath the sand that came with my sand from my other tank to help cycle earlier. She found it unfortunately and I think they may have given up from that. Good news, I have a short video of it! I'm going to try to fix it but for now its sideways.. :/

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