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AF_medic 03-15-2007 03:17 PM

Discus, Angels, misc- went camera crazy, lots a pics
 
Ok, so I got out the camera today, cleaned the glass on my two tanks, and got a little bit trigger happy, hope you like!

First off, Meet the twins!
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0395.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0258.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0383.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0368.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0363.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0265.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0270.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0360.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0386.jpg

those were most of my Discus, here's my Angels.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0318.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0309.jpg
and a few misc fish.
the Pakistani loach
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0327.jpg
and an unidentified loach that likes to play.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0311.jpg
Glass Catfish
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0324.jpg
Red Betta that has survived an unfortunate trip up the python hose! :frustrated:
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0326.jpg

hope you liked the pics, It's been alot of trial and error trying to figure out how to get decent pics of fish that won't keep still!

Zephyr 03-15-2007 04:29 PM

The loach who likes to play is a shisture *sp?* simile.

AF_medic 03-16-2007 09:07 AM

Thanks! I've been wondering now for about 6months what exactly he is. and you're right, I looked it up, it's a shisture. There's alot of variations it looks like.
Thanks again! :D

Amphitrite 03-16-2007 09:28 AM

Absolutely stunning pictures!! Lovely :)

Daz 03-16-2007 09:30 AM

Very nice. :D

Melissa 03-16-2007 09:32 AM

very nice fish!!!!

AF_medic 03-16-2007 01:33 PM

:D Thanks everyone! I am pretty happy with the way those pictures turned out! of course, I only showed you the ten good ones out of the 120 that I took :roll: But I think it was worth it

Just to show you how far some of these fish have come, here's a shot of the very first discus that I ever bought.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/Ssm11748.jpg
that's the same fish that is in the7th picture up above. he started out really ugly and about 2.5" now his color is starting to fill in, and he's about 5"
cool, huh?

Lupin 03-16-2007 09:21 PM

Re: Discus, Angels, misc- went camera crazy, lots a pics
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AF_medic
and a few misc fish.
the Pakistani loach
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0327.jpg

That hardly looks like a Botia almorhae. It's Botia kubotai.
Quote:

and an unidentified loach that likes to play.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...c/DSCF0311.jpg
This one is a Schistura similis it seems.

You'll need to provide this one extra oxygenation along with powerful currents. Make sure the temperature is at 23 minimum. Higher temperatures are often fine but this depletes the oxygen supply needed by this loach. Definitely not to be mixed with Botia species which are often aggressive.

It's simply evolution that allows them to thrive in a fast-flowing streams. Note that their origin is very well-oxygenated, very cool in terms of climate and have very powerful currents. Any depletion in oxygen will certainly not allow them to thrive on long-term basis.

pouyan 03-17-2007 12:08 AM

congratulate,very nice and healthy discus :wink:

AF_medic 03-17-2007 12:51 AM

Blue Thanks for the info on the fish. I always just thought that my Pakistani loach was an oddball for not having the "YOYO" across it's sides.
I haven't had any trouble with them being aggressive at all. and the Temp in that tank is kept at 25C very little current though. The shisture is my favorite non-cichlid fish, extremely personable.

Thanks for the comments!


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