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swenno 09-19-2006 04:41 AM

swen's freshwater tank
hey there this is my 170 litre module tank....

there's 5 silvers sharks..
clown loach
large angel
large silver dollar (didn't manage to get pics of him yet - just too fast for the camera!)
black lancer and
some sort of diamond tetra (not too sure though)

hope the pics look ok..

This is a plant that i spent a lot of time growing it onto the rock

Lupin 09-19-2006 04:47 AM

Re: swen's freshwater tank

Originally Posted by swenno

Bret, could you pls post the pics of your black lancer and "some sort of tetra"?

The fish at the left side in red color with a black triangle is a harlequin rasbora(rasbora heteromorpha).
Harlies are mistaken by beginners for "tetras", but they are actually rasboras.

If you're unsure of which one I'm referring to as harlequin rasbora, this pic will show you that.

This pic shows a Diamond Tetra(Moenkhausia pittieri).

Amphitrite 09-19-2006 07:02 AM

The tank looks really good Bret. The plant at the bottom left hand side of the tank - what is it?

Katherine :D

willow 09-19-2006 08:53 AM

tank looks really good.
i like the fish.
how come you only have one clown ?

joeshmoe 09-19-2006 09:07 AM

cool silver doller

SimplySplendid 09-19-2006 11:00 AM

Nice tank! I love how you made the plant grow into the rock :thumbsup:
You should get a background for your tank :)

Nick 09-19-2006 04:35 PM

Awesome tank! I also have a silver shark. Your's are so wide and fatter than mine! Mine is more skinnier...weird. But like the tank and the fishy's. All looks good.
thats one big silver dollar.....How big are your silver/bala sharks? What about the clown loach...

Do you have any sort of pleco :lol:


swenno 09-20-2006 04:55 AM

um i'll answer these questions as best as i can...

i only have 1 loach cos it was given to me by a friend and that's all i have at the moment... didn't buy anymore cos my silver dollar is getting a little aggressive so i'm just leaving them at the moment cos all the fish have worked out their pecking order.

the silver dollar is probably about 10-12 cm big (about 4/5 fully grown)
the loach would be around 8 - 10 cm big
and the sharks...
2 of them would be close to 12 or so cm in length (had them for a while now)
and there are 3 smaller one approx 8 or 9 cm

not sure on what the plant is... sorry

I am pretty sure if u've only got 1 bala shark that they tend not to live long enough to get HEAPS big (i saw one in a shop a little while ago that would've been close to 15-16 cm).
They are a schooling fish so if you have two or three the tend to eat much more.

i'm still coaxing my lancer out of its little cave for long enough to catch a clear photo

here is a very blurry pic of it's head..... SORRY!

Lupin 09-21-2006 12:12 AM

Hi Bret,
I can't identify your "black lancer" due to blurry pic but we'll gladly wait until you get a clearer pic.:D

SKAustin 09-21-2006 08:39 AM

I do believe the plant you have growing onto the rock is an Anubias

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