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Just share some pics of things as they currently are now. Will be tearing things up this Saturday. Tanks are okayish ATM, but all kinda look tossed together. Fish could care less about that though. Will add another tank and lots more fish later.






Bamboo shrimp




"red calico" BN pleco- might get rid of these guys just don't care for the plecos much


Male Black Angelfish


Female Boesemani Rainbow fish

 

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Lovely tanks!! You must be prod of those tanks!! Why you gunna get rid of that pleco?? Id kill to have 1 thats colour!!
 

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I'm running out of room any need to pick fish to get rid of since i will likely get some more this Saturday. I'm hoping I will get a decent price on some GBR at an auction. Got some other fish to get rid of and probably should get rid of more, but oh well. Thing is you never really know what your going to bring home:-?.

Another tank and lots more fishies! The large tank above is setup high tech. The 20 gallon below normally is but I've been out of CO2 for over a month. Its starting to look kinda shabby, but I keep messing with it. Hasn't been heated for a few months. I left it stagnant for a week just to see what would happen >.> Finally turned everything back on except CO2 cuz I realized I might actually need to put sensitive fish in it.



Two male boesemani rainbows. One medium sized adult then a older juvenile.





Female Angelfish



Uncooperative Panda garra playing ostrich



Male Caecilian(rubber eel) looking weird like he always does.
 

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Nice pics and tanks. Love your black angel. And the eel looks like he has a big smile on his face.
 

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Wow you realy do have some lovely tanks! If i live ALOT closer i would so but that lil plec of you never seen 1 like that im gunna ask if my lfs can order in!
 

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I really like the very first tank the way it is. And I love the pleco he is very neat I have been looking for a bristle nose for my 55 gallon but all I can seem to find are the common plecos or others that get to big. And that eel does look like he is smiling hes neat I have never seen one like that.
 

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Wow you realy do have some lovely tanks! If i live ALOT closer i would so but that lil plec of you never seen 1 like that im gunna ask if my lfs can order in!
Your probably gonna hate me telling you this, but all 3 of those red calico BN plecos ended up auctioning off for about $6 total:lol:. Yeah I know we are kinda spoiled around here, with all these nice fish breeders. I sold 3 bags of subwassertang, 2 bags of java moss, 9 crypts wenditti "tropica", 4 crypt wenditti "green", bag of pennywort, and 2 bags of star grass. My tanks ATM look pretty mauled since I'm not very gentle ripping up crypts. For example that large crypt in my 20gallon is gone and that thing had roots covering the entire damn tank:-?.

Ended up spending almost $70 which is way more then I should of but I'm happy with what I got:
3 pairs of P. Gertrudae-$22
3 pairs of P. Gertrudae-$18
bag of stuff- 2 sticky thermometers, 2 small drift wood species, partially used box of flourish tabs, natural gold iron/trace fert unused - $5
2 Rorippa aquatica- $7
1 anubias barteri- $3
sagittaria sp-$4
windlov fern-$3
12 cherry shrimp +plant(for new genes)- $6

I came WAY too close to buying some angelfish, 8 of them! I know my stocking is horrible too >.> I just can't help myself when dealing with fry. Sure they were angelfish, but they were pea sized(maybe 1/4"), and the most &%$%^&# adorable tiniest angelfish ever <3! Oh they had some 10 day albino BN pleco fry too lol, but I learned my lesson with the plecos. As far as the angelfish I stopped my bid at $10 and they sold for $11. Its probably a good thing though cuz no way do I have room for them lol. I got very close to 30 if not more fish in every tank >.< That doesn't even count the eels that share the 55 with there fishy friends. Yeah I know I'm bad, but at least they are happy. See the eel was smiling and here is the kinda retarded/creepy version of super happy, cuz he just ate a tasty worm with all those little poky teeth <3.

 

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Oh no they went!!! lol, there were cute i also like ur male angelfish stunning!
 

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I love the eel picture! Hes so funny looking. LOL
 

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o my gosh!!!!!
BEAUTIFUL TANKS!

what type of eel is that?rubber you said?...how..lol tell me more,im speechless..he looks AWSOME!!!!!I'm so into eels and odd fish alike that this really caught my eye..tell me moree!!!:D:D
 

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o my gosh!!!!!
BEAUTIFUL TANKS!

what type of eel is that?rubber you said?...how..lol tell me more,im speechless..he looks AWSOME!!!!!I'm so into eels and odd fish alike that this really caught my eye..tell me moree!!!:D:D
Thanks you, He is a caecilian (AKA rubber eel) Typhlonectes natans. He is a type of amphibian and not a fish at all, he has lungs for breathing. He is no true eel, he would be closer to the salamander, except in a different genus specific for all the species of caecilians. They are naturally almost blind and rely heavily on scent, which is amazing. They get about 2 feet long, the male above is 22" and 3 years old. Subadults are extreme eaters and both of mine grew about an inch a month. Skin is shed regularly.

Caecilians are scavengers before they are hunters, which makes them IMO 98% fish safe. But there is a lot of miss information on the web about them. Careful with subadults as they really do have a uncontrollable appetite. They can turn on fish if not fed properly, but both of mine lived fine with the 3 BN plecos which I bought a year ago at only an inch long, lots of small quick tetras, and some other small fish that they literally had to push out of the way. They use too share there burrow with some 3" fish that they never harmed. Surprisingly they do eat some fish(talapia, smelt, catfish all chopped up from the grocers), shrimp, earthworms, and other random treats. They are not picky and will eat just about anything if they like the smell. They need a balanced diet, but occasional scraps off the dinner plate are fine. Its hard to explain how keyed they are too scent and how well they can tell the difference between things that have nothing to do with food. They are very lazy animals(unless there is food) they rarely swim and spend most of the day sleeping on the bottom under the driftwood. They can fall in very deep sleeps, I've seen them sleep upside down and floating( lungs make them buoyant).

Caecilians are quite strong and experts at escaping, my glass lids are securely taped down on their tank. You can handle them, but it takes a lot of work and even then is still difficult. They prefer to stay in the water, but both of mine are handled and hand-fed enough so that they will stay calm when being picked up and moved to a bucket(till they realized they are in a bucket, then you got a few minuets before they bail out onto the floor:lol:). Making sure they stay calm is key to this though. They are like handling a snake, except that snake is slimier then a fish.They should never be forcefully handled as there is no safe way to do it, get them to go into a garbage bag instead. They move very well out of the water.

They use to be common in the trade back in the 90's, however changes in export laws has made them much harder to find. I was very lucky to find my pair in a fish shop, I had not seen any in years and have only seen two since I bought this pair. I did see them on importers list, so they are out there. Oddly they do not cost a lot for such a hard to find animal.

There is a video in my sig of them VVVVV. As well as quite a few more on Youtube.
 

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I'm running out of room any need to pick fish to get rid of since i will likely get some more this Saturday. I'm hoping I will get a decent price on some GBR at an auction. Got some other fish to get rid of and probably should get rid of more, but oh well. Thing is you never really know what your going to bring home:-?.

Another tank and lots more fishies! The large tank above is setup high tech. The 20 gallon below normally is but I've been out of CO2 for over a month. Its starting to look kinda shabby, but I keep messing with it. Hasn't been heated for a few months. I left it stagnant for a week just to see what would happen >.> Finally turned everything back on except CO2 cuz I realized I might actually need to put sensitive fish in it.



Two male boesemani rainbows. One medium sized adult then a older juvenile.





Female Angelfish



Uncooperative Panda garra playing ostrich



Male Caecilian(rubber eel) looking weird like he always does.

Very nice photo's and the large crypt's are/were gorgeous. What has been mauling the fin's on your Female Angelfish?
 

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Ahhh. That would be her abusive mate- the male angel. They did spawn 3 times but the eggs never lasted more then a day. They refuse to spawn on any removable object. Since the third time they have kinda had relationship problems. I will move her if I feel it needs to be done. I don't intend too keep them much longer if they start to get worse. But ATM it is just torn fins.
 
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