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post #61 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi ppl, goodies cometh. I borrowed a camera and was able to snap a few picks for you.

The female:

DSC_0429 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Long Finned Boy

DSC_0432 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr


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post #62 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

Hello everyone,
I have some bad news, i have lost 1gbr to some sort of internal parasite... Now, another female has the "hole in head disease" which i believe is cause by the parasite killing tissue around the sensory pores in the front of the fish. Please correct me if i am wrong. I have begun treatment by putting the medication into the water as well as mixing it into their food. Has anyone else dealt with this issue? If so, how did you fix it? Thanks in advance!
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What kind of lighting do you use to bring out the color in your GBRs? I like to see them pop and these pictures are really popping!
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Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

I use a 48" power compact with 2 96w bulbs, each 50/50, 420nm/10k

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Picked up a female GBR from Petsmart about a month ago. They had them on sale for $5. All they had were females so I bought the one that was showing the best colors at the time. This past weekend I made the drive to 3 other LFS specifically to find a male GBR. Stike three!!!! So my last chance was Petsmart. They had one that looked awfully male, so I rolled the dice and picked it up. Not 100% sure it is a male, and the fish is not adult size yet, but so far its looking good. The new GBR and my female GBR are inseparable. Either way, they are both gorgeous and their colors are absolutely striking.
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The GBR's I got at the PetSmart sale were all female too. Unfortunately, only 1 survived out of the two. She colored up really well!
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I've got two GBR's, one female and one male Bought them at petsmart because my lfs won't carry them.
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what KH and GH do you have in your tank?
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In my tank my gh is around 11, and the kh is around 8 usually.

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Beautiful fish. Going to do some research and see about integrating these somewhere in my house

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I just picked up a beautiful pair of Golden Rams the other day at petsmart. I HATE buying from Petsmart, but my LFS won't carry them either. These were too good looking to pass up and I thought I could give them a better home than what a typical petsmart shopper would.

They are still in QT. I'm hoping I have patience to keep them in QT for at least a month before introducing them to my DT.
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Picked up a female GBR from Petsmart about a month ago. They had them on sale for $5. All they had were females so I bought the one that was showing the best colors at the time. This past weekend I made the drive to 3 other LFS specifically to find a male GBR. Stike three!!!! So my last chance was Petsmart. They had one that looked awfully male, so I rolled the dice and picked it up. Not 100% sure it is a male, and the fish is not adult size yet, but so far its looking good. The new GBR and my female GBR are inseparable. Either way, they are both gorgeous and their colors are absolutely striking.
Well this was answered today. Noticed my GBR's were acting very territorial towards one of the back corners this morning. Looked closer and noticed they spawned on a temporary rock I have placed there to hold down my manzanita branch. I was surprised as I didn't think either was fully mature yet. I don't plan to attempt to keep, hatch and raise these. If a couple survive in the tank, great, but I don't expect that to happen. I may consider picking up a 10 gallon and sponge filter to try and raise a brood in the future.

If you look closely at the top of the rock and through the leaves, you will notice the eggs. The male has been spending much of his time guarding the spawn site. I think my Amano shrimp are on to him though. There are usually a couple hanging around acting very opportunistic.
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What kind of lighting do you use to bring out the color in your GBRs? I like to see them pop and these pictures are really popping!
Not sure if you meant me but if you do, it was the camera sir. I did nothing.

The camera I used was fantastic.
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Finally! My first successful spawning with two of my GBR's! Just laid some eggs about an hour ago right after lights out. we will see how long they make it... Since this is there first time that i have seen anyway. Here is a photo, i will try to get more tomorrow! Any tips would be awesome since this is a first for me!


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