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post #2116 of 4216 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 03:41 AM
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Not sure what exactly I need, but I want to use it to separate sand and gravel.
Good thing I am just looking for rocks there, lol
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post #2117 of 4216 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 03:42 PM
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Does anyone know what those very small gouramis are called? The ones in the top shelf, middle right aisle.
The ones on the top shelf are red thick lipped gouramis. I think the red color is from a food additive, because the red fades after a while & the fish end up looking like regular sunset thick lips. The very small ones on the bottom row are Parasphaericthys ocellatus, a pretty rare anabantoid. They are reputed to be very delicate & are most likely all dead as I write this. Also, the sparkling gouramis seem to be Trichopsis schalleri, not T. pumilis.
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Not sure what exactly I need, but I want to use it to separate sand and gravel.
Good thing I am just looking for rocks there, lol
you're probably going to want slate rocks, which they have.
i remember seeing this in someone's thread. he seperated fine white sand from AS i think it was using stainless steel mesh. looked very very clean. i believe it was user "youjettison" or something like that. his tanks are dope
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post #2119 of 4216 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 12:45 AM
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Hit a couple of Brooklyn LFS today. Brooklyn Zoo had some young Macropodus spechti for $3.99; Aquarium Gallery has some Nannostomus trifasciatus for $4 ea- they are truly beautiful. They also have balloon pearl gouramis for $10- they are truly appalling. Are there people in Singapore who hate fish so much that they delight in turning them into monsters?
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you're probably going to want slate rocks, which they have.
i remember seeing this in someone's thread. he seperated fine white sand from AS i think it was using stainless steel mesh. looked very very clean. i believe it was user "youjettison" or something like that. his tanks are dope
I think slate rocks will work, I went to a few LFS non of them has slate, got to go to fishtown and petswarehouse tomorrow. Use Stainless steel mesh? wonder how does it look, let me try to find that thread. TY
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post #2121 of 4216 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 12:57 AM
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Northern blvd aquarium has a few balloon blue rams $15 each

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that's really cheap! how healthy were they?

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I'm not good at telling how healthy of the fish in FS, sometimes they might look fine to me but don't last after I bring them home. I can only tell they are bigger than a dime but smaller than a quarter.
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Why are there so many ballooned varieties of fish these days?
How do they develop this body type?

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Possibly from selective breeding?

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post #2126 of 4216 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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Just came back from fishtown, got myself some rocks, otos and German blue rams
GBR is 2 for $11.75
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Possibly from selective breeding?
I heard the process is pretty cruel, they use a chemical on the fry to stunt their growth.

Any fish that's a balloon variety can produce normal offsprings since it's not genetic defect.

Considering the amount of ballon fish and varieties there's no way that can be selective breeding genetically deformed ones.
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Just came back from fishtown, got myself some rocks, otos and German blue rams
GBR is 2 for $11.75
Nice, how big are the rams?

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I heard the process is pretty cruel, they use a chemical on the fry to stunt their growth.

Any fish that's a balloon variety can produce normal offsprings since it's not genetic defect.

Considering the amount of ballon fish and varieties there's no way that can be selective breeding genetically deformed ones.
That's pretty sad... Same for balloon mollies?

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I heard the process is pretty cruel, they use a chemical on the fry to stunt their growth.

Any fish that's a balloon variety can produce normal offsprings since it's not genetic defect.

Considering the amount of ballon fish and varieties there's no way that can be selective breeding genetically deformed ones.
that's bad! I don't find balloon forms more attractive and probably wouldn't buy them.
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