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12-06-2012 09:39 PM
tomfromstlouis What a plant haul and what a beautiful tank! The tank looks terrific Amanda. Hope you feel better soon.
12-06-2012 07:20 PM
Fishies_in_Philly Looks fantastic amanda!! Ovt, gorgeous plants! Kudos . That reminds me, i gotta go pick up some pennywort for another project,.......lol
12-06-2012 06:57 PM
james1542 Cool new plants- they look good even for such a journey. The post office can be a nightmare-I once had a kordon breather bag break and water was leaking out of the box, they wouldn't deliver it and made me come in and open it in front of them. Then they scolded me for packing them poorly, even though these fish were packaged by the aquabid seller who sent them! I just got some S. repens as well recently-it could easily become my new favorite plant.
-Get well soon!
12-06-2012 09:36 AM
OVT Get well first ... but thank you so much for posting the pictures.

Interesting: 7 days from CA to AK, in sub-zero and couple of plants don't look too happy to me, but the rest...

I did use a bit of black magic: the girls at PetSmart let me use their O2 (? whatever gas they add to a bag with fish). I added just a tiny bit of it to individual bags but as much as I could keep inside to the bigger bags. Or maybe having the girls help me out after hours did the trick. Never underestimate the power of the feminine touch Having friends in the right places does not hurt either
12-06-2012 08:06 AM
Amandas tank Okay...most everything is planted. Here are some pics before I call it a night.



T5's turned off...man does the tank get dark. I do think I need better lighting!


That's it...ta ta! I'm off to get well.
12-06-2012 06:55 AM
Amandas tank I can not believe the condition of these marvelous plants! Wow!!!! Amazing that they look so good! OVT, you do an incredible job with your plants! That is all there is to it! You definetely have a nack for growing super plants!!!!

Thank you

Here they are:



















2nd batch




3rd times a charm for this beauty! It made it without melting









I am still in disbelief they look this good! Post Office may have failed me, but the incredible under water green thumb OVT certainly did not! Your amazing OVT! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Thank you!
12-06-2012 01:32 AM
Amandas tank I would not be on here today if it weren't for the fact I recieved a box of plants today. I'm not feeling well at all, but the plants are here and need to be taken care of, so I thought it would be rude not to post the status for the senders sake. Thank you O

So, these plants arrived 4 days past the expected arrival date. Dealing with an etremely rude head manager at the post office while very sick...making multiple trips back and forth to the post office. Trying to get someone to look into why it's not in my hands...and finally I get my package. Smashed, partially opened and soaking wet!!!!




Doesn't look good does it!? Expecting the worst...I take the package home and lay down to rest for a minute. I really am very sick. Ugh....

Sooooo...to be continued.
12-06-2012 01:24 AM
Amandas tank
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Nice new shots =)
Thank you

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Nah, I like 'provocateur' better
LOL! Okay then...provocateur

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ooh, I love that word. I'm going to use it at work to confuse my coworkers - lol
HaHa! Have fun...
12-05-2012 04:06 PM
driftwoodhunter ooh, I love that word. I'm going to use it at work to confuse my coworkers - lol
12-05-2012 11:08 AM
OVT
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Are you attempting to be an enabler OVT? LOL!
Nah, I like 'provocateur' better
12-05-2012 05:13 AM
Fizgig777 Nice new shots =)
12-05-2012 01:53 AM
Amandas tank A quick update...the Angels are doing great and the Betta aproves

Above the 3 Angels following the Queen Betta.






I love this one Betta is not flaring...those are her fins fluttering as the two of them look at eachother as if having a conversation.


Anyway...that's it. I am not feeling too well so I won't be on for a time.
12-04-2012 05:45 AM
Amandas tank
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While those are some nice looking angelfish you have there they are not Altums. They are actually Pterophyllum scalare. Altum angels are a very sensitive fish as most of them are wild caught and the survival rate is very low. Altums have a very distinct look and once you see one the difference is very noticeable. My dad used to breed several different varieties of angels in the late 70's and 80's, so I have seen almost every variety of angelfish out there. Anyone looking into keeping Altums needs to understand that these are not fish for beginners and raising them to adulthood takes a lot of work and near perfect tank conditions. I have seen several people on this forum attempt to keep these fish only to watch them meet an untimely demise. The altum hybrids are a Pterophyllum scalare x Pterophyllum altum cross. The dorsal fin is almost identical to that of P. altum and there is other morphological features such as the head and mouth formation, which is the easiest way to tell if you have a altum hybrid.
Thank you That is fine with me they are just Scalares. I wasn't hoping for Altums, it's just what the breeder claims them to be. But I really don't care. Well, I guess I do because I don't want to have them die on me! I just saw them at the LFS and he gets his fish from this breeder. He only knows what she tells him and then it is a ripple effect going on down the line. Anyway..these two Angels came from a close friend of his that had bought them from the breeder. The owner of the 2 Angels was moving out of Alaska so they had to give the fish up. That is how I ended up with them.

When I saw them, I didn't care what kind of fish they were...just that they were beautiful Angels...so I tried them. I only have one of the two newbies now and things are going great. The three are swimming together along with the betta as if the third Angel had been a part of the group since the beginning. Now that the Male is gone, I again have a peaceful tank Fingers crossed that no one decides they need to take on the Aggresser role. Only time will tell.

Thanks again! I appreciate your comment and knowledge.
12-04-2012 05:20 AM
ua hua
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Did some reading about wild caught Altums and tank bred Altums (because I do not know a lot about them outside their basic needs) I found that the Altums are very difficult to breed in captivity...so I am guessing the breeder is working with hybrid Altums which explain the bent fins and black lines of the one I kept. The other that I returned had brown lines which is more true to the wild Altums and his dorsal fin was much straighter than the other. (I got this from reading...no first hand experience) No difference to me though. I think the fish I have a beautiful.
While those are some nice looking angelfish you have there they are not Altums. They are actually Pterophyllum scalare. Altum angels are a very sensitive fish as most of them are wild caught and the survival rate is very low. Altums have a very distinct look and once you see one the difference is very noticeable. My dad used to breed several different varieties of angels in the late 70's and 80's, so I have seen almost every variety of angelfish out there. Anyone looking into keeping Altums needs to understand that these are not fish for beginners and raising them to adulthood takes a lot of work and near perfect tank conditions. I have seen several people on this forum attempt to keep these fish only to watch them meet an untimely demise. The altum hybrids are a Pterophyllum scalare x Pterophyllum altum cross. The dorsal fin is almost identical to that of P. altum and there is other morphological features such as the head and mouth formation, which is the easiest way to tell if you have a altum hybrid.
12-04-2012 05:06 AM
Amandas tank Wait...did I misunderstand why you posted the link? Are you attempting to be an enabler OVT? LOL!
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