|03-16-2010 11:15 PM|
The gudgeons are beautiful and relatively rare. That's why I had to have them. Good luck with your crystals!
|03-15-2010 06:08 PM|
just got done reading this entire thread. I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a detailed thread with great information and great pictures. I wanted to know if you have a link to the light you were using. I tried looking it up, but the one I found was out of stock and im not even sure if that was the right one. Also you never needed a heater since the temp always stayed at 78 degrees? That most have been one warm appt your were living in.
If I didn't just add red crystal shrimp to my 20 gallon I would be interested in those grudgeon's ( sorry if I spelled wrong) I have never seen them before and they are beautiful. Thanks again for a awesome thread!!!!!
|03-14-2010 04:10 PM|
Hey all. Since there's been a couple responses on here since, I've been gone, I'll update.
This tank is still up but a little neglected, as I've started a nano reef tank. I'm really enjoying the new challenges and the beauty of reefing.
This 10 gallon tank has not been rescaped, but I did move to a new house, so things got stirred up a little. I have 2 adult female peacock gudgeons surviving, and 5 young, who live with them together. There's also a couple otos and a lone siamese algae eater. I'm probably going to break the tank down eventually. The alternative, I think, is to convert it back to an endler or livebearer tank, since I really did enjoy this tank when it was full of rapidly breeding fish. I'll probably take out the last of the stem plants too, as they require too much maintenance for me.
|02-25-2010 12:44 PM|
|nazspeed||do you need carpeting plant or a short grower ? I have a weird one you might like let me know and ill shoot you some pics (i dont have a caperting one though)|
|02-21-2010 02:03 AM|
|Chrisinator||Any new updates?|
|12-19-2009 09:03 PM|
|Chrisinator||Sorry to hear about your Peacock Gudgeons! At least you still have a trio! I think I figured out the problem. The only male I have is the difformed one and the other two are females.|
|11-28-2009 11:54 PM|
Havent updated in 3 weeks! Time flies. Did a little rescape. Pics are below. I also added a couple otos and an amano shrimp. My previous amanos died of old age I think. I had them for years.
I'm still raising my peacock fry. They're aggressively eating Hikari fry food now, and Im happy that I got them off of live food. Whoever gets these fish when they grow up will have gudgeons that eat dry food and won't have to deal with feeding issues.
I did make a major mistake though. When I rescaped, I removed one of the PVC tubes. When my fish start spawning, they all start spawning at once. A male and female pair took the one PVC tube that I had left in the tank. A second pair wanted it. Squabling started. I was out all day on Thanksgiving, and when I returned, one pair of male and female were dead, with torn anal fins, and their bodies in a very strange twisted position. Horrible.
I started with 8 gudgeons in July. Lost one female due to a jumping accident. Lost three males due to aggression. Lost one female due to aggression. I'm left with 1 male and 2 females. My fault? Completely. I've learned that the maximum peacock gudgeon occupancy in a 10 gallon is 2 males and 3 or 4 females, if and ONLY IF there are multiple spawning spots. If there are fewer spawning locations than there are males they can and will obviously fight to the death.
Regarding the plants, I ordered a new bulb because my current bulb is a year and a half old. Bulb should arrive this week. CO2 is being diffused via nano glass diffuser again, because the reactor was such an eyesore. New diffuser is positioned under the filter outflow to disperse the CO2 spray. My needle leaf java fern is growing very well. I removed my Windelov java fern and put it in an emersed setup, where it's growing much faster and healthier than it was submersed. My blyxa lawn is doing well, I'm happy that its growing dense but not growing high. I want a little bit of glosso or something in the very front. If anyone wants to shoot some glosso or other foreground plant my way, hit me up. I know the big rock on the left is a little strange. I want another rock in front of it and larger rockwork on the right.
|11-15-2009 12:15 AM|
|11-08-2009 07:24 PM|
I counted my fry. 40+- baby peacock gudgeons. And at least 100 more eggs being tended to by my two males. The fry grow incredibly slowly, but they're starting to get a yellow color and some already have the distinctive gudgeon black eye spot on their tails. I dont know if I can really keep up breeding these things. Maybe one batch is enough.
On another note, I wonder if its time to restart this journal. 16 pages and 20,000 views, and everyone gets to read about all my mistakes! Maaaaybe if I start a new tank journal I'll look like a real pro who knows what he's doing. Haha.
PS - I added 6 pygmy cories on an impulse buy. 99 cents each at petco! I'm tempted to move them into my 2.5 gallon emersed setup (after filling with water of course). Although I feel that might be torture, even for fish that are only 3/4 of an inch long.
|10-31-2009 01:26 PM|
One of my adult pairs just mated again yesterday, and the male is sitting on a new batch of eggs. I'll removed these from the male in 5 days, and let them hatch in the growout tank with my current fry. Hopefully the size difference between the two clutches won't be a big deal and the older fry won't massacre the younger ones.
|10-31-2009 04:08 AM|
|Wicket_lfe||goodluck with the next batch. hopefully it'll work out and I can adopt some from you. haha.|
|10-29-2009 03:11 AM|
Tex Gal - You follow me on every forum! And my babies wouldnt survive in their parents 10gallon, let alone a 125gallon. I have to move them into a seperate tank. You could do the same, ya know.
Triphazard - Very scary. They bite.
Husonfirst - There's a little green in some light, but mostly they're red, yellow, blue, and black. I love how different the males and females are. Not just their coloration, but also their body form, head, and fins.
|10-29-2009 01:41 AM|
|husonfirst||I like the green at the tip of their fins.|
|10-28-2009 05:40 PM|
|Triphazard||those fish look scary... beautiful but scary|
|10-27-2009 08:57 PM|
|Tex Gal||Whether it's your first eggs or not, if you're like me, it's always exciting. I sit and watch my tank and see different fish spawning. I never get the babies because it's my big 125g. Even so, I'm always intrigued because it shows that they're happy were they are, and are doing what they'd do in nature. It's just too cool!!!|
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