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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #91
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I just found it on amazon. Thanks! I might grab one since the holidays are coming soon =P
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #92
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I just found it on amazon. Thanks! I might grab one since the holidays are coming soon =P
Not a problem! Make sure your price doesn't come to more than like $32 overall.



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Old 12-08-2012, 04:24 AM   #93
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Looks good, Im loving those limestone rocks. I don think I've ever seen a tank with those dimensions, very cool.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #94
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Looks good, Im loving those limestone rocks. I don think I've ever seen a tank with those dimensions, very cool.
Thanks very much!

Do you think they're limestone? I actually have no clue of their chemical composition, I just know I was told they were sandstone. They've yet to leach TDS on me.


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Old 12-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #95
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Feeding time! Sorry if these all look like the same pic. I see the big differences lol.

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The fish were actually having a hard time eating, but the shrimp and fish actually formed kinda a symbiotic relationship. The shrimp tore food up, ate some, and the rest went in the air.

This actually produced food for all the fish, babies and snails.
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And as always, I have to attach a baby pic. I have a bunch. But idk if they're thriving.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #96
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Hi mark, nice work with the tank. Besides the micro rasboras, I am really loving these least killis. Mine like with the crystal shrimp, cherries, hillstream loaches, pygmae cories, and three species of micro rasboras in a 20g high tank. They seem to be curious but haven't been aggressive with any shrimp I've seen. They have a sort of spaceship hovering way about em as they move throughout the tank. I have collected these from three sources, two having a stripe down the middle and one having near tiger like vertical striping. Very interesting fish whi also do not eat their own young...
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Hi mark, nice work with the tank. Besides the micro rasboras, I am really loving these least killis. Mine like with the crystal shrimp, cherries, hillstream loaches, pygmae cories, and three species of micro rasboras in a 20g high tank. They seem to be curious but haven't been aggressive with any shrimp I've seen. They have a sort of spaceship hovering way about em as they move throughout the tank. I have collected these from three sources, two having a stripe down the middle and one having near tiger like vertical striping. Very interesting fish whi also do not eat their own young...
Hey Albert! I've also enjoyed this experience with H.Formosa.

--I'm not sure which microrasbora you're mentioning. I don't have one in my tank, but maybe you're mentioning yours? Either way I'd like to hear about it.

--The spaceship thing. YES lol. They completely remind me of some spaceship/submarine. But really, the fish they remind me of the most is the Dwarf Puffer. They swim alike and eat alike and they seem to have similar intelligence levels.

-- I'd love to have a picture of your tiger stripes. I would selective breed the heck out of that trait. All my babies do get tiger stripes but I think it disappears when they become adults.

-- I'm also intrigued by the not eating their young thing. I've seen them take 'nips' but I know the nips aren't vicious, because they'd simply eat the babies if they wanted to.
--You're right, I've NEVER seen them take a lunge at a shrimp. Not even a shrimp leg. Have you observed an adult with a baby shrimp?





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Old 12-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #98
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Where do you get those killis? I'm thinking those would be perfect for one of the tanks on my 5x my nano project.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #99
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Where do you get those killis? I'm thinking those would be perfect for one of the tanks on my 5x my nano project.
Got them in a Buffalo fish store. I've never seen them elsewhere.

I do know Rachel sells them. And a few other hobbyists keep them.

I'm documenting how long it takes for them to become adults. I'll eventually be raoking and selling them myself.


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Do those kilis ever harass your shrimps?
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Do those kilis ever harass your shrimps?
Just a few posts up, Albert and I discussed this.

I've never seen it. They seem to be very very peaceful!


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Wonderful! The shrimp look nice and the least killies look cute! How often do these guys breed?
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Wonderful! The shrimp look nice and the least killies look cute! How often do these guys breed?
Not sure! I know the females keep them inside, then slowly release like one baby every few days.

I have several babies running around, I don't know if they're thriving though. I think I'm going to isolate them to keep an eye on them.

Thanks for the compliment!


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Old 12-14-2012, 12:32 AM   #104
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My largest baby. I think he's growing well. I need to keep a journal.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:47 AM   #105
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some sad news. I had to move home from college for winter break, so I drained half the water from my two tanks, put them in respective bins, sealed the tops and shoved off.

I got back home an hour and a half down the road, and my Fluval spec made it amazingly. My long tank? Not so much.

I had decided just to leave everybody in the tanks, but everything got wrecked during the drive. I pretty much had to do a total rescape.

I'll take a picture soon.


Some good news:

My friend here at St. Bonaventure gave me some shrimp, and I gave him my most pregnant least killifish.

I originally thought I'd just get neos, but he so kindly gave me at least 5 tangerine tigers, and 25 more shrimp overall.

So there are maybe 4 adults in the tank and 23 juvies ranging from newborn to near adult status.

I now have fire red blood, rilli blood and tangerine tigers in here with a wounded crayfish.

I've also got 2 nerite snails, which I'm moving soon, three adult killis and maybe 5-6 babies.

Needless to say I was very worried about the trip up.

Luckily, the tank looks under stocked still, seeing as most the species in here are micro, and the crayfish isn't permanent. She mostly just runs around and steals shrimp molts. She's afraid of the shrimp even . Kinda sad she doesn't chase them anymore.




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