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Old 12-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #76
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Here we go with an update!

A really nice guy named Edward and I spoke about my breeding pair of CPOs, and he agreed to purchase them.

No sooner than the evening we spoke... They exhibited breeding behavior, but the male went way too far. When we separated them, I put the male in the spec I've been working on cycling.

The poor female lost: one eating claw, her long antennae and her two short antennae. (Antennae is probably the wrong word, but their feelers)
She looks like an alien, and she is hiding like crazy, even afraid of the harmless, confused fish that swim by.

I don't have a picture, as she has done real well at hiding herself. I do believe she will recover within a molt and she should be good to go.. Maybe she will even be berried.

In lighter news, the hydra seem to be slowly disappearing on their own, and there don't seem to be any planaria.

I do see some kind of planaria-like worm on my glass from time to time, but I never see anything with an arrowhead shape or adult planaria size. Any ideas? I know they aren't nematodes, but they do crawl around and change direction.

In other fauna news: my shrimp shells have never looked healthier in this tank. They're shiny, glossy and so sexy.

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My least killifish are reproducing babies like crazy. There are at least 5 little ones running around. And I haven't covered up my filter intake tubes either, so they must be good swimmers.

The adults look healthy

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-this female is getting ready to contribute to population expansion!

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #77
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Tank is looking great so far.

Nice to see the H. formosa, as well.

Have they been giving you any trouble on the shrimp/shrimplet front?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #78
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Tank is looking great so far.

Nice to see the H. formosa, as well.

Have they been giving you any trouble on the shrimp/shrimplet front?
Thanks! That means a lot.

They're an interesting fish. When I first introduced them, they were schooling tighter than most tetras do in their lives. But they've since become quite comfortable.

They seem very intelligent, as they're becoming used to my face and hands, whereas a week ago they would jolt at my appearance.

As for the shrimplet front, I can foresee some pecking issues in the future, but I don't think they will seek out to eat them. I currently have only female shrimp, but a friend is giving me some awesome shrimpies in exchange for some of the fish.

I'll definitely be documenting it when I get babies.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:21 AM   #79
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Hey guys! I rescaped a little. I ACTUALLY do not mind the water lettuce when it is towards the sides. That's pretty cool.

I added a DIY prefilter as I checked in my filter cartridges today, and I found a dead baby H. Formosa fry :/ so that was REALLY sad.

The fry and adults got their feeding today, but I believe I overfed by a little. It all got eaten quickly. But their bellies bulged a little.

I finally snapped a picture of the injured cray, she's feeling better, as she chased my face in the tank a little. You can see her missing parts :/

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DEFINITELY give me some feedback on the
1: DWL
2: DIY prefilter
3: The cray

Thanks for looking.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #80
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Oh and here is a picture of the shrimp and the largest/most aggressive female fish getting along lol. I swear the shrimp will clean them a little xD

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Also a picture of the oldest baby.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #81
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Lookin good! Wow those fish are tiny, I read that they are something like the 7th smallest fish in the world O.O
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Lookin good! Wow those fish are tiny, I read that they are something like the 7th smallest fish in the world O.O
They are! I think I read that in an Aquarium Advice sticky... Before I was banned for being an outlaw 8)

They're also the smallest livebearer.

Do you have any interest in them? They seem to be shrimp safe and they're really intelligent. They remind me of dwarf puffers, but not quite.


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Old 12-04-2012, 05:53 AM   #83
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I've always wanted to dabble with live bearers. Was thinking about endler's but one day I may have to get a few of these once I get my 29g set up for shrimp. Doing a side job on Wed. so I can get enough cash to finish what I've started so far. Doctor isn't gonna be happy but I will XD

Yeah Aquarium Advice, and the thread nazi hahaa! Boy she cracked me up. I think I would of been kicked out if I didn't leave first lol. I think she yelled at me almost as much as she yelled at me XD
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Very nice! I love the whimsical look of the plants hanging down from the surface. When that moss fills in all the way WHOAH! You have done a good job with your tank. I really like that light too!
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Love the tank!!
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Very nice! I love the whimsical look of the plants hanging down from the surface. When that moss fills in all the way WHOAH! You have done a good job with your tank. I really like that light too!
Thank you very much!!! I can't wait for the moss to fill in! I want green mountains! Hehe.

I didn't spend too much on this tank, so I'm really happy with how it turned out


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I've always wanted to dabble with live bearers. Was thinking about endler's but one day I may have to get a few of these once I get my 29g set up for shrimp. Doing a side job on Wed. so I can get enough cash to finish what I've started so far. Doctor isn't gonna be happy but I will XD

Yeah Aquarium Advice, and the thread nazi hahaa! Boy she cracked me up. I think I would of been kicked out if I didn't leave first lol. I think she yelled at me almost as much as she yelled at me XD
Well come spring, I'd give you some for shipping. I'll do some RAOKs once the weather is perfect and my stock is up.


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Love the tank!!
Thanks! It's got a ways to go still.


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That is a very nice tank! Do you know where I can buy that 18" tank?
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That is a very nice tank! Do you know where I can buy that 18" tank?
Hmmmmm the vendor recently started selling on amazon. I have been keeping tabs on it as I may pick up another.

Ill try to post links soon.


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