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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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My 55g tank

This is my first "planted" tank. As you can see I still need a lot more! I'll be adding on as time and money permits, (I'm a poor college student until this fall when I start my new job.) I'm looking for a good ground cover for in front of the driftwood and some larger plants for the back. Any ideas are welcome! Also I'm still not sure about the rocks. I did do the acid test on them and they fizzed a little. So I tested them by leaving them in an unnoccupied tank for several weeks and tested the water every day. The hardness went up to 8 degrees and the pH stayed at 7.2. Should I be concerned about anything else changing or do you think they will be fine?



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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 03:14 AM
 
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YOU HAVE A LEOPARD GOURAMI!

THe best fish in the business, congratulations. I have two and have not seen anyone else who has had one! How old is yours?
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Sure do. I've had him about 2 months now. I'm not sure how long the lfs had him, but he looks to be at least half a year old. He's deffinately my favorite fish. I also just got mine to start eating pellets at the surface of the water. Something I heard they usually wont do.
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I have had both of mine for about a year now, they come up and eat out of my hand. I normally feed them flake food, brineshrimp, beef heart (their absolute favorite), and I am starting to give them rosy reds. IMO they are a peaceful Oscar.
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Thats one of my two. I think in the bottom right you can see the second gourami.
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I am starting to give them rosy reds.
Rosy reds? Ive never heard of those. What are they? Also I figured I wouldn't be able to have two in a tank. Did you put them in there together or a whiles apart?
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Rosy reds? Ive never heard of those. What are they? Also I figured I wouldn't be able to have two in a tank. Did you put them in there together or a whiles apart?
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They are fine together if bought at the same time, like mine were. Thats what I am told though.

Rosy Reds are feeder goldfish, much smaller than comets.
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Rosy Reds are feeder goldfish, much smaller than comets.
Actually, the term more commonly refers to a vaguely pinkish strain of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).
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YOU HAVE A LEOPARD GOURAMI!
Technically not a true gourami, though an anabantoid.
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Yeah I know its not a real gourami but ctenopoma acutirostre is so hard to pronounce
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Technically not a true gourami, though an anabantoid.
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I dont really care, but thanks anyway.
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Actually, the term more commonly refers to a vaguely pinkish strain of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).
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always correcting people is annoying.
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always correcting people is annoying.
...especially when you're the one in the wrong.

Truly, now; this wasn't some technical quibble - rosy reds are decidedly distinct - both taxonomically and nutritionally speaking - from goldfish, and it would be misleading to state otherwise.
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...especially when you're the one in the wrong.

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Well duh...
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