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My New Peacocks!!! (update)

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Went to the LFS and picked up 2 male and 2 female peacocks for my 55g. The Sunshine is already ruling the tank lol.
-All the fish photos are 1/250, F/6.3, ISO 800, and the SB-600 bounced off a mirror I placed on top of the tank. The last is 1/80, F/3.2


Ruby Red:


The tank will get more rocks once I add some more fish. I'm going to add some tall vals in each of the back corners and grow it out ncie and thick. This is the progress.
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Beautiful pictures!
My peacocks decided to destroy the vals I put in the tank lol.

And your tank looks like the moon with fish on it very cool!
The nice background with the brilliant colors of the fish makes it look really nice. NIce set up man.
Your pictures are impressive!! Beautiful fish, beautiful background and beautiful setup! It'll only look even more fabulous when you get those vals in it. Are you thinking of adding more plants than just vals? I don't know what could improve on what you've got plus the green from the vals ~ it sounds like a fabulous idea with just those. Maybe some anubias around the rocks, but maybe the fish would mess with those? I don't have any experience with cichlids. Honestly, it's just gorgeous already! :D

What kind of camera did you use for these pics? I know it's a longshot, but I'm hoping it's not a $2000 SLR! LOL! I'm in the market for a new one and your photos are incredibly impressive. Regardless of what I get, I'll be trying your tips on lighting and camera settings, atleast as close as I can get to them. Thanks for posting those.
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I'm thinking that if they are well fed, they won't bother the vals as much. What do you guys think? I really want to add a tal skinny plant.
The camera is a Nikon D50 w/ a Sigma 105mm macro; I had to do some post-processing to get rid of some debris that was in the tank when the fish bags went in.
Well, you surely know what you're doing with that camera and photo cleanup program. I mean it. Simply beautiful. Thanks for the extra info on it, too.
Wow the fish look great. Probably won’t be long before the start breeding :proud:
Awesome tank, the fish have some cool colors to them.
IME, depends on the vals. Corkscrews = lunch. Jungle vals are tougher. Even my Evil Acei wouldn't eat them.

Nice pics.

You might want to get a few more females for 2/1 or 3/1
what store did you get the fish? just curious.
IME, depends on the vals. Corkscrews = lunch. Jungle vals are tougher. Even my Evil Acei wouldn't eat them.

Nice pics.

You might want to get a few more females for 2/1 or 3/1
I guess I got Mbuna didn't eat Corkscrew Vals.....the vals didn't like the low light I have over the tank though, but never showed evidence of being eaten. Hygro on the other hand was mowed down....but I put it in there for them to eat or not eat, so I didn't care. :icon_roll

I'd add a few more rocks, the Vals, and maybe some Java ferns in the rocks. That tank will look really awesome!
I was actually thinking of anubias and javan fern as well. I think I may end up planting it, and if the peacocks eat it... oh well.
gorgeous, you are really talented at photography. I have access to a camera nice enough to take that kind of pic, but no where near capabilities.

May I ask what glass you used?
Sigma 105 EX Macro
Try feeding a higher veggie diet.
Nice fish, tank, pics.

I have a 55 gallon rift tank with a yellow lab, various haps, aulos, tangs, synos, and i have vals in it.

I have jungle val and val. giganticae. they spread [retty fast, the only problem is when one of the big synos or my 8" pleco decides to look for food in the forest, they will unroot them from sand, but there is also leaf damage on them, but nothing deadly.
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