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PostSubject: Deb's fish list.   Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Current tanks and fish:  

56 Gallon Lake Tanganyika Community.
Julidochromis transcriptus colony
Neolamprologus meleagris (stappersi) colony
 
A current picture of the 56:

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55 Gallon - Southeast Asia Lagoon.
2 Synodontis nigriventis - upside-down catfish
2 Pethia padamya - Odessa barbs  
1 Betta sp., male  
55 Boraras maculatus - a tiny cyprinid      
9 Micronemacheilus cruciatus - Vietnamese dwarf zebra loach
2 Neritina turrita - zebra nerite snails
1 Clithon diadema - spiky nerite snail  

The synos were a rescue and fit in great.    

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10 Gallon - Cryptocoryne World.
7 Danio margaritatus - Celestial Pearl Danios  
1 Betta splendens - male
Neocaridina heteropoda shrimp
Brown ramshorn snails  

The 10 Gallon in October 2015:

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Retired tanks:

75 Gallon - Panaqolus woodpile habitat.
Ran from March 9, 2009 - September 15, 2015.

The 75 gallon was taken down in the middle of September
and the fish were donated to the JRAS Fall Auction:

11 Panaqolus (Panaque) maccus - clown pleco
2 Chaetostoma milesi (bulldog or rubberlip plecos)
6 Corydoras cf. aeneus "Venezuela"
6 Corydoras trilineatus (Rio Ucayali)
1 Corydoras sp. CW010 gold laser cory  
19 Aspidoras spilotus
2 Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus - banjo catfish relative
4 Bunocephalus colombianus - banjo catfish  
2 Bunocephalus coracoideus - banjo catfish
15 Paracheirodon axelrodi - cardinal tetra  
25 Paracheirodon simulans - green neon tetra  
2 Axelrodia riesei - ruby tetra  
2 Gasteropelecus sternicla - silver hatchetfish

The 75 before it was taken down:

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20 Gallon high.
Ran from 1999-2011.  

The 20 high was taken down on January 14, 2012.
Many of the fish were rehomed with another club member.
 
1 Ancistrus pirareta, 3 years - wild-caught Bn
1 Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus - common Bn
1 Otocinclus vittatus, juvenile
Poecilia wingei colony

Former catfish of this tank:
Chaetostoma formosae - a popular rubberlip pleco
Corydoras habrosus - "pygmy" cory colony
Baryancistrus beggini - blue panaque
Otocinclus vittatus colony
and various groups of tetras from the characins list below.

A picture of the 20H in 2011:

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This tank ran for almost two years - 2005-2007.

20 Gallon - fully planted white sand habitat.
Poecilia wingei, Endler's livebearers - descendents of Caryl Haskins' colony
1 Ancistrus sp. "Lower Rio Negro" (an unusual wild Bn rescue)
6 Corydoras sodalis  
1 Chaetostoma dorsale - a popular rubberlip pleco
1 Hemiloricaria eigenmanni - a whiptail catfish
2 Jordanella floridae, pair, Florida flagfish - wild
9 Nannostomus beckfordi - golden pencilfish

A photo of the 20 long at its peak:

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Fish from the past.

Catfish of note:
Panaque maccus, more than 3 years
big colony of Corydoras habrosus, almost five years
Corydoras leucomelas, 3 years
Dekeyseria brachyura, 4 years

Other characins:
2 Carnegiella strigata, kept for about 3 years - hatchet fish
4 Pristella maxillaris, oldest lived 6 1/2 years - pristella tetra
6 Hemigrammus erythrozonus, oldest lived 7 years - glowlight tetra
8 Paracheirodon innesi, oldest lived 5 1/2 years - neon tetra
9 Gymnocorymbus ternetzi - black tetra - from 2006, one still living in 2011
3 Moenkhausia pittieri - diamond tetra

Also kept:
Dario dario (male)
Carinotetraodon travancoricus (dwarf puffers)

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:12 pm

nice setups! very natural. What did you think of your diamond tetras? I've been eyeing those. What are you thinking for your Asian setup?
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:31 pm

Very impressive! Your plants all look very healthy, I sure wish mine looked that good...

Beautiful tanks, Deb! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:13 pm

I LOVE your tanks Deb, both past AND present!

The 75 is so cool having an open top on 1/2 the tank to allow the plants to grow out of the top - that is something I always have liked...

I also really like the use of leaves in your aquariums, you can tell you've put a lot of planning, preparation and thought into your aquascapes and they look great.

It's interesting to see fish lists as comprehensive as yours, it gives you an idea of the keepers preferences.

Thanks for sharing!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:16 am

What are the name of the plants you are showing in the 20L and your 10?

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:46 am

Thank you all for your nice comments.

@RylandVT wrote:
nice setups! very natural. What did you think of your diamond tetras? I've been eyeing those. What are you thinking for your Asian setup?

I loved I love you the diamond tetras. In appearance they were a bit like little Congo tetras, a species I would love to keep but have never had the room. For my Asian so far I've got a certain species of Hillstream loach in mind, the dwarf sidthimunki loach, the Burmese loach and jade-eye Rasbora (will move from the 75.)

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..... Your plants all look very healthy ..... What are the name of the plants you are showing in the 20L and your 10?

The plants in the current 20L are Cryptocoryne wendtii (green) growing as short thickets. Despite being the green variety, the undersides of many of its leaves - and some of the tops, too - are a bright purple. Other plants are Echinodorus angustifolia (corkscrew Amazon sword), Cryptocoryne blassii (a broad-leaf crypt) and Hygrophila difformis (water wisteria) grown experimentally as a planted stem. See more about them here:
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pages 1 and 2.

The plants in the ten gallon are Cryptocoryne wendtii (green) also, but they have grown to their full height of about 12-14". Note that this tank receives indirect bright light only.

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The 75 is so cool having an open top on 1/2 the tank to allow the plants to grow out of the top - that is something I always have liked...

It's a nice effect. I have acrylic covers for when I need them.
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:53 pm

I really like that plant, where is a good place to acquire this plant?

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:16 am

I've gotten my C. wendtii at Petsmart-they came in those bags hanging above the plant tubes. Didn't look like much initially but they have grown in quickly-certainly the favorite plant in my tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 am

C. wendtii -

Yeap I like all of the Crypt Species and they are easy to grow....

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:01 am

@ddavis1979 wrote:
I really like that plant, where is a good place to acquire this plant?
I can bring one or two crowns to the March meeting.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:09 pm

I ended up going to petco, and they had the potted Cryptocoryne....each pot had two chucks for 2.99 so I got 2 of them. However, if you are bringing me some free plants, I will gladly accept!

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:24 pm

Deb does your 10 gallon have stained tannis water or is it just the image?

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:14 am

@thegundog wrote:
Deb does your 10 gallon have stained tannis water or is it just the image?
The water in the 10 gallon has a very slight, very pale tint to it. The 75, as you can see, has a more obvious, tea-colored stain.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Please tell me how you got so many wonderful looking plants? I've had to cherry pick from Walmart and petco. Specifically the java fern and the grass... Or any low light plants actually.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:40 pm

@Sbane5001 wrote:
Please tell me how you got so many wonderful looking plants? I've had to cherry pick from Walmart and petco. Specifically the java fern and the grass... Or any low light plants actually.
Almost all of my older plants were bought from Pet Club, a small private LFS with three locations, now out of business so they are no longer a source.  The Parham Road location was my favorite.  The Anubias you see in the top photo of the 75 gallon is YEARS old. 

The older plants include all of the large or petite Anubias, the Amazon swords, and all of the Cryptocoryne wendtii.  All of the C. wendtii (green crypt) in my tanks was grown from just one small plant.    

The cloud of Java moss that you see in the retired 20 long was all grown from just one 2 inch snip that came attached to a piece of gravel in the fish bag.  It just grew and grew.  I used to sell it to the Pet Club, in the day.  

Newer plants are medium Anubias and Crypt blassi, which I got at club meetings.  Club meetings often yield good plants, especially if you arrange it beforehand.  The Crypt "balansae" is from Skoolz of Fish and Fin & Feather, Lakeside.  Sometimes they have good plants there.  

I hope this helps.  What do you mean by "the grass"?  And I don't have any Java fern to speak of anymore - just a couple of sprigs.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Wow, great looking tanks. So natural looking. I love planted tanks...sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:37 pm

Wow- spectacular tanks, Deb!  Ultra- natural looking habitats- VERY cool!  Dig 'em!   Not your run of the mill list of inhabitants, either.  ThumbsUp


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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:51 pm

What do you feed your otos Deb?

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:05 pm

Just want to supplement whatever algae they are getting. I've tried blanched spinach but no one even sniffed it. I think I'll try zucchini squash next. As far as prepared foods go, HBH Algae Grazers have a relatively high vegetable protein content. The wafers disappear overnight but given the otos tankmates, I can't be sure they are the ones eating them. Ken's Fish Veggie Sticks come highly recommended. I just ordered a bag, we'll see how they work out.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks, Johnny, DL. I wish I could get some decent photos of the ricefish because these are the most unusual of all, I think. Even with David's photography tips it's difficult and may not be possible, they are such swift fish.

Donald I don't feed the Otos anything special but I add magnolia leaves for them, which they love to graze.

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:06 am

I also don't feed my otos anything special. I just make sure that I don't clean algae from the sides and the back of the tank. I've never seen them show any interest in the algae wafers or veggies that I've put in.
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:09 am

Your 55 looks so interesting-so many fish in there that I would love to see! Do you like the dwarf rainbows? What is their behavior like? Keep trying to get pics of the ricefish!
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:21 am

Thanks!  I wish you could see them, too!  To get decent pix of the fish it's going to come to my hiring David to come out with his camera and take the pix for me! *lol*    

The dwarf rainbowfish are great, I love you not shy but a little cautious.  A bit pricey each to get started with (small ones are about $6-$8 and larger ones can be up to $11-$13 each) and not that easy to find, always.  For a while the PetSmart near me had them but I found the ones from Azalea to be the survivors.
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If you have some time, read the above.

They spend most of their time in the upper third of the tank and like to hover, which is why I can sometimes get a decent pic of them.  
Will post new pix of the 55 today in a separate post.Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:58 am

I read your posting on the initial attack-has the tank been peaceful since then or do the loaches continue to gang up on others?
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PostSubject: Re: Deb's fish list.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:30 am

Since July the remaining rainbows are doing fine and seem to have learned how to deal with aggressive and annoying loaches.  Since then, one or two of the rainbows even turned the tables on the loaches and chased them.  

This makes we want to add a few more dwarf rainbows but I do wonder how the loaches would react to NEW rainbowfish?

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