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    Show off your fish tank!

    This is probably one of the larger tanks on this thread... This is my 75 gallon... that I turned into a sump filter for my 210...
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    Freshwater Gobies Photos Only

    I asked because he was the only person I knew of that imported them into the US, so I was curious if you got yours from him too. It's interesting to meet someone else with these gobies given their rarity.
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    Funny What's Your Unmet Need In The Hobby?

    A filter for my 200 gallon that doesn't need weekly maintenance and can filter down to 1 micron. That or unlimited acrylic of any thickness. Or to have a restricted species permit that isn't nearly unobtainable to the average hobbyist so I can actually keep rays.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Thread revival?
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    Top 10 Fish You Want To Keep Someday (dream Fish)

    In no particular order... 1. Oscura Heterospila --- Found a supplier, just haven't gotten to buying it 2. More Viejas --- Already have a M Synspilum and M Guttulatus, plan to get a F Synspilum and M Regani soon 3. Hoplarchus Psittacus --- Currently have one 4. Gymnotus/any species...
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    Is This Okay To Do? Large Tank While In College

    Why go with those when they're so many better options? A solo Vieja synspilum would work well. They have amazing color and personality. A flowerhorn would also work, although if you're determined to get a BP, I would suggest getting a king kong BP or a red mammon. Polypterus are also an option...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    That's a good looking fish, although I know nothing about african cichlids.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I actually picked up both my Vieja synspilum and guttulatus at my lfs. I was lucky to come across the guttulatus, especially locally because of their rarity. I also struck out on the price. My lfs didn't really know what they were selling, as they had it labeled as a "yellow cheek vieja", and it...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Examples? I'm just trying to determine on whether I need to make a trip to Tennessee or not.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    What do you mean by rare? Some people consider Vieja synspilum common, whereas others haven't even seen one.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    What happened to the difficult ones? You need to fatten him up!
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I was looking at one earlier today, and there temping as is, but with you pushing me...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Bingo. Viejas are the best looking cichlids you'll find, along with a few exceptions that look just as nice but aren't in the genus like Oscura heterospila, which is a fish I'm currently trying to exercise the self control not to buy...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    None of the above. I did actually consider a coatzacoalcos for a period of time, but opted for a Hoplarchus psittacus instead.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    If it was a hartwegi, I wouldn't say rare. You're on the right track though.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I doubt it's this species, as it's quite rare. Unless I'm forgetting a fish, it's the rarest cichlid I have.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Since we're on the topic of beautiful fish, I may as well show off this one:
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I only edit my posts for grammar.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    I'm pretty familiar with what zero looks like, as my planted tank rarely has any nitrate. She has 5ppm.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    When you're in florida, check out natural environment aquatix in jacksonville. They have the best selection of oddball/rare fish I've ever seen.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    That was for 11 fish + shipping.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    I think it's ironic how we're more likely to meet each other in person than online, yet we stumble across each other here.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    That isn't too bad. The most I've spent on fish at once is a hair over $320.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    They have good fish somewhat regularly, they're just understaffed.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    No, I already have a couple finnex 24/7s on my 210. I'd like to have monster rays instead, I just don't want to spend the money to replace two perfectly good, and expensive, light strips.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    I can't argue about their prices... About a year ago, I bought 2 angels from them for $40 each
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    Bottom Dwellers For A 10gal Tank

    I don't see why not. They aren't quite as active as otos, at least not in the water column. They typically stick to the side or sit on the bottom. If your betta doesn't like that, then he needs to go to anger management classes.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    I think I did a write up on it in the past. I'll try to look for it. Turns out the focus of that write up wasn't the nitrogen cycle, but I found something that works: The Nitrogen Cycle!!
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    If anything, it gives off a slight blue tint, not red. You're likely thinking of another model of finnex.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    I just noticed that you're in Marietta. Go to premier aquatics. They should have that light in stock, as they typically carry high end stuff, and they also have nice fish.
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    What Is The Best Led To Show Off Fish Colors?

    https://www.amazon.com/Finnex-Monster-Aquarium-Enhancing-48-Inch/dp/B00BP6QHUA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515901713&sr=8-1&keywords=finnex+monster+ray Don't forget that the nice and nice fish go hand in hand.
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    Freshwater Aquarium Must Have's

    Rare fish to make your tank unique.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    They used test strips. That's the same sheet that comes with the strips. 0 nitrate is normally good, but not in a new tank. It means that no fish waste has been converted to nitrate whatsoever. The tank is cycled once it starts to show nitrate. The employee should have picked up on that if they...
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    Bottom Dwellers For A 10gal Tank

    The genus' I listed are fully freshwater. Don't limit yourself to just this website, but they have a good selection of freshwater gobies.
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    55 Gallon Semi-aggressive Stock

    8 inches is actually considered large for a senegalus, and they are by far the slowest growing polypterus, so it will take years for it to reach that size. As for it being captive bred, I wouldn't worry about that. Wild caught senegalus are extremely rare in the U.S.. The OP is more likely to...
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    Bottom Dwellers For A 10gal Tank

    A couple Sicyopus or Stiphodon would work well in a 10 gal.
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    Bottom Dwellers For A 10gal Tank

    Have you considered gobies? They have somewhat similar behavior to otos, however they're more hardy and personable.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    Do some more research before you buy any fish. The nitrogen cycle is especially important to research, if you don't understand that, you won't understand how to keep a fish alive. You'll also need to buy an API master test kit to make sure your parameters are good. Once you feel confident that...
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    By the time I had a school of four, they seemed cramped in the 210.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    I would suggest selling or giving away the bala shark. It needs to be in a tank at least 5 times larger than yours.
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    Angels, Bala Sharks, Rainbows In 29 Gallon Tank?

    I bought my first bala at an inch long, and a year later when he passed away for unknown reasons, he was 8-10 inches long and 3-4 inches tall. Old balas can easily hit 12"+. I suggest getting rid of both the rainbow and bala and getting a couple nice angels and a school of tetras from Wet Spot...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I see a very faint third one...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Satanoperca lilith Satanoperca daemon
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Geophagus Argyrostictus
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    Bichir Species Id

    I never thought I'd find another polypterus nerd on this forum... I agree with Coptapia; what you have is a P. endlicheri. The pattern suggests that it's captive bred, so it won't grow quite as large as wild caught specimens. It will likely reach about 20-24 inches, so it needs it be in a 150...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Bingo. I think what confused everyone is that I did this fish before, although I used a picture I found online the first time, whereas this time I used one of my own.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    Not a sicyopus, although it does have Chinese origins...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    I'm going through quite a lot of trouble getting them. The importer I buy from couldn't get any from his supplier by the time they shipped him the January fish, and with their rarity, I'm not sure if they would even have any within the next six months. After a few hours of looking around, I was...
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    Name that fish/invert!

    None are correct.
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    Name that fish/invert!

    No, not yet at least. Although I am working on getting a few imported... Nope. The correct genus still hasn't been mentioned. Here's what I've hinted so far: It's a sleeper goby that grows to about 3", and the males are typically bright orange.




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