I got another box in the mail!!

Discussion in 'kinezumi89' started by kinezumi89, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    Woo another box! :;banaman

    This box also came courtesy of Rogue, as many of my boxes do. I received two female GBRs and 10 neons. We actually acclimated them for about eight hours, because I was gone all day and my boyfriend didn't want to put them in the tank without me. So when I say "we acclimated," I obviously didn't do any of the acclimating :p Better safe than sorry! It also ended up being a mini-water change, since he had to put more water back in the tanks since he took so much out.

    The two GBRs are so cute! They weren't shy at all and didn't dart around when I took the cover off the bucket I was acclimating them in. They went in the 55 gallon. Unfortunately they fought in the bag, and the smaller one lost a considerable chunk of her tail. It's disintegrated a bit more since yesterday and looks white, so I think it might be fungus, unfortunately. I'll be making a thread about that in a bit, so keep your eyes open! I figured I might as well make a separate thread for my questions regarding that.

    The neons look great! They were wild-caught in Brazil. Normally I'm not a huge fan of wild-caught fish, as I obviously can't adequately replicate their environment, but these were already caught and have been in a tank for awhile, so they're merely changing owners. :) The little splash of blue is the perfect addition to my tank. I finally have a tank that's done now!! It feels so weird haha.

    Anyway, here are a few pictures and videos. Some of the pictures of the rams are right after I added them; they've colored up considerably since then. Of course, the neons are pretty much impossible to photograph. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! :)



    GBRs/55 gallon:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UIKveEl0q8&feature=youtu.be

    Neons/20 long:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur2TJnltqrg&feature=youtu.be
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Disc61

    Disc61Well Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    2,958
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +266
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    very nice, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    3,256
    Location:
    Placerville CA
    Ratings:
    +45
    Experience:
    Just started
    Awww, the rams are so cute! They look great with your rainbows and it looks like they settled right in. Shame about the fighting but she seems to be coping well. Best wishes for quick healing!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    Thank you both! I was surprised how laid back they seemed. They didn't come to the surface to eat today; the full-finned one had a pellet or two that sank, but the half-finned one repeatedly spat them out. Hopefully she likes them! Who does't like NLS ;)

    A couple more videos, since I've discovered the joy of videotaping my fish:

    http://youtu.be/PvTz5aYPNsU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ0hWlE7P38&feature=youtu.be

    (Edit: Do you like my creative titles? :;smack)
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  5. RandomZoid

    RandomZoidValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +3
    Experience:
    3 years
    Nice looking fish. Your 20l is the tank that's done? That's exciting. What's the full stock list?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    Yup, the 20 long is done. :) (That's the second video in the first post.)

    In that tank is:

    1 male apistogramma trifasciata (Ernesto)
    12ish male endlers (blackbar and chili)
    9 neon tetras
    2 green cories
    20ish RCS
    4 nerites (two horned, one tracked, one zebra)

    Plants-wise:
    Malaysian driftwood with anubias nana
    Cardinal plants
    Water sprite
    Rosette sword
    Java fern
    Banana plant
    Dwarf sag


    For anyone who's curious, I did have more green cories, but I had terrible luck with LFS cories. These two were the only ones that made it. Especially since I'm out of a quarantine tank now, and I don't want to make the bioload any higher, and these two are buddies, I decided to not get any more. Their names are Spike and Stumpy. :) (Can you guess which one is missing his barbels? ;))
     
  7. angelou

    angelouWell Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    859
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Ratings:
    +11
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    looks good!
     
  8. RandomZoid

    RandomZoidValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +3
    Experience:
    3 years
    That's fairly overstocked (I love that). I am just getting into planted tanks and the more research I do the more it seems to reason I should be able to overstock as long as they're peaceful.

    Right now in a 29 (30x12x18) I have:
    7 Harlequin Rasobras
    4 Cherry Barbs
    6 Lemon Tetras
    3 Longfin Danios
    2 Dwarf Gouramis
    2 Albino BN Plecos
    1 Clown Pleco

    Which looks really overstocked, but I've had no deaths in this tank since I started planting it (had 5 rasboras die before that). I plan to re-home the Danios and Clown Pleco to a 10 I'm setting up, waiting on mail order....And I want at least 2 more cherry barbs but that's all they had and were on sale for $1 so I got them. Would this stock list work still if I had 2 Blue Rams or Electric Blue Rams? Or should I rehome one more of the schools as well?
     
  9. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Messages:
    8,609
    Location:
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +549
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Your 55 tank is looking great :p
     
  10. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    9,317
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +85
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Everyone looks great :). You definitely need more neons. BTW your rams are F1 wilds :p. Just so you know.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    I don't think it's overstocked, endlers and neons have like no bioload.

    What does "F1 wild" mean, Rogue?

    Nevermind, google to the rescue :p Thanks for to dig me such great fish! Besides the one female's tail, I'm really pleased with everyone. :) Also, you said those were small neons? How big do they get?? I thought they looked pretty full grown haha.
     
  12. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Messages:
    8,609
    Location:
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +549
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    F1 is a tornado with wind speeds of 73-112 MPH :p

    F1 usually means first generation from wild caught
     
  13. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    9,317
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +85
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Lol as AP said, they are first generation from wild parents.
    Yeah, they are about half the size of my breeding adults.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    Holy cow! I didn't think neons got that big, that seems like cardinal territory. I wonder how big the rams will get. :) It seems like they still need to color up considerably. They don't have that big black spot, and they're more yellow than blue. Their eyes turned red though, which is super neat. One of them has a pink nose :)
     
  15. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    9,317
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +85
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Once they get settled in you'll see the black spot and more blue. I think your lights may be pretty strong. They seem washed out. Take a look at them after the lights go off lol.
     
  16. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    The lights are definitely pretty bright. Two 54W T5HOs. I'll take a peek after the lights go off. :)
     
  17. kb9plc

    kb9plcWell Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    1,805
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +20
    Experience:
    2 years
    Yay for GBR :)
    Your girls r pretty!!! :)

    Mine have yet to come up for food too. They seem to like to pick off of the substrate. Then again I have a track record for having weird fish and snails lol so what do I know?! Lol!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  18. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    I'm planning on putting a few shrimp pellets in, so hopefully they like those. :) Thank you! :)
     
  19. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    9,317
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +85
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Mine go crazy for my sinking foods lol. BTW Did I send you a pack of my homemade food? I found a packet lying on my table the other day and I thought for sure I had put one in your box...
     
  20. OP
    OP
    kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Ratings:
    +119
    Experience:
    3 years
    No food in the box :( I would have loved to try some of your homemade food! Well, my fish would have ;D What kind of food is it?
     
Loading...