I didn't even know. I was just expecting the marble. I pulled the bag out, and saw two fish. At first, I thought it was a lemon blue eye because it was a little pale from shipping, but the invoice slip in the box says super red.Oh nice. He/she hooked you up. Didn’t realize the super red was free.
I've been using the Thrive ferts for a little over a week now, and think I can definitely see a difference. Especially in the vesuvius swords. What do you guys think?
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I'm wondering when I can separate that really big plantlet on the left one. It's almost as big as the "mother" but has teeny tiny root stubs. Also, how exactly do you separate them when it's time?
First, thinking about moving my long fin chocolate marble bristlenose and standard fin super red bristlenose plecos over to the 40 tomorrow. Curious to see how they react.
Second, I know they're still young but I am starting to think my 3 bolivian rams have a surprise in store. I, and several others were thinking 3 females. I'm starting to think I may have ONE female and TWO males. Lol.
I will certainly try. Lol. Oh and trust me, if it is two male bolivians, I wish it were the other way. The two I'm thinking may be males are starting to lip lock especially at feeding time.Not even fair. Should be the other way around! Those plecos are going to freak with joy! You have to take release pics!
I will certainly try. Lol. Oh and trust me, if it is two male bolivians, I wish it were the other way. The two I'm thinking may be males are starting to lip lock especially at feeding time.
Thank you! I'm mostly dealing with various swords, which are pretty adaptable from my understanding right?I’d say mostly okay. Some plants hate being uprooted more than most, especially the ones super well established but most times as long as you are gentle and don’t give the root system too much of a beating, you’ll be okay!
Agree my swords get moved around all the time and they don't mind it at all. They have some of the largest root systems I have ever seen too.Swords IME are fine, mine have been moved a fair bit early on.
Get a mirror and place it in front of the tank so you can see with your hands in the tank? On a serious note, you shouldn't have an issue uprooting as long as you keep most of the roots intact, crypts will have quite a bit of die back as they are touchy.I have some free time today to try and get these plants back under control. Trimming dead and melted leaves. Sorting out which plantlets to keep. Wipe off diatoms. Stuff like that. However, I have a problem. If I try to look through the front glass to do this, I can't reach them. If I try to look through the top, the water distorts my view of what I'm doing. So, is it safe at all to pull them out, tidy them up, and replant?
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I'm using the Aqueon Versa top. Be sure to get the right size though if you go with it. A lot of people get the wrong one it seems.All I can say is my swords get uprooted at least twice a month. I think they’ve come to expect it. I’ve got the others in containers. Mason jars actually.
Btw. What top do you have. Since I’ve got to use the breeder but have no top. Ugh.
I wish I could see the plecos. I would love one. A pale colored longfin something. But. Not to be.
I’m going to make hubby describe all your breeder pics to me. Again.
There quite aggressive. I had a breeding pair. Less then 4 inches. They kept a 10 inch Oscar in the corner of the tank and wouldn't let him eat. Oscar had to be rehomed.So, I've still been searching trying to find the perfect centerpiece fish for this tank. I still really like the sound of an EBA.... I think. Still a little unsure though.
I recently stumbled upon another idea. I'm pretty sure it's a TERRIBLE one though. Let that be known before I ask for opinions. So how bad of an idea would a single convict cichlid be?
A single would probably still be way too aggressive then. However,.......if I upgrade my 20 long (what we were talking about in the other thread) then I could put a pair in the empty 20. Lol.There quite aggressive. I had a breeding pair. Less then 4 inches. They kept a 10 inch Oscar in the corner or the tank and wouldn't let him eat. Oscar had to be rehomed.
I think that lotus may have a new little plantlet popping out of the substrate. Congrats on your new spawn. I still can't figure out the gender of mine. Lol.JLeeM
Nice Pics, it's about time that RTL started growing. Great to see it out of the pot. Agree on the Bolivian Rams, I have raised dozens and each one has a different type of spot and location. My favorite fish. In fact had a spawn a few weeks ago and have a brood of about 30-50 just swimming all over the 20L. I have been thinking about a pair of EBA.
That's funny because I can sex GBR 99.9% and have no clue with Bolivians either !LOL, With all the rams I have raised, you would think I was an expert, but still having trouble sexing. When I sell, it's always with the disclaimer " I'll do my best - No guarantees" but I do send extras. Good Luck.
Yeah.....that's kind of what's holding me back. I just don't know what other centerpiece to go with.EBA get big..
I don't consider them a 'community fish '.
That are not all out aggressive ,but like to chase smaller fish and have an appetite that does not stop..Ever seen a fat EBA?
Both are very attractive, especially the pearl gourami. I love them. Unfortunately, I keep this tank at 74 and I don't know how well a pearl gourami would work out. I already have one school in here, and was trying to avoid another school so the congos would be hard. See what I mean? Everything I can think of has something holding me back.