My uncles tank

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Akari_32, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Just about every one of you is about to have a heart attack. I certainly do every time I see it. Anyways, here goes!!

    Video. I back up at the end so you can see the size of the tank.

    And some pics. Some I'd like ID'd if you guys could.

    There are 4 or 5 of these. Some sort of mouth brooder, judging by the egg spots on their anal fins. I just call them Derp Fish, because they have derpy faces LOL

    Two of those yellow ones (looks like one male one female).

    3 Jack Dempseys (2 regular ones, and the EBJD)

    Whatever this yellow dude is

    This stripey one (my favorite. He's a cutey).

    And a Jewel, a talking cat fish, two gold snooks, two little bass (the skinny ones in the vid. They are healthy, but I think they're wild caught, and their tank mates are too boisterous), and a flowerhorn, and I think that's it. He says the tank is about 100 gallons, and it's got a teeny tiny sump that only holds like 3 gallons of water.

    I was over there today taking care of them. I dosed a bunch of Amquel Plus to this tank for good measure. I guess he uses a Seachem ph buffer, too. Oh, and he only tops off the sump when it needs to be. No water changes. Like... EVER.

    Anyone ready to die yet??
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2018
  2. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Looks like some peacocks and other Africans.

    The yellow dude looks like an earth eater. The last picture is a female JD.

    Do you know how many gallons the tank is? He's easily got 200 gallons worth of fish :D

  3. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Whatever they are, they're still Derp fish to me XD

    Which yellow one? The one with the stripe down its side, or the bigger one?

    If that's all it is, it totally want one! She's a major cutey :3

    He says it's a 100-ish. No one knows for sure. He's had it for ever, though!

  4. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    The second from last picture, the "Yellow Dude" is a geo.

  5. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I realized that after I asked LOL You know what the little ones are? They are really fun to watch. They like to play tag with the bigger fish. Drives them all nuts XD
  6. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    What little ones are you referring too?
  7. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    The smaller yellow ones, with the black strike down the side and the pointy little face. At the top of the 3rd pic.
  8. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Awesome lol. First picture is an OB Mbuna (male). Second picture is a Powder Blue Mbuna (male). Third picture is of a Salvini cichlid. Probably female. Fifth picture is a Pearl Geo. And you know the rest ;D
  9. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I figured the Derp Fish were mbunas, but I couldn't think of the name XD Awkward spellings and me don't get along LOL

    So, the Salvini. What are they like? I really like them! Teach me, oh great ones! :)
  10. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Salvinis are mean little stinkers lol.
  11. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Wow really? I guess that's why they like to big the other fish, even thought they are all at least twice their size XD So I guess they wouldn't be good for a community type tank then lol
  12. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Nope. They're also found wild in FL.
  13. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Wow really? Natives or invasive? I've come to the conclusion that Florida and the amazon/south America have the coolest native fish LOL
  14. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Invasive :)
  15. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Thought so lol But still! We have some cool fish here :3

    What about the Geo's? How big do those get, and so on?

    Oh, just noticed you can see the big JDs butt in the 1st pic lol He's a good 9 inches long, and pretty docile considering the tank conditions.
  16. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    JD's are usually pretty mellow. The geo's can get about 11"
  17. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    The big ones pretty cool, but the two small ones are pretty feisty, and the female is always picked on. I almost didn't get a pic of her because one of the other fish ran her off to the back of the tank. She came out for nomz though :3

    Oh, so he's only about 1/2 grown! Wow.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice