Showing Off 29 Gallon Sorority Tank

Demeter
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Showing off, again.

29gal sorority and the new girls in breeder baskets

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29gal shell dwellers and a bunch of peacock fry

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10gal betta a kuhlI loach tank

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RainBetta
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LOVE it!

I want to do a sorority in my 29G so bad!
 
IHaveADogToo
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Oh hI

Haha we use the same "other" forum. I'm just now realizing you're the same person from that other site, even though we've talked with eachother here and there before.

I like your planted tanks a lot. Thanks for sharing. We've already discussed your shell dweller tank lol
 
GTrent21
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That's awesome! I love the aquascape and you have some beautiful fish.
 
Demeter
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  • #5
IHaveADogToo hello again! Yeah I kinda end up using this site so I can copy and paste photos on the other site. Penguin Nick showed me how to resize pictures but its a pain to do so

You’re not the first person I’ve run into on both sites. There’s been a few individuals that didn’t seem to like what I had to say so they used another forum for the same exact problem. Most the time they get the same answer though.
 
IHaveADogToo
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I like using both sites because I like how seasoned the other site's users are, and I like how international that other site is, but at the same time, this site gets a lot more traffic.
 
ValerieAdams
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Oh hI

Haha we use the same "other" forum. I'm just now realizing you're the same person from that other site, even though we've talked with eachother here and there before.

I like your planted tanks a lot. Thanks for sharing. We've already discussed your shell dweller tank lol
You mean there's other forums besides Fishlore?!
 
Baba
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IHaveADogToo hello again! Yeah I kinda end up using this site so I can copy and paste photos on the other site. Penguin Nick showed me how to resize pictures but its a pain to do so

You’re not the first person I’ve run into on both sites. There’s been a few individuals that didn’t seem to like what I had to say so they used another forum for the same exact problem. Most the time they get the same answer though.

I like using both sites because I like how seasoned the other site's users are, and I like how international that other site is, but at the same time, this site gets a lot more traffic.

Am I the only one who feels left out???
 
IHaveADogToo
  • #9
Don't feel left out! Let's talk about Demeter's tanks.
 
Baba
  • #10
The 29 is my favorite. I like the natural setup.
 
Demeter
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  • #11
You mean there's other forums besides Fishlore?!

There's a ton of other aquarium sites, some more advanced than others. This site seems to have the most action though.
 
ValerieAdams
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There's a ton of other aquarium sites, some more advanced than others. This site seems to have the most action though.
Lol I was just messing. I know there's others but really haven't looked into them
 
Demeter
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  • #13
Don't mind me, just trying to load pictures for the other forum again. I seriously hate having to resize pictures.

Baby bettas, mom is mostly white with a bit of blue grizzle/marble HM (possibly plakat) with a recessive double tail gene. Dad is my precious child (raised him) who is a rather normal non HM plakat, also with a recessive gene and hopefully a marble gene. He has a lovely partial mask of blue on his face. There's probably 40ish fry, so far I've counted 6 double tails. Colors are a few shades of blue/lavender along with iridescent light blue.

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Demeter
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  • #14
Babies from the previous post moved to a 20ish gal tote.

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Male fry starting to show marbling. Plus his siblings. I think the lavender one may be a male too.
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New OB peacock

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Shell dwellers tank

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A rare survivor of dropsy, she's in this temporary tank till I'm sure she's 100%. Took 3 treatments of kanaplex but she didn't start showing improvement till I began espom salt (baths and some in the hospital tank) and Methylene blue.
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Demeter
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Got the evil dumbo female to flare. She has an odd dark patch where the analfin meets the body but you can’t see it because of her pectoral fins. Doesn’t seem to bother her.

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Plus some other pics.

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Demeter
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  • #16
The weird spot on my female dumbo mentioned above turned into this. As bad as it looks it is healing and she acts completely normal. Pretty sure the lump itself is a tumor or cyst that her body is pushing out on its own.

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Tiny fairy cichlid fry I took from the LPS I used to work at. The websites weren't kidding when they said they grow slow.

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RainbowJeff
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With patience, they do grow to look absolutely stunning though!
 
Demeter
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  • #18
I know they're beautiful and I may end up moving my Neo. multifacatus to the 20gal and keeping a breeding pair of the fairies in the 29gal. I know if you can get a breeding colony going it can be fascinating to watch their behavior. We'll see though, it will be months before I need to make that decision.
 
bitseriously
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I love all the oak leaves! How do you find them compared to IAL?
Thx!!
 
Demeter
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  • #20
IAL are waaaaay too expensive for my taste. I’ve only tried them once and paid 7$ for 3 leaves. They seemed to decay much faster than the oaks but they did indeed have more tannin than oak.

I like the oak leaves, they have a nice look and take a while before they fall apart. Plus they’re free from my yard and surrouding woods.
 
EbiAqua
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IAL are waaaaay too expensive for my taste. I’ve only tried them once and paid 7$ for 3 leaves. They seemed to decay much faster than the oaks but they did indeed have more tannin than oak.

I like the oak leaves, they have a nice look and take a while before they fall apart. Plus they’re free from my yard and surrouding woods.

If you can get your hands on them, try magnolia leaves. They take a long time to break down, release plenty of tannins, and the fuzzy underside is the perfect place for shrimp to graze on biofilm and infuzoria.

Persimmon leaves have worked very well for me, too.
 
Demeter
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  • #21
I never post pictures of the 36gal. Note to self, hydrogen peroxide makes jungle val melt. I used it once before and thought the val melting was coincidence, but coincidence I think not. On the up side I think most the bush algae is gone!

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Pleco and betta juveniles about ready to go to the pet store.

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10gal dirted tank, the tank that started it all.

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Updated 29gal sorority, the stem plants were being choked by hair algae so I pulled them all and decided to try jungle val.

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Demeter
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  • #22
Couple more pics. Otabek looks like a corpse. Acts and eats normal but his colors are fading fast.

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Two of his grandsons.

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Demeter
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29gal multi/fry tank.

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The one pair and their largest fry.

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A 5in frontosa, needs to be rehomed soon.

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Young male OB peacock, about 3.5in. Plan on trading him in too.

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3.5in dragon’s blood male peacock. Not the best coloration IMO. I had a female with more vibrant orange.

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Before trim

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After trim. I want the plants to be more bushy.

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The golden child getting along with his new friends in a planted 10gal. He only tries to eat the shrimplets.

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ValerieAdams
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29gal multi/fry tank.
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The one pair and their largest fry.
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A 5in frontosa, needs to be rehomed soon.
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Young male OB peacock, about 3.5in. Plan on trading him in too.
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3.5in dragon’s blood male peacock. Not the best coloration IMO. I had a female with more vibrant orange.
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Before trim
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After trim. I want the plants to be more bushy.
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The golden child getting along with his new friends in a planted 10gal. He only tries to eat the shrimplets.
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I absolutely love those multis
 
Demeter
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A month later the plants are growing back in and I switched out the piece of wood for a taller one. Mr. betta is very lovely too.

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The over grown 10gal with cherry shrimp and home to Mr. betta Jr. pictured in the last post.

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Demeter
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First time mom holding freshly laid eggs.

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Proudy dad. Very happy to have fry from them, I had to remove the big blue boy to give this guy a chance.

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Blue boy sulking in his temporary 20gal.

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29gal shellies with OB and fairy cichlid fry.

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Plus a couple ablino BN

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55gal familiy picture

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Boss who never holds still. ~3.5 years old now. The the first batch of cichlid fry I ever raised.

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His sister and girlfriend who has had many fry and looks ready to lay more. Also a survivor of dropsy.
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Demeter
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Couple dozen shrimplets in the left basket, betta waiting for a divided 10gal on the right.

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Male blue OB from the first batch. He’ll be taking the place of his dad.
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Fairy cichlid fry were moved to the 36gal. They’ll grow up eventually.

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Working on the OB peacock line. These fry are from 2 blue line females and my newer orange male.

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Thinning out the fish with very little blotching in the blue line, now the males are showing color. Male on the left is my favorite of the batch.
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RainBetta
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Awwwww
 
Demeter
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  • #29
Just a few new pictures, 3.4gal update and a shrimp riding a snail.

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Demeter
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  • #30
This thread really isn’t about the sorority anymore I should change the title but I don’t think I can.

African cichlids! Got a few nice videos of the OB peacocks spawning, may upload them later.

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Dominant male
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Little male OB who had a broken tail that has since healed.
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Pretty Victorian hap and the slow maturing male red empress in back.
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Sad male OB blue line that is looking yellow, he’s not a dominant male so he’s pale.
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