Some of My Tanks (as of 6/28/21)

ChrissFishes01

Okay, pic dump time!

First off, here's the German Blue Ram tank. This is meant as a breeding tank, not a show tank - hence the plants thrown all willy-nilly in there. So far, the fish seem much more comfortable than they were when the tank was more bare.

Next up, I'm trying to convince Betta'sAnonymous , JLAquatics and Mhamilton0911 to get salty.

Here's the pair of Long-Finned Mocha Clowns I plan to attempt to spawn at some point. They're still not quite old enough to be laying but they're getting there! The completely black (and smaller) one is the male, and the other is the female. They're probably not the best specimens of the particular morph, if I'm being honest (not enough of the "mocha" color), but I like that they have shorter fins than most long-finned clowns - it allows them to get around the tank, while still being very flowy.




And, next, the 37 gallon. It's a new tank, so I do have some cyano on the rocks that'll likely pass in time.

Here's the Tailspot Blenny - they're awesome little guys! Tons of color and personality. Good algae eaters, too. They can move their eyes around a lot like puffers, and I managed to get a couple shots of him doing that!


Imgur: The magic of the Internet

The cleaner shrimp is pretty cool. Ever since he found out he can clean my hand, he no longer runs when I'm around the tank. They're awesome in tanks where they can't disturb corals, IMO.

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Cleaner Shrimp Manicure!

Here's the Wyoming White Clownfish, checking out the ring light. I've had it for two years, and have a mate for it in QT. Unfortunately, it's mate jumped earlier this year :(

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And, the "boss" of the tank, the Royal Gramma. He's all bark and no bite, and is beautiful, so I let him stick around.

imgur.com

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There's also a firefish in here, but it stays in its' burrow until feeding time. Definitely not gonna come out with all the lighting I had on the tank for pics.

Getting back into my freshwater tanks, here's the 20 gallon QT/holding tank. I've got a rimless 47 gallon I'm going to set up, so the majority of these fish will be going there. The Neons and WCMM will stay in here for a subtropical community.

I think Neons and WCMM's make an amazing combo when both are doing well. The White Cloud was once referred to as the "Poor Man's Neon Tetra", in reference to the Neon's relatively high cost when first imported. Funnily enough, WCMM's are now usually 2X-3X the price of a Neon, at a minimum.

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Here's a Black Neon, my favorite tetra. It doesn't look like much in this tank, but whenever it's on a black background with a bunch of plants, I find this fish stunning. I can't wait for them to show off in the 47!

https://imgur.com/rJbHSWY

I've also got a lone Green Cory I'll be getting friends for whenever the 47 is set up. These aren't my favorite cory, but are up there. The green coloration, in the right lighting, is a nice accent IMO.

https://imgur.com/w4UG79s

This is where the ghost shrimp come to live and feed before they get fed to the puffers, too. I usually have at least a dozen in here.

https://imgur.com/EWwe3UR

Speaking of inverts, how about these Magenta Mystery Snails? I had seen them online, and about ordered them several times - then, I walked into my LFS and saw 6. I bought 6. I'm not even a Mystery Snail guy - they're fine, but not something I find myself keeping. But these? I'm into these.

Imgur is crapping out on me, so I'll be posting to Flickr for the rest of these. I don't think it embeds like Imgur does, but the links are safe.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278441500/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278141854/in/dateposted-public/

Finally, here's the male Pearl Gourami I have in here. By far the most elegant, pretty freshwater fish I've ever kept. I'm happy I got these guys as a centerpiece for the 47 - it's gonna be awesome.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51277587053/in/dateposted-public/

And a FTS of the 20.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51276669187/in/dateposted-public/

And, finally, a tank I don't get very good photos of! It's an extremely-low light tank due to the Finnex light and the dense layer of duckweed in the tank. But, it's always healthy, so I don't change much with it.

It houses a single Dwarf Puffer, two Ottocinclus, and a few ghost shrimp. Everything (including the shrimp) has been in here for almost a year. I lost a couple shrimp to acclimation in the beginning, and lost an Otto who was probably too skinny when I got him.

Here's the puffer!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51276672052/in/album-72157719481877862/

One of the shrimp, and a Crypt Wendtii in the back - my favorite plant, by far!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51277423451/in/album-72157719481877862/

The two ottos - I believe one to be a female and one to be a male, due to shape, but I haven't looked into it much.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278145054/in/album-72157719481877862/

Here's the intense mat of duckweed - there's some Riccia Fluitans in there, too. I don't clean it out because the puffer seems to like the lack of light.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278444720/in/album-72157719481877862/

And, a FTS.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51277589743/in/album-72157719481877862/

This tank has only gotten a couple water changes in the year it's been set up, so it's pretty much running itself. Water tests good, so I'll leave it be!

Phew. That was a lot of pics.
 

FishPlanet

Wow! Your fish are pretty!
 

BigManAquatics

Oh trust me, i am ALWAYS salty!!
 

ChrissFishes01

Oh trust me, i am ALWAYS salty!!
You've always seemed like such a ray of sunshine - I'm SHOCKED!
 

Motherlovebetta

Okay, pic dump time!

First off, here's the German Blue Ram tank. This is meant as a breeding tank, not a show tank - hence the plants thrown all willy-nilly in there. So far, the fish seem much more comfortable than they were when the tank was more bare.

Next up, I'm trying to convince Betta'sAnonymous , JLAquatics and Mhamilton0911 to get salty.

Here's the pair of Long-Finned Mocha Clowns I plan to attempt to spawn at some point. They're still not quite old enough to be laying but they're getting there! The completely black (and smaller) one is the male, and the other is the female. They're probably not the best specimens of the particular morph, if I'm being honest (not enough of the "mocha" color), but I like that they have shorter fins than most long-finned clowns - it allows them to get around the tank, while still being very flowy.




And, next, the 37 gallon. It's a new tank, so I do have some cyano on the rocks that'll likely pass in time.

Here's the Tailspot Blenny - they're awesome little guys! Tons of color and personality. Good algae eaters, too. They can move their eyes around a lot like puffers, and I managed to get a couple shots of him doing that!


Imgur: The magic of the Internet

The cleaner shrimp is pretty cool. Ever since he found out he can clean my hand, he no longer runs when I'm around the tank. They're awesome in tanks where they can't disturb corals, IMO.

imgur.com

Cleaner Shrimp Manicure!

Here's the Wyoming White Clownfish, checking out the ring light. I've had it for two years, and have a mate for it in QT. Unfortunately, it's mate jumped earlier this year :(

imgur.com

And, the "boss" of the tank, the Royal Gramma. He's all bark and no bite, and is beautiful, so I let him stick around.

imgur.com

imgur.com

There's also a firefish in here, but it stays in its' burrow until feeding time. Definitely not gonna come out with all the lighting I had on the tank for pics.

Getting back into my freshwater tanks, here's the 20 gallon QT/holding tank. I've got a rimless 47 gallon I'm going to set up, so the majority of these fish will be going there. The Neons and WCMM will stay in here for a subtropical community.

I think Neons and WCMM's make an amazing combo when both are doing well. The White Cloud was once referred to as the "Poor Man's Neon Tetra", in reference to the Neon's relatively high cost when first imported. Funnily enough, WCMM's are now usually 2X-3X the price of a Neon, at a minimum.

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Here's a Black Neon, my favorite tetra. It doesn't look like much in this tank, but whenever it's on a black background with a bunch of plants, I find this fish stunning. I can't wait for them to show off in the 47!

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

I've also got a lone Green Cory I'll be getting friends for whenever the 47 is set up. These aren't my favorite cory, but are up there. The green coloration, in the right lighting, is a nice accent IMO.

imgur.com

This is where the ghost shrimp come to live and feed before they get fed to the puffers, too. I usually have at least a dozen in here.

imgur.com

Speaking of inverts, how about these Magenta Mystery Snails? I had seen them online, and about ordered them several times - then, I walked into my LFS and saw 6. I bought 6. I'm not even a Mystery Snail guy - they're fine, but not something I find myself keeping. But these? I'm into these.

Imgur is crapping out on me, so I'll be posting to Flickr for the rest of these. I don't think it embeds like Imgur does, but the links are safe.


Snail

Snail 2

Finally, here's the male Pearl Gourami I have in here. By far the most elegant, pretty freshwater fish I've ever kept. I'm happy I got these guys as a centerpiece for the 47 - it's gonna be awesome.

Gourami

And a FTS of the 20.

FTS

And, finally, a tank I don't get very good photos of! It's an extremely-low light tank due to the Finnex light and the dense layer of duckweed in the tank. But, it's always healthy, so I don't change much with it.

It houses a single Dwarf Puffer, two Ottocinclus, and a few ghost shrimp. Everything (including the shrimp) has been in here for almost a year. I lost a couple shrimp to acclimation in the beginning, and lost an Otto who was probably too skinny when I got him.

Here's the puffer!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51276672052/in/album-72157719481877862/

One of the shrimp, and a Crypt Wendtii in the back - my favorite plant, by far!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51277423451/in/album-72157719481877862/

The two ottos - I believe one to be a female and one to be a male, due to shape, but I haven't looked into it much.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278145054/in/album-72157719481877862/

Here's the intense mat of duckweed - there's some Riccia Fluitans in there, too. I don't clean it out because the puffer seems to like the lack of light.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51278444720/in/album-72157719481877862/

And, a FTS.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193291300@N02/51277589743/in/album-72157719481877862/

This tank has only gotten a couple water changes in the year it's been set up, so it's pretty much running itself. Water tests good, so I'll leave it be!

Phew. That was a lot of pics.
Love those mocha clowns! Beautiful.
 

ChrissFishes01

Love those mocha clowns! Beautiful.
Right? They're quickly becoming one of my favorite morphs. This particular pair is also very friendly - always following me around the room, begging for food, etc... Most tank-bred fish are, but these guys are next level.
 

Motherlovebetta

Right? They're quickly becoming one of my favorite morphs. This particular pair is also very friendly - always following me around the room, begging for food, etc... Most tank-bred fish are, but these guys are next level.
I stare at them everytime im at the LFS. They are so cute!
 

BigManAquatics

You've always seemed like such a ray of sunshine - I'm SHOCKED!
I am a ray of sunshine. I am just choosy when and where i shine! It makes people mad.
 

Mhamilton0911

Yeah, it's happening. I've already gotten the go ahead from the hubs, I casually mentioned I wanted to try saltwater, he says "I don't care...." and something else I can't really remember, lol

I'm in the heavy research phase. :)
 

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