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Summer Tubbin
April 17, 2009
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Hi guys,

I'm sure you've all seen the article. If not here's the link,

http://www.aquarticles.com/art.....les/ponds/...mer_Tubbin.html

There are couple more versions, scroll down till just after "summer tubbin",

http://www.aquarticles.com/art.....index.html

I'm going to give ago this year. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I was going to last year but i filled two tubs up with duckweed from the pond and managed to catch plenty of goldfish fry so i kept them that year in there.

Anyway i'm going to do this when it starts getting consistently warm. But i'm not sure what to stock with. My origional plan was to connect the two tubs and put in a pair of oddessa barbs, 5 white clouds or zebra danios and 5 peppered corys.

The only problem is that the only fish there that fits into my future plans are the oddessa barbs. This year i'm looking at putting 5 danio roseus in one and a anabantoid in the other but i'm not sure which which intentions of breeding them.

The obvious choice is of coarse the paradise fish which would be fine but when i bring them in in the winter the danios can go in the rio 400 but there is nowhere suitable for anabantoids (All my tanks are very high flow) other than a small 5 gallon tank which is obviously too small for the paradise fish.

Can anyone think of any sub tropical small betas, gouramis etc? Or even suitable livebearers, killies, tetras or something? suitable for a very small tank and cool waters?

Thanks for reading!

Dave

April 18, 2009
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David how big are the containers? I suspect an Aphanius species would be perfect for you. /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> A. mento perhaps?

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April 19, 2009
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QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 18 2009, 12:39 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
David how big are the containers? I suspect an Aphanius species would be perfect for you. /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> A. mento perhaps?

I did think about aphanius but where would i find them in the uk?

The containers hold about 7 gals i would say so they're quite small themselves which is why i'm half tempted to connect the two containers.

From looking at this thread,

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/f.....rums/index....amp;hl=aphanius

Perhaps A. Vladykovi would be better because it looks like they are "findable" (Couldn't think of the word /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> ) and more peaceful making them easier to care for when brought inside in the winter?

April 19, 2009
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Hmm 7 gals is a bit small for Aphanius I'd say. *thinking*

Do you have an Ikea near you David? I use large plastic containers from there to keep my fish outdoors in and they work really well, hold about 20 gallons and are dirt cheap. I mentioned mento as they're usually the commonest species in the UK but the males are quite nasty so if you can get vladykovi then fantastic! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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May 14, 2009
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Sorry for my late late late reply. /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> I'm in the middle of all my exams. Just 10 to go now. /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

OK, i've worked out the containers contain 5gallons, alot less than i thought, i'm thinking of trying to connect them together to make a 10g.

Look what i found /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

http://www.aquarist-classified.....co.uk/php/...il51_128443.php

I'm thinking of getting a pair of aphanius Vladikovi or Dispar, and also a pair of Phalloceros Caudomaculatus.

10g still too small? /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

Cheers, Dave

ps, my baby acanothocobitis zonalternans is almost ready to go back into the tank, i'll get some pictures before he/she gos back in.

May 14, 2009
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What a nice selection of fish that guy has and glad you found them! I think his dispar won some big prizes last year. Whichever species of Aphanius you choose a trio of 2 females and a male would be preferable mate. 10g would be ok for them imo but I'm sceptical about mixing with another species unless you're not interested in breeding them.

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May 15, 2009
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got to say i know Tim and Dave very well and their fish are superb, indeed they win many best in shows all over the country including one in the north east last month.
they have some unusual killies and livebearers as you can see from the list.

May 15, 2009
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There will be quite a few Aphanius sp. at the Midland Charity Auction on June 6th. I got mine there last year.
Have a look at TA Aquacultures site where the current list of fish that are to be auctioned is shown.

May 17, 2009
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Paul how are they doing?

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May 17, 2009
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Maybe a stupid question, /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> but what would happen if you had a small balcony and two plant- containers with a diameter of 70 cm and 65 cm deep and you always wanted to have a Lotus /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> and other small waterplants, which tiny fish would survive there?

May 27, 2009
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QUOTE (thelizzious @ May 17 2009, 11:57 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe a stupid question, /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> but what would happen if you had a small balcony and two plant- containers with a diameter of 70 cm and 65 cm deep and you always wanted to have a Lotus /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> and other small waterplants, which tiny fish would survive there?


I have found the little temperate rice fish Oryzias latipes an excellent candidate for tubs. The xanthic form is readily visible and these fish are allways on the surface. They are capable of wintering under ice, I keep them in a tub with a miniature Water Lilly.

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May 27, 2009
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Sounds wonderful. One of my nick-names on internet is Lotus-Lizzy, or Padmapani. I just LOVE those flowers. I'll check out the fish, thanks for your reply.

June 23, 2009
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Ahh exams finished! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Thanks everyone! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

my plans now are to link the two five gals (in which the plants are growing well in now) and grow some pearl danios up in them - never had much luck with them, see how they do outside, or maybe some zebras or WCMM's. Then in a couple of weeks ill get myself a couple of much bigger tubs, one for the danios and one for some aphanius! Sorted. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Nice rice fish Phil, i've never seen them here in the UK. /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

Cheers

David

June 23, 2009
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Keep us updated David and plenty of pics as well /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Several species of Oryzias were available in the UK several years back, you could go into a shop without seeing some but they are not as common as they once were. I think the Maidenhead aquatics near me had some in a few weeks back so they are around.

I have spawned 3 or 4 species and they are all fairly hardy and easy to spawn.

June 24, 2009
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David if you want some A. mento eggs at any point let me know; I had to stop collecting them for now as I don't have room for any more fry 'til this batch are big enough to go in with the adults.

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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Jun 23 2009, 06:00 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Several species of Oryzias were available in the UK several years back, you could go into a shop without seeing some but they are not as common as they once were. I think the Maidenhead aquatics near me had some in a few weeks back so they are around.

I think Emma had some "neon green" rice rish of something similar in last time i was there, would have got some but i didn't have anywhere to put them. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

Next year maybe! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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David if you want some A. mento eggs at any point let me know; I had to stop collecting them for now as I don't have room for any more fry 'til this batch are big enough to go in with the adults.

You have mail! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Well actually you have a pm but "you have pm" doesn't sound right! /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

Cheers,

Dave

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