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Lamp Eyes
June 29, 2008
11:53 am
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Sofia
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Hi everybody,

I just got back from the LFS and I wrote myself a list of fish I liked the look of in order to research them, as I don't want to choose an unsuitable fish again.

The fish I saw were signed as Lamp Eyes. They were tiny (about a quarter of an inch) fish in a blue ish body who had very beautiful blue eyes. The eyes reflected the light just like the croaking gouramis' eyes do when the light shines in a certain way. I can't find the fish in the knowledge base and I also checked on another page, but no joy.

Thanks for looking

June 29, 2008
12:00 pm
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Do they look like this 'normans lampeye'? KB link

June 29, 2008
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Oh yes /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
Doh, the knowledge base doesn't like me. Wouldn't even shopw me the profile of a rummy nose tetra /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> Not sure why it's not working

June 29, 2008
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Sofia check out this thread to see a nice adult male (Mick´s fish). I think lampeyes could be ok for you. Ask to see them feeding before you buy and also if the shop has had many losses and how long they have been in for. Lampeyes can be a bit tricky to acclimatise sometimes.

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June 29, 2008
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Wow. Lovely fish!

Well, they have been in since at least today. it will be quite a while before I Is it that they are difficult to feed? can get any more fish, as I got 4 Guppies today, to help out the poor single one /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

What's the reason for watching them feed? Are they difficult feeders?

June 29, 2008
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Sofia,
always ask for them to give your proposed fish a bit of food just to make sure they're eating and also what they're eating, if the eat flake your on a winner.
mine were healthy fish when i got them but i still asked them to put a little flake in to see for myself.

if you plnmb for them get around 6 of them they do better in a mini shoal.

mick

June 29, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Jun 29 2008, 07:21 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
if you plnmb for them get around 6 of them they do better in a mini shoal.

Nice /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I might just stock the rest up in lampeye and cardinals or so. They are such eye catching fish and I love their character too.

Thank you always for all your help.

I never knew about the feeding. I seem lucky to have had no problems so far /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> However, the Guppies are not feeding yet /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

June 30, 2008
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From dealing with batches of lampeyes when I worked in the trade they always seemed to come in really thin and we tended to lose quite a few in the first couple of weeks. Some fish are better travellers than others basically Sofia. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> If you´re getting cardinals too add one species now and the other in a couple of weeks. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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June 30, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 30 2008, 09:46 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you´re getting cardinals too add one species now and the other in a couple of weeks. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

I just added 4 Guppies yesterday. I assume that I should wait at least a week before adding any other fish..?

June 30, 2008
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At least yep hun. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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