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My First Aquarium
December 27, 2010
5:33 pm
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JazzBora150
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hi everybody
this is my first attempt at an aquarium
rather than do my homework i just got stuck in
i think im happy with the result but now im finding the fish boring and dull
i want lots of colourful fishes
but that will all change soon enough
so ill post a pic up and you can all tell me where i went wrong

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December 28, 2010
5:49 pm
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so here is a list of the fishes i have

must admit it took some time finding the names

if anyone knows of any fish that shouldnt be in there please let me know

and ill get them out

Colisa lalia
Moenkhausia santaefilomenae
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Paracheirodon innesi
Pristella maxillaris
Danio rerio
Chromobotia macracanthus
Puntius anchisporus
Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

thanks

December 28, 2010
6:14 pm
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Hey Jazzbora, tank looks good! Is that coral? You may want to keep an eye on your tds/kh/gh/ph to see if it's leaching and to what effect?
What are the dimesions of your tank?
I personally like to keep fewer sp. and more of each when it comes to schooling fish like tetras-rasboras-danios etc.
Your clown loaches will need a bigger tank and preferrably a few more for the family. Have a look through the knowledge base for details of each sp.
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/p.....file.php?g...thus&id=349

December 28, 2010
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hi plaamoo
thanks for the reply
the rock im led to believe is called ocean rock
the large root is what we in northern ireland call bog oak but i dont think its actually oak
the quantities of fish i have are listed below:

dwarf gourami x 3 (Colisa lalia)
red eye tetra x 3 (Moenkhausia santaefilomenae)
black widow tetra x 2 (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)
neon tetra x 10 (Paracheirodon innesi)
xray tetra x 1 (Pristella maxillaris)
zebra danio x 5 (Danio rerio)
clown loach x 2 (Chromobotia macracanthus)
tiger barb x 4 (Puntius anchisporus)
bolivian ram x 1 (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
ram x 1 (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

i hope this enlightens you a bit more /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

btw when they get too big for the tank theyre movin out

tank dimensions 800x 460x 340

December 28, 2010
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tiger barbs gone
they started to harass the dwarf gourami
actually nipping his fins and eatin it

i suppose the clue was in the name

well you learn dont you!!!!

December 29, 2010
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Hmm I need to change the scientific name of the tiger barb back to P. tetrazona. Will post up why shortly!

Cake or death?
December 29, 2010
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now im confused
how can there be 2 latin names for same species

wasnt very good at latin in school (givin the age away a bit there)
if i remember right i tried to avoid it then too

December 29, 2010
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QUOTE (JazzBora150 @ Dec 29 2010, 09:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
now im confused
how can there be 2 latin names for same species

wasnt very good at latin in school (givin the age away a bit there)
if i remember right i tried to avoid it then too

Names shift now and then due to different studies. Only 1 valid at any given time.

December 30, 2010
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Danio rerio is next on the list of fish to remove

they think my tank is daytona and while the lap times
seem to be improving its time for the pits for these guys and early retirement from the race

upsetting the tank . they move too fast in general

theyre gone

December 31, 2010
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do killifish make good community tank specimens as i especially like the look of this species in particular Nothobranchius rachovii

my fish are listed above

i will make room for them so what ever has to go will go
untill i finally get a tank i enjoy looking at

January 1, 2011
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Nothobranchius aren't really good community fish I'm afraid though very beautiful. You could always set up a second tank for them. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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January 1, 2011
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thanks for the bad news

i just want colourful fishes with a more sedate nature

fish in my tank apart from the dwarf gouramis look a bit grey and uninteresting /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

January 1, 2011
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You should see some interesting colour and behaviour if you add more of one of the Mikrogeophagus species.

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January 1, 2011
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Hi Jazzbora,

There are killies that are suitable for a community tank, given that the other other inhabitatants are not quick (many killies are not fast swimmers so might have a problem getting food). If you loose the tetras and tiger barbs you could keep virtually any of the Aphyosemion or Chromaphyosemion as well as som of the Fundulopanchax species.

Nothobranchius are as Matt stated not at all suited for a community tank and need the addition of salt to the water since they are very prone to Oodinium. Should you want to set up a tank for a Nothobranchius species I would highly recommend either foerschi or korthause since they are good for beginners. Just keep in mind they are very short lived and you have a choice between keeping a single male (apart from the females that is) or several males since they are very aggressive towards each other.

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