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October 5, 2008
12:34 pm
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mickthefish
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since my last vid of this tank i've tried to arrange the wood to make it look more pleasing to the eye.
i've added two chopped down twisted hazels that i took out of the back garden and the fish love browsing on them as well as a decent clump of anubias.
i've also had to up the lighting with a couple of T5 tubes for better algae and plant growth before the barbs chop it all back again.
here's the vid and in the first couple of seconds that sound is our shih tzu snoring not me farting. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
http://s76.photobucket.com/alb.....s/j25/mick...nt=MOV05801.flv

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October 5, 2008
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Excellent video Mick, some gorgeous fish there mate /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

Yeah of course that was the shih tzu Mick /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

October 5, 2008
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honestly mate, if it was me i'd have been proud of it. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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October 5, 2008
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The tank is beautiful, Mick!!!!And so are the fish, they look so healthy! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Two questions,

What is that fish at the end with red eyes, black/brown body?

Are those garra sp (the ones from Ataran river drainage with red tails & "horns") active during the day? And are they peaceful and should they be kept in singles, pairs, groups etc?)

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David

October 5, 2008
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the fish with red eye's is a Pristolepis marginata and he's well behaved, his main foods are blood worm and earth worms and the occasional prawn.
and the Garra's are the red tail Garra, i would'nt say they get on well together but the tank is large enough for them to stay out of each others way..
this is only a thought David but Garras usually swim in shoals, i wonder if you got enough of them the aggression might be curbed, but to do that you need a bit of cash as they are not that cheap atm.
thanks for the comments mate, much appreciated.

mick

October 5, 2008
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Thanks for the info Mick.

I was hoping they weren't much of a shoaling fish, they're not the cheapest garra. I wanted those Garra spilota Emma had in a while ago and are a similar price but the garra spilota like flavatra want company. /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

I remember reading that garra in nature are shoaling fish. I wonder why they turn?

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October 5, 2008
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i've been amazed at the different wood you can use, i thought it was only beech and oak that was safe but so far i've see cherry, alder, hazel, willow and i think Andy Rushworth has a few more as he's well in with a tree surgeon and gets his branches for his tanks from him.
a good mate who has a fish shop has big tanks holding Koi as you come in the entrance to the trop sections and he put a living cheery tree in there and it flourished and grew so eventually he had to move it out.

mick

October 5, 2008
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Great vid Mick really enjoyed it. Your Cyclocheilichthys are stunning. I imagine with the garras they are like other hierarchy-forming cyprinids like Botia and some of the barbs i.e. when kept in larger numbers the aggression becomes spread out?

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October 5, 2008
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lovely fish mate...do u pour beer in it ? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

October 5, 2008
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no Malti they only get the occasional burps. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

cheers Matt.

mick

October 5, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Oct 5 2008, 03:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
i've been amazed at the different wood you can use, i thought it was only beech and oak that was safe but so far i've see cherry, alder, hazel, willow and i think Andy Rushworth has a few more as he's well in with a tree surgeon and gets his branches for his tanks from him.
a good mate who has a fish shop has big tanks holding Koi as you come in the entrance to the trop sections and he put a living cheery tree in there and it flourished and grew so eventually he had to move it out.

mick


Thanks, Mick. That's very interesting to know. I always thought it was too dangerous to use other wood. Especially with goldies My 60 l. tank is always green and growing, but the 120. l. tank is higher and the goldies demolish everything. I was looking for something to fill the background, something high and slender, with a hanging plant on top of it. But knowing my demolition-team it will be "kaput" within minutes. /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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