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  • #302450

    Rüdiger
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    Hi there,

    I thought I’d share a some photos of some of my critters that didn’t turn out too bad despite the very basic camera. If they show in the intended order it is

    pic 1 – 5 Badis badis parents and offspring,

    pic 6 + 7 Dario dario about 10 minutes after I put them into the tank

    pic 8 + 9 Corydoras agassizi at least that’s how they were sold

    pic 10 – 13 Nannostomus marginatus

    pic 14 Crossocheilus reticulatus

    Regards

    R.

     

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    Edit: Naturally it didn’t go as planned. Now pic one is of course C. reticulatus.

    #349248

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Nice pics Rudiger , Love the Retic’s got a few of these very undemanding and pleasant natured fish !

    #349250

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very nice Rudi. :) Do you keep the Badis and Dario together?

    #349252

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Thanx Andy. Yeah, the C. reticulatus are really convincing fish. They are the only fish I ever bought initially as “working fish” to see what they can do about a bad spot of algae. Not only are they really good at that but you just have to love them. I had planned to always swap them for young ones once they reach a certain size (adult size way above what I usually keep) but they really have found a way into my heart. They are allowed to stay!!! 😀

     

    Thanx Matt. Yes, I keep them together in my “Asian river”. The Badis don’t seem to even notice the Darios, but then again, they are very docile in general (mine at least). See next post for more pics from the tank. 😎

    Regards

    R.

    #349253

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    All fish pictured above, except C. agassizi & N. marginatus of course, are inhabitants of my 160 cm desk tank, the “Asian river”. There are of course a few more, which I would like to introduce. The tank itself has changed quite a bit since first established but I don’t have recent pics yet due to a lack of time right now. Just imagine the second tank pic (just tank) with plenty more plants. T. albonubes and D. rerio had to be removed because they had grown up to be “food terrorists”. Even when feeding “targeted” with a pipette, they would bust in and literally burst before the others had anywhere close to enough food.

    Species that have evaded decent photography so far are Danio margaritatus, Hara jerdoni, Akysis sp. and Erethistes pusillus.

    Here goes:

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    #349254

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    What the heck, here are the “best” photos I’ve got so far from the 4 remaining species. Hara jerdoni, Erethistes pusilla, Akysis sp. and Danio margaritatus. And don’t anybody say anything about the algae on the glass in the Akysis shot. I had only been back 15 min. from vacation! 😕 If anyone knows which Akysis species it is, please feel free to say so. Can’t be A. vespa since they are +45 mm SL already.

     

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    #349262

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Rudi how is the shape of the caudal-fin in your Akysis?

    #349264

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Hi Matt,
    I’m waiting to see that myself! As I said above, I can say a lot about the barbels though. 🙂 Those 2 minutes I got to see them after introducing them into the tank the caudal was kept tightly clamped. I am confident however that I’ll get in a decent shot sooner or later.
    Regards
    R.

    #349267

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Fair enough. :) Love the stream tank by the way – how do you prevent algal growth with it being in the window?

    #349270

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    A very good question indeed Matt. Let’s say it was a bit of a journey. Let me start with saying that I always wanted algae in there even though most would have me declared insane for that. I just installed some “I look like sand blasted glass” self-adhesive film on the back pane as you can see in pic 1. But I got a lot more than I bargained for as is evident in pic 2 & 3. Even mechanically removing algae twice a week didn’t make any inroads into algal growth. Then I fabricated an external background from just a piece of 3 mm MDF, a length or two of 10 mm square timber and a bit of self-adhesive “mirror film”. (pic 4) Add a strip of LEDs as a sunrise – sunset kinda light (pic 5) and bob’s your uncle. The actual algae control after this modification is brilliantly done by my two C. reticulatus. Now I have exactly the amount of algae to make it look natural.

    Regards

    R.

     

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    #349280

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    @matt said:

    Hi Rudi how is the shape of the caudal-fin in your Akysis?

    Just got a brief look at the fully extended caudal of one of the guys (certainly no chnace of a shot). It is fairly triangular to delta shaped with maybe the top ever so slightly more extended than the bottom. It lacks the distinct marking (band like) of most Akysis spp. that I’ve seen so far. It (the caudal) is fairly similar to A. maculipinnis pictured in the profile here. But there’s the thing with the size of the fish. As I mentioned it is a good 45 mm SL and that’s a bit large for A. maculipinnis?
    Regards
    R.

    #349307

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm, I think His Darkness may be better placed to answer this.:?

    #349379

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Maybe this helps to ID the bugger?

     

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHTmTHwrN1s?feature=player_detailpage%5D

    Regards 

    R.

     

     

    #349387

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Unfortunately I have to do it this way.

     

    Link to video.

     

    Regards

    R.

    #349395

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm, A. maculipinnis? Hopefully The.Dark.One or Stuporman will see this…

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