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  • #354878

    oaken
    Participant

    Very cool. Great idea to grow Myriophyllum emersed actually. What is the emersed section made of? I.e. what are the emersed plants growing in?

    #354879

    BigTom
    Participant

    @oaken said:
    Very cool. Great idea to grow Myriophyllum emersed actually. What is the emersed section made of? I.e. what are the emersed plants growing in?

    It’s as basic as you can get really – they’re just wedged barerooted into crevices in the wood. The Myriophyllum has some sand added¬†to fill in the crevices and stop them floating off. Everything else is just wedged/floating.

    #354893

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Love the rescape and thanks for posting the video, Tom. How did you get on with the Iguanodectes?

    #354899

    BigTom
    Participant

    @matt said:
    Love the rescape and thanks for posting the video, Tom. How did you get on with the Iguanodectes?

    My only issue with the Iguanas has been them jumping out at night – I lost several of them early on as a result. It always seemed to be at the front of the tank so I got some glass cut to cover the front 4-6 inches of the tank and since then they’ve been fine. They were quite nervy to begin with and I think must orient at night towards small computer lights etc around the desks at that end of the tank. Oh yeah, and they sometimes like to nibble on very fine-leaved plants. Other than that, model citizens – eat anything I feed, not at all predatory, show off to each other without inflicting damage.

    #354902

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Tom, not many folk with experience of these so the info is really useful.

    #354942

    BigTom
    Participant

    Here’s this week’s highlight, 3 day old Farlowella eggs, with lovely wriggly embryos inside ūüôā

    Lost about 1/4 (of 50) to fungus but the rest look nice and active.

    http://orig14.deviantart.net/3d5a/f/2015/203/9/e/farlowella_embryos_by_hairytoes-d92brbc.jpg

    #354943

    BigTom
    Participant
    #354945

    Matt
    Keymaster

    So cool! Surprised Any idea which species Tom?

    #354947

    BigTom
    Participant

    @matt said:
    So cool! Surprised Any idea which species Tom?

    The male is definitely vittata. I then have 3 different species of female (really should have checked properly in the shop!) – one of which is probably vittata although I was never 100%. So hopefully vittata, but with a possibility of hybrids.

    #354949

    BigTom
    Participant

    Actually I retract that… I’ve just dug out my Farlowella key and the tape measure again and¬†the¬†‘pair’ are not vittata. They’re definitely acus-group though, and according to the description actually best match acus, although I understand this is generally considered unlikely.¬†

    There are however some small¬†variations in scute shape and tail patterning between the ‘pair’ that makes me somewhat suspicious about whether they truly are the same species, or just something very close.

    #354950

    oaken
    Participant

    Very cool indeed. 

    #354951

    BigTom
    Participant

    A second spawn now underway, definitely hybrids this time (compare scute patterns):

    http://orig03.deviantart.net/76c8/f/2015/205/6/5/hybridisation_by_hairytoes-d92lvcu.jpg

    #354952

    JK91
    Participant

    Did they catch them at the same place or did the LFS just put them together? Would be odd if they’d be caught at the same place, meaning hybrids could appear in nature, like they could in your tank. What’s nature’s point of that?

    Still, well done man! Seems like you’re some kind of magician when it comes to fish keeping.

    #354955

    BigTom
    Participant

    @jk91 said:
    Did they catch them at the same place or did the LFS just put them together? Would be odd if they’d be caught at the same place, meaning hybrids could appear in nature, like they could in your tank. What’s nature’s point of that?
    Still, well done man! Seems like you’re some kind of magician when it comes to fish keeping.

    I think what tends to happen with these is that most are wild caught and a lot of collectors/distributors generally don’t consider them worth identifying, hence a lot of the time they all end up lumped in together. So you might have a supplier from Columbia, say, who has Farlowella collected from several locations in¬†Columbia¬†mixed in together, or you might have a larger supplier in Miami who has fish from multiple South American countries all mixed in together. So it’s mainly down to the supply chain, unless you’re a specialist shop who deals directly with collectors.

    #354956

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Great documentation Tom. How are the original batch of eggs doing?

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