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Trichopsis pumila

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  • #301905

    BigTom
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    Just got a trio of these for my 30cm cube, too young to sex yet I think (only about 1.5cm long), hoping to get a pair.

    Lovely little fish, very underated I think, here’s a quick video of them hunting ostracods in the hairgrass –

    http://vimeo.com/33536836

    #346381

    Colin
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    Hi Tom, your tanks looking cracking

    #346382

    BigTom
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    Cheers Colin. Got back last week, mice doing well thanks! Managing not to get blown off the island at any rate.

    Hopefully going to be setting up another two cube tanks after Christmas, so keep me in mind if you spot any particularly cool minifish on your lists.

    #346389

    Colin
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    will do and yes I will

    #346393

    Matt
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    Now that’s how to do a planted nano tank, beautiful!

    #346400

    oaken
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    Fantastic tank indeed. Do you use CO2 supplementation?

    #346402

    BigTom
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    Cheers chaps.

    Oaken, no CO2, almost no ferts (very occasional trace), standard 11w light, ADA Amazonia substrate. Very easy, very cheap bar the substrate. Would probably work just as well with garden soil though.

    #346406

    Matt
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    Wow, and does this kind of set-up have more longevity than an Amano-style one?

    #346407

    BigTom
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    Beautiful thing about a nano is that the area is so small you can plant it densely from the start. For example I bought all that hair grass for about £6 from an online nursery, the Lileaopsis was about the same again and everything else was trimmings from the main tank.

    Then you only need for the plants to remain healthy and grow slowly, which nutrients from the substrate should easily provide as long as you haven’t picked anything too demanding on light/co2. And no worries about algae or anything because you’re not dosing huge amounts of ferts and co2.

    Can’t imagine there being any issues with longevity, the slow growth means that fish/food waste and the odd bit of trace should keep it going forever really.

    #346430

    oaken
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    Cool. I was wondering about the CO2 because it looked like especially the hair grass was growing so well.

    #347304

    BigTom
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    There’s been quite a lot of croaking going on in this tank over the last week or so, and after feeding bucketloads of microworms for a couple of days the male is now guarding a decent sized bubble nest under one of the frogbit leaves. He’s even fending off snails, which I’m quite impressed by.

    Go Go infusoria culture!

    #347306

    Colin
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    got paramecia if you need it????

    #347308

    Matt
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    Nice to hear Tom!

    #347349

    BigTom
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    Fry hatched this morning (from a second bubble nest, first was abandoned), probably about 80-100 at a rough guess. Tiny wee things. Sadly I’m crazy busy this week and heading off on fieldwork on the weekend so this lot will largely have to fend for themselves. Hopefully a few will make t.

    #347399

    BigTom
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    2 days after hatching the fry have now been moved to a third bubble nest, and don’t seem to be free swimming yet. Anyone know if this is normal behaviour for these guys, I’m failing to see what all the effort is for

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