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  • in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350514

    Colin
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    A wee update from today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En4nW0PVUKE&feature=youtu.be

    First attempt at making a video montage and it’s not too bad but need to work on it lol!

     

     

     

    in reply to: M. opercularis oddities!? #350499

    Colin
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    Hi

     

    Can’t say that I have ever seen a fish do that at all… Only thing I can compare to is with using Tetra Prima with some L. no plecos where an hour after feeding they swell up, hang about lethargically and then recover by the next day.

    Do you think it could be diet related?

    cheers

    Colin

    in reply to: Betta pardalotos #350496

    Colin
    Participant

    excellent news!

     

    This is one I’ll need to get off you again at some point! :)

    in reply to: Salaria fluviatilis #350418

    Colin
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    very nice :)

    in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350409

    Colin
    Participant

    Hey

     

    the tank has a good bit of flow and current in it so the leaves either end up bunched in a corner or stuck to the filter intake… shame as I was wanting to have that as a permanent feature :(

    in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350365

    Colin
    Participant

    yeah, that’s pretty much my thinking on it too… can’t have it all too dark ;)

    in reply to: Eastern Newts – Notophthalmus viridescens #350364

    Colin
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    Nice newts Thomas – I have kept and bred quite a few species over the years and I currently do a lot of work with T. cristatus in my ecology work as they are a protected species.

     

    Looking to get some of the banded newts Ommatotriton vittatus soon as I have always liked them and found a guy online who will be selling eggs soon :)

    in reply to: Betta rubra and B. dennisyongi #350352

    Colin
    Participant

    Hi Herve

    your findings are the same as mine and indeed my first ever Betta rubra came from you at Zwolle!

     

    :)

    in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350351

    Colin
    Participant

    Hi Herve,

    two reasons for the light coloured sand…

    I actually quite like the lighter colour as the rest of the tank is dark with a lot of shadows.

    Secondly I got this sand at £2 per 10kg as opposed to dark “aquarium sand” at nearly ten times that amount lol :)

    in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350326

    Colin
    Participant

    Got a few of those LEDs 2nd hand to sell Tom… much cheapness compared to retail!

    I should also add that the photo with the rummynoses and the “fine roots” in the tank is actually dead and dried heather drilled into a beech branch to just look like fine roots. The wee fish really like it and can be seen sleeping in amongst it at night :0

    in reply to: Betta rubra and B. dennisyongi #350322

    Colin
    Participant

    right, i knew it was approximately about then – I got mine from France in April 08

     

    No idea Matt, wasn’t looking for any differences but I did notice that the 2010 fish and onwards did very poorly in a pH lower than 6.5 and I used to keep them about neutral. The early rubra didnt do as well near neutral but I found to be harder to keep/breed. I’d also say that in my opinion the earlier rubra were prettier fish, with better colours… I’ll stick my neck out here and say that I think that they are both rubra, just from a different locality.

    What is the actual distance between rubra and dennisyongi or are they saying that they are always side by side?

    in reply to: Colin’s Flooded Forest Tank #350321

    Colin
    Participant

    Here is a YouTube link to the tank as the lights are taking the tank towards dusk…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VTNcR93rFU

    in reply to: Betta rubra and B. dennisyongi #350315

    Colin
    Participant

    How long have you had that colony going Pete? I think it was 2008 when you and I first got our original “rubra” and I agree that what  I had then, and you still have, is the real Betta rubra.

     

    I am also pretty sure that what I have had since 2010 are actually Betta dennisyongi.

     

     

    in reply to: Tom's Bucket O' Mud #350234

    Colin
    Participant

    Looking nice Tom….

     

    gobies from me?

    in reply to: Tom's Bucket O' Mud #350112

    Colin
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    looking nice Tom :)

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