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  • #300021

    Mark Duffill
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    For the last few days I have seen one or two homaloptera out and about but majority of the time you wouldn’t even know they are there, the ones I have seen I have observed chasing very small Cherry shrimp which I think they have been feeding on (good job the tank is over run with them) which was one of the reasons for me adding the shrimp in the first place.

    Last night I went into the kitchen and this is the sight that greeted me





    It was nice to see them just to be sure they are all feeding ok which by looking at their body size they are, be it on frozen food or shrimp

    #312350

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Wow what a spectacle that must have been and great photos.

    #312351

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    They do seem to be gradually getting more active and moving around the tank a lot more.

    #312361

    dunc
    Keymaster

    That looks awesome. First time I saw the images from a distance I had no clue what was going on

    #312374

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Thanks Dunc

    #317690

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Mark I’ve been doing some research and I think all of these are H. confuzona – they match the description perfectly and none have the three distinct saddles that Tan and Ng say H. orthogoniata has. You still got ’em?

    #317691

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ May 2 2010, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Mark I’ve been doing some research and I think all of these are H. confuzona – they match the description perfectly and none have the three distinct saddles that Tan and Ng say H. orthogoniata has. You still got ’em?

    I think you are right Matt, unfortunately I only have a couple left, I moved them to their own tank and they were doing great until the powerhead blew up, somehow the casing cracked and water got inside and even though the trip activated and cut the power a load of black melted plastic came out of the pump through the crack and polluted the water and we were away for the weekend so by the time I got home all but a couple were dead

    #317692

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Man what a bummer.

    #317696

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    That is a shame Mark. What brand were the powerheads??

    #317698

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    They were unbranded Jim, I bought 4 on Ebay as they were cheap and I intended to only use them as stanby replacements in case of emergancies, when I put them in the homaloptera tank I intended changing them as soon as I got some new ones but forgot

    #317711

    dekker
    Participant

    hi M.D
    those pics are superb mate really clear and the tank looks awesome too, sorry you lost some mate

    dekker

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