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Michelle

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  • in reply to: My new pelvies … #316312

    Michelle
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    What makes you say that? I don’t know P. taeniatus very well, other than the (‘lobe’?) one of my LFSs had in around Christmas, these are the first pair I’ve seen live. Certainly the first adults I’ve seen.

    in reply to: My new pelvies … #316347

    Michelle
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    More wondering if they look more like one variation than another.  The source I got them from bought them as something specific but I’m not 100% sure of the ID and the pics on the web aren’t much help. I’ll be referring to them as P. taeniatus sp. But I’d be interested to know if anyone picks them for what they were originally purchased as.

    in reply to: Mikrogeophagus altispinosus #316458

    Michelle
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    Yeah, love the dwarfs and some of the bigger ones though I dont have the space.

     

    Love the small gourami’s too, though I dont have any at the minute just a miss matched pair of Bettas, were both supposed to be female B. splendens but one turned out to be a male B. imbellis and I lost my B. splendens male anyway.

    in reply to: P. Pulcher Fry #347940

    Michelle
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    I’d say around 5-6mm.

    in reply to: Vallis – Pink And Variagated? #347891

    Michelle
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    It is amazingly simple but without that bit of direct advice no matter the amount of reading I did it wasn’t getting any better. I was still thinking of them as house plants in water: “there’s a problem add ferts”, but its a bit more subtle than that but no less simple.

    in reply to: My first P. pulcher brood #347851

    Michelle
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    I know what you mean. I’d prefer to grow on twenty or so of the second brood but they seem to be amazing parents

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    in reply to: My first P. pulcher brood #347844

    Michelle
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    After I forgot to turn the heater back on following a water change only 7 that time round. They’d only managed 13 themselves by that stage anyway, first timers and only in the tank a few days when they spawned so not surprising. He took over brood care at about three weeks last time and really went to town on her so I had to take her out.

    But this time I’ve counted eighty, on the conservative side, and they’ve gotten past the three week marker without incident, though it was a touch and go for a few days if he was going to do the same again. I think he’s decided 80 is too many to handle on his own

    in reply to: Some Shots Of My Discusfishes #347829

    Michelle
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    Beautiful pics and fish.

    in reply to: Vallis – Pink And Variagated? #347805

    Michelle
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    Literally as in this blog. I was at a loss for anything else to do.

    In summary: less liquid ferts (less than half the RDA and only a couple of times a week – Ferrapol24), root tabs instead, more plants, even more plants and manually pulled out what I could of the BBA. My Ancistrus sp cleared up the remainder.

    I’ve started to get a few blotchy bits on some leaves since I reduced the liquid feed but I’ve just brought that level up a wee bit again and I’ll see what happens …

    A bit trial and error on exact quantities of what feed and when but getting there.

    in reply to: Vallis – Pink And Variagated? #347799

    Michelle
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    Hiya

    Tank is looking green but somewhat messy. I didn’t think too hard about what plants were going where and still new to plants didn’t anticipate growth patterns but it looks better than it ever has. BBA is still present but a lot more under control.

    Michelle

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    in reply to: Headstanding Tiger Barbs #347766

    Michelle
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    My barbs do this on and off. I find my P. padamya and P. titteya do it more than my P. rhomboocelatus and P. pentazoa but they all do it. The P. titteya do it regularly, they tend to be active for a few days then hang around a lot. It concerns me when the P. padamya do it because they’re always so active, but they’re always fine after. Mine too is usually around the 5:00 or 7:00 mark. My filtration is about average.

    I always think its them either digesting food or taking a bit of a breather. Mine tend to sleep in this position from time to time too!?

    in reply to: Apistogramma macmasteri #347729

    Michelle
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    in reply to: A. agassizii Egg Laying #347648

    Michelle
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    Hi

    Did you not get an answer to this yet. I’ve never heard of it personally, but I don’t know why it couldn’t happen if the fish were happy and healthy …???

    Did all of them turn out to be females in the end then?

    Michelle

    in reply to: How To Pic Your Fish? #347330

    Michelle
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    Ah, got ya. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    Cheers for the help guys.

    in reply to: How To Pic Your Fish? #347322

    Michelle
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    Oh we replied at the same time Colin, always manual, can’t recall the last time I used auto focus. I’m trying to keep the speed up but with the current light levels I haven’t gotten above 1/100, these were all at 1/80. I think the flash might be the missing link …

    Are there any do’s and don’ts with flash and fish? Seems to me the fish would be somewhat miffed by the flash but having never tried I’ll go with your suggestion.

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