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What's new in the fishroom?

Post by football mom on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:25 pm

I was off the day after Christmas, and I spent the whole day working with my tanks and fish.
A friend was going to give me some "cuttings" of some of his plants, but what he left on my doorstep in a cooler was a huge bag of all sorts of plants and some cherry shrimp!
I spread out some of the plants among tanks I already have, and started up a 12 gallon in the garage for the rest of them!
I moved all my white-tailed acei into the 90 with the rusty and labs, and they look awesome in there, what great color contrasts they have!
Put 11 one inch labs and 8 one inch demasoni in the 55 the acei came out of, and after I make my trip to SA on Friday to see Rare Dave and pck up 12 more demasonI will have a yellow and blue tank....should be nice when they all grow up. (of course will reduce numbers when I remove extra males) I miss my dems after I sold them, and I need a new lab
colony going, some of my breeders are getting old. One female I have had since I first got my cichlids (10+ years), and she looks pretty rough, lol.
I tried making some "moss-covered" rocks with the riccia plants. I found out that trumpet snails like riccia, so only the one in the
newly set up tank may actually grow. Also, I think I am allergic to riccia, didn't break out, but my skin was stinging like fire!
I took some video, finally, of my Honduran Red Point pair, will try to get it posted. Was doing a water change and found some
A. compressiceps fry, managed to get a number of them into a five gallon, hope they make it...only had 6 survive of the last spawn I had.
Anyway, what's up with you guys?

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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by Aura on Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:21 am

That's awesome about the comp fry. I don't think mine will ever grow up, so I never expect to find fry.

Weird about the riccia.

I'm still on the lookout for some female P. multicolor Victoriae and a male L 134 pleco. I picked up a used 30 gallon tank to replace my 29 if I ever find those female multicolors. (The stand the 29 is on is sized for a 30.) They are so aggressive that those few extra inches will be nice to have. The cherry shrimp that I accidentally introduced into my tank are multiplying like crazy. They are making water changes in the pleco tank really difficult. They are super curious and get on my hand and in the way of vacuuming.
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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by football mom on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:13 am

Well I'm off to San Antonio!

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Post by football mom on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Me and the dogs made it to SA and back. Sold some fish, and brought home 12 juvie
demasoni for my new blue and yellow tank. That makes 20 demasoni, and 11 yellow labs
should be a good start, I can't wait to watch them grow!

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Post by Aura on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:16 pm

I miss keeping demasoni... the little meanies!
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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by football mom on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:21 am

I kept my demasoni colony for several years, but sold them, and then missed them, so now I'm trying again, and growing them out with yellow labs, hoping to keep them all together as adults.

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Post by theswede on Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:07 am

Nothing new on the cichlid front here exept a smaller disaster in my little Neolamprologus leleupi setup. We had a storm going through here on boxing day that resulted in a longer powercut while i had to go to work. When i came home the apartment was still cold. Three leleupis has died because of this. Fortunately all my malawis seems to be doing fine.
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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by theswede on Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:10 am

football mom wrote:I kept my demasoni colony for several years, but sold them, and then missed them, so now I'm trying again, and growing them out with yellow labs, hoping to keep them all together as adults.

Great color combo! Wink

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2807953857_83db61d9b3.jpg
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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by Aura on Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:14 pm

theswede wrote:
football mom wrote:I kept my demasoni colony for several years, but sold them, and then missed them, so now I'm trying again, and growing them out with yellow labs, hoping to keep them all together as adults.

Great color combo! Wink

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2807953857_83db61d9b3.jpg
lol!

Sorry to hear about the leleupi, Håkan.
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Re: What's new in the fishroom?

Post by football mom on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:21 am

Sorry about your leleupi, that's too bad. Glad your other fish were alright, though.

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