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Old tank in a new location

Post by football mom on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:46 am

Remember a while back when the fish in one of my 55's began dying mysteriously? (when i lost ALL the juvie lithobates I got from the Captain!!)
Well, the tank has been sitting empty in my bedroom, and now that my sunroom is finished I moved it out there. Before I shut it all down, I rinsed the sand about a dozen times, so all I really did was clean the glass and fill it up.
I set it up with the Fluval 404 with seeded media the other day, and night before last I put in one saulosi and one hongi to test it out.... they are still swimmin' today, so the rest of them are going in there today or tomorrow.
I'm thinking of putting in some OB peacocks, too. (the lfs has some that a local guy traded in, and one of the males is really nice, if he still has them)
Anyway, I'll post pictures when I'm done.
The 33 long they came out of is going to just have BN's (maybe they will spawn again) until all my fry need a bigger grow out.

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Post by iceblue on Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:23 pm

Looking forward to pics of the tank and the sun room.
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Post by football mom on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:01 pm

Yesterday morning I added a magnum 350 with a homemade spray bar to
the tank.
I went into Corpus Christi and swapped a yellow (presumed to be female) saulosi for 2 male saulosi with a friend and fellow cichlid keeper.
He has some beautiful planted tanks, I wish I had brought my camera!
A 55 with massive plantings, just stunning.
I'll see if he will send me a picture.
Then I went over to the lfs that takes in trades and bought 4 OB peacocks.
I know the guy who traded them in, he has nice fish.
Two males, the largest one is coloring really nice, a blue head and orange-y
body with the black blotches, and two smaller ones, maybe females, maybe not...
So in there are 6 saulosi, 5 hongi, and 4 peacocks. I want to get some
crypts to go in there also, the saulosi don't eat them.
I tried taking a photo this morning, but there was glare from the windows, so I'll try again tonight.

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Post by football mom on Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:03 pm

Here's a video, the color wasn't too great, though.
I have more of the white limestone to add to the tank, but I'm going to wait to add it until after I get the plants in.


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Post by Aura on Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:19 pm

Looks nice, J. I like the OB peacocks that have more blue than orange.
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Post by nitroloser on Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:18 pm

nice little video and great lookin fish
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Post by football mom on Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:55 am

Thanks, guys!
Years ago at River City Aquatics in Austin I saw a mature Blueberry OB
peacock, that was one of the most stunning fish I had ever seen (sorry my
hybridophobe friends).
Ever since then, I've wanted a fish with that combination of blue and orange
but I just can't do the snouts on the Labeotropheus.....
So, when the little OB peas showed up at lfs, and were showing hints of the metallic blue, thought, oh well, what the heck, and here they are.
Will I keep them? Don't know....

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Post by Aura on Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:56 am

football mom wrote:
but I just can't do the snouts on the Labeotropheus.....
Aww, you should give them a chance! I thought they were the ugliest things the first few times I saw them, but they really started to grow on me and now I think they're as cute as can be. pig
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Post by football mom on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:45 am

Sorry Betty, some things are so ugly they're cute, but I just can't get my head around the snout-fish, lol.
There's something about them that makes me think of some cartoon character in The Yellow Submarine somehow.
I guess I'll have to watch that film again to see if I'm only imagining that!

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Post by football mom on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:48 am

Oh, and last evening I thought I saw some courting behavior, and just now I looked hard at the small 'female", and her little throat has a suspicious bulge.... keeping fingers crossed.

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Post by Aura on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:57 am

I think of Karl Malden or Jimmy Durante. lol!

Good luck on the possible spawn. That was really fast.
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