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Post by shellies215 Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:09 am

This is my first post here, wanted to show my newest setup current stock is a pair of brevis katabe and 3 calvus black zambian juvies at 1" any comments/suggestions appreciated.

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Post by football mom Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:00 am

Very nice, I like the way you placed the rocks.

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Post by Aura Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:59 pm

I like it too. I keep a couple of brevis Katabe as well.

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Post by theswede Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:27 pm

Welcome to the forum! Nice setup and a good choice of fish. This tank would look even better if you painted the back glass. Love the rock work.
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Post by shellies215 Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:58 pm

Thanks for the comments so far! In that photo I have black posterboard taped to the back of the tank, it looks good in person, just doesn't show well in photo's. I was unable to locate the fish I wanted for this tank, so I borrowed some from my other tanks. When I find N. Buescheri and L. melegrise/stappersi , the pair of brevis will go back to their species tank, The 3 calvus will probably stay.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:58 pm

Nice setup!!! I agree with painting the back glass also. Good luck finding the other fishies, shouldn't be a problem to find especially if you buy from an online breeder Wink

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Post by shellies215 Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:59 am

I was on a little road trip to a far away fish store and found these guys today, when I saw them I couldn't resist. Blue zambia ocellatus

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Post by Aura Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:24 am

Nice find. Looks like they made themselves right at home.
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Post by shellies215 Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:38 pm

Yeah, The store where I got them had the same sand, same ph, temp...etc.. so when I got them home all they had to do was warm up a little bit. They dove right in, digging and claiming shells. I was really hoping to find meleagris/stappersi on my little road trip, but I'm thrilled with these guys. When the time comes, I will prob set up another tank for meleagris, or maybe move my brevis over to the 55g and give the meleagris the 20g for a species tank

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Post by shellies215 Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:48 am

The Occie's have started to spawn, so far I have seen 5 fry so far, hoping for many more!

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Post by theswede Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:48 am

Congrats on the fry! Nice pic by the way.
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Post by Norm66 Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:51 am

Good looking tank! I love the occies. And congrats on the fry too. :0)

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Post by shellies215 Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:10 pm

Thanks for the nice comments, this is a pic of some of the little guys in the shell.

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