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Demjor19
11-03-2007, 04:02 AM
here are a few pictures of my 13" female Black Rhom. yes, it is a female...she laid eggs about a month ago! of course we have no other fish in the tank...so no babies. enjoy!

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KaraJ0/Monster%20Fish/DSCN3608.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KaraJ0/Monster%20Fish/DSCN3407.jpg

Drumachine09
11-03-2007, 04:03 AM
Very nice!

What a set of choppers on it too!



What are the tank specs?

gm72
11-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Beautiful specimen! I'm with Drum with regard to wanting more info about the tank.

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 04:10 AM
she is in a 125 gal. w/ 2 AC110 external filters and an AC70 powerhead.

gm72
11-03-2007, 04:12 AM
Perfect! Great setup! Can we see a picture of the entire tank to appreciate the decor?

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 04:21 AM
Perfect! Great setup! Can we see a picture of the entire tank to appreciate the decor?

i can not keep decor w/ her. she chews on fake and real plants...i even have to keep my chords protected, because she has even bitten through them.

my g/f currently has our digi cam w/ her so i am unable to a pic. to be honest the tank is pretty drab...all it has is black sand as a substrate. i have not tried driftwood yet, that may work.

anyway here is the most zoomed out shot i have. nothing special.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KaraJ0/Monster%20Fish/DSCN3413.jpg

gm72
11-03-2007, 04:28 AM
I would bet driftwood would work, especially some hard wood like Mopani/Swahala.

Some fish won't tolerate decor, so it sounds like you are doing a great job keeping your girl!

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 04:34 AM
I would bet driftwood would work, especially some hard wood like Mopani/Swahala.

Some fish won't tolerate decor, so it sounds like you are doing a great job keeping your girl!

thank you! we love her and she was quite an investment...so we do our best to keep her healthy. when we first got her she was very beaten up...from whatever her previous owner did to her. her entire bottom lip was almost completely gone. after keeping her in a 75 gal hospital tank for a few months, she is almost 100% again!

...before anyone asks...her diet is raw shell on market shrimp w/ tails removed and whole smelt. she also occassionally gets tilapia or other fresh seafood as a treat. no live food!

gm72
11-03-2007, 04:38 AM
What a great story. So good to see someone care for a fish as they should. Fish are people, too!

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 04:41 AM
What a great story. So good to see someone care for a fish as they should. Fish are people, too!

couldnt agree more! all of our fish are defenitely family! seeing fish swim and act in a healthy and natural enironment is very rewarding and relaxing!

gm72
11-03-2007, 04:44 AM
...and that is exactly what we try to encourage on this site. Take care of the fish as it should be or don't keep it at all. Great job! Looking forward to more contributions from you!

Lady Hobbs
11-03-2007, 05:01 AM
Wow. Sure you don't want to add a few guppies. LOL

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 05:20 AM
Wow. Sure you don't want to add a few guppies. LOL

lol! maybe she wouldnt notice them?

gm72
11-03-2007, 02:02 PM
She wouldn't notice them at all, especially after they are gone. When she eats them. Quickly. :ezpi_wink1:

piranha_brad
11-03-2007, 03:09 PM
very beautiful black rhom, i have red bellies...they are incredible fish, again nice blackie bud...

Lady Hobbs
11-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Congratulations for having a fish that has the required room for it and taking such good care of her. Possibly others seeing your thread that are thinking of getting this fish can now realize just how large their tank really has to be just to house one.

I cringe when I see posts that someone wants to get several and put them in a 45-55 gallon tank.

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 08:41 PM
Congratulations for having a fish that has the required room for it and taking such good care of her. Possibly others seeing your thread that are thinking of getting this fish can now realize just how large their tank really has to be just to house one.

I cringe when I see posts that someone wants to get several and put them in a 45-55 gallon tank.

i hear what your saying...all we can do is try to talk some sense into them before they make the purchase.

tropfish
11-03-2007, 08:56 PM
Beautiful fish! and ill join in and say THANK YOU for giving hi mthe right sized aquarium, and for not having him as an impulse buy.

Demjor19
11-03-2007, 11:44 PM
Beautiful fish! and ill join in and say THANK YOU for giving hi mthe right sized aquarium, and for not having him as an impulse buy.

thanks for the kind words.

honestly, Black rhoms at this size become extremely pricey and pretty hard to find. we were looking for her for quite sometime before we found her and i could not see these fish beeing bought on impulse. i do see your point though...there are way to many people buying fish and other pets on impulse that end up in crappy homes.