View Full Version : Yey! Brichardi time! lol

08-04-2009, 03:24 PM
I just bought my first Brichardi on sunday for a species tank.

I was supposed to wait for a pair, but this male was practically dying from stress due to being bullied at the lfs. He was white, and had ragged fins.
Im a sucker for trying to bring animals back to health as i used to do the same with reptiles. :)
Anyway, I got some money off him and said i'd do what i could (half expecting him to die.)
He was in the bag on the way home and some colour came back (i mean, he was white..ALL white originally). Put him in the tank, and some more colour came back.

The tank is next to my computer, and as i type 2 days after getting him, he is swimming around gleefully in his own aquarium, he's feeding, his ragged fins have dropped off (as in the ragged tips ...he has fins!! dont worry. LMAO)...and they will now grow back nicely.
I realise it may be difficult to later introduce a female but i will keep trying and work hard to pair him up.

Here's a couple of phone pics, He looks a lil pale still, but im sure his colour will come out as he gets older.
I dont really like fake plants, but i wanted to give a slight sea-effect and i didnt want to use real plants. The giant clam, ocean rock and giant barnacles are real.
I will be adding some more ocean rock. He has set up home in the clam, as i thought. He looks bigger in the pics than he is irl.lol The tank is 2ftx14"x16".
sorry about the quality..

08-04-2009, 03:30 PM
He's looking good ESP after only 2days. Good luck and keep up the good work!

08-04-2009, 03:32 PM
He's looking good ESP after only 2days. Good luck and keep up the good work!

Thanks! Im looking forward to his fins growing out and him being all...flowy.lol
I did the same for my severum who was bullied also, and she's done so well. Im a sucker for bullied fish.

08-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Nice looking fish!

08-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Oh i forgot to say...
His name is Nova.

08-05-2009, 04:33 PM
Nova looks good now and will look even better when his tail grows back out. Cool lookin little tank too & your phone takes better pics than my good camera does :( lol

08-05-2009, 04:39 PM
nice save! i wish you continued luck with him :11:

08-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Thanks peeps.
He's turning into a very friendly little guy, gets excited when i get home (food obviously) lol, and comes and watches what im doing at my computer.

08-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Ya know I don't care to much for fake plants either, but your tank could change my mind! I love all the color!! Thats awsome you saved him! :ssmile:

08-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Nice pics! Brichardi are awsome fish! I use to own a pair. They dug a hole in the sand and made a cave within a hollow piece of artificial driftwood and nipped at any fish that swam past.

08-06-2009, 06:27 PM
Just loaded a couple more pics in the gallery...