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I'm back after a couple month hiatis......
Work has been keeping me way more than busy and unfortunately this is one of the things I had to cut back on..
News for the last couple of months.......
I put them into a seperate tank as it was the tank mates (peacocks) that started picking on the damaged Oscar.
Going to keep them there while I get their new home setup - 100g acrylic
I have two Oscars - one tiger, one albino = both at 5" or so....
They are both located in a QT tank after recovering from wounds about a month back.
Tank stats are great, size = 43g bowfront. ...
Here are a couple of new pics of the pair.
Got real lucky the female was out and about and in a picture mood.
Watching this little pair and contrary to what I have been able to find out they have a couple of unique behaviors.
Sumbu's are shell or opportunistic cave dwellers.
Even though their tank has...
The pics do not do him justice.
COmpared to a regular comp he looks like he's been in one too many car accidents :hmm3grin2orange:
One interesting tidbit, he lets the food come to him, wo't...
They will become food for the other fish.
Exev if they do manage to survive for a bit, when they shed they will be quickly consumed.
Some additional pics:
Getting decent ones of the female is tricky.
Fast little lady and definitely camera shy.
Suspect it was method of transport and tankmates.
My LFS has a dealer that works with him toget the harder to get and wild caught fish.
As a precaution I removed the peacock female.
I'll keep this posted, may turn it into a journal.
Would like to get them to do some breeding - :22:
They are really fun to watch, especially the interaction between them and the...
Scrup is correct.
I have a 60g mbuna tank and through trial and error found that a mix of large flake and sinking smaller pellets all the fish get what they need.
Now if I can get them to slow...
Great story! thumbs2:
Fix for naughty kitty:
Aquire 200g tank with full size mating pair of Oscars.
Leave top open
When you hear a series of loud splashes, this means the naughty kitty...
I Felt It!!!!
That was mine, not yours..... :hmm3grin2orange:
5.0? may stir your coffee a bit...
Your fish might like the small waves....
Here are a couple of pics I snapped.
The male is easy to capture - the female; as soon as the camera came into view - poof!:14:
Here is a good shot of the male:
and so you can get...
Picked up a pair of wild caught thumbs2:
Will post some pics later today.
Male is about 2.5" and the female about 1.5"
Real beauty and the beast.
The female is cute and the male I have...
If that occured, the state of California would find a way to make you license each and every fish.
and likely mount said license on the tank/stand :hmm3grin2orange:
a freaking New Age Fishing...
Now it just needs a couple of itty-bitty small oh so cute mbuna's and one adorable can't get any cuter Oscar.
I have an opportunity to get a pair of dwarf sumbu compressiceps.
Has anyone here raised them before?
How do they differ from standard comps as parents?
Not a suprise!
African cichlids for the most part are very hard on plants and their water/pH is very hard on plants.
Generally most will not survive.
I have a few African tanks and have only...
I have two Stealth Pro (300W in 100g, 200W in 60g) that so far are working beautifully.
I have 5 Stealth (older model - funky red knob) that are working great.
I had 2 Stealth (older model)...
Browse here.... http://www.aquaticoutlet.com/
For Saltwater and large aquariums - Aquatic Depot (right up the street from me) - kind of hard to top a several thousand gallon saltwater display tank)
For African Cichlids - Jims Exotic Fish...
DO you know the types of cichlids?
I use pellet for some of mine but usually go with flake for the herbivores...
Specially the mbuna and tropheus....
I have a probe thermometer (bi-metallic lab quality) that I use to set my heaters before I put them into an aquarium. Used that to check the temp as my external sticky heaters only go to 84F.
I use these (ML Stealth) in all my tanks.
I have had a fail -off and now a fail - on.
Used to use glass heaters. Had a few bad times with those (why I don't use them now.
I had a 100W Theo...