Thread: He's Growing Up!
03-20-2014, 12:27 AM #1
He's Growing Up!
So my male GBR that I purchase about a month or two ago is starting to get bigger. He's around 2"-2.5" in length. He's really gorgeous and his colors are getting more vibrant as the days go by. He's still very young, only around 5-6 months old, and being that I purchased him from a breeder that does not inbreed or inject hormones he's still not his adult size nor does he have his full adult colors.
Here are some pics, they're not great but he's very active and explores the entire tank constantly. It took me nearly 3 hours to capture these 5 crappy photos:
03-20-2014, 09:29 AM #2
wow he is stunning!55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp
10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail
03-20-2014, 09:36 AM #3
Thank you!! The edges on his dorsal and caudal fins was originally a pinkish-red, much like a Bolivian Ram, but over the past couple weeks its slowly becoming more and more red. He's really a gorgeous, fun little fish. I don't know why people are so afraid to purchase them. As long as you buy from a breeder who does not inbreed or inject hormones then they're really easy fish to keep.
03-20-2014, 11:34 AM #4
He's a nice looking fish. Most people don't buy from breeders so the fish they get aren't as hardy as they can be, or as nice looking.If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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03-20-2014, 11:59 AM #5
Wonderful little fish. Absolutely beautiful.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
03-20-2014, 09:51 PM #6
Thanks so much! @mommy1 I purchased mine from www.germanbluerams.com They're a private breeder based in Florida. There fish are sold for the around the same price, if not cheaper, than fish sold in fish stores and their fish aren't inbred or injected with hormones. My GBR is probably the most active fish I have and is absolutely gorgeous. He still does not have his adult colors and he's just a bit bigger than 2" but he's a gorgeous fish and its nice seeing him grow and develop.
03-20-2014, 10:33 PM #7
Lovely fish.My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios
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03-20-2014, 11:41 PM #8
Nice looking fish.