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Thread: 18 months....

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    Here is the fish when she arrived Dec. 16th 2010

    Here is the fish March 2011 following a 3.5 month long battle with Hexamita...fish did not feed at all for at-least 4 weeks.

    Here is the fish September 2011...really starting to get her bee pattern
    20G Low-Tech|50G High-Tech Planted|50G A.crassipinnis Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted Goldfish Tank

    2x75Gs coming soon

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    Here is the fish now


    Last edited by MCHRKiller; 06-16-2012 at 04:55 AM.
    20G Low-Tech|50G High-Tech Planted|50G A.crassipinnis Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted Goldfish Tank

    2x75Gs coming soon

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    for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat To match your Super speed LOL - 850R 
    Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax Thanks! - Scrup 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    beautiful pictures! I want an oscar so badly, and this isn't helping...
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    Oh she's sooo pretty!

    I want an Oscar too, but I just haven't quite wrapped my mind around such a large aquarium for a single fish. I'm not implying that they should be in smaller tanks, but that I can't imagine myself wanting a single fish more than a large community.
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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    Thanks!

    These A.orbicularis are extremely deep bodied fish, I would never suggest one in less than a 90-100G tank. If the tank were at least 5ft some tank-mates would be possible so you wouldnt have just a single fish. Typical A.ocellatus dont reach the mass these do so you can get away with a 75G tank. But with any tank with an O....all other fish are just filler, they are worth the investment and tank size
    20G Low-Tech|50G High-Tech Planted|50G A.crassipinnis Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted Goldfish Tank

    2x75Gs coming soon

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    Oh wow. She is just gorgeous and without all your loving care, she would have died for sure. Great job there Dr Jenn.

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    for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat To match your Super speed LOL - 850R 
    Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax Thanks! - Scrup 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    interesting, I didn't realize this is a separate species than your standard oscar. What do you keep her with? I read a few people saying A.orbicularis to be super aggressive.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    awesome specimen! very lucky to be in your care!
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    She is gorgeous!
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    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.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    The health and beauty of your fish really reflects on your dedication to them
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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