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Old 01-31-2010, 05:14 PM
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Laur's thread reminded me of this...

heres som' of my stuff

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when we were installing pond number 2 my desert tort decided to walk around in it and help



Jigantor in her old tank...she is in a much much larger one now.



shes about 7 years old now. Shes a Giant gourami.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:46 PM
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that is one big fish!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:58 PM
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Your fish are beautiful. Jigantor is cool.

Is a koi pond something that a novice fish keeper could do? I would love one in my backyard.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:30 PM
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thanks guys... Shes about 16 inches...which is pretty much what females do in captivity. Males get bigger/bulkier. Shes a charater...with luck she'll live 30 years or more

Shes basically a giant betta fish.



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Is a koi pond something that a novice fish keeper could do? I would love one in my backyard.
because of the size of my ponds I only do goldfish. Koi are not harder, per say, they just need much much much larger ponds because they get so big, hence more filtration, space, electricity etc etc.

The hard part is letting go of the money to buy the stuff, figure for a couple hundred gallon pond, theres the liner, the filter, the uv sterilizer etc. Keeping the fish alive tho, IMO is cake.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:32 PM
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Good to know, thanks!
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:53 PM
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i agree with crio on the pond, the fish are easy, the set up isnt that hard either but it can be pretty pricey.
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oh and heres some of my monsters:
this doesnt include the pond fish who are currently in for the winter (there getting a bigger deeper pond come spring)

anywho...
my cichlid tank
unfortunatly the pictures arnt that great.

Dot: a red zebra cichlid and Stripey: a lone tiger barb (whos holding his own in the tank)


OBee One (OB1): hes a orange blotch (hence OB) wich is a red zebra x peacock mix, hes about 5 inches and the tank bossy boots


Freckles: hes a blueberry peacock (another mix of peacock and something) hes my favorite and pics just dont do him justice, hes pink, white, orange, purple and blue with navy and black freckles!


Dot: the red zebra


Little Red: hes also a red zebra and looks identical to Dot other than he has 2 egg spots! (both are males, no agression though)


a better one of freckles


*more*
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a better one of OB1 (you can kinda see his cheek patches, hes got these stunning irridescant silver spots neer his gils!)


Jules: this is our little male red jewel cichlid, hes a South american species and i wouldnt normally mix South americans with africans but hes doing great in the tank and needed a good home, if trouble starts hell be moved to his own private quarters.
Unfortunatly hes impossible to get a good picture of with my camera, but hes a gorgeous red with black spots on his body and shines with those turquoise/blue irridescant freckles all over his head, fins and tail, hes one of my favorites and i didnt like south americans much before him. hes a little more shy than the africans though...
he is the smallest in the tank (after stripey the lone tiger barb lol)


Tank: hes a common pleco, he was in a bad situation before hand with his brother Dozer, while this tank isnt perfect and they will eventually outgrow it, they are doing great in this tank and stand up well to the cichlids


Dozer: (the other pleco) you can tell the difference between him and tank because dozer has light colord band over his "shoulders" (i think that little red in the picture with him, but its impossible to tell those 2 apart if i cant see their egg spots lol!)


so yeah, thats my cichlid tank...
i need more cichlids!
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:33 PM
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first off...

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OBee One
ROFL...




I miss having africans, I had yellows for a number of years, moved to many times and it got the best of them. Your guys are very pretty tho.


Like the black sand substrate too.




I used to have a reef tank, but I can't find any pics right now...
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:01 PM
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thank you!
iv havent done sand before but am LOVING it, and the cichlids do too, they spend alot of time digging and renovating and earth moving so it realy encorages natural behaviour in the "sickies"
im obsessed with the blotched/blueberries and peacocks.
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