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Postby krekra » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:09 pm

Mind you I am not a great photographer nor a great aquascaper :lol:

This is my 29. It has been running and planted for about 2 years now. I recently have been neglectful and have had a bad hair algea outbreak. I also had a lot of plants that had gotten tall and leggy so last night I trimmed all my red ludwegia way back....you cant see it, it behind the wood. And I pruned the heck out of my rubins sword. I have decided to become a little more agressive about managing this tank cause it is the centerpiece of my kitchen. The wod is currently covered in algea but I boiled it last night so now it is cooked and will be gone in a couple of days. The fish like it cooked and have been munching away at it all morning.

SO it is the home of my 2 male pearl gourami....they were sold as a pair :roll: I call them Lance and Jorge(horhey). Jorge is the big one. There is a shoal of 6 rummy nose that I refer to as the peanut gallery. And there are 3 queen loaches that I call the brat pack. There were 3 ottos but I havent seen them in ages????? :oops:

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the peanut gallery
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the rotala that your cuttinge came from Jacob. I cut about 8 inches off the top of all of them when I took the cuttings. I started with 5 strands about 3 months ago :shock: And that is one of the loaches having a vertical swim
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And this is feeding time. If you watch the begining closely you will see why I call the loaches the brat pack :roll:

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Re: OK picture time

Postby jzaine » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:23 pm

Lmao! The loach just steals the whole thing! What were you feeding them?
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Postby David » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:24 pm

Thats a great tank!!!!! You should be proud!!!

I love the loaches at feeding time!

I'm sure the ottos are in there somewhere!
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Postby James 3200 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:25 pm

Looking nice and healthy Krekra :)
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Re: OK picture time

Postby David » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:25 pm

jzaine wrote:Lmao! The loach just steals the whole thing! What were you feeding them?


Thats loaches for ya! :lol:

And i think that's bloodworm?
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Postby krekra » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:35 pm

Yes its bloodworm. I just drop it in frozen cause I like to watch the loaches steal the entire bunch :lol:

Thanks for that James....its getting better but I had so much algea and the sword on the left was so tall that it was laid out across the surface and the leaves were covered in algea. So I have had a massive trim and we shall see where it goes.

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i forgot my favorite one.....

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Postby Apistogramma » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:34 pm

lol I love the different names you have for them! :D
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:29 pm

Lovely looking tank. I love the brat pack! :lol: Wow... The rotala looks awesome. I can't wait til mine get like that! :D
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Postby fishkeeper » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:52 pm

Maybe a little late but beautiful fish . I love the videos . Image
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Postby gbk » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:40 am

I can't really watch the video at work, so I'll have to wait until I get home!

Those loaches are really nice - do you know what the latin is for them? I've never heard of queen loaches before.

Re. your ottos, I used to have a khuli loach that lived for 26 years. Only ever saw it a few times each year! it was a heavily planted tank with forests of crypts. I used to think it had died and then it would appear a while later.
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Postby David » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:03 am

botia dario.

Wow, 26 years for a kuhli, that's impressive but i may add one of the reasons you weren't seeing him could be because they are shoaling fish and are more active in groups. :wink:
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Postby gib » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:55 pm

looking really nice there - fish and plants seem to be thriving

in the vid: typical loach, grabs a huge bunch of food and takes it off to a corner!
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Postby Carylnz » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:42 pm

Love the loaches. My red rotala always needs trimming as it grows so fast
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Postby krekra » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:42 pm

Thanks all. Well my fish are thriving as is my algea. My plants have seen better days but we are working on that :mrgreen:

the Queen loach is also sometimes called the bengal loach and my personal fav the geto loach.

Here is a link with lots of info about them

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-dario
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Postby gib » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:13 am

Queen loach is a new one to me. I have kept the same group of Botia striata for years and can see these are very similar!
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