Sean's Freshwater Fishtank

Discussion in 'Fresh Water Tanks Discussion' started by seank, 16 Mar 2008.

  1. seank

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    This is my other Babies, had them for a couple of years and hopefully will have them for some more years to come. No full tank shot as front glass was a bit dirty on the outside(waterspilling etc). Have different coloured Malawi's and the 02 Oscars as well as some "Cleaner Fish" and an Eel inside the tank. Will update some time- I know how you guys just LOVE Freshwater fish....LoL

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    Hey, wow Sean, they are beauties, i am currently re doing my little fw tank, so i will put up a couple of pics, nice one dude
     
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    hey hey would you like some tinfoils?
     
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    I read the thread and still do not know Tinfoils.....:(
     
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    They are very cool and not as agressive as oscars and malawis, i think you get 3 tipes i only have two tipes the silver one and one that is a bit redish.
    They seem to get along fine with bala sharks, silver dollars, paratfish and rainbow sharks.
    They are very piecefull and only swim from side to side.:yeahdude:
    o ja and they grow very fast.
     
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    did you see the pic's
     
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    Don't have that word in my Vocabulary- like the non- peaceful, impatient fish...:lol:

    Yip, but more talking about info/behaviour etc..
     
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    eat and swim?
    i'll read a bit up on them and let you know later.
     
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    Thanks Lanzo.... I know they eat and swim...LoL.. Unlike Kanga that Drink and Walk...LoL again
     
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    :peroni: ....walk....:peroni: ....walk....:peroni: ........:1:

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    Tinfoil Barb
    Family: Cyprinidae
    location: Southeast Asia
    Size: 35cm
    Diet: Omnivorous,small inverts,live or frozen, suplemented with green veg matter
    water con: 22-25C; ph 6.5-7.0 ; dH 10
    Swimming level: middel
    Breeding: egs scattered

    Young specimens of this magnificent soecies are often bought by novice aquarists and placed in the prized community tank, where, afte a few weeks, they proceed to devour all insite( food and plants),rapidly outgrowing their companions until it becomes necessary to rehouse them.
    to keep this fish you need a big tank and good filtration to clear the debris they stir up when foraging for food;use a soft substrate because they dig

    They jump! make sure aquarium is covered, and try to avoid any sudden movements or noises that my startel them.

    I hope this helps:)
     
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    Thanks Lanzo, but then I'd rather stick with the hardy fish I have as they "tend" to leave the plants alone, just need to stock up on some plants again. Thank you for the effort
     
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    cool sean.
    do you know someone that will buy these 3 from me?
     
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    Hey sean, those are lovely fish! I had malawis a couple of years ago, couldn't stand their aggression and traded them in. I'm thinking of restocking my main FW tank with bigger fish but i rather get another tank to keep a few of them again, they have a wonderful personality (apart from aggression!).

    They do?! Whew man, mine wrecked my plants! ate them up or else uprooted them. I can't believe you actually managed to keep the plants, what plants are they?
     
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    nice fish bud i had two tiger oscars, couple of frontosa 2 pseudotropheus crabo,
    7 Pseudotropheus elongatus,3 Pseudotropheus johanni, one massive pleco was beautiful till the oscars got big and ate everything expect the plec:( now i just have the pleco:)
     
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    The Green ones......
     
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    Nah, just kidding, I do not know the type of plant, will see if I can post a pic and maybe someone can Id it, but it grows like there is no tomorrow...
     
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    Lol.

    Thanks. I'd appreciate it.
     
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    This is a sad day for me [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    She spend 9 years with us and I think her 1st 03 years with a friend who gave her to us.

    Sadly she is no more. She battled the last 02 - 03 days staying up, and 05 minutes ago she laid her head down for the last time. I will definitely miss this one, now I only have the male left [​IMG]
     
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    sorry to hear this , our pets do become a part of our families
     
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