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    MFF reacted to Slipshodman in Severum tank ...add angelfish ?   
    Minor update
    Got hold of about 40 platties , (a week in quarantine) and moved the decor around in the tank
    Added the platties hoping to take the focus of the severums, then half hour later added the angels, its been a few days and ,...
    All peaceful at the moment , the platties are totally expendable but it seems everyone has become accustom to their new world ..... so far 
     
    Thanks for all the tips/ideas 
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    MFF got a reaction from johnbetta in Severum tank ...add angelfish ?   
    Agree with both the previous comments.
    In terms of other fish to add - I like the Rainbow Cichlids (Herotilapia multispinosa) I have with my severums.  They stay small, nice colour, and they sort of school.  Otherwise perhaps one of the larger tetras, like Colombian?
     
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    MFF got a reaction from JB in 40 liter beginner   
    Absolutely agree - discus are not a reasonable choice for 40L, and angel fish also get much too big for 40L.
    Your previous experience with betta might have coloured your perception on how much water a fish needs.  Betta can survive in very tiny amounts of water - but they will also do much better in a  larger tank.
    For 40 L, I'd suggest only look at fish that stay small.  Perhaps another betta, and then some tetras or rasboras are nice.  The biggest fish I kept long term in my 80L tank (my smallest) was a dwarf gourami.
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    MFF got a reaction from Slipshodman in Severum tank ...add angelfish ?   
    Agree with both the previous comments.
    In terms of other fish to add - I like the Rainbow Cichlids (Herotilapia multispinosa) I have with my severums.  They stay small, nice colour, and they sort of school.  Otherwise perhaps one of the larger tetras, like Colombian?
     
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    MFF reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Late Breaking Weekend News...
    "G for George" update !
    In somewhat shocking news... "G for George" has been actually identified as "G for Georgina" !       This means that Grover's fish-sexing skills leave a lot to be desired.  And secondly, "G for Georgina" has defied the Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions and gone on holiday. She is now residing in sunny Cairns where it is hoped that she will contribute baby GGGs to the QLD hobbyist aquarium world. Below is a holiday snap of Georgina.  The long travel trip from Brisbane resulted in some fin damage and a generally un-enthusiastic arrival, but she is improving every day and we hope she'll settle in with the other GGGs who already live in the 20,000 litre pool in a Cairns backyard.
    Grover would like to thank @aquaholic99 for his assistance in negotiating Georgina's holiday transfer, as she was always a bit of a loner in with the Billabong GPGs.
       
    Georgina is front & centre; one of her new GGG friends is in the background along with a ubiquitous plecostomas!
    This leaves Grover free to focus on his pinks from a breeding perspective. Now he's planning new gardening exploits - so keep looking for future updates on plants around the Billabong .    Primary focus will be on plants useful for GPG nest building - 
    Edible Pandanus (Pandanus amaryllifolius), and Mat rushes (Lomandra species) - all sorts. And also the re-building of the shade cloth cover to prevent possible pelican-attacks    
    Cheers!
    Grover
    (not that he's ever seen a pelican anywhere near the Billabong, but you can't be too careful... hey @billfish ?? )
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    MFF reacted to QldMick in Sweet potato aquarium grow   
    Ok experiment lasted 4 1/2 months, one sweet potato was dying off, other had a few dead leaves too. Got tired of the untidy look it gave to the tank and all has been removed. Not sure how well it did with nitrates as mine are always high. Pothos didn't do much after it shot a new leaf a few days after planting, pulled it out and it did have roots just didn't grow new leaves in that time. I'm sure the overall failure was mostly due to the lack of light these plants received, I wouldn't try this again unless I had a light for the emersed plants.
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    MFF reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    What Grover Really Wanted George to Look Like...
    These 4 photos show what the Giant Pink Gourami 'whale-watching' experience is all about. Grover wants to know if anyone else has the same problems in seeing the fish that they carefully look after and feed, but never seem to see. 




    Ha! Blowing bubbles is a GPG party trick!
    Grover
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    MFF got a reaction from joshthom in Native Plants for my 30 Gallon?   
    Try Aquagreen.  They're based in Darwin and have a wide range of native plants.  Only problem is, not everything is available all the time.  Check their catalogue first, and maybe get in touch with them directly if you're after something specific.
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    MFF got a reaction from QldMick in Native Plants for my 30 Gallon?   
    Try Aquagreen.  They're based in Darwin and have a wide range of native plants.  Only problem is, not everything is available all the time.  Check their catalogue first, and maybe get in touch with them directly if you're after something specific.
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    MFF reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Video Evidence...
    Again this morning Grover saw GPGs swanning around under the Elephant Ears.
    This male was seen leaving at a great rate of knots (he is at the end of the 2nd video).

     
    Today's post brings you two videos (below are links to YouTube):
    GPG UW Billabong25 (a)
    GPG UW Billabong25 (b)
    Cheers,
    Grover
    (now to get the underwater camera operating and see what's happening under there...)
     
     
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    MFF got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Good to get a visual on them again, after winter!
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    MFF reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Why does Grover do all that plumbing?
     
     
     


    That's why !

     
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    MFF reacted to Foskett96 in Pterophyllum Altum Display   
    Thought that I would create a thread in order to show and track the evolution of my P. Altum tank. 

    (I am unsure why the photos have uploaded at a lower quality then what they where taken at So they seem a little blurry sorry)
    29/07/20 - Stage 1, Initial Setup 
    Aquascape was set up, inhabitants include 3 Wild Caught Rio Orinoco Pterophyllum Altum, 5 F1 Rio Atabapo Pterophyllum Altum and 9 Hemigrammus Bleheri. The aquarium was previously Blackwater which I plan to remove through water changes for a clear water system.





     
    05/08/20
    Added 6 more Hemigrammus Bleheri (increasing school to 15) as well as a pair of Apistogramma Agassizii ‘Tefe’. All fish go through at least 6 weeks of quarantine. These have been in quarantine for over 2 months now. 
    (Please excuse the cloudiness in this image, I did a water change before adding the new fish, so fish colours are a little washed out as well).
     
    11/08/20
    Managed to get some nice photos of the Apistogramma Agassizii ‘Tefe’ female. She definitely is the Queen or the tank, not even the male stands up to her.

     
    13/08/20
    Some updated tank photos. The water is clearing up nicely through water changes

     
    I do still have a few more species that are waiting in my quarantine tanks or that I am growing out a bit larger to add to the setup in the future. 
     
    What would you stock this tank with? Let me know your thoughts/ opinions on the aquarium as well. I plan to keep this thread regularly updated, you can always see more frequent updates on my Instagram: kooky_cichlids
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    MFF reacted to Foskett96 in Wild Caught Hypselecara Temporalis - Rio Ucayali   
    Ideally obviously it is better to keep a pair in their own aquarium to raise fry, you do run the risk of the male killing the female or vice versa if there is no other target fish in the tank to distract them. If this pair didn’t defend their fry so well I wouldn’t put them in this community, especially with the catfish that are in there. 
     
    Also, if the parents / previous generations have had the fry pulled and artificially raised constantly this can affect the fry’s ability to raise their own fry. If you didn’t want to remove the other fish from your 6ft tank you could always use a divider to seperate a spawning pair to give them the best chance of raising the fry. I can’t comment specifically on the species you mentioned as I haven’t kept them besides the Severum (very early on in my hobby) 
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    MFF reacted to Foskett96 in Wild Caught Hypselecara Temporalis - Rio Ucayali   
    Thought I’d update this thread. 
     
    The Following video is of the same pair with their third batch (all three have been successful and they have raised and defended the fry perfectly from their tank mates, have many of their fry growing out, first batch almost has none remaining, second batch is still a little too small to sell) 
    Please excuse the algae (I haven’t wanted to get in there and do a high clean and disturb them, plus this tank will be getting a completel rescape very soon. Also, excuse the mess having three plecos produces :’D 
    https://youtu.be/FRlIxQ-cwV4
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    MFF got a reaction from Stix’s in Hi there   
    You're not mucking around there!!  Nice setup.
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    MFF got a reaction from Mick75 in Hi there   
    You're not mucking around there!!  Nice setup.
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    MFF got a reaction from Zen in High tech nano planted aquarium tank (27L) progress thread   
    Very nice tank!  I'm always impressed with these tanks, although I can't do it myself.  I do have a planted tank, but it's a struggle to keep them alive.  My thumbs are both blue, so my focus is definitely the fish!!
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    MFF reacted to billfish in Fundolopanchax gardneri breeding   
    An egg thats starting to eye up

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    MFF reacted to billfish in Fundolopanchax gardneri breeding   
    killis arent too popular up in qĺd, why i dont know probably becase of the misconceptions that they only live for 6 to 12 months,which is true for the annuals but not the semi annuals they are either a peat spawner which involves storing the eggs for about 3 months or longer .They are some of the most colourful  but can  be a bit of a drag out match to breed
    So heres a breakdown of my breeding of the easier ones to breed which is a mop spawner
    So i have a 6 inch mop made out of wool  about100 strand and its floated under a winecork.
    You can also place the mop on the bottom of the tank
    They dont require a large tank and a trio can be put in about 40 litres, i run 2 m and 4 f in a 2 ft of about 70 l
    First photo   a couple of eggs on the mop which i leave in the tank for a week then harvest all the eggs

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    MFF got a reaction from troy in Please remove add, thanks   
    Photos have a maximum size - you may need to re-size the pictures, to 2MP or so, and then they'll upload properly.
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    MFF got a reaction from Mitte in Cichlid's. Can they be part of a Community tank ?   
    OK, well the obvious cichlids that would fit into a general tropical community would be Angelfish, Blue Rams, and any Apistogramma species.  These are all from South American rivers, so the water requirements are compatible, temperature is compatible, and none of these are too aggro.
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    MFF reacted to Slipshodman in Confused   
    Hi @Tegan11
    First thing is,
    How big is the tank? how many fish are in the tank ? What is the filtration used on the tank ? What is your water change schedule ? when you do a water change how do you treat your new water before adding to the tank ? How do you clean the filtration and how often Hole in the head is usually caused by poor water conditions so something is very wrong in your balance of your set up right now (actually most diseases are) 
    Best thing to do while answering these questions in probably a 30% water change every day (make sure you treat the new water  before adding, I use Seacham Prime, but you need to remove the chlorine before you add the new water )  , don't mess with PH or additives, stable PH is more important than trying to get the perfect PH  so whatever your town water is just leave the PH as is 
    Answer the questions above and hopefully we can help further
    Fish keeping can be tricky at times but we are here to help 
     
    Cheers
     
     
     
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    MFF got a reaction from Novice in Dwarf rainbow fish (Melanotaenia sahulensis), Skull creek locale.   
    Cheers Dave, good to meet you.
    Fish are excellent, settled in nicely.
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    MFF got a reaction from Mitte in My Aquarium build update   
    1. You'll need at least 500W of heating, I would get 2 heaters, of 250W each.  Heaters are cheap, and this setup is much safer, if one heater breaks.  Either in the "on" or the "off" position.
    2. Depends more on the fish you want to keep.  Based on what you've said about the fish, UV is not at all necessary.
    3. Any canister filter with at least 1400, 1500 lph flow rate should do, in addition to your HOB.  Note that the canister filters are a much bigger pain in the a*s to clean, but you only need to clean them much less often than HOB.  Cleaning my canister filters is my least favourite aspect of fishkeeping, not for the sludge and muck I find, but the business of opening and closing the canisters without leaks.  I've got both AquaOne and Fluval canister filters, and one brand is just SOOO much easier to maintain...
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