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  1. Hello guys, I am liking the forums here so decided I'll get involved so here it is my first post! I am currently cycling a 120cm x 45cm x 35cm what I plan to be moderately planted tank. It has a eheim 2217 filter as well. My stock I plan on keeping is so far: 2 Pearl Gourami (Most likely) 6-10 Sterbai Corydoras (Definitely) 2 or 4 Common Bristlenose and/or Peppermint Bristlenose (Definitely) 6 Praecox Rainbows (Unsure) 8-10 Cherry Barbs (Most likely) 2 German Blue Rams (Unsure) 8-10 Some larger schooling fish like black skirt tetra (no idea) If any of you could comment on this stock for my 200 liter tank I would greatly appreciate it! My main issue is this: I really like the bristlenose catfish and personally I quite like the look of the peppermint bristlenose over the common bristlenose. Is my 4ft tank which will be loaded with rocks, driftwood and caves adequate to house 4 of these catfish? ie either 4 common bristlenose or a combination of 2 common and 2 peppermint. Does the combination (2 common 2 pepp) even work? If I raise them up will they comfortably be able to breed in there without fighting and then move the young into a separate tank? What size do each grow in australia (I have read heaps of conflicting information on this so far)? What are the behavioural differences between the two species? Cheers guys, really appreciate it as I don't want to unknowingly cause disruptions when I get the tank stocked.
  2. These will do really well and multiply slowly with just anems and coral, but with a reef tank with fish and actual live rock, they usually get killed in no time. I stoped bringing them home many years ago! The pic is a bit blurry as the water was freezing along me shaking, no light on the camera and the vis was real bad!
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  4. Hello All, Just wondering what you think are the most common and most highly demanded African cichlids
  5. Have two off these guys just appeared in a new batch one day pink light colouration!
  6. .Hey Fish Mates.. Can you put common bristle nose catfish in with peppermint bristlenose catfish ?? Would they still breed ?? are they aggressive against eachother ?? please help..
  7. Is it just me or is their more and more silver arowanas becoming available? Does this mean we could see a drop in price like we did with peacock bass? Arowanas are easily bred in captivity so i don't see why not? Bring on cheap silvers
  8. Hi people I owned one of these afew years ago and am looking at buying another. When I had the last one the lid (which has a metal grate inclosed) rusted out. Has anyone who owns one of these had the same problem or found away to prevent this happening. Thanks. Mark
  9. His name is Jerry and I believe he is a common pleco? Please correct me if I am wrong. He hides mostly, but today he made a rare front and center appearance after a water change. I noticed his tail was red at the tip. Is he getting chewed on? Or is he somehow rubbing it against a mostly smooth piece of driftwood? He's easily 7cm bigger than anything else in the tank. Any help is greatly appreciated, Richard.
  10. I moved my common breeding pair into my display tank so I could shut down their tank, There was already a male albino in the display tank, last couple of days i noticed both males fighting and also the female fighting with both males. Come home from work today to find a dead female, there is 4 logs in the tank along with plenty of hiding spots. Is it common for this to happen, I have never herd of it. 1st pic is female 2nd pic is breeding male 3rd pic is male already in display tank Cheers Doug
  11. I am looking to swap an Adult Male Common Bristlenose for a female, Fish are very healthy, just have 4 males and only 1 female. Wanting adult female either common or albino. Located in Greenslopes Brisbane. Will travel.
  12. Hey guys, just had my first batch of common bn fry, roughly 40 pretty excited about it, just wondering how long they usually take to get to about 3 cm? currently there already pretty big around 1 cm just wondering what there grow rate is like? Ive been doing weekly water changes also in the hope of faster growth rates. Cheers Seth
  13. Hey Guys, Just wondering what the difference is between the two, and how you tell them apart, cheers.
  14. Hi everyone, I have just found a batch of about 20 fry from my common bristlenose and i was wondering if there was anything i needed to do, like how often should i do water changes and things like that. Also i saw an albino fry, is this common for this to happen?
  15. Okay so in my 3ft african tank I have 7 common bn, they are appox 8cm and I can see 4 males maturing, how long until they breed and when they do what should I do? If I leave them in there will they grow up? And do I have a alright ratio. Thanks Roy
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  17. Just thought I'd make a compilation of all americans that can be found in Australia and their common/synonymous names. Kinda tired of seeing odd names thrown all over, so this hopefully would clear up confusions. Note #1: Does not include hybrids. Note #2: Scientific names taken from NCBI. Note #3: List will first include the species' scientific name, its synonymous names (i.e. ex-scientific names), and then common names. Note #4: I am sure I'll miss out on a lot of species, especially SAs, coz I don't know too much about them. If someone would kindly help me... Note #5: Any specific notes about a fish will have a superscript following the scientific name. For further info about said fish, check the bottom of the post. Now, to begin! +Amatitlania nigrofasciata1 ::: Archocentrus nigrofasciat[us/a/um], Cryptoheros nigrofasciat[us/a/um] ::: Convict Cichlid +Amphilophus citrinellum ::: Cichlasoma citrinell[us/um] ::: Midas Cichlid +Amphilophus labiatus2 ::: Cichlasoma labiat[us/um] ::: Red Devil Cichlid +Amphilophus longimanus ::: N/A ::: Pink Firemouth Cichlid +Amphilophus robertsoni ::: N/A ::: N/A +Andinoacara pulcher ::: N/A ::: Blue Acara Cichlid +Andinoacara rivulatus3 ::: N/A ::: Green Terror Cichlid, Gold Saum, Silver Saum +Archocentrus multispinosus ::: Herotilapia multispinosa ::: Rainbow Cichlid +Astronotus ocellatus ::: N/A ::: Oscar Cichlid +Caquetaia umbrifera ::: Cichlasoma umbriferum ::: Umbie Cichlid +Cichlasoma bocourti ::: Herichthys bocourti ::: Golden Mojarra, Bocourti +Cichlasoma pearsei ::: Herichthys pearsei ::: N/A +Cichlasoma trimaculatum ::: Amphilophus trimaculat[us/um] ::: Trimac Cichlid +Cleithracara maronii ::: N/A ::: Keyhole Cichlid +Cryptoheros sajica ::: Archocentrus sajica ::: T-bar Cichlid, Sajica +Cryptoheros spirulus ::: N/A ::: Blue-Eyed Cichlid +Ex-Cichlasoma festae ::: Cichlasoma festae, Amphilophus festae ::: Red Terror Cichlid +Ex-Cichlasoma salvini ::: Cichlasoma salvini ::: N/A +Geophagus sp. "tapajos red head" ::: N/A ::: Red Head Tapajos, Red Head Geo +Herichthys carpintis4 ::: N/A ::: Green Texas Cichlid, Super Green Texas Cichlid +Heros efasciatus5 ::: N/A ::: Severum Cichlid +Hypselecara temporalis ::: N/A ::: Chocolate Cichlid +Hypsophrys nicaraguensis ::: N/A ::: Nic, Parrot Cichlid +Laetacara curviceps ::: N/A ::: Flag Cichlid +Nandopsis tetracanthus ::: N/A ::: Cuban Cichlid +Neetroplus nematopus ::: N/A ::: Neets +Parachromis dovii ::: N/A ::: Dovii, Wolf Cichlid +Parachromis friedrichsthalii ::: N/A ::: Freddy, Yellowjacket Cichlid +Parachromis managuensis ::: N/A ::: Jaguar Cichlid +Paraneetroplus argentea ::: Paratheraps argentea, Vieja argentea ::: N/A +Paraneetroplus bifasciatus ::: Paratheraps bifasciat[us/um], Vieja bifasciat[us/um] ::: Bifa +Paraneetroplus fenestratus6 ::: Paratheraps fenestrat[us/um], Vieja fenestrat[us/um] ::: Fenny +Paraneetroplus maculicauda ::: Paratheraps maculicauda, Vieja maculicauda ::: Black Belt Cichlid +Paraneetroplus melanurus ::: Paratheraps melanur[us/um], Vieja melanur[us/um] ::: N/A +Paraneetroplus regani ::: Paratheraps regani, Vieja regani ::: N/A +Paraneetroplus synspilus7 ::: Paratheraps synspil[us/a/um], Vieja synspil[us/a/um] ::: Red Headed Cichlid, Syn +Paraneetroplus zonatus ::: Paratheraps zonat[us/a/um], Vieja zonat[us/a/um] ::: N/A +Petenia splendida8 ::: N/A ::: Bay Snook +Pterophyllum altum ::: N/A ::: Altum Angelfish, Orinoco Altum Angelfish +Pterophyllum scalare9 ::: N/A ::: Angelfish +Rocio octofasciata10 ::: N/A ::: Jack Dempsey Cichlid +Symphysodon aequifasciata11 ::: N/A ::: Discus +Thorichthys ellioti12 ::: Thorichthys maculipinnis ::: N/A +Thorichthys meeki ::: N/A ::: Firemouth Cichlid +Uaru amphiacanthoides ::: N/A ::: Uaru 1 ::: Has a leucistic form, often called 'Pink Convicts' and also wrongly labeled as 'Albino Convicts'. 2 ::: Many Red Devils sold in Australia are actually hybrids with Midas Cichlid (A. citrinellus). 3 ::: A. rivulatus is not the 'True' (Original) Green Terror, however is commonly labeled as 'Green Terror'. The True Green Terror, Andinoacara stalsbergi, does not seem to exist in Australia. Additionally, the 'Silver Saum', commonly referred to as a color morph of A. rivulatus could be a different species altogether. 4 ::: All specimen in Australia are most likely of the Escondido variety, and are hence all 'Super Green Texas'. 5 ::: Severums in Australia are believed to be H. efasciatus (or hybrids of H. efasciatus and other Heros species), rather than Heros severus. H. severus is actually very rare in the aquaria. 6 ::: Has a marbled form. Made in Australia. 7 ::: Is being considered as possibly a junior synonym of P. melanurus. 8 ::: Exists in green and red forms, aptly named Green Bay Snook and Red Bay Snook. 9 ::: Angelfish are believed to be derived from various species within the the Pterophyllum genus. 10 ::: Also comes in a pseudo-lethal form, with an electric blue coloration and referred to as an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (EBJD). EBJDs are physiologically deformed, and tends to be weaker than their 'wild' counterparts. EBJD x EBJD are hard to produce viable fry. 11 ::: Discus are believed to be mainly derived from S. aequifasciata, but are heavily hybridized with Symphysodon discus, Symphysodon haraldi and basically specimens of the genus Symphysodon in general. 12 ::: (Almost) all are believed to suffer from spinal deformities, whether visible or otherwise. If anyone has any additions, go ahead and post them/PM me. ---------------------- Updates: 06/06/2013 -Added footnote to Green Terror (footnote 3), bumped every other footnote down by 1. 02/06/2013 -Added Pterophyllum Altum. -Changed footnote 8. -Added Cichlasoma bocourti. -Added Paraneetroplus argentea. -Added Paraneetroplus regani. 22/05/2013 -Added Amphilophus citrinellus, the Midas Cichlid. Turns out pure Midas can be found after all. -Modified footnote for Amphilophus labiatum, more purebreeds are around than thought. Old footnote: "2 ::: Few pure Red Devils are believed to exist in Australia, as most are hybrids containing Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus) DNA." -Added Neetroplus nematopus (Neets). -Added Geophagus sp. "tapajos red head", i.e. Red Head Tapajos.
  18. Bought this bn from someone saying it was a marble but turns out everyone is saying definitely a common. What do you guys think?
  19. ......I was looking at my big male brisltenose again today...fanning over eggs... again... I was thinking that I've had this fish for over 5 years...????...continually breeding.. questoin is how old can they get...???.......... ..............dave..............
  20. I currently have 3 clusters of eggs in separate tanks, one is fine the are free swimming and doing well, i have another in a tank with a young male who is fanning away from the eggs and I'm not sure if air is getting to them, there is an air stone right beside the log will that help? And I have another batch that's in my small colony 2m 4f but the eggs have been split in two bunches one portion is still in the log with the male fanning them the other is just out in the open beside a sponge filter. I had a crack at making my own tumbler but I made it to small for all the eggs lol, I was thinking I could get a piece of pvp pipe maybe 80mm diameter and a new chux and rubber band around one end,sit the eggs in the pipe with an air stone underneath on low and affix the pipe maybe 10-15 cm above the air stone. Would this work? Or alternatively should I buy a ''real'' egg tumbler? If so anyone know where to get one on the gold coast? e Thanks for any input and advice its much appreciated! Cheers Mike
  21. How would u get these b/n to breed fast and all the time?? is it the temp or what u feed???
  22. My oscars are AT LAST getting along ( whitch is good as ive still not found another tank) but i think my albino oscar has broken or maybe dislocated my newest tiger oscars jaw. I was going to house these two together when i get another tank.. They have locked jaws but i didnt think much of it, and in the last week the albino has finally been excepted and not hiding. I only just noticed today the jaw is off centre and it def was not like that last time i checked. Is this common and should i be worried? Ive not seen any more jaw locking, so assume a pecking order has been established. Will the jaw just heal? Hes eating normally.
  23. so, my male finally did the job. any i have around 30 - 40 babies in a log, they have been in there a while and it doesnt seem that they have any egg yoke left. how long before they make their way out of the cave, the cave is on a angle to keep the fry and eggs in (probs like 15 degrees at the most) do i need to move this so it is on on the angle for the babies to come out or will they make their way on easily?
  24. Hi all, Hope someone can help. Has anyone found/know where to find the above for eartheaters. Also avaliablity in our great country Cheers Duncan
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