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On 26/05/2021 at 3:35 PM, johnbetta said:

sorry about your light mick its good that your fish got through the move how did your tanks go with the move cheers john

All good in the end john, I got the movers to move the 5ft, 10 years ago I lifted a 4ft into the back of a commodore buy myself, now days I'm paranoid about dropping glass tanks.  

The last vid didn't really show the elecy yellows and albino dragon bloods that make up the rest of the tank.

 

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Man what a week with this tank, another light is gone (I was able to tip some water out of it, will try again after fully dried). 

Had 2 heaters go, 1 which was showing 17 on the display but was stuck on off, lucky I didn't lose a fish at this temp. And for the replacement it wouldn't turn off no mater what temp it was set on.

Thanks for your comments john, it takes years for the Mirrorballs to fully color up so I'm in it for the long haul. 

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your welcome mick sorry to hear your haveing some trouble it happens to us all part of fish keeping how long have u been keeping fish for and what got u into it very intrested to know then i will explain why i got into fish keeping and how long i have been doing it

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I kept fish in school so 15+ years.

I always wanted to keep the fish we caught whilst fishing as a kid, so I think that started my want of fish keeping.

How bout you john.

 

 

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So if you remember this post of mine,

clown loaches interfering with Malawi breeding? - General Aquarium Discussion - QLD Aquarium Forum (qldaf.com),

I was wondering if my clown loaches were interfering with my Mirrorball's breeding, later I've also been worried that being the most peaceful in a tank with more aggressive albino dragon bloods and Electric yellows that seem to be breeding fine, that the Mirrorballs simply were stopped from breeding by the more aggressive fish.

So moving on from that clown loach post 13 months ago, when I was first worried about them not breeding, the males are now 15cm up from 10cm and I have finally divided the tank today. I'll give these guys a couple of months to see if they breed. I saw the males fight today after separating them, which I had never seen before, making me think they are already doing better with out getting shut down by the other fish whenever they try establish territory or breeding rights etc.

Here's some pics from today, (as you can see I kept 1M with the others, I've decided I don't want more than 3 males, so that guys for sale).

 

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Ok day one of 1m 6f separated from the other fish in half a 5ft.

Will see if they start to breed now.

Moved on one male and keeping 2 extra spare for now.

The dominant and most marbled male is on the right (he is not lighter than the other 2 as it looks in the pic), he's easy to spot as he has a spot on his right eye.

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