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Some clips of my unusual oddball tank

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Thought I'd post some vids of my unusual tank. Yes, it is overstocked. I bought all these fish as babies when I set up the tank in 2007 and haven't purchased a single fish since. The most unusual part of my tank is the variety of fish which breaks the "rules" of much fish keeping advice. I have tiny fish an inch long hanging boldly with fish 6, 7 even 11 inches long. A few oddballs in there as well. Also, many of the fish are, (in just little over a year), larger than most books say the max size is. Finally, click in the last link for a shot of one of the most amazing eartheater cichlids I have ever seen.

Here's a list of fish with some video links at the bottom.

4 Black Bar Myleus "Tetra disco" "Blackear Pacu" (Myleus Schomburgki) over 6.5-7.5 inches

3 Common Silver Dollar (Metynnis Hypsauchen or Argenteus) 6.5-7.5 inches

2 Mystery Silver Dollars (Metynnis Mola or Luna) almost 5 inches

1 Flagtail (Semaprochilodus taeniurus) 11 inches

1 Silver Distichodus (Distichodus affinis) 7.5 inches

1 Chinese Hi Fin "Hifin" Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) over 7 inches

1 Earth Eater Cichlid (Satanoperca leucosticta) over 7 inches

1 Rosy Red Minnow (Pimephales promelas) 4 inches

3 Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) 5-6+ inches

1 Keyhole Cichlid (Aequidens maroni) 4+ inches

5 Pleco (Plecostomus) 5-9+ inches

1 Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus) 6 inches

1 Blue Gourami ((Trichogaster trichopterus) 4 inches

4 Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthozona) over 1 inch

7 Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) 1.5-2 inches

1 Rasbora (Rasbora heteromorpha) almost 2 inches

1 Darter Fish 3 inches

1 Bluefin Killifish? (Lucania goodei)

4 Hillstream Loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis) 2 inches

2 Horseface Loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchos) 5+ inches

1 Neon Blue Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) almost 3 inches

6 Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii) 4 inches

2 Ghost Shrimp (Palaemonetes) over 2 inches (body)

1 Bright red bamboo shrimp

Many more on my youtube page.

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