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Old 12-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #301 
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This is how I name my wilds. Mr and Mrs Rutilans. Mrs Persephone. Tussyae Juvie. Mrs Ideii.

Only my unimaculata male has a name 'Vulcan' because he is my mum's and she wanted to name him. But I just call him Mr Unimac.

Oh and I forgot my biggest rutilans adult F1 is called 'Cannibal Lecter' after he used to eat all his younger siblings.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #302 
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Is the cannibal a mouthbrooding species?
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Haha nah he is a rutilans. But his dad does for some reason choose to mouthbrood over the usual method of nesting.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #304 
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Dug this old photo up from July 2011



I didn't actually realise he was so old now. No wonder he is about the same size as his father.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #305 
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I want to build a Rice Paddy tank someday.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #306 
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Do you name your fish?
I do, yes. But it usually takes me a few months to come up with something I like. And I'm not the most creative namer (hence Mr. and Mrs. Smaragdina). I tend to go with one theme for a species. So the albimarginata are all named after spices, for example. I think I might name the ocellata after Shakespeare characters.
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I named Carter after his Fins.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #308 
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I want to build a Rice Paddy tank someday.
This person actually did

http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/j...harvest.23151/

And they got a bowl of rice out of it at the end.



I have been looking at pictures of the biotope habitats for my fish and trying to work out how to better mimic them. So far I think a base of peat moss with a large amount of leaf litter with some twiggy pieces and perhaps even a pothos or peace lily (for the roots) growing out the top would be the closest I could get to how these species live in the wild.
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If I ever have more room I am building one of those tanks.
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THAT IS AMAZING. Seriously. He got a bowl of rice out of it!

One of the male ocellatas swallowed his eggs. Derp. I guess he got hungry. He was back to eating at meal time today. The other one is still puffy-chinned and hiding out. He's a good daddy <3
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