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Old 08-08-2012, 09:59 PM   #121 
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Haha, at that size, those fry could be mistaken for anything, not just buffaloheads. :D

Copper, your pics really bring out the subtle colors in the scissortails.
-baby cichlids turn into some 12" long monster cichild-
Don't scare me like that.
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Yes, Olympia, what you have there are some of the hard-to-get-rid-of Oscar fry. The guy was so desperate to get rid of them, he told you they were buffaloheads.

Actually, that would be pretty scary if I turned out to be right.

Pretty marble hatchetfish!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #123 
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Well, they ACT like buffalo heads. Bottom dwellers.
Seriously though that'd be the most horrible thing ever. 5 oscars in the 90 gallon, better than some people but still, not good.
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Olympia, at that size, they could even be bluegill! Here's to hoping you got what you ordered!

Great shots, copper and Olympia! My anubias flowered once a few years ago. It freaked me out a bit because I had no clue what I was looking at.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #125 
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I heard anubias flower a lot if they're kept close to the surface where they can grow partially emersed. I was always going to try it but I never did so consequently, I've never been able to witness an anubias flowering. :(

Haha, Izzy. :)
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:08 AM   #126 
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Copper, your pics really bring out the subtle colors in the scissortails.
Thanks :D That's why I couldn't help but post them again. I wish I had more room for a whole school but they are so big, about 4-5". They seem happy though and often swim back and forth together and are very healthy.

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heard anubias flower a lot if they're kept close to the surface where they can grow partially emersed. I was always going to try it but I never did so consequently, I've never been able to witness an anubias flowering. :(
mine is nearly a foot from the surface lol I've seen about a equal amount of photos of flowers below and above the surface. I wonder why they bloom, I've had mine for about 8 months.

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*glares at inactive anubias* I think I just have really bad luck with plants. But at least I can keep the fish alive.
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My anubias is growing like a weed. It's sprouting leaves constantly, right near the surface. Never had a bloom either.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #129 
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Why do so many fish need "well-planted" tanks?!? That pretty much rules out over half of the fish in my fish profile book, which talks about over 500 species!

When I had my anubias in my guppy fry tank, the pond snails laid eggs on it every day.
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Why do so many fish need "well-planted" tanks?!? That pretty much rules out over half of the fish in my fish profile book, which talks about over 500 species!
For the most part it means the fish need a lot of cover. Most people chose to do this with live plants because of the added benefits, but a similar effect can be achieved with nice-looking fake plants. Check out this article from PFK: How to set up an aquarium with plastic plants | Features | Practical Fishkeeping

Anubias are actually my favorite aquarium plant because I love how they look growing from driftwood. I've had an anubias in every single tank I've ever had. They gave me the confidence to try other plants because I could keep them alive.
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