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Old 05-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #761 
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Ok so here are some pics of my tanks. This will be a very pic heavy post. LOL

20G long: B. Picta tank. Right now it houses B. Midas(pair loose in the tank and fry in the breeder) as well until I send them to their new home and my deformed albino BN pleco.

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20G long: B. Albimarginata tank. Has 6 pepper corys, 2 hasbrous corys, 1 or 2 pygmaeous corys, and a L/F calico BN. (the smaller corys are planned to be moved eventually to one of my smaller tanks but that hasn't gotten fixed yet) Have a holding male in the breeder net.

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20G long: B. Simplex tank. Has 4 panda corys, 2 bronze corys, 2 green dragon BN plecos, whiptail, and 3 khuli loaches. Male in HOT breeder for recoup from last spawn.

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5G fry tank that is currently holding my older B. Albimarginata fry.


7G approx fry tank that currently holds B. Simplex and B. Albimarginta fry.


10G: Killifish tank. F. Gardneri (trio) and Orange Austrayle pair


10G: Bluefin killlifish, scarlet badis, and one black molly. Was originally my shrimp tank and will probably be again soon in the future.


My divided 5 gallon splenden tank, I do not have a current pic of since I am about to upgrade it to a 10 gallon here within the next week or so. I took in another male splenden that needed a home from a local CL ad so now I need a bigger tank for them. LOL
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #762 
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Great tanks and fishes
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #763 
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So many big tanks. That is one of the reasons I never got into the bigger mouthbrooders. I would probably only be able to fit three tanks on my rack!

Do you find the colours of your wilds wash out under the lights? My wilds hate the light being put over their tank. You think I was aiming a death ray at their tank.

I love your killifish tank. They are my favourite fish alongside wild bettas. I Never had much luck with them, but I was toying with the idea of getting another australe pair, and your picture is not helping!

Looks like you also get a few spawns out of your wilds. I think some of the mouthbrooders are seriously related to guppies haha.


Do you have any pictures of your set-up Setsuna? I've always been curious about how you keep all your fish. Your tanks always look nice in the videos/photos I've seen.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #764 
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So many big tanks. That is one of the reasons I never got into the bigger mouthbrooders. I would probably only be able to fit three tanks on my rack!

Do you find the colours of your wilds wash out under the lights? My wilds hate the light being put over their tank. You think I was aiming a death ray at their tank.

I love your killifish tank. They are my favourite fish alongside wild bettas. I Never had much luck with them, but I was toying with the idea of getting another australe pair, and your picture is not helping!

Looks like you also get a few spawns out of your wilds. I think some of the mouthbrooders are seriously related to guppies haha.


Do you have any pictures of your set-up Setsuna? I've always been curious about how you keep all your fish. Your tanks always look nice in the videos/photos I've seen.
i will try and post some later or tomorrow
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #765 
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Although people say that wild splendens are much peaceful and can be kept together from my personal experiences Yes, they are much more peaceful and more shy but you still cannot keep them together



theres more in my hallway going towards my bedroom but i didnt want to take those (got lazy)

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #766 
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Nice set up Setsuna! Love all the little fry. :) As far as keeping wilds together, I think it depends on the complex. The splenden complex seems to be the most aggressive as far true damage to each other is concerned. If I had any of that complex I would most definitely keep them separated. None of mine seem to really bother each other besides a little bit of dominance bickering or spawning nipping.

LBF -- I am loving my killifish. Next to bettas they are now my favorite fish. So colorful and with very interesting behavior.
To me 20G longs are not big tanks but I can see where you are coming from. I could logically keep my wilds that I have now in 10 gallons but that would mean giving up the other fish I keep in the tank with them. I try to keep surface cover plants on my wild tanks but it doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes they seem washed out and others they are very bright. They don't like me moving the light to really get good pics.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #767 
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Lots of fry Setsuna, what species are they!

Your males all look pretty feisty in their jars. You are lucky that you can get your hands on so many quality fish.

Some of mine can be downright savage at times. I read somewhere that with my complex, a lower temperature can decrease aggression and I have found that in some cases it works.

I need to get an updated photo of my rack, but I really want to run some fluro tubes for the middle and bottom shelves as they are just too dark currently and I can never see my fish properly.

Also killies rule. I have a lone poliaki female here that I am trying to debate whether to sell or find a male for.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #768 
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The frys are in the smaller tank. (5.5gal) i always breed in smaller tanks because my survival rates are always higher when i use smaller tanks then bigger tanks. Those are smaragdina frys
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:58 PM   #769 
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Yeah I always rear my wild fry in smaller tanks (usually 3/4s filled 7 gallons) until they are showing adult shape and colouration, and then I usually move them into a 10-15 gallons once they are big enough.

I have at least 20 juveniles of various sizes sharing a 7 gallon tank with their parents, and my betta hendra pair have at least a dozen fry in with them and their tank is only 6 gallons.

I too seem to have better survival rates among my wild fry if a smaller tank is used.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:28 AM   #770 
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Got some photos of my 'mystery' wild.





Grew up nicely, but no idea what species he is. I think brownorum, but he doesn't have the spot (although not all my brownorum have them).
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