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post #1691 of 4172 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Giant Conquest

Probably why I leave Goliath's tank to last on list..It is no doubt a divide and conquer. Not with the fish but the PLANTS Plant explosion is understatement because could no longer find the catfish so off I went to pull and prune. The other thing I have found that does well in his tank is trumpet snails. They love his tank! A picture of "a few" of the babies I pulled out. Goliath and cats are so happy with new found swim space. Pulled out a ton of plants so now may have to pull out spare 5.5 for them. See my big pile? Now just need a filter run.
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My dad always sends me cutest cartoons. Thought you might like this one since bettas are notorious jumpers.
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Reworked Bryant's tank with some of plant trimmings. I think adding some grass plants on back wall helped give it a more balanced look.
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Agent Strasse and his piranha tetras
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Wow, your plants are amazing!

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Wow, your plants are amazing!
Thank you. I try really hard getting them to do well. Some seem to grow easier than others but always a challenge trying to balance lighting, supplements, etc. Still really struggle with a lot of plant melting which drives me completely nuts.

I got to see my red shrimp out and about when cleaning Strasse's tank. One seemed so little made me wonder if it was a baby. Would love it if could finally get a little colony of shrimp going. I think it would help if could add some more.

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Sounds like could be marbling. Several of my guys with a white or cello have marbled. As long as he has no signs of illness or stress, I wouldn't worry much about it but continue to observe. Stress or illness can cause color loss but will typically return when the situation is resolved. Another time you might see color loss or fading is when the fish is aging. Over time, their colors will dull some. Keep us posted. If he has a marbling gene, it is always great fun to see changes and progressions. Sounds like you are doing a great job with care ;)
Thanks MamaJ. The color loss seems to be continuing. He's more whitish now than rusty colored, only about 1/3 of him is still the rust color but behavior continues to be normal. Just cleaned his tank yesterday and gave him a good helping of brine shrimp. I talked to a biologist over the weekend at my friend's wedding. This biologist works with wild Salmon in Oregon and she suggested I increase my guy's food a bit because I got a better heater about a month ago and his metabolism prob. increased due to the warmer water, which means he might be reacting to not getting quite enough food. So, I'm increasing the food a bit (like by a pellet) to see if that helps. Will watch my water perimeters closely. I'll keep you posted. I got him from PetCo about 10 months ago, so I don't know his age. Thanks again for the input.
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My dad always sends me cutest cartoons. Thought you might like this one since bettas are notorious jumpers.
LOL! Loved this cartoon. :)
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Wow! Look at coconut! He/she looks great!
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