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Tank Contents [Apr. 17th, 2007|10:41 pm]
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A - 72x18x8 inch B - 72x18x8 inch H - Hex Tanks
  1. GR0002 Fm
  2. EP0001
  3. GR0002 M
  4. GR0001
  5. EN0001 Fm
  6. EN0001 Jv
  7. GR0003
  1. C0005 Fr
  2. Empty
  3. C0006 Fr
  4. EN0002 Mixed
  5. EN0002 M
  6. EN0002 Fr
  7. EN0002 Juv
  1. Erick (Male betta)
  2. Empty
  3. Empty
  4. 3x Pleco, 3x Synodontis, Mr E, 6x Giant Danios
T - Tubs - 10ltrB - Bottles - 2ltrJ - Jars - 3ltr
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. EN0001 M (11)
  4. Little Blue
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. M 11
  4. Empty
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. Empty
  4. Empty
A - 72x18x8 inch B - 72x18x8 inch H - Hex Tanks
  1. GR0002 Fm
  2. EP0001
  3. GR0002 M
  4. GR0001
  5. EN0001 Fm
  6. EN0001 Jv
  7. GR0003
  1. C0005 Fr
  2. Empty
  3. C0006 Fr
  4. EN0002 Mixed
  5. EN0002 M
  6. EN0002 Fr
  7. EN0002 Juv
  1. Erick (Male betta)
  2. Empty
  3. Empty
  4. 3x Pleco, 3x Synodontis, Mr E, 6x Giant Danios
T - Tubs - 10ltrB - Bottles - 2ltrJ - Jars - 3ltr
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. EN0001 M (11)
  4. Little Blue
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. M 11
  4. Empty
  1. Empty
  2. Empty
  3. Empty
  4. Empty

PS - Small square plastic tubs

 

PL - Small long plastic tubs
  1. 7 GR0002 Juv
  2. 5 GR0001 Snow Fry
  3. Empty
 
  1. 7 GR0002
  2. 32 EP0001 Fry
  3. Empty
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I've been busy [Apr. 17th, 2007|09:29 pm]
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Moves:

  • A1 2m EP0001  --> A3
  • A3
    • 2 fry --> PS1
    • 7 juv --> PL1
    • 2 fm  --> A1
  • A5
    • 6 m --> A3
    • 10 fm  --> A1
  • A6
    • 6 fm --> A7
    • 2 m --> A7
    • 6 ns --> A7
  • A7
    • 3 jv --> A7
    • 18 fry  --> TT1
  • T1 - 12 juv EN0001 --> A6
  • T2 - 20 fm EN0001 --> A5
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Moved [Apr. 15th, 2007|07:34 pm]
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April 14 2007

  • GR0004 from B2 to L2
  • GR0012 from B5 to L2
  • 20 females from L2 to B2
  • 13 males from L2 to tubs
  • 1 fry from L2 to L4

April 15 2007

  • 12 fry from B1 to T1
  • 20 females from B2 to T2
  • 2AS from A7 to L7
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Breeding Corydoras [Apr. 15th, 2007|07:07 pm]
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Ages in advance: Get no less then 6 fish of the same species at the same time, the younger the fish the better as the more control you have over it's life and what goes into the fish.

Day 1: Select your fish. Females will be around 2 or so inches for most species and very round from the toplike this: <O>< - Males will be a little smaller and shaped like this: <=>< DO NOT ATTEMPT to breed any fish that are not fully grown, sometimes you will be lucky, but most of the time you are waisting your time.

Day 2 - 13: Feed fish on live foods, frozen foods, finely chopped worms, tubiflex cubes and so on in small amounts as many times a day as you can manage. DO NOT OVER FEED! Watch them eat, and when they are done remove the left overs, you want a big filter to cope with the extra fish poo and change 20% of the water on day 4, 7, and 10 I use a syphon to get the water out AND in, so I disterbe the fish as little as possible.

Day 14: If they haven't started spawning now, feed a big meal of tubiflex cubes or chopped worm in the morning and change 25% of the water with colder water in the after noon. If they do not start spawing by day 16, start over with the feeding and change with colder water every 5 days until they spawn.

(I'll carry on assuming they spawned and laid eggs)

Day 14: In the evening they should be finished spawning. Leave the eggs sit for two hours to harden, but keep an eye on the parents or remove them as they sometimes eat the eggs. If you remove them you can leave the eggs, though its harder to raise the fry in a big tank. I recommend removing them and placeing them in an old but well washed butter tub or something like that, put a few drops of methylene blue in just enough to tint the water blue, and an air stone on very low as to keep water moving but not bounce the eggs around. Float the tub in a covered tank so that the water in the tank keeps the eggs warm, and the warm air is trapped in to keep the top bit of water warm in the tub.

Day 15: Start slowly changing the water with tank water from the breeding tank. I use a turkey baster as you can squirt eggs back in gently if you suck any up on accident.

Day 16: all or most of the methylene blue should have been changed out by now

Day 16 -19: The eggs should hatch. Keep an eye for any that go fuzzy though, if they do try to remove them very gently, if not possible leave them and add a very very small bit of methylene blue. DO NOT FEED THE FRY.

(assuming they hatch on the 19th day:)

Day 21: your fry should now be free swimming (meaning they have absorbed their egg sack and are now swimming about) add the java moss and feed on small amounts of microworms as many times a day as possible, change water daily with water from the grow out tank.

Around day 28: The fry should be big enough to move on to a larger tub with a sponge filter and java moss. You only want an inch or so of water and I use a small layer of sand on the bottom so the bacteria has something to live in as in bare tanks the bacteria will sometimes try to attach to the fry.

When the fry start to actually look like corys (you will know what I mean when you see them, they look like 2cm mini corys and oh so cute :P) you can move them on to a bigger proper grow out tank, just be sure the filter is gentle and there is no way they can get sucked it, because at this point they are still bad swimmers lol

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Map and Photos [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:52 pm]
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Fish Room is in the process of a move around. H2 is now upstairs in my bedroom, and fish are being moved around in the next few days, so when I am done I will update it all :)
Photos and Information About The Fish RoomCollapse )
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Fish Profiles [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:44 pm]
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Fish Profiles:
      Erick (March 31 2007)
      Mr Melinko (April 4 2007)
      Amora (April 9 2007)
      Willa (April 9 2007)
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Fish In House [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:40 pm]
Frank The Pirate
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Fish I currently keep: Red Belly Pacu, gibby plecos, L001, CAE, gastromyzon ctenocephalus, N Class Endlers, P Class Endlers, Wild Guppies, Giant Danios, Corydoras aeneus (Gold) , Corydoras aeneus (Albino), Corydoras aeneus (Bronze), Corydoras trilineatus, Corydoras schwartzi, Corydoras sterbai, Corydoras panda, Corydoras paleatus, Tiger Oscar, clown loaches, and veil tail bettas
Other Fish in the house: harlequin rasbora, neon tetra, and blue gourami
Also Have: gold apple snails, 1 giant brown apple snail
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Forums [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:39 pm]
Frank The Pirate
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Forums I Can Be Found At:
      General
            General Freshwater - Aquaria Central
            View Forum - Freshwater Forum :: Loach Forum for Aquarium Fish
            FreshwaterFrenzy.com -> Aquarium Discussion
      Bottom Feeders
            Tropical Fish Forums -> Corydoras
            Catfish and Bottom Feeders - Aquaria Central
            Tropical Fish Forums -> Plecos and other Loricarids
            Tropical Fish Forums -> Other Catfish
            View Forum - Loach Forum :: Loach Forum for Aquarium Fish
            PlecoFanatics.com
            UltimateBettas -> Catfish
      Bettas
            Tropical Fish Forums -> Bettas
            The Betta Web Forum
            BettaForums.com :: Index
            Bettas4all :: Index
            UltimateBettas (Powered by Invision Power Board)
            Betta Talk - Arofanatics Fish Talk Forums
            Bettaz - Home
            Betta Land Forums
      Plants
            FreshwaterFrenzy.com -> Aquarium Plants
      Livebearers
            Livebearers R Us :: Index
            Endlers R Us :: Home
            ERU UK :: Home
            Tropical Fish Forums -> Common Livebearers
            UltimateBettas -> Livebearers
      Big Fish/Primitive Fish
            Pacu Forum (Powered by Invision Power Boar)
            Oscarfish.com :: Home
            Polypterus - Monster Fish Keepers
            Other Monster Fish - Monster Fish Keepers
            Central and South American Cichlids - Monster Fish Keepers
            FreshwaterFrenzy.com -> Primitive Fish Discussion
            UltimateBettas -> Oddballs
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Info [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:32 pm]
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Evolution of Betta Fin Types [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:30 pm]
Frank The Pirate
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wild (imbelis, fighting fish, splendens) this what we know as fighting betta --> traditional plakat --> VT --> Delta --> SDelta --> HM --> OHM

DT is available from long time ago
DTPK --> DTVT --> DTHM --> full moon

while CT
firstly wild --> primitive CT (that one is CT with a ray like halfsun --> after so many cross the ray is longer and longer and now as we know as modern CT after that someone cross the CT with PK and then resulting modern CTPK

for rosetail they appear at the same time with HM and OHM
the rosetail appear when the rays on the tail is so many ( 32 or more ) and because the space on the tail is not enough that's why the tail is wavy and we know as rosetail

hope this can help

Andree

www.fantasy-aquatic.com

From: http://www.ultimatebettas.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=10026&view=findpost&p=92641 - Used with permission
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