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Return of the Shallow

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by TimHarrison, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. TimHarrison

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    I've always really liked those little fish, problem is finding them in the first place. They ain't too common around these 'ere parts, and as for finding a female...forget it.
     
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    What a pity Tim,

    they are so lovely little fish.
    In Germany you find them even via ebay.... and not expensive.
     
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    That they are Evelyn :)
    If I can't find any I might have to go down the mail order route, I've never bought fish online before though, and I'm a bit dubious about it.
    But I'll see if my LFS can order some in specially first.
     
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    This is for sure the better idea, Tim
    don't you have private aquarium fish markets in your area? There aquarium friends and are private breeders, too.
    They may know, who has your wanted fish.

    I found my fish (sewellia lineolata) via ebay, but picked them up on my own... took me some hours - but was a nice and interesting trip.
    This kind of sewellia lineolata is ver rare here. Even the LFS could not order them somewhere, but I found that private breeder via ebay.
    Once I had baby fishes of them, but unfortunately the did no more become more later.
    They were soo cute! :love: See there size in comparison to the sand grains:
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    So I was looking for new ones - at the moment I have 12 - but no fish babies yet. (n)
    I hope much to reach that once again.


    Maybe there is someone for Dario Dario in your area, too?

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    Those are nice looking fish Evelyn :)
    By happy coincidence I visited my LFS yesterday and they will be getting some Scarlet Badis in next week, they couldn't guarantee a pair but if I get there early enough I might have the pick of the bunch, so I'm hopeful.

    For now though I stumbled across Hyphessobrycon cf. loweae in the same shop and bought the last 10 they had, I'm well pleased they are nice little fish and only grow to about 20mm . Apparently, they are still fairly new to the hobby; I've never seen them for sale before. I'll post my own pic when they've settled in but for now here one off the net...

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    Just a quick update. I got a bit fed up waiting for the bald spots in the lawn to disappear so I infilled them with more plants.
    I've also added a couple of red stems left of centre foreground for a bit of contrast. And the WK was looking a bit sorry for itself so I've had a bit of a rehash in another glass bowl.
    I'm also trying to tempt my new Otos with a bit of broccoli stem, I've never been able to get my Otos to feed on anything except algae...

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    Tim I have heard of Ottos owners growing their own Algae. I did see mine at an Algae Tablet.

    They are the perfect photos to show many old and new how to present their tank/s

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks Keith, good to have you back on line, and I hope you enjoyed your 80th birthday :)
     
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    I certainly did with the kids including my Great Grandson They put on a special Seafood meal for me.

    Computer problems can be a pain. I have a good Technician now and he will check every thing for me.

    The back up external Hard Drive saved the day. Certainly worth the money.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's good to hear, I'm glad you had a great day :)
    And as for IT I still struggle with it not working properly, that is Windows PCs :(
    ...well until recently when I went Macintosh. Now everything works perfectly...I just don't know how to work it :confused::rolleyes:
     
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    Wow! This tank improves beautifully day by day.. :cool: Those stems in the back realy give it an awsome depth, they fit in perfectly.. (y)
     
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    Thanks Marcel :), I'm leaving them to grow out a bit; see what it looks like.
    And I've just finished it's first big maintenance, I was expecting the filter to be a bit grotty but, bar the usual brown diatomaceous algae, it was almost spotless.
    There is something to be said for high plant mass from the get go.
     
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    The scape is maturing nicely, I'm letting it grow out a bit before I trim again...

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    How long are you waiting before you trim it and, how much will you be trimming?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith, I'll probably wait till all the stems are trailing across the surface before trimming them, and then I will trim short to long, front to back.
    The carpet at the front will need trimming sooner though. It grows at a rapid rate of knots.
     
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    In other words its up to mother nature when and how it's being done.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Did a water change today and found these oligochaete worms hanging out in the moss...getting on down to some funky disco beat :sick:

     
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    Disco Worms would make a great meal for some fish.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Absolutely Keith, they're are there to stay ;)
     
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    Instant take away fresh food.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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