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Looks toppa that tank Ste. I like it much better than your last theme.
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Looking good Ste :)
I agree with Stephen i like the close up at the end, but that is definitely a “what are you looking at?! Get out of my area!” flare :D
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Thanks guys much happier with the setup now, probably a bit too much plants, looks full but there is a 6" clear space along the back too behind the roots as well as the front I plan on putting the giant Vallis at the back but will wait while they are at this stage, if I put my hand near the centre to replant the Vallis they dig up she darts at my hand, fry should be free swimming any day now, hopefully they will survive and grow.
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I like a nice group of lemons.
I only have 6 left of my original 12, but they are getting on for six years old now.....

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Really nice looking tank now and seems you have made some sensible stocking decisions there. Now fingers crossed for the splish-splash of tiny fins :)

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Ric wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:04 am
Really nice looking tank now and seems you have made some sensible stocking decisions there. Now fingers crossed for the splish-splash of tiny fins :)
Just reading and following everyones advice on here @Ric has helped a hell of a lot and seeing everyone else's tank's here is very inspiring.
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Both pairs had the fry out on Tuesday, right pair had around 20 wigglers still with yolk sacs, left pair had easily over 100, by yesterday right pair down to around 10, the left around 30, noticed the left male was constantly hoovering them up and spitting them out, just before lights out noticed that a lot of the fry looked dead, when he was spitting them out they where not moving, odd one would wiggle then stop, think the male went overboard a bit on his care of them.

This morning all 4 are swimming around together, the aggression has stopped and feeding together so assume no fry left. Better luck next time hopefully, need to consider if having two pairs is working even in a 6ft tank they need more then 3ft of there own space each, thinking about purchasing some extra males and sell the females to stop the breeding and being territorial as a different option.
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There was me thinking you actually wanted to breed them? Would it not be better then to move on the pairs and start afresh with a male-only group (or female only, if that works)?

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Ric wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:48 pm
There was me thinking you actually wanted to breed them? Would it not be better then to move on the pairs and start afresh with a male-only group (or female only, if that works)?
I never buy with the intention to breed I just let nature take it's coarse, I just don't have the setup to grow fry on, if they make it all well and good, just leaving things as they are for now though.
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