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Some of my fish :)

Post by Peppy2013 on Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:24 pm

Still figuring out the ins and outs of my camera Rolling Eyes it was a rainy day here and I had a quiet moment away from the kids so decided to take some pictures Surprised
ps. some mildly beat up fins due to being new arrivals and pecking-order issues  















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Post by GaryE on Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:29 am

Very nice. I'm a big fan of emperor tetras. If you haven't had them long, watch them with the two Apistogramma species though. They are intensely territorial along the bottom - shared territorial needs are never a good thing. It could work out, but it could also mean more than nipped fins. I had some trouble with that back in my Apisto days - very unhappy emperors.

Your set up looks really nice.
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Post by Dan_R on Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:44 am

Some pretty nice pictures Peppy.
You have a real nice selection of fish.

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Post by Peppy2013 on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:25 am

The emperors seem to leave the apistos alone for the most part and only seem to bug the female agassizii occasion (when I happen to be watching anyway). The apistos don't really bother with the emperors to much either even during spawning lol they seem to be concerned about the passing snails. But even though the emperors are absolutely beautiful I'm thinking of trading them in for something a little less rambunctious and more of a top dweller. I had thought maybe penguin tetras but have heard that they can be mean little buggers lol

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Post by Shell on Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Wow - you got some nice close up shots! Beautiful fish!

The rain has been falling all day here, I actually wouldn't mind it normally, but I had a lot of unexpected errands to run that required me to be outside a lot....and I forgot to bring an umbrella with me! I would have preferred to be at home taking pics of my finned babies! Bad day to run errands!

Again, great pictures!

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Post by Starfish on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:56 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your fish. They look great.
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Post by GaryE on Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:27 am

Penguins are efficient predators of fry. Have you looked at pencils? I like N. beckfordi as a companion for dwarfs, although good emperors are hard to find, and you have very good emperors.
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Post by Mykuhl on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:43 pm

I agree with Gary, pencilfish in general are excellent fish to keep with apistogramma. They don't bother the apistos, the apistos  usually don't  bother them, and they don't eat eggs or fry if the apistos decide to spawn.

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