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8 years 7 months ago #30446 by baldtaxguy
Replied by baldtaxguy on topic Beani from Scott and Aaron
Whoa, you are doing something right.  I never saw that coloring - they look fab.

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8 years 7 months ago #30443 by dstuer
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Couple update pics of the beanii


the female above, the male below



Even worse than the raccoon eating the eating the Gymno was in the process it nearly destroyed a beautiful water lily.  My solution is to cover the lily every night.

I saw a Gymno the other day, so at least it didn't get them all.  And I added a few more to the tub in the background, that is too deep for the varmints to get down in. 

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8 years 7 months ago #30393 by baldtaxguy
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Well hopefully the beani cooperate -like to see someone breed them around here.

Good luck with the pantostictus - nasty fish.

Bummer about the coon feed. 

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8 years 7 months ago #30382 by dstuer
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After a major battering, the female needed a bit of RnR.  She has now recovered and both are coloring up a bit.
a few side notes
the grammodes pair have spawned again, about a dozen survived from the 1st spawn and are keeping the livebearer population of my planted sump low.
raccoons ate some of my Gymnos, found the headless body of the alpha male on the patio last week.
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Ordered and received 3 female pantostictus from bluegrass aquatics that fattening up to be introduced soon to the big male.

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8 years 7 months ago #30380 by baldtaxguy
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Any update?

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8 years 10 months ago #29591 by dstuer
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When the divider works, it's a beautiful thing


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8 years 10 months ago #29588 by baldtaxguy
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They're looking great!!

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8 years 11 months ago #29575 by dstuer
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Female is now back n forth thru a gap the male cannot negotiate, it's a bit difficult but you cam see her far left



just a side
I keep pond plants inside during winter
the palm grew right thru the leaf of the elephant ear

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8 years 11 months ago #29502 by baldtaxguy
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Yes, I agree, the bloat is very frustrating and I believe you really need luck to get the proper conditions and individual fish to avoid bloat with those species that tend to get it.  For example, I was unlucky on the first batch of blue labrindens, but luckier on the second one, getting a breeding pair.  I was lucky to get the beani out of the early growth phase, when bloat tends to occur, but it arrived later as sub-adults.  I blame myself a bit, moving the fish for tank space and trying to get breeding pairs togther definately contributed to the bloat death, in my opinion.  Those males have been in 3 different fis rooms as well, so, that can't be the best recipe for avoiding bloat.  I really think this fish needs a 300g minimum with cover throughout and dithers aplenty in order to get them to thrive.  Duane can work magic in those Milwaukee waters, let's see what he comes up with.

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8 years 11 months ago #29484 by Red Tiger
Thanks guys makes me feel better that it might not be me. I do still have 2x 4 inch healthy (knock on my head) Y. Labridens hanging in there living with a male Robertsoni and female Deppi.

And for me its not loss of money, but loss of life.

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