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Old 9th December 2015, 19:54   #106
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Yo Naveeno!

How long are your extended periods away from home usually? You should check out the buttikoferi cichlid on youtube [the one in the first pic]. Crazy tank busters they are.
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Can you please provide their breed names as well. First one looks really good. I love colorful and bright fish.

Noticed your above reply now only. So its buttikoferi cichlid, got it.

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Following Arowanas in the tank:
1. 10 Inch 24 K Golden Crossback , Asian arowana with Certificate, Chip.
2. 6-7 Inch RTG (Red Tail Gold), Asian arowana with Certificate, Chip.
3. 7-8 Inch Golden Pearl, without Chip or Certificate and I assume they are Australian, so called Jardini.

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Ohh I never knew that fish also came with certificates. They should be really expensive then. And utmost care should also be provided. Mind to share the costs involved?

And what is a "chip" ?
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Can you please provide their breed names as well. First one looks really good. I love colorful and bright fish.

Noticed your above reply now only. So its buttikoferi cichlid, got it.
Yep the first tank is a 4ft tank with a buttikoferi cichlid, a severum, clown loaches, yo yo loaches and sailfin plecos

Second tank is a grow out tank for indonesian datnoids. it's a 20"x20"x14" tank and has three of them. Feeding them on ocean free's insta fresh shrimps and live feed caught from my pond.

Butti's are very aggressive after they reach a certain size. Once he gets there will be relocating him to a 4x2x2 tank just for him.

Dat's will go into my arowana tank [6x2x2].

And Asian Arowana's are the one's that come with certificate and chip. Never really bothered to check and verify if it does have a chip :P

Asian arowanas are by far the most good looking and expensive of aros.

The cheapest would be a green arowana, then yellow tail, banjar red. After that the price would exponentially rise up. You have red tail goldens, highback goldens, chilli reds etc etc etc
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Small update:

Got myself a juvenile Royal Pleco Happiness! I think it's L191, need him to grow up a bit for me to be sure.

The LFS also had a Polka Dot Pleco but was not keen on getting it. Tempted to but didn't give in.

Trying to sell off my Butiikoferi back to the LFS and use the tank for my Datnoids.

As with many things the only thing holding me back is money money money.
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Ohh I never knew that fish also came with certificates. They should be really expensive then. And utmost care should also be provided. Mind to share the costs involved?

And what is a "chip" ?
What a fascinating and informative thread!

I notice though that this page doesn't have any pictures which is a bit of a dampener as I constantly keep coming back to this thread to ogle at the pictures.

I suppose the chip is a microchip similar to what they put on pedigreed and other dogs. I assume this is used only on larger fish. Is there a chip issuing body in India similar to Kennel Club of India. Would like more info please.

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As with many things the only thing holding me back is money money money.
As someone who is a total newb, would you mind sharing what range these fish sell at?
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@nowwhat?: Fancy plecos usually sell for prices upwards of Rs.2,000/pc for a tiny specimen. The royal pleco i got cost me Rs.2,500.

Buttikoferi was a steal at Rs.400. Now that he's getting to the stage where the tank might be small for him, selling it off back to the aquarium for store credit

My indo datnoids were Rs.600/pc and worth every rupee! I love them to bits. My 6yr old daughter calls them datties :P

Shall be sure to put up pics.

And regarding microchips in arowanas, you can get some info here:
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...rowanas.83886/

For a hobbyist, the only constraints are space, time and money. Space for tanks big and small, time to feed them, change water etc, and money of course to buy tanks and exotic fishes and the equipment to take care of them.

Having a supportive wife also helps!

edit: here's a pic taken by my wife with her nexus5 yesterday. This is the alpha among the three datnoids.
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Old 28th December 2015, 18:29   #113
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Little make over during the Christmas ... added few live plants. Bacopa, Java Moss, Java Fern etc.
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And the funny ghost shrimps.

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Little make over during the Christmas ... added few live plants. Bacopa, Java Moss, Java Fern etc.
Very nice and clean setup! Just perfect. Love it
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Very nice and clean setup! Just perfect. Love it
Thank you, :-)
All the stones that i have, were picked up from my daughter and me during the small hikes around the kaveri river and near by hillocks. We are enjoying this quite much. :-)

the tank is become cleaner because of the plants and nothing else. Earlier the murkiness wouldnt go, because the good bacteria build up took a long while. And we also have lot of fish. Many many small shoals moving around all the while.
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Okay. I have been reading this thread with quite some interest for quite some time. Here go my Full Tank Shots (FTS).

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This was a year ago. 48 African Cichlids in my 5ft X 2ft X 1.5ft tank. 12 each of Banana, Strawberry, Electric Blue and Ice Blue.

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This was 6 months ago. A community tank of Texas and Green Terror, and a solitary Red Jewel.

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This was set up on Sunday, just two days ago. Low tech planted set up. My first brush with a planted aquarium. Fingers crossed.
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The planted tank setup looks good. Hope it sticks with you

What fishes are you going to get?
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This was set up on Sunday, just two days ago. Low tech planted set up. My first brush with a planted aquarium. Fingers crossed.
Looks wonderful, what is the substrate ? ADA Amazonia ? Also, how many Kg's of substrate did it take for this scape ?
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...What fishes are you going to get?
Angels mostly.

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...what is the substrate ? ADA Amazonia ? Also, how many Kg's of substrate did it take for this scape ?
Yes, ADA substrate. 31kg of substrate. Close to 80kg of rock. 400l tank volume. About 30kg glass weight. So that is approximately 540kg in all.
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Okay. I have been reading this thread with quite some interest for quite some time. Here go my Full Tank Shots (FTS).

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This was a year ago. 48 African Cichlids in my 5ft X 2ft X 1.5ft tank. 12 each of Banana, Strawberry, Electric Blue and Ice Blue.

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This was 6 months ago. A community tank of Texas and Green Terror, and a solitary Red Jewel.

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This was set up on Sunday, just two days ago. Low tech planted set up. My first brush with a planted aquarium. Fingers crossed.
But where did the existing fish go? 48 cichlids disappeared and then the green terrors also. Why so frequently changing the fish?
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