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#21 panda_cory

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:40 PM

Im so confused! Definitely getting cherry shrimp.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:41 PM

View PostAlm0stAwesome, on 09 September 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

Looking good! I love their blue eyes :)

Only thing is that those green and white plants are non-aquatic and will eventually die. Loads of LFS sell them as aquatic plants but they will look great in a pot if you want too keep them :P
Oh well they look nice for now! :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:13 PM

For Kuhli's: :yes:
Never had them before :thumbsup:
Fish would come from the same area :thumbsup:

Against Kuhli's: :poke:
Could hide a lot :question:
Would increase Panda cory numbers which they like :) :) :) :D :) :) :) :D :)

CONFUSED! :wacko: :unsure: :blink: :huh: :hmm: :frantics:

Also do you know what conditions you had the sparkling gourami's in to breed and any other similar info, Cory crazy?

Edited by panda_cory, 09 September 2012 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

View Postpanda_cory, on 09 September 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

Oh well they look nice for now! :D

Great looking Sparklers!  Those plants are called Dracena and they look great where you put them BUT they will rot and foul your water eventually.  The good news is it will take weeks or months for that to happen.  I left some of mine in for up to 2 months and just removed the plants that had faded in color.  That's how you know they're dying from the inside out.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

The only good pic I could get after releasing them! :rolleyes:
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So I did a little video:
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

View Postpanda_cory, on 09 September 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:


Also do you know what conditions you had the sparkling gourami's in to breed and any other similar info, Cory crazy?

The tank they bred in was a 55 gals, my ph is quite high around 8, tank temp was 25 degrees , i didn't even expect them to breed lol!! - they use to hide at the top of the tank anyway around the silk hanging plants - Heard a lot of croaking a few days before i spotted the fry... so nothing was done to entice them really....
410 litre tank - Harlequins,Cardinal tetras,lemon tetras,Cories = black schultzi,gold lasers,pygmys,skunks,pandas,trilineatus,metaes,adolfi's,albinos,bronze., melanistius. 55 gals divided - Bronze hi-fin, ember tetras,otos, peppered cories,Albino peppered,Agassasiz  & green lasers.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for the info.
Mine have settled down now exploring the tank, they seem to enjoy this coconut they are swimming through it and swimming round the plant above.
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Does any one what plant this is?
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What happened to your Sparkling Gourami's and there fry?

You know you want to get more now! :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

My sparkling gouramis started breeding in the spring because the heat difference (heater in tank was accustomed to winter) and the temperature shot up from 76 degrees to 82, and they went bonkers!

Get LOACHES!
Just provide a lot of hidey holes and have a lot of loaches, and they won't be shy
Also, try catappa almond leaves
they release vitamins and minerals and chemicals that a lot of asian fish like and it can trigger spawining
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20 Gallon: 3 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Pink Jewel Tetras, 7 Cardinal Tetras, 7 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Sparkling Gourami, 1 Peacock Goby, 3 Otocinclus catfish, 3 Amano Shrimp, 1 Zebra Nerite Snail
Fluval Chi 5 Gallon:  1 Female Betta (Rosy), 3 African Dwarf Frogs

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

Thanks, think I am getting Kuhli's and I will look into them leaves.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:16 PM

Plants look like anubias :)

My sparklers passed on eventually...had them for several years.... the fry started getting munched so transferred them to a small tank, but they were so tiny i wasn't geared up for raising them... my bad!!

I'm very tempted to get some more.... i feel a visit might happen to MA soon lol!!
410 litre tank - Harlequins,Cardinal tetras,lemon tetras,Cories = black schultzi,gold lasers,pygmys,skunks,pandas,trilineatus,metaes,adolfi's,albinos,bronze., melanistius. 55 gals divided - Bronze hi-fin, ember tetras,otos, peppered cories,Albino peppered,Agassasiz  & green lasers.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

My local MA has ordered some in for me so yours should be able to get them! :D

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

Got two apisto agassizis for the tank so rethinking stock

10X sparkling gourami's
2X apisto's
8X Kuhli loaches
amano shrimp

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

here pics of sparkling gourami's and my apisto's
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:11 PM

Lovely fish :)

I'm gutted, my local MA said they havent had sparklers in for a long while and unsure whether they will get anymore .... o well ended up with 3 new cories!! lol!!
410 litre tank - Harlequins,Cardinal tetras,lemon tetras,Cories = black schultzi,gold lasers,pygmys,skunks,pandas,trilineatus,metaes,adolfi's,albinos,bronze., melanistius. 55 gals divided - Bronze hi-fin, ember tetras,otos, peppered cories,Albino peppered,Agassasiz  & green lasers.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:33 PM

I think every MA gets pretty much the same stuff in and mine ordered just six in for me. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

Love my sparkling gourami's though, they even come and see me when I go near the tank! :turned:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

Okay I am definitely getting some sparkling gouramis!  Thanks for sharing pics!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

No cherry shrimp could live in that tank now, I'm afraid
The apistos will gobble them up in a heartbeat
See the new 20 Gallon Rescape!
20 Gallon: 3 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Pink Jewel Tetras, 7 Cardinal Tetras, 7 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Sparkling Gourami, 1 Peacock Goby, 3 Otocinclus catfish, 3 Amano Shrimp, 1 Zebra Nerite Snail
Fluval Chi 5 Gallon:  1 Female Betta (Rosy), 3 African Dwarf Frogs

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

I know, the apisto's are being moved on.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

Apisto's gone in exchange for:
4 Platies (1 male, 3 female)
5 Kuhli loaches :D
And I got a new coconut.
Getting more Kuhli loaches next week
Also need:
More Gourami's
Cherry shrimp
And snails (which I cant remember the name of)
Here is some pics anyway:
Gourami's enjoying the new coconut.
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Female Platies
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Kuhli loaches
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Platies male on the right
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Kuhli loaches
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