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King Neptune
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)2:35    Post subject: pics of my fav. fishies Reply with quote

Here are a few [some what decent quality] pics of some of my fav. fishies



Mono


Figure 8 Puffer


A semi-decent pic of my ctenopoma


My betta
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1 mono
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brennus
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Location: Arizona

PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you've got some interesting fish! <3 the puffer.
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SLACkra
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)0:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

awsome betta! great finage and colouration. could we get some full tank shots of the bettas bowl/tank and the other tank w/ the puffer.

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King Neptune
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PostPosted: 2005.05.11(Wed)2:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is generally recommened that the pH for the figure 8 puffer should be between 7.0 and 8.0. personally my puffer is comfortable at the higher end from 7.5 -7.6.
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Master_Yoda
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PostPosted: 2005.05.11(Wed)13:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darnit, my tank pH is at 6.8-7.0 =( I have one mono that's doing pretty good in my tank but I add a bit of salt.
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King Neptune
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)2:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

just in case you don't know, of what I researched and heard, Its generally excepted that monos when young are fine with freshwater but with maturity they need to be almost pure saltwater. I have heard many different opinions but I believe this one is the most widely accepted. I just want to make sure you knew that. I wouldnt want you to make an accidental mistake because no one told you. Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)13:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

How will I know when he is mature? Will he just die suddenly then when he finds out that he needs more salt?
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King Neptune
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same question also. I don't belive there is an exact time when they become mature and need a lot of saltwater. also just to let you know, some, actually quite a few people say they can survive in freshwater their whole life its just they won't be as "happy". How you determine how happy your fish is basically your own personal guess. so if your mono is swimming about regularly and eating normally and disease free, I would think your fish is plenty happy. My mono is quite shy I have had him for about 2 months so I am still debating whether or not I should increase the salt content for him. so basically its a pretty safe bet that while there young say under 5 or so inches they should be OK in fresh but any bigger than that you might want to think about putting it in a brackish tank and/or quite possibly a saltwater tank.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)20:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got mine at approx 1 teaspoon salt per 2 gallons any lower than that and he would just refuse to eat.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.13(Fri)16:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm doing about a tablespoon of salt per 6 gallons - adding new salt every other water change. He seems to be doing very well with that.
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