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Destany
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Joined: 24 Aug 2004
Location: Missouri

PostPosted: 2005.03.17(Thu)22:13    Post subject: My 55 gallon Reply with quote

I've been wanting to do this for forever, earlier I rearranged my big tank, adding sand in the foreground for my ropefish and adding a few plants. I'll be getting more plants and these are new so in a few months I should have something a little less stark.



My ropefish really seems to like his new place


I fed them some bits of cooked chicken to get them to hold still. They go nuts for it!




This guy is cool!
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marto
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Joined: 12 Oct 2004
Location: sydney, NSw, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.03.18(Fri)4:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have a great aquarium. but there is just one thing thats bad.

You should only have either one RT black shark or one albino white shark.

the RTBS, RBS, ABS do not like other members in the tank and if there other sharks they will fight to death.

I hope you have not had any problems with it
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Destany
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PostPosted: 2005.03.18(Fri)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up, I know that it's best to raise them seperately or they will fight, I didn't know that until after I bought the albino. But actually, I've not had any problems at all. The redfin shark does chase the little guy, but he's very good at outrunning the redfin shark. And as long as the albino stays out of the redfin shark's territory, he's left alone. I've read the albino's like to hide a lot, but actually, he likes to be out in the open and munch on algae even though there are plenty of places for him to hide. The redfin shark however, spends his day under the driftwood waiting to chase away anyone who gets too close. I actually have far more trouble with him bullying the gourami's than I do the albino shark. But if I do have any trouble, I know I can take the albino back to the store for credit Smile
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Master_Yoda
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Joined: 04 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)4:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got two RTBS in my 77gallon and they fought lots in the beginning maybe 3 months with minor torn dorsal fins than they just stopped and now they both look top notch =)
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Craig
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Joined: 01 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)11:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like you're off to a good start!
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brennus
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Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: 2005.03.20(Sun)15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the gouramis! Smile Very good job. Keep up the good work.
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Huntress
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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Houston TX

PostPosted: 2005.03.20(Sun)16:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually in a 55g you probably have enough room for them to establish their own territories. If it were a 30g tank aI'd say you were in for some issues.

It's a gorgeous set up so far. Smile
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Destany
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Location: Missouri

PostPosted: 2005.03.20(Sun)18:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments:D
I've read that with redtail or redfin sharks, it's best to raise them seperately, but once they're adults, introduce them (if the tank is big enough, and only a couple)... I had the albino in a 10g hospital tank when I first got him, he was only 1/2" long. But I had to take him out of there when the ropefish got a fungus (took a trip into the kitchen sink and needed to be quaranteened!). He's about 2" long now and never really had any trouble in the big tank, he stays to the far right of the tank, the redfin black shark is about 5" now, he stays in the middle under the driftwood.
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Fishkeeper55
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Joined: 03 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: 2005.03.26(Sat)16:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

what kind of crab is that you have, and is it ever aggressive?
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