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Try for the "blackwater" look

Discussion in 'Freshwater Journals' started by Demeter32, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. NickAu

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    Plakats seem to get stress stripes at the drop of a hat, mine is the same.

     
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    Grey's tank looks extremely dark for no apparent reason. Maybe it's time to skim off a good portion of the duckweed. His tank looks so ugly to me, I think it's about time to remove that pie pan and add something else. IMG_1490.JPG


    Vitya is doing much better. Her aim is improving slowly and she's taken to pellet food again, but still gets her brine shrimp more often than the others. I don't know if it's just me thinking into things, but her fins are very long. The tail alone is much larger than that of the other females, her dorsal has begun to overlap with the tail, as has the anal fin. The pelvic fins are now longer than any of the other females and seem thicker too. I've yet to see a prominent egg spot, but I can't really see much of a beard nor male behavior. Either she's a late bloomer male or an extremely developed female.

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    Her aim is a bit off but otherwise she seems fine
     
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    Update photos
    29gal with the breeder basket as an eyesore
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    Grey's tank after scimming off the duckweed, much lighter in person
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    Vitya and her loooong fins. I'm starting ro see more red in her fins. I smell a color change coming
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    Grey's tank looks great, Don't worry about the breeder box as fish keepers we know this is sometimes necessary. The 29 looks stunning.

    Quick turn around theres a spider on your wall, ( While Demeter is not looking NickAu sneaks up and steals Vitya )
     
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    I was observing the sorority, the plakat is still being a butt and Vitya was making a bubble nest. I had a feeling that there were more bubbles than usual but they were scattered all over, then I see Vitya spitting out bubbles repeatedly under the little water sprite leaf. It's looking more and more like Vitya is a male. I'll see about tanking pictures or the nest or maybe a video of the process.
     
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    So not a picture nor a video of Vitya as I was distracted by the bottom feeders.

     
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    Nice long fin plec.
     
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