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I've heard most of the plants everyone keeps, but it would be interesting to hear what kind of fish you have in your tanks. :)

I keep the following in my 11 tanks:
Bettas, Apisto Hongsloi's, Apisto Agazi's, Yellow Labs, Syno Eupterous (Feather Fins), Rudiger the nasty Angel, 8 Bristlenoses, 1 Peckoltia Pleco, 2 African Butterfly fish, SAE’s, False SAE’s, Cory’s, a striped and a spotted Raphael, Upside down cats, Kuhli Loaches, Bala’s, Silver Dollars, 20 some Rummy nose Tetra’s, Glowlight Tetra’s, Cardinal Tetras, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Barbs, Crystal red shrimp and Kribs.

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Cardinal tetras (P. axelrodi), Red phantom tetras (M. sweglesi), otos, Corydoras panda, pearl gouramis, a group of peruvian altum angelfish, german blue rams.

Nothing too special or rare, but I really like them all nonetheless.

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fish...hmm...lets see if i can even remember them all!
discus, rams, mbunas, synodontis, dicrossus filamentosus, purple neons?, ottos, farlowellas, amano shrimp, corys, rummynose, yoyo loaches, columbian tetras, endlers livebearers, SAE....bettas....hmm...i think thats it.
 

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JanS said:
I've heard most of the plants everyone keeps, but it would be interesting to hear what kind of fish you have in your tanks.
"Fish"? How much light do they need? How often do they require prunning? :lol:

Seriously, I love love love nondescript small fish (Boraras brigittae & maculata, Rasbora dorsiocellata, Sundadanio axelrodi 'Red' & 'Blue'), elegant larger fish (Apistogramma cacatuoides 'Quadruple Red', Hemigrammus bleheri & rhodostomus, Pterophyllum altum (juveniles), Sphaerichthys osphromenoides), most invertebrates (Amano shrimp, bumblebee shrimp (my favorite), cherry shrimp, ramshorn snail), and cute little buggers (dwarf puffer, bumblebee goby). :mrgreen:

WISH LIST: Boraras merah & urophthalmoides, crystal red shrimp, Microrasbora spp., Paracheirodon simulans, Sundadanio axelrodi 'Green' & 'Turquoise', and a school of Corydorus sterbai when I upgrade to a larger tank.
 

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Wow Cs I would say you and I have the exact same taste in fish. My 30 gallon houses rasboras and licorice garamias. These small more rare fish are my favorites. I used to keep Apistos but I chose to take a break from them for a while until I can get a bigger tank.

I have:

10 Danio erythromicron
4 Boraras maculata
6 Boraras urophthalmoides
3 licorice gouramis
and a bunch of cherry red shrimp and amanos + Amanos crossbreed with cherry reds.


Sundadanio axelrodi ”Blue Neon” and "Blue" Are the highest on my list of dream fish. I would love to have a big school of these. :p
 

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Hey Robert

Your shrimps crossbreed? Wow, that is news to me. Any pics to show these hybrids then?

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I don't have any pics but I will try to get some pics for you.

It is really weird, I guess when they crossbreed then the offspring don't need the brackish water like Amano offspring do. I don't do anything special either. Just feed flakes that is all. Some of the crossbreeds look pretty mean (Tan, black, and white colors) but they aren't. I will try to get pics.

Robert. (bobo31)
 

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It all sounds great, can't wait for the pictures.

My apologies, didn't mean to go off track on this thread.

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Fish I have are... Endlers, Golden Ram, Albino Corys, Licorice Gourami, Golden Angel, Black Lyretail Molly, Rummynose tetras, Von rio Tetras, Dwarf Gourami (powder blue), Rainbows, Zebra Danio, Common Pleco, Otto's, SAE's.

Non fish... Amanos, Tiger, Red spotted shrimps and snails.
 

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I tried to take some pics but my camera sucks really bad.

I wasn't able to get a good pic but here is the best one I have.
Sorry it is so crappy but it gives you an idea of what they look like.
Most of them are more clear and some are totally clear.
 

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I doubt the shrimps crossbreed-you sure you arent seeing the "bumblebee" trait popping back in perhaps? Maybe some taxonomist would be interested in them if they truly are hybrids.

My list is pretty short, but i love em all. :)

Heterandria formosa(pygmy livebearer)

Enneacanthus gloriosus(bluespotted sunfish)

Noturus gyrinus(tadpole madtom)

Xiphophorus montezumae"Ivory Mottled"

Ancistrus sp.
 

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What do you mean by the "bumblebee" trait popping back in?

I am not 100% sure they crossbred but that is the only explanation I have for where they came from. I started out with about 6 cherry reds and 6 Amanos and now I have dozens of these "different" shrimp in my tank. :?


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In 3 tanks - Guppies, endler's (kept separate from guppies), Cardinal tetras, Harlequin rasboras, SAE's, Ottos, H. formosa (locally collected), amanos, cherry reds.
 

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Well.....

In 180l:
10 Otocinclus
26 Paracheirodon axelrodi
3 Botia sidthimunki
3 SAE
2 Black molly
20 amano shrimp
2 "rocket" shrimp
2 "rainbow" shrimp

25l:
16 "tiger" shrimp
3 "green" shrimp
I'm looking for RedCrystal but they are wery expensive :(

40l:
2 ONE...my pigs :D
 

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I keep Dwarf Loaches (Botia Sidthimunki) - 9 of them; Clown loaches - 5 of them; cories (aeneus) - 3 of them; Ottos - 5 of them; and a 29 gallon tank full of Cherry and Crystal Red shrimp.
 

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Robert B said:
What do you mean by the "bumblebee" trait popping back in?

I am not 100% sure they crossbred but that is the only explanation I have for where they came from. I started out with about 6 cherry reds and 6 Amanos and now I have dozens of these "different" shrimp in my tank. :?

Robert. (bobo31)
Whatever they are, you sure have nice looking shrimp (despite the fuzzy photo)
 

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I have

108 gal
14 Nematobrycon palmeri
10 Hemigrammus bleheri
8 Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
10 Paracheirodon axelrodi
13 Paracheirodon innesi
7 Thayeria obliqua
3 Otocinclus affinis

20 gal
2 Xiphophorus Maculatus
1 Beaufortia kweichowensis
9 Pristella maxillaris
1 Atyopsis moluccensis

33 gal
2 Otocinclus affinis
3 Botia histrionica
3 Melanotaenia praecox
5 Kryptopterus bicirrhis
1 Beaufortia kweichowensis

10 gal
10 Caridina japonica
2 Atyopsis gabonensis
15 Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (red) (juvenille)
2 Macrobrachium banjare

10 gal
2 Tetraodon travancoricus
2 Otocinclus affinis
6 Inpaichthys kerri
2 Paleomonotes sp.
 

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amber2461 said:
2 Tetraodon travancoricus [...] 2 Paleomonotes sp.
Amber, your dwarf puffers don't bother the shrimps? :shock: Mine has absolutely NO tolerance for any invertebrates.

Robert B said:
Wow Cs I would say you and I have the exact same taste in fish. My 30 gallon houses rasboras and licorice garamias. These small more rare fish are my favorites.
Aren't small fish the shiznitz, as the kids would say? Hehehe. :mrgreen:

I wish these fish aren't so rare. ](*,) I guess most folks prefer something larger so vendors can't find a sizable market. I mean, the planted tank hobby is small enough; and small fish enthusiasts occupy an even smaller niche within this already small sector. Speaking of which, the fellow whom I bug to no end to import small fish, is getting the Microrasbora gatesi. >_< AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! >_< ::drools::

...I mean: "Splendid governa!"
 
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