Category Archives: 90g ‘Brazilian Love Shack’

New Alita air pump for tank filtration

I bought an Alita AL-6A Linear Air Pump with the 12-gang manifold from Ken’s Fish for $115, along with some airline tubing and three large sponge filters.  I’ve been frustrated with my current filtering options on my 90g Oscar tank … Continue reading

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Current tank contents

After moving fish around today, I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of what I have in each tank: 110g Malawi Peacock and Haplochromine tank: A half dozen mixed sex Protomelas taeniolatus “Super Red Empress” … Continue reading

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Moving plucky

I had twice seen Plucky (our 12″ common pleco) trying to suck on the new Discus we bought this last weekend.  Tonight, right after the lights went out, he tried it again.  So I turned the lights back on, grabbed … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange flash’ fry

I hadn’t seen the female of my pair of Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’ in a while, which appears to mean that she has laid eggs. Yesterday, while doing a water change, I saw her hanging out behind the driftwood in … Continue reading

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Fish spawns while on vacation

The jewel cichlids that spawned in the 65g just before we left for vacation are now protecting about two dozen fry.  They seem to be doing a good job protecting them from all the other cichlids in the tank. The … Continue reading

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February GWAPA meeting

Yet another great GWAPA meeting.  We had quite a few new members, which made the auction more fun than it’s been in a while.  Amy picked up some fissidens fontinalis, riccia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, and some Marchantia ploymorpha that looks kind … Continue reading

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Fish behaviors in the 90g

It looks like the Discus are cleaning off the underside of the largest leaf of the Lagenandra. I’m seeing some interesting aggressive behavior from the Rams… two of the new, younger, fish are getting aggressive and attacking the adult pair. … Continue reading

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90g current fauna (1/16/2010)

Here’s the current contents of the 90g ‘Brazilian Love Shack’: A Discus pair Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’: An adult breeding pair, and at least three 3/4″ fry Microgeophagus Ramirezi (German Blue Ram): An adult breeding pair, and four sub-adult females … Continue reading

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Discus spawn update

When I checked this morning, there were still eggs on the leaf, and now there aren’t.  And we can’t find any hatched fry, either free swimming, or swimming near or attached to the discus.  So someone appears to have had … Continue reading

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Another great CCA meeting

Amy got to attend her first CCA meeting ever, and it was a good one.  Frank Cowherd was the speaker, discussing culturing live foods.  It was an excellent talk, highlighting the techniques Frank has used to successfully raise five different … Continue reading

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Discus spawn again!

The discus have spawned again, this time on the rather narrow leaves of the Echinodorus horemanii ‘Red’. Now that I know you should leave a little light on overnight, so the discus don’t forget they’re laid eggs, perhaps this time … Continue reading

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German Blue Ram spawn update

Well, the eggs all got white fuzz all over them, and none have hatched, so we suspect they have all succumbed to a fungal infection.

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German Blue Ram spawn!

Well, I was doing a little plant maintenance on the 90g (the swords have gotten out of control, as had the Staurogyne sp. ‘Bihar’), and here I am trimming large sword leaves when what do I see, but about 100 … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides injury/disease

I was just feeding the 90g, and noticed that the right eye of the male A. cacatuoides is puffed out and seems to be surrounded by swollen white tissue.  Not sure if he’s suffered an injury from the female cacatuoides … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides fry

Yesterday, I noticed the female A. cacatuoides leading around several tiny fry.  I was able to count about a half dozen, though I suspect there might be more.  She had been very yellow and aggressive for days, and had been … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’ fry update

Last night, I definitely saw at least three cacatuoides fry in the 90g.  They’re almost half an inch long now, and roaming all over the tank, though they seem to prefer hanging out near the substrate (they blend in very … Continue reading

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