Fish Folk Posted January 9 Share Posted January 9 (edited) Got some new fish in my little fishroom. First are those most recently born here: Mountain Redbelly Dace. Adults look like this… Today the 3rd batch all “arose” from the bottom… The dace fry will do no more than 1-month in this tiny tank, then move to larger digs. Now, I also recently reorganized a few things in my Discus tank. I sold the last pair of Rams I’ve bred, and two beautiful but unpairable discus at fish club this weekend... The volume of Discus is much more balanced now, and I think that I have three pairs. But my LFS store asked if I wanted some Apistogramma Agassizii. I got about 8x juveniles, and set up little coconut huts… I’m just going to play a long game. I may eventually sell off the SAEs and BNPs as they mature. Wouldn’t it be crazy to get a colony of Apistos going in this tank?? Now, at fish club Saturday, I didn’t intend to buy anything. But when a bag if Microctenopoma ansorgii went up for auction and no one was bidding, I suddenly realized that this might be a way to break my Anabantid breeding strike-out record. They’re so stunning when adults are in full breeding dress… But size wise, they’re no more than 1.5 inches. If you took a Paradise fish, shrunk it, and added the temperament of a sparkling gourami, with a more Apistogramma-like benthic / cave preferece, you’d have these pegged. They do breed in bubblenests when mature. I had to set this tank up in a hurry, but I think it will be a fun project… Winter is really when I tend to start new projects. Now… I have two 29 gal. cold-water tanks currently unstocked. One I hope to leave grungy, and turn into a Elassoma gilberti breeding paradise… The other… probably _ought_ to stay empty for grow-out… 🙄 But I could easily cave in to the right cold water NANF suggestions! Edited January 9 by Fish Folk 2 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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