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Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:06 pm
smokeygrey Level 2 Member
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Yeah, I love a fish tank full of fish and just wanted to know who else on here is also a Nano Fish guy/gal. 8)

What I have right now: Asian Rummynose - Young and still dull colors
CPD's , Emerald Dwarf Rasbora's, Chili Rasbora's, Phoenix Rasbora's
Pork Chops rasboras (espei-I think), Neons, Dario Dario and more
Yellow Shrimps - Rilli shimps - low grade Cherry shrimps - Thai-Microcrabs

Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:18 pm
alcimedes Level 5 Member
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How have the micro crabs done? They look fascinating and I'm tempted to get some, but didn't know anyone who actually had any.

Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:28 pm
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I'm a big fan of the tiny fish too. I've got endlers, H. formosa, neon, cardinal and glowlight tetras, 4 kinds of shrimp and some little shellies.
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Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:57 pm
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I've just got the micro crab for 3 days, They are cute, but are only
Real active when the tank is dark. If you have a Nano tank they
Would be a nice edition for sure. Nice to know there are a few of
Us nano in here.

Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 pm
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Vashjir, have you gotten any of your neons to breed and
Raise fry?

Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:55 pm
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smokeygrey wrote:
Vashjir, have you gotten any of your neons to breed and
Raise fry?

Lol, not a chance. Randy Carey is the only person in mn who has managed that to my knowledge. Neons are notoriously hard to breed.
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Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:08 pm
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Axelrodia riesei - Ruby Tetra

Boraras brigittae - chili rasbora - raised a few one time

Corydoras pygmaeus - pygmy cat - every now and then a few more appear in the tank

Danio margaretatus - celestial pearl danio - spawn and raise

Danio tinwini - gold ring danio

Dario dario - scarlet badis

Hyphessobrycon amandae - Ember Tetra

Paracheirodon simulans - green neon tetra

Pseudoepiplatys annulatus - rocket killie - spawn and raise. Some will survive w parents
Last edited by born ready on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Andy

Your tanks aren't too small. Your fish are too big.
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Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:02 am
smokeygrey Level 2 Member
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I like your list Bornready - I only have 2 ruby tetras, do yours school?

As to breeding Neons mine will breed in my main tank. But not after
I move them. Eggs never hatched. But I do notice they
Start mating right after I do my water change. One of these days.

If anyone is looking into getting Dwarf Emerald Rasbora they have them
At Aqualand a bit pricing 3 for 18. These will cross with cpd's but the
Outcome is really nice :)

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:46 pm
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I have only 2 rubys. Got 6 recently and only 2 survived. They do not seem to hang together or with any of the other fish in their tank.

Remind me, where is Aqualand ? Must be on the West side since I know I've never been there.

My P. simulans are new too. I may try spawning them if I want a challenge at some point, but not counting on anything.

Guess I should move my Dario to their own tank and raise some of those first though :) Embers are on my to-do list too.

I added breeding experience to my original post for those species which have some.

I like your list too and your idea for nano lists.
Andy

Your tanks aren't too small. Your fish are too big.
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Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:51 pm
smokeygrey Level 2 Member
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Aqualandmn.com it's in south Minneapolis Richfield area. I think most nanos are
Easy to breed just keeping the eggs from being food is the hard part.

Post Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:40 am
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Vashjir wrote:
smokeygrey wrote:
Vashjir, have you gotten any of your neons to breed and
Raise fry?

Lol, not a chance. Randy Carey is the only person in mn who has managed that to my knowledge. Neons are notoriously hard to breed.

This guy has bred Neons thank you very much. Marbles over a barebottom tank - easy as that. Ok, so I only got 1 fry but HEY, I spawned the hell out of that 1 fry! And actually my Neons were my dither fish in that tank and not the intended breeders. I think I had some sort of cichlid in there, can't remember. But now I am thinking that it is something I must do. A quick look at the BAP records would confirm who has done them. One of the coolest things I have ever seen was a new clean barebottom 29gal with about 50 cardinal tetras in it and nothing else. It was like a work of art.

I have kept Badis in the past but unfortunately the male killed the female and the females are the hard ones to find so the male left my fishroom at the time. I have also done CPDs and white cloud mtn minnows. I like nice looking dither fish I guess ey.

Also check out this guy - He is local but does not post much. He has kept and bred a lot of strange small fish and is a whiz at photography to boot. Just scroll down to the photography section and enjoy.

http://www.thedigitalfishroom.com/
If you don't put a location in your for sale ad that must mean you're willing to deliver.

Post Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:21 am
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Thanks for the link, he does have some nice looking Odd balls in there.

If Neons weren't put on sale for a dollar once in a while at Petsmart, I would try really hard to breed them. It's nice to know people have breed them and it's not a lost cause.

Post Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:43 am
alcimedes Level 5 Member
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Has anyone ever done a huge nano tank?

I'm thinking of converting my 150g to all tiny fish. Something about a huge tank with tons of tiny fish in it sounds appealing, and these guys normally get stuck in small tanks, so wondering if they'd look/behave and differently if they were in something massive instead.

Post Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:35 pm
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You should go for it, get like a school of 40 Rummynose or Pork Chop Rasboras and watch them school.

I'm a Nano Fish guy, but I'm not into the Nano Fish Tank thing I have a two 33long for my fishes.

Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:43 pm
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I was going to add that I have always wanted a nicely planted tank with a billion cardinal tetras. I think it would look just awesome. Well I went to the SHEDD aquarium last summer and finally saw it. Turns out that the Tetras don't school all that tight and it just sort of looks scattered. Teresa from TerreQuatics suggested that Rummynose Tetras would look more impressive because they tend to school tighter.
If you don't put a location in your for sale ad that must mean you're willing to deliver.

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