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Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:14 pm
Hello All
This is a good hobby when you want to take your mind off of things that may bother you. Angel fish are some of the most
colorful fish to raise. I had four that I bought last year which were no bigger than one inch. Two of them are male and female.
I found you can't have other fish with them when they have a nest they will kill other fish. They are now over five inches tall and made a nest last month with over one hundred babies. Here is a photo of one .
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Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:02 pm
He, or she, is a beauty @AVG : but It seems they aren't as angelic as all that!
I find the same with my plants. I can lose myself for hours at a time in th greenhouse.

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Thu Feb 15, 2024 5:13 pm
I find watching fish tanks is very relaxing.  You can just zone out.  I also like watching test cricket for the same reason.
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:35 am
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This is ours called "evil" he did have a friend but he attacked him bad when we were away. He is a total bully. Excuse the tank just about to have a good clean my parrots are easier

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:18 pm
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My pair are trying to kill the two small cat fish in this tank now that they have a nest on the tank wall.
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:22 pm
For such a pretty fish, they are totally evil. Mine now live with tiger barbs, big clown loaches and two platies which are very fast to get away from him
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:02 pm
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I was unable to save the babies the last time they had them. I am going to see this time I have a small plastic tank with
an air filter and also a heater. I will see I can catch them. I have a twenty gallon tank with Betta's so i can't put them in that tank.

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:17 pm
Yes my barbs eat everything they are 4 old so they are getting elderly now
When I was a kid I had a small tank I threw everything in together and I had sail fin mollies that started to breed so I needed a new tank just for them in. so I bought one for £10. Only problem was that it had a one eye piranha in it so I took it home the seller forgot to tell me that The thermostat wasn't very good so I cooked him that night poor little bugger and the mollies ate its babies

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:21 pm
Fish can be SOO Dang expensive.

I know my friend has at least 15 tropical tanks. And they are not small... his workshop if full from top to bottom.

Heating and non stop lights..

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:24 pm
Here is the only shot I could get of them together after taking twenty photo's Smile .Tropical Fish Hobby P1020220

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:48 pm
They are pretty Assassin's. I really like shark's we brought 3 red tails and lost them in a week. Our water quality had a problem. It took along time to sort it, had it perfect then put in a new rock display and it went down hill again. New plant went in today and test shows it's getting better so fingers crossed

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:00 pm
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You can keep the water right by using this "Stability" I add this every month to both tanks. Keeps the water balance right.
It is a job to keep up with the hobby.

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Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:00 am
Yes it's a full time job luckily it's more my husbands pets I just choose the fish. They seem to be a lot of time needed for them. When I had tanks underground filters were the thing when he put this together four years ago I asked were it was and was shown a external huge filter. He wasn't impressed and I said what the earth is that thing?
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Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:34 pm
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I built Plastic tanks with under gravel filters up to 55 gallons back in 1980 for salt water fish. The filter I made from flu. light grid
and window screening and drilled a hole in the bottom of the tank and the filter was a canister type which was placed under the tank.
Fish were cheap back then and I was a young 50 years old Smile .
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Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:51 pm
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They are out it's food time

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Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:15 pm
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They look great.
Here is a photo of the filter system I made for the 20 gal. tank and the stand I built for the tank. The tank has three sections
to keep the Betta's apart so they don't kill each other Smile .
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Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:52 pm
It looks great are your betta's male They have some wonderful colours and variations with them. My husband would be happy with a tank full of guppies but the angel and Tiger barbs nip nonstop

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Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:00 pm
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I had around ten in the last two years all males. I have three in the 20 gallon tank right now. They only last around two years if you keep them in a large tank may be longer. Here are some photo's.
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Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:01 pm
They are very pretty, amazing colours. My local shop keep them in the smallest tanks and they have got very pricey. When you put the females beside them they look like a different breed

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