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@RedLee these corys like to line up in an orderly fashion as in the pic, but others like the gold lasers bumble around without a care often disrupting the nice orderly Schwartzi then they have to all re sett again :rolleyes:

Male Boesmans Rainbow in new tank is being super aggressive to the poor danio who now has to spend the entire time hiding behind the filter outlet, to be fair he was like this before the move but in the 180 there is lots of other fish and objects I suppose that was helping, will see what happens when I add more fish but if he doesn't cool his jets he will end up back in the small tank at least until all the plants have grown, never goes how you think! But it is nice to see some fish in there :H
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Couldn't watch the poor danio getting harassed any longer so spent some happy time trying to catch fish in the 350 tank to transfer over, intended to move the scissortails but they are like danios to catch so quick, only managed to get 2 but did get most of the rainbows, also moved another sponge over and some bio balls with them will keep an eye on the levels have plenty of time after all, it has worked to a certain extent he can't chase any 1 fish for long but he is still chasing a lot in general, I would prefer a more peaceful tank will watch for a couple of days see if things settle down, the danio has benefited and is now able to come out into open water
The scissortails seem to be loving the change lucky for them Mr bossy leaves them alone, and it's nice to see the blue rainbows able to swim properly :grin:


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Be nice to see the Scissortail Rasboras get to their proper size, magnificent fish they are adults.
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This morning nearly all fish in new tank were clustered at one end leaving Mr Bossy patrolling the other 3/4 of the tank so I fished him out back into the 180 in disgrace, the change in the other fish was immediate, straight away they were exploring all over the tank, the blue rainbows showed some nice colour have attached a very poor pic of the male rainbow displaying, some are showing slight fungus on top lip from all the stress but now main cause is removed hopefully they will be ok, bossy boots has gone back to being no trouble in the other tank perhaps because all the other fish in there are small so of no threat to him, will try to catch the female sometime but not today, my fish always like to give me something to do :grin:



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Please, please, please, can we have a whole tank shot now ...can we, can we, go on, you know you want to! :grin:
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patience @Martinspuddle ! can't take one right now I've put them to bed, but on my next day off will post one :grin:
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Staffylover wrote:
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patience @Martinspuddle ! can't take one right now I've put them to bed, but on my next day off will post one :grin:
... and what story are you going to read to them before bedtime? 😜
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Great pictures @Staffylover ::thumbu::

Glad everything is going quite smoothly so far :)

Fingers crossed your fish are restored to perfect health now Mr Bossy has been suitably named and shamed ROFL
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couple of pics today from the 350,
Whiptail catfish with Cory 'friend'
one of the BN babies, I have 3, current plan is to keep them but rehome the adult male, if I can ever remove him from his favourite log that is
Also the Emperor tetras that came to say hello,
plans to revamp this tank are moving ahead, a holding/quarantine tank is ordered should arrive sometime next week, then I just need some plants and I can get on with it, idea is to get rid of the grass and turn it into a jungle effect with heavy and dark coloured planting, and a black background, will have to keep the gravel too much hassle and too expensive to change it all for sand, plus the plants seem to like it,
will do a better update later this weekend after I've tidied them up a bit, have plenty of time after all..

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Ok I seem to have some time on my hands so have decided to split this thread into two, one for the smaller tank and one for the two larger tanks, think it will be easier for me to keep track of, will copy some of the info and pictures across then turn this thread off if that's a possible thing to do, there are many downsides to the current situation but on the plus side the fish tanks have certainly benefited from the extra time spent at home ;)
180l small fish community
350l Jewel Rio jungle tank
420l 6ft river tank - lake kutubu rainbows, scissortails.

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