Matt's 40 Gallon CA Tank

Matt724

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Hey, MFK! I'm back, stripped down my 40 gallon planted tank and am ready to set up a Central American tank. I already got the stock: 7 Herotilapia Multispinosa and 1 EBJD, all juvies so definitely not overstocked yet. My basic plan for the tank layout is in the first attachment. The rest of the pictures are of the stock. The last three smaller herotilapia seem to have swim bladder problems as they can't seem to get off their bellies and some of their rear fins look chewed off or something. Is there anyway I can help them, right now, they are quarantined in my quarantine tank, so no other fish can bother them as they lay helpless on their bellies.

Tell me what you think :popcorn:

BTW, this is a journal, so I will be periodically updating as my tank moves along so expect updates on the tank about every week or so.

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Eoibio

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what size do the Herotilapia Multispinosa get to? they are pretty amazin looking :D
 

Jakob

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Eoibio. Heterotilapia Multispinosa get 4-5".


Nice EBJD.
 

russll_13

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Cool EBJD, He is gonna look good as he matures
 

Matt724

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russll_13;3564453; said:
Cool EBJD, He is gonna look good as he matures
Yeah I hope so, but I heard it's really hard to get them past 3.5" due to their especially sensitive susceptibility to disease. But yeah, I really like the way they color up. Mine seem a bit on the bright side, so hopefully he or she gets some nice dark blue scales.

And thanks for everyone who commented so far! There's been a delay in my attaining of the sand, but I'm scheduled to go get it today and hopefully I will have some more pics to share.
 

iloveoscars702

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that EBJD is going to be a stunner once he grows up!! very nice
 
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