New fish we just picked up

Fishman Dave

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So, you may ask, "What's in the box Dave?"
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Well, today I took a trip to Pier Aquatics in Wigan here in the Uk as I knew they had some special fish in.

I Joined Josh (Rpul) in picking up a tiny Jau.
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And I picked up a B. Jeurense
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A Bagarius Bagarius
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And a B. Capapratum
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Hopefully a thread on each will follow.
But in the mean time, what have you picked up recently?
 

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I would say this was a great score. Looking forward to future updates on these and what you will be keeping them in.
Congrats
NCH
 

Fishman Dave

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Well yesterday was a long day. As I mentioned, the cap was an impulse buy so whilst I had tanks ready for the others I wanted to put the cap(/piraiba) in with the similar sized Tigrinum in a 6 x2x2. Dripped him to stabilize for 30 min and doubled his water volume. Took him out and put him in the tank. 40 yrs in and still making stupid errors.
He started death spirals straight away! Took him straight back out and he recovered a bit. Checked the ph and found that the tig tank with sand and fast growing koi as clean up crew was ph 5.5, not what I expected. There is crushed coral in there but obviously nothing like a enough to stabilize the ph at 7 in that volume of water obviously. So cap had to go in bolt tank, nope!!!!! He didn't like that- too many rocks and wood spooking his whiskers, and he was flying round the tank smashing into the glass. He spent the next hour in an 18x12x12 just to keep him alive whilst I converted a huge pond filter box into a floating tank in the main pond with its own cycled filtration, airation and of course crushed coral. Now he's in there, plenty of space for those whiskers whilst I sort his mid term grow on accommodation.
That was a long stressful day, and of course a sleepless night with hourly visits to him
let's see how it goes!
But if anyone ever needs a reminder, we don't keep fish - we keep water! Ok, more of it than most fish keepers, but nothing changes with the size of the fish, keeping good water and knowing your numbers is still #1.
 

Rpul

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Sounds like you had quite the shock dave, those bratchy sure are sensitive at times. I’ve found the piriba to be the hardest out of them all. Mine suffered a ph crash and pulled through, I covered it on my thread. I’m sure he’ll be fine.

Great pick ups!
 
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