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dr exum

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And then there were 11 - I liked 8 in there …

Tried adding Mono to Lei tank… that things a ?…. back to the Cichla Mix

Removed a cat to decrease crowding - Nitrates stay 5ppm with auto w/c running

got the 5 lil guys in a 280g - 5”- 9”

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dr exum

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The Group is finalizing-

2 - Fogo
2 - Broko
2 - Kel
2 - Azul
2 - Xingu
2 - Tems

1 - Intermedia - in 75g QT has severe HITH vs
if i can fix him he’ll stay in another tank vs donate

The biggest Fogo is 17” or so - Littlest Xingu 10” or so -

Thinned out the others due to tank space - not getting another big tank at this time…. local builder is….

going to a every other day feeding schedule, eating mainly pellets and fresh fish 1x per week

Cheers All!

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dr exum

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Group still growing -

Xingu - 10” - ish
Fogo - 17” - ish

Most of the others 13”-15”

breeding behavior has stopped mostly after the mono was rehomed -

there is not a clear alpha - i believe the big fogo to be a lady - the tems are both boys i believe and younger than the rest -

longer term - need to get my Black Arow outra there - he gets pretty roughed up even at 2’ - bass just too rowdy ?

they are interactive and fun though, always following me around room and watching me ?

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dr exum

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Pic of the group - getting 1 - 2 large branches vs 15 pieces of small wood - so much detritus-

bare bottoms vs. tile or deco mold thing

added a MP 60 - got big flow -

have little issues with temp - the pumps and UV create heat -

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getting stuff dialed in, been adding 360g’s of water per day it seems…. going to dial this back a bit as water bill is costly ??
Tem / Fogo are in the 18”-20”

Group is way over fed - going to every other day feeding…. i’m a sucker for a begging bass ? -

Cheers All!

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getting stuff dialed in, been adding 360g’s of water per day it seems…. going to dial this back a bit as water bill is costly ??
Tem / Fogo are in the 18”-20”

Group is way over fed - going to every other day feeding…. i’m a sucker for a begging bass ? -

Cheers All!

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Crikey - those bass got big
 
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dr exum

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Crikey - those bass got big
tell me about it ?

lots of water changes , shrimp, and pellets ?? -

i love the monster fish, the two tems and the black arow going over 24” is enough though for sure!

these guys need big tanks!
 
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