'Freshwater' Moray

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  1. SalmonAfrica

    SalmonAfrica Batfish

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    Hey guys

    I like posting my fish pics here, so I thought I'd share one of my favourites - Gymnothorax tile. He's really a brackish fish, and I really recommend them to anyone who can get their hands one them!

    BTW: Thank you to Shivean for this guy, if you're reading this. :cool: He's a great specimen

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    i like his snifflers:D
    :snuffel snuffel snuffel:
     
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    how long have you had him for?

    perhaps tell us more about the tank setup, feeding, etc etc
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    I'm actually not too sure, haven't kept a record, but a few months at least, lets says somewhere over 4 months...

    Alright, tank details:
    4 ft tank, water level slightly reduced
    Filtered by 2 Resun internal filters (2800 model)
    Lots of rocks and pipes for hiding

    I feed him either once or twice a week, depending on how much he eats on the first night of feeding. He will only eat bait squid (the previous owner said he ate live fish as well, as you'll see in a moment).

    At the moment, he's with a lone longspine glassfish. There used to be a school, but only the one survived. I added more to make the school again, and again only the one survived. One headless body was found...
     
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    lol, so he likes his bachelor pad all to himself mostly:)
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    Quite sadly... I wanted to get some tankmates so I have something to look at while he's hiding, but he's sooo cool I'm almost alright with him hogging the tank to himself. :bigsmile:
     
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    Now that is an interesting fish !!!!! I may just want one or two or three or four......
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    Thanks Zaf :)

    And here's the little survivor:

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    Ambassis productus
     
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    Bufamotis

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    Sheeze, how do you people get such good pics? (granted all i got is a cellphone and an HP photosmart-every now and then)
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    Thanks so much Ferryman :bigsmile: All you really got to do is invest in a good camera, and then spend some time fiddling with it, and learning as you go along. I've also learnt a lot from several photography forums - it helps looking at others' methods and attempting to apply it.
     
  12. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    wow that is something you dont see everyday
     
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    Very cool looking fish!
     
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    Do you currently have him in a freshwater or brackish setup?
    What are the size specs?
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    Thanks all :)

    He's currently in a brackish setup, at an SG of 1.010, although this can be slightly higher or lower after water changes.
    I mentioned the tank specs on the previous page, if you want more info. If you're asking about the fish size, he's around 2 feet now (60cm).
     
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    WOW! Now that is a cool fish...
     
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    Cool fish :)
    Wasn't there a pet shop in Plumstead that had a monster like this ?
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    I recently got another one, about half the size but they get along fantastically. :D
     
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    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    hi guys, im back.....almost. still busy with exams so have been neglecting internet just until next week.

    Salmon how big do these guys get, how about some pics of the new kid on the block
     
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    nice fish to have. Must be cool to show your visitors
     
  21. Rory

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    Technique helps, but a dSLR and a nice macro lens helps a LOT...

    Very cool fish btw, I'm not allowed one though :p
     
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