Keeping track of Hendre's tanks

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  1. Hendre

    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    @A new day has inspired me to keep track of my tanks a bit, so will use this thread to do so.

    My current tanks:
    The scape - 60l - White cloud minnows, cherry shrimp, some amanos and a nerite snail
    Catfish corner - 60l - Lolita the female betta, some kuhlis and my Duranoglanis catfish
    The big tank - 250l- Muppet the bichir, an ellioti cichlid and 5 electric blue acara
     
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    Oh yes looking forward! Loved seeing your tanks in person and those catfish stole my heart big time!
    Pics please :thumbup:
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Pics will be coming! I am busy cleaning out some algae, preparing the plants you gave me and so on :D
     
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    Hendre

    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Some pics from September03-09-20202.JPG 03-09-20205.JPG 03-09-20208.JPG 03-09-20209.JPG 03-09-202012.JPG 03-09-202015.JPG 03-09-202025.JPG
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    GaryG Fishohollic Comp Coordinator

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    Nice..we love pics:thumbup: Those Duranoglanis catfish are beauties, how big do they get and how long have you had them?
     
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    Hendre

    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    About as big as that, 3-5cm. Mine may be a bit smaller as I don't feed my fish tonnes and tonnes. Had them about 2 years now? I am trying to induce spawning again. They go absolutely HAM for food, gave them some daphnia now and they are cruising like little sharks.
     
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    GaryG Fishohollic Comp Coordinator

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    That is sooo cool, I have never seen them for sale...I tried to google them, not much info on them...what other name are they known by and Where are they from?
     
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    Hendre

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    Formerly Tatia or Centromochlus perugaie, or oil catfish. I got mine through an importer at R120 each...
     
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    The tank loos beautiful and i have to agree, those cats are gorgeous

    @Hendre, title corrected as requested
     
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    I just love your catfish! Wow your planted tank really had lush growth since September. Looking forward to the pics! I guess I will have to share pics of my setup soon as well :lol:
     
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    Hendre

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    Took some quick photos

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    I love the second one. The tangled wood looks so cool.
     
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    Hendre

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    Thanks! I pretty much leave that one alone, did kill all my hornwort by using a strong peroxide bath for some algae it seems. The damn algae is still alive too haha
     
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    I feel your pain. I have just decided to indulge algae in my planning from now on. If you cant beat them, assimilate them. I have found that if you make a monkey wear enough golden rings eventually you can no longer tell it's a monkey. My water is not municipal supply but from a spring so it is a constant battle (war).
     
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    Hoping to see some eggs very soon!IMG_20201125_213004.jpg IMG_20201125_213016.jpg
     
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    I know I said it before but those catfish are REALLY cute, hope you have great success breeding them!

    Roughly the size of a big Cory and there’s something about their wriggliness that reminds me of a Cory. Plus a little je ne sais quoi
     
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    Thank you! If they lay now I will have to find a holiday babysitter, luckily the fry take well to powdered foods and I don't have to struggle with artemia :D
     
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    @Hendre Very cool!

    I do, however, find it a little strange that you are a moderator on MFK and offer such compelling advice on owning monster tanks when you yourself don't own or have really ever owned a monster tank.

    No offense... #justsaying
     
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    Hendre

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    Small tank, big tank, similar deal but with bigger fish and bigger parts. I mostly dish advice for Polypterus, a genus I'm rather intimate with knowledge wise. Even then I'm not afraid to tag in some of the proper experts wherever. 5 years of posting, countless hours of research and absorbing, and some fish mentorship, puts me in a position where I can help with a fair deal of stuff ;)
     
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