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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:12 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

                                                   
trevor  wrote  (View  Post):                
I.D  this  fish  from  Aquatika  2007.
                 

 
 Venkat's  Dry  Pet!   But  someone  dumped  it  in  the  bath  and  its  still  a  mystery  who  made  it  Venkat's  wet  pet.   Another  attraction  was  Venkat's  Mahatma  Fronts  of  over  6-7".   He  has  dumped  a  few   red  eyed  tetras  for  them  to  feed,   but  they  all  were  living  in  the  tank  as  one  happy  family.   Not  to  mention  Venkat's  infamous  planted  tank  that  was  close  to  32C  and  still  in  shape  with  a  lotta  demanding  plants.
 
 And  about  T-Shirts,  yea  most  of  our  renounced  hobbyists  were  pacus  and  carps  rather  than  tetras  n  minnows.   The  only  minnows  were  myself,  Venkat  and  Sid  (Madan's  son).
 Aquatika  day,  as  always  was  awesome.   That  was  the  3rd  Aquatika  I  attended  and  it  just  got  better  every  year.   The  specialty  of  Aquatika  is  irrespective  of  experience  everyone  out  there  breathes  fish  on  that  day.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:32 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

                                                   
cdsravi  wrote  (View  Post):                
A  Shark  toy  using  HAPPYDENT  chicklets   Chuckle                

 
 Yes,   That  was  Venkat's  cuddly  soft  toy  shark  without  which  he  never  went  to  bed.  Shows  that  his  love  for  all  fishes  started  early  in  childhood.
 After  his  marriage  the  poor  long  time  cuddly  pet  was  ignored.  Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:23 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

                                                   
sandeepraghuvanshi  wrote  (View  Post):                
Well,  Well,  Well,
 PYT's  again  in  the  thread,  Rasik  you  truly  justiify  your  name.  
 It  is  too  good  to  end,  you  cannot  jump  from  2006  to  2008,  not  fair.
 It  is  not  just  your  vast  aquatic  skills,  but  your  supreb  writing  skills  which  have  made  this  a  truly  memorable.                

 Thanks,  Sandeep.
 
 
                                                 
mcgokul  wrote  (View  Post):                
Please  continue  Nayak.  Don't  stop.                

 Thanks,  Gokul.  
 
 
                                                 
Preeths  wrote  (View  Post):                
    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom  don't  stop                

 Thanks,  Preetham.
 
 
                                                 
cdsravi  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak  you  are  welcome  every  day  .dont  stop
 ThanksCDS                

 Thanks,Ravi.  By  the  way  I  like  your  picturesque  avatar.
 
 
                                                 
rrsriram  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak...
 I  wanted  a  22  page  on  the  present  and  a  further  22  page  on  the  future  maite...     Don't  break  my  fragile  heart  on  this.                

 Thank  you,Sir.  
 
 
                                                 
diwan  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hi  Nayak  my  broadband  was  disconnected  due  to  change  of  address  and  was  busy  in  the  new  place,  still  yet   get  a  new  connection  tho'.After  a  long  time  I  mustered  enough  courage  to  log  from  a  public  Cyber  Cafe  today.
 
 Well  after  going  thro  the  postings  I  am  shocked   at  finding  that  you  have  abruptly  ended  midway.To  be  honest  there  are  great  many  things  learnt  from  this  thread   and  was  still  hoping  to  add  many  more  to  knowledge  .There  were  so  many  references  to  many  unheard  members  which  cropped  up  here  and  really  enjoyed  going  thro   and  getting  to  know  them.  
 
 There  is  a  wealth  of  info  in  this  thread  which  can  be  a  handyman's  (hobbyist)  Bible.Like  so  many  others  have  already  expressed  that  they  have  run  out  of  expletives  ,  as  a  new  member  I  am  very  much  interested  in  the  detailed  and  vivid  recollections  brought  out  by  you.   
   
 The  pic  Tank  #  4  is  really  fantastic   and  that  is  a  kind  of  set  up  which  I  have  been  dreaming  for  long  time.....I  hope  set  one  similar  to  that  with  lots  of  help  from  you...........will  get  in  touch  once  the  tank  ready.
 
 I  would  be  delighted  if  you  continue  running  this  thread  and  keep  us  in  the   know  and  also  give  us  a  peek  into  the  past.  
 
 Regards,
 Dinesh                

 Dinesh,My  friend.  You  know  that  without  this  thread  I  will  be  glad  to  share  any  information  with  you.  By  the  way,  Thanks  for  the  books.
 
 
                                                 
shishirkamat  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hi  Nayak,
 It  was  too  early  to  end  the  thread  I  think  you  should  restart  the  thred  due  to  such  fantastic  support  from  fellow  Hobbyist.With  such  strong  support  from  guys  like  Trevor  i  think  it  would  not  be  difficult  to  retart  again
 Regards
 Shishir  kamat                

 Thanks,  Shishir.  Always,  Your  friend.
 
 
                                                 
nikhilsood1  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak,
 I  have  read  this  thread  in  amazement  everyday.  You  will  have  a  surprise  gift  from  my  side  when  i  get  home  on  the  17th  of  December.  Get  a  2ft  tank  ready  with  soft  water.  Ph  somewhere  around  5.  A  few  pieces  of  wood  as  well.  See  you  soon.Regards                

 Thanks,  Nikhil.  Have  set  the  tank.  Now  to  stabilize  at  5  pH.
 
 
                                                 
madhu_ulysses  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak,
 You  stop  this  thread  anywhere  soon,  I  would  join  hands  with  Trevor  in  putting  you  on  the  next  Chandrayan.   I  already  know,  there's  lot  more  to  go  on  your  part  and  the  tanks  and  tubs  still  running  in  your  office  and  terrace.   So  0  is  a  false  statement.
 Apart  from  the  amount  of  info  about  fishkeeping,  this  thread  is  unique  in  one  front.   More  than  the  info  on  specifics,  it  pens  down  the  path  of  a  man  who  just  started  aquariums  as  a  decor  to  his  home,  got  into  it  and  made  it  an  integral  part  of  his  self.   I  know  many  of  us  are  in  the  same  lane  but  never  thought  of  recollecting  them  and  obviously  penning  down  so  much  of  info  was  considered  next  to  impossible.   I  know  it  takes  a  long  time  for  you  to  recollect  and  pen  down  so  much  that  too  with  pics,  but  you  do  owe  us  this.
 Stop  this  thread  and  you  are   Banned                

 Madhu,  I  can  only  imagine  when  you  write  your  experience.  That  will  be  fantastic.
 
 
                                                 
mayurdev  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak  GO  ON,  Please  do  not  stop,
 I  know  there  is  a  lot  more  that  you  can  add  to  this  thread.
 Two  years  there  is  lots  thet  you  have  done,  including  an  aquatika,  few  fishing  trips  and  more,  you  can  also  write  about  your  dog  but  go  on  and  complete  the  thread.
 Nayak  you  have  opened  Pandoras  Box,  stopping  this  thread  is  not  an  option,
 All  the  best  for  the  special  surprise  gift  from  nikhil.  Hope  the  tank  and  stand  i  have  offered  you  will  serve  the  purpose.  If  there  is  anything  else  you  need  to  set  up  the  tank  you  know  whom  to  call.
 Trust  me  all  you  need  to  say  you  are  starting  with  your  fish  room,  We  will  make  sure  you  will  get  all  the  help  you  may  need.                

 Thanks,  Mayur.  You  have  helped  me  a  lot.
 
 
                                                 
hayath_dyno  wrote  (View  Post):                
I  am  sure  there  was  a  lot  of  development  from  Dec  2007  too.
 Please  do  not  stop  this,  we  @  IAH  really  enjoy  this,  become  a  must-read  for  me  nowadays.
 The  details  in  which  you  have  described  the  progression  is  quite  outstanding.
 Cheers,                

 Thanks,  Hayath.  The  only  thing  I  rue  is  I  could  not  get  the  benefit  of  your  excellent  Photographic  article  then.
 
 
                                                 
trevor  wrote  (View  Post):                
When  the  fish  go  crazy  and  breeding  activity  goes  in  overdrive  with  such  awesome  colors  it  is  quite  natural  that  the  humble  fish  keepers  also  try  out  the  above  manna  from  Chennai.
 Results  cannot  be  posted  in  a  public  forum.  Smile                
 
   ROFL   ROFL   ROFL   
 
 
                                                 
gopajaya  wrote  (View  Post):                
Extremely  interesting  writing  Nayak!
 
 Had  a  sinking  heart  when  you  stopped.  It's  good  to  see  the  train  start  off  again.
 Regards,
   Jayakumar                

 Thanks,  Mr  jayakumar.
 
 
                                                 
Supra  wrote  (View  Post):                
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rasikanayak  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Healthy  fish
 
 Fish  with  Gill  plate  missing.
 
 My  Mistake.  In  my  enthusiasm  I  had  not  checked  the  fish  properly  and  the  LFS  guy  had  unwittingly  given  me  the  ones  with  the  genetic  defect.  Missing  Gill  Plates.
 
 Nayak.
                 

 
 Nayak  Sir,
 
 The  angel  posted  above(with  the  gill  plates  missing)  I  think  is  another  variant  commonly  called  'blushing  Angel'  or  was  i  fooled  into  it.
 I  had  a  few  of  these.
 
 Anyways  the  thread  is  really  turning  out  nicely.
 
 Rgds,
 Prabhu                

 Prabhu,  These  angels  had  Black/Grey  blotches  over  their  body.  Unfortunately  the  over-exposure  makes  them  look  like  Platinum  angels.  My  poor  photographic  skills.
 
 
                                                 
oscar-lover  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nayak,  would  it  be  possible  to  post  a  long  shot  of  your  fish  room  or  of  all  the  tanks  in  one  frame,  would  be  a  interesting  picture                  

 Thanks,  Ravindran.  I  have  already  posted  that  in  the  earlier  pages.
 
 
                                                 
Preeths  wrote  (View  Post):                
Well  being  on  only  one  fishing  trips  with  the  big  guns,  trust  me  its  fun.  I  have  been  itching  for  more  trips.  GUYS  plan  something!!!  Any  way  I  can  vouch  for  Mayur's  determination  in  catching  fish.  Any  water  body  we  stopped  at  he  was  determined  and  succedded  in  netting  one  fish  or  the  other.                

 Preetam,  Patience.  Any  trip  is  always  a  drag  on  our  resources.  But  we  will  do  it  and  you  are  welcome  to  join  us.
 
 
                                                 
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Page  23  proves  that  Nayak  is  a  good  writer  and  he  can  think  on  serial  lines  as  well...  Just  like  people  did  not  let  the  heroes  in  many  Hindi  Serials  die  and  insisted  the  person  be  brought  back  to  life  and  serial  be  continued...Nayak  has  taken  a  break  and  on  popular  demand  has  brought  the  thread  back...  Smile  Even  Shrlock  Holmes  was  killed  at  the  end  of  the  first  volume  and  A  Conan  Doyle  was  forced  to  bring  him  back  to  life...
 
 The  thread  is  too  good  and  will  keep  getting  such  requests  (and  even  threats)  if  you  stop  the  thread  until  you  reach  the  present...
 
 Great  going  and  keep  going  and  pleaseeeeeeeeee  dont  forget  me  for  the  next  fishy  trip....  I  am  ready                  

 Thanks,  Shreyas
 
 
                                                 
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What  an  awesome  thread,  still  at  around  half  the  total  number  of  pages,  but  very  engaging!  keep  it  coming!  Smile                

 Thanks,  Abhi.  I  remember  about  you  regarding  Intimate/Intimidate  typo  I  made  during  the  Canarensis  trip.  Madan  and  Trevor  used  to  speak  regarding  you.  Glad  to  see  you  back.
 
 
                                                 
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Rasik,  your  thread  is  too  bad   Chuckle  ,  it  is  making  me  want  to  do  at  least  1000  things(fishy).                

 Like  Madhu  mentions,  I  am  sure  we  all  have  done  our  share  of  fishkeeping.  Each  of  us  has  got  a  story  to  tell.  The  only  diff  being  I  penned  it  down.  I  am  waiting  for  yours,  Sir.
 
 
                                                 
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at  rasikanayak
 VOYEUR  Razz                

   Thumb Up  ,  the  British  way.  As  Sean  Connery  shows   Nicolas  cage  in  the  move  "The  Rock"
 
 
                                                 
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I.D  this  fish  from  Aquatika  2007.
                 

 yep!  venkat's  beautiful  toy.  Thanks,  Venkat  for  your  hospitality  during  Aquatika-2007.
 
 
                                                 
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I.D  this  fish  from  Aquatika  2007.
                 

 
 Venkat's  Dry  Pet!   But  someone  dumped  it  in  the  bath  and  its  still  a  mystery  who  made  it  Venkat's  wet  pet.   Another  attraction  was  Venkat's  Mahatma  Fronts  of  over  6-7".   He  has  dumped  a  few   red  eyed  tetras  for  them  to  feed,   but  they  all  were  living  in  the  tank  as  one  happy  family.   Not  to  mention  Venkat's  infamous  planted  tank  that  was  close  to  32C  and  still  in  shape  with  a  lotta  demanding  plants.
 
 And  about  T-Shirts,  yea  most  of  our  renounced  hobbyists  were  pacus  and  carps  rather  than  tetras  n  minnows.   The  only  minnows  were  myself,  Venkat  and  Sid  (Madan's  son).
 Aquatika  day,  as  always  was  awesome.   That  was  the  3rd  Aquatika  I  attended  and  it  just  got  better  every  year.   The  specialty  of  Aquatika  is  irrespective  of  experience  everyone  out  there  breathes  fish  on  that  day.                

 Thanks  for  the  inputs,  Madhu.
 
 Regards,
 Nayak.
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 July-07,
 
 The  Sturesoma  Aureum(Whip  tail  catfish)....
 
 As  mentioned  earlier  in  my  post,  I  sourced  them  from  Adip.  They  were  around  2.5inches  then.  Luckily  one  turned  to  be  a  male  another  a  female.  A  very  mild,  decent,  amusing  fish.
 They  were  in  my  tank  #4  with  various  fishes  at  different  points  of  time.
 1)  Angels
 2)  Tetras
 3)  Rainbows.
 Very  compatible  with  the  above  fishes,the  Sturesoma  being  entirely  ignored  by  them.  But  will  not  tolerate  the  proximity  of  co-species.  If  the  female  came  too  near,  the  male  would  make  jerky  movement  with  its  head  and  chase  the  female  away.
 
 Very  delicate  on  the  plants,  never  harmed  any.  But  used  to  get  entangled  in  the  foreground  bushes  of  Hemianthus  micrenthemoides.
 
 Dated:  14-OCT-2006
 Time:8.12pm
 The  Juvenile  from  Adip....
 
 
 Dated:  13-MAY-2007
 Time:8.42am
 The  just  maturing  male.  Check  the  growing  bristles  on  the  side  of  the  mouth.
 
 
 Dated:  10-July-2007
 Time:10.42am
 The  plump  female.  Check  the  blackness  near  the  mouth.  That  made  me  take  this  picture  because  it  was  something  new.
 
 
 Dated:  11-July-2007
 Time:09.50pm
 The  strange  sight  of  the  couple  together.  This  is  what  warned  me  that  something  hanky-panky  was  going  on....
 
 
 Dated:  11-July-2007
 Time:09.50pm
 The  male  on  the  left.  The  plump  egg  laden  female  on  the  right.
 
 
 The  mating  dance  
 At  least  that  is  what  I  thought,  Since  I  had  never  seen  it  before.  Taking  a  movie  of  the  same  I  retired  for  the  day.
 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=Au8l22nhR9s
 Guys,  Please.  The  background  music  was  a  coincidence.
 
 Regards,
 Nayak.
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 Hey  Nayak  ....  Do  you  still  have  these  beauties?
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 July-2007....
 
 The  storks  had  visited  my  house.  The  only  photo  I  have  of  both  the  parents  together  with  the  eggs.  My  estimate  is  after  around  8-10  hours  of  courtship  spawning  took  place.  Eggs  must  ave  been  laid  4  hours  before  this  picture.After  half  an  hour  the  female  went  her  own  way  leaving  the  hubby  in  charge  of  the  eggs.
 Dated:  12-July-2007
 Time:6.30am
 
 
 After  a  back  breaking  two  years  of  hard  work  my  community  planted  tank  #4  was  beginning  to  look  like  the  way  I  wanted  it  to.
 These  buggers  had  gone  and  spawned  in  the  same  tank.  I  did  not  know  whether  to  laugh  or  cry?
 
 Remember  the  breeding  methods?
 1)  They  spawned  by  themselves  in  the  community  tank  and  I  did  not  take  care  of  the  Fry's.  
 2)  They  spawned  in  the  community  tank  by  themselves  and  I  saved  the  Fry's.  
 3)  They  spawned  in  the  breeding  tanks  by  themselves  and  I  took  care  of  the  Fry's.  
 4)  They  spawned  in  the  breeding  tanks  when  I  provided  special  conditions  and  I  took  care  of  the  Fry's.  
 5)  They  spawned  any  which  way  and  I  could  not  take  care  of  the  Fry's.  
 6)  I  tried  to  induce  the  fishes  to  spawn  giving  special  conditions  and  they  croaked.  
 7)  I  tried  to  induce  the  fishes  to  spawn  giving  special  conditions,  They  happily  enjoyed  the  luxuries  without  so  much  as  showing  the  least  bit  of  interest  in  procreation.  
 
 I  had  a  few  decisions  to  take.  #1  or  #2?  I  decided  to  go  by  #2  and  try  to  save  the  Fry's.  
 
 Next,  allow  the  eggs  in  the  community  tank  or  remove  the  eggs  and  grow  them  in  another  tank.  Being  inexperienced  in  this  sort  of  egg  care  I  decided  to  leave  the  eggs  with  the  Papa.
 
 How  do  I  catch  rainbows  from  a  densely  planted  tank  and  move  them  without  disturbing  the  papa  sturesoma?  Jester   So  I  decided  for  a  partition.  I  got  a  glass  cut  to  the  width  of  the  tank,  Fed  the  rainbows  to  lure  them  to  one  side  and  fixed  the  partition.
 Dated:  12-JULY-2007
 Time:11.00am
 
 
 Now  the  even  tougher  part.  Do  I  continue  with  my  daily  dosing  of  PMDD?  Do  I  replenish  my  DIY  CO2  since  the  existing  mixture  was  almost  15  days  old?  Will  the  pH  shock  cause  any  damage  to  the  eggs?  Do  I  feed  the  papa  on  this  side  of  partition?  How  long  for  the  eggs  to  hatch?Etc,Etc
 Who?  but  Madan  could  answer  these  questions.  Off  I  went  to  his  house.
 His  advice....
 Please  continue  with  the  daily  dosing.  Please  change  your  CO2  mixture  by  all  means.  As  far  as  I  know  the  eggs  will  hatch  in  about  9  days.  I  do  not  think  the  Papa  will  feed  till  then.  
 Next  came  the  hallmark  of  a  true  leader,  who  has  the  guts  to  say....
 Madan-  For  the  rest  of  your  questions.  I  do  not  really  know,Nayak.  You  will  have  to  read  some  literature  or  browse  the  net.
 
 A  new  dark  area  in  my  hobby  was  becoming  apparent  to  me.  The  lack  of  literature.  I  browsed  on  the  net  and  found  conflicting  views,  making  it  less  than  reliable.  Having  no  books  I  was  on  my  own  and  would  have  to  make  the  best  I  can.
 
 So  the  start  of  my  ordeal.....
 
 Day-1
 Dated:  12-JULY-2007
 Time:07.37am
 The  eggs  are  milky  white  and  is  yoke  filled.
 
 
 Day-1
 Dated:  12-JULY-2007
 Time:06.37pm
 The  yoke  thins  out.
 
 
 Day-2
 Dated:  13-JULY-2007
 Time:07.55am
 Papa  cleaning  the  eggs.
 
 
 Day-2
 Dated:  13-JULY-2007
 Time:07.55am
 The  shape  of  the  embryo  is  being  defined.
 
 
 Day-2
 Dated:  13-JULY-2007
 Time:09.30pm
 The  shape  of  the  embryo  is  more  clearly  visible.
 
 
 Day-3
 Dated:  14-JULY-2007
 Time:07.30am
 Forming  of  the  eyes.
 
 
 Day-3
 Dated:  14-JULY-2007
 Time:08.55pm
 The  eyes  are  more  clearly  visible.
 
 
 Regards,
 Nayak.
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 Nayak  -  Hats  off  to  your  documentation  of  the  spawning,  you  did  not  have  the  literature  but  now  you  have  created  one  for  others   Clapping
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 July-2007  continued.....
 
 Day:4
 Dated:15-JULY-2007
 Time-04.30pm
 Can  make  out  the  shape  of  the  fry.
 
 
 
 Day:4
 Dated:15-JULY-2007
 Time-11.28pm
 Some  of  the  Fry's  have  started  wriggling  in  their  eggs.
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-06.54am
 Two  eggs  have  hatched.
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-07.18am
 A  hatched  fry  on  the  substrate.  See  the  two  snails  making  toward  it?  At  that  time  I  did  not  think  too  much  about  it.
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-02.24pm
 I  came  home  early  to  keep  an  eye  on  the  Fry's(Maternity  leave  as  I  told  my  partner  ROFL  ).  
 Shocked  to  see  this...
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-02.25pm
 The  dead  fry,  With  its  yoke  sac  eaten  by  the  snails.
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-05.47pm
 In  the  meantime  more  eggs  are  hatching.  Almost  all  the  eggs  were  wriggling.
 
 
 
 By  now  I  was  frantic.  I  knew  if  I  did  not  do  something  I  was  going  to  loose  all  the  Fry's.  I  called  Trevor.  He  asked  me  to  make  a  snail  trap.  But  If  I  did  that  I  would  be  preventing  Papa  Sturesoma  from  cleaning  the  eggs.  So  Trevor  asked  me  to  make  a  fry  trap.  This  is  what  I  did  to  catch  the  fry  before  they  fell  on  the  substrate.  
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-07.17pm
 The  fry  trap.  A  bread  box  with  holes  pierced  in  it  using  hot  nails  and  safety  pins.  Stuck  to  the  glass  using  suckers.  To  ensure  no  space  between  the  box  and  glass  I  had  to  cut  the  tough  plastic  on  one  side.  In  the  process  I  also  cut  the  webbing  between  my  thumb  and  forefinger.  Painful  indeed.  Check  the  condition  of  my  beautiful  planted  tank  Crying or Very sad  
 
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-07.17pm
 It  took  papa  Sturesoma  some  time  getting  used  to  the  fry  trap.  But  after  some  time  he  was  back  in  his  job  of  cleaning  the  eggs.  I  have  seen  the  Cichlids  taking  care  of  the  Fry's.  But  they  are  supposed  to  be  intelligent.  This  Loricariidae  might  have  been  acting  on  instinct.  But  what  a  experience  it  was.  He  had  not  fed  for  he  past  5  days.  He  had  never  left  his  station  at  the  eggs  except  when  he  got  nervous,  when  I  put  my  hand  in  the  aquarium.  He  would  dart  to  inspect  my  hand  and  rush  back  to  the  eggs.  It  was  almost  as  if  he  was  counting  the  eggs  after  that  to  make  sure  everyone  of  them  was  there.  This  guy  made  me  sentimental  almost,  but  not  quite  to  the  point  of  giving  up  eating  fish!
 
 His  even  managed  to  make  a  believer  of  my  better  half  with  his  dedicated  parenting  Chuckle  
 
 
 
 Day:5
 Dated:16-JULY-2007
 Time-11.07pm
 I  saw  a  couple  of  Fry's  in  the  trap  proving  it  works.I  had  done  all  I  could.  Taking  the  picture  of  these  eggs  in  the  process  of  hatching  I  retired  for  the  day.
 
 
 
 Regards,
 Nayak.
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 Great  documentation  Nayak!  Rock On
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 Great  pictures,  Nayak.  Specially  the  closeup  shots  of  eggs,  embryos  &  fries  are  outstanding.  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:35 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

 Mind  boggling  documentation  mate  !!
 
 Love  those  closeups  Thumb Up
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Preeths
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:58 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

 Surprised  ,  ....  and  we  finally  have  an  in  house  walking  talking  encyclopedia  on  fish  breeding..........   Bow
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:06 pm Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

 excellent  mr.nayak...  hwo  about  restarting  that  IAH  magazine  idea?  Cheer
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 am Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

 Bow   Bow  ,  i  can  say  nothing  more.....splendid.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:19 am Post subject: Re: Memories...walking the hobby with the help of IAH Reply with quote

 Man  !
 I  have  seen  those  pictures  of  Whiptail  spawn  before.
 Good  to  see  them  again.
 They  are  awesome  !
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