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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:56 pm Post subject: One month update of my angels 22/05/2012 Reply with quote

 Taking  pity  on  Adolf's  rapidly  deteriorating  condition,  I  was  compelled  to  put  him  down  on  Sunday,  the  15th  of  April,  2012.  Having  decided  to  get  rid  of  most  things  that  would  remind  me  of  him,  I  gave  away  the  large  pleco  and  exchanged  Memnoch  at  a  Local  Fish  Store  for  8  beautiful  2"  Marble  Angelfish  and  3  little  3"  plecostomi.
 
 I  had  hoped  to  get  some  Silver  Angelfish,  but  the  LFS  had  only  Pearlscale  (Diamond)  Golds  and  Marbles.  I  decided  to  buy  the  Marbles.  Out  of  the  30  odd  fish  in  the  display  tank,  I  handpicked  8  fish  on  the  basis  of  wide  colour  and  pattern  differences,  which  would  help  me  identify  each  fish  individually.  Quality  was  not  a  criterion  for  selection,  simply  because  this  is  my  first  serious  attempt  at  angelfishkeeping  (I  have  kept  angelfish  earlier,  but  only  as  a  part  of  overstocked  community  tanks)  and  if  I  fail,  I  don't  want  to  waste  good  quality  stock.  If  I  succeed,  I  will  buy  a  variety  of  different  strains,  unless  of  course,  if  they  start  breeding,  in  which  case,  I'll  have  to  keep  only  the  breeding  pair.  Only  time  shall  reveal  what's  in  store  for  me.
 
 2  years  back,  I  had  a  totally  negative  opinion  about  angelfish.  But  it  all  changed  when  I  bought  Silvers  for  my  uncle.  For  the  2  odd  weeks  that  they  were  under  my  care,  I  realized  that  they  were  cichlids  through  and  through  and  deserved  the  same  kind  of  love  and  respect  that  I  have  for  any  other  cichlid.  Moreover,  they  struck  me  as  very  elegant  and  graceful  creatures  and  I  really  liked  feeding  them  and  watching  them  swim  around  the  tank  in  a  very  regal  manner.  I  was  tempted  to  keep  them  for  myself,  but  I  neither  had  the  space  nor  the  permission  to  house  another  tank.  But  I  had  decided  that  one  day,  I  would  keep  Angelfish  and  if  all  goes  well,  breed  them.  And  that  time  is  upon  me  now.  I  don't  expect  water  parameters  to  trouble  me  much  since  I  am  used  to  carrying  out  daily  water  changes  and  barring  the  exception  of  the  fiasco  that  lead  to  Adolf's  demise,  the  quality  of  MCGM's  water  is  topnotch.  I  plan  to  raise  them  in  a  barebottom,  as  always,  with  the  exception  of  a  few  inverted  pots  and  vases  (to  be  added  soon).  Currently  I  am  feeding  them  a  variety  of  feeds  including  the  remainder  of  Adolf's  food,  frozen  bloodworms,  Azoo  micropellets  and  mysis  shrimp.
 
 So  without  further  ado,  let  me  introduce  you  to  my  new  aquatic  pals.  I  have  given  them  some  working  names  based  on  the  colour  and  pattern  on  their  body  and  fins,  to  help  me  identify  each  of  them  individually.  Comments  and  suggestions  are  welcome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 NB:  Pardon  me  for  the  bad  quality  of  some  pics.  I  had  difficulty  in  focusing  on  them  due  to  their  tiny  size  and  my  lack  of  photography  skills.  Capturing  their  clear  left  profile  was  also  tricky  due  to  their  fixed  path  of  swimming.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:59 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Your  angels  are  pretty.btw  what  are  u  naming  the  pleco?  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:07 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

                                                   
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Your  angels  are  pretty.btw  what  are  u  naming  the  pleco?  Chuckle                

 
 Sticky  /  sucky  ROFL
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:16 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 I  am  sure  you  will  be  thrilled  to  have  their  company.  I  have  angels  for  a  couple  of  years  now...I  have  a  breeding  pair  too...not  been  successful  to  raise  the  fry  after  free  swimming  stage  Thumb Down  
 
 They  connect  well  with  the  owner  and  are  territorial  to  an  extent...The  fun  begins  when  the  established  pair  gaurds  the  eggs  in  shifts....I  just  love  angels:)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:34 am Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  replies.
 Sticky,  sucky  and  plecky  are  fine  names  and  can  be  applied  once  I  figure  out  how  to  tell  them  apart.   Chuckle  
 These  three  are  a  lazy  lot.  Two  of  them  spend  the  entire  day  laying  upside  down  atop  the  filter-base  circling  it's  stem  while  the  third  one  hides  in  the  pot  peeping  constantly  from  its  window  come  door.  Night  time  is  work-time.
 By  the  way,  here's  one.
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Very Happy   thats  a  cool  home
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:59 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Nice  home  for  angels.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:02 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 hmmm
 i  tooo  luv  angle  fish
 but  what  is  the  size  of  your  tank
 i  want  to  get  a  bigger  tank  (  A  3  FEETER  )
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:24 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

                                                   
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Taking  pity  on  Adolf's  rapidly  deteriorating  condition,  I  was  compelled  to  put  him  down                  

 
 Who  was  Adolf?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:46 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 Congrats  Kastor,  you  have  beautiful  angels.  With  proper  care  and  full.dedication  to  them,  from  my  personal  experience  in  angelfish  keeping,  you  can  get  at  least  2  pairs.  I  you're  lucky  enough,  3  pair  by  end  of  this  year.  All  you  need  to  do,  is  to  give  them  quality  foods  of  various  types.   I  would  like  to  recommend  you  3  feedings  per  day.  Do  WCs  as  regular  as  possible.  If  you  could  do  3  times  a  week  abt  30%  WC,  would  be  better.
 
 Angels  are  greedy.   They  wont  stop  eating  when  there  are  foods  of  their  liking  around.  So  be  careful.  Give  them  enough  food  per  feeding.   Do  not  overfeed  them.
 
 From  my  observation  of  your  barefoot  tank  and  the  sponge  filter,  may  I  suggest  you  get  a  bigger  sponge  filter.  Or  alternatively,  get  another  one  making  it  2  filters  in  the  tank  and  alternate  the  cleaning  of  the  filters.
 
 I  have  raised  some  phillipines  blue  before  but  due  to  space  constraints,  I  stopped.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:46 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 adolf  is  the  name  he  gave  to  a  flowerhorn  fish  he  had
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adolf  is  the  name  he  gave  to  a  flowerhorn  fish  he  had                

 Oh,  ok.  Sorry  for  your  loss  Kastor.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:55 pm Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 I  Dud  i  would  suggest  you  too  put  white  background  to  your  tank....i  will  increase  charm  of  your  tank....
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 Nice  Suggestion.  I  second  it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:08 am Post subject: Re: Angelfishkeeping - A New Beginning 15/04/2012 Reply with quote

 That's  a  whole  bunch  of  missed  replies.  Thanks  for  following  this  thread.
 I'll  try  to  answer  all  your  queries  in  short.
 
 @  fronz
 It's  a  3  foot  50  Galloner  (US).  All  the  best  for  your  new  tank.
 
 @  aquamann
 Thanks  for  your  concern.
 
 @  matnoh
 Thanks  for  your  suggestions.
 Current  WC  schedule:  33%  daily.
 Feeding:  3  times  a  day  with  the  mixture  that  I  mentioned  above.
 Filtration:  1  x  1.25  foot  tall  DIY  composite  sponge  filter.  Keeps  the  water  crystal  clear.
 
 @  jabba
 Thanks  for  answering  his  question  for  me  dude.
 
 @  bunny
 Thanks  for  your  suggestion.
 This  tank  has  always  had  a  white  background.  I  had  to  strip  it  off   a  few  weeks  back,  when  I  scrubbed,  treated  and  sun-dried  the  tank.  
 Will  reinstate  a  new  white  background  in  June,  once  my  exams  are  over.
 
 @  Hsif
 Thanks  bro.
 
 I  have  a  lot  to  write,  many  new  developments  to  report,  but  am  short  of  time.  So  it  will  have  to  wait  for  a  later  date.  Sorry  for  keeping  you  guys  waiting.  Stay  tuned.   Smile
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