My first crowntail!
Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:46 AM
He had a white head, and light blue with splotches of white all over his body. His fins were really clamped so I couldn't get a good look at the rays or branching. I thought he was a blue/white marble with red tips. This morning after a couple hikari bio gold pellets, a night in clean water and about 600% more water to swim in he looks like this.
All the white in his body is gone. He is now green/blue/purple depending on the light. The purple is stunning! His caudal appears quite short and he's so tiny I'm guestimating 3.5-6 months. The branching is awesome and I feel like he may actually be aquabid material in my eyes I feel so lucky to have found him and cannot tell you how difficult it will be to keep him in quarantine for 2 weeks before putting him into his 20 gallon planted tank with oto's!!
I have a 10 gallon quarantine I will gradually fill up during the 2 week period to let his pectoral heal up and make sure he is able to handle a current and alot of depth. Now for a name...I will post more pictures of him later after he is adjusted to the new tank and all the glass and reflections.
Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:54 AM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:27 PM
Guarding the bubblenest
What age does he look like based on that caudal fin?
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:35 AM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:01 AM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:17 AM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:25 PM
So it's been about a month in quarantine. Here is Spirit flaring at the mirror. He looks healthy, disease free with a lot of new growth on the fins. So he will soon be moved into the planted 20 gallon with my 3 otocinclus. I keep procrastinating because I am not sure of his aggressiveness.
Here is a bad video of him flaring away but I love how he flares!
What kind of branching does it look like he has? double ray? or quad ray?
Edited by THINK, 12 May 2010 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:47 PM
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