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Name: hunter

Size/Category 29-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
1 - Plecostomus or Pleco
2 - Red-Tailed Shark
1 - gold tinfoil barb
1 - iridescent shark
1 - dragon goby
5 - giant danios
3 - tinfoil barbs
1 - gourami
1 - red belly pacu
1 - pecock eel
2 - Bala Shark
1 - Clown Loach

Lighting: fish tank light

Filtration: power filter

Invertebrates: snails ,clam

Other Accessories: plants, log

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06/01/2011 12:00.46 PM
Cool but..
your tank is super awesome and im leaving you a vote but i think ur a tad overstocked...

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08/23/2010 06:18.32 AM Report This Comment
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cool tank
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10/21/2009 12:26.26 PM Report This Comment
Beautiful!
Hi! Thanks for sharing. Here's a vote for your tank!

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07/17/2009 07:30.25 AM Report This Comment
African Lungfish
You see most lungfishes for sale at six to ten inches long -- at an affordable price. As they mature, they get longer and heftier and pricier.Dog food would make a very poor food for any fish. It pollutes the water -- fast. Especially those that make their own gravy. Of course, lungfish can live in unbelievably crappy water, low in oxygen and just generally looking bad. His lung(s) really a modified swimming bladder (like our U.S. dogfish) enables him to survive even in lakes that dry up (do not try this at home). Even though some survive these dry periods, every dry period undoubtedly greatly reduces the lung fish population.Mix two parts hydrogen with one part oxygen for good results. Lungfish seem to ignore pH and hardness. As long as your water stays at room temp or better, your lungfish will live well and prosper No teeth on these babies, but like turtles, lungfish don’t need no stinking teeth. They’re not good mixers because they’ll nail their tank mates (and their owners, if you insist on picking them up.

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04/01/2009 12:06.41 PM Report This Comment
Silver Dollar
Originally from soft, acid waters, silver dollars adjust to nearly any water conditions. They will fit into most community tanks with no little bite-size fishes.People like silver dollars for their looks and their ease of care. They also get along fine with other fishes. They’re easy to keep and rarely stop patrolling the waters of their aquarium.
Most people provide too small an aquarium to grow silver dollars to their maximum size. Most top out at four inches. Some will grow to eight -- red hooks and black hooks. In large tanks, some species of silver dollars keep growing.
Not at all wimpish, you can even mix these guys with South American cichlids. Easy-going enough to mix with angels, gouramis, barbs, and any livebearers, they’ll also get along with oscars and dempseys of similar size. Larger oscars would devour them, of course. Small snakeheads scrape the heck out of big silver dollars.If given a choice, these guys like to hang with their buds. The more the merrier. However, they will not pine away when kept as singles. They will get better colors and swim more when kept in groups.
Silver dollars spawn like typical tetras – although few people even try. In fact, we hear of more piranha spawnings – probably because more people keep large groups of piranhas in large tanks. Use plastic rather than live plants. Your dollars quickly chomp most plants -- especially the expensive ones. Or give them econo plants -- anacharis and hornwort.Feed a variety of foods – especially frozen. Separate the sexes of your silver dollars to condition them. Since they’re difficult to sex, just put each potential breeder in a separate tank for a week or two. Expect action the next morning after putting them back together. The more breeders you use, the better your chances of success. Remove the parents after they spawn or they will eat the eggs and fry.
Considered herbivores, silver dollars will eagerly eat whatever you feed them. They prefer foods with vegetation in them. Dollars also love live foods and frozen foods. Color foods will not affect them much.
Add fake grassy plants such as vallisneria or sagittarius to make your silver dollars feel more at home. Use plastic because they greedily devour most live plants except hornwort and algae.
Silver dollars catch “ich” fairly easily -- especially the baby dollars. Always add an ich cure at half strength anytime you add new silver dollars to your tank. Salt also helps toughen them. Many dollars get shiny little spots on them. Do not confuse these tiny bangles with ich.

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03/31/2009 03:08.33 PM Report This Comment
Red Devil
Most cichlids mix poorly with non-cichlid fishes. Red devils mix with nobody unless you provide lots of room to run or hide. They kill whatever you add to their tank. Some eat goldfish. Others just kill them for the sport. Think in terms of a 12-inch minimum. Red devils grow larger than oscars in the same tank because they usually kill the oscars before the oscar can mature.
Make sure you feed foods with color enhancers in them -- reds especially. Goldfish work, if they eat them. Many red devils prefer pellets. Most like plankton and krill.Red devils like as large a house as you can give them. Adults prefer nearly bare tanks. Young ones need the security of wood, rocks, and plants to hide behind when they feel threatened. When secure, red devils come out front and patrol their tank.
Red devils shred live plants. Try plastic plants. Weight them down unless you feel like replanting daily. All cichlids like to re-arrange their living rooms. They will eventually tear up your plastic plants also
You can keep red devils with other fishes at first. Eventually they argue with each other. They like ripping on other fishKeep nearly all your cichlids at tropical temperatures – 75o to 80o. Red devils look and act awful in cool water. Cool water also makes them susceptible to disease. If you want to spawn them, bump the temp up 5o. Separate them if the conflicts look serious. If you keep the two sexes together, you may see typical cichlid spawning behavior. S.A. cichlids clean a rock or piece of wood or dig a pit. Some prefer caves. We’ve never spawned red devils before

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03/31/2009 03:00.01 PM Report This Comment
Koi
Few fish fans can afford to buy an adult koi. After a year or so, these guys start getting pricey. Little koi sell at much more affordable prices.Koi grow huge – as big as a river carp (they are still carp). For this reason, i recommend keeping them in outdoor ponds. They will bump into and break aquarium filter stems and heaters.If your pool is three to four feet deep, your koi will winter better outdoors. If you bring yours inside, keep them as cool as possible. Filter them well and feed them very little.If you can’t give them 50 to100 gallons of water per koi, stick to goldfish. Koi need lots of room to grow. They also like to jump out of aquariums and small ponds.Frogs and snails mix well. Goldfish sort of mix with koi but get elbowed out of the way at feeding time. Koi are very enthusiastic chow hounds

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03/22/2009 05:11.46 PM Report This Comment
Yellow Belly Bullhead
Anglers have spread bullheads all over the country, because they like to fish for them. They’re easier to catch than most fish. That’s why you see them used in those Kid’s Fishing Contests. Once bullheads start biting, they rarely give up the bait. Bullheads can often be pulled out of the water without even being hooked.Use a pair of pliers to flatten the barb on your hook when fishing for bullheads. Unhooking an armed bullhead may prove hazardous to the health of your hands. The spines in their side and top fins can royally impale you in the unhooking process. Those spines are also venomous. They won’t kill you, of course, but they throb for awhile.
Bring extra hooks and a fingernail clipper to snip off your hooks. Why? Half the time, the piggish little bullheads swallow your hook and bait so far down, you gotta rip their guts out to save your hook. Cut your hook off. Using a long-shanked hook also helps. State records may say 18 inches, but in the wild a one-footer deserves a wall plaque. Most bullheads crowd out then max out around six inches. And once a school of them find your bait, they will not leave it alone

Most catfishes work the night shift unless food is involved. When you toss food in your bullhead tank, they will search for it until they can’t eat any more. Day or night.Since they live outside, you know bullheads can handle life underneath the ice. Do not try this at home. Bullheads can catch ich from sudden temperature changes just like most fishes. Since they have no scales, careful with your ich cureAny fish with long whiskers should be considered a predator. Bullheads work poorly in your average community tank. They love fish fins. Or the whole fish if it fits in their mouth. Better? Mix them with American cichlids. They get along fine with our native sunfish which act like cichlids. Think of them as spunky little scavengers in your oscar tank Sometimes bullheads like to hide. Caves and plastic plants make good cover. However, once you toss food in the water, security becomes a moot point.

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03/20/2009 04:16.12 AM Report This Comment
Discus
Everyone wants to try discus at some time during their life. Discus are at the top of the desirable fish list because they are flat out beautiful Unfortunately, discus are also flat out expensive. The equipment to keep them is also expensive. Discus work best for people who are handy with moneyJust because you saw discus in a retailer’s 10-gallon tank does not mean discus enjoy that tank. Adults need more than 10 gallons eachGet two only or get six or more. If you get three discus, they want to play odd man out. The shy guy gets picked on until he dies.You’ll probably never see “ich” on a discus, since you keep them in water too warm for the ich germs. Discus have a different problem -- hexamita. Hexamita causes the nasty “hole-in-the-head disease” which causes discus to darken, quit eating, and waste away. (Of course they die.) Treat it with metronidazole

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03/19/2009 07:04.30 PM Report This Comment
Red-Tail Catfish
Not known as picky eaters, red-tail catfish love fish, worms, and crustaceans (which bring out their reds). They also eat enough pellets to bulge their bellies if given the opportunity. Large red-tails also eat rocks and can apparently spit them out at will.
The cute two-inch red-tail catfish you bought grows to three or four feet – 18-inches in the first year. They live for 15 years.
You can start a red-tail catfish in a ten. You soon need a 55 and way on up.
Small red-tail catfish will spend their days hiding in caves. As they grow, they need no security.
Red-tails make great pets. They quickly learn to eat from your fingers. Start by feeding them in the evenings. They also put up with being petted. however they seem to like rubbing against your hand.
Don’t put a lot of marbles or rocks on the bottom. Red-tail catfish will eat anything swallowable. What else would you expect from a critter that swallows crabs whole?
Not many other fish will mix with these critters -- especially smaller fishes. Asian red-tail catfish tend to beat up South American catfishes of the same size.
Sturdy plastics will work. Root-looking pieces of wood will decorate and stay in one place (usually).

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03/15/2009 01:58.39 PM Report This Comment
Tinfoil Barb
Startled tinfoil barbs tend to jump out or run into the ends of their tank. You can avoid smashed mouth tinfoils by putting plastic plants at the ends of their tank. Avoid desiccated tinfoils by covering your tank tightly.
Room temp to 80F works well for tinfoil barbs. Higher temps can take the oxygen out of their water -- more on this later.In the wild, tinfoil barbs top out at 16 inches. Happily, they max out at a smaller size in our tanks. Their size and speed make them a small sport fish where they come from. They never come close to the lunker catfishes they grow over there, but they fight well and are tasty. Huge lunkers are rarely the tastiest fish in the pond. you can keep one tinfoil barb in your tank if you are so inclined. But you’ll enjoy them more if you keep several. They hang together like Goths, Slackers, and Tokers. When one zips off, the others are in close pursuit. Singles may tend to nip a bit instead of hanging with their own kind. Of course you can mix Tinfoil barbs with other barbs. You can also mix them with non-fancy goldfish. They might pester angels and long-finned goldfish, but they get along great with most of the local toughs -- oscars, dempseys, and many assorted American cichlids. They also mix with many of the African cichlids (at least the sissy ones like peacocks and electric yellows)Tinfoil barbs rarely hide. They don’t need to. They are faster than most predators. They are more effort for predators to catch than most predators are willing to put forth. Tinfoils also school, which further confuses predators..Schwanefeldi originally came from soft, slightly acid waters. They adapt instantly to our Des Moines moderately hard, slightly basic water. However, their waste products can convert our water to yellow, slightly acid water. While your other fish are still looking over your wine list, your tinfoil barbs have already devoured their foodYour tinfoil barbs will always be first, second, and third feeding

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03/15/2009 10:20.02 AM Report This Comment
Arowana
Arowanas leap from the water and can make tremendous jumps. As they increase in size, their ability and likelihood to leap increases. Use a strong lid because they can easily knock a lid loose and bail.South American arowanas (silvers) start out as cute little two-inch, fork-tongued dragons dragging a large orange egg sac from their belly. At this stage, they succumb to many problems usually initiated by improper and insufficient foods. They all grow to at least two feet long and eat ever-increasing amounts of food.Start baby arowanas on feeder white clouds. Feeder guppies make a poor second choice because they die so easily. Also, guppies like to pick at other fishes, even larger ones. Many arowanas will convert to live worms and frozen foods as they grow. Once an arowana reaches four inches, you’ll likely have few feeding problems.Arowanas can start out in a 10-gallon tank. As they grow, they need a 100-gallon tank. You can keep them in a 70, but this really cramps their style. As they grow, they get along together less and less. They get along better in larger groups than in couples.
Arowanas keep moving all the time -- possibly looking for food, possibly looking for an argument. Usually good natured, they do spaz out when startled. Avoid scaring them and keep your juvenile tank whackers away from them. An adult arowana can break a tank. Arowanas act very uncomfortable in bare tanks. They might knock some of their decor around, but they act much calmer in a decorated tank.
Feel free to add live plants to their tank. Arowanas do not eat vegetation. They may knock plants loose, but do it by accident rather than intentionally. Put them at both ends of your tank. This keeps them from losing their fork and from building a lip callous.

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03/15/2009 02:18.31 AM Report This Comment
Iridescent Shark
Obviously, their “shark shape” appeals to most people. We all love movie stars. However, these guys act nothing like the great whites. Iridescent sharks rarely bug your other fishes. Of course, all fish will eat most other fishes that will fit in their mouths. Your new iridescent sharks won’t bother any other fish at least half their size. By the way, these “sharks” are really catfishes. Iridescent sharks start out as cute little sharkettes. They can grow into eating-size catfishes. In Thailand, they raise them for food. Theoretically they grow to three feet long. You won’t see this size pangassius catfish in captivityYou’ll be lucky to grow one longer than 12 inches. Happily, most top out at 6 to 8 inches. You do not want a full-size adult -- unless you are very hungry.

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03/15/2009 02:11.08 AM Report This Comment
pacus
pacus grow very quick about 1 inch every month and will grow to 3 to 3 1/2 foot in the wild but in fish tanks about 2 feet.that makes them hard to keep.and i would not buy a pacu if you have a small tank.but if you plan on buying a bigger tank as he gets bigger that will be fine to.they also will eat flakes or pellets when small.when they get bigger you can feed them fish also.the pacu has teeth like ours in the back of our mouth.they have teeth like that for cracking nuts that fall in the water in the amazon rivers.

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03/15/2009 01:42.16 AM Report This Comment
big fish
make sure when you buy a fish that it is the same size as the other ones.or the one you have just bought will get eaten by the bigger fish.

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03/15/2009 01:25.41 AM Report This Comment
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