Jump to content
JoeMan02

Show off your Freshwater!

Recommended Posts

JoeMan02   

My 60g cichlid aquarium and my favorite fish, tmy Z-Rock hap.

IMG_3211.JPG

IMG_3214.JPG

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
4 minutes ago, JoeMan02 said:

My 60g cichlid aquarium and my favorite fish, tmy Z-Rock hap.

IMG_3211.JPG

IMG_3214.JPG

 

I love cichlids. I've kept all kinds over the years but I finally had enough of them and never went back. lol

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
JoeMan02   
1 minute ago, WV Reefer said:

 

I love cichlids. I've kept all kinds over the years but I finally had enough of them and never went back. lol

Ha! They can be moody punks at times.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, JoeMan02 said:

Ha! They can be moody punks at times.

 

They are either fighting or f*cking stuff up.  lol......,, Or making babies in my case.    

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
JoeMan02   

Ya'll feel free to post freshwater pics on this tread

Share this post


Link to post

IMG_4417.thumb.JPG.f5e7f8ea7fd9dcbdfa856fb01728cbff.JPG

 

Last nice shot of my 75 before I began the reef conversion program. :)  

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
JoeMan02   
1 minute ago, WV Reefer said:

IMG_4417.thumb.JPG.f5e7f8ea7fd9dcbdfa856fb01728cbff.JPG

 

Last nice shot of my 75 before I began the reef conversion program. :)  

wow! beautiful planted!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, JoeMan02 said:

wow! beautiful planted!

Thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Clown79   

I love cichlids. I really enjoyed my 55g cichlid tank. Interesting fish.

 

I think if I had a house and money, I'd probably have 10 tanks.lol.

 

5.5g planted betta and African dwarf frog tank

 

 

20170803_172638.jpg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post

40L bookshelf tank - now stocked with Cory hastatus, Pygmy cories, otos and dwarf emerald rasbora :)

IMG_0561.JPG

  • Like 14

Share this post


Link to post

My Aquaponics filtered Piranha Tank. :)

PirreSetupJune2017-2.thumb.jpg.577f5b9819db69e22857074ddef0829e.jpg

PirreSetupJune2017-1.thumb.jpg.0f3e7255868ffcdf9e3902ebf8f800b5.jpg

 

Edit: A more flattering close-up of my P when I'm not messing around with the tank lol.

Pirr17JuneBig.thumb.jpg.7e5e38088338d1385e24ce46c7e803a5.jpg

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
lkoechle   

Mines just a basic betta tank hahaha.  I did reef first then fresh, so... yeah... lol  I have a couple pygmy cories in there too.  They are really fun to watch!  I love those little dudes. And Schroedinger the mystery snail and a nerite.

20170804_083746.jpg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
JoeMan02   

awesome looking tanks all around! @Alexraptor that piranha though!! Watch your fingers during waterchanges bro lol. @tunagirll thats such a cool aquascape! I love the simplicity of the rock work and the carpet, it looks very elegant. @Clown79 and @Tamberav Bettas and plants are always cool looking together idk why I've never kept one. @fishfreak0114  All super cool looking tanks! Us teens know what we're doing ;-)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

The aggression of Piranha's is way overrated, at least as far as your average Redbellied Piranha is concerned, the Solitary Serrasalmids on the other hand are a different story.

I've been doing normal hands on maintenance for the past15 years I've had him and never been bitten. ;) 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
lkoechle   
Just now, Alexraptor said:

The aggression of Piranha's is way overrated, at least as far as your average Redbellied Piranha is concerned, the Solitary Serrasalmids on the other hand are a different story.

I've been doing normal hands on maintenance for the past15 years I've had him and never been bitten. ;) 

did you typo and mean 5 or is that actually 15?  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, lkoechle said:

did you typo and mean 5 or is that actually 15?  

No typo, 15. :)

Very well cared for individuals that live into the low 20's are not unheard of either, and there are unsubstantiated anecdotes of Redbellies even living to be 30.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
JoeMan02   
3 minutes ago, Alexraptor said:

The aggression of Piranha's is way overrated, at least as far as your average Redbellied Piranha is concerned, the Solitary Serrasalmids on the other hand are a different story.

I've been doing normal hands on maintenance for the past15 years I've had him and never been bitten. ;) 

daaaayyyuuummm thats an old fish!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
lkoechle   
1 minute ago, Alexraptor said:

No typo, 15. :)

Very well cared for individuals that live into the low 20's are not unheard of either, and there are unsubstantiated anecdotes of Redbellies even living to be 30.

Wow thats super cool.  Do you have a build thread? How hard are they to care for?  I've admired his tank on IG for a bit now... :P (aka enough to make me want to research for possibly keeping one, I have always likes watching the pirahanas at the zoo's exhibit)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, lkoechle said:

Wow thats super cool.  Do you have a build thread? How hard are they to care for?  I've admired his tank on IG for a bit now... :P (aka enough to make me want to research for possibly keeping one, I have always likes watching the pirahanas at the zoo's exhibit)

No build thread, well not one that exists or is maintained anywhere, it all sort of has just come together over time lol.

They aren't hard at all, I keep mine on a staple diet of Hikari Gold Cichlid Pellets. Well rounded diet for predatory fish and doesn't mess up the tank like raw meats and live feeders would.

One probably should have a larger tank than I have, but he's content there and at his age I simply don't have the heart to move him and stress him out needlessly.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
lkoechle   
1 minute ago, Alexraptor said:

No build thread, well not one that exists or is maintained anywhere, it all sort of has just come together over time lol.

They aren't hard at all, I keep mine on a staple diet of Hikari Gold Cichlid Pellets. Well rounded diet for predatory fish and doesn't mess up the tank like raw meats and live feeders would.

One probably should have a larger tank than I have, but he's content there and at his age I simply don't have the heart to move him and stress him out needlessly.

do you have any good sites where I can do some reading on them?

Share this post


Link to post

Sorry, no.

There used to be pretty dedicated communities for Piranha keeping but they have kind of gone dead. :(

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Draco   

My 9 gal cube. It has a pair of pea puffers that's about 2 years old, and 2 otos. In a 2 gal tank I am raising pond snails for the puffers

 

 

IMG_0511.JPG

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recommended Discussions

  • Sign Up or Sign In to hide this.

×