Fish Tank: December 2003 Archives


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oh, and my angels laid their fourth batch of eggs today; again on the inlet for the filter, they must like that spot

Although the purpose of breeding the tanks is so that the fish will breed :)

The other week I inherited Vic's old tank, last week I borrowed a light and a filter off Daniel and Fee, and today I got an air pump and hose. So now I'm all set to put the tank together and put some fish in it. Before I put my angels in, I want to test that the piece of fake slate I have is fish-friendly. It's not aquarium slate, it's actually an offcut of a roof tile from my friends who just had their roof redone. So will need to test it out with some canary fish for a few weeks before I let the angels near it.

All the angels are fighting with each other. Can't wait til I get the new tank setup so I can move the two black ones out. That should settle things down a bit. The smallest white one has severly torn pectoral fins. If they don't settle down soon they're going to start making themselves sick. One of the glass catfishes looks decidedly off-colour. That is to say, it's looking opaque instead of clear. If that fish dies too and I take out the angels also, this tank is going to look rather empty. Is probably time to start thinking about buying some more fish :)

Daniel has bought some anti-roach gel that after just a day or two has already made his kitchen look like a "battle zone" of dead cockies. I'll see how all his fish are doing after a couple of weeks and if it looks like there's no problems I'll try it too. /me gets excited by the prospect of no cockroaches!

My angels have laid more eggs. We'll see how long they last this time :)
This time she's laid them on the intake for the filter - the long vertical cylinder in one corner of the tank.

I still don't have a breeding tank for them. If Daniel doesn't let me borrow one soon I'm going to have go out and buy a setup.

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