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    So, for the first time in years, I adopted off of Craigslist. The ads were for a candy stripe pleco and a couple panda cories. The lady was as knowledgeable as I am and was also trying to downsize (tanks everywhere) so while I was there she gave me a couple of white cloud mountain minnows, a female albino bristlenose and some java fern for no extra cost. $30 for what is probably $60+ worth of fish. Really great deal.




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    Re: 125 gallon South American fish community

    Quote Originally Posted by Snagrio View Post
    So, for the first time in years, I adopted off of Craigslist. The ads were for a candy stripe pleco and a couple panda cories. The lady was as knowledgeable as I am and was also trying to downsize (tanks everywhere) so while I was there she gave me a couple of white cloud mountain minnows, a female albino bristlenose and some java fern for no extra cost. $30 for what is probably $60+ worth of fish. Really great deal.
    Congrats on your new additions!

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    It's been a while since they went through quarantine and were introduced to the main tank. The others have been doing fine but the candy stripe had his hide commandeered by the male albino bristlenose and started digging in the sand, notably underneath the largest piece of dragon stone and I was worried he'd get crushed. So I ordered more of the same type of cave and installed them during a water change, managing to wedge one in the space where the rock is. He's still digging a bit in one front corner during the night but I can live with it since it's at least not life-threatening (the male bristlenose used to do the same thing for a time so I figure the candy stripe will knock it off eventually now that there's multiple cave options now).

    As you can see from this pic (the bubbles are from the water change just prior), the black angel is massive. All the angels seem to be growing at different rates, not really sure why. They're all healthy and definitely eating (gluttons, the lot of them) so it's rather odd.

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    Re: 125 gallon South American fish community

    What a amazing community you have amassed. Was that a custom made aquarium or can someone buy that particular brand right off the shelf?
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    Stay in peace and not pieces.

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    Re: 125 gallon South American fish community

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    What a amazing community you have amassed. Was that a custom made aquarium or can someone buy that particular brand right off the shelf?
    I got the initial setup from Craigslist so I have no clue on the branding. But it's a standard size and build which you can find in any store that sells larger aquariums, it's not a special custom build or anything.

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    Re: 125 gallon South American fish community

    Quote Originally Posted by Snagrio View Post
    I got the initial setup from Craigslist so I have no clue on the branding. But it's a standard size and build which you can find in any store that sells larger aquariums, it's not a special custom build or anything.
    Well your skills in furnishing it have made it appear to be custom, so that's saying something.
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    The candy stripe is still digging in the front corner, but not as frequently and vigorously as before. 'Tis but a minor inconvenience to just sweep the sand back periodically.

    I think the cories appreciate the new caves the most out of anybody though, given that I'm seeing them even less nowadays (outside of feeding time of course) which means they must be utilizing them. Whatever makes them happy though.

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    Some fresh pics.













    This is one of the "baby" bristlenoses. They've gotten so big.


    Also forgot to mention them when it happened, but a little while ago I picked up a couple what I believe are salt and pepper cories from the store. They had been sitting alone in a tank at the end of the displays for ages and had no barbels and their fins were all but nubs. As seen here they've been recovering quite well. I have so many different cory species at this point I've genuinely lost count.

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