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#61 Guest_NotCousteau_*

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

Nice!
Are your dace always that red? Or is it seasonal? I just got some, and their red faded right away. Not sure if it's just stress or what. Water conditions are good.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:00 PM

Once they reached the size they are now, they've pretty much always been colored up to some degree. It kind of comes and goes throughout the day but there's usually at least a little bit of red on them. When I got them they were much smaller and I had to wait for them to grow a bit before I started seeing that bright red.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:04 PM

I put together a quick video of the sunfish tank as well today so I figure I'd post both videos that I uploaded today together.




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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:09 AM

I've got a new video of the planted tank. The sunfish tank is no more. I put the longear out to pasture and changed things up in there. But, about the planted tank, I'm wondering if I have both steelcolor and spotfin shiners. The fish at 1:27 I'm sure is a spotfin shiner but then the fish at 1:37 I'm thinking is a steelcolor shiner. I've got two that I think are spotfins and three that I think are steelcolor shiners. I got them all on the exact same day at the exact same spot in what I thought was the exact same school. Both species are present in the place where I got them. Just curious what others think.


#65 AMcCaleb

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Reviving this thread again as I've got myself a native tank again. Been too long since I've had my longear tank.
https://youtu.be/5ny4_Dg9nCs

#66 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

Nice tank again Aaron!


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#67 AMcCaleb

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:42 AM

Thanks

#68 AMcCaleb

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

All my WC longears are on pellets now after just a few weeks. I've had a lot of success with Omega One Super Color Cichlid Pellets if anyone wants to know. I was surprised today to catch my two largest males at the front of the tank eating side by side.

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#69 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

Very nice, love the longears.
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#70 4WheelVFR

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

Nice fish.  I just recently got my longear tank going.  Mine are scarfing Hikari carnivore pellets and NLS pellets right now, but to be honest I think they'd eat anything that hits the water.



#71 AMcCaleb

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

Just another video of my longear tank. 

 


Edited by AMcCaleb, 30 June 2017 - 06:06 PM.


#72 Chasmodes

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:55 AM

Nice video.  They seem a bit more calm than the last video, but you still can see who is boss in there :)


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#73 AMcCaleb

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

Nice video.  They seem a bit more calm than the last video, but you still can see who is boss in there :)

 

Thanks, yeah they've calmed down quite a bit. Also, in the last video they had just been fed and they are always more aggressive right after feeding time and then they eventually settle back down. 



#74 mattknepley

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

Nice video. Music fits perfectly.
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#75 AMcCaleb

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:52 AM

It's just some public license music I found online. Thanks though.

#76 AMcCaleb

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

Here's a video I did while I was out seining the local creek. 

 



#77 AMcCaleb

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:33 AM



#78 Tye

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:56 AM

Hey Caleb, thanks for sharing your tank and your seine video! I follow your channel on YouTube and your longear tanks inspired me to keep longear as well (and also because I haven't found any pumpkinseeds or orange spots locally). My tank is growing out a bit but it's heavily planted with lots of things to break up line of sight. :)

#79 AMcCaleb

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

Thanks Tye! That's really encouraging to hear. You said that you have been looking for pumpkinseeds in your area. I think you'd have to go just a tad further north to find them. Orangespots are probably around you somewhere but I think in my Peterson's Guide it shows pumpkinseeds being up closer to Chicago and north of there. I think. Anyways, thanks for watching the videos. I appreciate the compliments. 






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