Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:27 PM
Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:42 PM
Here is a video of the three females and two males that were put into the bucket tank:
Wow your bucket tank did a great job. Congrats! How many elassoma okefenokee did you start off with?
That was January 25th, so they spent almost two months in the bucket before I had to remove them because the bucket tank got overrun with cladophora and became solid. I could tell it had deteriorated and it was time to evacuate the fish, so on March 15th plus or minus a day I removed two adult males and seventy five larger fry, basically juveniles. The bucket tank is now empty. The seventy five larger, counted juveniles went in the 10 gallon with the older fry from month one, and an uncatchable ten to twenty ish small fry were poured into the 15 gallon tank with the very young fry in there.
I currently have:
10 gallon tank with the seventy five juveniles from the bucket and also the juveniles that were already in the tank from eleven adults being in there in from late January to late February
15 gallon tank with unknown number of smaller fry (the uncatchables from the bucket tank and the ones born in there from nine adults being in the tank from late February to mid March)
75 gallon tank with 11 adult elassoma okefenokee. I'll upload a video of them later. They are quite happy and are nosing up and down the front glass.
Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:17 PM
Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:46 PM
When flake food was all that was available, pygmy sunfish were 'expert' level fish. But now I like to think this fish isn't just limited to experts any more.
Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:07 PM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:46 PM
I see 12.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:56 AM
Oh, and I shipped out over a dozen of these juveniles this morning, as I have several times this week. I think soon there will be many more people keeping these pygmy sunfish.
This evening I'm going to go pick up the other 10 and 15 gallon tanks for the four-tank-stand, now that it's secured to the wall. I like this four inches of water setup. It makes each tank a bucket tank.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:03 PM
Photo of the tank stand, complete! It's screwed into the wall studs.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:20 PM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:48 PM
Home Depot clamp light with 1600 (I think) lumen full spectrum compact fluorescent bulb
Home Depot 18" undercabinet light with full spectrum bulb
24" standard aquarium hood light (came with something else) with unknown bulb
The clamp light is by far the brightest, with 1600 lumens. It is my favorite. $9 for clamp light, $4 for bulb.
Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:03 PM
Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:25 PM
Oh, I've shipped a lot of these juveniles away on aquabid, and am aroundabouts done now that I only have a few dozen fry left. The largest of these babies should start coloring up around a month from now, maybe? It'll be great to be able to get video and pictures of adults colored up in breeding dress, not afraid of me. Then maybe by July or August I'll have generation two *evil furtive cackle* I will be selectively breeding them for more blue color. The least shy ones are already getting more food than the shyer ones, a form of selection on its own. I only add grindal worms to the closest half inch to the front glass.
Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:37 PM
Here's a video:
These babies are fun to feed grindal worms because they look right at me when I walk up to the tank. It's the same look a dog gives you when you're holding food. I like these born-in-my-tank fish
Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:24 PM
Also, may I note that this was not the first photo taken, with flash? He a trooper, stayed right up in front although he dropped his dorsal and clamped his caudal to tell me he didn't like the flash. Oh, and he wasn't at the front glass pane until I walked up and dropped grindal worms in. What a good fish
Video of them taken just now:
I will let you all know when I see the first dance.
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