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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, it's funny, I've read so many thing about the fish that I keep in my big tank that I think sometimes people don't know what they are saying. This is not here, no worries...lol

I have a 55g with 3 African Ropes, a Dragon fish (not arowana), and several Angels (as well as a betta container and a few algae eaters) anyway, regarding the ropes. mine are doing fabulous! I've read they are picky eaters...OY mine are not! they eat flake food (seen it happen), shrimp pellets and all the frozen food that I can feed them. They come up to the top at feeding time and take it right from my fingers. The dragon fish also loves to eat all of the above. and of course so do the angels. it's just funny to me to see my own fish do what "they'll never do" according to some people...sigh.

Every morning I feed a mix of frozen foods...blood worm, spyrolina brine shrimp, glass worms, tubifex, mosquito larva and whatever else I may have in my freezer at the time. Boy do they love the morning! The baby angels which are in a different 55g get all of the above including cyclops and daphnia for the smaller ones. The bettas love it all too, so we're good
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One day I will definitely get some ropefish. African ropefish are some of my favorite freshwater fish.

So you have a dragon goby? How long have you had him? Is he being moved to a brackish tank? Just curious!! I haven't seen many people take care of them properly...it's good to see someone not trying to just feed them flakes, haha.




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well I've had him in the tank he's in for about 6 months now and he seems to be fine. Course I add salt to all my tanks, so maybe it's enough that he's happy along with the rest. He certianly seems to be, it's funny to watch him come morning feeding time. he zooms out from under his castle and starts this gulping with his gills flaring and sucks in anything that's in front of him. Before it started getting cold, I kept that betta container in there but about half way down and without any partitions. Then when I fed, I'd make sure a good bit of it just went in that container and within 5 minutes, Mr. Dragon would swim in there and gulp up everything. I've got a few pics of him chewing on a beef heart cube...he's a funny thing
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well I've had him in the tank he's in for about 6 months now and he seems to be fine. Course I add salt to all my tanks, so maybe it's enough that he's happy along with the rest. He certianly seems to be, it's funny to watch him come morning feeding time. he zooms out from under his castle and starts this gulping with his gills flaring and sucks in anything that's in front of him. Before it started getting cold, I kept that betta container in there but about half way down and without any partitions. Then when I fed, I'd make sure a good bit of it just went in that container and within 5 minutes, Mr. Dragon would swim in there and gulp up everything. I've got a few pics of him chewing on a beef heart cube...he's a funny thing
As he gets older you might want to consider moving him to a full brackish tank if you can . Since there is a difference between freshwater and marine salts.

He sounds really neat to watch. My mother and I are setting up a brackish tank and will probably be getting one...should be a lot of fun!




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