Sunday, February 28, 2010

N Class Male Limegreen ELB Profile

Recieved a call from the Philippines and glad to hear some good news!!! The Flametail and Snakechest Class N Endlers has arrived safely in the Philippines... I ordered them about 9days ago from Adrian Hd(Swampriveraquatics.com) and good to hear that there isnt any casualties inside the package... Cool!!!


Anyway here are some profile fotos of my Limegreen juvienile which is starting to color-up...












Some updates Later on!!!

Tank Top

I love the look from the top view... This reminds me of my ponds in the Philippines...

Nice RC Images







F1 Lime Green Trio

Eiow... Presenting my Limegreen F1 trio...
These are the f1 from the limegreen female I left in the Philippines... They managed the 8hr long trip inside my luggage going here in Dubai... Amazing!!!



Saturday, February 20, 2010

RC maleX PC female

My first attempt to cross my male Redchest to Peacock female... Lets see what will happen...

Later on...

My Lime Green Female ELB in the Philippines

Limegreen female ready to drop...


Cycled...

This tank is now ready to accomodate my juvieniles...

Recent shots

Redchest Endlers (broken red)








Friday, February 12, 2010

Anubias attack!

Some anubias nana to go along with the Endlers

Anubias is a genus of aquatic and semi-aquatic flowering plants came from the same family of Cryptocorynes. This plant is native to tropical central and western Africa. They primarily grow in rivers and streams, but can also be found in marshes. It is one of the easiest Aquarium plants to grow...

Here you can see it growing on top of a small terracotta souvenir from Greece


It also does well in a petrified wood of different Size and Shapes... Up to you on how you train it to attach.



Remember this is an aquatic epiphytes and soil is not needed otherwise the stolons will rot.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some shots

N Class male peacock endlers

Green Life in my Tanks

Started my Cryptocorynes Collection...
Cryptocoryne is a genus of about 50-60 species of aquatic monocot plants from the family Araceae (arums). The genus is naturally distributed in tropical regions of Asia and New Guinea.
Commonly called water trumpet (which refers to their inflorescence; a spadix enclosed by a spathe typical for the Araceae family) Cryptocorynes are mostly found in streams and rivers with not too rapidly flowing water in the lowland forest. They also live in seasonally inundated forest pools or on river banks submerged only at high water.







Just started with this unidentified Crypt I got from the Lfs recently.. I started to divide into 3 rhizomes to get the most out of it and insure its survival.. Maybe in the next couple of months this will be identifiable already... The thing with Cryptocorynes is that, it is way too difficult to identify their species coz they tend to change their Size, Shape and Color when raised in a varying conditions...

Got some large type of crypt(Cryptocoryne balansae) that I smuggled from the Philippines which is very slow growing...Not a very good potted specimen...


The Java Invasion...
Java Moss (Versicularia dubyana) is a moss belonging to the Hypnaceae family. Native to Southeast Asia, it is commonly used in freshwater aquariums either by attaching it to rocks, pots or driftwood and can be trained to create a 'moss wall'. Java Moss can be easily propagated via division. It accepts different intensity of lighting and makes a great foreground plant. Livebearers keepers commonly use this as a fry protection for canniballistic mother.

This piece of java moss which I trained to attach in a sandstone rock is my first taste of this kind of moss given to me by one of the Lfs owner Shakeel... Thanks man!!!

After a while under a full lighting...It seems that they wont stop growing!...
Now take a look...


When all else fails...

This one dont!...

Elodea or commonly called waterweeds... A good oxygenator and a great stuff to go with my 'endlers' fry. Very fast growing and a toxic terminator as well...