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About maddzvk

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    Yes, Bettas & Other Species
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    shrimp,
    bettas (fancies and wilds)
    killifish,
    rainbows
    general tropical :)

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  1. maddzvk

    LB20150624 : Blue Crowntail Pair

    ​pretty good. most are over a cm the runts have just had a growth spurt this past week and they are eating grindals now as well. small spawn but come jarring thats what i prefer. a few light bodies but most are dark. ​yeah freaked out cause i was like oh god how are the supposed to half an inch oh wait that in 3 more weeks! false alarm actually going ok. yes he is. hes still just as feisty and flary as the day i got him too
  2. maddzvk

    LB20150624 : Blue Crowntail Pair

    Thats excellent news. there have been so many beautiful fish dqd for size so that sounds like it will be an vast improvement. Progressing well enough on there not a scrap of live food diet. I had a moment of panic they were stunted then realized they are smack bang on two weeks so barely being half a cm isnt a problem for some reason i was rounding them up to almost a month old and wondering why they were so far below the 0.6-0.8 size expectation at a month old. Nope. they are 2 weeks old All of them are between 0.3-0.5cm so on trend for now.
  3. It's July and time for the yearly plant night! This year 3 tanks will be set up in 3 distinctive styles: *Adrian - of exotic aquatic and ADA glory - Will be setting up a 'nature' style aquascape *John Lenegan - of EDAS and ANGFA - will be setting up a biotype style aqaurium * and lastly Eddie Tootal - 7 times winner/place getter for the EDAS cyril callam trophy- will be setting up a dutch style aquarium. All plants have been provided by the EDAS - plant study group. Plus all the usual fixtures: Flash-a-Plant with Eddie Table Show --> Large Tropicals: Non-rainbow natives --> Small Tropical: Tetras --> Goldfish: Orandas and shubunkins --> Plants: Ferns and Pogostemons --> Bettas: Plakats Raffle Trading Table Question Time Door Prize and SUPPER ! https://www.facebook.com/events/1455190768136374/
  4. SIRE This is the sire the day I got him. He's from an LFS I don't usually visit. But halfmoon spread, even reduction and nice colour with limited redwash (ventrals darn) With the bargain price of $15 for the pair and a decent match in store same day He convinced me I should really give CT's a proper go. DAME I got her the same day I got the boy, she's more of a comb than and full blown crown, but she's feisty. This pairs been chilling while I set up a tank for them in the **in progress*** fish garage They've been regularly flared, fed live food the whole time. Once the boy was in his own tank he had a few days to establish his territory, a couple of supervised flare sessions and then finally some in tank dates once the lady was in the tank it didnt take him long either. On his second or third date in tank with lady they got down to business. Less than an hour after releasing her and staring into our other tanks with cursery glances the pair was ok I said hey James can you pack the lady away and James said away or out there's eggs. --> 24/06/15 Oh that's a tad unexpected but welcome. lady out and fed, minor damage to her. Dad was doting and wonderful plenty hatched. I'm tossing up what to do food wise Setting up a BBS hatchery is a bit of an issue right now so they are actually on liquid fry, betta starter and decaps bbs (so 0 live food) 3 times a day with 15L added over the last week, cleaning the bottom for waste each day as well. They are also progressing really well, all are swimming well and staying at the top of the tank among the frogbit. No deaths, everyone is active and eating and they are doing well with my not quite as careful as they could be waterchanges. I'm feeling really motivated and optimistic with them it's a race against the clock but hopefully with the water changes and feeding schedule I've been doing and an abundance of tanks and water for them, if they stay this healthy I may be able to get a few up to size by the September show. (wishful thinking perhaps but just under 3 months it is possible...)
  5. maddzvk

    Dumbo spawn attempt 1

    Pretty sure this spawn is ALL OVER FACEBOOK. They look wonderful and they've travelled far (4? states). Remember to keep a few aside for yourself or for the show in September!! Would love to see some Aussie bred enlarged pectorals with nice form and colour
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    some of our endler hybrids...

    The pink platinums have been looking wonderful lately In two tanks at the moment so the Juvies are growing up well and the adults are doing adult things (babies many many babies).
  7. Event is at--> https://www.facebook.com/events/1196038037094448/ Saturday, 25 July 2015, 12:30 - 16:30. Special interstate guest and also the last meeting before the September international show.
  8. ​Does anyone know how much is being done??? I feel like the delay happened and it went quiet and now i'm wondering if in 6 months it will be back to fishkeeping doomsday cause everyone sat on there heels and breathed a sigh of relief and promptly forgot it was a postponement . hopefully there's some research being carried out which will be able to provide an alternative to batch testing and the high kill rate needed.
  9. maddzvk

    Conditioning & dating has started with....

    this pair is gonna have such beautiful babies.....
  10. maddzvk

    some of our endler hybrids...

    any pics yet?? may take a few more pics soon. Theres french blues etc in boronia so why not
  11. maddzvk

    Howdy from outer Eastern Melb

    welcome to the forum. hope you enjoy it!
  12. maddzvk

    Wild types

    we still are waiting on a few new additions too
  13. maddzvk

    b. smaragdina fry

    ahah always good finding ebtter way to do tyhings liek take photots. fry look they are going well
  14. maddzvk

    Greetings

    Welcome to the group! hope you enjoy the forum. theres pretty limited endlers in aus but theres some around and some great breeders
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    First spawn this time round

    she looks to have 4+ branching so i think your right about being a super delta.
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