African Cichlid Fish Room Tour

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African Cichlid Fish Room Tour

– Hey YouTube, this is Cory from Aquarium Co-op And today, I’m here with Jay and Carol Guiller We’re going to check out their fish room They do lots of cichlids, lots of livebearers, and we’re gonna get started So this is the full room tour, it’s 350 square feet they say This whole wall here is 40 breeders It was kind of panned down here Looks like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight Is that what it is? One, two, three, four, yeah, eight – [Carol] Three rows of eight – [Cory] Yeah, so 24, 40 breeders on one wall And you got all the 10s in the back there And then on the other wall, you got all the 20s And one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight again So, you got 24 of those Got a couple of fans up top there, couple of overhead lights They did really cool tables through the center They’ve got 55s down low But then they’ve got the platforms to work and do stuff up here, which worked out awesome They’ve got a heater, they’ve got more shelves for fish food – This is the air exchange– – [Cory] Yeah, they have an air exchanger they put in– – [Carol] Which holds the humidity out and rewarms it, brings it back into the room, so it’s not bringing in cold air – [Cory] They’re running air through the top Attached to the ceiling, PVC linear air piston pump, for the all air They got the DYI tops with kind of a greenhouse siding, if you will And then they used the, as I call them, chicken brooder lights And they’re just stuck up above there, it shines down That’s one of the things most impressive is lighting their tanks really well I like the way they mounted it, and super cheap This fish room was put together well all together – [Carol] Well, obviously, this is Apistogramma cacatuoides And this is one of our breeder Orange Flash, and I’ve got several females in there with him One of the interesting things about the cacatuoides is that they have to like each other – [Cory] Sure – [Carol] So we’ve got several young girls in there And I’ve got another young male in there to kind of You can see a small one in here To try to keep him busy, try to keep his interest up But anyway, he’s one of our, what I consider one of my select Orange Flash – [Cory] And how do you tell the males from the females? When they’re young like that? – [Carol] Well, you can kind of start to see the coloration on them here And of course, your females turn a nice, bright yellow – [Cory] Okay – [Carol] It can be tough because they all look the same when they’re younger, and I have a couple tanks of younger ones – [Cory] Sure – [Carol] So you can get some that you think are female but end up showing color – [Cory] Okay, probably what they call a sneaker male – [Carol] Right, the sneaker male But there’s a little guy back there that I probably thought was a female at one point And you can see the flames on him, he’s going to end up being a double or triple red He’s pretty small in there – [Cory] If I’m right, don’t those two lines come out of the same fish? – [Carol] That is correct – [Cory] Okay, yeah – [Carol] That is correct, yes, yes And some breeders will work with lines for a period of time where they can guarantee that you’re going to get an Orange Flash or whether you’re not, you’re gonna get a red I don’t have it that technical because people like all different varieties And when we get to the other tanks, you’ll see that we’ve got a variety of both – [Cory] So down here in a 10, looks like a good bunch of fry from– – [Carol] Those are unsexable from June of this year – [Cory] Okay, so from June – [Carol] Yeah, they’re most slow growing – [Cory] Then we got some medium guys over here in a 20 – [Carol] Those are coming into their They’re starting to color up You can still have some sneaker males, but when you really look at them, you can see, for example, this guy here got some really nice flames growing in on him – [Cory] Yeah, and then up above – [Carol] And then up here, these are all sexable And again, you can see there’s a variety between the Orange Flash, and the doubles and triples They’re all different, you never know what you’re gonna get Here’s grandpa and grandma He’s big, they don’t spawn anymore They just kinda hang out together – [Cory] They just live and look awesome – [Carol] They’re in retirement, yep They live in retirement Those are the milinwe These are pretty – [Cory] And a pair? And these are the Lobis? – [Carol] And those are the Lobis And I keep them next to each other so that they can see each other to keep their pair-bonding up – [Cory] Okay, that makes sense – [Carol] That way, he doesn’t turn his aggression onto the female or vice versa – [Cory] That’s kind of a smart move, actually – [Carol] More concerned with each other, and if I do have any problems, I can put a paper divider in between the two, if they’re having too many problems with that – [Cory] And what do we have down here? – [Carol] And then those are the Checker, commonly called the Checkerboard Cichlids We acquired those not too long ago, so we haven’t had any spawns on them yet – [Cory] Yep, growing them out

– [Carol] Very cool – [Cory] And then, what do we got here? – [Carol] Those are the Brachyrhaphis roseni We started with the reverse trio, and we’ve had a couple of spawns They’re kind of up and in the plants Really cool, a very active fish, but really neat, nice colors I know people say you’re supposed to have lots of plants in there They look great if you do that, but we’ve not had any problems with them this way either – [Cory] Yeah, they look great – [Carol] That is the Signatus, one of the Shelly It’s just fry, we started off with he adult pair in there, allowed them to spawn Once these guys got big enough that they were on their own, we pulled the pair out and then just left the fry – [Cory] Yep, and these guys are shell dweller And you look like you’re using the PVC to– – [Carol] Right, Jay likes the PVC, it’s easier to clean It’s also easier to get, if you’ve ever tried to get the fish out of the shell, it’s impossible – [Cory] It’s my worst nightmare, actually – [Carol] It’s putting them on top of a cup and waiting until they decide to come out And this way, you can just twist the PVC off – [Cory] So, we’ve got an adult right here – [Carol] So that’s a female The Signatus, and then there’s a male back there And they kind of pick their territories, we do the same thing with the PVC in there – [Cory] Yeah, and the females get that silver belly or patch going on It’s almost like Kribensis in the fact that they get that Instead of purple, it’s kind of that silver – [Carol] And they get kind of a blue eye, which is kind of hard to see but Well, both of them have a blue tint And then of course, the males have the dark on the fins There’s a couple more pairs in there, but they’re kinda There’s a pair in the middle They like their spot there in the plants, kind of hiding – [Cory] So the rack of 10 gallon tanks, looks like we’ve got 18 of them or so, is that right? Yeah, three, six, yep, 18 – [Carol] Down on the bottom’s Panglo, the dark blue Panna guppies And Characodon lateralis, Rainbow goodeid, CARES species, quite a few CARES species in here – [Cory] They’re thriving – [Carol] The next one to the left is Cryptoheros myrnae, fry Those are just a couple of months old And they’re in there with some Longfinned Plecos And then those are African Cichlid, Victoria, Yellow Belly Albert’s the common name on those So it’s a fry there Then those are the unsexable Apistos And then the far left is the Pelvicachromis moliwe fry from the adult pair that you caught up there in the 10 gallon So you can see a lot of those smaller species We do have some spawning pairs in here Those are the Gold Ocellatus Lamprologus, the shellies Those are a batch of fry – [Cory] Then here – [Carol] Those are just the Lemon Yellow Guppies, along with the Characodon Is it pronounced audax? – [Cory] Yeah, I think it’s audax – [Carol] The Black Prince Goodeid – [Cory] Yeah, Lynnwood guppies, that’s what blew my mind when I walked in the room, is that I just thought they would of eaten them up, but apparently not – [Carol] We had a big patch of the guppy grass in there, which will prevent that We pulled it out because as everyone knows We got some Frogbit in there, so we decided to perch the Frogbit, and then we’ll put the guppy grass back in there – [Cory] Alright, so these are the breeder Gold Ocellatus in the 20 here He’s displaying next – [Carol] Very pretty, yeah We can’t really tell male from females other than size and behavior Other than that, they’re identical – [Cory] And more of the PVC ends Works awesome – [Carol] Makes it, again, easy for collecting the fry And like all shellies, they will attack you when you stick your hand in there They’re very territorial for little ones – [Cory] And then what do we got up here in this 20? – [Carol] These are, and I use a lot of common names, but this is the Southern Egyptian Mouthbrooder This is the fry colony As you can see we’ve got a couple different generations in there And then the adult colonies, we keep in a 40 gallon – [Cory] We’ll be taking a look at those – [Carol] Not a lot of color in those – [Jay] Not in the fry – [Carol] Not in the fry – [Cory] And what do we got here? – [Carol] And then these are the Sunspot, the Ikola – [Cory] The Brevis, is that right? – [Carol] The Brevis Ikola Sunspot, right We got those not too long ago, so they’ve just kind of been in here growing We haven’t really been concern about any spawning yet I think they’re getting close to it We’ll probably have to, may have to upgrade them to a slightly larger tank That’s the one thing with the, with the shellies, you wanna not have too many, even though you think it’s a small fish because they have such a big attitude And they are territorial, you want to be careful about how many you put in this space – [Cory] You got a little fry tank here it looks like

With some Ruby Green, Victorians – [Carol] Right – [Cory] Then down low here – [Carol] That is the Jenynsia lineata, which is the Onesided Livebearer This is the Pogostemon – [Cory] In a pot there – [Carol] Just to kind of keep Because they’ll also eat their own fry So we try to keep that up But if we notice pregnant females, we’ll move them into one of these fry savers, until she has her fry And then we’ll put her back with the colony – [Cory] Alright, what else do we got over here? What are these guys? – [Carol] These are Thorichthys, gold mix deco, firemouth – [Cory] Thorichthys, gotta be a firemouth species – [Carol] Yep, they’re the golds, they’re young, they’re only fry, we don’t have the adults here in the room So they’re just kind of growing out They’re wanting to know where food is Those are the Volcano Goodeid And we have that full colony in there – [Cory] They’re a curious fish These are what, Z tequilas? – [Carol] Yes, Zoogoneticus tequila If you want scientifc names, let me know – [Cory] It’s nice just trying to remember– – [Carol] This is a different age bracket of Ruby Green – [Cory] You guys got some babies over here – [Carol] These were 14 November, so these are just a little over a month old And then of course, this is, gosh, what are these? Probably somewhere around the, three, four months mark – [Cory] Just starting, there’s a real nice male there – [Carol] These are nice males, but certainly not adults – [Jay] Oh no, not at all – [Carol] Also fry tank, Pundamilia nyererei – [Cory] These guys are curious fish too yeah? – [Carol] Yes, and then these are Ruby Island – [Cory] What else we got? – [Carol] Another curious fish there, there’s a lot of small ones in there, Four-Spot Livebearer – [Jay] So, we got a green shrimp in there – [Carol] Yeah, just a wild type shrimp Which is nice, because this is like a nice nano set up, where you can see, we got the Plecos, the Val, the shrimps, the Four-Spots, and they all live really well together – [Cory] These are some of my favorite fish that I’ve yet to keep at home – [Carol] They’re really actually kinda neat They are neat You think, ah, but they got a nice yellow color – [Jay] They’re about four months old – [Carol] They’re really engaging – [Cory] They’re almost school a little bit, they got the blue eye, and they’re livebearers on top of all of this – [Carol] And they’re too young to spawn, but they didn’t really meet And then like the rest of the fish, as soon as we turn off the filters, they come right up top, they eat really readily so it’s nice – [Cory] And what do we got up here? – [Carol] These are Tiger Maneus – [Cory] That’s not one you see everyday either As they get bigger, is it more hunched of a back, is that? – [Carol] I don’t know, I’ve not really – [Cory] Because I think I’ve seen some of these in Great Sages for sure And when they get to be grandpa, there’s like a crescent moon shape – [Carol] This one’s really pretty, I don’t know if you can see all the black on the top, the dorsal fin here That one looks really nice And then of course, there’s fry up in there Try to keep, because again, like a lot of livebearers, they all eat their fry if we don’t We started going through a lot of the red velvet sort and then we slowly worked to a point where we were trying to get them darker and darker So this what– – [Jay] This is what we’re at now – [Carol] This is where we’re at – [Cory] They’re mighty dark red Coming through on the camera, people should see that, for sure – [Jay] We’re trying to get that little bit of white out of their eye, on the little half moon on the bottom, I’m trying to get that all the way red too – [Carol] So these are unsexable right now, they’re young But these are some of the darker ones that we’ve hung on to And then these are the Alcolapia alcalicus, they’re the Lake Natron And if you’re familiar with that, that’s the really, really, super salty, high alkaline lake, and high heat, which is in Africa The temperatures on it get above 90 degrees Is it highly alkaline or highly acidic? – [Jay] It’s very hardy – [Carol] So anyway, really cool fish They do need some extra heat and some extra buffering in order to thrive – [Cory] And you guys are keeping what, like 90 or something like that almost? – [Carol] It was like 89 1/2, but we changed it– (indistinct chatter) You could keep them, but if you want to do spawning and get their get your best out of them – [Jay] Keep them hot

– [Cory] Do you have to feed them extra since they’re so hot or anything? – [Carol] When we first got them, we were feeding them twice a day If you can do that, it’s better to feed them a little bit twice a day But they seem to be doing okay I call them the chipmunks of the fish world, too, because they will pack everything in their mouth if they can And they all look like they’re holding – [Jay] Fry – [Carol] So they’ll just pack it in there So, if you do have other fish, they’re in the tank with it, you have to be really careful about that because they’ll stick six, eight, 10 pellets in their mouth And anything else in there with them won’t have a chance, so that’s probably the other thing A really cool fish The adult colony of the Pseudotropheus polit, there’s the big dominant male back there in the back We’ve got some real (mumbles) in there These guys are super shy, super darty Once we put the Otopas in there, they actually started coming out and behaving more like normal fish Working with dithers is always a good thing if you find that you’re having issues with some fish being shy or darty, or having problems with them This is the adult colony of the Lamprologus stappersi, or we just call them the Pearly Ocellatus They’re so pretty Again, same kind of thing; the females are the ones guarding in front of the PVC’s there We’ve got female here, female in the middle, female in the corner And then the males run around and do their thing And then the females will guard the fry Once we see them, then we’ll pull them out of those PVC’s and put them in one of our fry savers because they’ll get picked off, unfortunately And then this is the Cyprichromis leptosoma, it’s the Kerenge Island The yellow tail male has acquired his home here underneath the log He’s kind of tough to see There you go, you got him And we also have a blue tail male in there And then the only other thing we have– – [Jay] Because they come in both the blue and the yellow Some people like the blue, some like the yellow – [Carol] And some of those are younger, that’s why they’re smaller We’ve been working on getting the colony up to size And then you’ll also notice there is a breeding pair in here of the Xenotilapia kilesa which is another tank species, so they’re co-habitating, because they’re both tank species There’s the male and female there in the corner, you got them And then we’ve got fry in the (mumbles) This is the adult colony of the Pundamilia, the Ruti Island that we talked about The adult male is off to your right – [Cory] Oh yeah, yeah – [Carol] He’s actually young, he’s only about a year old His father, we had for numerous years, he has moved on to fishy heaven But that is his son and he’s now taking over – [Cory] Yeah, we got him He’s another CARES fish, I assume? – [Carol] Yes And then of course, we got younger ones in there because you want to try to keep enough fish in there to keep your aggression down, and then an adult female back there – [Cory] Alright, what do we got – [Carol] This is the adult colony of the Williamsi, the Pseudothropheus, the Blue Lip The male is the big guy back there in the corner That’s the kind of the solid ochre color And of course, the female’s there You can see how they get their Blue Lip name – [Cory] Yeah, lipstick on them – [Carol] Bigger fish, bigger Mbuna Very pretty – [Cory] Probably about six inch of a tail or so? – [Carol] Not the biggest we have,by no means, but one of the larger ones that are out here So you wouldn’t want too many, unless you got a bigger tank – [Cory] What do we have down here? – [Carol] And then this is the Southern Egyptian Mouthbrooders, the females are in here Unfortunately, we do not have a dominant male at this time We got a new one growing out And then also, the Butterfly Cichlids are in there – [Cory] You don’t see people work with those very often – [Carol] They’re kind of back there in the back They seem to co-habitate pretty well The Butterfly Cichlids are really not in the best parameters by being with the Egyptians, so for spawning we would put them in their own tank and change their parameters a little bit But for cohabitation, they’re fine Up top, the Julidochromis – [Jay] T – [Cory] Transcriptus? – [Carol] Gosh, I just totally blanked – [Cory] Well, you only rattled off about 180 so far – [Carol] So, the Julis, I love these These are really personable fish, they’re a lot like the Multis They come up when the tanks go off, and really cool – [Cory] They breed them in a colony here? It’d be awesome if we have maybe more plants in there but

He tries not to do too many plants It makes it easier to work in, keep the tanks clean if you don’t have too much in there But anyway, super fun fish And then this is a Brevis, this is the Ruziba They probably look familar to you And then again, the PVCs These pair breed, as opposed to colony breed, so they will actually mate up And they won’t mix, they’ll defend their spots – [Cory] Alright, what do we got down low? – [Carol] This is grow out for Cyprochromas and Kilesa – [Cory] Oh, okay, yeah There’s a lot of them in there – [Carol] Got a lot of the Kilesa, and then different generations of course We always have Plecos in every tanks – [Cory] Nice – [Carol] That pot of Val is going crazy, we need to pull a little starch off of there – [Jay] I’ll make another pot out of those, yeah – [Carol] That’s one thing that grows well in our low lighting conditions – [Jay] It’s a mixed tank of – [Carol] Victorians Also, the darker ones here, they’re still not fully matured They’re just coming into the color This is another Pundamilia, but it’s called a Black Widow It’s also one that you don’t see very often There’s three males starting to show in there, and then some females We also have two females, our trio and a male of the Yellow Belly Albert, which is the Astatotilapia, another Victorian Also an CARES fish I don’t know if this Pundamilia is on the CARES list or not Down on the bottom, we have another CARES fish, we have the Pseudotropheus saulosi This is a younger colony, so the males are starting to turn blue, the females are yellow We’ve had numerous of those We get adult colonies, then we keep some of the fry, sell the adults, and then Anyway, these are some of the ones we’ve kept They’re also in their house with the Greenwoodi No, it’s Neochromis, it’s a Neochromis Greenwoodi, sorry He’s a little pale right now, but when they do their thing, they’re black Kind of a charcoal grey right now, but they become very black – [Jay] Should be two and two in there – [Cory] Looks like it, yeah – [Jay] Yeah, Neochromis Greenwoodi And they’re looking good – [Carol] And this is our Multis, every, ever, every popular favorite, nice community fish, they can actually spawn in a community environment They don’t pair breed The females will pick their shells, males will run around, do what they do There’s so many different varieties of generations in here We leave them and let them do what they do Camera probably doesn’t pick it up, but they got yellow tinges on their fin, and their really pretty blue eyes – [Cory] You got to see them in person to really fall in love with these It’s the behavior that sells them and makes you want to keep them – [Carol] Great behavior You can have quite a few in a tank Their colors pop better if you have more plants in there, which again, we don’t do because it makes it easier to keep the tank clean and get fish in and out if we need to But a super popular fish One of my favorites, a lot of fun – [Cory] What’s this guy down here? – [Jay] He is lividus – [Carol] Haplochromis lividus, Murchison bay, which is where they were collected from This is another species that was thought to no longer be in existence They were brought back and then finally identified not too long ago as actually being a lividus There’s a lot of activity in there because there’s a lot of males – [Jay] Those are three boys in there, and they got an only female in there – [Carol] Got to kind of keep enough in the tank so that the males don’t beat up the girls either – [Jay] You can see, none of their fins are tattered – [Carol] If you’re gonna do it, don’t just get one or two You want to get six, eight, to 10, depending on the size of your tank, so that you can allow them to keep that high level activity focused on a variety of fish, rather than one or two – [Cory] What do we got up here? These guys have been waiting to hear about them Because they look awesome – [Carol] Well, we’ll have to get you the really good adults when we go inside This is a trio The male is the big one there They’re still young These are of twos, they’re Taeniolethrinops laticeps, which is an African type of earth eater, beautiful fish

Haven’t completely colored But we’ll see the bigger ones when we go inside Very cool fish, very peaceful They will eat fish that are smaller than they are, but they’re not like typical cichlids in the sense that they’re just gonna beat up, attack, and kill all your other fish We’ve had Swordtails in there with them with dithers, we do need some Dithers in there And they’re fine, as long as they’re not, they don’t look like food, they’re good to go So, very cool fish – [Cory] What do we have up here? – [Carol] And then this is the Haplochromis Ruby Green And the dominant male is off on the left Someone begged us, begged us, begged us to sell our breeder and we did it, and it was the worst mistake of my life But they really, really wanted it, so we did it He was absolutely stunning So this is his son Probably one of the most colorful, I think, that are out there And he’s not even as dark as he should be because of the activity that’s going on – [Jay] Nobody’s in here during the day, it’s always me – [Carol] Anyway, great fish – [Jay] Good size for a 30 pound tank – [Carol] They don’t get huge And I don’t think they’re as aggressive as some of the others like, for example, the lividus, the Pundamilia Are they aggressive? Sure, they’re (mumbles) cichlids, but they’re not as severe as some of the others So it’s a nice intermediate cichlid, as far as size and aggression is concerned And then we saw the Signatus in here – [Cory] Yeah, Signatus – [Carol] And we’ve been into that – [Cory] What do we have down low? – [Carol] Down at the bottom is another one that was thought to be extinct If you kind of slowly come to the left there, I don’t know if you have enough light to even see – [Jay] These are the really shy fish we got in here – [Carol] This is wild caught, brought back with its eggs They were also finally identified in the last six months and known to be Astatotilapia brownae Another one which was thought to no longer be in existence – [Cory] Well, they’re in existence here, you got fry – [Carol] Yeah, we have fry of both the lividus and the brownae – [Cory] And over here? – [Carol] And then here, we have another mixed tank We’ve got the Leleupi, which are younger They’re not of breeding age yet They kind of come and go for the yellow and orange color varieties Super pretty, color lemon cichlid And also in there, we have the Harpagochromis species gold duck – [Jay] Harpagochromis – [Carol] Harpagochromis, sorry Also fairly new to us And there’s a male and some females They’re a little shy yet, they’re still getting used to their environment The male tends to hide in that left cichlid stone Their face looks a little bit like a duck’s bill, so that’s how they get their name And the male is a nice dark green, really pretty fish We’ve got them in there with the Leleupi to try to get them to be less shy They’ve learned now that when the air comes off, it’s time to come eat They come right to the top and eat – [Jay] Yeah, they are super shy, let’s see what we’ve got – [Carol] But they’re shy as well – [Jay] Let’s see if we can’t get these little guys out Because I’d never seen them in the Hobby You won’t find them in your pet stores – [Carol] Here he comes He says, oh, power’s off, where’s the food? – [Cory] Time to eat, yeah – [Carol] And you can see how nicely dark colored he is It’s actually like a forest green, which your camera probably isn’t picking up – [Cory] What do we got above here? – [Carol] We don’t have too many Swordtails in here, but this is one of my favorites, super popular It’s the Showas, some people call them the Koi Swordtails, where they got the white, the black, and the orange So this is the adult breeding colony, lots of activity going in there Some are smaller because we’ve thrown some in with white because we want to try to continue to perpetuate the white ones, not just the gold and the black But some people like the red and the black, but some people like just the red and the black, so it’s really interesting Everybody has their preference We have a ton of fry, and those are growing up in the house in the 29 gallon But this is the adult colony And then there are some Longfinned Green Dragon Plecos in there as well – [Cory] Kind of on top there, yeah – [Carol] And then this fry saver has got some of the little Black Prince Goodeids in there We like to keep the younger fry in the fry savers First of all, it keeps them safe

Second of all, it allows for isolated feeding Because if you have them in a tank that’s got guppies and adults, they’re never gonna get any food They’re not going to have a chance So by keeping them in this isolated container, I can ensure that I grow them to the size and the strength that I want before we put them into a colony-type environment And that reduces our losses – [Cory] Awesome, then who do we got up top here? – [Carol] Probably not gonna get them without the air coming off also They tend to hang out at the bottom We had a guest speaker come to the club, he brought some (mumbles) fish They’re super beautiful, they’re still growing up And these are the Salvinis Which, these are the Riavo, which are the ones that get the red – [Jay] Super bright red – [Carol] They keep the red We have two males that are emerging, coming out, starting to show their red Don’t have a lot of light – [Cory] You can just see the red starting to come in – [Carol] If we had better lighting, we’ve got the iridescent blues on their sides So anyway, they’re younger These are F1’s – [Jay] Stand by for fry – [Carol] We’re just getting them up to grown size No doubt, we’ll probably have to separate those – [Cory] Yeah, they’re not going to live in there forever – [Carol] They’re not going to stay in there forever – [Jay] They’ll kill everything around them – [Carol] We did have other fish in there and, they did okay, but– – [Jay] They were younger too – [Carol] They were younger and they’re pretty quick about getting the food So if there’s anything else in there with them We were having a hard time feeding them because they’re so aggressive with their eating That’s another thing you need to look out when you companion your tanks is how well can you feed all of the species that are in the tank And so we have them in there There’s Plecos, of course, on the bottom I don’t know if you want to call it overflow, mishmosh tank, and then of course, it’s also our pet tank because I think that you guys both got your puffers roughly at the same time, didn’t you? – [Cory] Yeah, I’m not sure if I got Hank before or – [Carol] You got him a Conway also, I think, right? And you were there at the time So this is Paco Nacho, I don’t know why we came up with that name But he’s a Baja Ca Puffer Oh, he’s going to do a yawn for ya And we’ve got him in there with a variety There’s some Honduran Red Points in there Sometimes if we have fish that need to be separated, or we’re not sure They pop out of a fry saver into a 20 gallon, we go, gee, you don’t belong in there, but we don’t know what you are Since we aren’t confident what it is, we’ll go ahead and put him in there This is just a nice mishmosh tank There’s a mated pair of Honduran Red Points in there They spawn in there, have their fry – [Jay] And then they defend it forever – [Carol] And they do, they defend it forever, until we take them and give them to the (mumbles) And then of course, Paco is, we’re really lucky, he’s pellet-trained He does eat the Hikari Massivore Pellets The Ramshorn Snail, which we do keep in a few very select tanks so that we can give him those – [Cory] And in the center column here, they’ve also got their 35 gallon trash can full of Daphnia, which is just thriving And this is indoors, so I’m gonna have them teach me some things on this because their Daphnia looks amazing – [Carol] And he just mounted that can on casters on wheels, so it actually rolls So it is movable, it’s not – [Cory] They’ve got it figure out here Mine crashed indoors, I think it was temperature issue But they’ve got some tricks – [Jay] We’ve had them up to 87 degrees – [Cory] I’ve taken them pretty warm, but I think mine shut down from being cold because right now it’s probably 40 in the garage– – [Carol] Yeah, that’s too cold – [Cory] Awesome fish show, 350 square feet, how long is it, 30 by 10? You can fit 28, 40 breeders, or 24, 40 breeders, 24 20’s, some 10’s You got a 125, you got some stuff through the center – [Jay] It’s still got room to work – [Cory] Yeah, they’ve got plenty of room, and that’s key there A lot of people, they try and fit a 4th tank in or something like that and they realize, their life is hell – You got the short nets here, so you can work, and then– – [Jay] Anything less would be a pain in the butt, wouldn’t even enjoy it – You can get your long handle nets If we’re getting down to the 55s and so, that would make it a little bit tough, but if you’re using your shorter ones – [Cory] Very well put together – [Carol] A lot of planning went into that, as I’m sure you all know when you did your planning Planning is really important – [Cory] They didn’t miss anything here They got stuff going over cords, stuff like that A lot of people, it’s a tripping hazard

There’s water on the floor, stuff like that – We didn’t want all the power cords and air to be coming from above and over – Easy working around all that – Just dropped them down, behind and over – Notice the racks on the bottom are on pressure-treated– – [Cory] Yeah, I noticed that – We have come out here a time or two and a tank has leaked It’s gonna happen The concrete allows everything to basically evaporate, and then the pressure-treated wood, we were able to level on top of the pressure treated And then the gap that we have down there You’ll notice, we’ve also used for additional storage: air parts, Catappa leaves, bagged foods, pipettes, air parts, all that provides additional storage – [Jay] No extra room required – [Cory] And this is just a little subdivision you’ve built in your garage It’s a very air-tight room, this thing is amazing And I hope you guys can see that through the video Hey guys, thanks for watching Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel Please leave any feedback or questions down below For any items featured in the video today, check out aquariumcoop.com