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#21 Andy_1984

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 09:03 PM

Just finished decorating the whole house. Fish were in a storage box for a week with an external filter i purchased a while ago.

They are absolutely fine but whats more interesting is after beeing back in the tank they have become somewhat friendly again both tench are out exploring even the little one ventures out on his own and its the first time ive ever seen him properly and in full glory.

The tank is in a new location, sort of. Instead of being flush against a wall its now 3 cornered with a view to the entire living room from inside tank so they can see everyhing going on around them.

Still though the tench will be rehomed this summer.

Any suggestions on cold water species ? Im not really into brightly colored fish.

Been looking at different species of loach too. Think another weather loach is a certainty.

Another thing the loach seems to have almost unlimited energy lately. He was going full on for 24hours all over the place. Not surprisingly the day before some seriously crappy weather here.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:13 PM

Andy

 

Weather Loach are certainly interesting fish, not sure what species you can get hold of where you are. I am lucky that there is a big group of stores about an hours drive away that I go to for Cichlids & Catfish. They also sell a lot of rare and unusual species that includes cold water fish, the sort of stuff that you do not see in your standard aquarium or pet store.

 

There are a number of interesting fish that will survive in unheated tanks if you are interested in non-natives. There are a few Sunfish that come up for sale from time to time like Pumpkinseeds and Black Banded Sunfish. There is a huge range of bitterlings and small dace and minnow type fish. They do seem to be restricting a lot of cold water species but as soon as one is blocked an alternative will be imported. I have even seen some pretty awsome looking Loach in the coldwater section.

 

The link below shows some of the temperate fish that come up for sale at one of the aquarium shops I go to Wildwoods, it might give you an idea of what is available for those who want an unheated tank slightly different to the standard Goldfish and Carp.

 

http://www.tropicalf...ropical


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Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub,  Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek


#23 Andy_1984

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

Cheers for the list. Will have a good look over it when im on pc. Fish shops here dont have much of a selection apart from usual suspects. Most unusual one i seen were 2 rays of some description. Other shop i wouldnt trust always a dead fish or two and a lot of white spot on many fish.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:45 PM

Andy, I'd always look for a good local fish shop, but if you don't have one you can get to, it might be worth investigating buying online?

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:05 PM

its a possibility Steve. the only decent ones(4 of em) round here are all the same same street and only two are really any good although lacking in anything decent/out of the ordinary. one does a lot of excellent tropicals and marine but not many cold water though do sometimes get things in like tench and gudgeon in summer. the other is a good shop but mostly the usual tropicals like mollys, guppies, plecs etc.


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