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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by peewee1 View Post
    I do believe that Pat has found the secret to the next generation of high def fish photography.
    Thanks peewee but I just read from Al's playbook.
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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snxtif View Post
    Ooohhhh myyyy godddd

    Gorgeous fish and photos Pat, thank you for sharing.
    Thank you Cyrus and you are more that welcome
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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    In reading back through this challenge I noticed you're required to wrap your tank in white what is the reasoning behind that.

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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sturiosoma View Post
    In reading back through this challenge I noticed you're required to wrap your tank in white what is the reasoning behind that.

    Jeanne
    Hi Jeanne, covering the back and sides of a tank makes the fish feel more secure. Gives them a sense of place (if that makes any sense). In a bare bottom tank where the bottom is not covered the fish will skate (swim along the bottom of the tank at a angle) and they will seem very unsettled. They will continue to skate the bottom until you do something about it. My QT bottoms are not covered or painted so I keep a very thin layer (1/8 of an inch) of sand on the bottom.

    The skating behavior is similar to adding a new group of discus to an unknown tank and you will see them pacing the tank as a group. After about 24 hours the fish will settle down and quit the pacing.
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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    G'day Pat. I know you're busy with your recent workshop photos, but do you have any update pics of your grow out challenge fish you can share with us?

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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    G'day Pat. I know you're busy with your recent workshop photos, but do you have any update pics of your grow out challenge fish you can share with us?
    Hi Danny, when the Cuipeua F1s I received from Al needed more space I gave away the larger fish to a local person. I needed the 40 they were in so I could split the F1s into two tanks. The smaller challenger fish are sharing a tank with a couple of wilds. They are growing but slower since I have not be giving them the dedicated water changes they need for good growth so ..I am a bad mom. I can grab some pics of them if you like?
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    Default Re: Pat's Challenger Growout Thread

    Ah ok, gotcha Pat. I always like seeing pics of your fish, so I'd love to see a pic of the smaller challenge fish with your wilds, maybe a full tank shot? I'll bet the local person who received the bigger fish was blessed!!

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    nice thread..

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