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    Week 16 completed, 30% of the contest and changes are happening a little more slowly now.
    Their major growth spurt has them all almost 5" total length and some over but as expected started to slow.
    Now is the time that I have to go back and look at old pictures to see how much they have changed.
    They are slowly developing color accross their body and the red around the eye is filling in more.

    The water parameters have remained the same throughout the time they have been here.
    The water is 65 microseimens, 30 parts per million, ph 6.5 with 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia.
    The nitrates remain about 5 ppm.

    Since I have moved them to an 80 gallon tank I have made daily 75% - 80% water changes but thinking I will
    start cutting back to daily 50% water changes within a couple weeks. I will still continue to wipe sides and bottom
    of tank every other day and feed beefheart/shrimp mix once daily with pellets and flake a little more.
    I'm expecting the nitrates to remain low when I cut back on water changes but will keep a check.
    Everything has been very consistant and they continue to come to the front of the tank begging for food.
    There has been a couple times when they were slow coming to the front of the tank and I waited for them
    to get more hungry before I would feed them. That sure dosn't happen offten.

    Bill


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    Default Re: Week 16

    Wonderful description. Fish are beautiful.
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    Default Re: Week 16

    Great read - they look fabulous!
    Cheers Kath

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    Default Re: Week 16

    WOW, nice job!! They really look good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wild View Post
    Great read - they look fabulous!
    Thanks Kath, we have all recieved a nice group of Albino's to work with.
    Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Lytehouse View Post
    Wonderful description. Fish are beautiful.
    Thanks Lynn, I have enjoyed having these Albino's.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 16

    Picture perfect as usual. They really are striking.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    Picture perfect as usual. They really are striking.

    Chris
    Thanks Chris for your kind words and all your encouragement.
    Bill



    Quote Originally Posted by TURBOFROG View Post
    WOW, nice job!! They really look good!
    Thanks, hoping everything continues smooth for the rest of the competition.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 16

    Bill,

    The fish are looking fantastic! Thanks for the thorough breakdown of what is going on. Well done!

    Best wishes!
    Chad Hughes

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    Truly outstanding Bill, beautiful patterns developing. I really like reading your updates,very precise.

    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by acroken View Post
    Truly outstanding Bill, beautiful patterns developing. I really like reading your updates,very precise.
    Kenny
    Quote Originally Posted by avionics30 View Post
    Bill,
    The fish are looking fantastic! Thanks for the thorough breakdown of what is going on. Well done!
    Best wishes!
    Thanks Kenny & Chad
    I try to post something about food and water parameters each week so nobody has to go back in posts if they wanted to find out. Seems redundant but maybe it helps someone.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 16

    Bill, as always, amazing job you are doing with them! They look beautiful.

    Take care,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Bill, as always, amazing job you are doing with them! They look beautiful.
    Take care,
    Eddie
    Life's been easy with these guys.
    Thanks buddy,
    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 16

    Bill, they really are looking great, love the colouration.
    Paul

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    Default Re: Week 16

    Looking good Bill
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    Default Re: Week 16

    Quote Originally Posted by hedut View Post
    Looking good Bill
    Thanks hedut.


    Quote Originally Posted by pcsb23 View Post
    Bill, they really are looking great, love the colouration.
    I really got a nice group, enjoy them immensely.
    Thanks for the compliments Paul.

    Bill

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