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Description of the aquarium:
Central America
Tank size:
120x50x50 = 300 liters ~ 79 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Normal Juwel Aquarium. Bottom holes were bonded
Basin stands on Jewel cabinet in beech. Lighting is homemade and has been adopted as the previous owner.
HMF is now out end of May 2010
vorne links 2011
rechts mitte 2011
Aquarium decoration:
Aquarium sand in bright as sand box game. Without fertilizer additives.
1 large Echinodorus bleheri
2 offshoots thereof.
12:07:11 - cuttings and Echiodorus is out.

1 bunch Haarnixe
as I stick plants rejuvenated from this group and to.

June 2010 - Muschelblume as a floating plant cover on the half side of the basin.

Valisnerien have been added

More there will not be even there on plants.
Place in this basin is the top priority and shelters made of roots.
Pflanzen im Aquarium Der blaue Bock
Pflanzen im Aquarium Der blaue Bock
Special features of the facility:
5 large Moorkienwurzeln
Update June 2010 there are now 11 root pieces. I have stacked quasi on the right side all over each other to the water surface.

A number glued stones to the ground, which I left by the previous owner inside.
The stones provide but also for the fish back structure and thus ground-demarcation which precisely not to be of minor importance in the eight binding cichlid.

A pile of lava rocks complete the picture on the right side from, there is space for juveniles
Aquarium equipment:
DIY a lamp T8 w for 120 basins 38. As adopted by the previous owner.
In plants I also put virtually no value in this basin.
Lighting time - 12 hours a day. Without break.
I think the lighting rather too strong and have therefore introduced floating plants (water lettuce) these now cover the left Häflte pelvis.
Water Linden I introduced myself, but the do not disturb on.
Depending on fertilizing with liquid fertilizer explode the floating plants, the conch flowers are very large, with little to no fertilizing the flower and shell the independent propagation of those remain modest by streamers.
I prefer to fertilize as little as possible, because I do not have a plant paradise, but a "castle" for the blue Bock and partner.
28.05.2010: Technology changes or upadte
HMF out.
EHEIM 2075 purely
Eheim 2075 Professionel 3 - large pre-filter for easy intermediate cleaning and extra long service life - a new suction principle - robust hose adapter - pump power adjustable - Media + = complete with original EHEIM filter media Specifications: 2075 for aquariums up to about / For aquariums up to l 600 Pump output approx ./Pomp output l / h 1250 Delivery head approx Hmax m 1,8 Power consumption / power consumption W 16 Container volume / Canister volume l 9.2 Dimensions HxWxD / mm Dimensions 453x238x244
The filter is class and serh maintenance

additionally EHEIM ECO 130
EHEIM ecco pro 130
- Product Type: 2032020
- For aquariums from 60 to 130 liters
- Power: 230 V / 50 Hz 5 Watt
- Pump performance: 500 l / h
- Lifting height: 1.40 m
- Filter volume 1.2 l + 0.3 l (pre)
- Tank capacity: 3.0 l
- Dimensions: 205x298 mm (height x diameter)

At the exit of the ECO PRO a Aquamedic UV clarifier depends with 11 Watt.
UV clarifier I'll exchange it for a larger one. the 11 Watt I then hang on the breeding tank.
Other equipment:
UV clarifier 11 watts on small filters
Should be exchanged for larger ones.
Eheim 2075 prof 3
Eheim Eco mit angeschlossenenmUV Filter von AquaMedic
Clash cymbals for

Rocio otofascicata

Heros octofasciatus
Cichlasoma octofasciatus
Cichlasoma hedricki
Cichlosoma biocellatum

This fish needs a pool with very clear water and medium flow for a well-being. The reason should me soft gravel or sand to be designed because the fish love stirs.
This fish is very difficult to socialize because it can be very aggressive, and smaller fish are food for him.

The female is a normal form (wild breed descendant of 1st degree) with a very nice amount of red in fin and throat.
The goat is a breed form - a so-called Electric Blue Jack Dempsey..

Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) was one of the most popular boxers and held from 1919 to 1926 the title of heavyweight titlist. His aggressive attacking style and his punching power made him immensely popular and these characteristics could be seen in our cichlid. Now we need to know that already 60cm aquariums were considered large at that time, however. The majority of aquarists only had far smaller pool. And here the Jack Dempsey cichlid-can really be uncomfortable. In today's customary, far larger aquariums Rocio octofasciata is no more vicious than other cichlids also.

The home of the gorgeous colored animal is Central America, where it inhabited southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Our fish are aquarium strains of unknown origin. These cichlids are open breeders with parental family. Males can to 20, females up to 18 cm are long, but they are sexually mature at about 8 or 6 cm length.

The Blue Jack is not as aggressive as the ancestral form and also remains smaller.
We will see what happens when the female from the breeding is as great as the Bock - then proposes the mother by having the buck beaten erheblch, or remain the "Blue gene Animals also quiet.
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Mickey Mouse Platy
Xiphophorus maculatus var. Mickey Mouse

Breed form of originating from Central America Xiphophorus maculatus from which there are very many color varieties.
Order: Cyprinodontiformes (Cyprinodontiformes)
Family: Livebearers (Poeciliidae)
Origin: cultivar from Xiphophorus maculatus, who lives in flowing lowland waters of Central America.
Features: Length 4-6 cm, with male copulatory organ (Gonopodium) and slightly smaller than the females.
Entertainment: A lively group of fish for easy planted aquariums. Floating plants as a retreat for young fish.
Lining: Fresh vegetable food such as algae. Small live and dried fodder.
Reproduction: viviparous
Age: up to 3 years
Aquarium size: 50 l
Water Region: Centre
Temperature: 20-25 ° C
pH: 7.0-8.0
Total Hardness: 5-30 ° dGH
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Stud: easy

The Platys are out.
That was hardly we regarded the blue Bock has yet picked apart in the past year in the context of parental care.

I'll try it with guppies as co-inhabitants (Endler). They are possibly so small that mean there is no danger - possibly live food - we'll see.

The general problem in the couple is to be able to defend the need to co-inhabitants the nest and breed. Otherwise, eat or leave it on himself. The bracuhen printing easily. Since the Platys were good last year, but either to "perch-like" of the shape or size, so that one or two have been completely cut down.
Guppies or heavy vehicles are the alternative - I try it with guppies.
sept09 ca einem Monat nach Kauf
Hat doch geklappt. freischwimmende Jungfische 30.06.2010
Besatz im Aquarium Der blaue Bock
Mom mit Jungfischen 220710
Hauptdarsteller 20082010
Hauptdarsteller 2010
Hauptdarsteller 2010
Versteckt 7/2011
Seite erwischt 7/11
Kopfstudie 7/11
halbe Seite 7/11
iphone am 13.7.11
Water parameters:
No3 = 0 mg / l
No2 = 0 mg / l
D = 6-7
KH = 5
PH = 6.9
25 degrees water temperature

Temperature adjusted to about 25-26 degrees, night drop to 23-24 degrees.
This is also so in the extensive descriptions of the fish. But I've found that they are much more active at 27 degrees, but also aggressive.
Whereby intraspecific aggression between the couple (and the basin is now a pair of cymbals) does not exist.
Even when Eiabalge are rather cowardly fish, because these are looking at observing the width. There is nothing to be seen or felt by the described much Boxer mentality of these fish.
This may also be because I have a Blue - Bock had that yes generally not to be so aggressive after species descriptions, such as the "wild" members of this genus.

Water change wöchtenlich 1/4 to 1/3 of the basin

23.06.2010 - Water levels currently:

No3 = 0.2 mg / l
No2 = 0 mg / l
NH4 = 0 mg / l
NH3 = 0 mg / l
GH = 8
KH = 6
PH = 7.2
PO4 = 0.25 mg / l
FE = 0.5 mg / l
CU = 0.0 mg / l
02 = 6,0mg / l
25 degrees water temperature

12.07.2011 - water levels stable.
Striking the absolute readiness to spawn is always after a water change.
A regular water changes and I change mitlerweile 50% of the water is auschlagebend for growth, colors and spawning - so my experience.
Live food (white and black Muelas)
Smelts, Chichlidenticks
Tetra chilid Shrimp Sticks, JBL Novo Stick M, smelts (frozen and splits)
Mussels and shrimp (both frozen) are very gladly taken.
Cucumber slices BIO, peeled and frozen, so you go to the ground
black and white mosquito larvae (frozen). On red I renounce entirely
1-2 days feeding pause. That does the fish very well.
Feed only as much as within seconds seizure.
When spawning preparation I feed a little more until the clutch is seen., Followed by normal rhythm.
Further information:
I'll try Blue Dempsey tightened.
There is quite a lot has been written about Blue Dempsey or electric blue.
Initially, the origin was not clear, then there was talk of a hybrid.

2 times scrim, but that have the Rocios abandoned. Consequence was that all troublemakers are out now (Before a troop calluses catfish)

Now let's wait and see.
The couple is very young and still exerts well.

Bock is 12 cm, the lady just 8 cm tall.

2 times practiced and now it has yet worked out. The larvae I had not already seen, made yesterday generous water changes. Now I see it. The woman carries and distributes the goat. Man has the pepper in the ass. Jack Dempsey halt.
Now I'm going to the mounting support with Naupilen and powdered food, said Mom makes it great. She gets feed, crumbles and the spits the food in the swarm juveniles.
Ha, I'm happy today.

2 Boy, I had to convert it into a breeding tank - after almost a year were or are these approximately 5-6 cm tall - a buck, I've given now, as the mother.
Now inhabit the basin, the Blue Bock and his daughter with Blue Gen.
Breeding continues.