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melg1106
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Favorite Fish: : Arowana, Frontosa, Albino Pleco, Red Hook, Pacu

PostSubject: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:08 pm

Hey y'all. So, I'm obsessed with my tank and no one seems to understand... maybe y'all will! Nothing special about it really... it's a 210 gallon tank. I have a frontosa that actually started out in the San Antonio Zoo. He was with the hippos, and when they moved the hippos, they realized he was blind in one eye and they got rid of him. I have 2 red hooks almost the size of saucers. A 16 inch pacu, and an arowana that I'm teaching to be hand fed. Oh, and an albino pleco. I've had him the longest.

One thing I would like to know is how can I tell if my red hooks are male or female? Can I even tell?
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:10 pm

usafishbox hi welcome2

not familar with red hooks but will do a little research for you or one of the other members may be able to answer your question.
red hook dollar or pacu???

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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:13 pm

Cool, another one for San Antonio, Welcome to the fishbox hope you enjoy your time here. Sorry i can't help with your question as i am new to fish keeping, but i'm sure one of the more experienced aquarist will answer your question soon.
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:14 pm

only info i found on the red hook silver dollar was that :

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Sexing Information: The anal fin is typically longer and more colorful on males.

not having males and females may be very difficult for you..

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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:18 pm

Hmm... I have 2 and they've been together for about 6 months. The slightly bigger one has a longer anal fin, but the smaller has better color. Just recently they've been acting kinda strange I guess you could say. I have no idea how they reproduce, but the other day I swear it looked like they were stuck together 'down there'. Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:23 pm

these guys get to 12in. i dont know what size you have??

breeding info found::

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Breeding Information: Silver Dollars breed in schools so a large bottom area is required for an entire school to breed. Eggs are typically laid on or near plants.

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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:25 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:28 pm

Well then no babies for me... my frontosa likes to keep to the bottom and tends to suck his food from the rocks and plants...

The bigger one is about 7inches long, the smaller is about 6inches.
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:31 pm

Welcome to USAfishbox. I believe don't count on it but red hooks have group spawns. I haven't studied them since the early 70's so memory alittle rusty.
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:44 pm

Welcome hope you post a pic would love to see your tank
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 2:58 pm

Ok, let's see if I can post one... its a little dark, cuz I'm working only from my phone...

I post a link to a pic... stupid smart phone... lol

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 3:28 pm

Welcome aboard!!

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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 3:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 3:44 pm

I will love to see some pics of your setups!!, Enjoy the site!
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 7:35 pm

Welcome to the box ; )
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 8:35 pm

Your second red hook is hiding behind the oscar! lol! Can you get pics of each of the red hooks?
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PostSubject: Re: another newbie   8/9/2010, 9:44 pm

Haha. That's a pacu, and I'll try. They swim fast!
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PostSubject: Welcome Aboard!   8/22/2010, 10:58 pm

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