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PostSubject: The question is:   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:53 am

Hey guys, I happened to acquire a fish tank a few months ago and I've really been beating around the bush with having this one identified. It come with quite a few other fish, but seems to get along fine with the community. Could you help me identify this please:




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PostSubject: Re: The question is:   Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:27 am

Well from what I can gather from the pics my guess would be an Acanthicus Adonis just going by the colour and tail. I hope for you sake it isn't as they grow to around 100-120cm Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: The question is:   Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 am

Yeah, I had a hunch it might be... Going to need to start saving because I don't plan on getting rid of it, it's an amazing fish. I had assumed it was, posted here, then looked around the I.D. part of the forums which only made the fear for my current bank balance worse. It seems to be a juvenile, however, it shows no real sign of aggression towards the other fish, these fish are currently:

3 x Gourami (2 spotted, 1 opaline)
2 x Clown Loaches (bigger than my shark, they have no issues)
2 x Neon Tetras
1 x Red Tailed Shark
1 x Bristlenose (not sure what type, might get a picture of him)
1 x Upside Down Catfish

and... seemingly...

1 x Juvenile Adonis Plec (which was already in there when I received the tank, OBVIOUSLY the people didn't have a clue what they bought)

Currently I have 4 distinct areas within my tank. I have the big cave which is in the picture which both the Adonis and Bristlenose like to stay within, admittedly when both in there and moving around they have their scuffles, even though the Adonis seems to come off second best, it very rarely happens and they spend like 20+ hours a day in that cave together. I have a little moss tunnel which is very popular with practically everyone, the majority pass through and the loaches "sleep" under it together. The last 3 on the list do not really bother with this part. There is a forest of Amazon Sword which the shark swims around and sits in and theres a little barrel piece that the upside down catfish likes to stay in. So really, theres no territory issues, I've managed to balance that out quite well, or at least in my opinion I have. E.g. The shark used to hold down the big cave, so I created something more interesting for it, hardly goes near it now. Also theres a "guitar stand" of wood that is surrounded by this forest.

Anyway, hopefully I get some confirmation, seems quite evident to me that I'll be putting money towards the "new Adonis Home" tank for the future.

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PostSubject: Re: The question is:   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:31 am

Acanthicus Adonis

100-120cm in length
Omnivorous
Need a good current
Definatly adult (obviously) as the young keep bright white spots all over the body and juvis keep them on the tail and head.

Beautiful fish, just abit of a hand full Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: The question is:   Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Its still got quite a few spots, on its body/fins. But yeah... We've had the tank for 6-8 months and everything seems fine for it, at the moment. As I mentioned though, going to have to start a fund for its new tank.
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PostSubject: more than likely an adonis :)   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:19 pm

I had two had and had to pass them on while I downsized to move.... a friend of mine as them by the bucket load...lol...

he now as one at 18inches I think which is 2 year old... like they say lovely fish but can be a little naughty and territorial when their food or lair
is compromised. Your going to need a 4ft or 5ft tank with in 18months at least lol.

Then may get away with a 6ft tank for 2 years if it is quite wide and deep...lol...

I personally will get some more as I love them and the gibbiceps, so just waiting until I upscale house and tanks in a few years.
By that time I hope to have a 8ft and 6ft tank, plus a few assorted breeding tanks around... lol..
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PostSubject: Re: The question is:   Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:39 pm

Their characteristics are territorial and "naughty" etc. But when the UFC kicks off in their cave, the BN trumps the Adonis :X. Quite remarkable really, I mean, they had a scuffle and the BN took a few "chunks" off his... I want to say dorsal(?) fin. A couple of days later it was fully repaired o_O, like nothing had happened to it, infact, it looked better than it did previously, lol. But like I said, this is very, very rare, they have been around each other quite a while and appear to like sharing :p. Optimistic much? But yeah... I need a new tank, I was actually looking at something maybe above 5ft with nice wood draws etc coming with it.
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