Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More


Man, I swear these guys are looking different everyday already today. I would hear in the aquarium gallery. We’re gonna do three things one I’m gonna give you guys an update on the fish see how they’re all doing We’re also going to feed them because obviously that’s something we all enjoy doing I also want to talk about some new fish that are coming and the plans to come let’s start it with these guys we’ve Got to see them the trophy Estanque. You guys remember the last video We set this 120 gallon aquarium up and added sixty trophies I cola to the aquarium, and it currently has one of those aqua Decor backgrounds in it Which is absolutely stunning truly sets off this tank now these guys as I mentioned in that video We’re gonna go through a color and pattern metamorphosis almost changing every day since we have so many There’s so many opportunities to witness this change And I swear since I’ve added them these guys look like you know almost entirely different fish clearly They’re happy in this aquarium is what that says to me? With that said I’m really excited to get them to that point where they have that you know that jet black body and a large Sharp yellow stripe directly down the center of their bodies which takes up you know probably about 70% of it these guys look like they come straight out of the ocean and we all know that You know some of the best the most colorful fish do come from the ocean. I’ll give you saltwater people that But boy, do we ever have some gems in the freshwater, Hobby as well? And I gotta say these guys are one of them, but currently these guys are just getting a small pelletized Herbivore pellet and While they’re not aggressive eaters just yet They certainly are Accepting the food and that’s one of the benefits to this fish is that they’re not really that much of a picky eater and at Times I question myself why do these little guys have such a bad reputation and it really doesn’t come down to them I think it truly comes down to the hobbyist not being able to provide them with you know proper conditions in the aquarium But in my opinion, and these are some of the most rewarding fish to keep especially when feeding them They’re not being you know entirely aggressive right now, but when the time comes And they put on some real size these guys are a blast to feed So this pellet as is might be a little too hard for them to you know take in all at once so I do find that some of the larger ones can do that and The rest you know the pellets kind of fall to the ground it softens up You know saturates with water, and then they start eating it as such But you know having a variety of sizes indicates to me that I have a variety of sexes as well which is going to be very important shortly because we need to have a female-dominated aquarium and the benefit with you know trophy It’s a lot of the times is there’s no really There’s no real difference between the sexes in terms of like the males looking better Or the females don’t look as good the females do stay slightly smaller and the males will be you know slightly more robust Which is kind of typical in Cichlids? But they don’t have a huge color Difference unless the males are trying to court the females they might be a slightly more vibrant the only way to you know properly sex These guys is to turn them upside down and vent their sexual organs, and I’ll teach you guys how to do that here shortly But what I do need to do is ensure that I only have maybe between 3 and 5 males and here Maybe less and you know Dominated by females like 5 females to a male type of ratio or maybe even more we’ll see how things go But right now. I absolutely love this tank. I’m so excited that this was the first tank. We set up you know It’s just a really fun tank to watch these guys have such unique You know head shapes the nape of their head kind of comes down making them look almost alien like the only thing they’re missing is Named so I think we’re gonna have to name all 60 I’m kidding We’re not doing that let’s move on to the 375 Every tank is my favorite tank moving forward so if I say this is my favorite tank is my favorite tank because I’m standing with It if I’m with the trophy Estanque, it’s my favorite tank because I’m standing with it the tooth out and so forth I mean come on guys. This is an amazing tank I love the scape the moss is growing in it’s it’s looking really fluffy right now. I can’t wait til it just Creates an absolute jungle of Moss in here only problem is is these guys like me too much or? They like to eat too much, so they follow me constantly around the tank come on over here Maybe they’d like you guys more but the end of the day these guys still need a lot of time to grow and color up and But right now the males are looking like really good They’re starting to get deeper in coloration And they’re gonna get that deep red coloration in no time the females of course will be a little less Colorful a little less drab, but nonetheless. They’re still beautiful and the thing with rainbows is you have to have Females in the tank you could do an all-male rainbow fish tank, and everybody’s Gonna get along fine but if you want the males to display to the females and get that Ridiculously rich red deep red Coloration you need the females in there For them to display – you know guys we need to show off for the girls a little bit one thing I did last night though is I did remove a little bit of the sand from the tank maybe about 40 pounds or so and over the next few weeks I might remove and adjust the layout of the sand slightly because in places there was literally like three inches of fine grain sand and over time that’s going to prove a Very big problem for me for a couple of reasons one this has 24 Square feet of Surface area that’s a lot to Sand to constantly turn over and you know make sure it’s not trapping any Detritus or fish waste or creating any anaerobic regions in the aquarium which in turn will release nitrogen gas so I Like to only have a thin layer of sand, but I’ll admit I got a little exciting with the scaping and I added a little bit too much. I promised myself You know less is more and I did that with the wood But you know kind of went a little bored with the sand so ultimately removing some of the sand is fine And the fish are doing okay, but so it might be a little bit foggy right now But I mean the filter underneath the the bashi aquatic sump is just an absolute power horse You know I gotta say. I think it giggles at this tank thinking is that all you got? So I feel like I’ve answered this question already But what are the questions that I’ve gotten and there’s some concerns every once in a while is You know why did I only get one species? Why only one color? Why not a variety you know like a rainbow of Rainbow fish and this answer is very simple one I prefer a species only Hank a lot of the times I find them to be far more impressive For a couple of reasons one it looks more uniform And I feel like it has a better function to it second is they act more Natural with their own if I had a bunch of different rainbow fish one. I find it looks tacky, too They’re not going to school and perform the exact same way as they are now I’ll get a different acting fish which might be interesting To some but it’s simply not to me so while I hope many of you guys enjoy this fish There’s tons of rainbow fish out there to enjoy and discover and if your preference is to have a bunch of different types of eight of Rainbow fish Fill your boots. I think you’ll enjoy those as well now. We got to feed these guys now I’ve got a dirty little secret Be these guys are always hungry and one of the things that I do when I know they’re really hungry is And I don’t know why I do it, but I put my hand in the tank and they all come up And you’ll kind of nibble at me a little bit And I don’t know. I just like that kind of interaction with my fish you know, maybe I’m a weirdo for doing it but They just say it’s just a really weird feeling and I Threw a little fish like this, I don’t mind them associating my hands with food But I will say that one of my hands are in the tank, and I’m trying to work on things They swarm me you know attacking me what thinking that. I’m gonna offer them food so right now They just get like a basic all-purpose food It’s just a flake food nothing Incredible about it Ultimately, it’s just a bulk them up put some size on them with a little bit of color enhancers in them eventually I will be Switching some to some frozen foods and whatnot not entirely but every once in a while They’ll get some frozen foods just to entice breeding activity and get the males flashing and you know Performing for the females, but man, but these guys have a lot more growing to do. They’re gonna at least double in size this is going to be an awesome tank to pay attention to now let’s move on to my baby the 2000 Gallon Aquarium Technically 2100 gallons, but 2000 is easier to remember for everybody This tank is doing incredibly well all the plants are growing you know some of the anubius has torn off, and I still haven’t replaced it or fixed it or anything like that, but ultimately the the Moss is doing well well the the Anubius and ferns that are placed within the light are doing well I do notice some Underneath the wood are not performing as well as they could but you know they’re not dying either So that’s a good sign the marijuana being in there now. She’s doing really well No, so these videos are always filmed Spur the moment. I don’t I don’t plan the mode or rehearsed or anything like that I just set the camera up and start Rolling I think that’s the best best time to do it is like when you really want to film but that said The rays aren’t out, and you know what I film like this it means that you know It doesn’t look like it usually does however the rays are hungry so they’re behind the wood right now kind of searching and foraging you know sometimes a lot of Uneaten food will blow back there, and then we’ll find it and they’ll eat back there But as soon as I feed them pit come out watch this Now these guys are just going to get a little mixture of seafood here a little bit shrimp some scallops a little bit of slap yeah, but Watch the Arowana. She should go after it right away It’s always been a good eater never a problem look one of the rays already know so we’ve got four stingrays in here all freshwater of course and there’s three black diamonds and a pearl the other pearl that I just recently got is doing really well as as well and She’ll be added here soon It’s got one of the rays out wait for the others to taste it in the water And they’re coming no if you if you kind of look in the back there you could see the pearl kind of jumping over one of them of the black diamonds She knows there’s something here. She comes coming out from under the wood I don’t you guys could see them back there look at the behind the Lord. They know something’s in here Here comes one You know so being so small they have the ability to kind of swim back there and stay under the wood and kind of do Whatever they want, but as they get older and larger. They’re definitely going to stay out more and bo in the open more often type of thing but The Arowana again always a good eater. She’ll eat anything which is unusual, sh, leaving a pellets She’s a big glutton Some of the food’s a little big for her mouth, but she’ll chew that up I Got it for the pearl over here exploring the gopro She could taste it underneath look underneath the little knob there See what she’s trying to do. So she’s trying to create some sort of vacuum by trying to get the little pieces of fish stuck in there I Always find this sort of thing interesting she’s the most aggressive eater in here for sure Come on you can get it there you go see what I mean creates a little vacuum a Little Little opportunistic black diamond comes along and tries to steal her hard work They’ll come out of there all the food over here still you can see it on the ground here, so That’s only two of the rays. There’s more in there. Let’s go check the other side hope there’s one coming up over the rock there You know what’s up come get it? More fish are being added to this tank as well Here they come. They’re like best buddies Let’s go So more fish are being added to this tank here shortly I’m just taking my time and making sure I get exactly what I want sometimes the fish that I’m looking for I Find them but they’re not big enough, or they are big enough But they don’t have enough and I do want to get them all at once and so We got to make Take our time with this, but now all the rays are coming out. They’re eating I don’t they getting beautiful. Oh you found a you hit the you hit paydirt there didn’t ya comes the pearl Stingrays to me are by far the most by far the most you know fascinating freshwater. Fish. You know some people don’t like them And you know a lot of it has to do with you know people don’t like what they don’t understand Some people don’t like my Asian Arowana never seen one in their life in person But don’t like them type of thing and then you know those preference look at her with a mouthful of food big glutton I could stare at these guys for hours though But we can’t we got to move on and then of course we got frank over here You know you guys love for ankle quickly look at him frank doesn’t have a light on his tank right now and he’s a little jealous of the others but Overall he’s still doing well still being frank Lighting will be here either next week or early the following and we’ll go from there Frank knows that there’s food right above him. There’s a container up there, and that’s where it is He already ate today though, and we got to put frank on a diet though. I mean look at his gut Frank you’re becoming disgusting so frank and for the most part buddy getting get in the camera can’t reveal cameras Oh, this is what you want. It’s your time to shine so Frank is a Flower horn flower horns are made up of a variety of Central American Cichlids or that’s suspecting Li what they are We know that they’re trimack in there and some have said since pillow mothers have said all kinds of different fish But bottom line is he’s made up of Central American Cichlids below him is going to be a South American tank Above him is or his tank is going to be central American. I believe and the next two We’re gonna talk about that in a second, but this is a tank that uh that rat will just talk about that in a second African Cichlids Malawi Cichlids Tanganyika Cichlids Central American South American and we’re Gonna get to the rest here in a second, but I Really want this to be a nice central? American tank and to be honest with you Frank’s Gonna kill anything that goes in that tank with him You know in the 2000 plenty of room for him and if when the arowana was in there You know the arowana kept him in line, but at the end of the day It’s a flower horn, and these guys are just simply mean fish He could do a barrel roll though, so he gets a pass do a barrel roll. Thank come on. I do a barrel roll Come on. Come on. Everybody’s watching there you go. So on the note of what’s to come? We’ve already got the Tanganyika Cichlid tank set up with the trophy asst I was gonna go in a pattern of bang bang bang bang all the bottom tanks but I’m doing malawi cichlids very soon and to give you an idea what I’m keeping and this is going to cause Either some excitement or some problems. I’m doing all peacocks hopefully all male peacocks or ellen will care I believe is how it’s pronounced for those that don’t know this is one of the most beautiful Cichlids from Lake Malawi again I could cause some controversy there matter of opinion. I think they’re beautiful especially all males. We’ll see what happens though I will say that they will be here late next week. I’m not sure if we’ll unbox them and Set them up, or I’ll have to quarantine or we’ll see the condition They come in but ultimately I will probably most likely do an unboxing. I’ve got about 36 on the way we’ll see how many make it and we’ll see which ones we get I will say they better be labeled because I’m not going to be able to identify them very well, so I’m probably gonna need your guys’s help stay tuned for that But they are coming in at around 4 inches long So we’re gonna get a really good idea of what they’re going to look like as well as their potential with that said This South American tank is going to be arguably one of the most nostalgic tanks in this entire gallery I’m going to go shopping for these fish at one fish two fish and Dartmouth here this weekend. Most likely And we’ll see what happens there, but I’m excited for this tank as well again every tank is going to be my favorite So far out of the three kind of that are almost done the rainbows the 2000 and the lake Tanganyika which one is your favorite, but now it’s getting really exciting because of the next racking system I need to set up you see this system. Here, isn’t set up at all it has no water It’s not plumbed or anything like that and I need to get moving why I already have the fish in quarantine for this tank here and the fish for this tank up here Arrived next week as well, so I need to get a move on so this Sunday I hope to have this setup by then. I’ll show you guys how I did that I’ll probably making like an interesting video on how I do it but I’m going to be semi Planting these tanks as well and given the fish that I’m adding to them. It’s going to make entirely set It’s Gonna make a lot of sense But I got to wait till I get the lights in order to have the plants in there Or you guys know what happens after that so within about two weeks Both of these tanks should be up and running as well as scape and stocked and I’m going to call this I think the vs. Rac because the fish down here and the fish up here but heads in the aquatic community with hobbyists And you know I can’t have one without having the other I gotta show love to both Both are going to be feature tanks with individual species being the feature however They will have other fish within them as well other smaller fish And you know community type style fish that are really gonna set these tanks off, but with that said None of these tanks even that. You know the rainbows and the mm none of these tanks are finished I can’t just add all of the fish all at once I need them to get Established and then we can continue to add in some bottom dwellers and some tetras and some of this and some of that But it’s not all at once so you got to bear with me on this With that said by the end of the month. I want all of these Completely finished anyways guys. I hope you enjoyed today’s video I’d also like to thank you for watching if you’re not subscribed to this channel yet And you like what I’m doing make sure you subscribe, so you don’t miss any of this, but before you guys go Disco time

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