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Nearly one year later!



I haven't posted anything in a while, just thought it would be interesting to see side by side how much the Rotter has changed since I got him. After some plants soon to rescape the tanks, will probably post in here when I do that....

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He looks amazing, Blair!

The nicest I've ever seen!

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Beautiful fish Blair, he has certainly done very well under your care :thumb:

Until I have the tank space for one, you should stop posting pictures of him, you're killing me :lol: but seriously, keep them coming and be sure and post some full tank shots after you rescape.

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Until I have the tank space for one, you should stop posting pictures of him, you're killing me :lol: but seriously, keep them coming and be sure and post some full tank shots after you rescape.

Ed
And if he's going to continue to taunt us with pics, the least he can do is come over and aquascape our tanks! :lol:

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Stunningly beautiful fish Blair :thumb: He is realy gorgeous!!! I will look forward to some full tank shots.

Talk to you soon bud,

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Lovely fish!! I hope the Cornish water plays a part :) Mine has a way to go yet, but if he looks nearly as good as that I'll be happy. Plants are out for me, though, he lives with Uaru
 

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In all my years of LFS window shopping I've never seen a Rotkeil. I'm sorta glad about this as I definately would have to take over the garage and turn it into a dedicated fishroom with just show tanks.

Awesome looking Severum Blair. Keep the pictures coming as there are many species of fish I only get to see on here. To the rest of you :p

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Hey thanks everyone!

He's a real flirt with the ladies too this one, knows just how to play it to get that pellet (doesn't work on me though, I'm immune thanks to my, manliness, :lol:).

Steve, whereabouts in Kernow are you? I'm by the ol' Fal. Best water in the UK here bud, can't go too wrong! Yours looks a lot like mine did when I first got him, it's a fun time. I'm sure yours would appreciate some live shrimp to hunt down - it's what really made my sev flourish at that transitional phase, just suddenly kick started him along and the next thing I know he's huge.

If you notice in my first pic of him he has his fins flared, in the latest pic he isn't flared and still looks much bigger, unfortunately getting a pic of him flared up is like striking gold. To say he looks twice the size is an understatement. Some friends were over recently and I showed them how he reacts to his reflection, he flared up etc and they could not believe how big he really is.

:lol: They also asked if he was a special fish because he appeared to be glowing orange - nope, that's just the colouring of his pelvic fins and eyes when he's ready to kill. You couldn't be blamed for thinking it glowed, he really does seem to emit light when he does this. I endeavour to capture it on camera, I doubt that I will truley capture the essence of it though.

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Hi Blair, I'm also on the Fal, sort of, anyway, in Truro and just a couple of hundred yards from the river, I have been known to collect shrimps from around the pontoon! I'll try him on them when the weather warms up and the shrimp start swarming. You can also get juicy large ones in the tidal pond at St. Clement, a couple of miles away - I had one of these survive about a year in a marine set up before being devoured by a boxer during a moult.
 

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Ah nice, only up the road from me then - I'm just outside Falmouth.

I'm curious where you got your Rotkeil from? I usually go for River Shrimp as they live long enough in the tank for him to take his time stalking them - I had 18 and he got through them over a period of two weeks, it was great fun to watch.... Keep an eye on him just after you turn the lights off, mine has learnt that the dithers etc are slightly bewildered when this happens and usually goes for a pot shot then. Clever fish.....
 

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blairo1 said:


Nearly one year later!



I haven't posted anything in a while, just thought it would be interesting to see side by side how much the Rotter has changed since I got him. After some plants soon to rescape the tanks, will probably post in here when I do that....

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Oh, thank you for posting such great Rotkeil pics. The pics really do the fish justice. The color is tremendous.
I have a pair that look a lot like yours, but my pics are too blurry to share.

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HI, picked mine up from maidenhead aquatics at carnon downs - so far i have been impressed with all the stock I've had from there.
 

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are rotkeils easy to come by?? i ove the look of them and really would like to get one or 2.
also how much would they cost me,i have seen full grown regular severums and they are about 50 dollars near me.
 

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Looking good Blairo1. I often see how deep-bodied sevs can get but also see many pics of adults that are not so deep-bodied. I wonder if this has anything to do with breeding/species?

My green is now between 5 and 6 inches TL (hard to tell with a bow front). He's definately on a good varied diet but hasn't got that deep body yet.

I think I'll be getting some shrimp tomorrow (he ate all my amanos months ago!)

Blairo1, where can I get NLS in the UK?
 
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