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PostSubject: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:42 am

While there was predominantly marine tanks, there was also a nice selection of Freshwater Species set up in specific Biotope tanks. Alas, no flash photography was allowed so the image quality isn't as good as I'd like.tantrum

If you thought Oscars were large, you can see them here in relation to their much larger tank mates.



Malawi Lake Tank containing various Cichlid species such as Parrotfish, Haplos and Mbunas.


Congo River Tank containing species such as Congo Tetras, Upside-down Catfish and an Elephant Nose Fish that kept butting the catfish off the ledges... laughing



Amazon Tank with Angelfish, Cardinal and Neon Tetras and a large shoal of something else that I can't remember... scratch


For those who wonder about the potential size of a Common Plec, here's an example in relation to Cardinal and Neon Tetras... silent ...plus a nifty magnified porthole view of the Goldfish tank.


Some Rams and Shrimp species in another tank.

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:50 am

Fantastic photos Mary, really enjoyed looking at them. The size of the oscars is just amazing - chez had better get saving for her next tank I think!

I love the colours in the malawi tank - considering you were not able to use flash you did really well to get those pictures. It looks like a great place to go and have a look round.

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:58 am

Diana wrote:
The size of the oscars is just amazing - chez had better get saving for her next tank I think!

I know! laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:09 am

Elvis will be feeling inferior!

Not only has he got to put up with some salties next door and the curse of the pink net, but now he will see the size of THOSE!!! laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:36 am

Indeed. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:00 am

When plymouth aquarium first opened some years back, they had a fantastic setup - you started the tour at the top of the tower, and they has a tiny little stream like effect with the appropriate fish etc in it (so obviously freshwater) then as you followed the tour you followed the course of water tot he oceans

Sadly its not like this anymore - more 'toys' and buttons to press etc - its not as good as it was no matter what 'improvements' they claim to have made.

Those freshy tanks look good tho - time to water seal my basement n lounge me thinks Very Happy who thinks a room that 10foot tall, 18foot long and 10 wide is too small?
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:04 am

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Amazon Tank with Angelfish, Cardinal and Neon Tetras and a large shoal of something else that I can't remember... scratch

Possibly Penguin fish ? they grow to about 70mm - swim at a funny angle and look like black neon tetras from a distance

anyway - im surprised they keep angelfish with all those tasty snacks swimming around inthe same tanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:45 am

I know! So much for "Angelfish will eat Cardinal and Neon Tetras" - these seemed to be coexisting no bother. Although it was a huge tank which might explain it. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:35 am

I wonder sometimes whether the angels in a home aquarium are 'eating' the fish cos theyre hungry - or if they are 'defending the territory' and just nipping more than a fin - think about it, if an angelfish nips (for example) a neons tail - your likely to have a crippled neon - and then every fish in the tank is gonna home in on the injured fish as nature designed them to do

my theory anyway Wink ie given a big enough home aquarium, you probably could keep neons and angels in the same tank
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:57 am

Sounds like a plausible theory, Rich. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:15 pm

stunning photos mary great place - must go to one soon loved the mbuna tank fabulous



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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:35 am

Thanks, dekker. It's quite small - you'd get through it in about an hour - but the setups are lovely. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:09 pm

i would be stood in front of the mbuna for an hour alone.




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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:13 am

Well that's prob true. I, however, was on an agenda as I was meeting my sister-in-law for a browse through the shops so time was of the essence. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:31 am

a quick run round the aquarium and off to the shops then. - and with all those tanks to veiw.




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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:13 am

Yep - basically went from tank to tank snapping photos...and then legged it! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:03 pm

well at least you got to see them wish i could - going to have to go to one very soon our son has been to the one at hull he say's that was very good so may try to get there.




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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:26 pm

Im not 100% sure but I think its Portsmouth (or Weymouth) who are supposed to have a very good one too
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:12 pm

thanx rich i would like to see them all at some time




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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:36 pm

Great photo's Mary, really colourful tanks too.

Must have a look for some local aquariums to visit. I went to one in Plymouth (I think!!) a few years ago - had some great little octopus (octopi??)
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:12 pm

If you went a few years ago - youd be very dissapointed with it if you went again now

I went a year after it first opened and it was excellent - I took my nephews a couple of years ago (December 2007) and it was rubbish - the only good part was the nwer shark tank and the fact theyd increased the size of the main display tank (the huge one with cod etc in it)

overall - very dissapointed


The one in torquay - DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT) unless you dont mind spending 10 per adult for a 60min (time it takes to see everything) and the main thing is seals (wich yoiu can see for free int he next door harbour) and penguins (if you squint to the distance that is)
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Freshwater Tanks   Fri May 01, 2009 7:58 pm

love the pics and fish ! i want to go !
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