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Old 02-04-2017, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default my first XB - how to groom it?

i recently got back to the aro hobby with my first crossback..

i was at the salty side for awhile, and suddenly work become tougher and i couldnt keep up with maintenance leading to a mass bleaching that wiped out my SPS corals. i was so dishearted and i was soon regretting the weekly maintenance and losing heart to continue

i decided to decomm that tank, and tot of the freshwater, maybe keeping "simpler" fishes such as guppies, tetras.. or even a blood parrot comm

while my tank was cycling, i was looking around and saw that there was not much Aros around and was thought this was due to the hobby declining..

but one day.. when i was out looking for filter media and not fish... i randomly walked into BCA at Pasir Ris farmway and saw my "the one" and i knew i had to get him.. despite being above my intended budget.. i know XBs prices have fallen but this was my first time paying hundreds for a fish

previously, i kept my RTG in a normal tank and treated it like a normal fish..feedings and weekly WC..

with this XB, i would like to try my hand at grooming the best fish possible.. and with so many information around, i would like to seek the experts' advice to groom the best fish possible..



is the blue shimmer considered shine? when would the gold tones start appearing?

my tank specs:
tank: 4ft by 2ft
filteration: sump with filter wool, bioballs, jap mat, various CR (siporax,ANS ex ring), marinepure block and 1 small bag of Coral Chips
light: submerged LED white light
temp: 29-30.5 (29 on rainy days.. avg.. 30-30.5)
pH untested

daily feedings of MP with food sticks. sometimes without the foodsticks if he detects there is something foreign in the MP and only recently.. beheaded superworms
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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Bro, nice catch with good shine.

The aro is still young. Allow it to readjust itself to the new environment.

With your tlc & good water parameters, your aro will turn out to be another gold bar in waters
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Old 02-04-2017, 06:06 PM   #3
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is the light pinkish?
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #4
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Bro, nice catch with good shine.

The aro is still young. Allow it to readjust itself to the new environment.

With your tlc & good water parameters, your aro will turn out to be another gold bar in waters
thank you bro!

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is the light pinkish?
nope. its white led =) why bro?
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:26 PM   #5
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Congrats your xb, very nice and good catch.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:40 PM   #6
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Nice catch Bro,
Im aso feeding my aros mp with carnivorous pellet stick stuffed inside.
But they dun seems to sense it, they just swallow them.
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is the light pinkish?
Your xb looks like it has reddish fins
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:27 PM   #8
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Your xb looks like it has reddish fins
yes bro..

the fin is red.. why ah? actually, im not too sure what color the fins should be.. still lots to learn about Aros..
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:29 PM   #9
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Nice catch Bro,
Im aso feeding my aros mp with carnivorous pellet stick stuffed inside.
But they dun seems to sense it, they just swallow them.
thank you for the kind encouragement..

today i came back from reservist and felt happy as suddenly see the aro beg for food.. first time see this behaviour from him..

usually he quite chill, just pick up food from the tank floor or just swim by and catch.. now he gets excited when i stand in front of the tank..

tiredness from reservist all gone haha
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thank you for the kind encouragement..

today i came back from reservist and felt happy as suddenly see the aro beg for food.. first time see this behaviour from him..

usually he quite chill, just pick up food from the tank floor or just swim by and catch.. now he gets excited when i stand in front of the tank..

tiredness from reservist all gone haha


Congratulations bro, you have broke the aro.

Recognising you as the source for food

Can download a clip on your aro?

Shall appreciate it
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