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Post  chiligum on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 08:43

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Post  kim554x on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 09:06

Very nice fish and photos are good too

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Post  chiligum on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 09:12

Thanks Kim, for some reason the photo has been chopped a bit compared to the original and my fish has had his nose cut off!
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Post  Pterophyllum on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:16

Looking good, well worth the effort and the wait!

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Post  Ghipsi on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 13:45

OK, ok, stop......... affraid , you are making me green with envy!
They are truly stunning...... well done.
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Post  endlessendlers on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 18:38

Beautiful fish. My pics get chopped all the time. Try posting thumbnails instead.
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Post  Ghipsi on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 22:26

Ok Chili, you are a bad lad Shocked , I getting envious again. They are beautiful.
Hope you don't mind, I am thinking of moving this thread to the Wilds section? Only if you are ok with that?
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Post  chiligum on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 22:39

Move it where you want Lisa,
I didn't know if it was best in here because they were photo's or in the wild section because they were Altums!
Right, see if they come full Chili's Altums take 2! A215size with thumbnails.
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Post  endlessendlers on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 23:07

There you go chilli, it works!
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Post  Ghipsi on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 00:02

Strange, the images have been working perfectly for me, I havent seen any part Altums in them Neutral

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Post  chiligum on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 09:54

The photo's are full size if you click on each one individually,but just looking at them, they aren't.
You see the thumbnail photo has the full photo but the bigger image further up the page has his nose chopped off (or is it my settings that need adjusting?!)
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Post  Ghipsi on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:51

Both images look perfect to me Shocked

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Post  Pterophyllum on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 11:12

Looks fine to me too so...

is it my settings that need adjusting?!.
Quite possibly

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Post  Bogwoppit on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 13:46

Oh very nice indeed! Certainly worth the delay. Very Happy They look very happy in there! What size is the tank? Are they alone in there?

Have you ever seen or been to the Green Machine in Wrexham? They have the most amazing Altume display. Shocked I could spend days watching.

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Post  Bogwoppit on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 13:48

chiligum wrote:The photo's are full size if you click on each one individually,but just looking at them, they aren't.
You see the thumbnail photo has the full photo but the bigger image further up the page has his nose chopped off (or is it my settings that need adjusting?!)
It's your monitor size/resolution. When the forum is constricted width-ways it gets narrower until it chops the sides off images in threads. study

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Post  endlessendlers on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 16:18

Bogwoppit wrote:
chiligum wrote:The photo's are full size if you click on each one individually,but just looking at them, they aren't.
You see the thumbnail photo has the full photo but the bigger image further up the page has his nose chopped off (or is it my settings that need adjusting?!)
It's your monitor size/resolution. When the forum is constricted width-ways it gets narrower until it chops the sides off images in threads. study

Ah, I see. So when I post pics and they looked chopped on my mobile, they're actually okay for most other members?
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Post  chiligum on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 17:08

Thanks for the compliments, i have adjusted and now they look fine!
The Altums are on their own apart from a baby King Tiger Plec (L066) and a baby Chocolate Zebra Plec (L270).
I lost one the other week but the other 5 are doing great now, i expected more losses as these are notorious for their death rate when imported. Luckily these went to a good supplier who looked after them properly until they were fit enough to be moved again (in my tank).
Mortality rates are sometimes 80% when imported because they aren't given the proper treatment that the Discus get but this is slowly changing for the better.
Mine are only small still, they are about 4-5 months old (i've had this batch for 3 months) and the biggest is only about 6 inches from top to bottom fins so they have lots of growing to do yet.
I have had the usual 'melting' dorsal fin that almost all Altums get when imported but they are looking much better now, the temperature is usually between 83-84 because like the Discus, they appreciate the warmer water more than domestic Scalares and my ph is between 6.5-6.8 with no treatments so they are happy.
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