Hard Work Pays Off;

Hard work definitely pays off not only in the fish room but in so many aspects of life! ******************************************************************** Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/4OO1ml ******************************************************************* More and more lately I seem to say how busy I am. Busy in the fish room. Too busy outside of the fishroom to actually be busy taking care of aquariums sometimes. But hard work certainly pays off. Take some of my discus for example. So many people seem to get scared off from even trying discus due to their price. Lots search for cheap alternatives and sometimes cheap is not always better and starting off with poor stock can spell disaster. However, it is possible to pick up good, healthy, juvenile discus from reputable sources. With some effort, dedication and hard work you can grow those young discus out into big beautiful fish of your very own! ******************************************************************** Follow Rich's Fishes! Instagram: https://instagram.com/richsfishes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richsfishes Facebook: https://facebook.com/richsfishes ******************************************************************** _________________________________________________________________ WANT TO USE SOME OF THE THINGS I DO? THEN CHECK THESE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS OUT AND I MIGHT EARN A FEW PENNIES! Are you an Amazon Prime member? I am and its awesome if you buy things from Amazon often. Click this link here and you can try Prime FOR FREE!!: https://goo.gl/kgE9Tr *API Test Kits* -Freshwater Master Test Kit: https://goo.gl/ZLDlDm -Ammonia Test Kit: https://goo.gl/Bw6qlz -Nitrate Test Kit: https://goo.gl/998n9C -Nitrite Test Kit: https://goo.gl/0JZtxp -GH and KH Test Kit: https://goo.gl/UAzNAE -5 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/K6gJZI *Tetra 6 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/8yilMX *Water bed filler ("python"): https://goo.gl/A9CcB4 *AquaClear HOB Filters*: -AQ 20: https://goo.gl/aOW88c -AQ 30: https://goo.gl/Z5N1eM -AQ 50: https://goo.gl/By0bUr -AQ 70: https://goo.gl/ROzmTg -AQ110: https://goo.gl/MddKml *Bio Mechanical Sponge Filters*: -2" mini sponge: https://goo.gl/S4K00O -4 1/2": https://goo.gl/AZWN5s -Dual Sponge (good for 10 gallon tanks) :https://goo.gl/Go7wtK -corner sponge: https://goo.gl/Wg8Kcn *Seachem Safe*: - 8.8 oz: https://goo.gl/IJcJ4q -50 g: https://goo.gl/jHYXNn - 1 Kilo: https://goo.gl/MrMnLs -4 kg: https://goo.gl/dT9gHp *Measuring Spoons for Safe: -Smidge, Pinch, Dash etc: https://goo.gl/Rbxaqb *Seachem Prime*: -500 ml: https://goo.gl/w7cES0 *Sun Sun Canister Filters* -Sun Sun 302 (264 GPH): https://goo.gl/o7s3Jm -Sun Sun 303B (370 GPH): https://goo.gl/DBOVSn -Sun Sun 304B (525 GPH and 9w UV sterilizer) https://goo.gl/YiKBa1 ____________________________________________________ fishtank aquariums pet pets rcs diy fish rooms fishroom tour

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Hard work definitely pays off not only in the fish room but in so many aspects of life! ******************************************************************** Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/4OO1ml ******************************************************************* More and more lately I seem to say how busy I am. Busy in the fish room. Too busy outside of the fishroom to actually be busy taking care of aquariums sometimes. But hard work certainly pays off. Take some of my discus for example. So many people seem to get scared off from even trying discus due to their price. Lots search for cheap alternatives and sometimes cheap is not always better and starting off with poor stock can spell disaster. However, it is possible to pick up good, healthy, juvenile discus from reputable sources. With some effort, dedication and hard work you can grow those young discus out into big beautiful fish of your very own! ******************************************************************** Follow Rich's Fishes! Instagram: https://instagram.com/richsfishes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richsfishes Facebook: https://facebook.com/richsfishes ******************************************************************** _________________________________________________________________ WANT TO USE SOME OF THE THINGS I DO? THEN CHECK THESE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS OUT AND I MIGHT EARN A FEW PENNIES! Are you an Amazon Prime member? I am and its awesome if you buy things from Amazon often. Click this link here and you can try Prime FOR FREE!!: https://goo.gl/kgE9Tr *API Test Kits* -Freshwater Master Test Kit: https://goo.gl/ZLDlDm -Ammonia Test Kit: https://goo.gl/Bw6qlz -Nitrate Test Kit: https://goo.gl/998n9C -Nitrite Test Kit: https://goo.gl/0JZtxp -GH and KH Test Kit: https://goo.gl/UAzNAE -5 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/K6gJZI *Tetra 6 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/8yilMX *Water bed filler ("python"): https://goo.gl/A9CcB4 *AquaClear HOB Filters*: -AQ 20: https://goo.gl/aOW88c -AQ 30: https://goo.gl/Z5N1eM -AQ 50: https://goo.gl/By0bUr -AQ 70: https://goo.gl/ROzmTg -AQ110: https://goo.gl/MddKml *Bio Mechanical Sponge Filters*: -2" mini sponge: https://goo.gl/S4K00O -4 1/2": https://goo.gl/AZWN5s -Dual Sponge (good for 10 gallon tanks) :https://goo.gl/Go7wtK -corner sponge: https://goo.gl/Wg8Kcn *Seachem Safe*: - 8.8 oz: https://goo.gl/IJcJ4q -50 g: https://goo.gl/jHYXNn - 1 Kilo: https://goo.gl/MrMnLs -4 kg: https://goo.gl/dT9gHp *Measuring Spoons for Safe: -Smidge, Pinch, Dash etc: https://goo.gl/Rbxaqb *Seachem Prime*: -500 ml: https://goo.gl/w7cES0 *Sun Sun Canister Filters* -Sun Sun 302 (264 GPH): https://goo.gl/o7s3Jm -Sun Sun 303B (370 GPH): https://goo.gl/DBOVSn -Sun Sun 304B (525 GPH and 9w UV sterilizer) https://goo.gl/YiKBa1 ____________________________________________________ fishtank aquariums pet pets rcs diy fish rooms fishroom tour

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Krenz fernandes
Krenz fernandes - 4 years ago
Could you please share the bhm receipe you use
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I use frozen beefheart. never made my own yet.
E Martin
E Martin - 4 years ago
Those small black thermometers suck. Always breaking, sometimes broken out of the box. Waste of money.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
yeah they really do suck.....I've talked about how inaccurate they are before in this video.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9lm5CmWLzk
BraydensBettas
BraydensBettas - 4 years ago
Wow your Rams are Beautiful! What are the parameters in there?
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
thanks. I get a ph of right around 7; very low gh and kh (around 2 or so); and TDS is usually kept under 200
Dwain Kitchel
Dwain Kitchel - 4 years ago
aren't old houses neat! :) my bathroom remodel turned into a 3 month project including 3 foot square poured piers to support the house beams and completely replacing the whole sewer plumbing...2 months before we even got near the bathroom, good luck with yours :)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
lol....yeah....neat. We're planning our 100 year birthday party for the house in the next few years lol. Luckily I'm not running into surprises as complex as yours!
Cesca's Reef
Cesca's Reef - 4 years ago
Lovely fish room and some great looking fish. I've subscribed  :)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
thanks! I assume you keep a reef tank?
The Cichlid Room
The Cichlid Room - 4 years ago
Those thermometers are terrible
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
they are the least accurate "tool" I think I've ever used! But they serve their purpose
Antonio de Luca
Antonio de Luca - 4 years ago
Rich, don't know if this would help you with discus breeding but here goes..Recently I started doing wcs with colder water to simulate amazon rain. In a few weeks I formed three discus pairs having today my first batch of eggs with the checkerboard pair. Unfortunately I don't have the tanks or space to separate the others but the good news is that the eggs weren't eaten. I'm doing 50% wcs every other day with 77 farenheit water keeping the same ph as tank .
Ashley Jeenah
Ashley Jeenah - 4 years ago
by saying cold water what do you mean? I mean what temperature are we talking about? Thanks
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
nice. Yeah cold water changes is an old breeder's trick that has proved useful. What temp do you keep the tank at and how much colder do you make it after a WC?
Antonio de Luca
Antonio de Luca - 4 years ago
About the pigeons sometimes even the black sponge filters increase the peppering rate.
Ali Als
Ali Als - 4 years ago
as usual looking good friend q
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
thank you!
wyzemann
wyzemann - 4 years ago
One of the primary reasons I enjoy your channel is:

YOU ARE NOT AFRAID TO DO THE WORK!

I''m inspired by your tenacity and willingness to get things done, whether you like it or not. Thank You, because I tend to overly procrastinate my days away.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
Well thank you! Its nice to hear I can inspire someone!

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Beek- Art.com
Beek- Art.com - 4 years ago
If you treated the fish so many times its very much possible the medicines damaged his organs and/or gills etc, if he/she's suffering it probably time release him/her from it? as sad as that is :(
Beek- Art.com
Beek- Art.com - 4 years ago
Exposing a fish to chemicals medicine for a long period of time can damage the organs of the fish.. there is nothing stupid about that, that's just how that works. And if the fish is suffering it is your responsibility as the fishkeeper to cull the fish. In nature it would've gotten eaten by now. But thank you for your nice constructive comment, you clearly know what you are talking about.
Jodey Badodey
Jodey Badodey - 4 years ago
Beek- Art.com thats the stupidest thing I ever heard...
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter - 4 years ago
Most Apistogramma can do fine in low 70sF temperature. In fact, you will get more females from the offspring breeding at lower temp. High temperature skews the sex ratio to male.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
interesting!
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter - 4 years ago
Actually, I used to keep alot of different species of Apisto., such as agassizii, cacatuoides, trifaciata, bitaeniata, erythrura, macmasteri, hongsloi, barlowi, iniridae...the list goes on, including some of the most expensive ones like elizabethae and diplotaenia. Aside from the elizabethae, diplotaenia, and a few others the rest will breed at lower 70s without issue. In fact, I would breed a group of cacatuoides at lower temp to get mostly females and then breed the same group at higher temp to get mostly males since most people buy them in pairs. The would continue to breed like that for over 3 years.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I've heard that temps can dictate male to female ratios when breeding. But I wouldnt suggest keeping apistos at low temps like that long term.
ThisBoyPodcasts
ThisBoyPodcasts - 4 years ago
the apisto to me looks like my agazizi
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
cool i'll have to check those out!
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter - 4 years ago
If you didn't get send cacatuoides correctly, I would question if they mixed up your shipment all together. A cacatuoides are easily identified from trifasciata. You should get Mergus Cichlid Atlas 1 and 2 by Dr. Uwe Romer which details most of the known Apistogramma species. Beyond that, Aqualog Extra on Apistogramma by Dieter Bork and DATZ "South American Dwarf Cichlids" (the A # book) are the 2 picture id books that most Apisto enthusiasts used as references. There is one more which is Koslowski's book "Die Buntbarsche Amerikas: Band 2", but not sure it has been translated to English yet.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
Im not so sure on the trifasciata either....I purchased a group of trifasciata at the same time that I purchased these "cacataudies" and they dont appear all too similar (assuming the trifasciata were sent correctly)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I dont think its an agassizi for sure eitehr.
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter - 4 years ago
All A. agassizii have spades tail. That is an A. trifasciata male. Notice the diagonal line on the belly, that is the trademark of trifasciata. Without that diagonal line then it is Apisto. erythrura.
OneGuyAndHisFish
OneGuyAndHisFish - 4 years ago
I have a question, I have recently torn down my 50L reef and have gone back to freshwater breeding, wondering what wouod be best to maybe make a bit of money as well, stuck between angelfish, GB rams, apistos, maybe discus? Any suggestions of what may be best?
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
sounds cool. Thats all in liters? If so I really dont think any of that will suit you to breed what you've listed unfortunately. As far as whats best thats all personal preference! Best for looks? best for your enjoyment? best for what might sell in your area?
OneGuyAndHisFish
OneGuyAndHisFish - 4 years ago
Rich's Fishes forgot to mention 50L is my display but primary breeding tank, i have 2 20L tanks, a 120L grow out and 2 40L tubs
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
The answer is a bit m ore detailed than the question I'm afraid. If all you have is a single 50L tank I'd suggest you dont look at breeding any of those as to do it right requires quite a few more tanks!
Jairo Madrigal
Jairo Madrigal - 4 years ago
try kusuri for parasites on the discus that's exactly how my discus was acting till I added that
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I've never even heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. But the fish has not showed any signs of actually having a parasite; and has had multiple parasitic treatments already.
Anthony Ragan
Anthony Ragan - 4 years ago
I use a Thermo-pen, a kitchen tool for taking the temperature of meat (for example), as a double check of my aquarium thermometers. It's quick and surprisingly accurate. Oh, and get a haircut, ya hippie. ;-)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
LOL....yeah yeah one of these days I'll get a haircut. I have a digital laser thermometer that I also use in the fish room.....but its nice to just look over and see a temp reading sometimes!
Pa. Fish Preacher
Pa. Fish Preacher - 4 years ago
you have told this before but I missed it, what size tank is the discuss tank? How many could go in a 55?
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
Well I have quite a few different tanks with discus in them so not sure which you're asking about. You could easily keep 6 full sized discus in a 55 gallon tank.
Mile Hi Freshwater
Mile Hi Freshwater - 4 years ago
Oh man I know how kitchen renovations are, we actually just finished ours not too long ago. We actually ended up moving our kitchen from one wall to another, so not much time for anything! Now I'm able to focus on the fishes and start up my (hopefully) soon to be fish room. I am always watching your videos and take a lot of advice from you...we are like, the same person heh. Anyway, thanks for the great videos, and great looking fish!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
awesome. Thanks for watching! Sooner or later I'll be able to get some footage as I essentially re-build the whole fish room!
Enter Name Here
Enter Name Here - 4 years ago
wait! another fish keeper in NY, I thought I was the only one, everyone seems to be Canadian or from washington
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
LOL.....theres gotta be a few of us around!
Nicholas Cullinan
Nicholas Cullinan - 4 years ago
Nice vid Rich, hope that apisto pulls through.
I did see you have an aquatopia heater in the tank that you are putting the apisto in (the tank that houses the other apisto) which I just bought for a small tank, so just want to know your experience with that heater(s) thus far? (i.e. if it has failed your or not yet :) )
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I'm not sure what brand that one is.; but aquatopia doesnt ring a bell. Its possible they rebrand them under different names sometimes. I've never had a heater fail on me other than a marineland honestly so I'd say its worked well enough so far!

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Big Joe's Fish Room
Big Joe's Fish Room - 4 years ago
come on that's the new hairstyle these days. and you got to do a video of you demoing up the floor in your kitchen time lapse or something I would watch LOL
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
lol very true Joe.....but i did start this channel specifically for my fish so its one of the few things I can understand if someone complained about. I've thought of trying a 2nd channel....but I'm tired just thinking about it!
Big Joe's Fish Room
Big Joe's Fish Room - 4 years ago
Rich's Fishes remember is this is your channel who cares what they think post what's you like. they don't like it is plenty of other stuff on here to watch remember do what makes you happy and me a course lol
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
I often think of posting more vids of me handling work like that. Just dont want to change the scope of the channel and piss people off!
Big Joe's Fish Room
Big Joe's Fish Room - 4 years ago
Rich's Fishes that's why I want to see it cuz I thought you be really daunting lol do what you could do though
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
man Joe....the thought of spending the extra time to film the demo work seemed a bit too daunting. I'll see if I cant get some photos of the work in progress up sooner or later though!
Pa. Fish Preacher
Pa. Fish Preacher - 4 years ago
WE had 5 inches today in Pa.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
and now we're bracing for a blizzard tomorrow!
the lazy fish keeper
the lazy fish keeper - 4 years ago
i think a comb and styling gel will fix the hair snafu. lol
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
lol.....I havent used a comb or a brush in close to 2 decades probably! little gel on my hands run through the hair and i'm good to go lol
Alexis Torres
Alexis Torres - 4 years ago
Hey Rick Nice fish, love the fish room. I have a 40 gallon with 5 discus. I'm having issues with one discus bullying all the others. What would you recommend to solve this and I have the same Marineland heater and it failed the same way.
Alexis Torres
Alexis Torres - 4 years ago
Rich's Fishes just some anubis and java fern. I may slip the discus into another take and add angels.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
i've had a few of those marinelands fail. Well aggression in discus and other cichlids is not too surprising. Typically a larger group of fish can help (but 5 full grown discus might be tapping out the limits of a 40 gallon tank). Sometimes certain fish are just bullies and theres not much you can do. Do you have any plants or decor in the tank? Things to break up the lines of sight can help too; and allow the fish getting picked on to run and hide.
tilapiastew
tilapiastew - 4 years ago
Hair style vote. I vote mullet.
tilapiastew
tilapiastew - 4 years ago
Business up front party in the back.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
bwhahahaha
Magik_Chocobo
Magik_Chocobo - 4 years ago
talking about hair while looking at fish... seems legit. anyways, keep up the good work with the amazing YouTube videos
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 4 years ago
lol thanks Magik....just another day in the fish room!

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