New Videos! Pat the Umbee Edition 4 Feb 2015

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Umbee - New Pics Dec 4

Those are gonna make for some great vids lamm
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Umbee - New Pics Dec 4

Thanks all!

@Frank: Haha indeed. About due for another video, actually. Next time he gets a w/c I'll try and catch some of the shenanigans. Still only doing one 50% w/c a week lol, and that's really just for the sake of some fresh water for him. Nitrates are still <5ppm after a week. Orange tint and that's about it.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Umbee - New Pics Dec 4

Happy New Year everybody! To commemorate this occasion, here's a video of Ganbie during a water change.

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UNC-CH replied the topic: Umbee - New Video on New Years!

Ganbie's got a nice personality and I can tell he's? grown. I want one. :)
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ernie replied the topic: Umbee - New Video on New Years!

I don't think it will be long before your fingers become a target !!!! He certainly is putting on some size.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Umbee - New Video on New Years!

Thanks guys.

@UNC: Ganbie's a he, 99.9% sure. That seems to be the general consensus of the lovely folks on here and the blue speckling he's sporting is out of this world for such a small Umbee. I'm pretty happy he's a boy, but it does mean that getting a MONSTER tank (300 gal +) will have to be on the cards in the next year or two!

Umbees are seriously awesome, and if you can meet the tank size requirements then they're as easy to care for as an oscar (scaled for size). Clean water, good food + space and Ganbie takes care of himself. The only caveats to that are that 1: He can jump ridiculously high. He's hit the lids when his tank was half empty, so keeping one = being super paranoid about him bouncing to freedom (we've gone way overboard with covering every. single. tiny. gap in the lids), and 2: He is too confident and curious for his own good. For example, the other week he tried to swim up the outlet pipe of the FX5 and got his face blasted by the current. Thank goodness his big head is too fat to fit in there now. None of my other fish get up to shenanigans like that.

@Ernie: Haha yeah, he chomps us by accident when we hand-feed him occasionally. He might be small but I swear he's like... 90% mouth, and he has a nice set of teeth. He is around... 5" now, give or take. He's too hyper to measure him properly. He'd be averaging around 1" per month though.

I'll take another video of him being hand-fed tonight.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Umbee - New Video on New Years!

PEAS! He got startled by something right at the start of the video. Maybe it was the stupid sparkly bit on my tshirt /shrug.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Umbee - New Video on New Years!

Looks, great lam
Same thing with zues cant get a measurement doesnt sit still
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Umbee - New Video on New Years!

Thanks! And yeah, the peas vid shows how fast he can be lol.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Umbee - New Video on New Years!

He looks great! watch your fingers another couple of inches and they'll fit in his mouth. :evil:
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