Dovii update

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Thanks for all the comments. I am off this week and stayed up til about 4 am drinking beer the night I posted that, so I spent yesterday on the couch feeling like crap and did not get on line to respond. It really is hard for me to tell if he has grown, I see the same size fish that I bought when I look at him. I had not even noticed his teeth until I watched the video, and am just glad I saw them before I felt them. I hope to get 180 gal+ for him sooner than later I still have my eye on the 8'x2' 240 sold by glass cages, and actually built the stand that now holds 2x75 & 2x55 stacked for that tank. I would really hate to give him up, but if I ever did Jack has dibbs.

@dave, we need to see more of that fish, the title on this thread is generic, so post um up here, or start Daves Dovii. I missed all of what you are experiencing since mine was big when I got him. I have seen people on other sites complaining about how shy these fish are, but I really think they are just super intelligent, and actually know who caught and moved them. When mine hid from me all the time, my wife said he was begging like an Oscar whenever she was close to the tank. Mine is still a little wary of me, but goes nuts when my dogs or kids walk by the tank.
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Goranothos replied the topic: Dovii update

Amazing fish, Rob & Dave. Damn, now I want a Dovii, and you know what? I'm gonna effing get one! I work my arse off 5 days a week for something, right?

Keep us updated on that bad boy.

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Goranothos wrote: Amazing fish, Rob & Dave. Damn, now I want a Dovii, and you know what? I'm gonna effing get one! I work my arse off 5 days a week for something, right?

Keep us updated on that bad boy.


I would love to see you or any of the regulars here get one, but would advise some serious thought about it. Some complaints I have heard about them is that they can be shy, and look washed out when larger( I would guess from stress). I did experience the shyness, when I first got him, but that was in a 55. He actually got comfortable after a while, but then I dumped him in the 125. It took a couple of weeks in there, and what you see on the video is actually the subdued version of the fish. He really distrust the camera, and I would love to get him reacting to my dogs, without him being aware of me and the camera. He goes nuts! As far as color goes, the lighting is a 4' $20 shop light from Lowes(black of course), and your standard kitchen bulb, so yeah he really is that blue. When I first posted here I would have never thought of a 125 as a grow out, but for a dovii that is the case.
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robham7770 replied the topic: Dovii update

I hope that last post did not sound condescending. I did not mean it that way, I have no doubt that every one who responded on this thread could do as good if not better than I can. I was just reflecting on whether or not I should have gotten this fish. The reality is that if I can successfully keep this fish, he will live with me longer than my kids, and is more likely to tear my arm off.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Dovii update

It didn't sound condescending at all, but I really hope you can hold on to him. How big is he now?
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robham7770 wrote: The reality is that if I can successfully keep this fish, he will live with me longer than my kids, and is more likely to tear my arm off.


But will probably cost you less in the long run. :laugh:

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Dovii update

Rob, Dovii are easy....just need a LOT of space. :pinch:

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dovii update

PM sent Rob, little tidbit of info for ya.


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robham7770 replied the topic: Dovii update

Added a new piece of wood, and a blue background to the Dovii tank. The water is tea colored thanks to the new wood, and the tank is also due for a wc. I had no way to boil this piece so it just got a good soaking in some scalding hot water. The background is a planted scene on the back, and i may flip it and see which one looks better. I also included a video of my salvini in his 50 gal which is beneath the 125.




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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dovii update

I get private for the vid Rob... waiting for the fix please!


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