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Hello all,

I'm still quite new to Koko's but I decided I will share some videos of my new babies! I have had these two little pearlscales for 3 weeks now. They are currently living in a 10 gallon tank. A couple days ago I set up a second filter because my water was getting murky. I bought a 40 gallon aquarium and supplies from a girl on craigslist and it came with an Eheim canister filter (I still don't know the model number, lol), which I added to the tank. When I came home today the water seemed much clearer! I did a 30% water change and had to head out again, but I'm a lot more relaxed now that I know my little ones are happy and healthy while I'm away from home for a few days!

Their names are Ping and Pong! (lol!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohwEJrFD9o

This one's not the greatest quality cause I had to take it with my cellphone, haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRja-rIa60I

This was when the water was a little more murky, right after I set up the second filter and did a water change.

My YouTube channel will be getting filled with more videos of my fish, so if anyone out there loves pearlscales like I do, feel free to stay tuned. :D

Hope you guys enjoy!

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I'm so glad you posted video's of your pearlscales. They are so adorably fat in your close ups of them. How big are they?

Seeing your two cuties are in a 10g tank until you get your 40 setup I would do a much bigger water change. It's advised to do at least a 50% or more, weekly. I would do at least 80% every 5 days.

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like the pearlies......so pretty..........glad to see you are gonna set up a 40 gal. for them.......they will grow and love the space......until then like 4prettyfish said I would do larger water changes...............oh and welcome to the site.......we LOVE to see pics !!

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Thanks for the comments everyone!

To those who recommend a bigger water change every week: I am aware of this. I did an 80% water change about two days before this, and a 100% water change a couple days before that one. I'm not at home for this weekend so wasn't able to do a more thorough one yesterday, 'cause I had to leave right away. I thought a little one would still help since I'll be back in 3 or 4 days from now.

My family at home is feeding them for me and I told them how to do it and how much to feed them. They're in good hands.

Aww, what cuties! Their names are perfect too!

Pearlscales are one of the breeds I never see around here. I wish my local pet stores had them; they're so round and adorable. :wub:

I wanna see more pearlscales too!

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I'm so glad you posted video's of your pearlscales. They are so adorably fat in your close ups of them. How big are they?

Seeing your two cuties are in a 10g tank until you get your 40 setup I would do a much bigger water change. It's advised to do at least a 50% or more, weekly. I would do at least 80% every 5 days.

Oh and they are, the last time I checked, about an inch and a quarter long I think...perhaps slightly less than that even. :)

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Congratulations on finally cycling your tank.

Thanks for the new video. Your pearlscales are so darn cute and fat. They look much wider then mine. :( ha ha

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Congratulations on finally cycling your tank.

Thanks for the new video. Your pearlscales are so darn cute and fat. They look much wider then mine. :( ha ha

Hehe awwh thanks and you're welcome. Glad you like them :)

Really? Do you have pics up or vids?

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Congratulations on finally cycling your tank.

Thanks for the new video. Your pearlscales are so darn cute and fat. They look much wider then mine. :( ha ha

Hehe awwh thanks and you're welcome. Glad you like them :)

Really? Do you have pics up or vids?

I'm sorry I just saw your post. I think I'm going to post a new thread of my crowned pearlscale because she has definitely grew bigger through the middle since this photo. It was taken on (I believe) 6-15-13. In the photo she had lost a pearl. It's that white mark on her side. :( I can't tell now though. :)

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r594/4prettyfish/DSC01981_zpsaa67bd04.jpg

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