Category: Fish Tank Talk

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I had to write a post about this tank. Its setup at Tache Nursing home in Winnipeg on the main floor. Wonderful tank filled with some real giants! This tank was like a magnet attracting the young, old, visitors and staff alike. The tank features a fully sustainable ecosystem and custom designed glass and hood.

I give the designer credit for the tank’s ability to diffuse the tensions that come with visiting a sick one at the health care facility. I watched at least a dozen wheel chairs being pushed or escorted by adventurous children, side-tracked by this beautiful display.

Here’s a link to their website where you can read all about their setups.

http://ecosystems.mb.ca/

Here’s a short video I took. Long list of fascinating fish and reptiles in there.


 

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Tropheus fry love snails! Especially snail eggs. You can see that gooey spotted mass on the back of the container. These snails have been busy.

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I’m certain that snails are part of their diet in the lake. Very high protein for a vegetarian fish. I’m sure they will grow out fast and strong with the added snails. Plus they do a pretty good job of cleaning the glass. Too bad they don’t last long in the adult tanks.