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post #106 of 134 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 11:53 PM
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Not to hijack thread, but wish you were closer because I'd take that female off your hands.

Sucks to hear that those GBRs are sick, they are beautiful.
Yeah if they lay eggs I can pretty much guarantee they will kill her. Ill figure something out
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What temp is your tank at sir?
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Yeah if they lay eggs I can pretty much guarantee they will kill her. Ill figure something out
dont you have any spare tanks?
or an LFS near you? since she is really drab atm, they probably wont wanna give you store credit, but theyd likely accept a free fish, especially if you explain to them that a week in a tank without other rams harassing her and she will be colorful again.

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What temp is your tank at sir?
mine? 80F
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dont you have any spare tanks?
or an LFS near you? since she is really drab atm, they probably wont wanna give you store credit, but theyd likely accept a free fish, especially if you explain to them that a week in a tank without other rams harassing her and she will be colorful again.
Yeah there is and I could. Only thing is I want to make sure she goes to someone who know what they're doing. Not some idiot that will buy her and throw her in a goldfish tank because she looks cool haha.
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mine? 80F
Yes yours

I was trying to figure out stocking for my tank and people were saying these need low 70's to survive. Just curious.

Any updates on your rams?
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these? the rams, CPDs, or amanos?
the rams like warm water. the CPDs probably find it a little warm, but i saw spawning behavior 2 days ago, so i dont think they have an issue.

i became more and more convinced its camullanus. i just added levamisole a few min ago.
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Yes yours

I was trying to figure out stocking for my tank and people were saying these need low 70's to survive. Just curious.

Any updates on your rams?
No rams need warmer water. Mine are at 80f. I know some that keep them even warmer. Like 85
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these? the rams, CPDs, or amanos?
the rams like warm water. the CPDs probably find it a little warm, but i saw spawning behavior 2 days ago, so i dont think they have an issue.

i became more and more convinced its camullanus. i just added levamisole a few min ago.
AHHHHH SORRY!

Yes it was the CPDs I was inquiring about. Thanks for the info

Hopefully they get better soon, they're gorgeous
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they should. i just saw a worm sticking out of the female. which means that i got the diagnosis right and the levamisole is now causing paralysis in the worms and they shouldnt be a problem for much longer.
look at the ugly sob:


and here are some other updates on the tank:
fts


male CPDs


erios sending up flower spike (about to remove em)


new b. velvet leaf 4


new b. cherish
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Good to hear your rams are getting better. And the tank is looking great!
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they are definitely getting better. just got back from hanging out and tried feeding em some of the live blackworms they didnt really care about yesterday, they were going nuts for em. lost count of how many they ate. i stopped cuz i got tired of digging through the soggy paper towels for em. the female has a ton of worms sticking out now (im guessing thats from them being passed), but after feeding her belly looked less concave.
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Nice work on figuring out what was ailing your rams... They look nice and really pop in your tank.

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Any updates on the tank?

Also Trigger, I could probably take your ram. I've got a mated pair in my tank right now, but I'll be moving them to their own tank soon and there will be an empty spot for her to fill

Also, Marko, would you ever sell some of that Downoi? I've really been wanting to get some, but I haven't found it anywhere online.
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got back from spring break. to this:

most of the c. furcata was dead, and a lot of the r. m. green was so leggy and defoliated and crappy i threw most of it out.

here is the tank post cleanup. the c. furcata is only in the front temporarily to help it regrow:
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Marko's College 20 Gal Long: post spring break 3/25/13

Man what a bummer

Are you going to rescape at all or just work with what you have?


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