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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Bushkill
This is kind of where I was headed with my...

This is kind of where I was headed with my question. With the shape of the shell and the color pattern, there may have been a juvenile specimen that "piggy-backed" in while attached to a larger one....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Bushkill
Saltwater systems run open-top exclusively....

Saltwater systems run open-top exclusively. Before Automated top-off systems came around, what PlantedRich describes is the way most folks handled it.

You can go really crude and use a Kent...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-10-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Bushkill
How long ago did you buy them?

How long ago did you buy them?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Bushkill
Daisy Mae has a neat thread here about...

Daisy Mae has a neat thread here about "vases".
Forum: Fish   02-05-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Bushkill
If I knew more about the reproductive and rearing...

If I knew more about the reproductive and rearing habits of sunfish, maybe it ties into this:

There are several species of cichlids (and lots of other species) where parents will guard a new...
Forum: Fish   02-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Bushkill
If the kink in the dorsal wan't there when you...

If the kink in the dorsal wan't there when you purchased the fish, it's most likely physical damage of one sort or another. If there was a kink in the dorsal at an early age and it's gotten worse,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Bushkill
Horned Bumblebee Nerite. A color variant of...

Horned Bumblebee Nerite.

A color variant of Horned Nerites.

I have to admit to only seeing them on the screen. I've yet to see them in person. Hopefully someone will chime in here with a...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Bushkill
That would make a freakin' AWESOME vivarium! ...

That would make a freakin' AWESOME vivarium!

If I were in the market for a 125G tank only deal, and had no idea of your skills and abilities:

If I knew the tank was a leaker and was just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bushkill
I can add Rotala stems to the list. If I can...

I can add Rotala stems to the list. If I can generalize, they have an affinity for softer stems.

The only thought I'll add to this discussion about Angels and or Discus is that I tend to think of...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Bushkill
Is that a piece of glass in the right rear...

Is that a piece of glass in the right rear corner?

Just kidding, seriously!

It looks great!
Forum: Fish   02-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Bushkill
Article | Spirulina Algae: Superfood for...

Article | Spirulina Algae: Superfood for Ornamental Fish (http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/c90/Fact-Sheet-c88.html)

Lots of info on enriching BS there as well.
Forum: Equipment   02-02-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Bushkill
A thread with a title like this just called me to...

A thread with a title like this just called me to read on.

After 50 years or so in the hobby, I readily admit to having my "nimrod moments". Soon they'll be Senior moments but for now Nimrod...
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Bushkill
Overuse of Astaxanthins will produce fish that...

Overuse of Astaxanthins will produce fish that resemble this:

AquaBid.com - Closed Auction # fwangelfish1454067725 - VERY RARE!! RED ANGELFISH! GROUP OF FIVE! - Ended: Fri Jan 29 05:42:05 2016...
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Bushkill
It certainly can be fun. But as others have...

It certainly can be fun. But as others have noted, you can find lots of better sources of nutrition...............with one caveat: They are filter feeders and can be gutloaded so that they become...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-28-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Bushkill
Oh I know, the last of three should be finishing...

Oh I know, the last of three should be finishing in the fall. Every time any of them complained about grades and professors, I'd whip out that story.

My son-in-law was an adjunct at NIU for a long...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-28-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Bushkill
Some things from your college days stick with...

Some things from your college days stick with you.......for decades.

I had to take a business management class, and the prof. lived in Philly somewhere, so he taught this one class at a smallish...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-27-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,441
Posted By Bushkill
Walmarts usually have some nice vases.

Walmarts usually have some nice vases.
Forum: Fish   01-27-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Bushkill
bsherwood pretty much hit it on the head. ...

bsherwood pretty much hit it on the head.

Frankly, there are almost no angels available where the precise genetic makeup is known. There can be very good guesses made based on the fish's...
Forum: Fish   01-26-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Bushkill
If only 6 of a spawn of 5,000 or even 10,000...

If only 6 of a spawn of 5,000 or even 10,000 carry the very specific preference of whatever the breeder is looking for, I guess that's his "40".
Forum: Fish   01-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Bushkill
As others have noted here, deformities should be...

As others have noted here, deformities should be the first to go. Followed closely by runts. The rest become your own personal preference of color and body shape, and all of that gets tempered by how...
Forum: Fish   01-22-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Bushkill
Looks like a fungal infection to me.

Looks like a fungal infection to me.
Forum: Fish   01-21-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Bushkill
When you pose your question with as much candor...

When you pose your question with as much candor as you did, you should expect a range of responses.

I could also suggest a handful of Praecox rainbows. They don't get as large as most rainbows, so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Bushkill
Gotta agree with deeda on this one. I think it's...

Gotta agree with deeda on this one. I think it's just being noticed. Workmanship on tanks is just not 100% consistent. Is the "water level has not been right" question directed a fluctuating...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-20-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Bushkill
Do you have any snails in the tank?

Do you have any snails in the tank?
Forum: Fish   01-19-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bushkill
They aren't the most readily available, but they...

They aren't the most readily available, but they aren't expensive either:

PlanetCatfish.com - Corydoras melanistius ? Callichthyidae ? Cat-eLog...
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