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Forum: Fish 04-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By brittie1
It's not uncommon...unfortunately it seems like...

It's not uncommon...unfortunately it seems like the domestication process has kind of messed with the parent-raising instinct a bit. You'll find some pairs here and there that are good...
Forum: Fish 03-31-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By brittie1
Harvesting vinegar eels

What is your preferred method for harvesting vinegar eels? I hear they pass through coffee filters.
Forum: Fish 03-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By brittie1
Very sorry! :icon_sad: I've kept a variety of...

Very sorry! :icon_sad:
I've kept a variety of fish and while losing any is always sad, personally I've always found that losing a betta seems to be the most difficult. I get pretty attached to...
Forum: Fish 03-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By brittie1
Thanks for all the feedback. :) I believe I'll...

Thanks for all the feedback. :)
I believe I'll give it a try! I currently have hm plakat fry I'm taking care of first, but when they're all settled, I'll try these two next. :)
Forum: Fish 03-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By brittie1
Nope, not concerned about creating show quality...

Nope, not concerned about creating show quality or anything...more like just having fun with the hobby and possibly creating some nice pets. Here's a picture of the male. He's an import, not a store...
Forum: Fish 03-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By brittie1
Opinions on breeding a chain store betta

So I picked up this pretty girl for $4 about a month and a half ago at one of our famous box chain stores. She was looking quite good in her little cup (I'm guessing she probably wasn't there too...
Forum: Fish 03-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By brittie1
I have kept both species. I personally...

I have kept both species.

I personally prefer the cardinals. When they're happy, shoaling and fed high quality foods, their colors really make an impact. Their bright, deep red and blue seems to...
Forum: Fish 03-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By brittie1
I have a hardcover text "Setting up a Tropical...

I have a hardcover text "Setting up a Tropical Aquarium"... convicts are on a short list of cichlids where it says:

"Small Cichlids to Avoid: The following cichlid species should not be included...
Forum: Fish 03-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By brittie1
Yeah that is a lot of fish for that tank. Was the...

Yeah that is a lot of fish for that tank. Was the tank entirely cycled? Even if it was, that was a lot to add all at once and probably overwhelmed the system. Have you done a water test on ammonia,...
Forum: Fish 03-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By brittie1
I have two L134's (Leopard Frog Pleco) and one...

I have two L134's (Leopard Frog Pleco) and one L204 (Flash Pleco). Last month I almost picked up a L264 (Sultan Pleco) but somehow I managed to resist. :hihi:

Just a couple of my own thoughts if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By brittie1
Gosh! Maybe they should have had him put some...

Gosh! Maybe they should have had him put some sort of deposit on it first?
Forum: Fish 03-09-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,424
Posted By brittie1
My super yellow hm plakats were courting today....

My super yellow hm plakats were courting today. We'll see what happens in the next couple of days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ac42QDN5Oc
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By brittie1
Welp, they start to get these little white...

Welp, they start to get these little white patches, then they keel over and die immediately. I've lost a handful so far, but I'm sure I'll lose a good number more. Suffice it to say I have learned an...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By brittie1
When treating for columnaris...

Do you remove the bio media from the filter as well as carbon? Or leave it in? Thanks.
Forum: Fish 02-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By brittie1
Is potassium permanganate available at pet supply...

Is potassium permanganate available at pet supply stores or is it something that needs to be special ordered from somewhere? It looks like I've got it in my tank now too. UGGGHHH. :(
Forum: Fish 02-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By brittie1
I hope to try it myself in a few weeks.

I hope to try it myself in a few weeks.
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By brittie1
Ah, I see. Very lovely; looks like perfect cover...

Ah, I see. Very lovely; looks like perfect cover for the bettas. Thanks!
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By brittie1
http://imageshack.com/a/img401/5377/c3ld.jpg ...

http://imageshack.com/a/img401/5377/c3ld.jpg


What is this plant here at the front of the bowl, please? Is it a nice low maintenance plant?
Forum: Fish 02-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By brittie1
What a lovely pair, congrats! Are you interested...

What a lovely pair, congrats! Are you interested in raising fry? If so, I hope you're having better luck than I am. My blue pair spawned for the second time on Saturday, but the male still hasn't...
Forum: Fish 02-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By brittie1
People who aren't familiar with the hobby don't...

People who aren't familiar with the hobby don't understand, unfortunately. Unless you specifically spell it out for them in detail (You'll kill everything in the tank if you dump it all in at once,...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By brittie1
It is understandably intimidating. You're not...

It is understandably intimidating. You're not sure if you'll actually be getting the fish in the picture, they have a long journey, you're not sure what'll happen if you need a refund/replacement,...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,424
Posted By brittie1
This is Drogo. The picture doesn't do him justice...

This is Drogo. The picture doesn't do him justice at all, but he HATES the camera and refuses to be photographed close up. :icon_sad: It's too bad, because his colors are amazing. There's some...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By brittie1
Well I am amazed they got right down to business...

Well I am amazed they got right down to business so soon after they shipped! Congrats and keep the journal updated. ;)
Forum: Fish 02-06-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By brittie1
The general idea is to start out with a fair...

The general idea is to start out with a fair sized group of juveniles and then thin it out once pairs begin forming (keeping in mind the size of the tank as well). How big are they now? 10 sounds...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,708
Posted By brittie1
A halfmoon and a hm plakat. These two are from...

A halfmoon and a hm plakat. These two are from tata_hut and farmfish66, but I've purchased bettas from at least several different sellers in Thailand and I've been very pleased with all of them. I...
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