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Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 09:54 PM
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Posted By garfieldnfish
They are very small about 1 inch. If you feel...

They are very small about 1 inch. If you feel that is too much get an apple snail and one more oto instead. Chinese algae eaters get way too large for a 10 gal. I have one that I had for 14 years and...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By garfieldnfish
6 and yes they feed off the bottom. I would also...

6 and yes they feed off the bottom. I would also get one more oto.
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 04:10 AM
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Views: 450
Posted By garfieldnfish
Some dwarf corys (pygmy, hastatus or habrosus)....

Some dwarf corys (pygmy, hastatus or habrosus). You really don't have tank space left for anything larger.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-11-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By garfieldnfish
Blue green algae is easily killed off by using...

Blue green algae is easily killed off by using Erythromycin (E.M. Tablets). API makes them. You say your are using myecin. I believe that is a spelling error and the mycin you are using should work...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-11-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By garfieldnfish
Did you buy the nerites on line? If so, maybe the...

Did you buy the nerites on line? If so, maybe the seller included one extra in case of DOA and you did not count them prior to putting the snails in your tank. Maybe there were 8 all along. I know...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-08-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By garfieldnfish
Both the Blue Velvets and the Sky Blues were...

Both the Blue Velvets and the Sky Blues were bought by me last year from two different vendors. Since these shrimp are about 2 months old this should be their first off spring in my tanks from them....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-08-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By garfieldnfish
New Shrimp?

I have kept blue velvet and sky blue shrimp (both neo caridina) with blue bee shrimp (para caridina). I was under the impression that they would not cross breed but I found 3 young shrimp in the tank...
Forum: Fish   02-08-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By garfieldnfish
Ramshorn eggs.

Ramshorn eggs.
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By garfieldnfish
How Long to Quarantine

I have bought a wild caught fish from an importer. He said he had the fish for months. It is a rare fish. I have had her in a tank alone with Prazipro for 1 week. So far she seems perfectly fine. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-01-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By garfieldnfish
Detritus worms are a sign of overfeeding. If you...

Detritus worms are a sign of overfeeding. If you feed the shrimp less, the worms will disappear.
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By garfieldnfish
Rubberlip pleco

Rubberlip pleco
Forum: Fish   01-30-2016, 11:07 AM
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Views: 691
Posted By garfieldnfish
Your shrimp will not survive the temps needed to...

Your shrimp will not survive the temps needed to kill off ich and some of your plants may melt. Also ich can survive much longer then the 1 1/2 weeks mentioned without a host. Use Rid Ich by Kordon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-26-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By garfieldnfish
Can you move the tank somewhere else?

Can you move the tank somewhere else?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By garfieldnfish
Omnivore. Hypansistruses usually take around 4...

Omnivore. Hypansistruses usually take around 4 years to mature but you can buy adults.
PlanetCatfish.com - Hypancistrus debilittera ? Loricariidae ? Cat-eLog...
Forum: Fish   01-25-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By garfieldnfish
In my opinion it's chicken soup for fish. Won't...

In my opinion it's chicken soup for fish. Won't do much to help with a disease but will make the fish feel better and that may speed up healing in a fish that would heal up anyway. A sick fish need...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By garfieldnfish
Looks like an exoskeleton to me. There is a break...

Looks like an exoskeleton to me. There is a break in the back where it looks like the shrimp got out. Usually my exoskeletons are totally clear as well though. This one with the red does look a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By garfieldnfish
That depends on the pleco. Most hypancistruses...

That depends on the pleco. Most hypancistruses (like the L46 zebra) take close to 4 years to mature. L134s (peckoltia) about 2. BNs one year. Also what are you looking for in the pleco? If you want...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By garfieldnfish
If you could post a picture of the baby "nerites"...

If you could post a picture of the baby "nerites" it would help. But as everyone else said it is not possible for baby nerites to survive in fresh water or I would have tons by now. Eggs everywhere...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By garfieldnfish
Totally agree 10 gal is not enough for otos. A 10...

Totally agree 10 gal is not enough for otos. A 10 gal would only be enough for 2 otos unless you feed them on the side with zucchini and other veggies. I used to keep a CAE with my puffers and that...
Forum: Fish   01-23-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
  L201
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Posted By garfieldnfish
I have kept L340 plecos with shrimp before and...

I have kept L340 plecos with shrimp before and there was no issue. L340 are carnivores too. I have one L201 but never had shrimp with him, but my gut feeling is the shrimp will be just fine. Only...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-20-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By garfieldnfish
I read the suggested post and it looks like you...

I read the suggested post and it looks like you can use Rid Ich by Kordon to treat the disease. It contains Formaldehyde which is formalin in the concentrated form. I have used that with shrimp in...
Forum: Fish   01-18-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By garfieldnfish
Get a Grindal worm culture. Easy to keep. Mine...

Get a Grindal worm culture. Easy to keep. Mine did eat frozen bloodworms without a problem. Also mini ramshorns would be good and scuds. Scuds could be kept in the tank as a constant live food...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-10-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By garfieldnfish
This could be vorticella. I did a little research...

This could be vorticella. I did a little research on that in April of last year and this is what I came up with.

Vorticella are called Glockentierchen in German which translates to bell animals...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-06-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By garfieldnfish
Most likely with your plants then.

Most likely with your plants then.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-06-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By garfieldnfish
Possibly came in with plants or if you ever fed...

Possibly came in with plants or if you ever fed freeze dried tubifex worms. I think their eggs or cocoons may be able to survived in a dried stage for a long time. At least that is how I believe I...
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