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Forum: Fish 01-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Grah the great
It has been suggested that food (or lack of it)...

It has been suggested that food (or lack of it) may be behind some of the flagfish aggression, and some people have reported fewer problems with flags kept in groups, so that may be worth trying...
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Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Grah the great
Florida flagfish tankmates

I am still looking for a showcase fish for my 29 gallon with white clouds, danios (some of them long finned), and three variatus platies (one of which is a juvenile). I like the colors of flagfish,...
Forum: Fish 01-18-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Grah the great
Soft, acidic water...a necessity for most tetras,...

Soft, acidic water...a necessity for most tetras, embers included.
Forum: Fish 01-16-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Grah the great
Desert gobies are a very sturdy freshwater goby...

Desert gobies are a very sturdy freshwater goby that would do quite well in your tank...they are apparently not picky eaters either (at least that is what I found when I researched and asked about...
Forum: Fish 01-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By Grah the great
Darters perhaps? They would not need a heater,...

Darters perhaps? They would not need a heater, and certainly are on the unusual side. Most need rather high oxygen levels (or better yet, high water flow) and live or frozen foods, but then again a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2015, 10:26 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By Grah the great
Nitrates and root tabs

'ello all! About a week or two ago, I did a water test on my ten gallon betta tank, which has only a betta and a mystery snail and was previously getting two gallons a week changed. The test came out...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Grah the great
Your nitrates sound oddly low...how long has this...

Your nitrates sound oddly low...how long has this tank been up? Was this taken right after a water change or right before? And how well are the plants doing? (I admit that if your cabomba and...
Forum: Fish 01-07-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Grah the great
Not sure on the killie species yet...I was...

Not sure on the killie species yet...I was leaning towards an Aphyosemion-type fish (I.E aphyosemion, Fundulopanchax, etc) or maybe an Epiplatys species (I briefly considered nothobranchius until I...
Forum: Fish 01-06-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Grah the great
Female betta and killifish

Well...could it work? My main worry is that the betta (Corvette) would attack the killifish or vice versa, though in her defense I will say that Corvette is both quite small (just over the 1 inch...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Grah the great
Yep...I'm regularly feeding the QT tank flakes...

Yep...I'm regularly feeding the QT tank flakes even now, resulting in a nitrate reading of about 10 ppm...suffice to say that the tank is cycled. Might need to feed more flakes if I add plants,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Grah the great
Planted QT tank?

Well...can it be done? I was thinking that a planted QT tank would be less stressful for the fish put in it (by making the tank less bare), more suitable if fish are bred in it (plants would...
Forum: Plants 01-04-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Grah the great
Pothos emersed

I know that pothos can be grown emersed, but...how? Do you submerge the entire root mass, or do only some of the roots need to be submerged? And how much light does pothos require in this situation?
Forum: Fish 12-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Grah the great
If you want a group of bettas in that tank, a...

If you want a group of bettas in that tank, a wild species would give you a much higher chance of success than domesticated B. splendens...domesticated bettas have been bred for fighting for...
Forum: Fish 12-20-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Grah the great
Freshwater goby species, most north american...

Freshwater goby species, most north american fish, most livebearers, most rainbowfish...all of these do quite well in hard water. Many other fish, such as bettas and danios, come from somewhat softer...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Grah the great
The trouble is, not all characins have adipose...

The trouble is, not all characins have adipose fins...:hihi:
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Grah the great
Paradise fish would be lovely, and if kept in a...

Paradise fish would be lovely, and if kept in a group (which would be very possible in an 180 gallon tank!), are unlikely to harass most tank mates. Sadly, they WOULD eat neons...I don't know about...
Forum: Fish 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Grah the great
True...but I don't see a CPD fitting down a...

True...but I don't see a CPD fitting down a Striatum's throat. Striatums are no bigger than a zebra danio.
Forum: Fish 12-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Grah the great
This is the first I have heard of A. striatum...

This is the first I have heard of A. striatum being aggressive...that kind of behavior is more typical of F. garneri complex fish than A. striatum (I've heard/seen plenty of cases of gardneris...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Grah the great
I take it that skinny Leptolucania ommata (think...

I take it that skinny Leptolucania ommata (think a bright yellow killifish 1 inch long) would not work, then? Currently the fish I am considering include:
- The midget danios (CPD's and emerald...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Grah the great
Minimum fish size for betta tank mate

Sadly, I recently lost my much beloved male betta (Navy) to an unknown illness, leaving his previously divided ten gallon inhabited only by a female betta named Corvette (about 1.5 inches long) and a...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Grah the great
Maximum normal plant salt tolerance

I am considering owning sheepshead minnows in my 29 gallon, but sheepshead minnows need at least lightly brackish water to thrive. Would a tablespoon of marine salt per every 5 gallons be too much...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Grah the great
Vals tend to do badly when their crown (the part...

Vals tend to do badly when their crown (the part where their leaves start growing) is buried...that's what I have heard. Combined with excel dosing, that is what undid my first few vals...I am...
Forum: Fish 12-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Grah the great
Poecillid Livebearers, most freshwater gobies...

Poecillid Livebearers, most freshwater gobies (note that some 'freshwater' gobies are actually brackish fish), Central American cichlids, Goodeids, most rainbowfish, most North American fish...they...
Forum: Fish 11-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Grah the great
First order of business; isolate the infected...

First order of business; isolate the infected platy as quickly as possible, if you can. Columnaris is quite contagious and some strains can kill quickly...when I first got my Aphyosemion striatum...
Forum: Fish 11-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Grah the great
Labidochromis chisumulae, Pseudotropheus saulosi,...

Labidochromis chisumulae, Pseudotropheus saulosi, Haplochromis 'ruby green' and H. thereuterion...they are personal favorites. All would work in that tank as long as it was at least 30 inches...
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