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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-31-2015, 04:13 PM
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Views: 171
Posted By garfieldnfish
15 otos? How large is this tank.

15 otos? How large is this tank.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By garfieldnfish
There already is.

There already is.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By garfieldnfish
Probably but they will be eaten. This was just a...

Probably but they will be eaten. This was just a lucky break for the little guy that he got sucked up and I noticed him.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By garfieldnfish
Single Fry of a Schooling Fish

I sucked up a single newly hatched CPD fry during the last tank cleaning. He was the only one I could find and I have not gotten any eggs in my egg trap lately. So now I have a single 4 day old fry...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By garfieldnfish
Add about 200, the fish will thank you for the...

Add about 200, the fish will thank you for the great snack.
Forum: Fish 08-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By garfieldnfish
Congrats. Live food for free.

Congrats. Live food for free.
Forum: Fish 08-26-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By garfieldnfish
That's a possibility. I have an empty 10 gal for...

That's a possibility. I have an empty 10 gal for the boraras and I could split the CPDs between the other 2 tanks with CPDs for a short time. Then after the puffers take care of the scuds the fish...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By garfieldnfish
They are egg eaters. This includes CPD eggs and...

They are egg eaters. This includes CPD eggs and pleco eggs. This is a breeding tank. Some scuds are great to keep the CPDs in breeding condition but too many will kill off all the CPD and pleco eggs....
Forum: Fish 08-25-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By garfieldnfish
Actually I was less worried about the plecos as...

Actually I was less worried about the plecos as they are nocturnal and the puffers are out during the day. The plecos are inside caves all day long. But I do worry about the CPDs and boraras, so I...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By garfieldnfish
Only the java moss, but it does ok too. They do...

Only the java moss, but it does ok too. They do not touch the other plants.
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By garfieldnfish
Dwarf Puffers with CPDs and Plecos?

I have a 30 gal breeder tank with tons of scuds and my CPDs, borara maculatas and black morpho tetras cannot seem to keep them under control even so I only lightly feed the fish. There are some small...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By garfieldnfish
I had the same problem with multiply dwarf...

I had the same problem with multiply dwarf puffers. I tried to keep 3 in a heavily planted 15 gal but they always paired off and killed the third one. I tried several times with the same result. When...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By garfieldnfish
I had a goldfish that lived with swim bladder...

I had a goldfish that lived with swim bladder problems for 4 years. He was in his own bare bottom tank the last 3 years. Swim bladder disease can cause both, fish only being able to float at the top...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By garfieldnfish
I don't see why you could not use rainwater. But...

I don't see why you could not use rainwater. But you will have to add minerals to it for the shrimp.
Forum: Fish 06-15-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By garfieldnfish
I usually turn the overhead light on and wait a...

I usually turn the overhead light on and wait a little before turning on the tank lights. The overhead light in my fish room is pretty dim, so it does not startle the fish.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By garfieldnfish
Fish do not eat nerite snail eggs. Most female...

Fish do not eat nerite snail eggs. Most female shrimp will probably be eaten before they would drop any eggs for fish food. If you have very small fish then an option is Amano shrimp. They release...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By garfieldnfish
They will not survive in freshwater. They require...

They will not survive in freshwater. They require brackish or full strength salt water, depending on what area the adults came from. It has been tried by several people, including me, in the past but...
Forum: Fish 06-07-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By garfieldnfish
You could buy some daphnia on line and just add...

You could buy some daphnia on line and just add all of them in your tanks. Or set a bowl of water outside, let mosquitos put their eggs into it and then add the water to your tank. Live food for a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-03-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By garfieldnfish
I keep nerites with tangerine tigers and snowball...

I keep nerites with tangerine tigers and snowball shrimp. GH is around 5 and the nerites do well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By garfieldnfish
You can buy goat de-wormer. That is fenbendazole...

You can buy goat de-wormer. That is fenbendazole in liquid form, much easier to use then the pill or powdered version. It is called safe guard. 2 ml per 10 gal.
Forum: Fish 06-02-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By garfieldnfish
Depends on if they are adults or juveniles. CHeck...

Depends on if they are adults or juveniles. CHeck aquabid for prices. If they are adults it's an ok price.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By garfieldnfish
Maybe one of them died and the others are...

Maybe one of them died and the others are gathering to eat it.
Crypts have been rumored to be toxic to shrimp years ago and that myth has been spread around but it is totally that "a myth" without...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By garfieldnfish
Go for it. The fenbendazole that is. I used it in...

Go for it. The fenbendazole that is. I used it in all my shrimp tanks. Not one shrimp death.
Forum: Fish 05-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,183
Posted By garfieldnfish
I have tried all three methods. Soilless, potting...

I have tried all three methods. Soilless, potting soil and coco fiber. The coco fiber worked best for me and will be the only way I use from here on. I have kept grindal worms for almost 10 years...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By garfieldnfish
Gammarus shrimp are scuds. If this is your only...

Gammarus shrimp are scuds. If this is your only one, you will be ok. If you have more than one it could become a problem. I had an explosion of them in my 30 gal breeder tank a while back when I only...
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