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Forum: Fish 07-30-2015, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Ras
first off what are black tetras? black skirts?...

first off what are black tetras? black skirts? black neons? black phantoms?
though they all have similar care the neons will need a larger group then 7, usually 10 minimum. the larger black tetras...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ras
tlc startsmart bacteria. I understand the stigma...

tlc startsmart bacteria. I understand the stigma regarding bottled bacteria but this brand is tried and true. the cycle was instant and never brokedown on me after only adding 5ml to my tank one time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Ras
true, but my garden is far too small and we are...

true, but my garden is far too small and we are in a drought in northern ca so the water prices are sky high.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Ras
has anyone tried running their waste water through a second membrane?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67e59Fr62c8
came across this video, curious if anyone has tried this and if because the second membrane is filtering waste water would you have to replace it 2x as...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Ras
from what I understand its the offspring that...

from what I understand its the offspring that survive in freshwater for a short time, like salmon. At maturity they migrate to the ocean.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Ras
very true, rams were my first fish but I got them...

very true, rams were my first fish but I got them from a trusted breeder who doesnt inbreed. almost three years later I still have the male, female died few months back of old age so I suspect the...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Ras
it appears they are in quarantine, though I never...

it appears they are in quarantine, though I never understood why people dont sanitize moss or plants with h202 and use them in the quarantine tank.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Ras
so they don't act odd with just 5 in a group? my...

so they don't act odd with just 5 in a group? my embers have to be 10 + individuals to act healthy, is it less with the phantoms because of their size or something?
and yea from the few videos I...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Ras
probably best to remove one or divide the tank....

probably best to remove one or divide the tank. dwarf cichlids usually dont tear each others limbs off but they do have conflicts and chases that will stress them to the point of sickness and death...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Ras
thats what I was worried about, I had some...

thats what I was worried about, I had some experience with black skirts as a kid and was just hoping phantoms weren't the same with the fin nipping, aggressive feeding and dangerously territorial...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Ras
anyone housed black phantom tetras with embers?

is this safe or are the phantoms too big or boisterous
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Ras
anyone have experience with bleeding blue tetras?

anyone have experience with bleeding blue tetras?
Forum: Fish 07-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Ras
its not technically a nano setup, just nano...

its not technically a nano setup, just nano inhabitants. I like to make sure the fish have room.. rn I have a 30 gal with 14 ember tetra 4 ottos and a gbr, I will be upgrading to a 50 gal and want to...
Forum: Fish 07-14-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Ras
small full body tetras?

Im not sure what the common term is for this type of fish but my lfs calls them "full body tetras", they are various species of schooling fish with tall flat parana shaped bodies. examples are serpae...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Ras
other than cpd's I have never seen a true...

other than cpd's I have never seen a true "schooling" fish, as most will tell you schooling is a form of defense, so when the fish feels happy, safe and has enough room to spread out it has no reason...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Ras
I like contrast. one school of blue one school of...

I like contrast. one school of blue one school of red. one of green or yellow. so on. Pseudomugil species would be great for a single school tank because of the spectacular multi colors and large...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Ras
they are probably eating on their own time right...

they are probably eating on their own time right now, waiting for the food to sink and the area to be clear of potential predators (you). if they are new they should get the swing of things soon and...
Forum: Fish 07-08-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Ras
thanks the thera+ has exp date marked on it...

thanks

the thera+ has exp date marked on it for 2016. so I assume 1 year is a reasonable time limit for previously opened refrigerated fish food. but what about un opened food...lol
I have some...
Forum: Fish 07-03-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Ras
how long until fishfood goes bad in the fridge.

If kept in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator generally how long will freeze dried and flake food stay fresh?
Forum: Fish 06-20-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Ras
I agree with this post. I havent had bleeding...

I agree with this post. I havent had bleeding hearts but I had black skirts and serapea. IME and from what I've been told its comon for full body tetras aka mini Parana to nip fins of smaller slimmer...
Forum: Fish 06-19-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Ras
I am not sure how to tell the difference, just...

I am not sure how to tell the difference, just one of my embers is abnormally plump and thats really all I have to go on.
Forum: Fish 06-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Ras
out of stock, any other suggestions?

out of stock, any other suggestions?
Forum: Fish 06-18-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Ras
internal parasite meds?

Noticed today one of my ember tetras is very very fat and bloated, and too fast to get a pic of. is there anything I can dose the tank with that would be harmless to the snails and fish who don't...
Forum: Fish 06-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Ras
if the tap is neutral I would "cut" it with...

if the tap is neutral I would "cut" it with distilled or RO water, the 10 gallon is fine aslong as you keep a seriously close eye on their aggression and the water parameters. but your better off...
Forum: Fish 06-14-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Ras
awesome, i'd love to see pics of when their color...

awesome, i'd love to see pics of when their color fills in
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