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Forum: Fish 09-07-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Titania
If you have a planaria problem, then fish aren't...

If you have a planaria problem, then fish aren't your solution. Planaria infestations only occur in tanks that have nutrient levels out of wack. Chances are, you're either over-feeding, not taking...
Forum: Fish 09-07-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Titania
There isn't such a thing as a "dwarf" bristlenose...

There isn't such a thing as a "dwarf" bristlenose pleco. There are many species of bristlenose plecos, but they pretty much all top out at around 5-6". So, compared to the 30+" some of the other...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Titania
Sounds like a swim bladder problem to me...or...

Sounds like a swim bladder problem to me...or constipation. A good rule of thumb is that your fish's stomach is about the size of its eye. Also, it's vitally important that goldfish be fed low...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Titania
Does it look like this: ...

Does it look like this:

http://www.pollywog.co.uk/xenopus_laevis-albino.jpg

If so, it's an African clawed frog...xenopus laevis. The females get to be quite large. You will most definitely...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Titania
Dr Fosters carries both the 7.01 and 4.0...

Dr Fosters carries both the 7.01 and 4.0 calibration solutions.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Titania
The main issue is to get all the air out. It's...

The main issue is to get all the air out. It's possible to airlock the unit, so the steps above are intended to insure that's not happening.

Mine went bad after about a month of use. I woke up...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Titania
I just returned my filter to Eheim for the same...

I just returned my filter to Eheim for the same issue. It seems that they are having problems with their impeller assemblies. That was the problem with my unit...even AFTER having replaced the...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By Titania
"issues of reliability and longevity not...

"issues of reliability and longevity not withstanding"

To me, this is a VERY important point. It's not use buying a cheaper filter if you have to regularly replace it. Every Fluval canister...
Forum: Fish 08-18-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,513
Posted By Titania
You got it! :) It just takes a practiced...

You got it! :)

It just takes a practiced eye. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to tell the apart easily.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Titania
That's exactly the same place mine were...

That's exactly the same place mine were leaking...the side seam near the bottom of the bag.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Titania
Do you ever keep cars in it? Fumes from...

Do you ever keep cars in it? Fumes from gas/oil/running car wouldn't be a good thing to expose fish or inverts to. Also, you'll have to run heaters. Not necessarily a HUGE deal, but it may get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Titania
I had that happen recently to two breather bags...

I had that happen recently to two breather bags of fish I was bringing to my local club auction. I managed to save 2 of the 8 fish in one of the bags. I was devastated...my babies!

In my...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,513
Posted By Titania
Here's another photo to help. ...

Here's another photo to help.

http://www.microsmithinc.com/fish/MaleVsFemale.JPG

Again, you can see that the females are much wider than the males. There are two females and one male in that...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,513
Posted By Titania
Livebearers are the only fish that get...

Livebearers are the only fish that get "pregnant". Corys are egg-layers. That is an adult female in breeding condition. The females will always have rounder, deeper bodies than males. There's no...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,513
Posted By Titania
Corys are pretty easy to sex. Females are larger...

Corys are pretty easy to sex. Females are larger and have much rounder abdomens.

Here's a good photo showing males and a female. http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfis100.jpg

Note the female on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Titania
Malachite green isn't supposed to be used in...

Malachite green isn't supposed to be used in planted tanks, although it does work very well on fish. It's banned in several countries because it's a carcinogen and teratogen.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Titania
Awesome photos. What size tank are these guys...

Awesome photos. What size tank are these guys in? What sort of photog setup are you using?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By Titania
Mine usually pop out about 5 to 10 at a time. I...

Mine usually pop out about 5 to 10 at a time. I wouldn't worry too much about the endlers eating their young. If they're in a planted tank, heck if there are even plastic plants in the tank, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Titania
Somehow, in the 11 years I've been keeping fish,...

Somehow, in the 11 years I've been keeping fish, I can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten ich. And with 16+ fish tanks, that's saying a lot.

The few times I have had ich break...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-16-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Titania
I'm very much like you in terms of obsessing over...

I'm very much like you in terms of obsessing over hobbies. Fish-keeping, though, appears to have stuck. I had an aquarium when I was a kid, and I've been keeping for over 10 years once I got out of...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Titania
It's probably not torn, that's usually genetic. ...

It's probably not torn, that's usually genetic. The fish will be just fine.
Forum: Fish 08-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Ip?
Views: 595
Posted By Titania
Very likely, yes. The only way to really treat...

Very likely, yes. The only way to really treat IP is to use medicated food specifically for internal parasites. Jungle makes a medicated food for tropical fish.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-04-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Titania
What that article doesn't address is the...

What that article doesn't address is the potential good that the aquarium trade does. There are some species of African cichlids that are extinct in the wild now, mostly due to their use as food by...
Forum: Fish 08-01-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,439
Posted By Titania
Looks like lymphocitis, to me. Lymphocitis is...

Looks like lymphocitis, to me. Lymphocitis is viral and not contagious. It is not an uncommon sight in fish stores. Shipping, crowded conditions stress the fish out and lymphocitis results. Keep...
Forum: Fish 07-27-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By Titania
Usually, that is due to the fry dislocating their...

Usually, that is due to the fry dislocating their jaw trying to eat food that is too large for them. It will not get better.
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