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Forum: Fish 02-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Grah the great
Looked like the grouper ate the entire lionfish,...

Looked like the grouper ate the entire lionfish, including the venemous spines...wouldn't that have fatal consequences for the grouper?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Grah the great
Macropodus ocellatus could easily handle such a...

Macropodus ocellatus could easily handle such a tank...IF you could prevent it from hitting that critical 39 degree point (you would likely want to overwinter them inside because of this)
Forum: Fish 02-27-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Grah the great
Supplementing freshwater fish food with vitamins

I understand that many saltwater hobbyists regularly add vitamins or other supplements to their fish's food. Would such an action be remotely helpful for their freshwater brethren?
Forum: Plants 02-24-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Grah the great
I have a low tech, 10 gallon betta tank with an...

I have a low tech, 10 gallon betta tank with an 18", 1.5 WPG daylight bulb. It will soon be made more plant-friendly; it will have root tabs inserted every three months, have 1 ml of excel a day and...
Forum: Fish 02-24-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Grah the great
My Aphyosemion striatum are quite shy, so I find...

My Aphyosemion striatum are quite shy, so I find that the easiest way to get frozen food to them is with a pipette. I thaw an eigth of a cube of frozen food for my ]fish, suck some of this up for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Grah the great
Inverts and metal containing ferts?

Well...is it likely to be a problem? I have a mystery snail in my soon to be upgraded 10 gallon betta tank, and I am concerned that some of the fertilizers I may wind up using (such as seachem iron...
Forum: Fish 02-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By Grah the great
What size are the tetras in question?

What size are the tetras in question?
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Grah the great
Different amazon sword deficiency...

I would have simply asked this under the other amazon sword post up right now, but this is a VERY different deficiency/problem/etc. My big, foot high amazon sword's old leaves are doing fine, but its...
Forum: Fish 02-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Grah the great
Neons vs. cardinal tetras

Well...what is your opinion? My sister is debating which of these two species she will add to her 20 long, which also contains a male betta named pascal (who is quite passive with anything that is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Grah the great
Firstly, fiddlers are not true aquatics and need...

Firstly, fiddlers are not true aquatics and need a land portion in the terrarium; otherwise they will croak far sooner than they would otherwise. The water portion also needs to be brackish, which...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Grah the great
Dosing iron for red plants?

I've heard that red plants show their colors best when dosed with iron. How much and how often should such iron be dosed? I was planning on using flourish iron as the iron source.
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Grah the great
Weekly root tabs are overkill? OK...I guess I can...

Weekly root tabs are overkill? OK...I guess I can afford to be less overkill with the tabs. I haven't noticed water quality problems unless the tabs manage to escape the substrate (in which case it...
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Grah the great
Easy non-green plants?

Well...any suggestions? The only such plant I know of are red root floaters, but I would really like some other relatively easy non-green plants for my planned 10 gallon rescape. The tank will...
Forum: Substrate 02-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Grah the great
More meant no dirted tanks...as long as it...

More meant no dirted tanks...as long as it doesn't cloud the water if disturbed (as is typical of dirt and cat litter) or cause a huge nitrate/ammonia/etc spike (a classic flaw of dirt), I am fine...
Forum: Substrate 02-19-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Grah the great
Good non-dirt planted substrates?

Well...any suggestions? I desire to turn my low-tech betta tank into an excel-based plant powerhouse, and I need a better substrate than the current cat litter substrate. Any suggestions on a...
Forum: Fish 02-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Grah the great
If it is indeed H. formosa, then hybrids are...

If it is indeed H. formosa, then hybrids are highly unlikely...Poecilia (guppies and mollies) and H. formosa have different breeding behaviors (H. formosa males simply mate with females randomly,...
Forum: Fish 02-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Grah the great
On a side note, if it IS an eastern mosquitofish...

On a side note, if it IS an eastern mosquitofish (or any other Gambusia, for that matter), get it out of that tank promptly - they are some of the nastiest fish alive and will surely shred your other...
Forum: Fish 02-16-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By Grah the great
The fry foods often don't work well for egglayer...

The fry foods often don't work well for egglayer fry...egglayers usually need tiny stuff that wiggles in such a way so as to trigger a hunting response, and dry foods just can't provide that.
Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By Grah the great
The parents do feed them somewhat, leading them...

The parents do feed them somewhat, leading them to areas rich in microfauna and chewing up food for them and spitting it out; however, they would benefit hugely from additional food. Baby brine...
Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Grah the great
Out of curiosity, but is the lid still a good...

Out of curiosity, but is the lid still a good idea if it is a partially opaque green color?
Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Grah the great
I agree with the above poster...if these are...

I agree with the above poster...if these are feeder goldfish (and thus most likely comets or some other non-fancy type), then even one would have been far too much for this tank.
Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Grah the great
Infusoria culturing?

'ello all! I believe I am almost ready to try and breed my Aphyosemion striatum killifish, but first I need some tips on culturing infusoria. I tried culturing infusoria in some bottles with water...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Grah the great
Not sure about it 'breaking down', but it could...

Not sure about it 'breaking down', but it could very well have been eaten, and the remaining bones could have slipped into some sort of small crevice and become irretrievable.
Forum: Fish 02-10-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Grah the great
Could I simply leave the mop or other spawning...

Could I simply leave the mop or other spawning medium in the tank I bred the killies in, or would that cause problems?

Edit: Almost forgot...are the eggs light sensitive? And does the spawning...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Grah the great
How to breed aphyosemion killifish?

Well...any tips? I have no clue whether my trio of A. striatum are producing fry in their 10 gallon, so I was thinking of moving one of the females to a 5 gallon, feeding her heavily, and adding my...
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