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Forum: Fish   02-27-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By pbScapes
Dial back the feeding. Those fish look overfed. ...

Dial back the feeding. Those fish look overfed. Big ember tetra fan here...they're very active and competitive eaters and tend to overeat if excess food is available.
Forum: Fish   11-08-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pbScapes
My rcs love to graze on them.

My rcs love to graze on them.
Forum: Fish   10-11-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By pbScapes
78F and all are healthy and spawning.

78F and all are healthy and spawning.
Forum: Fish   10-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By pbScapes
My CPDs are anything but timid and shy. They...

My CPDs are anything but timid and shy. They share a heavily planted tank with some pygmy cories, ottos, and a GBR pair and the cories and ottos hide a lot while the CPDs are all over the place and...
Forum: Fish   10-03-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By pbScapes
Looks like a pair to me. Congrats. I think the...

Looks like a pair to me. Congrats.
I think the pink belly on the smaller (female) and the longer ray on the front dorsal fin of the male are proof.
Nice looking fish! Good luck with them.
Forum: Fish   09-22-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By pbScapes
Ember tetras look nice. Haven't kept them, but...

Ember tetras look nice. Haven't kept them, but look forward to getting some in the future. Dwarf and pygmy cories are active and easy to keep...not really colorful, but their personalities make up...
Forum: Plants   07-28-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By pbScapes
My bristlenose ancistrus did the exact same thing...

My bristlenose ancistrus did the exact same thing to my swords, in spite of being fed veg. wafers, cukes, and zucchini. Loved the little dude, but had to give him up.
Forum: Plants   07-19-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By pbScapes
Totally agree. We regularly pinch/cut ours back...

Totally agree. We regularly pinch/cut ours back to an inch or even less and the plants seem completely unaffected. Never lost a frogbit b/c of root pruning (sometimes wish a few WOULD die as we...
Forum: Plants   07-16-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By pbScapes
Looks like creeping jenny. Ours quickly produces...

Looks like creeping jenny. Ours quickly produces roots from nodes on the stem. Cuttings from our outside (terrestrial) garden added to our tanks sprout roots very quickly. Tough and versatile...
Forum: Fish   07-14-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By pbScapes
Our 20g tall heavily-planted tank houses a couple...

Our 20g tall heavily-planted tank houses a couple of German Blue Rams that are really interesting to watch. Very deliberate, responsive, intelligent fish. Their frequent attempts to spawn could...
Forum: Plants   06-15-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By pbScapes
Yep. That's frogbit. Some of ours seem to grow...

Yep. That's frogbit. Some of ours seem to grow roots at the rate of a couple of inches a day while others are slower. I pinch back roots to a depth of an inch or so all the time, and the plants...
Forum: Fish   05-22-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By pbScapes
Yep. Cories are a blast to keep and watch. I...

Yep. Cories are a blast to keep and watch. I agree that the dwarf or dainty cories (corydoras habrosus) are among the most entertaining. Zipping around constantly! Tons of personality for a tiny...
Forum: Fish   05-20-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By pbScapes
According to seller, 3-4 months old and about...

According to seller, 3-4 months old and about 1.25".
Here's the best pic I could grab of my male: 322610
A pic of the pair (you can see the pink belly of the female on the left). Sorry pics...
Forum: Fish   05-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By pbScapes
Consensus opinion is that THE determining factor...

Consensus opinion is that THE determining factor is the pink belly.
I'm anxious to see what other members have to say about the hormone injection question. I'm new to GBR's (just got my first...
Forum: Fish   05-12-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By pbScapes
Some of us don't have the luxury of a quality...

Some of us don't have the luxury of a quality local mom and pop fish store (wish we did!). Feel out the big pet stores in your area and you might get lucky enough to find one with a good aquatics...
Forum: Fish   05-10-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By pbScapes
Corydoras habrosus are active, cute, and low...

Corydoras habrosus are active, cute, and low bio-load. Our local petco (in SE North Carolina) regularly sells them for a buck. I'd recommend you get a half-dozen or so if you can find them.
Forum: Fish   05-01-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By pbScapes
I agree. Look for the black spot. It's really...

I agree. Look for the black spot. It's really easy to see. A few of my females have great coloration that rivals even the showiest of my males.
Forum: Fish   04-23-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By pbScapes
Small world. Jim's the guy to talk to at that...

Small world.
Jim's the guy to talk to at that petsmart. The petsupermarket on Oleander has started getting in some decent plants over the last couple of months if you haven't checked them out. ...
Forum: Plants   04-23-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By pbScapes
I've heard of hornwort being successfully used in...

I've heard of hornwort being successfully used in a sump setup. It's super fast-growing, incredibly durable, and a good nitrate user.
Forum: Fish   04-23-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By pbScapes
Thanks greaser. Petco on New Centre still had 3...

Thanks greaser. Petco on New Centre still had 3 left and I grabbed them today.
Brian has ordered a bunch of stuff for me at that store. FYI - petsmart in the Target plaza around the corner from...
Forum: Fish   04-22-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By pbScapes
Where in NC are you? I've been looking for pygmy...

Where in NC are you? I've been looking for pygmy cories and would love to not have to have some shipped (I hear that they don't ship well).
I've never kept barbs, so I'm of no help there.
Good...
Forum: Fish   04-09-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By pbScapes
Just make sure that the rug really ties the tank...

Just make sure that the rug really ties the tank together...
Forum: Fish   04-09-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By pbScapes
Mine are kept at around 75ish and are vibrantly...

Mine are kept at around 75ish and are vibrantly colored, active, and successfully breeding. Great little fish IMO.
Forum: Fish   04-08-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By pbScapes
Scooped up some peppered cories for $1 apiece...

Scooped up some peppered cories for $1 apiece about a week ago and they're doing well. I'll be going back for more as I'm setting up a 40g breeder and want to have a big school for the schooling...
Forum: Fish   02-24-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By pbScapes
I've done it with 1 male to 2 females in a 5.5...

I've done it with 1 male to 2 females in a 5.5 heavily planted rcs tank with a ton of moss. The male chased both females relentlessly - to the point that they would hide to rest from time to time. ...
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