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Forum: Fish 05-28-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Grah the great
Many male killifish (Aphyosemion striatum comes...

Many male killifish (Aphyosemion striatum comes to mind, especially since I happen to own some) have the desired iridescent green color, but Aphyosemion types are dedicated fin nippers and would need...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Grah the great
Invert nitrate levels

I've heard conflicting reports on how much nitrate can be in a tank without harming inverts...how high can the nitrate level be before it begins interfering with an invert's health? In this case, the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Grah the great
No different than snails or shrimp about eggs,...

No different than snails or shrimp about eggs, then? OK...thankx for your quick replies!
Forum: Fish 05-28-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By Grah the great
Yes...IF you have a heavily planted 24 inch or...

Yes...IF you have a heavily planted 24 inch or longer tank with at least 6 female bettas and a QT tank on hand in case they fall out (which they often do). It takes a lot of effort and can be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Grah the great
Scuds eat fish fry?

Well...do they? I am considering turning one of the 2 gallon planted bowls I set up recently into a split scud colony/fry tank (which could also provide a live food source for my fish), but I have...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Grah the great
What do you guys think about dwarf crays in such...

What do you guys think about dwarf crays in such a bowl?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Grah the great
I was more thinking E. evergladei myself, but...

I was more thinking E. evergladei myself, but thankx for confirming that my idea isn't terrible.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Grah the great
Fauna for the walstad bowl

'ello all! As you may know, recently I started a 2 gallon 'walstad' bowl (it isn't technically a walstad setup...I'm using an air powered filter). The tank is currently cycling (ammonia read .5 ppm...
Forum: Fish 05-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Grah the great
Scarlet badis/dario male on male aggression

'ello all! I am planning to keep a colony of pygmy sunfish in a pair of 2 gallon walstad bowls (people have successfully kept and bred pygmy sunnies in similar, or even smaller, setups). I am...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Grah the great
Congrats! As previously stated, you need to...

Congrats! As previously stated, you need to separate the parents from the fry and get fry foods ready (a healthy clump of moss or similar plants may be enough for the first day or two, then you will...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Grah the great
Thus the hay...someone on a reptile forum found...

Thus the hay...someone on a reptile forum found that hay/guinea pig pellets can be used to create extremely successful daphnia cultures, even indoors. The key is believed to be due to the constant...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Grah the great
Daphnia and moina culture details?

'ello all! I am considering culturing daphnia and/or moina in the future, and need some tips on some specifics. Well, here come the questions!
1: I know they need light, but does the spectrum of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Grah the great
Grindal worms in mail?

What would a healthy grindal worm culture look like when it arrives in the mail? Would you be able to observe the worms visibly moving?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Grah the great
I was more thinking in the terms of years...I...

I was more thinking in the terms of years...I have heard that 10 years is a fairly common figure given for aquariums.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Grah the great
Kritter keeper lifespan?

'ello all! I am planning on keeping a 2-3 gallon kritter keeper with Elassoma in the future, and need to ask a question...how long do kritter keepers hold up before they need to be replaced?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Grah the great
RO units that don't need to be attached to sinks

Well...are there any? I am no good with plumbing related tasks and would like to still have tap water available for fish that don't need RO water for any reason (livebearers, for instance)
Forum: Fish 05-09-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Grah the great
I have no personal experience, but from what I...

I have no personal experience, but from what I have read they usually do well with other fish that are not other anabantoids (avoid dwarf shrimp, though...they are unexpectedly vicious shrimp hunters...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Grah the great
Wouldn't quite say ANY apisto...A. borelli has...

Wouldn't quite say ANY apisto...A. borelli has been found alive (ableit inactive) in the low 40's in the wild and quite healthy, active, and in breeding colors in the low 60's, so it, at least, would...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Grah the great
I use bottle filters...in most respects, same...

I use bottle filters...in most respects, same deal as sponge filters. To keep it cycled I simply keep the QT tank up at all times and feed flakes once a day when no fish are in it.
Forum: Fish 05-08-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Grah the great
Not trying to spawn them right now...just trying...

Not trying to spawn them right now...just trying to get them eating consistently. Thankx for telling me about their 'not eating until it's on the ground' thing...I noticed that they seldom take food...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Grah the great
Very good! since you actually own M. ansorgii, I...

Very good! since you actually own M. ansorgii, I have a question to ask regarding feeding. Currently the four ansorgiis (a male, female, and two juveniles less than an inch long) are dwelling in a 5...
Forum: Fish 05-07-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Grah the great
...and, unfortunately, they are still vulnerable...

...and, unfortunately, they are still vulnerable to ammonia burns. Ammonia is just as capable of killing/stressing bettas (leading to disease outbreaks that do kill them) as it is any other fish, so...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Grah the great
'Sponge grunge'...

'ello all! As I may have mentioned in previous posts, all of my filters are DIY bottle filters with gravel and polyfiber. The polyfiber gets quite brown, and I believe it probably builds sizeable...
Forum: Fish 05-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
If I were to guess from your description, the...

If I were to guess from your description, the oxygen levels are most likely the problem...might want to add another airstone or two and see if that helps.
Forum: Fish 05-03-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
I think I see your problem...most Rhinogobius in...

I think I see your problem...most Rhinogobius in the hobby are riverine and need LOTS of oxygen (and preferrably lots of flow also). A sponge filter probably won't cut it for these fish for long,...
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