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Forum: Fish 10-08-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By Rod Hay
Several things will affect pricing. Yes,...

Several things will affect pricing. Yes, certainly supply and demand. Less people keep 3 & 4ft aquariums that are suitable for these fish, than the 10 gallon and 20 gallon crowd for the neon...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,392
Posted By Rod Hay
My #1 resource for great information on fish is: ...

My #1 resource for great information on fish is:
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/news.php

Here is just one of the wonderfully informative entries on Stiphodon: ...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Rod Hay
Top Notch Advice! Probably the first two...

Top Notch Advice!
Probably the first two cardinal rules for shipping in fish.

The third is move the fish into fresh water - QUICKLY. Slash top of bag; pour thru net (discarding shipping...
Forum: Fish 03-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rod Hay
Vietnamese White Cloud Mt Minnows Boraras...

Vietnamese White Cloud Mt Minnows

Boraras brigattae

Both great schooling fish that will occupy the mid & upper levels. Your cory's already use the bottom. I keep both in open tops.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-19-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,599
Posted By Rod Hay
I also have struggled with the same issue. I...

I also have struggled with the same issue. I love the plants and I love the fish too! Besides a handful of display tanks, where the aquascape and plants take prominence; I have a handful(++) used...
Forum: Fish 03-18-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Rod Hay
Platies can tolerate quite a bit of cool temps. ...

Platies can tolerate quite a bit of cool temps. I frequently house Platies in unheated tanks. Those tanks near windows will fall to 68F overnight and rebound to 72 -74F during the daytime. (I'm...
Forum: Fish 03-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Rod Hay
A. cacatuoides have very large mouths. They may...

A. cacatuoides have very large mouths. They may find juvie CPD a good snack.
Forum: Fish 03-11-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rod Hay
Unless you do have tons of hardscape, to brake up...

Unless you do have tons of hardscape, to brake up the water flow and provide refuge from strong currents, I would remove the Aquaclear. With too much waterflow the fry will need to exert extra...
Forum: Fish 03-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rod Hay
Temperature -during the first six weeks of life ...

Temperature -during the first six weeks of life - has the biggest influence on determining sex ratios of Apistogramma spawns . At low temps your spawns will throw mostly females. Temps 77F - 78F...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Rod Hay
CPD fry will be too small when they are first...

CPD fry will be too small when they are first free-swimming to feed on BBS.
Crushed flakes can work, a GW culture can also work.

Or a Daphnia culture:...
Forum: Algae 03-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Rod Hay
Okay, someone is bound to say this, so, may as...

Okay, someone is bound to say this, so, may as well be me: 130w of light is a TON of light to throw over a 29 gallon tank. Especially when all you 're growing are medium light plants. Why bother...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Rod Hay
Orange and Red fish tend to often have good...

Orange and Red fish tend to often have good selling potential. Also, who will be your buyers? If the local, general fish keepers, you 'd be better with fish that can spawn and live in your local...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rod Hay
I hate Rosey Barbs too! I had similar problems...

I hate Rosey Barbs too! I had similar problems with them chewing at other fish's fins. (My Angelfish.)

But you can use their voracious appetites to catch them. They are such pigs! Prop a net...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,693
Posted By Rod Hay
Not always. It depends on the species. They...

Not always. It depends on the species. They really should look very similar in body shapes to appear as a potential rival for a mate. Species which are not similar do not (necessarily) elicit...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,693
Posted By Rod Hay
IMHO, a 29g is plenty of floor space for either a...

IMHO, a 29g is plenty of floor space for either a pair of GBR or a trio of Apistogramma cacatuoides. Many species of the Apistogrammas are more harem spawners than dedicated pairs. I house most of...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,693
Posted By Rod Hay
The basic difference between their parenting...

The basic difference between their parenting skills is two fold.

First, I've almost never seen or hear of Apistogramma females repeatedly eating their eggs, larvae or free swimming fry. Sometimes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-05-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rod Hay
I have one tank that is 24" deep. I HATE IT!!! ...

I have one tank that is 24" deep. I HATE IT!!!

Besides the fact that it is much harder to get light down to the lower foreground plants. I have discovered that it really gouges out my armpit -...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By Rod Hay
Fish are not afaid of the light, per se; rather...

Fish are not afaid of the light, per se; rather they are afraid that in the bright light they will be more easily spotted by predators. If you are seeing this behavior in your tank, then they do not...
Forum: Fish 01-28-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Rod Hay
x2! You already have 7 fish & 5 shrimp -...

x2!

You already have 7 fish & 5 shrimp - (Amanos get big too) in 3 gallons of water! That's plenty already.
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By Rod Hay
First, remember if you go with ADA, you cannot...

First, remember if you go with ADA, you cannot add any fish right away. ADA often releases ammonia and needs several weeks to cycle & settle in. GBR would especially have trouble, they can be quite...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By Rod Hay
Agreed, many fish loose their coloration when...

Agreed, many fish loose their coloration when plunked into a bag. This is very stressful.

And, yes, a few more can often help a lot. Even if you can bump the number up to seven or eight.

Two...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Rod Hay
:proud: Ditto! I just gave them my top...

:proud:

Ditto!

I just gave them my top recommendation on Jan 14th:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fish/100125-need-suggestions-pair-centerpiece-fish-40gal.html#post979143

PS.
Don't mix...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rod Hay
Chris @ ...

Chris @
http://www.amazontropicalsonline.com/index.html
Forum: Fish 01-14-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Rod Hay
I can see some!!! Second pic, just below the...

I can see some!!!

Second pic, just below the female's belly and above the green leaf. There are several dots w/ short tails visible against the black background.

Congrats! I can still...
Forum: Fish 01-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By Rod Hay
There are many wonderful Dwarf Cichlids that do...

There are many wonderful Dwarf Cichlids that do well in planted tanks.

One of the easiest to care for (as far as a broad range of water parameters) in the Apistogramma cacatuoides. Although,...
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