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Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By amcoffeegirl
It's not cruel if you monitor the levels and make...

It's not cruel if you monitor the levels and make sure they are not elevated beyond reasonable levels. Stocking slowly is the key.
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By amcoffeegirl
If the cories stir up something edible into the...

If the cories stir up something edible into the water column then the tetra will grab it and eat it.
It happens here when my BN is eating.
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I have never been able to keep more than one...

I have never been able to keep more than one dwarf puffer in any tank. They have always killed each other off until one remains. Yes sometimes it's hard to get them to eat anything except live food....
Forum: Fish 08-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By amcoffeegirl
You could go with 8 Pygmy cories and 8 male...

You could go with 8 Pygmy cories and 8 male endlers. What kind of light are you using-not that it will matter to the fish. That tank is deep so I was just wondering. Pygmy cories will rest on top of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By amcoffeegirl
This is a chili rasbora Small peaceful fish ...

This is a chili rasbora
Small peaceful fish
May snack on newborn shrimp but your colony would still grow.
From my experience likes softer water and ph under 7.
You can add indian almond leaf...
Forum: Fish 08-09-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By amcoffeegirl
About 8 months worth depending on how long she...

About 8 months worth depending on how long she was alone before you got her. At least that's the way it is with other livebearers.
Forum: Fish 08-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I keep 15 pristella in a 46 gallon bowfront. It's...

I keep 15 pristella in a 46 gallon bowfront. It's 36 inches long. I think they need the extra swimming length. They would probably be ok in a 29 but the activity level won't be as good.
I also keep...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I have recently read up on this topic also. I did...

I have recently read up on this topic also. I did one dose of ethromycin- I did lose one shrimp.
Then read that blue green algea doesn't grow in softer water( or doesn't grow as well) so I added...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Wow He looks healthy It does seem he is...

Wow
He looks healthy
It does seem he is changing colors
Rapidly.
Good luck with him
Ps those aren't stress stripes- they would be horizontal not vertical. Where the stripes are just looks like...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I think you're fine at the stock list you have....

I think you're fine at the stock list you have. In my tanks I stock even lighter than this.
Forum: Fish 08-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I think it depends on the species and the tank...

I think it depends on the species and the tank size. If you put 6 neon tetra in a 10 gallon you won't see them school to much but if you put those same 6 neons in a 33 long you will see better...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I know it's heart breaking to see these old...

I know it's heart breaking to see these old broken tanks.
It could still be used for a terrarium maybe??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Duckweed and anacharis for them to nibble on. ...

Duckweed and anacharis for them to nibble on.
Yeah goldfish need large tanks because of the waste they produce. Comets need more room to move around. They also grow very fast.
They will need time...
Forum: Fish 08-01-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I have never kept more than one dwarf puffer in...

I have never kept more than one dwarf puffer in any size tank with sucess. They kill each other off till one remains.
Forum: Fish 08-01-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I wouldn't do it. I have a hard time here keeping...

I wouldn't do it. I have a hard time here keeping rummies. My water I harder also. I have tried to keep them and none make it a year.
I keep pristellas just fine. I also have embers and neons in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By amcoffeegirl
It sounds like you are on your way to a happy...

It sounds like you are on your way to a happy tank. If you see the mollies start to swim in place it is sometimes an issue for them. You may add one tablespoon of aquarium salt for every 5 gallons of...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Lol You are correct. I thought it was mollies

Lol
You are correct.
I thought it was mollies
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By amcoffeegirl
How's the flow on that one? Is it adjustable?

How's the flow on that one? Is it adjustable?
Forum: Fish 07-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By amcoffeegirl
It certainly does look like a hybrid. When this...

It certainly does look like a hybrid.
When this does occur the babies are usually short lived and are infertile.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By amcoffeegirl
The aqueon 20 is 125gph and is rated for a 20-30...

The aqueon 20 is 125gph and is rated for a 20-30 gallon tank.
There are many other filters out there. A lot of folks here use aquaclear filters. This is just the brand I use. You will be overstocked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I use a aqueon quiet flow filter. Hang on the...

I use a aqueon quiet flow filter. Hang on the back type.
Livebearers can be tricky. Do you know the sexes of your fish?
Since you are new you will want some easy growing plants. Windlov java fern...
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I know this is an older thread but I have just...

I know this is an older thread but I have just found a new guppy that I really like.
I still love the first two I posted also.
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By amcoffeegirl
As you can see from the link I offered he will...

As you can see from the link I offered he will get more breeding spots as he matures. They may appear on the body also.
Good luck with him.
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Pristellas are cheap and hardy

Pristellas are cheap and hardy
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I agree with adding floaters and lower the water...

I agree with adding floaters and lower the water a bit.
I like to float anacharis. It looks like floating vines.
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