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Forum: Fish 07-20-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By zzyzx85
looks like a long fin variety of a black skirt...

looks like a long fin variety of a black skirt tetra.

btw, your newer photo is upside down lol.
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By zzyzx85
more corys! (sometimes it works :P) ...

more corys! (sometimes it works :P)

Actually, I always thought fish shoaled best when they felt there was a "threat" and need their numbers to be their protection. I never saw my tetras group as...
Forum: Fish 07-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By zzyzx85
looks like Neon Tetra disease. Search it up. ...

looks like Neon Tetra disease. Search it up. IIRC, it's a sporozoan caused issue.

Recently had a case of it in my tank. Tetras and corys affected. It's quite bad; fish are fine one day and...
Forum: Fish 07-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By zzyzx85
yep, ember tetras. They'll darken up as they get...

yep, ember tetras. They'll darken up as they get more comfortable. nice little fish
Forum: Fish 04-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By zzyzx85
^black phantom? :D cardinals, embers,...

^black phantom? :D

cardinals, embers, rummynose in that order.
Forum: Fish 01-01-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By zzyzx85
ember tetras. eye-catching color, remarkably...

ember tetras. eye-catching color, remarkably hardy
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-11-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By zzyzx85
yep, GBRs will eat snails. I've noticed empty...

yep, GBRs will eat snails. I've noticed empty ramshorn shells in my tank with GBRs when I missed a few days of feeding.
Forum: Fish 07-15-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By zzyzx85
Beautiful little fish.

Beautiful little fish.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By zzyzx85
supposedly the eggs can't harden in hard water. ...

supposedly the eggs can't harden in hard water.

you can try adding peat moss to your filter/tank to try and soften the water.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By zzyzx85
too early to tell. give them a few...

too early to tell. give them a few hours/overnight. if they're unviable, the parents will eat them.

The first batch will often get eaten. It takes them a while to figure out what to do.
Forum: Substrate 06-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By zzyzx85
I keep sterbai corys in a tank with EC. no signs...

I keep sterbai corys in a tank with EC. no signs of worn barbels, which is more of water quality issue than substrate.
Forum: Fish 06-22-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By zzyzx85
angels and corys would work. angels swim pretty...

angels and corys would work. angels swim pretty much everywhere in the tank. mine will eat food off the bottom.

My angel doesn't bother the bottom dwellers but he will scatter the schools of...
Forum: Fish 06-18-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By zzyzx85
sometimes, 1 day is enough. :) good luck! ...

sometimes, 1 day is enough. :)

good luck!

Is that really a female cacatuoides? quite beautiful if not as eye-catching as the males.
Forum: Fish 06-16-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zzyzx85
hmmm... try Life Bearer. 1 drop per gallon....

hmmm...

try Life Bearer. 1 drop per gallon. Worked in my tank.
Forum: Fish 06-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zzyzx85
does this worm look like it's in a clear bubble? ...

does this worm look like it's in a clear bubble?

Try Life Bearer. One of my rummynoses got something like I described above (worm in a clear bubble/sac) and Life Bearer got rid of it. It's...
Forum: Fish 06-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By zzyzx85
mine eat (almost) everything but frozen tubifex.

mine eat (almost) everything but frozen tubifex.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By zzyzx85
I've been using 2 installation kits and haven't...

I've been using 2 installation kits and haven't had them leak air/water. Hopefully you aren't missing the plastic seal under the cap.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By zzyzx85
hmm..it should be really close to 1/2", a little...

hmm..it should be really close to 1/2", a little smaller like you said. You might have to force the hose onto the barb. 1/2" = 12.7mm and eheim hoses are 12mm

1/2" hoses will fit eheim parts. I...
Forum: Fish 06-14-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By zzyzx85
Badis badis or Sparkling gourami?

Between these two, which would you choose for a 12.5 Liter (~3.3g) nano tank? Low tech setup with EcoComplete substrate and Crypt. "green gecko" and Singapore moss. Weekly 50+% water changes. Temp...
Forum: Fish 06-14-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,948
Posted By zzyzx85
make as much green water as you can. I also have...

make as much green water as you can. I also have daphnia tub going in the back yard and I use a 10g with old aquarium water and an airpump in it making greenwater to "feed" the tub.
Forum: Fish 06-13-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By zzyzx85
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fish/80653-giant...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fish/80653-giant-otocinclus.html

bottom of first page has a few pictures. says they're about 2x longer than regular oto, so probably around 3 inches long.
Forum: Fish 06-13-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By zzyzx85
you'll be hard pressed to find the different...

you'll be hard pressed to find the different species of otos unless you have connections to collectors down at the source. many of them look alike. commonly found ones are relatively cheap. less...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By zzyzx85
They don't have to be on the sides. It's just...

They don't have to be on the sides. It's just how they're used.

If you put them in pointing from side to side, it creates a current across the tank that is great for schooling fish that like...
Forum: Fish 06-10-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By zzyzx85
wow, and I thought the water in CA was hard... ...

wow, and I thought the water in CA was hard...

I must be lucky in CA. I'm using play sand , malaysian driftwood, java moss, tap water, and peat filtration and I got my blue rams to breed and...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,426
Posted By zzyzx85
my first thought when I read this thread was that...

my first thought when I read this thread was that the polymer bearings inside the impeller are worn out, thus the black marks on the shaft, but you said this is a new filter so that seems unlikely...
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