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Forum: Fish 08-28-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Mr. Limpet
It's a male. Females lack colors in the fins &...

It's a male. Females lack colors in the fins & vertical stripes. Most LFS sell only males.
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Here's a list of species I've colony bred in...

Here's a list of species I've colony bred in heavily planted 10 or 5.5 gallon tanks:

Pseudosphromenus dayi
Betta smaragdina
Microctenopoma ansorgii
Nannostomus bekfordi
Nematobrycon palmeri...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Least killies (Heterandria formosa), which are...

Least killies (Heterandria formosa), which are livebearers, or H.elegans, the tiger teddy, a very pretty nano livebearer. If there is enough plant cover some fry could survive to adulthood, but of...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Female red rainbows are never red. They're a...

Female red rainbows are never red. They're a brown-gold color, with some large gold patches - just like yours.
Forum: Fish 08-10-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Most likely a female.

Most likely a female.
Forum: Fish 08-08-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Might have internal parasites, which could be...

Might have internal parasites, which could be affecting its appetite & stunting its growth. Try Metronidazole w garlic.
Forum: Fish 08-03-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Mr. Limpet
It's always nice to profit from somebody else's...

It's always nice to profit from somebody else's ignorance.
Forum: Fish 07-26-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Mr. Limpet
A pair of honey gouramis would make great...

A pair of honey gouramis would make great centerpiece fish. They max out at 1 1/2 inches & utilize all levels of the tank. Make sure they are Trichogaster chuna, though. The fish sold as red honey...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Trichopsis vittata, the largest of the three...

Trichopsis vittata, the largest of the three croaking gourami species. They grow to about 3".
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Once a fish starts showing symptoms of dropsy...

Once a fish starts showing symptoms of dropsy it's usually too late to treat it. Plus some fish can linger for weeks before they finally succumb. Best to put it out of its misery. One or two shots to...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Yellow phantom tetras, Hyphessobrycon roseus, if...

Yellow phantom tetras, Hyphessobrycon roseus, if you can find some. Grows to about an inch.
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,197
Posted By Mr. Limpet
At the moment my spadetail checkerboard cichlids....

At the moment my spadetail checkerboard cichlids. Active, inquisitive, gorgeous & super rare!
Forum: Fish 06-22-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Epiplatys dageti monroviae is a pretty laid back...

Epiplatys dageti monroviae is a pretty laid back species, plus they breed like rabbits & don't eat their young. I've kept them with dwarf cichlids & they didn't bother their young either.
Forum: Fish 06-20-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Definitely albino tiger barbs.

Definitely albino tiger barbs.
Forum: Fish 06-02-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Wow! I'm not crazy about most man-made varieties...

Wow! I'm not crazy about most man-made varieties of betta, but that is one gorgeous fish. Prices on new varieties of fish are usually very high, but I'm sure they'll be selling for 6 or 7 bucks in...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Mr. Limpet
It's a bit difficult to tell by the picture, but...

It's a bit difficult to tell by the picture, but the flag fish in the front looks like a male & the two rear ones look like females. Female flag fish never have red stripes.
Forum: Fish 05-18-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By Mr. Limpet
I've been breeding Betta smaragdina, which is...

I've been breeding Betta smaragdina, which is closely related to B. imbellis, in a 5.5 gallon heavily planted with Java moss & floating water sprite. The fry are able to find enough micro-critters in...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Mine aren't too crazy about flake, but they...

Mine aren't too crazy about flake, but they really seem to like Hikari micro-wafers. They eventually eat the ones that fall to the bottom, apparently locating them by smell. The same goes for frozen...
Forum: Fish 05-07-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Congos are impossible to resist. You are forgiven.

Congos are impossible to resist. You are forgiven.
Forum: Fish 05-07-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Mr. Limpet
My M.ansorgii fry stay close to the surface once...

My M.ansorgii fry stay close to the surface once they become free swimming & seem to find enough micro-fauna in the floating water sprite to get by on until they're large enough to take BBS. That...
Forum: Fish 04-12-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Mr. Limpet
The small ones are the gold morph of Trichogaster...

The small ones are the gold morph of Trichogaster chuna, the true honey gourami, which grows from 1 1/2 to 2". The large ones are the red morph of Trichogaster labiosus, the thick lipped gourami,...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Mr. Limpet
You could use a sponge filter. I use them in all...

You could use a sponge filter. I use them in all of my 10s. To me a power filter would be overkill unless you have a very heavy bioload or have fish that need a strong current.
Forum: Fish 04-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Microctenopoma damasi.

Microctenopoma damasi.
Forum: Fish 04-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Any of the small Laetacara species (curviceps,...

Any of the small Laetacara species (curviceps, dorsigera or araguaiae) would be perfect for your set-up. They're small, pretty, peaceful & easy to breed. The first cichlid I bred was Laetacara...
Forum: Fish 04-05-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Mr. Limpet
Have you ever actually seen them spawning?

Have you ever actually seen them spawning?
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