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Forum: Fish 06-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By NeonRob
Nope, just a hobbyist that let's things get out...

Nope, just a hobbyist that let's things get out of control every once in a while.
Forum: Fish 06-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By NeonRob
Yeah, Neons were one of the first Tetras I...

Yeah, Neons were one of the first Tetras I spawned. I think I've earned "CardinalRob" after cranking out over 1000 Cardinals 2 years ago. LOL!
Forum: Fish 06-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By NeonRob
I've successfully breed and raised 18 species of...

I've successfully breed and raised 18 species of Tetras, including Cardinals, and I'm working on my 19th right now. For all 19 species, the water chemistry was fairly similar: RO/DI + Kent RO Right....
Forum: Fish 01-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,463
Posted By NeonRob
Yes, you could fill a media net and put that in...

Yes, you could fill a media net and put that in the tank or filter your water through the peat. With the net, you'll need to soak or boil your peat in order to get it to sink. In the past, I bought...
Forum: Fish 01-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,463
Posted By NeonRob
With a square yard of mesh material, you should...

With a square yard of mesh material, you should be able to basically line the sides of the tank and leave about an inch from the bottom, so that the pair or group will still have most of the tank...
Forum: Fish 01-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,463
Posted By NeonRob
I've bred 18 species of Tetras and every viable...

I've bred 18 species of Tetras and every viable egg has hatched within 24-36 hours at ~75F. So temperature matters. Higher temps get a quicker hatch rate.

A fully matured Neon female can lay up...
Forum: Fish 10-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,463
Posted By NeonRob
You need to totally blackout the eggs. I use a 5...

You need to totally blackout the eggs. I use a 5 gallon tank and cover it with a towel after removing the parents. Alternatively, you can transfer the eggs w/ plants to a small container. You...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,435
Posted By NeonRob
I've bought the majority of my Tetras from PS in...

I've bought the majority of my Tetras from PS in the past and have had ich problems especially with the Neons. Once I started quarantining them immediately upon getting them home and treating them...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By NeonRob
Probably not. 2 weeks ago while doing a 50%...

Probably not. 2 weeks ago while doing a 50% water change on my pygmaeus tank, I noticed eggs around the top of the tank where the water level was while refilling. They probably sat there for 15...
Forum: Fish 05-15-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By NeonRob
Congrats! What have you been feeding them?

Congrats! What have you been feeding them?
Forum: Fish 04-23-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By NeonRob
Yeah, they'll pretty much lay their eggs anywhere...

Yeah, they'll pretty much lay their eggs anywhere like on the glass, plants, filter parts, heater parts, snails...

Mine go through a couple of weeks of bursts of eggs then don't do anything for a...
Forum: Fish 04-19-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By NeonRob
Nice job! You actually have a couple of options....

Nice job! You actually have a couple of options. I can provide some insight since I'm currently breeding them. The good news is C. pygmaeus (assuming this is the species you have) is not an egg or...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By NeonRob
What I would do if I were you is to put that...

What I would do if I were you is to put that thermometer into a container with some tank water and darken it with a towel to see if anything hatches. If they are fish eggs, this batch looks...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By NeonRob
Put some plant trimmings in there for them to...

Put some plant trimmings in there for them to pick microfoods off of and feed live BBS sparingly.
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By NeonRob
You need soft water and a way of separating the...

You need soft water and a way of separating the parents from the eggs. By building your own egg trap, this can be accomplished. An egg trap also allows you to see the eggs so you know when to...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By NeonRob
Neon Tetra eggs typically fall to the bottom of...

Neon Tetra eggs typically fall to the bottom of the tank, but I have seen some stuck to java moss before. I've never seen then stuck to anything plastic or glass before. What else is in your tank? ...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 12-19-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By NeonRob
Thank you for offering high quality, cool fish...

Thank you for offering high quality, cool fish with dazzling customer service, top notch packaging, and great pricing! I've been mentioning your name a lot in conversations I have with other...
Forum: Fish 12-19-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By NeonRob
I breed a big batch of them earlier this year and...

I breed a big batch of them earlier this year and kept them in a 55 gallon planted tank for several months and they were pretty awesome to watch. They are good jumpers too. I have found several...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By NeonRob
Algae wafers, flake food, blanched zucchini,...

Algae wafers, flake food, blanched zucchini, blanched cucumber, and french cut or split in half canned green beans (no salt added) are all consumed happily by my baby and adult Ancistrus.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By NeonRob
Thanks for all of the replies. I will begin...

Thanks for all of the replies. I will begin dosing macros immediately.
Forum: Fish 12-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By NeonRob
If they are young, you may just have to wait for...

If they are young, you may just have to wait for them to mature before they color up. I breed a batch of them 4 months ago. They are just getting over 1". The finnage looks great, but like yours,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By NeonRob
Wisteria Dying

I have a 55 gallon planted tank with 2x54W T5 running 9 hours per day. Excel is dosed every other day. No macro or micro dosing. 50% water changes every 2 weeks of local tap water (liquid rock). The...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By NeonRob
I breed a batch of these a few months ago. They...

I breed a batch of these a few months ago. They are just starting to get over 1" and haven't hardly yellowed up as much as the full grown adult breeders, but the markings on their finnage is...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 12-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,067
Posted By NeonRob
I just voted. #545!

I just voted. #545!
Forum: Fish 11-28-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By NeonRob
Repashy Soilent Green!

Repashy Soilent Green!
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