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Forum: Fish 12-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Grah the great
If you want a group of bettas in that tank, a...

If you want a group of bettas in that tank, a wild species would give you a much higher chance of success than domesticated B. splendens...domesticated bettas have been bred for fighting for...
Forum: Fish 12-20-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Grah the great
Freshwater goby species, most north american...

Freshwater goby species, most north american fish, most livebearers, most rainbowfish...all of these do quite well in hard water. Many other fish, such as bettas and danios, come from somewhat softer...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Grah the great
The trouble is, not all characins have adipose...

The trouble is, not all characins have adipose fins...:hihi:
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Grah the great
Paradise fish would be lovely, and if kept in a...

Paradise fish would be lovely, and if kept in a group (which would be very possible in an 180 gallon tank!), are unlikely to harass most tank mates. Sadly, they WOULD eat neons...I don't know about...
Forum: Fish 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Grah the great
True...but I don't see a CPD fitting down a...

True...but I don't see a CPD fitting down a Striatum's throat. Striatums are no bigger than a zebra danio.
Forum: Fish 12-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Grah the great
This is the first I have heard of A. striatum...

This is the first I have heard of A. striatum being aggressive...that kind of behavior is more typical of F. garneri complex fish than A. striatum (I've heard/seen plenty of cases of gardneris...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Grah the great
I take it that skinny Leptolucania ommata (think...

I take it that skinny Leptolucania ommata (think a bright yellow killifish 1 inch long) would not work, then? Currently the fish I am considering include:
- The midget danios (CPD's and emerald...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Grah the great
Minimum fish size for betta tank mate

Sadly, I recently lost my much beloved male betta (Navy) to an unknown illness, leaving his previously divided ten gallon inhabited only by a female betta named Corvette (about 1.5 inches long) and a...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Grah the great
Maximum normal plant salt tolerance

I am considering owning sheepshead minnows in my 29 gallon, but sheepshead minnows need at least lightly brackish water to thrive. Would a tablespoon of marine salt per every 5 gallons be too much...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Grah the great
Vals tend to do badly when their crown (the part...

Vals tend to do badly when their crown (the part where their leaves start growing) is buried...that's what I have heard. Combined with excel dosing, that is what undid my first few vals...I am...
Forum: Fish 12-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Grah the great
Poecillid Livebearers, most freshwater gobies...

Poecillid Livebearers, most freshwater gobies (note that some 'freshwater' gobies are actually brackish fish), Central American cichlids, Goodeids, most rainbowfish, most North American fish...they...
Forum: Fish 11-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Grah the great
First order of business; isolate the infected...

First order of business; isolate the infected platy as quickly as possible, if you can. Columnaris is quite contagious and some strains can kill quickly...when I first got my Aphyosemion striatum...
Forum: Fish 11-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Grah the great
Labidochromis chisumulae, Pseudotropheus saulosi,...

Labidochromis chisumulae, Pseudotropheus saulosi, Haplochromis 'ruby green' and H. thereuterion...they are personal favorites. All would work in that tank as long as it was at least 30 inches...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Grah the great
More likely to be a problem would be the minerals...

More likely to be a problem would be the minerals that were doubtless added when your water company increased the PH of your water...excess minerals in the water can play havoc on the health of soft...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-27-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,766
Posted By Grah the great
Not the most impressive pic, but this was my 10...

Not the most impressive pic, but this was my 10 gallon Aphyosemion striatum 'Lambarene' tank a few weeks ago. PH is about 6.4, TDS is about 90, the temperature hovers around 71 degrees f, plants...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Grah the great
I know they don't raise their young...I just...

I know they don't raise their young...I just meant to ask if the fry would survive in the same tank as the parents.
Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Grah the great
Pearl gouramies belong to the same family of fish...

Pearl gouramies belong to the same family of fish as bettas, so even if they do not look like bettas, they smell and act like them - potentially enough to provoke either the gourami or the betta. At...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Grah the great
Aphyosemion colony breeding

'ello all! My (still quite shy) trio of Aphyosemion striatum killies is doing well in their 10 gallon blackwater setup (PH about 6.4, TDS about 90, temp around 72 degrees), but I am planning on...
Forum: Fish 11-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Grah the great
From personal experience, pearl danios are much...

From personal experience, pearl danios are much more purple than blue...it's still nice, but might not be what you are looking for.

The killifish of genus Procatopus are quite blue, but I am not...
Forum: Plants 11-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Grah the great
Easy aquarium plants that look good

Well...any suggestions? I am trying to make my tanks more heavily planted, but I am not intending to use any fertilizers other than root tabs. So far I have found these plants to be relatively idiot...
Forum: Fish 11-25-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
Yes to both questions, though for the second one...

Yes to both questions, though for the second one it would depend on the female (some female Bettas can be as sociopathic as males). Note that female bettas are astounding jumpers and must be kept...
Forum: Fish 11-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Grah the great
I have looked into this question myself before,...

I have looked into this question myself before, and your post prompted me to look again for still more info. To summarize all of these results...most of the BB gobies in the hobby are either...
Forum: Fish 11-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By Grah the great
My sister's late crowntail betta picked up a...

My sister's late crowntail betta picked up a nasty fin-rot like illness which, besides destroying the fish's fins, gave it vertical skin tone bars very similar to those your fish is dealing...
Forum: Fish 11-22-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Grah the great
The betta IS feeding (or at least was), but I...

The betta IS feeding (or at least was), but I have been fasting it for a few days in case it was a swim bladder disease of some sort. I fed the fish frozen brine shrimp today because I heard it is a...
Forum: Fish 11-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Grah the great
The betta still eats...however, I am currently...

The betta still eats...however, I am currently fasting him a few days since I think it might be a swim bladder disorder.

I only changed the substrate a few days ao, and I changed it to a plain,...
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