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Forum: Fish 09-03-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By bannh
I have a couple of strains of guppy that have...

I have a couple of strains of guppy that have females only look like that or only a little bit fatter when they drop fry. But the great majority get a lot bigger. The belly starts to look blocky. ...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By bannh
I would just let him pass naturally also. ...

I would just let him pass naturally also. Besides, unless you had some MS222, euthanizing could be sorta traumatic for both you and the fish.

I am sorry your fish's time is almost over. ...
Forum: Fish 08-27-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By bannh
Can you be more specific about the substrate? ...

Can you be more specific about the substrate? What brand or type?

A drop in pH from 8 to 6 is a lot but if there were no other factors I tend to agree with chad320 that alone it's probably not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By bannh
No, that product doesn't add to kH. Darkblade48...

No, that product doesn't add to kH. Darkblade48 said *IF*. The product you mention is only to raise gH. On the product page you link to it says this:

"Derived from: potassium sulfate, calcium...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By bannh
Leave the CO2 off entirely the day you will be...

Leave the CO2 off entirely the day you will be adding the fish then slowly turn it back on, just a little more each day.

Fish can adapt to the your CO2 levels but it happens over quite a few days,...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By bannh
it's going to take a while for the moss to fully...

it's going to take a while for the moss to fully cover the pink and it's not going to look great while you are wating. and once it does it is probably going to be so bushy that the original shape is...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By bannh
Oh, I would still quarantine them. If you...

Oh, I would still quarantine them. If you introduce sick fish into an *empty* tank you are introducing disease too. Treatment may require meds which kill biological filtration, be rough on plants...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By bannh
just do what lauraleellbp says, you don't need...

just do what lauraleellbp says, you don't need more replies. she is correct.
Forum: Fish 08-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By bannh
+1 it's some kind of livebearer

+1

it's some kind of livebearer
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By bannh
Just because you read it on the internet doesn't...

Just because you read it on the internet doesn't mean it's true. Rybicki also thinks Breather Bags are bad and a few other things I disagree with.

The only time I have seem decap not being...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By bannh
Needs a good close up clear picture. Or at least...

Needs a good close up clear picture. Or at least a much more detailed description.

Are you saying the center of the eye is blue? The part with is black in normal guppies and red in albinos? Are...
Forum: Fish 08-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By bannh
Do you mean Metriaclima estherae? ...

Do you mean Metriaclima estherae?

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l285/bannh/ab/female_red_zebras.jpg

Have you considered that it may be a holding female? Does the jaw directly under the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-11-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By bannh
No, don't need to breathe through water. I...

No, don't need to breathe through water. I prefer to ship them in damp paper towel too. I even snip off the corners of the bag so a tiny bit of fresh air can get in. There isn't enough water to be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By bannh
My guess without a photo would be ramshorn. At...

My guess without a photo would be ramshorn. At that size it may never have mated which means it won't lay eggs. BUT... it is very likely there are more or at least eggs on the plants. All it takes...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By bannh
Fargo treats it's water similarly to mine, but...

Fargo treats it's water similarly to mine, but for different reasons. They purposely raise the pH a lot (to over 9.0) to precipitate out some of the hardness. The water source, the Red River, is...
Forum: Fish 08-04-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By bannh
yes

yes
Forum: Fish 07-29-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By bannh
I will deworm my fish using medicated food but...

I will deworm my fish using medicated food but that is about it. I follow the instructions to the letter and do the full recommended course.

IMO, the absolute worst thing to do is lightly...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By bannh
When my Black Moors spawned I couldn't believe...

When my Black Moors spawned I couldn't believe how tiny the fry were. Really really small and at first they grow quite slowly too.

Are you going to try to raise them?
Forum: Fish 07-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bannh
Have you considered that maybe the Ich was never...

Have you considered that maybe the Ich was never completely eradicated? Maybe it has just been surviving at a low level in the fishes' gills.

Ich is a disease which can't be cured by removing...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By bannh
Black neon, I really like them a lot.

Black neon, I really like them a lot.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By bannh
They have adapted over countless generations. ...

They have adapted over countless generations. They only fish which lived were the ones which were able to hatch in that hard water. There was no one there to give them soft water. It's natural...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By bannh
Happi, even though the hard water is the most...

Happi, even though the hard water is the most likely cause, there are other reasons the eggs didn't survive. It's possible the male didn't fertilize them properly and it's also possible that one of...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By bannh
I agree it is too early to tell. When first laid...

I agree it is too early to tell. When first laid the eggs are translucent and I really cannot tell from that picture. Bad eggs will turn very opaque white and often not all at once. All those eggs...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By bannh
I don't think there is a one size fits all answer...

I don't think there is a one size fits all answer Happi. Some fish are very adaptable and experience a range of parameters in the wild while others have very stable conditions.

In general I think...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By bannh
You can get cold packs on ebay or aquabid. ...

You can get cold packs on ebay or aquabid.

Unlike heat packs which work by a chemical reaction which can last for days, ice packs are just really cold and slowly thaw. If you insulate the box...
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