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Forum: Fish 04-14-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Grah the great
I have no experiencre with any Epiplatys species,...

I have no experiencre with any Epiplatys species, but I do know that it is not usually a good idea to mix fish of the same genus (they hybridize easily under such circumstances).
Forum: Algae 04-11-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Grah the great
Killing cyanobacteria (aka the green slime of death)

Currently I have a large number of plants in a QT tank being treated for a cyanobacteria attack. I was using melafix and the photoperiod is greatly reduced, but the stuff has spread since the...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Grah the great
There are PLENTY of natives with tropical-esque...

There are PLENTY of natives with tropical-esque (or better!) colors, such as:
- Many darters
- Elassoma
- Lucania Goodei and Leptolucania ommata (the other North american fundulids are either less...
Forum: Fish 04-05-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
Not yet...plenty of courtship (usually in the...

Not yet...plenty of courtship (usually in the morning, though that may more be due to the fact that I am better able to observe them then), but no sight of them actually spawning.
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Grah the great
Avoid gularis like the plague in...

Avoid gularis like the plague in communities...they are notoriously vicious in communities and will surely attack the cories and ottos. They are large enough to predate the cories (potentially a...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Grah the great
Agree with above...it depends on how many...

Agree with above...it depends on how many individuals of each variant are present. Although I own neither discus nor angels, I have a 29 gallon with about 10 zebra danios and 2 pearls, and there are...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
I tried that...and the female stopped eating. Not...

I tried that...and the female stopped eating. Not planning on trying that again...my trio have been hilariously uncooperative
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
Funny thing is, I have seen some courtship from...

Funny thing is, I have seen some courtship from the killies...but I will still be feeding them less in case that helps.
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
Hmmm...so feeding them four times a day is not...

Hmmm...so feeding them four times a day is not helping my efforts to breed them? Rats :( I thought that fish bred more readily when well fed.

Oh well...I'll try to apply what I've been told here....
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
What will I be looking for, exactly? The mops...

What will I be looking for, exactly? The mops tend to gain a lot of small water beads out of water, and I want to know how to distinguish the eggs from these.
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Grah the great
Finding killifish eggs in mops

'ello all! I am hard at work trying to get my trio of Aphyosemion striatum to breed...and it's proving to be a headache. They are by themselves in a 10 gallon unheated tank (currently in the high...
Forum: Fish 03-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Grah the great
Amazon puffers, I believe? They would definitely...

Amazon puffers, I believe? They would definitely work in a 75, and you could even get away with a small group in that tank. In addition, they are not outrageously aggressive, so robust community fish...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Grah the great
Don't clowns need soft, acidic water while leasts...

Don't clowns need soft, acidic water while leasts strongly prefer hard water? Temperament wise they should be fine (Epiplatys sp. killies are reportedly among the few killies that play nice in...
Forum: Fish 03-12-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Grah the great
The killies were previously in a ten gallon; at...

The killies were previously in a ten gallon; at first their tank was a heavily planted blackwater tank with lots of leaves, sticks, java moss, and (depending on the point of development) either java...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Grah the great
On a side note, if the sticks produce any tannins...

On a side note, if the sticks produce any tannins in water (you'll be able to tell...they give the water a goldish brown tint), I would not recommend putting the shellies in there...shelldwellers are...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Grah the great
Killifish conundrum

'ello all! A little over a week ago I, frustrated with how shy my trio of Aphyosemion striaum killifish were, moved them to my 29 gallon community, where - to my surprise - they became bolder than...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Grah the great
Looked like the grouper ate the entire lionfish,...

Looked like the grouper ate the entire lionfish, including the venemous spines...wouldn't that have fatal consequences for the grouper?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Grah the great
Macropodus ocellatus could easily handle such a...

Macropodus ocellatus could easily handle such a tank...IF you could prevent it from hitting that critical 39 degree point (you would likely want to overwinter them inside because of this)
Forum: Fish 02-27-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Grah the great
Supplementing freshwater fish food with vitamins

I understand that many saltwater hobbyists regularly add vitamins or other supplements to their fish's food. Would such an action be remotely helpful for their freshwater brethren?
Forum: Plants 02-24-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Grah the great
I have a low tech, 10 gallon betta tank with an...

I have a low tech, 10 gallon betta tank with an 18", 1.5 WPG daylight bulb. It will soon be made more plant-friendly; it will have root tabs inserted every three months, have 1 ml of excel a day and...
Forum: Fish 02-23-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Grah the great
My Aphyosemion striatum are quite shy, so I find...

My Aphyosemion striatum are quite shy, so I find that the easiest way to get frozen food to them is with a pipette. I thaw an eigth of a cube of frozen food for my ]fish, suck some of this up for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Grah the great
Inverts and metal containing ferts?

Well...is it likely to be a problem? I have a mystery snail in my soon to be upgraded 10 gallon betta tank, and I am concerned that some of the fertilizers I may wind up using (such as seachem iron...
Forum: Fish 02-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Grah the great
What size are the tetras in question?

What size are the tetras in question?
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Grah the great
Different amazon sword deficiency...

I would have simply asked this under the other amazon sword post up right now, but this is a VERY different deficiency/problem/etc. My big, foot high amazon sword's old leaves are doing fine, but its...
Forum: Fish 02-21-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Grah the great
Neons vs. cardinal tetras

Well...what is your opinion? My sister is debating which of these two species she will add to her 20 long, which also contains a male betta named pascal (who is quite passive with anything that is...
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