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Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 04:18 PM
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Posted By JustJen
Probably 80% of my fish are mail order (and...

Probably 80% of my fish are mail order (and probably 95% of those are from the mentioned vendor). I have had 2 bettas die in transit (both had already endured a shipment from Thailand to the US...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By JustJen
I truly believe that most of the reputation rams...

I truly believe that most of the reputation rams have for being finicky and hard to keep comes from bad stock. The ones I have have been nothing but healthy and colorful and seemingly happy from day...
Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By JustJen
I've got a pair of gold rams that have been in my...

I've got a pair of gold rams that have been in my tank for over 2 years and spawn on a very regular basis, as well as a couple of regular GBR that have been in my tank a year or more (not a pair) and...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By JustJen
I've kept every one of my bettas in some form of...

I've kept every one of my bettas in some form of community tank, I have never had a betta be a problem (20+ bettas over the years). The other fish however may pester your betta. The barbs would be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-05-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By JustJen
My experience in keeping guppies with shrimp has...

My experience in keeping guppies with shrimp has been far less successful. Long story short, after weeks of peace, I had 6-10 guppies wipe out 20+ orange sakura shrimp in less than 12 hours. No...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-05-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By JustJen
Amano and ghost shrimp are safer with fish than...

Amano and ghost shrimp are safer with fish than cherry shrimp and whatnot due to their size and their lack of color. Cherry shrimp are much more visible and a better snacking size, so success with...
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By JustJen
I ship in winter all the time and have never had...

I ship in winter all the time and have never had issues. I'm quite a bit further south than you, but the main vendor I ship from IS up north. Don't know specific vendors that ship to your location,...
Forum: Fish   12-29-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By JustJen
I see no problem with angels and swords. I've...

I see no problem with angels and swords. I've had some of my nicer bred swords top 4" (without the tail). No angel I've ever seen is going to try to eat that :) But e ven my smallest swords would...
Forum: Fish   12-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By JustJen
I had a school of 6 in my 46, and never...

I had a school of 6 in my 46, and never experienced issues with them personally. But as others have said, every fish is an individual and every tank is different. I've never had a betta that didn't...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-20-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By JustJen
You mentioned your shrimp hiding and whatnot. ...

You mentioned your shrimp hiding and whatnot. IMO, that is likely tied more to there being fish in their tank that they need to hide from. Even small fish that don't actually bother the shrimp can...
Forum: Fish   12-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By JustJen
I've got at least 5 nerites of all shapes and...

I've got at least 5 nerites of all shapes and sizes in my tank with 10 sparkling gouramis. The only nerite I've lost is the one that kept repeatedly climbing out of the tank and finally became...
Forum: Fish   12-10-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By JustJen
I too am in the camp that figures the faster I...

I too am in the camp that figures the faster I can get them out of their shipping water, the better. I float the bags (unless they are breather bags) for 10 minutes or so to get the temps similar,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By JustJen
My GH is no where near as high as yours was (9),...

My GH is no where near as high as yours was (9), but my kh is 19. Those measurements are out of the tap, I honestly don't know what they are in the tanks as I haven't checked it in several years, but...
Forum: Fish   11-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By JustJen
Bettas, despite their reputation, very often make...

Bettas, despite their reputation, very often make good community fish provided the right setting and the right companion fish (exceptions always exist, of course). However, guppies are an exception....
Forum: Fish   11-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By JustJen
I've got cories with GBR and gold rams and have...

I've got cories with GBR and gold rams and have never had issues, even when the golds spawn (although I'm sure that the cories are instrumental in eating the eggs, I'm not trying to breed though, so...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By JustJen
Just saw this was old - nevermind

Just saw this was old - nevermind
Forum: Fish   11-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By JustJen
For whatever it's worth - I am a firm believer...

For whatever it's worth - I am a firm believer that stability is far more important to 90% of fish than specific parameters. My water is VERY similar to yours (ph 8.2-8.3, kh 19, gh 9 - both...
Forum: Fish   11-03-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By JustJen
I've kept both, and both do have the bright...

I've kept both, and both do have the bright orange stripe. But beyond that, imo, they are very different fish and you would have no trouble telling them apart. Sounds like you were sent the wrong...
Forum: Fish   10-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By JustJen
My lemons didn't necessarily school together, but...

My lemons didn't necessarily school together, but they added nice color to the tank and were active (but not psycho active). They were some of my favorite fish. This reminds me I actually need to...
Forum: Fish   10-28-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By JustJen
What David said. I have an exceptionally high PH...

What David said. I have an exceptionally high PH in my tanks (8.3) and I very rarely do more than what he is describing the fish stores doing. If I get something local ("local" for me is within a...
Forum: Fish   10-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By JustJen
I've literally never kept a betta in a tank...

I've literally never kept a betta in a tank completely to himself (have kept upwards of 20 over the years), and I've never had an issue. Obviously avoid long finned fish, and avoid anything that is...
Forum: Fish   10-23-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By JustJen
Congos and not fish I would put in a 29g, and...

Congos and not fish I would put in a 29g, and definitely not in a biocube. Congos can get pretty decent sized and are very active. The diamonds are a bit smaller, but again, very active fish. I...
Forum: Fish   10-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By JustJen
Schnebbles - you sound like me. lol! I have way...

Schnebbles - you sound like me. lol! I have way too much light on one of my tanks to not be running CO2 and dosing ferts, so I've combated it with lots of algae eaters! Just in that tank, I've got...
Forum: Fish   10-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By JustJen
I personally wouldn't put angels with rainbows. ...

I personally wouldn't put angels with rainbows. It's not that they can't be compatible, but rainbows are slower more peaceful (meaning activity wise - not necessarily disposition) fish vs. rainbows...
Forum: Fish   10-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By JustJen
Every betta I've ever owned (upwards of 20) has...

Every betta I've ever owned (upwards of 20) has been in a community setting of some sort. I've never kept a betta as the solitary creature in his tank. I've never had an issue with bettas being...
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