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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
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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 Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
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: 175
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,...
Forum: Fish 11-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By Grah the great
Unknown betta health problem...

Hello all! First, some backstory; a few weeks ago, I had changed the substrate in my divided betta tank to a dirt + sand setup. Evidently the dirt created far more ammonia than either fish...
Forum: Fish 11-19-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Grah the great
If you want to get the elassoma to take frozen...

If you want to get the elassoma to take frozen food, you are going to want to have a live food colony (such as shrimp or pond/ramshorn snails) going in the tank. This would hold the elassoma over...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Grah the great
Assuming none of those species are less than 1.5...

Assuming none of those species are less than 1.5 inches, a pair or (better yet) harem of paradise fish would look nice in that tank. Harems, in particular, are not nearly as aggressive as a lone male...
Forum: Fish 10-25-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Grah the great
Honestly, unless you have a very large tank...

Honestly, unless you have a very large tank and/or rough tank mates, the odds of your community surviving are worse than those for the fry...breeding jewel cichlids are the epitomy of 'tank terrors'...
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Grah the great
Guess I am overfeeding them, then :) Well, that's...

Guess I am overfeeding them, then :) Well, that's an easy problem to fix. They are getting frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, and flakes, and will get bbs when I am trying to raise any fry in...
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Grah the great
You think my fish would successfully breed in...

You think my fish would successfully breed in this tank if I added BBS daily for a couple months, or would the parents eat the fry? I don't think a spawning mop would work in the tank due to all the...
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Grah the great
The male is about the size of a danio, and the...

The male is about the size of a danio, and the females are roughly white cloud sized. Speaking of which, I tried to add white clouds from my 29 gallon to this tank once, but that did not help their...
Forum: Fish 10-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Grah the great
EXTREMELY shy killifish (need skilled killifish owners to give advice)

'ello all! As you may know from reading my recent posts, I am now the proud owner of a trio of Aphyosemion striatum 'Lambarene'. They are living in a 10 gallon blackwater tank with about 2 inches of...
Forum: Fish 10-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Grah the great
I almost wish I had a tank that big! :) My...

I almost wish I had a tank that big! :) My largest is a 29 gallon, and I think it's a lot of work as it is. I cannot imagine how you maintain that beast...

Anyhow, I have a personal weakness for...
Forum: Fish 10-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
Not least killies in particular (I have heard...

Not least killies in particular (I have heard that they encounter breeding problems at the 80 degree mark that my bettas are at)...more like Micropoecillias (not hugely likely, but...
Forum: Fish 10-22-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
Yep...she has that bump. I guess it would be...

Yep...she has that bump. I guess it would be worth a shot!

By the way, would other, similarly sized livebearers also work?
Forum: Fish 10-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Grah the great
Minimum tank LENGTH for endlers?

Well...what would you guys recommend? Currently I have a divided ten gallon with a betta on one side. On the right is Navy, and he is definitely not to be trusted with tank mates, from his general...
Forum: Fish 10-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Grah the great
Dwarf gouramies have a reputation for doing badly...

Dwarf gouramies have a reputation for doing badly in multiples...not sure whether that includes pairs or harems (either way, do not expect to keep more than one male). Honey gourami definitely do...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By Grah the great
Almost certainly male...assuming this is a golden...

Almost certainly male...assuming this is a golden wonder killie (Aplochelius lineatus), the females stay a pale grey color and only the males get the bright golden iridescence and yellow fins you are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Grah the great
Rainwater for fish tanks?

I am considering collecting water to help me soften the water for some killifish I own. Would this be safe? If so, should I collect it directly, or could I collect rainwater that flows off of the...
Forum: Fish 10-11-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Grah the great
Most freshwater gobies are picky eaters, so you...

Most freshwater gobies are picky eaters, so you might want to take a photograph of the goby...

The 'blue phantom pleco' reportedly gets to over 7", which is quite large for a fish in a 29 gallon....
Forum: Fish 10-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Still strange that all my tanks have the same...

Still strange that all my tanks have the same ammonia reading...I will have to wait until I get some distilled water to test whether the kit is broken. In any case, since I added material from an...
Forum: Fish 10-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Yep, prime is my water conditioner...however, my...

Yep, prime is my water conditioner...however, my tap water (which was not primed at the time) also gave the .25 ppm reading...

For those that are concerned, all my tanks are powered by air pump...
Forum: Fish 10-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Yep, the male is gorgeous...when he comes out. I...

Yep, the male is gorgeous...when he comes out. I do have silk plants in the kritter keeper, but the fish are still maddeningly skittish at the moment. The male is the most skittish...he has been...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Yeah, I'm not worried about my 29 gallon...there...

Yeah, I'm not worried about my 29 gallon...there is even a lone platy fry in there (which would not be the case if there was a significant amount of ammonia in the tank).

It's the killifish's...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Yep, I use the API kit with two bottles for...

Yep, I use the API kit with two bottles for ammonia testing. You think I should try another kit?
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Grah the great
Normal tank ammonia levels

'ello all! This is a fairly long story...I recently set up a ten gallon that will eventually house a trio of Aphyosemion striatum 'Lambarene' (currently in a 2 gallon kritter keeper), filled with...
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