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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Perhaps a bit of an odd question, but has anyone tried to selectively breed bladder snails or know anything about their genetics? Since they're a pest snail there's not a whole lot of information on breeding them (plenty of getting rid of them though) and I'm pretty curious about doing some...
  2. Plants
    Does anyone know the reason this occurs? A google search tells me that some plants do this in order to deter pests, and that it can be a sign of something wrong with the plant, but I know that some aquatic species appear green under low light and become red under high. How and why does this...
  3. Plants
    Hi all, I'm new to planted tanks and have setup a low tech tank with a few easy to look after plants and fish. One of these plants is an Ambulia which seems to be growing well but doesn't look very nice because the tips have turned white, some with a brownish tinge. Some info about the tank...
  4. Fish
    Quick question, do apistogrammas gain more color/patterning with age? I ordered a young pair of triple reds and am wondering if the male will gain more coloring and patterning as he matures. They are a little over an inch right now, here's some photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dBv3enRzhUwh8AqC7...
  5. Fish
    I have noticed a few male endlers in my tank that have no color aside from a black mark on the dorsal fin and a very feint black line down the body. These endlers are the exact same size as other male endlers with full, vibrant color. I am wondering if it is possible that these guys are still...
  6. Lighting
    I have been reading a lot and still can't figure it out. I am looking for a light that will show the best color of the plants and the fish. I think I have it narrowed down to 2 lights: 1. Beamswork DA FSPEC 2. Finnex Vivid + Any other suggestions or opinions would be much appreciated.
  7. For Sale/Trade
    Hi everyone! I'm here to offer you guys some high quality shrimp food for great prices! This food is amazing quality by the brand Ebi No Seicho. It is a French brand and has shown great improvement in health, color, and breeding to all tanks it is fed to! There are a variety of different food...
  8. Fish
    I got home from a short trip this afternoon. My rainbows greeted me by putting on an AMAZING display of colors. I snapped a few pics and a video with my GoPro. I thought I would share with you all! I will be uploading a clip at some time in the future. Can anyone else comment as to how common...
  9. For Sale/Trade
    Hi everyone! I'm here to offer you guys some high quality shrimp food for great prices! This food is amazing quality by the brand Ebi No Seicho. It is a French brand and has shown great improvement in health, color, and breeding to all tanks it is fed to! There are a variety of different food...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    Is it a good:wink2: or bad sign>:) that my blyxa japonica is red / almost purple? It's very pretty, but when I bought it, it was bright green... I read some posts here saying it was good, and others saying it was bad, not sure what to think. Any advice appreciated. This is in a 5 gallon fluval...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Does anyone here know why neos who interbreed between color varieties produce offspring that have wild coloration rather than taking on one or both of the parents' colors? Seems odd to me... Thanks, Matt M.
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I just got flourish nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace from Seachem. They all appear to be transparent in liquid color (and have no smell). Nitrogen has a turquoise tint to it. I am concern because i have purchased "flourish" and I know that one has a strong dark brown color to it. At...
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Does the color of a shrimp's egg mean anything? I know yellow and green are rather common, but one of my BD's has orange-brown eggs. I've never seen that color before. Again, sorry I can't provide pictures. Maybe I can get a macro attachment for my phone when I upgrade to a smartphone
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Alright everyone. I am setting up a 33g long and am needing help deciding what kind of plants to use. I have a piece of spider wood about one fourth the width of the tank that's going in and the only fish going in is a pair of mating angels. What I want concerning plants is lots of color. I...
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Over a week and a half I've noticed one of the Yellow RCS in my work tank has turned deep green. The attached image is basically true to color. It's the shrimps shell and flesh that seem to be turning color. It's active, doesn't hide, eats, and moves around like any of the other shrimp. I've...
  16. WTB/RAOK
    Looking to add some color to the empty space by driftwood. Might make more room by driftwood as the immersed growth of HC, hydrocotyle japan and some hairgrass is taking over. Thinking Rotalla Wallichii or something similar, maybe some giant hairgrass behind the driftwood. Open to suggestions...
  17. Fish
    My bumblebee gobies have lost their brilliant yellow color over the last couple weeks since I bought them and one of them is now see-through (ie clear) where its yellow bands used to be and I'm not sure why. They are the freshwater tolerant variety and I am keeping them in a freshwater tank...
  18. Plants
    Why plants are red or green It is a myth that iron makes plants turn red. The reason a plant is red; inefficient chlorophyll, rapid growth, lighting and Anthocyanin. Red coloration in all plants is from primitive Anthocyanin pigment. The more red a plant is the more it needs light to...
  19. Fish
    Howdy guys and gals! This is just a small question :] I have a new Scarlet Badis, the first I've owned, and I was wondering A. The sex, for one. I've been assuming it's a he because of the behavior and the red stripes, but the red is really faint and I'd like a second opinion. 2. If it is a...
  20. Aquascaping
    hello does anyone have any suggestions on what type of bigger rocks i can aquascape with black gravel? should i use black rocks with black gravel or white rocks with black gravel? any suggestions will be apreciated! thank you!:fish:
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