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  1. Fish
    I was reading a thread on another site about how bettas need vitamins, or they can get an S-shaped curve to their body from deficiencies. It was recommended to use any multi-vitamin pill and crush it up. I know I can't believe everything I read on the Internet so I wanted to ask if anyone here...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello. I'm new to tanks, I'm in the process of setting up my 10-gallon tank. I'll have 10-12 cherry shrimp (and a betta) and I'm wondering how often to feed them? I have some fish food (I bought the wrong kind for the betta) that seems like it'll work for some feedings, and maybe some algae they...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    This is my first time owning Cherry Red Shrimp, and it's been a month since I got 5 shrimp for a 5.5 gallon. One of the females was already berried so now I also have a bunch of shrimplets. Also don't worry about too few shrimp, I plan to get a few more shrimp once they're in stock. My issue...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the shrimp hobby (got my first batch of RCS juveniles a month ago, and my second batch last week, hoping to see some berried females soon). Anyways, I wasn't sure if I was overfeeding or underfeeding my shrimp. I have a total of 25ish juvenile RCS and 2 full grown...
  5. Equipment
    Hello, I manage a marine facility for a research lab. I have been feeding the animals through one flexible tube connected to a dosage pump and running into the end of the filtration chamber, which then flows into up to 8 tanks, until recently, when I had to add filters to the water input...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    How often do you feed your inverts? I have a 1 gal with 2 adult ramshorns and some babies, of course, and 5 ghost shrimp. It has a few plants that have been in there for almost 1 month now and lots of poo, not for lack of vacuuming with an airline. (How do such tiny animals produce so much...
  7. Fish
    Hello All, this is my first ever time writing anything on this site. I am very excited, no more yahoo answers haha. I am in need of some advice, I think I have made a mistake. This tank setup was originally going to be a 75 gal overflowing into a 29 gal into a 40 gal and finally into a 10 gal...
  8. Tank Journals
    Hello All, this is my first ever time writing anything on this site. I am very excited, no more yahoo answers haha. I am in need of some advice, I think I have made a mistake. This tank setup was originally going to be a 75 gal overflowing into a 29 gal into a 40 gal and finally into a 10 gal...
  9. Fish
    I have rainbow fish, rams & pearl gouramis among others. Why is it that some fish eat pretty much everything I offer while others are picky? To be specific, the male gourami (2.5 inches), rams (1.5 inch) & some bows (approx 2 inches) wont touch the high quality flake I give them. I wish they...
  10. Fish
    I have two panda cory cats, and during a water change/filter cleaning I found a baby one! I have it in a mesh box(I don't know what it's called sorry!) because I have a male beta who already tried to eat it once(UPDATE: He jumped into the mesh)What should I do as far as food goes for it? Thank...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    SO when I was a cichlid breeder the idea was you only feed what can be eaten in a few minutes. But what i learned is its not that simple for a few reasons. Some of the more aggressive cichlids would feed first. Others smaller or less aggressive would wait til they could get in there and others...
  12. Fish
    My betta jumping out of the water to grab the pellet .. with 50% accuracy
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have about a dozen Crystal Red Shrimp who don't seem to like the food I feed them. They are in a 2.5 gallon with some snails, no fish or other shrimp. The temp is about 73-75, with ammonia testing at 0, nitrite testing at 0, and nitrate always tests under 10ppm. My water PH is a little high at...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    not sure if i can feed my black phantom tetras ants but im just curious. again, the ants are common house ants. if i feed the ants to them how will it effect my water? are they shrimp safe? :) thanks
  15. Fish
    I have been looking for months to find some affordable least killies, and I finally found a seller on AB. I recieved the fish yesterday, and Oh. My. Gosh. They are sooo tiny! I recieved 14 fish, plus... some babies! They were born during shipping, and I'm surprised they weren't eaten! My...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've been unable to get a "solid" answer on how much I should feed my shrimp. Everyone has varied opinions from once every 2 days to twice a day to it depends on your paramaters, etc..etc.. yada, yada, yada... Here's the deal. I have "around" 26 shrimp in a 20 gallon tank along with 3 little...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    My bf and I were searching for CRS Breeding video instructions, but couldn't find any. We did find this: Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WmjjQkMi9A&feature=related Pictures: Wow! I had never seen a red legged CRS before and boy are they beautiful! :biggrin: We couldn't find much...
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    well basically i bought some live daphnia, water fleas, today as food for my fish, but then thought how much cheaper and more convenient it would be to be able to produce them myself. so i was wondering what kinda conditions they like to breed, im not able to get a tank to breed them in. would...
  19. Fish
    First off, this is my first thread, I am fairly new to fish keeping and really new to the planted tank aspect of the hobby. That being said, I have a 10g planted tank with a male betta, a few mollies, a singapore shrimp, couple mystery snails, some ghost shrimp and some otocinclus. I also have...
  20. Fish
    Supposedly I have eight Otocinclus in my tank. I can only visually see like 3, But I did find a dead one when I re-scaped, there doesn't seem to be much algae for them to much on anymore since they cleared it all up. I try putting algae wafers and cucumber and zucchini but I never see them go at...
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