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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #591 of 1118 Old 11-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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im just glad that he opened the freezer in time, before it all went bad. Yea!!! No Dead Fish!
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post #592 of 1118 Old 11-17-2012, 05:42 PM
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fishies seem to be hanging in there.. very good.

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post #593 of 1118 Old 11-17-2012, 06:59 PM
oh charlie lol
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post #594 of 1118 Old 11-17-2012, 08:50 PM
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my daughter lives in Barrie and has to go thru Oriillia on her way home I am hoping when she comes up next weekend she can take it with her and exchange it.
Well isn't that funny..... my daughter lives in Barrie too! I'm half way either way I go... Newmarket and north, or to Orillia and west. Grrrrrrr.

Glad to hear there are no more fish deaths. CF and JWK
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post #595 of 1118 Old 11-17-2012, 09:28 PM
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Well isn't that funny..... my daughter lives in Barrie too! I'm half way either way I go... Newmarket and north, or to Orillia and west. Grrrrrrr.

Glad to hear there are no more fish deaths. CF and JWK
im near Port Perry so Orillia is a bit faster for me
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post #596 of 1118 Old 11-18-2012, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
Well, no new deaths today, no signs of ick. Hopefully on the road to recovery.

I worry about the Balas. Two of them have rough looking tail fins. I have never seen the black skirts nip at them, but I've seen them nip at each other. Maybe they turn it on the Balas after the lights go out?

I never saw any problem with their fins before the ick and medication. I'm hoping they didn't come down with fin rot when their immune systems were down.

None of my fish have ever had fin rot before, so I don't know what it looks like. I'll try to get some photos later.

Charlie got a video from Santa today, telling him he hadn't made it to the nice list yet and he'd better start listening to mom and dad. He didn't like that. Santa also sent a message on his birthday. For all you parents out there, portable north pole lets you create custom videos from Santa complete with pics you can upload. Charlie loves it. He watched his birthday one over and over. It's free.

The poor Balas. They had such a good life before the Clowns came along. They really seems to like their new home in the 220. They LOVE that big piece of driftwood.



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post #597 of 1118 Old 11-18-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
As I mentioned in Boredomb's Puffer thread, my "dwarf puffers" turned out to be Amazon puffers. Which aren't appropriate for the brand new 10 gallon kit I just bought and set up specifically for those fish. Well, the LFS got some actual pea puffers a week later.

So I'm moving the Amazon Puffers to a 35 gallon tank, and buying 3 of the pea puffers for the 10 gallon, so it wasn't a waste buying the 10 gallon kit, as I got what I wanted anyway. They're holding 3 of the pea puffers for me until we're in there tomorrow. Get the water tested while I'm there, see what my copper is at in the 220.

Gotta pick up some flake food and frozen bloodworms while we're there.

What kind of food do you guys feed your fish?

I need to get some sort of Betta food and have no idea what is best for them.

I feed the rest of my fish Tetra Tropical Crisps, Spectrum Thera +A 1mm sinking pellets (one or the other, not both the same day), Omega One Shrimp Pellets for the corys and loaches. Not every day and not when I feed the spectrum pellets. Also frozen bloodworms every other day for my puffers, and occasionally in my silver dollar tank for the African Dwarf Frog (and the SD's love 'em) and once in a while in my Rainbowfish tank for a treat.


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As I mentioned in Boredomb's Puffer thread, my "dwarf puffers" turned out to be Amazon puffers. Which aren't appropriate for the brand new 10 gallon kit I just bought and set up specifically for those fish. Well, the LFS got some actual pea puffers a week later.

So I'm moving the Amazon Puffers to a 35 gallon tank, and buying 3 of the pea puffers for the 10 gallon, so it wasn't a waste buying the 10 gallon kit, as I got what I wanted anyway. They're holding 3 of the pea puffers for me until we're in there tomorrow. Get the water tested while I'm there, see what my copper is at in the 220.

Gotta pick up some flake food and frozen bloodworms while we're there.

What kind of food do you guys feed your fish?

I need to get some sort of Betta food and have no idea what is best for them.

I feed the rest of my fish Tetra Tropical Crisps, Spectrum Thera +A 1mm sinking pellets (one or the other, not both the same day), Omega One Shrimp Pellets for the corys and loaches. Not every day and not when I feed the spectrum pellets. Also frozen bloodworms every other day for my puffers, and occasionally in my silver dollar tank for the African Dwarf Frog (and the SD's love 'em) and once in a while in my Rainbowfish tank for a treat.
i guess i over fed my fish cause i give them a mix of stuff all the time. flakes, granuals, dried krill, frozen blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, (just recently tried frozen plankton....they liked it) i feed the betta pellets to my betta of course. i don't remember the brand name. i try and change it often..... i also throw snails in my large tank for my cories and rts.

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post #599 of 1118 Old 11-18-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Boxer feeds a lot too, so you may not be over feeding. I may be under feeding. Do you test your nitrates regularly? Do you know what they're usually at?

I try to keep mine at around 5 in all my tanks, but when I feed more I find it climbs to 20 to 40 in some tanks, so I cut back.

How big are the snails you throw in? My Red Tailed Shark's tank formerly housed 2 adult Apple Snails, and now contains a bunch of tiny snails 1 mm to 2 mm. I need to start feeding some of those snails to the puffers.


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I generally feed flake food to the Rainbow tank and once in awhile, not even weekly do I give them Bloodworms. The tank goes nuts over that.
I do drop in algae and shrimp pellets for the bottom feeders but once they have softened I find the top swimmers all come down and eat that too.

That same son who just graduated college also had to have a letter to Santa pinned to the tree stating that unless his behavior improved Santa was not to leave anything on Christmas eve. Gosh I sure hoped I didn't have to follow thru!!... and I did not ever have to. Thank goodness!!
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