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post #11 of 18 Old 02-16-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Joey!

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-20-2012, 09:40 AM
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looks lovely,what rock do you have in there ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #13 of 18 Old 02-20-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Willow, I have two pieces of coral to help raise the ph a little bit but it has not changed the ph at all but the fish are happy so I am not going to mess with it. The rest of the rocks are just rocks that I got out of mine and my parents yard so I do not know what kind they are but I tested them with vinager to make sure they were safe to use in my tanks. LOL I have one of the labs holding a mouth full of eggs so I am hopeing I will have fry in about 2 weeks. ; )

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-20-2012, 02:43 PM
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aww that's good news,good luck.
isn't it fun checking their mouth for eyes lol

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-20-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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It would be much easier if she would not hide in the sword plant leaves. LOL

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #16 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 08:06 AM
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Congrats on the holding lab

I would consider removing the yellow lab who is holding to a breeder tank / box

The P. cyaneorhabdos will try and get the fry, do not be too alarmed either if she doesnt hold them to term and swallows the eggs. It can take a few times for them to get it right.

They will usually hold for around 28 days, you can remove her and strip her of the babies after about 18-20 days if you wanted.

If you do not intend on getting a breeder tank or box then provide lots and lots of hiding spots.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tazman! I am actual going to pick up a divider today when I go into town and put it into a 30 gallon that I have fancy guppys and platys in and then I am going to move her over there and if she has they fry keep her with them for a couple of weeks until she can get back into shape after not eating for several weeks. I thought about stripping her but for this time I am going to let her do it the natural way then maybe later on with the next batch try stripping.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #18 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 08:34 AM
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Sounds good...

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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