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  1. eaturbyfill
    08-11-2012 08:41 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    I think I'll just stick to the schedule you pointed out and buy a good kit soon. I'd take it to a pet store, but the closest one is about an hour away. Thank you for all the help!
  2. Olympia
    08-11-2012 08:30 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    My LFS has 3 elephant noses... for $40 each. >_________> I'd throw everything away for a school of 5. NOT HAPPENING. I don't know. Seriously fish is confusing me. "Itís less easily kept with conspecifics. Buying only 2 is not recommended, as the stronger will often bully the weaker to death. If you wish to keep more than one of these youíll need a suitably large tank with lots of hiding places. Buy at least 5 fish in order to disperse aggression within the group."
    "Suggested tankmates include other African species such as Butterfly fish, smaller bichirs, Congo tetras, Synodontis catfish and Ctenopoma species."
    It's soooo perfect. It's meant to be. That's my entire stocking minus the knife (electric). Waaah!
  3. eaturbyfill
    08-11-2012 06:07 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    There are no live plants, and all I have to test with are Jungle test strips.
  4. eaturbyfill
    08-11-2012 05:43 PM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    I'll let you know once I get the chance to try them. (:

    I just tested Comet's tank, and the reading is weird. I mean, not bad, just weird. Hardness, alkalinity, ph, and ammonia (there is some that is always in our tap water, no matter what. I'm hoping when I start using prime this will be fixed) are all regular. Nitrites are 0 and nitrates are almost 0. It's odd. Even my Betta tank is showing a small nitrate reading by now. Water change day is tomorrow, and she's been in there a week. Any guesses as to why the nitrate reading is so low? There haven't been any spikes of anything, either.
  5. Olympia
    08-11-2012 04:52 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    No, frogs aren't chirping. I don't know, my frog breeding thing is a mess. The female is extremely aggressive towards the male, no one on the ADF thread knows why. I don't know if anything will actually come from it.

    Monster fish blog.. but it's on tumblr so for it to be popular it needs to be a lot of photos and little words. Hahah. The tumblr is a lot lower maintenance than writing out a full blog post.
    Just posted the congo puffer. What a great little oddball, a freshwater puffer. Too bad, it's probably impossible to find. I like red eyed puffers a lot too.
  6. VictorP
    08-10-2012 10:33 PM - permalink
    VictorP
    Hi! I am really big into koi and this is my first time importing from a different country and was wondering how I would quarantine my newly arrived koi because I heard they get flukes! Can I get som advice from you please? I got a shiro utsuri from omosako koi and a Showa from Niigata koi
  7. Olympia
    08-10-2012 09:32 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Yay loaches! Maybe someday. I've made a pact not to add any new species to the 20 gallon until I'm done throwing money at the 90 gallon. Besides, my dwarf frogs and my cories are both breeding (well maybe for the frogs, she looks full of eggs) so I may be stuck raising babies- because I can't pass up the opportunity to try!

    I... I made a fish tumblr today... D: Except I wanted it to be different from everyone else's (there's like 5 billion betta blogs out there now?!). So I figured.. let's do freshwater oddballs and monsters! Perfect! Let's see how long this lasts.
    freakishfish.tumblr.com/
  8. Olympia
    08-10-2012 12:23 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Yea. I don't think the upstairs could support 1000lbs of weight in such a small area. Plus, I've always wanted a tank for the basement, that's where I spend a lot of time!

    There's tons of tiny oddballs! Like gobies, they're very odd fish. I don't know what your definition of small is, but I love banjo catfish- they only hit 5 inches. I'd get some.. if my tank wasn't full of shrimp and tiny fish. xD
    Do you think kuhli loaches would do okay in pH 7.6 and 12dH hardness? Also would they eat shrimpies?
  9. eaturbyfill
    08-10-2012 01:24 AM - permalink
    eaturbyfill
    Is it safe to breed those "Sea Monkey" things for fish food? I googled it and most people just said it would be cheaper to buy the shrimp themselves, but we don't have a store that sells them-- and it would be fun, I think. They have them at the Dollar Tree.
  10. Olympia
    08-10-2012 12:01 AM - permalink
    Olympia
    The 90 gallon goes in the basement actually.
    And no, I don't think most of those eels are brackish, might be some exception but none of them are freshwater for sure. Most eels are saltwater.. And they need huuuge tanks. So tell the boyfriend that and maybe he'll change his mind.

    I found that site during my invert craze. They have gorgeous shrimp and crabs. Half those things aren't described by science and you'll never find care instructions on though. So they are quite the daunting endeavor.

    One of my favourite little fish are peppermint crocodile fish. A 40 gallon is fine for them.. but they are crazy sensitive and apparently are prone to dying within a few months with no symptoms at all. O__O

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    I got into the hobbyin 2007 with a high school project. Now I have 4 tanks and a koi pond
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    Virginia, USA
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