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Conversation Between finnfinnfriend and Hallyx
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  1. Hallyx
    09-03-2013 08:43 AM - permalink
    He looks like he's manufactured out of copper foil and metal beads, so I call him the "Remarkable mechanical Plakat." Or just "the Plakat."

    I feed all my fish the same.

    Very astute observation about the chloramine. Put a bead in your #2 nitrate bottle to help you mix it better. I bet you'll get a lower reading.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-02-2013 08:15 AM - permalink
    Are the omega ones what you feed the smaragdina?

    Do you have a name for that copper HMPK?

    ETA: Ah! I know why you have lower nitrates than I do...You have no chloramines and therefore no ammonia in your source water!
    Ah well...10-20ppm nitrate by the end of the week is fine with me and probably fine with my fish, however, 5 would bring much more piece of mind /:
  3. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 07:56 AM - permalink
    Byron says, "A hungry fish is a healthy fish."

    That "look" is emblematic of his personality.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-02-2013 07:40 AM - permalink
    Copper is a very interesting color on a fish. I really like the way he is looking at the camera in the picture ^_^
  5. finnfinnfriend
    09-02-2013 07:38 AM - permalink
    So basically I am not over feeding....Maybe under feeding? I fast on water change day as well - easier to remember that way...
  6. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 07:12 AM - permalink
    Thanks for admiring my fish, fff. Not many members liked him in the photo contests.

    Actually, he's a "Copper," three translucent layers of color. Depending on the light intensity and angle, he can look copper-tarnish green, dull blue or (mostly) copper-penny brown. But he's so shiny I can't get a good picture of this color mode. He's a 4-ray HMPK and proud of it.

    The light blue HM in my album was my dragon-scale---a devil-dragon because of his red fins. Some people consider dragons as only white. Some include light blue as dragons.
  7. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 06:49 AM - permalink
    I feed 6-10 1.0mm Omega Ones in one daily feeding. Sometimes more, in which case they float and the fish take all day to eat them. I fast on water change day, a tip I got from Byron.
  8. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 11:44 AM - permalink
    They are 1mm pellets.
  9. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 08:48 AM - permalink
    I don't know how big NLS pellets are. I only have the really small ones for fry.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:53 AM - permalink
    Will do...But could 6 NLS pellets, 6 days a week conceiveably be too much?
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