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Old 08-09-2006, 02:18 AM   #11
 
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we used to turn on the lights without "giving notice" so we started to do as the book says and we've seen improvement. but we don't want to leave thinking that everything will be ok. so.....
It's best that you turn the room lights on first before turning on the aquarium lights. This wil minimize stress due to shock from sudden changes.
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CAN ANYONE PLESE GIVE US A REALLY DETEAILED WAY IN WICH WE SHOULD CHANGE THE WATER AND CLEAN THE TANK AND FILTER??!!!
Pls do not post in caps. It can be a sign of grouchiness.
Do a daily wayer change of about 10%. Gravel vacuuming should be included. Scrape the aquarium glass for algae weekly. Then clean the filter media monthly or when necessary using the tank water.
Pls read the Aquarium Maintenance Procedure sticky.
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we would really appresiate it. the book doesn't really answer some of the q's for example if we shouldn't change 100% of the water..... does that mean NEVER....
Books are not always reliable. It's best to ask advice from someone who has experiences. Don't even follow the lfs' advice unless you know what they are talking about.

Your algae eater is a common plec. Get rid of it. Stick with the bristlenose or clown plec. Common plecs can grow to 30 cm thus outgrowing your tank.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:23 PM   #12
 
im not an expert on fish but i did read a book about it and the behavore you were describing on your goldfish sounds like your fish have a crustacean infestation thes are visible to the naked eye and are about the size of a small fruit fly they peirce the fish to feed the cuts on the fish will become infected and the fish will die. the symtoms of this infestation are the fish will swim erraticaly rub against objects and jump you need to remove the infected fish emmediatly remove a quarium decore and emers in a 2 persent bleach sulution to kill remaning eggs no need to feer your fish can be saved a dib for 3 to 10 minutes in a saltwater bath is nessesary to kill the crabs the dip is long unuff to kill the parasites yet to short to kill your fish im not sure the exact salt rashio of salt to water but you can find this on the intenet i dont agree with blue i do NOT belive this has anything to do with your water quality just take a close look at your fish and if youse small parasites emedeitly seek a sulution
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:27 PM   #13
 
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Trreherd, what you said are external parasites. Those are Lernaea(anchorworms), Argulus and fish leech. Common in ponds but not in aquariums. However it can be transmitted by using things already used in the pond and moving some fish from the pond to the tank.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #14
 
a parasitic infecion would also explain the insects in your filter im sorry blue but i dont think this problem has anything to do with the way they are running there tank
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:29 PM   #15
 
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Not unless cycling is applied, trreherd. It may also happen to the fish.
And those parasites are NOT insects.
Only dragonfly, damselfly nymphs and water boatmen are to be considered as insects.

Unless Geisha got her fish from the pond or possibly from a friend's pond, external parasites are not possible.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:01 PM   #16
 
dont you belive it should still be tooken in consideration? all they need to do is take a look
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
 
true they are not insects but she described them as looking like insects i was not saying the parasites were insects if thats what you thought
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:08 PM   #18
 
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Very well. But the word "insect" is not a correct way to describe the parasites. Better yet, it is "external parasites" as this is the aquaristical term.
The question then is, does Geisha know anything about the external parasites? I'll consider the word "insect" as part of the clue.
It is probably possible that what Geisha had seen was the nymphs of either dragonfly or damselfly. Water boatmen can also be brought in easily through the use of equipments or plants used in the pond.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:45 PM   #19
 
well, thanks for all the responses!! well about those things insects or parasites. i did take a picute of them, but they are sooooo small that you can't really see them.
but i will say this: there are 2 kinds. one is white and jumps/flies dunno which. and then there are this worm like things in/on the filter bag... you know the white thing you put inside the filter? well ,they're small i couldn't see well but i was told they moved (whether they are alive or not, they weren't there before.)
also i bough all the fish at pet retailers, no connection with outside water, ponds, but i do keep my aquarium stuff in the baseman, with can be real humid, and water gets in when it rains......
well, i had forgoten about those things any info is appreciated.

thanks before hand

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ps= did i say something that ofended someone in an earlier post? sorry!!!! wasn't my intention
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:25 PM   #20
 
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ps= did i say something that ofended someone in an earlier post? sorry!!!! wasn't my intention
No, Geisha. I just edited it to prevent other members from repeating it to any other threads. Pls don't call yourself in words that are considered "very bad" for the forum. I understand your frustrations but calling yourself with anything can be rather pointless.
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