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Forum: Livebearers   09-09-2012, 07:38 AM
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Posted By sidluckman
Dragonfyre14 is right about gravid spots: some...

Dragonfyre14 is right about gravid spots: some colors and patterns make these difficult to see or at least a less reliable method of guaging how far advanced a female is.

By the way,in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By sidluckman
Oscars usually lay their eggs on a flat stone. If...

Oscars usually lay their eggs on a flat stone. If a suitable surface is not provided they may dig down to the bare bottom of the tank and lay eggs on the glass: one big patch of eggs rather neatly...
Forum: Fish Breeding   09-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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Views: 1,771
Posted By sidluckman
Congrats on the Pleco success. I understand your...

Congrats on the Pleco success. I understand your feeling of accomplishment.

Nice work!
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,675
Posted By sidluckman
I can relate to Yunalesca regarding zebra...

I can relate to Yunalesca regarding zebra danios. I am having a nostalgia festival with swordtails and platies, as these were my favorites forty years ago.

And I gotta agree with you that...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-07-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,247
Posted By sidluckman
Hilarious. :rofl: The dog, I mean. ...

Hilarious.
:rofl:
The dog, I mean.

Once one of my cats got its head stuck in a Kleenex Box. It wasn't as good, though, because I couldn't see its facial expression. My other cats were...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,675
Posted By sidluckman
My favorite LFS has a huge tank with perhaps...

My favorite LFS has a huge tank with perhaps twenty huge clown loaches for sale. Huge.

They are on sale, too. 175.00 each or 6 for 1000.00!
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,194
Posted By sidluckman
While nutritive value may be lessened, I hope my...

While nutritive value may be lessened, I hope my cooked broccolli still provides me something. My Mom insisted that it did! I would hate to think these many years later it was all a lie!
...
Forum: Aquarium Products Reviews   09-06-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By sidluckman
while I sympathize, some of your complaint seems...

while I sympathize, some of your complaint seems aptly directed at how fish are made, not the tank exclusively. In my opinion, you should stop blaming the Gemans, and should instead consult the...
Forum: Livebearers   09-06-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By sidluckman
Look forthe many posted pictures of very...

Look forthe many posted pictures of very late-term livebearers that have a decdedly "squared off" appearance indicateig that delivery is but a couple days away.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-06-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By sidluckman
Zebras are pretty tough little guys. You can add...

Zebras are pretty tough little guys. You can add some Prime to detoxify the ammonia as the tank cycles. May help you avoid any losses among the zebras.

Good luck.
Forum: Fish Breeding   09-06-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,782
Posted By sidluckman
very cool! You know, the live plants and leaves...

very cool! You know, the live plants and leaves will allow a fuzzy infusoria to grown on them as well, so the babies ought to have something to eat.

Siphon out any leftover food, and be very...
Forum: Fish Breeding   09-06-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By sidluckman
I would guess they are snail eggs; if so, this...

I would guess they are snail eggs; if so, this will not be the last time you see them. Were that the case, I personally would not do anything with them.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By sidluckman
Are any of the eggs fertile? Or are all of them...

Are any of the eggs fertile? Or are all of them getting white with fungus?

Sometimes, spawning occurs when only two females are present. Could this be the case?


Are these young fish?...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,675
Posted By sidluckman
That's too bad. I have kept YoYos and Angelicus ...

That's too bad. I have kept YoYos and Angelicus with no problems. But I understand the hesitency. Botias are variable, species to species, and some very similar-looking botia species can be very...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   09-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By sidluckman
I would be stuffing them into my pockets! Well,...

I would be stuffing them into my pockets! Well, tempted to.

KoiMaiden: yes karma prevented me laughing out loud as I don't wish this on anyone, myself included. I am glad to have heard that the...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-05-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,194
Posted By sidluckman
The leaves can be simply boiled very briefly,...

The leaves can be simply boiled very briefly, then placed in the tank itself. Leaf litter is commonplace in many tropical fish biotopes, especially in the Amazon where the river often floods the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By sidluckman
pop: Best of luck with new angels. I find...

pop:

Best of luck with new angels. I find tiny ones a little intimidaing, but it is great fun to watch them grow! Pearl gouramis are my favorite among the medium-sized goramis, but may be...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-05-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By sidluckman
No: thank you! And sincerely, I wish you the...

No: thank you! And sincerely, I wish you the best of luck with the Angels which are among my favorite fish.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   09-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By sidluckman
Perhaps it was those geniuses from "Tanked." ...

Perhaps it was those geniuses from "Tanked."

I personally would find that funny.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,194
Posted By sidluckman
any luck?

any luck?
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-05-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By sidluckman
Check out some other sources for ideal temp for...

Check out some other sources for ideal temp for Angels. I know they do just fine closer to 70. Yes, 80 is high for cories, IMO.

I honestly don't think this is a worry.
I have bred them at high...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-05-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By sidluckman
I won't speak for all danios. Celestial pearls...

I won't speak for all danios. Celestial pearls would probably be eaten by Angels, and Giant Danios might be too non-stop active when placed with Angels. But since we were talking about temperature...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By sidluckman
Is this New Life Spectrum? It's a very good...

Is this New Life Spectrum?

It's a very good food, in my opinion.

I have to say, the tendency of people to abbreviate every brand and species makes answering questions more like doing a...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,194
Posted By sidluckman
Otter: as I recall from another thead your...

Otter: as I recall from another thead your water's pH is very high. Am I correct? I would concentrate on fish that can tolerate high pH, but unfortunately, gouramis, angels and tetras are not among...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   09-05-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,634
Posted By sidluckman
Based on the quality of information cited in this...

Based on the quality of information cited in this thread, I don't think anyone should be obliged to agree to anything.

I also think it unneccesary to "end a discussion" simply because you can't...
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