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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-23-2010, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Big Fish
Damn, that is exactly what it is. Fish looks the...

Damn, that is exactly what it is. Fish looks the same!

I tested the water and it is bang on. My nitrates have gone back to normal. Last time I was online they were a touch high, but nothing out...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-23-2010, 09:19 AM
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Views: 2,065
Posted By Big Fish
Sick PLATY - Scales look BACK COMBED

My PLATY has taken a nasty turn. Other fish are fine. The scales look like they have been back combed. The fish does not move around unless disturbed, then it has energy. Otherwise it sits there...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2010, 10:19 PM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By Big Fish
Weird, SICK Platy.... HELP!

My Platy is really under the weather.:cry:

Other fish are fine, just this one is doing very poorly. No idea what this is.

I have separated it from the other fish and took this picture to show...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-21-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Big Fish
I love this place!!!!! :-D Thank you for...

I love this place!!!!! :-D

Thank you for your posts, greatly appreciated!

I will do a 20% pwc today or tomorrow and see what happens.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond so quickly,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-21-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Big Fish
Picture of my 50g

I have posted this before but I thought I would add it for reference.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Big Fish
NitrAte Problem! Need Advice!

Howdy, it has been a while since I have been on with a problem.

I did a PWC yesterday and I tested my water today.

I have:

50g tank
Ehiem Cannister Filter

I am a at the border line with...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-05-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
I wonder how many other fish enthusiasts do the...

I wonder how many other fish enthusiasts do the same things. I get a great deal of pleasure observing the fish. You learn their personality, so to speak. Some are docile, others more aggressive,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Well, I will be honest, I am greatly disappointed...

Well, I will be honest, I am greatly disappointed that these very beautiful, colourful and translucent fish are so aggressive. I have not noticed any fish contact/nipping per say, but I will return...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Great. Guess who suggested them to me!!!! ...

Great.

Guess who suggested them to me!!!!

LFS

LOL

They get aggressive when I feed. Otherwise, so far, they simply swim around. They are usually calm until I grab the food bag and...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Some more TANK shots

Here are 3 more shots of my tank.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 02:17 PM
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Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Hi Byron, Thanks. The picture is not that...

Hi Byron,

Thanks. The picture is not that great but it is a nice looking aquarium. The Algae is a bit of a turn off, but it is what it is. This weekend, with the next PWC, I will do a major...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
My 50g Tank - June 4, 2010

Here is my latest picture of my tank, taken about 10 minutes ago.

You can see my spot Algae problem on the back glass (the pale yellow wall behind the tank doesn't help for colour either! :) ). I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Yes, I will post them later today. It is very...

Yes, I will post them later today. It is very heavily planted, in my opinion, but you can let me know different.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
OK, the two fish I couldn't remember the names...

OK, the two fish I couldn't remember the names are:

Brilliant Rasbora
Serpae Tetra
2 x Guppies (forgot to list these)

I have a very, very thick patch of VALs, and some C. Spirlalis planted. ...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-04-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,418
Posted By Big Fish
Almost a YEAR AGO when I posted.....

Hello Fellow Fish Lovers,

I thought I would check in. Haven't been online much of late for fish as I have been trucking along problem free for a bit.

I am greatly enjoying my fish and my 50g...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-06-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
A week to to weeks. OK, I will heed your advice....

A week to to weeks. OK, I will heed your advice. Thanks. I will update the forum after Monday and let you know what happens at the LFS.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By Big Fish
MOA, dude Great piece of work. I love...

MOA, dude

Great piece of work. I love spreadsheets and database programs (I used to do db work for a living). Truly, wonderful work.

I am printing it and keeping it by my tank.

That must...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
I have a 10g tank I am using to grow plants. I...

I have a 10g tank I am using to grow plants. I suppose I could use this tank.

How long do you keep the fish in the quarantine tank before you transfer?
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,359
Posted By Big Fish
Old Fish Lady, I kneel down at your alter of...

Old Fish Lady, I kneel down at your alter of tanks.... amazing.

OK, my inexperienced two cents as I have greatly enjoyed this thread:

I am a believer that fish do NOT appreciate water changes....
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By Big Fish
I live on (near) Lake Ontario. I walked along...

I live on (near) Lake Ontario. I walked along the beach and picked up a couple of really nice specimens. Cleaned them up, washed them good and poured boiling water over them about a half dozen...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
Glad to hear your fish seem to be doing better! ...

Glad to hear your fish seem to be doing better!

Thank you, for taking the time to help, along with everyone else who posted. The dying has abated. So, I am relieved for that.

I too believe...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
Called the fish expert at Big Al's..... a)...

Called the fish expert at Big Al's.....

a) could be shock to the fish. he said, any number of factors.
- PH differences in the tanks. even a small amount from my tank and theirs
- he said I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
Kym, I am beginning to agree. I also did...

Kym,

I am beginning to agree. I also did something I don't usually do. I poured in all the water in the bag. I typically leave the fish in the bag about 45 minutes. I then coax the fish out...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-03-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
> Are you noticing any change in behavior in any...

> Are you noticing any change in behavior in any of the fish that are dying prior to death? Flashing, hard breathing, loss of color, anything like that?

Come to think of it, I did notice one of...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-03-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By Big Fish
The only thing that is noticable is a lack of...

The only thing that is noticable is a lack of strength. I don't know what flashing is.

What happens is they start to struggle to swim horizontal. You can see something is wrong. From the moment...
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