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Forum: Catfish   05-02-2010, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Fishin Pole
most of the larger catfish species have the...

most of the larger catfish species have the ability to make some strange sounds............when my striped raphael catfish was smaller, he made some really strange croaking sounds that could be heard...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-02-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,377
Posted By Fishin Pole
blue green Slime Algae

So its been awhile since i have been on here, but all is well with all my tanks but one...........Here is the problem............its a 10 gallon tank that we use for our female guppies to give birth...
Forum: Cichlids   03-11-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Fishin Pole
in my experience i would say no to any other fish...

in my experience i would say no to any other fish in with your convicts in a 40 gallon, if your planning on letting them breed...In fact, it would be a good idea to have another tank for the female...
Forum: Cichlids   01-06-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By Fishin Pole
i agree with rr.................you should be...

i agree with rr.................you should be fine adding them..........plenty of room and compatability shouldn't be an issue
Forum: Livebearers   01-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,506
Posted By Fishin Pole
How large of a tank are they in and do you have...

How large of a tank are they in and do you have any plants or decor to block their line of sight?.....Are their any other fish in the tank?.....adding a male MIGHT stop them from bothering each...
Forum: Catfish   01-06-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By Fishin Pole
It sounds like it could be a Mystus...

It sounds like it could be a
Mystus leucophasis

Here is a pic.....Does it look like this?
Forum: Characins   01-04-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,089
Posted By Fishin Pole
as far as blue tetras go, bettababy hit it head...

as far as blue tetras go, bettababy hit it head on...........very fast swimming and active ALL the time, my only concern would be your water's Ph..........Its a little high for most SA...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Fishin Pole
Hello and Welcome!.................Cant wait to...

Hello and Welcome!.................Cant wait to see the tank photos!............
Forum: Cichlids   12-30-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By Fishin Pole
in a 29 gallon angelfish just wont work long term...

in a 29 gallon angelfish just wont work long term for you, they will quickly outgrow the tank..........My suggestions if you definitely want some type of cichlid, check out kribensis, apistogrammas...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   12-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,695
Posted By Fishin Pole
I agree with RRcoolJ.............you can keep...

I agree with RRcoolJ.............you can keep them in smaller numbers than 8, but i would think 5 should be the minimum..........I'm at a loss to think of any species of cory that would get any...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By Fishin Pole
I'm also fortunate to live about a 1/2 hour away...

I'm also fortunate to live about a 1/2 hour away from "That Fish Place"...............5 Marine biologists on staff and almost all the workers are from the local college that has a decent marine...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,162
Posted By Fishin Pole
Is there ever a bad time for a bigger...

Is there ever a bad time for a bigger tank?................MTS has taken hold!!.......Their is no fighting it and no medication to cure it!

On a serious note, i would add the new plant and...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By Fishin Pole
a good rule of thumb for visiting a fish...

a good rule of thumb for visiting a fish store............

I walk into these places acting like i know nothing, and ask to talk to the most knowledgable fish person they have.......I tell them...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   12-29-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Fishin Pole
I think you should hold off on adding either the...

I think you should hold off on adding either the neons or cardinals for a few months till your tank establishes itself and becomes stable........Tetras like a stable enviroment, and it takes ANY new...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By Fishin Pole
a single fluro tube light over a 10 gallon will...

a single fluro tube light over a 10 gallon will allow you to grow almost anything.........the screw-in incadescent bulbs will also work, but for enegy effiency the fluro bulb is the way to go!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By Fishin Pole
Most of your sellers on Aquabid have the same...

Most of your sellers on Aquabid have the same suppliers as the pet stores for items such as driftwood, lace rock or other tank accessories....It all comes down to how much is the benefits from...
Forum: Catfish   12-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,986
Posted By Fishin Pole
this is just a thought, but with the additions of...

this is just a thought, but with the additions of the albinos, the larger (more mature) could be displaying different colors for the sake of breeding purposes..........They could view the albinos, as...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-28-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,640
Posted By Fishin Pole
Byron is correct, i did use peat moss for the...

Byron is correct, i did use peat moss for the initial setup of my tetra tank and it was rather stable for me, to an extent........After about 6 months the Ph did start to rise back up, but at a very...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   12-28-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 30,265
Posted By Fishin Pole
i started recently using Excel in my one tank,...

i started recently using Excel in my one tank, just to see if it would give better results in plant growth............WOW!!!........It definitely made a BIG difference in the plant growth and has...
Forum: Water Chemistry   12-27-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By Fishin Pole
i have been using 39 gallon rubbermaid garbage...

i have been using 39 gallon rubbermaid garbage cans for prepping water for water changes for a few years.............add a heater, fill with water and your always ready for an emergency water change,...
Forum: Characins   12-26-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,980
Posted By Fishin Pole
its hard for me to say which tetras would be more...

its hard for me to say which tetras would be more prone to diseases, but rummynose's are very intolerant of bad water parameters, and tetras arent a good fish to add to a new aquarium, they should...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Fishin Pole
I agree with Dylan, with the exception of the the...

I agree with Dylan, with the exception of the the dwarf gourami and ghost shrimp together........I wouldnt trust a dwarf gourami with a shrimp population....I never mixed them, but i think even a...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   12-24-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,051
Posted By Fishin Pole
for the driftwood with the moss attached, you...

for the driftwood with the moss attached, you could let it sit in a bucket for a few days, without any light source..........I would think that it wouldnt affect the moss too drastically........you...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   12-24-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Fishin Pole
Merry Christmas!...........Happy...

Merry Christmas!...........Happy Chanukah!.............Happy Kwanzaa!....................That should cover everyone!
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   12-24-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Fishin Pole
aquariumplants.com........Great customer...

aquariumplants.com........Great customer service!...................Best plants i found from a mail order site!
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