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  1. Thread: Paradise Fish

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    You have no idea how much "good luck" I had over...

    You have no idea how much "good luck" I had over the Easter weekend...

    In the wee hours of Easter morning (I am an insomniac), I was rearranging my 20 G tank. I had my Paradise Fish in a small...
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    Alas, my nice red Betta died. I placed him in a...

    Alas, my nice red Betta died. I placed him in a divided 5.5 G tank with my larger, more aggressive, and somewhat ugly blue Betta. Within a few days, he caught a seriously bad fungal infection. The...
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    I've been overhauling all of my tanks lately. I...

    I've been overhauling all of my tanks lately. I decided to reduce the load of fish in most of my tanks, so I traded in a lot of my fish. As much as I loved these clown loaches, they had to be...
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    I took the otos out. They were doing okay, but...

    I took the otos out. They were doing okay, but there just wasn't enough algae for them to eat. I didn't want to start tossing algae wafers into this tiny tank. The elevated nitrate levels also...
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    I had some fish when I was really young; I dunno...

    I had some fish when I was really young; I dunno what happened to them or the tank, or the bowl I picked up a few years later...

    When I was a teenager, I got into turtles and lizards. My brother,...
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    I agree that 25% water change weekly is a...

    I agree that 25% water change weekly is a minimum. Invest in water test kits and keep tabs of the readings until you can figure out how much water to change, and how often, works best.

    Also,...
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    I think I figured out the problem: my Betta was...

    I think I figured out the problem: my Betta was hungry. Regular food was the deficiency, I think.

    Since I bumped up the temperature in my Betta tank by adding a small heater, he's been more...
  8. Thread: Paradise Fish

    by Komar
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    Well, I got two Paradise Fish last week. Both...

    Well, I got two Paradise Fish last week. Both were males, and I kept them in separate tanks. The second one (purchased a few days later) was more colourful, but it didn't live for more than a few...
  9. Thread: How much CO2

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    Good point. My comment about not making them too...

    Good point. My comment about not making them too effective is more to reduce the chance of a radical pH drop, and not so much about overdosing the water with CO2.

    My pH drop last week might have...
  10. Thread: How much CO2

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    I noticed that my pH dropped quite a bit...

    I noticed that my pH dropped quite a bit recently. I'm pretty sure this is due in large part to the CO2, though I tested my tap water. The tap water dropped from 7.4 or so to 6.5 over the last...
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    Hey, thanks. I figured it was some kind of...

    Hey, thanks. I figured it was some kind of deficiency, so I didn't freak out too much about the plants. :wink:
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    No, I just feed him the regular Betta pellets,...

    No, I just feed him the regular Betta pellets, and the odd baby guppy, frozen brine, and frozen bloodworms.
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    My Betta eats my plants

    My Betta has been eating my live plant (a Cryptocoryne wendtii "brown"). Any ideas why?
  14. Thread: "Pea" Pufferfish

    by Komar
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    Okay - I then moved the three dwarf puffers to a...

    Okay - I then moved the three dwarf puffers to a 10 gallon tank with two otos, but no corys.

    This forum has lots of information about this fish:

    http://dwarfpuffers.com/
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    It's been about three weeks, and I added the...

    It's been about three weeks, and I added the second oto a long time ago. Everything is going well, though my nitrate level jumped quite a bit. I suspect I'll have to start changing larger volumes of...
  16. Thread: Paradise Fish

    by Komar
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    Paradise Fish

    I'm thinking about getting a Paradise Fish for my planted 20 Gal tank. I'm bored with my Neon Tetras, and I want to upgrade to something similar in look and size to a Gourami. (Don't get me started...
  17. Thread: "Pea" Pufferfish

    by Komar
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    "Pea" Pufferfish

    Anybody know anything about "Pea Puffers"?

    I picked up three of them today and put them in my 2.5 gallon Betta tank (yes - I took the Betta out first). It's filtered, heated, and aerated. There...
  18. Thread: Ammonia sensor

    by Komar
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    Ammonia sensor

    Check out this ammonia sensor:

    http://mops.ca/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/skus/te/TESE-00100.asp?L+scstore+sxgt4167ffa8dba8+1106386745

    It's only 2.5" / 6 cm tall. I thought it would be bigger, but I'm...
  19. Thread: Betta care

    by Komar
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    I tested all three of my running tanks recently...

    I tested all three of my running tanks recently (I have two empty tanks right now). The order is 45 G, 20 G, and 2.5 G Betta tank:

    pH was 7.6, 7.2, and 8.2.
    Ammonia was 0 for all.
    Nitrite was 0...
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    I swapped some of my fish around, so six of my...

    I swapped some of my fish around, so six of my Otos are now in my 20G tank, and my two albino bristlenose plecos are in my 45G tank. My Oto with the headwound died, but I put another small Oto in my...
  21. Thread: How much CO2

    by Komar
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    Try this link. There's quite a bit of info about...

    Try this link. There's quite a bit of info about CO2, fish, and plants:

    http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html

    I leave my homemade CO2 bubblers on all the time, though they really aren't...
  22. Thread: Help!

    by Komar
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    Ghost shrimp eat these worms, and they get along...

    Ghost shrimp eat these worms, and they get along fine with your other fish. Well, the shrimp might get eaten by the "triangle" fish, but they're really cheap, and are often sold as live food anyway....
  23. Thread: Moving

    by Komar
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    Only some fish like labyrinth fish can breathe...

    Only some fish like labyrinth fish can breathe the air directly. The water absorbs the oxygen from the surface, at which point the fish can use it. This has always been my understanding; if anyone...
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    It's only hard to tell when they are little. This...

    It's only hard to tell when they are little. This link seems to have some good info:

    http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20Plecoctomus,%20Bristlenose.htm

    My two bristlenose plecos are...
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    I do change 20-50% of the water weekly, so I...

    I do change 20-50% of the water weekly, so I don't think it'll get that bad. I will most certainly test the water within the week. I've been making additions and modifications to this aquarium...
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