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05-20-2013, 07:41 PM
If you want to change the gravel, change it. There's not enough of anything valuable going on in there to be worth not liking, or worse, hating your tank.
It much the same principal as running...
First, wait a while on the Neons and the shrimp. Despite their name as a beginner fish, they really like an establish aquarium to live. Otherwise, you bring them home, they do the six hours of...
05-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Back to case on topic...
Has there been major advances in Ghost Shrimp hardiness? If the shrimp are thriving, his water chemistry cannot be off enough to be a true issue. I am used to them...
05-13-2013, 06:40 PM
I am staying with the vacuuming comment.
You have to take water out for the water changes. The worst of the contaminants are on the bottom.
If it was a special case, and the tank held some...
05-13-2013, 04:34 PM
Do water changes.
Both of those keep your water clean, which is the biggest treatment you can give for either. There are a number of chamicals, like some antifungals, that may...
Brown Algae feeds on something in the substrate. It goes away on its own once it has consumed all of the silicates or whatever it is that it eats. I think silicates is wrong... whatever. Someone...
May I suggest using Buenos Aires Tetras for your fish in cycle?
They are extremely hardy, and more than likely to survive the cycling process.
They are larger fish, which seems to help... and...
They seem fond of zuchinni too.
05-02-2013, 08:49 PM
First Question - I think the beginners section and, if you keep rarer fish, the subsections like "Predators" to be the only useful sections of the forum. The rest is filled with commonly agreed upon...
I never said they would do well. I think I said the opposite.
I said they will survive. At least, most of them will.
Well, the guy said he was stressed out. Sounds like he is in a dorm, and it is finals time before spring break. Getting a discourse on the fishless cycle and a bill of goods detailed enough to list...
We're pic addicts, always looking for our next hit.
03-01-2013, 04:54 PM
I have tried Neons and Swordtails a few times... the Neons are always tightly balled at the bottom of the tank. I have since learned that means they are unhappy.
Once you decide you want the...
Oh Dutchie, please tell me it's not just that simple.
Do you just drop in the piece of iron and let it go under the substrate? Nothing toxic builds up?
I guess I should have responded more positively.
Small kids love to feed the fish, and they love to overfeed.
The MTS do a wonderful job of keeping down the mess... and I have deep gravel for...
I don't think it is possible to plant heavily enough to sneak a fry past a Neon.
They share my Otos' cucumbers sometimes, otherwise I never see the buggers.
I have small children that would love to see babies, any babies, (and I don't want guppies) so i figured the MTS would...
I found that website a few days ago. I was thinking about coming to the March meeting and checking it out, but I did not see a location.
I understood a new location was chosen in January, so all...
Too bad, a kitty scoop would have been perfect.
Not seeing any glass go up the gravel vac, but everything seems to be fine. Just the action of vacuuming alone will return the glass to harmless...
Heater exploded last night.
Two rasboras died, glass was scattered throughout tank.
I picked up all the large pieces, but the smaller ones have mostly sunken into the gravel, which is three...
Actually, the Betta is too slow to be any real threat. He puffs up, the Neons teleport behind him, give him a little fin nip, and chase him back to the other side of the aquarium.
My Betta does...
As long as the Neons are not picking on the Betta, you can leave him in. :ssuprised:
Harlequin Rasboras are the classic pairing... but even their active swimming will not school the Neons.
It's actually VERY common for Neons to vanish. The other Neons and the shrimp can eat it and scatter the bones very quickly. In fact, some new aquarists believe the bodies "dissolve".
"Rasbora heteromorpha.. that's a name from the early days"
I confess, my fishkeeping book was written in the 50's... or rather, my version was printed in the 50's and updated from a original 30's...
Danios are minnows that like fast moving water and lots of room to swim. A 20 Gallon tank isn't going to provide that... even a long. You would really want a tank closer to 4' long and 2' wide. I...