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  1. Good point andreahp, I didn't think of that. @...

    Good point andreahp, I didn't think of that.

    @ Brhino, thanks for the aquaclear recommendation. The surface agitation is the only thing I'm missing about the Marineland 280. It certainly did its...
  2. Filtration for my 30 gallon tank.. Is it enough?

    I had a Marineland Emperor 280 on my 30 gallon tank with 1 Firemouth, 1 Bristlenose, 4 Congo Tetras and 1 Killifish. After 2 years of immense frustration with the noise of the darn thing I finally...
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    Thanks everyone for helping me ease my mind which...

    Thanks everyone for helping me ease my mind which can be slightly impatient/fast paced, lol. I now have a new issue with the tanks real owner, my firemouth. When the pleco comes out to graze (approx...
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    Yes I do, I have a very large piece of driftwood...

    Yes I do, I have a very large piece of driftwood in there that he loves. During the day he attaches himself to the bottom of it inside a crevice. He also spends a large portion of the night rasping...
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    Need help getting BN to eat

    I have a new Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus spp.) as of about six days ago. I had an algae problem where the back side of my 30 gallon tank was covered. Day after he was introduced it was goodbye...
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    To skullduggery1: I'm 99.9% sure it's a meeki....

    To skullduggery1: I'm 99.9% sure it's a meeki. What does the gravel moving do to the lips that causes them to have issues? He has been moving gravel a lot more over the last 6 months or so (I figure...
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    Firemouth with purple on its lips

    Is it normal for a cichlid to have a purple coloration sporadically form on its lips? Every once in a while my firemouth's lips partially turn dark purple (almost splotchy). It has happened off and...
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    HELP!!! Think my Firemouth is sick!

    I fed my fish this morning and my firemouth did eat, although not as enthusiastically as usual. However, I've noticed a very disturbing site, she is "twitching." Every 10 seconds or so either just...
  9. Thanks a lot, I think that may be the one, there...

    Thanks a lot, I think that may be the one, there are 2-3 more that also look similar to him. I'll have to narrow it down now. I have one more question for everyone. My firemouth is not letting up on...
  10. Thread: Help?

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    The males have longer bristles than the females,...

    The males have longer bristles than the females, so it sounds like you may have a pair. Interesting fact... The long bristles are a sexual dimorphism that females are attracted to. They mimic larvae,...
  11. By the way, in the first and second link does...

    By the way, in the first and second link does anyone see that "buldge" in the head, between the eyes, it looks like his right nostril? Is this ok? it almost looks inflamed. Could it be an infection,...
  12. Was able to snap a couple pictures him/her...

    Was able to snap a couple pictures him/her huddled in the corner, unfortunatly can't get a pic of the tail or dorsal fin, just the head. Didn't want to resize them to post them directly on the page...
  13. It's definately in the Chaetostoma genus, or a...

    It's definately in the Chaetostoma genus, or a bulldog/rubber lip pleco. It's definately not a Chaetostoma milesi or thomsoni. That's about all I have furnished so far. He still hasn't come out of...
  14. New Pleco... need help identifying species?

    I was in petsmart today and was looking at the "rubber lipped" plecos (Chaetostoma genus), which were in horrible condition when I saw one that was quite obviously a different species, and was the...
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    Thanks Trillianne, I will try out your pea method...

    Thanks Trillianne, I will try out your pea method shortly and let you know how it works. I'm very optimistic about the peas. Does anyone know about the dried seaweed, and whether it has enough...
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    Hmm, I haven't tried out peas yet. That will be...

    Hmm, I haven't tried out peas yet. That will be the next thing that I try. Do you have to "pre-soak" or blanch the peas before putting them in the tank for the pleco?
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    yup, as it says in the above post. I do have a...

    yup, as it says in the above post. I do have a large piece of driftwood in the tank and I've tried zucchini many times, boiling it or soaking it before putting it in the tank. Either way for some...
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    Hah, I wish I could do that, but my firemouth...

    Hah, I wish I could do that, but my firemouth never sleeps. Even if I add the wafer after lights are out the firemouth gets it.
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    Rubbernose Pleco diet

    I have a "rubbernose pleco" I believe it is Chaetostoma spp. (exact species I'm not sure as its hard finding info about these plecos on the net) and I have trouble getting it to eat. I'm worried for...
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    I just purchased some fish food from "Ed" the...

    I just purchased some fish food from "Ed" the online fish food store today. I tried to give the apistogramma some freeze dried blood worms but she was not interested. She has started to nibble on...
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    Well... I was in Petsmart today browsing around...

    Well... I was in Petsmart today browsing around and came across some congo tetras. No fish store ever has them where I live, and the petsmart manager told me they have never gotten them in before, so...
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    After I changed the water this Friday and then...

    After I changed the water this Friday and then doing a partial change today the fish seems to be doing better. I decided to buy a second filter that I can turn on when I am away at school for a month...
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    Apistogramma troubles

    I have a friend with an Apistogramma in a 39 gallon planted tank with 2 keyhole cichlids and 2 pear gouramies. The tank has been doing good since it was started 4-5 months ago. Recently the...
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    So is this a behavior only of male cichlids, and...

    So is this a behavior only of male cichlids, and not females? I never was sure as to whether I had a male or female. I just figured it was a female since it was on the small side and didn't have a...
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    Firemouth is acting different

    I recently moved and brought my 29 gallon tank with jojo (my firemouth) with me. The move and set-up went smoothly (smoother than last time anyways) and jojo is starting to finally get acclimated. It...
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