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    I doubt it would eat all of your snails. If I had...

    I doubt it would eat all of your snails. If I had do describe a crayfish's eating habits I would classify it as a timid omnivore scavenger. They tend to be pretty opportunistic when it comes to food....
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    As someone who works at a LFS, I am appalled. How...

    As someone who works at a LFS, I am appalled. How can it take that long to catch 4 emperor tetras? And dropping one...that is ridiculous. I have had exactly two fish ever hit the ground on my watch....
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    Of course I assumed you did things the right way....

    Of course I assumed you did things the right way. In reading the directions on various packages of aquarium salt I have yet to see a company that explains or warns the novice consumer about salt...
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    The last time I had Ich in my home aquarium it...

    The last time I had Ich in my home aquarium it was the exact same situation. I woke up the morning I was supposed to go and looked in on my tank and theses fish that I had just moved had it so bad...
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    I think you have described the best approach to...

    I think you have described the best approach to using salt. Regular use as you noted in your experience leads to problems because slat builds up inside an enclosed system. And I think we all agree...
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    I am going to agree with mommy1 on this one. Give...

    I am going to agree with mommy1 on this one. Give it some more time for those nitrites to drop. Nitrites are converted into Nitrates by a different bacteria than the first stage so your tank probably...
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    Let's Talk About Salt

    This discussion came up in another thread and I am sure it has been heavily debated throughout this forum time and time again, but I am extremely interested to know what everyone thinks. So let's all...
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    I forgot the salt. Use freshwater aquarium salt....

    I forgot the salt. Use freshwater aquarium salt. You can pick some up at your LFS. The common measurement is 1 tbs per 5 gallons.(I would start out with half of this and increase as needed) The...
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    The good news...your pleco will not get massive....

    The good news...your pleco will not get massive. Bristlenose max out at about 6" or so. They are awesome. I have one I bought as a baby and it is one of my favorite fish. When they get bigger they...
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    I did this for a while in my 46 gallon planted...

    I did this for a while in my 46 gallon planted tank. It looks awesome and adds a really nice impression of depth. I just put down a layer of large river stones to avoid using so much substrate. I...
  11. So what we have a effectively determined is that...

    So what we have a effectively determined is that fish are friends and food.
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    I agree that the fish needs its own separate tank...

    I agree that the fish needs its own separate tank and of course clean water, but with salt in it. We are talking about small amounts of salt here. A dosage of something like a tablespoon for every 10...
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    I don't think anyone said salt wasn't a chemical....

    I don't think anyone said salt wasn't a chemical. In fact, "salt is the best treatment. Other chemicals will be less effective." I still think we need to know more before the best course of action...
  14. Fun Story. I work at an LFS where I was...

    Fun Story. I work at an LFS where I was explaining to a customer that oscars are massive fish and he would need an extremely large tank to keep them. He thought to himself for a second and said, "If...
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    The salt debate is in fact heated and many...

    The salt debate is in fact heated and many arguments are not grounded in fact, but bad experiences with severe infections and improper use. I work in an LFS and have extensive experience treating...
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    You have yourself a blue gourami. They are...

    You have yourself a blue gourami. They are fantastic fish and really fun to keep, but not with some of the tank-mates you have. I'm not surprised that the red jewel cichlid is picking on the other...
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    Killiefish are often chosen as a fish for...

    Killiefish are often chosen as a fish for breeding because of their short lifespan. If I remember correctly it's something like two years maximum. For the species to survive in nature they have to...
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    I don't mean to brag, but my water parameters are...

    I don't mean to brag, but my water parameters are pristine. I use dual filtration and test regularly. I keep my PH at a neutral 7.0 and my nitrates never go above 10 ppm. And thanks to you guys I was...
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    Mystery solved! Thank you. Yeah it is definitely...

    Mystery solved! Thank you. Yeah it is definitely stressed out it was not living in ideal conditions...
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    Help: Fish Identification

    Just adopted this little guy today, any idea what he is?
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    Your common knowledge seems to be incorrect. The...

    Your common knowledge seems to be incorrect. The species of gourami matters quite a bit when dealing with aggressiveness. The larger species, which are fairly uncommon in a home aquarium, are very...
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    Yeah. While I was doing some research on the...

    Yeah. While I was doing some research on the Hillstream I found that they shouldn't be kept in temperatures above 75 degrees, and where I live it's a battle to keep my aquariums below 80 during the...
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    Guppymummy, I would be interested to know what...

    Guppymummy, I would be interested to know what species of Gourami you were dealing with as the more common Dwarf Gourami and Blue Gourami tend to be really quite peaceful given the right amount of...
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    From looking at the picture you are safe in...

    From looking at the picture you are safe in assuming that your molly is in fact pregnant. I agree with madagascariensis and steeler. Those breeding boxes are small. Since you mentioned having...
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    I agree with the others. It sounds like you have...

    I agree with the others. It sounds like you have a bit of an overstocking problem. In my experience with mollies they are typically peaceful, but when the environment is conducive to causing...
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