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Thread: Bad News :/

  1. #21

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    I'm sure it is, I'll just watch my levels and keep up with gravel cleaning. I don't really mind as long as my babies are eating. Anyways I'll check hornwart out and some other plans and see what I can't add. I only have gravel but I already have root tabs and such so all I really have to do is find so low light plants I like.. Never planned to turn this tank into a planted tank but hey why not.

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    I've had excellent success with hornwort in my low-light/low-tech tank. It can be used floating or anchored in the substrate, though it grows no roots and requires no fertilizer tabs. Anacharis (aka elodea) is another fast-growing plant that doesn't need too much light and can be either floating or anchored.

    Light *should* be less of an issue for floating plants, as they are right below your light source, but I have not had any of them in my aquariums, so I cannot speak from experience. It might be worth giving frogbit a try if you can find some for cheap.

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    I love hornwart, java fern and java moss as fast growing plants that eat nitrate. I use Hornwart in almost all of my newly established tanks for about 6mo. They provide an explosive area where bacteria can grow as well.

    Im sorry to get to this post so late. It really sounds like potential constipation could be the source. The breeder you said fed nothing but live bbs. Even the best decapped bbs sometimes comes in with unhatched eggs, and caps... those can constipate a fish causing internal issues. Allso depending on the pellet food you switched them to, if they had issues switching from live to that, it could have caused the issue. I am not one to jump to the deworming method just yet... but when the fish come in for qt, you should usually deworm and deparasite all fish that are cichlids.

    It really sounds like you may have a pair there with the subdom female. The boys love to show off to breed. Just keep a REALLY close eye once eggs are laid, daddy gets to be pretty angry. It would be good to add an area for female to hide in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limming View Post
    Its your over feeding that is doing it. I've seen hornwart recommended a lot might give that a try, read a article where the guy got some to grow well with no help in a toilet bowl.
    What happened when he flushed?
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    Thanks for the advice Sandz. I'll watch out for them. I'm not too worried about breeding now, they're still soo tiny. I'll check out hornwart. I really don't like java fern or java moss so maybe I'll get some hornwart and a couple other easy, low light plants. I don't need anything amazingly fancy but I still want my tank looking good.

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    Sorry for your loss, Carapar. Apistos are awesome, but they're very fragile, especially under stress. My GBR male harassed the hell out of my Apistos and they both died within a week of each other. Caught it too late, otherwise I would have taken back the GBRs.

    Anyway, as far as plants go: Water Sprite is another one that'll eat up nitrates and grows quite quickly.
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    Hmm I really like water sprite... I'll look around for some and some hornwart. And thank you it was upsetting finding her, she looked so nice. She had some nice turquoise colors on her face and a bright yellow body. She was so gorgeous and active then poof. Gone.

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    No prob. They're definitely beautiful and it's interesting to see them color up while eating. Mine would turn from white to almost black, when they were competing for flakes. Awesome to see in action.
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    Mine luckily aren't aggressive towards one another. The male and my female seem very happy with one another c: Looking on aquabid for plants :D

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    The Apistos weren't aggressive toward each other, they just colored up to eat, because every other fish in there was an aggressive eater. They're actually quite peaceful cichlids.
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