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Preston John

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  • Birthday 08/01/1880

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  1. What do you think the best sand is to use for fish that burrow?
  2. It’s a Chaetostoma formosae http://www.planetcatfish.com//favicon-16x16.png Chaetostoma formosae • Loricariidae • Cat-eLog WWW.PLANETCATFISH.COM The Aquarium Catfish Website. Images are copyright and may not be reproduced without permission of...
  3. @Steph’s Fish and Plants I’m sure I can hook you up with a little puffer when you’re ready for one. That is what Pokémon friends do, right?
  4. Looks to me to be petrified wood. I find this black color and a red color up at my ranch near the Petrified Forest National Park, here in Arizona.
  5. I’ve only ever lost one puffer after 55 days old. Would you be willing to post the age with you future updates? I read your posts and show the photos to my puffers... they love seeing their little nieces and nephews! But I want to let them know when I think we’re in the clear.
  6. Longest days to baby brine was 44 days. Yours are looking great! Start planning on what you are going to do with your next spawn!!! It should be just a week or two away.
  7. I’ve had well over 100 people contact me about their puffers with the same symptoms. Sadly only a few have survived. I’ve personally lost two that started just like this. I believe it to be an internal bacterial infection, but It could very well be a virus. I’ve collected tissue samples from many different people and am just saving up money for the lab tests. To my knowledge it’s so far only happened to Wild Caught/Imported puffers. I was seeing great improvement with one of mine with the below treatment, but lost him when I was called away on work for eight days. I treated the entire tank with Maracyn as directed on the package and then do daily water changes of 5-10% and make sure the tank is clean and stress free (other than you cleaning and changing water) for a few weeks. If the puffer starts swimming erratic or is unable to swim stable, retreat with Maracyn. Mardel Maracyn WWW.AQUARIUMCOOP.COM Treats Bacterial Infections Plant Safe Invertebrate Safe Maracyn's active ingredient is an antibiotic called... would welcome thoughts from @Cory and the rest of the CARES community.
  8. I received this question on Instagram and thought I’d put it up here so others may find it in the future. “Hi there! I had a question. That I haven’t been able to find an answer to online. I have a female Congo and about a week ago started hanging out chilling on the bottom of the tank a bit more but was still swimming and eating. As of yesterday, she is sitting still, not swimming, holding here mouth open and breathing heavy. All of my other fish are fine, no new fish or changes, and my parameters are good (0 ammonia, 0 nitrite). Any ideas at all? I honestly feel like she’s gonna die bc she looks so bad but it happened so suddenly I want to try something to save her.”
  9. @Randy I’d like to hear an interview with Master Breeder Dean’s boss... his wife, Mrs Kelly! Episode Title: “Living with a legend! Enduring smells, wet floors, and lonely nights.” OR An interview with @Dorkula Episode Title: “Fishy Business: The strength behind the Co-Op!”
  10. Here are some photos to help people with their size. And the size of foods. I’m super proud of the work @Jack.of.all.aquariums is putting into the puffers! Even trying it “more hands off” is a lot of work and time.
  11. Let’s be friends! Raids! here are the codes for me, my wife, and daughter.
  12. Those are scuds. I’ve tested the leeches with all kinds of things. They don’t seem to eat the scuds at all. Also don’t seem to eat cherry shrimp. They do eat planaria like they are candy.
  13. I had this happen! I set up a 10 gallon tank and dumped an entire package of dog dewormer and general cure in to kill them off. I then let it sit in there for three weeks. After that I moved the plants into their new tank. A few months later I was cleaning the tank out for a new project and... To make a long story a bit longer, I still have them in this tank. It’s now in my garage. The type I have eat worms and snails... they look just like that one you show in the pic when small... under two inches. 🤯😱 no🤥
  14. Not sure if this is what you are talking about but it’s a waterfall to me.
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