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  1. I think Cories are not an issue as they are bottom feeders. I think my main concern is that the Pearls have enough space:). The Pearls are the last fish to go in providing all else goes well with my other fish choices and at this time we are still torn between Bolivians and Apistos.
  2. wow, such helpful comments! It seems apparent that the temperament of each fish contributes to how they behave. My local fish store has MacMasteri, so now it is up to my son- Bolivian or Macmasteri (as it sounds like this may be similar to Cacatuoids except bigger). These photos were very helpful. Do both the Apistos and Bolivians dig? Do they check you out? I heard about German Blues, but it is my understanding that Bolivians are more hardy (and I don't want to confuse things any further;)).
  3. Thanks so much for this! Ultimately this is my sons decision. I am the researcher. You said that your Apistos hid? Can you tell me the stocking? Have there been behavioural challenges with the cockatoos? I am not sure if I can get these guys here or not- Mac masters are available. So do you think Bolivians are more confident? I’m still torn about the honeys vs Pearls, but it sounds like Honeys personalities might be fun. The space might be too tight for 3 Pearls. I have great filtration and clean the tank weekly.
  4. For a 45 gallon planted tank (36 long, by 20 high, and 16 wide. This is my tank. I have been adding rocks and making sure there are some nice hiding places. Have 6 Cories, 6 dwarf rainbow fish, 1 Bristlenose, & 6 Rummynose tetras. And may get a Pearl Gourami or Honey Gourami as a feature fish once plants grow in more (Love the Pearls, but thinking they may be too big). We are at the stage of picking a peaceful dwarf Cichlid as we love the personality.. I was almost set on Bolivian Rams, but then saw the the apistos. Who has Apistos or Bolivians? What do you have? What do you love about them or dislike about them? I am planning on getting a pair. Advice please:)
  5. HI, My fish previously had ich and then some sort of secondary condition. One died of ich and then another from the secondary infection. I don't have access to the meds available in the US. So I used API Super Ich to treat it. No other fish got ich, a week or 2 later I noticed some whiteness/dullness in another fish and instantly treated it with Tetra Ich guard later realizing it was not ich. I was then recommended to treat with API Fungal cure, which did nothing. Lost a second fish. A few weeks later, I notice another fish is dull, but this time it has a white protrusion at the side and a darker area. I have been treating the tank with API paraguard for just over a white with no changes. Unfortunately my Hospital tank has Rainbow fish in it, so I have been treating my main tank (they are new). The main tank only has 6 Rummynose, 45 gallon. It is fully cycled and the parameters have been very stable. What can this be? Can it be an internal parasite? It is a slender fish. It is active, but definitely swims on its own a lot, but does join the group at times. It seems to be eating well. Feeling pretty tired of trying to figure it out. I know I can treat it with salt (next step I think), but I really want to know what it can be. The photos are terrible, this guy does not stop! This is a screen shot from a video. You can see there is a little white protrusion at the side, this is the only one. There are no other spots like ich. Insight into what it may be?
  6. Hi, I am sure this is an old thread, but thought I'd ask anyway. I do not have a quarantine tank and do not have access to the Trio as I am in Canada. I was wondering if level one would be a good thing to do to introduce new fish to my tank. I just had an ich outbreak and treated it with Super ICh, which seemed to work, but thought it would be good to do some prevention as to avoid the stress in finding disease in the tank. Brand new to the hobby. Thanks so much. "Level 1 Treatment 1 Tbsp Salt per 3 Gallons of Water Add 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) of salt per 3 gallons of water. You can pour the salt directly into the aquarium or hospital tank, but some people like to dissolve the salt in a small cup of water first. This level of salt is like using Neosporin topical ointment for a small cut (in other words, it’s not very strong). It’s used to fight mild cases of bacterial and fungal infection. Plus, it gently irritates the fish’s slime coat, causing the fish to make more beneficial mucus that can block some parasites and microorganisms from reaching its body. We’ve kept and sold thousands of fish at our fish store, and this level of salt is safe for virtually all fish – except anchor catfish. Keep the fish in the salt solution for 4 to 5 days, and then increase the concentration if there’s no improvement."
  7. HI, Thanks for your responses. This is what was generated by Advisor. I currently have 4 Rummynose, but would be looking to get at least another 3, but will they really be in danger as stated below? I love the idea of having 3 Pearls, but don't want it to turn ugly where everyone is being attacked and killed (I'm over dramatizing I know). I love Guppies and if it can work, we would be all over it. I just watched a video from Cory at Aquarium Coop and he said Coryfish will eat the fry as well. So if I managed to get 1 male and 2 female Guppy would that be enough? Note: Bristlenose Pleco needs driftwood. Warning: When Pearl Gourami starts to breed, they may become too aggressive to co-exist with Rummynose Tetra. Suggestion: If you want to keep more than 1 Guppy, minimum recommend male to female ratio is 1:2 (M:F). You will be less likely to experience problem if you get even more females. Recommended temperature range: 25 - 26 C. [Display in Farenheit]Recommended pH range: 6 - 7.5.Recommended hardness range: 5 - 15 dH.You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 169%.Recommended water change schedule: 28% per week.Your aquarium stocking level is 88%. [Generate Image]
  8. Thanks so much for your response. What temperature do you have your Danios at? I have been using Aqadvisor and it warned me that danios like cooler water, whereas most fish that I will have would need at least 77degrees. Warning: Water temperature requirements are not fully compatible between all selected species.=> 24 - 28C: Pearl Gourami => 23 - 26C: Rummynose Tetra => 25 - 28C: Julii Cory => 22 - 27C: Bristlenose Pleco => 24 - 26C: Bolivian Ram => 18 - 24C: Longfin Zebra Danio
  9. The trouble is that I will have too many fish if they have babies. We loved the look of Guppies and Mollies, but were concerned about what to do with the babies.
  10. Thanks so much for this, unfortunately I didn't see this until after I ordered a filter. I ended up getting a Hygger Dual Sponge filter as it left a smaller footprint in my tank. I will put it in tommorow. It of course does not accommodate a air stone, but is supposed to be quiet.
  11. Hi, My son and I are new to this hobby. Our current plan is to have: Rummyfish, Coryfish (julli) (absolute favourite), 1 Bolivian Ram and 1 Pearl Gourami (these would be our feature fish once the tank is well established), and a Bristlenose Pleco (love these as well). We were thinking about Dwarf rainbow fish, but not sure if they are flashy enough and thought I'd put it out there to see if there are other fish around the 2.5 inch mark that would be complimentary to our current choices. The tank is a 36 by 20 Deep by 16 wide Bow front tank. I have started planting it with a sand substate. We love some of the Live bearer fish, but do not want to deal with babies which from the sounds of most people there would be a lot to deal with! Any input would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
  12. II was highly recommended to get one of Aquarium coops sponge filters, but then discovered that they do not deliver to Canada:(. So I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations, if this is allowed. I would like to put an air stone in it. Thanks.
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