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  1. What are you recommended steps of procedure for this method? Do you make the solution and spray or fill the entire tank with 1:1 ? TIA
  2. What is the recipe for H2O2? And steps of procedure? I am moving my copper betta from one tank to another. New (old) tank inhabitants were moved to my community and he's too fiesty to be with any other fish. No disease in new tank just wanna sanitize to be cautious and for cleanliness.
  3. If they are indeed fish eggs, will they eventually fall or hatch off or need intervention?
  4. Good Evening all, My 37 gallon has been booming with Corydora shenanigans. Lots of egg laying and fry. Tonight I notice my guppy and his dorsal fin... Did he rub up on some cory eggs or is something more sinister at work? TIA
  5. Yes. We’ve had a tank cycling for just such an occasion. It’s our new fish quarantine “tank”.
  6. Good Afternoon, Yesterday we while at our LFS we were browsing and came across the very fish that my teen had mentioned wanting a few months ago. Ranchu Goldfish This is Boba Pearl. Our latest addition, s/he is currently new fish quarantining and is awaiting the cycling and completion of his/her new home. We are new to this species. So, any advice, facts and experiences you can share are greatly appreciated. Specifically, we are setting up the tank this weekend, and were thinking of a planted and layering with fluval plant and shrimp stratum lava soil and river rock / pebbles on top. Constructive critisism welcome. Thanks guys and gals. We are super excited about our new baby!
  7. Hello Fellow Fish Enthusiasts, I have a 2+ month cycling 10 gal which I am slowing making a shrimp tank. As of right now, I have only 2 blue velvets in there about a 1/2 inch big. I was doing a water change today and noticed A LOT of little things floating in my water. Then looked at my rock and it was covered in these little guys. Everywhere in the tank basically. Below is picture. Any help in identifying and managing would be greatly appreciated. What I have heard is that they are a positive sign of a well functioning aquatic ecosystem. 🙂 But there are a lot, so I am entertaining the idea of adding some of fish from another tank, to get the population in check. Options are as follows: - Corydoras (possibly my two males that keep over breeding with my female) - Cory fry about 1+ month old. - Male guppies - Rainbows from my nano tank - Golden Mystery Snails
  8. What a cutie! I need one in my life ❤️ Sorry I dont know the answer to your question. Just really like your axolotl
  9. Real Plants are the best! Even just one solid, betta safe plant in your 5 gal. Once I had a planted tank, I never go back to plastic plants. They not only look pretty, but they are so benficial. What's your filtration situation in that tank?
  10. What's your secret? When I first started the hobby I tired having a pleco and unfortunately he didn't make it. Then I got more serious, but still kinda green and tried again and failed. My daughter and I love the species, just can't seem to keep them alive. I too have breeding cory cats. I think out of my 4 in my 37gal, I have 1 female and 3 males. Not to mention now, they're multigenerational offspring. And 1 snail that turned into 12+. I'm being over run! Help! 🙂
  11. Same. I don't like to t use many additives in my tanks. I prefer all natural for my aquariums. Even using methalyne blue for my cory eggs made me crinch. But it worked like a charm, cause my first two attempts at hatching Crydoars was a fungi failure. I have a planted 37gal, actually all my tanks live plants, if there are going to be plants they have to be real. I don't do fake plants anymore. But I have an ever growing community in that 37gal so there's plenty of waste and ecosystem cycle to support their growth. My wisteria has taken over, but I'm afraid to remove it cause the fish seem to enjoy playing it and I have multiple and varying stages of Cory fry hiding in there. below is a pick during a water change and maintenance day.
  12. Afternoon All, Last Tuesday, I had a "clutch" of eggs from my Albino x Bronze cory catfish (See: Ponyo Loves Sosuke). There were about 207 eggs laid by my one massive, female Bronze. Sosuke my bronze & Momma Mystery snail, Asuma for size comparison. Both are huge. Being my first viable batch - I figured the survival / success rate would be in the single to two digits if I was lucky. Thursday, fry hatched out and they have been doing well. I removed their leftover eggs about a day+ after for fear of fungus and immediately gave them first bites. I have them in a 1.66 gallon tank with a heater and sponge filter, did 50% water changes until hatched and I am now going to move to 2-3/week water changes. I did a fry head count last night and I have confirmed at least ... drum roll please ... 70 active and thriving Corydora Fry! I never thought that many would come from a clutch. So, here is my dilema and where I need your advice. I can not keep all 70 in that tiny tank, and the grow out I had planned is still quaratining some other new additions. Plus, it already has sand and other things - I want to keep these cories in a bare minimum enviornment while growing out. So, I am entertaining the idea of getting a breeder tank. I ideally, want to start cycling it today. 1) how many gallons should I look for to comfortably and efficiently raise the 70 fry into healthy maturation? 2) while cycling new tank, I was thinking off taking some water from my established tank (the tank they were initially laid in) and their current tank when doing water changes and adding that water to the new tank to get good bacteria & water going, yes or no? 3) Any advice on large batch fry? I feel like this is a huge number of fry for a cory, given my research it's usually under 20. 4) Anyone else have / had similar amount of fry from their corydoras? 5) what temp do you keep your cory fry? I am so insanely invested in these little guys and do not want to loose them. TIA for advice, tips and tricks.
  13. UPDATE: BABIES!!!!!!!! I went on a LFS crawl yesterday with the fam to pick up some supplies for the fry tank. Came home late at night and found the fry had hatched!!! They were getting to zoomed by the diffuser I had in there, so while I was doing the daily water change - I switched out the diffuser for a corner sponge filter. Pictures to follow.
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