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Everything posted by Dkshadowwolf

  1. I just recently decided to buy frozen food online in bulk, because I couldn’t always find the variety I wanted. I purchased blood worms, cyclops, rotifers, daphnia and brine shrimp (that were feed spirolina)
  2. I love sparkling gouramies. I have kept them in various tank for many years. I always provide them with lots of plants and have had them spawn once in my 20 long. ( unfortunately I lost the tiny fry when I tried to move them to a separate grow tank. In the future I will probably leave them with the male) I currently have small group in my 125 gal heavily planted community tank, they are fascinating to watch.
  3. Here in California I have a good local source of black worms , I treat my fish every so often with live black worms. I use to have a local shop that during winter months would have live glass worms from Minnesota (I was told they were harvested from under the ice of the Great Lakes). I have never seen live blood worms for sale, but I used to collect them along with mosquito larvae in small temporary pools here in California (unlike mosquito larva the would gather near the bottom of the pools).
  4. Fishfolk I love this idea. Any reason you that particular tea?
  5. I have both Lemon tetras and Red Phantom tetras and have never had aggressive behavior as long as you have six or more. Serpa tetras on the other hand do tend to be a little nippy.
  6. While trying to produce your own eggs wouldn’t be cost affective, I would think that a large wholesaler good find the sweet spot where this might be doable.
  7. I have not personally kept them, but from I have read they require the same care as your standard otocinclus. Make sure you have a well established tank because the trick to keeping otocinclus is getting them to eat. I have had good success with community rapashi.
  8. If you still can’t find them, open up your canister filter, you might be surprised. They can often survive and thrive inside a canister filter. I have found many shrimp alive and happy when servicing my canister and I simply collect them and put them back in the tank. I have since stopped using canister filters for a variety of reasons, but many a time when I bothered to clean them I would find a number of live shrimp.
  9. I spary paint the bottom and the back of the tank with black krylon paint. This eliminates the reflection.
  10. Just remember that the aquarium coop method is a preventative method, if you believe your fish actually has a specific disease then pick the appropriate medication and follow the manufactures directions. If on the other hand you are using the Co op quarantine (preventative treatment), don’t go by the manufactures directions, follow Cory’s step by step instructions shown in his videos.
  11. I have a good luck with “The wet spots” located in Oregon, they have a large selection of fish and reasonable shipping. Also if you are ever in Oregon check out the retail store. My wife and checked it on on our way back home to California after visiting a friend. Also Cory has a video of his visit to the shop.
  12. You can also use plastic mesh which you can find on Amazon or your local craft store.
  13. I recently spawned a batch of Cherry barbs and now have about 30+ in my 29 gallon with about 15 ember tetras , tons of Crystal red shrimp and about half a dozen dwarf corries (hastatus). Everyone gets along great and often school together. The tank is heavily plant particular with suswarsertang which the shrimp love.
  14. I will add my 2 cents. It looks like it could be a juvenile candy cane tetra/rosy tetra.( Hyphessobrycon Rosaceus) or Hyphessobrycon Spc.
  15. I keep amanos with both Crystal bee shrimps and cherry shrimp with no problems
  16. I use AquaPlanner it has a lot of nice features. I think I brought the paid version to eliminate adds and or unlock all features, but it has been awhile so I don’t remember. I use it on my I pad. I set up multiple aquariums with stocking, water parameters, notes etc. Also you can pictures of your stock etc.
  17. No live stream today? 7/25/2021
  18. I often use The wet spot, and have had good luck with them.
  19. I have a 125 gal heavily planted aquarium with about six ottos in it. The tank contains numerous different schools of tetras along with various corries and dwarf chain loaches. All the bottom dwellers can sometimes disappear for a day or so, but always turn up again. My lights don’t come on till 2 pm and turn off at 10 pm. Ambient room light usually allows me more opportunities to view my light sensitive inhabitants. I do see them with the lights on, but not as often. I have my lights on at about 50% intensity (which is still more than adequate for my plants.) I think most of us have far more light than most fish are use to. If possible lowering light intensity may allow you to view your ottos more.
  20. I think I recall Cory mentioning this at some point, that there would be a schedule of aquarium events so that members could see what events are upcoming. Events such as Aqua shella, Live-bears association etc. Does anyone have a list and am I remembering correctly about what Cory said. I have never gone to an event before and would love to. I know Cory & Zenzo have an event calendar specific for members ,but I referring to world wide events.
  21. Hi everyone I have been in the hobby for a long time, and during that time I have never quarantine new fish. I know, you would think I would no better, but I always thought the meds would do more harm then good especially if I was going to breed them. I have had only two instances of a major outbreak in over 30 years. One I was able to get through with a lot of hard work and worry with only two casualties in a well stocked 125 gallon aquarium with various schools of Tetras and Corries. The second instances years later caught me off guard and cost me nearly the entire tank. Needless to say, I have changed my opinion on quarantine. Having said that and having rebuilt my dream aquarium back to its original glory and now having had it up and running for more than 5 years , I will always be quarantining any new fish. Now that I have seen the error of my ways, I want to know how long to quarantine if I use the Aquarium Co op, method of preventative treatment. I have listened to and watched the various videos, so I get the 3 med one week treatment, but after that initial week how much longer do most of you quarantine your new arrivals. I was thinking another 2 weeks after the first. I was also wondering should I start water changing out the meds with 30% weekly for the following 2 weeks, before placing the new arrivals in to my display tanks.
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