Recent content by Herkimur

  1. Tank Trouble

    Oh that would’ve been a heck of a mess. Looks like a big tank. Can’t believe a company would make an inefficient stand for this amount of water. On a side note: I like your Kookoo Clock!
  2. Help With Sick Betta (velvet And Fin Rot)

    If you live within the EU(UK) get a product called Voogle by Easy-Life. Also get liquid Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid ) to help protein/tissue regeneration.
  3. Betta And Ghost Shrimp Behaviour

    I just know that Bettas get bored quickly and love to nibble on things that move. In nature they don’t really hunt in the same way we’d think a carnivorous land animal would, but instead they get lucky by having tons of fly larvae float around in semi-stagnant, warm waters. So if it’s near...
  4. What Happens During A Power Outage ? Will Beneficial Bacteria Still Live If Hob Filter Is Off?

    Where would this type of bacteria be if by evolution it dies within hours of a “filter” shutting off. This type of beneficial bacteria can live for days especially if it’s an internal sponge type. If you have an external canister it’s best to unhook, and place the contents in a bucket with...
  5. Lobster The Plant Monster : Will This Be The End For All Tank Plants?

    I’ve had Crays before and you can kiss all your live plants good-bye
  6. Platy And Plant Flicking, Video Included, Really Need Help, Scared For Fish

    My Platies do that too. Not excessively, I catch them do it perhaps once a week and I have to watch for hours to see it. Then I've noticed they do it when poop won't fall off their bowels and they want to break it off to be 'free' and clean. At times they flick over the substrate to make debris...
  7. New Bn Pleco Owner Question

    You mentioned a snail. Just remember snails need a ph over 7 or their shells get soft and erode away. They need hard alkaline water. Plecos benefit from liquid vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to aid in the building block of proteins. It helps heal minor skin 'disorders'.
  8. Please Help My Favorite Platy Is Sick Sos

    Platies need 'cooler' tropical temperatures, between 68-76°F. They live about 2-3 years. If you turn your temperature to 76+ degrees their metabolism speeds up and it shortens their life span. Also Platies need LOTS of Minerals, water should be fairly hard. If you have that many fish using up...
  9. Listless Guppy Hanging Around Near Bottom Of Tank

    If he is still alive I'd dose his tank with Levamisole. This looks like an intestinal parasite and Levamisole will expel the parasite within 2-4 hours. Be present after dosing, sometimes it's best to use half the recommended dosage. I've had a fish with a parasite so big it got stuck at the...
  10. Listless Guppy Hanging Around Near Bottom Of Tank

    A fish that carries a parasite will distant itself from the others until the parasite infection clears. If it's internal and doesn't clear, the loner fish becomes food and the parasite moves up the food chain.
  11. Mold/musty Water

    I found that cheap fish food full of fillers stinks up my tank over time. Also, spider wood seems to reek! Mopani wood doesn't.
  12. Platy Emergency!!

    What's your ph/hardness? Platies like company, heavily planted with a soft current tanks and nibbling on diatoms. Did you deworm the fish when you got it?
  13. Water Testing

    When cycling a new tank it takes me about 3.5 weeks to finish so I don't test after day 1 until day 21. Saves product. My established tank I test maybe every 2 months, only for the plants sake. I'm understocked and overfiltered.
  14. Help! No Power

    That! We lost power already 3x this summer and I'm tired of moving water by hand all night when I should be getting sleep! I broke down and bought a generator that can keep the tank, fridge, freezer with ice, air fans and a couple gaming PC's going.
  15. Crayfish Has Both Arms Tore Off

    Your crayfish will have 2 brand new miniclaws when he completes his next molt, the better the nutrients and water hardness, the bigger the new claws. He'll be fine but completely defenseless without his weapons.




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