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    new cory mom, eating question

    pH 7.3, temp 78F, 0 ammonia/nitrates/nitrites
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    new cory mom, eating question

    No temp difference, and yes, acclimated.
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    new cory mom, eating question

    I've got 3 peppered cories (with a female betta, and they're getting along fine), who are sporadically active, and like to rest in weird ways, but that doesn't concern me (I've seen other posts by pepper parents that make this part seem normal). My main question/concern is how often they'll eat...
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    *sigh of relief*

    ...and yet, we love the little drama queens.
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    Why do I even go in there...? (PetCo)

    The stores in my area rate, from highest to lowest: Petsmart (where I decided to purchase from) > PetCo > Pet Quarters > Walmart The Petsmart had the advantage of better prices (on equipment, not necessarily fish), cleaner setups, healthier-looking betta girls, and employees with a clue. That...
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    *sigh of relief*

    You all should know this feeling. I never feel quite right (i.e. stressed, obsessively nervous) until I see my new babies eat, and taste-testing daphnia doesn't count. My new little girl just ate a few pellets, and I feel so much better. Also, that's all it took for her to equate me with food. I...
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    Feeding a Piggie

    There is another option, if you want to "indulge" your piggie-fish without the risk of bloating and constipation. Daphnia as a snack. It floats and has to be chased down, and it doesn't constipate...quite the opposite, it keeps things moving properly.
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    My Petco complaint

    Wow...you've certainly got grounds for a lawsuit there, and so do many others. As for the response from Petco - keep that response, even print it out and save a copy, and send or bring it to that and every other Petco in your area. If they don't change, report it to all of your local news...
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    Taking over care of large community tank.

    Again, it's not MY tank, so I don't have that much of a say in what goes in there. The woman who runs it wanted the chinese algae eaters because she doesn't like plecos, and they've been in there for a while, so returning them wouldn't really work. I can, however, explain that they'll do that...
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    Taking over care of large community tank.

    It counts towards the animal husbandry volunteer experience I need for one class. Of course, if I'd known that SOONER, I'd have my volunteer hours done already! A 55-gallon tank that's been ignored for many months takes a LOT of time to clean up and get back on schedule! At least all the...
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    Taking over care of large community tank.

    ...the "what to add" is part of my question. I know the platy and the suspected tetra both need companions, but other than that, I have no idea what would work and look good. This isn't MY tank, so I only have so much input. As for the vacuuming today...eww! The water I took out was all sludgy...
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    Taking over care of large community tank.

    Kate, I haven't measured the tank to figure out the exact size, but it's big...about 1 foot deep, 1 1/2 feet tall, and almost 4 feet long. I'm using the last bit of the flake food they've got and I've got my daphnia and bloodworms which I can use. I've looked up the bios on the fish, and they...
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    Taking over care of large community tank.

    All those views, only one reply... *sigh*
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    Just Bought New Fish

    Per the freshwater fish species guides: Common Names : Chinese Algae Eater Size : Up to 11 inches (28 cm) Temperament / Behavior : As a juvenile it should be ok in a community tank but as it matures it can become a pest and should be removed from community tanks. It's probably best not to get...
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    Good News, Bad News

    Good news: I'm taking care of fish again. Bad news: They're not mine and they're not bettas.
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