Recent content by Robjoco

  1. Zebra Nerite Doing Poorly

    A couple of days ago, I caught a jerkface ghost shrimp chewing on the soft body of my beloved zebra nerite, Chip! He had been fairly inactive for over a week prior, so he may be ill and/or old. I can’t imagine why Chip didn’t snap shut. He seems to still be alive so far, and in qt. I really hope...
  2. Lfs Guy Overreacting To Water Hardness?

    Thanks everyone!
  3. Lfs Guy Overreacting To Water Hardness?

    My kh is 8, gh is 10. My lfs guy got all weird about it and said I need to get the kh down to 3-4. What do y’all think? pH: 7.6 amm:0 nitrite:0 nitrate: 5 temp: 74
  4. Water Chemistry Frustration(+ Box Store Rant)

    That’s really good info! Thank you!
  5. Water Chemistry Frustration(+ Box Store Rant)

    Well, after yesterday’s water change, today everything seems to be back to normal! Thanks everyone!
  6. Are Apple Snails A Risk To Humans With "rat Lungworm"?

    I know it’s illegal to own or sell in California and Texas, but I can’t speak for the rest of the states.
  7. Mystery Snail Tank Size

    I wonder why the snail wouldn’t close up if being pestered. Good luck!
  8. Are Apple Snails A Risk To Humans With "rat Lungworm"?

    The rat lungworm parasite is associated with Pomacea canaliculata (the giant apple snail), not Pomacea diffusa (spike-topped apple snail). I don’t know where you live, Shaun, but in the United States, only P. diffusa is legal, so I’m not worried.
  9. Water Chemistry Frustration(+ Box Store Rant)

    I agree. Maybe he was hoping I’d buy whichever kit they use. It was a fish-in cycle. Will do, thank you! Oh and fish bagger, hahaha, perfect title! Thanks everyone!
  10. Water Chemistry Frustration(+ Box Store Rant)

    The 12 ghost shrimp died over the span of a couple of days. I’ve had two 50% water changes since then, 6 days apart. I won’t be buying any more of those! I do have the api master kit. Sorry if that was unclear. I apologize, but I’m overlooking the difference between the two options. I started...
  11. Water Chemistry Frustration(+ Box Store Rant)

    Something is up with my 55 gallon. It’s been fully cycled for about 6 weeks, and I’ve been stocking it slowly (well, my version of slowly). Everything was going well until I added ghost shrimp. The lfs suggested 50 (!), I went with 20, and after a few days, only 8 remain. I tried to pull each dead one...
  12. I Made A Huge Mistake..

    I’m sorry to hear that. I know it’s hard. I really don’t think you should blame yourself. As a labyrinth fish, bettas can withstand a bit more in water chemistry anomalies than many other hobby fish, and I don’t at all think the tap-water sponge rinse killed him. I think the fact that you’re...
  13. Fish Stats To One Side Of 55 gallon Tank

    I would think that the cories, molly, and guppy might be more active and utilize the whole tank if they were in schools. But I’m no expert.
  14. Dioaquatics 10 gallon Betta Tank

    Same! This is on my someday list for sure!
  15. I Made A Huge Mistake..

    Any update on your betta, Amber?




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