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  1. Zachary

    High ammonia=BB die-off?

    Hello everyone, I know I haven't been very active these past few weeks, as I've been out of town, but I'm at my girlfriend's apartment now, and I'm having quite a few problems with her 30g. Here's the backstory- My girlfriend is in college, and I just drove her back to her college apartment...
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    Betta brownorum young!

    Well guys, I've got some exciting news (well exciting for me, at least) and figured it was the perfect opportunity to share some pictures. So anyway, I've been keeping my first successful Betta brownorum spawn in my grow-out tank for close to two months now, and I've gotten into the habit of...
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    Thread Algae on Moss

    Hello everyone, Yesterday, I purchased what looks to be christmas moss, but when I got home, I realized that it was covered in thread algae. This particular thread algae is pretty thick and firmly attached to the moss, so it really isn't something I could get rid of by using the toothbrush...
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    I think I may have too many fish books...

    What do you guys think? Is this too many? lol image Anyone else have a good collection? What are your favorite books?
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    Mouth/Gill Fungus on Betta brownorum

    Hey guys, I was checking up on my male Betta brownorum today in hopes of seeing some new babies, however what I found instead was fungus growing out of his gill I'm fairly certain that this isn't columnaris, but instead is a fungal infection brought on by holding infertile eggs (this...
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    Osmocote Plus

    I just got some Osmocote Plus capsules in the mail today, but before I add them to my tank, I've got a few questions for those of you who've used them before: What would be a good dosage for a 10 gallon with shrimp/snails? Have they impacted you livestock/water parameters negatively in any...
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    Suggestions for my new aquascape?

    Hello everyone, Today I decided to buy a couple plants and rescape my 10 gallon a little bit. Here's what it looks like now-image I know the rear-left corner is bare right now, and the java moss desperately needs to be trimmed, but here's my idea for the tank- image Blue is a wall of java fern...
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    RCS and wild bettas

    What is everyone's thoughts on keeping RCS and wild bettas together? Is it a recipe for disaster? The betta in question is Betta brownorum, which is a much smaller species. My breeding male is barely past the 1.25 inch mark. Now my adult pair isn't in the same tank as the RCS, however their fry...
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    resistant ich?

    Hello all, I've had a pretty severe case of ich for about a week and a half now, with no sign of improvement. I started out using all natural Kordon Ich Attack (I had assassin snails in the tank) and gradually raising the temperature to 85 degrees, but the ich got exponentially worse and ended...




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