Search results

  1. Tayls

    Black Moor Has White Mouth

    Can't seem to find any info online about this. The other black moor doesn't have a white mouth. He has been flashing a bit here and there so obviously concerned and wondering whether to medicate. Here's the only clear pic I could get (he's very active) Parameters: Amm 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates 10...
  2. Tayls

    Fish Identification, Chocolate Oranda?

    Hi, I'm curious about the latest addition to my tank. He/she was labelled as a chocolate oranda, but I think maybe it's more like a ryukin. I'm feeding plenty of protein to help with wen growth if it is an oranda after all. I would just like to know what kind of fancy he/she is so I can tend to...
  3. Tayls

    Probably A Stupid Question About Bloodworms And Fly Infestation

    Basically I have hundreds of tiny flies (like midges or fruit flies) all around my tank and the windows in my room. Could they somehow be connected to the Tetra bloodworm sachets I have been feeding as a treat? Is there any possibility some could have survived and turned into flies? I have just...
  4. Tayls

    Temperature Question, Thermometer Wrong!

    Hi I decided to buy a new thermometer for my tank (2 adult black moor, 1 baby oranda) as I started doubting the stick on strip that came with the tank. Turns out the strip was way off - was reading 20 degrees celsius (68 farenheit) when it's actually 16 degrees (60). I'm so annoyed with myself...
  5. Tayls

    Algae Okay To Eat?

    Yesterday I added a baby blue oranda to my tank of two adult black moors. All was well, even had him/her eating Repashy super gold from my spoon like the other two. This morning however, I couldn't see 'Blue' anywhere. Finally found him/her hanging out inside my skull decoration that the other...
  6. Tayls

    Baby Black Moor With Adult Black Moor Safe?

    Hi everyone! Just wanting some advice on stocking basically. I've had one lonely adult black moor (4") in a 29 gallon tank for three months while I made sure the nitrogen cycle is mature enough to add another. The LFS I got him/her from (pretty sure it's a female) now has a new stock of black...
  7. Tayls

    Help Black Moor With Larger, Red Eyes?

    Hi I just noticed my black moor (lives alone for now in 29 gallon tank, approx 4" long) has reddish eyes that are not hooded as they used to be. I've attached before and after pics to see if anyone could help. The first one with neutral gravel is before I took him home about 2 months ago. I'm...
  8. Tayls

    Question Seachem Matrix (in Bag) In Tank Not Filter?

    Happy Holidays everyone, Firstly, I'm new to bio media so excuse the silly question. I have an eight week old cycled tank that's having mini cycles here and there with ammonia and nitrite spikes every so often. I alwys do regular water changes to help with this and have started to use prime to...
  9. Tayls

    Going Away For Two Weeks, Would Tss Help Spikes?

    Hi I've cycled my 29 gallon tank for 6 weeks now and the water parameters are perfect after a water change, but I do get rising ammonia after a couple of days (from 0 to 0.2ppm in 48 hours). I then do a 30% water change and it's back to great readings again for a couple of days. I'd be happy to...
  10. Tayls

    New 80 Gallon Aquascape **** Fake Plants: Question About Flooring

    Hi, I'm in the process of planning a tank upgrade (29 g to 80 gallon) so that my lonely black moor can have a friend. I'm going to use fake plants / trees to try and replicate a river bed style scene with artificial grass (safe for aquariums) and a 'river' of gravel running through. My question...
  11. Tayls

    Cleaning Filter For First Time Questions

    Hi, Whilst cycling my new tank I thought it best to leave the filter to mature while doing regular water changes instead. It is a 29 gallon tank with 1 black moor and it's a fully submersible filter, 1200 lf with just sponge (kind of wire wool type sponge). The water is yellow tinted recently...
  12. Tayls

    Please Help! Freaking Out Very High Nitrites Now

    Firstly, my black moor is in a 29 gallon tank by himself and acting the same as usual (swimming all levels of tank, beggin for food, saying hello, sucking up bottom etc). However, since going away for a week he was over fed and I came back yesterday to a cloudy tank with ammonia 0.3ppm and...
  13. Tayls

    Fat Black Moor And High Nitrates!

    I went away for a week and my mum kindly fed my black moor for me (1 black moor in 29 gallon). I definitely overestimated how much gel food to give daily and came back to one huuge fish! He/she is a little slower and less alert but otherwise no signs of stress. Before going away I did a 30%...
  14. Tayls

    White Furry Mould On Air Pump Tubes

    Hi, The photos aren't very clear, but basically I just noticed white fuzz on the air pump tubes and wondered whether it's something to worry about. I had this problem on one or two decorations that I took out and cleaned - can't see it anywhere else in tank, now just on the tubes. I've read it's...
  15. Tayls

    Behaviour Question, Slightly Erratic

    My black moor is in a 29 gallon tank (approx 20 degrees celsius / 68 farenheit) on his own until I upgrade to a larger tank. I've had him almost two weeks and have just started a new Repashy Supergold diet. Usually he is fairly active, foraging, swimming up the air pump flow and chasing water...
  16. Tayls

    Thanks For The Advice! Repashy Super Gold What A Difference Already!

    Just wanted to say thanks for the diet advice everyone (especially your menu @TheeLadyG !) and the suggestion of Repashy Super Gold gel food @Galathiel and Rivieraneo Wow! It's only been a couple of days since I switched from pellets and my black moor is even more spritely, active and happy...
  17. Tayls

    Worried About Ammonia And Stringy Poop!

    Me again! My new black moor has been in his new tank with new food for two days. The first day he was extra active, exploring everything, quite fast moving. Today he seems a little slower, foraging a bit less and floating at the front of the tank more staring at me a bit. I've also just noticed...
  18. Tayls

    Table Manners - Spitting Out Food And Re-eating It?

    Hello experts! I'm clearly an over protective newbie, but have been observing my new Black Moor's eating habits like a hawk. For the record he is very active, exploring all areas of tank constantly, foraging, coming to greet me at the front and eating well. However, this morning after I gave...
  19. Tayls

    Gravel Woes! Sucking Up Small Bits

    Another newbie question - my new black moor is currently checking out his new abode and seems very active and happy. However he has an unhealthy fixation on the gravel. I'm so annoyed with myself I didn't get larger substrate. The pink gravel is so small he think it's food and is sucking up...
  20. Tayls

    New Air Pump, Crazy Evaporation Levels

    Hi everyone, Another silly question but wondered if anybody had experienced the same thing. Decided I probably needed more water agitation than my filter provided by adding an All Pond Solutions air pump (180l/h) dual outlet with two little air stones. Doesn't provide that many bubbles but...




Top Bottom