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    How Do I Actually -- How I Do - -My water changes

    Nah, you're good- everyone I know including me uses those orange home depot buckets. I've never heard of fish suffering adverse effects.
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    Question Should i euthenize my fish that has a curved spine

    I have a cherry barb called Hunchback Red. He has a curve in his spine and he's still alive and well. If your fish is showing no other signs of illness like tuberculosis and doesn't have trouble swimming, I don't think you should euthanize.
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    @Truckjohn It could've been a salamander larvae! They look very similar to axolotls. @supersix9080 Lucky! My mel just tries to bite my finger, lol @Foxxway Unfortunately I don't ship my axolotls; some people do but I find it's too risky and I haven't had good experiences. Especially larvae...
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    10/16/2019 The eggs all hatched on Sunday and Monday! Axolotl larvae are born legless; they grow them after a couple of weeks, first the front set and then the back set. As a result they just kind of look like long rice grains with tiny axolotl heads right now. They're around 10-12 mm...
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    @Kjeldsen It's a shame that they're banned in California! I live in the Chicago area so temps generally remain low except for 3 months in the summer; during those three months, I use a mesh lid + a strip of fans to keep the tank at 70f.
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    @Foxxway Axolotls usually lay hundreds of eggs at a time, so people sell their extras. I scout Facebook for breeders who have eggs and they ship them to me. I sell the larvae once they're around 3-4", but sometimes I keep my favorites. Mine personally haven't bred yet- I find it's easier to buy...
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    10/12/2019 More pigment, eyes and gills now visible! Some of them appear to have clear eyes- if my suspicions are correct, that means that male leucistic parent was actually heterozygous for albino. As a result, half of the babies will be albino, a quarter of them leucistic, and a quarter of...
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    Axolotl Raising Log

    Hello! I'm raising some axolotl eggs and I thought you lovely folks might be interested in watching them grow while learning more about the species :) (Mods, I didn't know where exactly to put this thread, so please move it if this isn't the right spot! ... 10/09/2019 These eggs were layed 11...
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    Talking To Non Fish People....

    ^ I saw this floating around on the internet and had a chuckle... I'm sure every fishkeeper with a big tank has googled this to make sure their floor won't cave in
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    Funny How Many Gallons For An Orca?

    352,670,000,000,000,000,000 sounds like a good number!
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    Basic Fish Training

    Perhaps not advanced, but I taught a platy fry to follow a stick- whenever I fed him, I would put a bamboo skewer in the midst of the sprinkled food. I guess he associated the skewer with food, so he would follow it as I moved it around!
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    Hello! Ime, axolotls past 4" are easy to care for as long as the water is cold and ammonia/nitrite free. Those are the two key parameters for making sure they are healthy and happy. Make sure to either baffle the filter or get a sponge filter. All of the common axolotl illnesses are caused by...
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    Help I'm So Sad. My Fish Have Camallanus Worms

    Hey! I've dealt with camallanus worms before. Everything about snails seemed on the fence, so I took my nerite out. Good news, though- the levamisole worked! Three fish died out of 12 before I figured it out, but most of them pulled through. Good luck!
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    Mollie Maternity

    Generally, the recommended ratio for livebearers is 1 male to 2 or 3 females. That means you'd have to buy 5 females- how big is your tank? I don't know if having 7 mollies would overstock it.
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    Mollie Maternity

    Yep! Most likely, if you got them from a store, they are already pregnant/storing sperm.
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    Mollie Maternity

    Male mollies will have a pointed gonopodium while the females have a rounded fin in its place. If a female is pregnant it will have a box shaped belly and look bloated/fat. Hope this helps!
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    Super Bummed

    I'm going to second A201; normally healthy fish won't die from a couple of scratches. One thing that I've noticed with my fish is that when they are dying, they tend to wedge themselves into a nook. Mine almost exclusively try to shimmy underneath a piece of driftwood. Healthy fish sometimes...
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    20l Questions

    It really depends on what the temperature is inside your house. Regular evaporation won't lower the water temperature by more than a couple of degrees, so unless your house is at 70f, you'll need to combine it with fans/ice/chillers. The only benefit of a sponge filter over a hang-on-back is...
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    20l Questions

    Nope! If you don't have plants then no light is needed
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    20l Questions

    Looks good, except for the temperature problem- the fan will likely not reduce the temperature enough because of its size, unless you're willing to combine it with other chilling methods. As for the hood, I'd go with a screen top instead- evaporation is prevented by a closed hood, raising the...

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