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  1. Question Help with fry problem

    Okay I have 6 Red Zebra Cichlids that are about 3 weeks old maybe 4. I recently had 7 Kenyi fry that are only about 3 days old. I had the zebras in a 20 gallon long tank and the Kenyi in a 5 gallon with a sponge filter, bubble curtain for good water movement as well as lots of oxygen. I used...
  2. Im telling ya I am at a loss

    Me and my wife have tried to catch 2 mommas with their mouths full of eggs. I have taken out rocks, driftwood you name it. I did a 75% water change last night and even with the water that low we chased those 2 moms around and around and around for I do not know how long.... I am not sure what...
  3. Important Problem with return - Kensfish

    Well, it wasn't but just a little over 2 weeks ago I was boasting my approval of Kensfish.com. Granted this has nothing to do with the quality of his foods. However, the problem is I ordered 2 Hydor pumps from him 1500 gph. I got them and tried them... extremely too loud.. sounds as if the...
  4. Question Should I worry?

    I have one of my 20 gallon breeding tanks with a divider in it. I have 2 red zebra Cichlids about 1 inch in size on one side and 7 yellow lab cichlids less than a half inch in size on the other side. These dividers I have do not completely seal off on the sides leaving just a tiny gap. Well...
  5. Important R.I.P. Melissa :-(

    I noticed that my oldest Blood Parrot did not look too good yesterday. She had swelling in her face and around her left eye. She had always been healthy and my favorite Blood Parrot. I placed her in a hospital tank last night for a good salt bath as well as treated for fungus. This morning I...
  6. Question Anyone subscribe to an aquarium magazine?

    I was interested in getting a script with a good magazine relating to the hobby. There are quite a few out there to choose from. Any of you guys receive magazines that you would recommend?
  7. Important Expecting Kenyi Momma Discovered This Morning

    I have another expecting momma fish. I have a Kenyi that looks like she is holding 25 babies in her mouth she looks so full. I am running out of real-estate. I have 2 - 1 inch red zebras from my first fry, 12 yellow labs from my second fry and now the Kenyi. I also discovered one of my...
  8. Question Thebettabar or Breeders

    I have looked through the archives and I can not find the answer to this question. My baby yellow labs are kicking and screaming like babies do but my question is how long does the egg stay attached to their little bodies??? They are wagging their little tails and trying to move around but...
  9. Question What powerheads/Circulation pumps do you love?

    I have decided to get my wave maker going and I need 2 powerheads. I have not purchased a power head in some time so I am not sure which is the best out there right now. I think I want more of a circulation pump and I am looking at the Sicce pumps, Hydor, Fluval Sea and possibly the aqua clear...
  10. Help 2 Yellow Labs Holding

    I was watching my fish up close this afternoon and discovered 2 of my yellow labs are holding. I have never caught them like this in time to do something. Hence why I am here asking what do I do? Do I wait a while and monitor them or do I need to get them out and place them in nursery tanks...
  11. 20 Gallon Longs

    Good morning peeps, Does anyone know of a good source/online site to get tanks from? I am finding it hard to get just 2 20 gallon long tanks. I have not checked with my 2 LFS's yet but I have looked at a few other places just for 2 bare bones tanks. What I am finding is kits that include...
  12. Important Very bad experience ordering Texas Holey Rock on Ebay

    I rarely ever throw anyone under the bus so if I do its bad. I will not do it here in public but if you are in the market on ebay for Texas Holey Rock please PM me anytime so I can avoid you a headache. As we all know this rock is very expensive and when paying this kind of money we want...
  13. KensFish

    I just submitted my first order with Kensfish.com. I have heard over and over again how great his food is. I am a strict New Life Spectrum diet besides the occasional frozen bloodworms. I do like his site and ease of moving around it. Also, he has a ton of different foods for different needs...
  14. Question Strange question but I must ask....

    Is there such thing as a check valve for 1/2" vinyl tubing?
  15. Question Who has the largest tank in their home?

    I have often wondered this but have never asked nor do I see it in the archives. This includes every member of fishlore. Who has the largest tank in their home?? I have a 280 and I have seen some people with around the same size as me but is there even bigger tanks among the members??
  16. Important My 280 gallon cichlid tank

    Hey guys I did my first video of my 280 and uploaded it to youtube so go take a look and let me know what you think. This link should get you there but if not please let me know. Thanks,
  17. Blood Parrot Vanished - Very Odd

    Interesting story.... I have 3 Blood Parrots in my 280 and have had them for some time now. There are 2 bigger ones .. maybe 6-7 inches long by 4-5 inches tall. The third is a tad smaller than these guys but not a huge difference. He has vanished without a trace... granted with this big of a...
  18. Help LARGE tank owners please read

    I am trying to come up with a good system to do water changes on my 280 gallon tank. I would like to hear from large tank owners on this topic. Large meaning at least 150 gallons plus. Water changes use to be a piece of cake with a python however the python needs modified to include a option...
  19. How to make live rock safe for freshwater

    Hey everyone. I was in the saltwater hobby about 8 months ago and decided that freshwater was a better fit for me. I have about 60 pounds of live rock that I want to use in my freshwater 280. The rock has sat in 5 gallon buckets in my garage for months so its really not live any more...
  20. Question Live plant help

    I have kept fish for many many many years (too long to mention because it makes me feel old) However, I recently purchased a huge lot from ebay of assorted plants and they are very nice plants. The worry is - I want to keep them alive and thriving. I picked up some fertilizer and some rich...




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