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  1. MissRuthless

    Want To Buy Live Food Cultures And/or Shrimp

    i need to expand the menu for my new Dario dario babies. Looking to purchase: Microworms Copepods Daphnia/moina Adult brine shrimp (if it would be possible to ship them) Decent quality brine shrimp eggs that have been properly stored California blackworms Grindal worms (don’t know what these...
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    Help Can’t Catch The Brine Shrimp!!

    Hey y’all! So I went to the LFS a couple weeks ago - just for food for my lizard I swear - and made the mistake of looking at the fish... and I accidentally walked out with six tiny scarlet badis. I couldn’t help it, I’ve been after them for years and never have seen them in a store before...
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    Shrimplet In A Mason Jar!

    So I'm still working on restarting my cherry shrimp colony after a massive die off, and I somehow managed to purchase ten female shrimp and zero males. Last night I went to the LFS in search of males and ended up buying the only five shrimp they had - three females and two males - except that...
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    What Just Happened To My Shrimp?!

    So I've recently brought home a new batch of cherries and all's been well so far. Yesterday I noticed a female carrying eggs, and the fish were harassing her to the point of actually trying to pick the eggs off her tail so I put her in my biggest breeder net with a bunch of plants and a piece of...
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    Did I Drive This Lone Ember Tetra Insane?

    Hey y'all - it's been quite awhile since I've been here and a lot has happened with my tanks (going to update profile after posting this but it's not accurate right now) so a little background on this sad little fish: I found the embers at a LPS around two years ago. There were only eight and I...
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    Sore/lesion On My New Betta, Or... Nothing At All??

    So as I posted the other day, I did a bad thing and brought home another betta cup rescue. I have noticed this light spot at the base of his tail right where it splits in two since he was in the cup, and assumed it to be part of his coloring. After a few days he's been out and about more and...
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    I Really Didn't Mean To...

    ...I really only went to buy crickets and wax worms for my beardie... ...but I fell in love with another betta. I recently set up and fishless-cycled a standard 5.5g tank, for no real reason other than that I had a small, super high powered light that didn't fit any of my tanks, and I wanted...
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    Sparkling Gourami Breeding Help

    So my sparkler pair was spawning for the second time tonight (first batch was eaten by the ember tetras - I thought they weren't a risk but those fry were tiny!) and all seemed well at first... I left the room and when I came back the timer had shut their light off, so I turned it back on and...
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    Unexpected Bubble Nest, Help?

    Ok my fishy friends, I'm panicking again!! Well, not quite yet, but I'm on my way. So I recently acquired an eclipse 12 system, set it up, seeded with old floss from another filter, planted densely, and added my four remaining ember tetras, five amanos and one cherry shrimp once the tank was...
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    Old School Heaters!

    I'm looking for the old style heaters, the glass tube that vise-grips onto the edge of the tank, with the knob on top and all the coils and circuitry visible inside the tube. I don't believe these are made anymore, but I have a few by penn-plax that have been going strong since the early 90s -...
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    What Do You Think Of This "fish Wheelchair"?

    Hey guys. Saw this article in the news today and at first glance it seemed cute - but then my aquarist brain started thinking... isn't strofoam not the best thing to put in your tank? Will wrapping a fish's body in airline tubing have a negative effect on the slime coat? Is this person really...
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    Lone baby tiger barb in my UGF?!

    So I have a 55g tank, not the one listed in my profile, that was previously stocked with a bunch of cichlids, a mean gourami and a school of tiger barbs... Yes I know. All those fish have been sold and the only fish in there now are one angel and a breeding pair of kribs. The tiger barbs have...
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    Is this a baby ramshorn snail?

    Let me start by saying this is the second time lately that a strange snail popped up out of nowhere in my tanks. Found this guy in my shrimp tank which does have pond snails, but I don't know what happens to them because I only ever see tiny babies. I think the fish or maybe the platy fry that...
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    Quick advice on assassin snail!!

    Ok, I'll start this by saying I realize I made a very bad decision. I didn't know the assassins NEED other snails to eat until recently when I started to research on them after seeing some shell deterioration. There's a pond in my town that is infested with mystery snails from aquarium dumping...
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    Missing amano shrimp?!

    I have four amanos that I just moved from my shrimp tank because I was worried about them outcompeting my cherries for food. I put them in my 29g which has neon tetras, black neons, glowlights, embers, a sparkling gourami and a glass catfish (he's a temporary resident - I put him there...
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    Wounded pictus, help!!

    So I've had four small-ish pictus cats living together since April in a 55g. There have never been aggression issues between them. They all have their own caves, eat well and are happy and healthy. Last night I noticed the biggest one was acting a little strange, staying hidden in one place or...
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    Crushed coral

    I need a small amount (maybe a cup or so) of crushed coral to raise the kh/ph in my 29g tank. I can't find any in my area and would prefer not to have to purchase and ship a large amount when I only need a little. Wondering if anyone out there who has PayPal might be able to throw some in a box...
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    Filter clogging up while seeding new media?

    So my 29g tank has a whisper 40 power filter and I have managed to never have to replace the bio bag, by just swishing it in a bucket holding it by the frame. Well last time I cleaned I noticed that most of the water was still coming out around the intake tube, so I took the bio bag out and...
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    Malaysian driftwood, low ph and water changes..

    So I put a large piece of Malaysian driftwood in my tank maybe 3 months ago. The ph of my tap and all my tanks is 7.2-7.4. The oh of the tank with driftwood has stayed there this whole time, up until about two weeks ago when it tested at 6.4. I held off on a water change and just topped it off...
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    Not all heaters are created equal??

    Well obviously. But this is the issue I'm having. In my 10g qt tank I've been running a 200w tetra heater. It's adjustable, supposedly, but as I'm now treating for ich I cranked it up all the way, and it wouldn't get the temp up past 78 even after an entire day. So I switched it out with the...




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