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  1. Sean P Rooney

    Large White Lump On Fry

    I also have no idea how a parasite would have infected my fry because no other fish come into contact with thi em and I bred them myself
  2. Sean P Rooney

    Large White Lump On Fry

    Isn't ich more like spots instead of lumps? I'd say the fish is around half an inch
  3. Sean P Rooney

    Large White Lump On Fry

    One of my celestial pearl danio fry has a large white lump on its side and a slightly smaller lump on the opposite side. I am unsure what this is, I have quarantined the fish because I don't want it to infect my other fry. It doesn't look like ich to me. If anyone knows what this is and how to...
  4. Sean P Rooney

    Celestial Pearl Danios.

    You could get another very small shoaling fish like chili rasboras or ember tetras or something to that effect
  5. Sean P Rooney

    Celestial Pearl Danios.

    Celestial pearl danios are the fish I have the most experience with. I'd get more than 5, probably a group of 8 or 9 at least. Also, the more plants the better. Just like with any fish, the more places to hide that you give them, paradoxically the more they will come out bc they feel more...
  6. Sean P Rooney

    Breeding Celestial Pearl Danios...again!

    After I was very successful last time (only 9 fry but 100% survival rate), I've decided to breed my celestial pearl danios again, this time bugger and better. I've set up my 2.5 gallon again with a smaller heater this time to take up less space and so it doesn't overheat the water. I've also...
  7. Sean P Rooney

    Help With Lighting

    Ok I've thought about it some more and I think I might just go with a planted + 24/7 because I found one for $60. Do you think it would be worth it?
  8. Sean P Rooney

    Help With Lighting

    Need to light a 22" wide by 22" long by 24" tall tank. Will be growing low light plants. I need some help as there isn't much I can find about lighting for this size tank. It's a 44 gallon marineland Pentagon tank. I don't want to spend more than $50 on a light, preferably closer to $30. Any...
  9. Sean P Rooney

    Celestial Pearl Danio Fry Update

    I love talking about my fry, so I figured I'd do a one month update (they're about one month old, idk exact dates). All 9 of them are still alive and doing well! Hard to get a good picture, but I tried
  10. Sean P Rooney

    Update On Fry Tank

    So a few months ago I successfully bred celestial pearl danios and had around 14 fry in a 2.5 gallon. They did well for a couple of weeks, but it was my first time trying to raise fry and I didn't really know what I was doing, so the fry didn't make it I felt really guilty and didn't want to try...
  11. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    Also, I might use my 16" full spectrum aquaneat light that I have on my 10 gallon as a supplement to whatever light I end up getting. It's just a bit too strong for my 10 gallon and ever since I replaced the hood that has 2 15 watt incandescent bulbs with the aquaneat, I have had hair algae like...
  12. Sean P Rooney

    Question Best Fish Foods?

    Frozen brine shrimp, freeze dried or frozen bloodworms, and a high quality flake food seem to work well for me
  13. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    What kind of bulb? LED, incandescent, or flourescent? Edit: oops I just saw that you said CFL bulbs. My bad.
  14. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    What do you mean by metal shade clip?
  15. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    Here is a picture of the tank
  16. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    I've seen videos of people using these lights and they do fine with plants. Especially low light plants. I also like a warmer look on my tanks. I do not have the lights, I'm wondering which one to buy. I will likely either use floodlights or spotlights because they are affordable.
  17. Sean P Rooney

    Which Light?

    Tank is 22" wide, 22" long, 2 feet tall. Should I use a 30 watt LED floodlight or a 60 watt LED floodlight? It would have plants like anubias, java fern, dwarf lily, bacopa, java moss, etc. Color temp is 6000K for both.
  18. Sean P Rooney

    Population Control

    Ok great! Do you think they would do well with a betta? I'm probably gonna use my 10 gallon to raise the cpd fry and immediately start stocking the Pentagon tank after it's cycled. She's a female betta and when I had red cherry shrimp she didnt attack them so she's peaceful for a betta. Do you...
  19. Sean P Rooney

    Population Control

    I've been looking into it and it seems like all male is probably the best route to take. Does keeping them this way have any negative impact on the fish?
  20. Sean P Rooney

    Population Control

    So I recently cleaned out the 44 gallon marine land Pentagon tank that I garbage picked and I'm gonna patch up the seals soon. When I get it set up, I'm going to use it to raise celestial pearl danio fry, but after that I can stock it with basically anything. Because the tank is so tall and...
  21. Sean P Rooney

    What Is This Called?

    I mean like in an aquarium. Like people have biotope aquariums but that's only when the fish AND plants are from the same area so I don't know what to call it
  22. Sean P Rooney

    What Is This Called?

    Anyone know the name of a biotope except the plants are not from the same area? Like the fish are all native to the same continent but the plants come from different continents. This has been driving me crazy all day. Is there even a word for it?
  23. Sean P Rooney

    Centerpiece Fish For 40 Gallon

    I think I'll just deal with it because other than that I really like them, and I'll be able to keep bigger shoals of the other fidh
  24. Sean P Rooney

    Centerpiece Fish For 40 Gallon

    I think I will probably go with apistogramma or Bolivian rams, as I kind of like the idea of a South American biotope
  25. Sean P Rooney

    Centerpiece Fish For 40 Gallon

    I like the swordtail idea! They can be kept alone right? Or will it be stressed out
  26. Sean P Rooney

    Centerpiece Fish For 40 Gallon

    So I've had some experience with my 10 gallon under my belt and I MAY be able to upgrade to a 40 gallon, I'm not sure yet. My question is, what is a peaceful, colorful fish that gets to 4.5-6 inches that can either be kept by itself or as a pair? The fish that I would 100% stock is a bristlenose...
  27. Sean P Rooney

    Female Or Juvenile Male

    So my LFS said it was a female but it's only 1.5 inches, and I looked up some pictures of juvenile male bettas and now I'm not sure. There aren't two separate sections for male and female bettas at my LFS, the containers they are in are on the same shelf. Here are a couple pictures. He/she never...
  28. Sean P Rooney

    What Kind Of Betta Is This?

    I thought she was flaring in the first picture
  29. Sean P Rooney

    What Kind Of Betta Is This?

    Ok FINALLY she let me get some half decent pictures.
  30. Sean P Rooney

    What Kind Of Betta Is This?

    Here's some better pictures but she either hides or doesn't sit still so this is what I've got
  31. Sean P Rooney

    What Kind Of Betta Is This?

    Just got her yesterday so haven't named her. Kind of fitting that she's a half moon bc her coloration is whitish with hints of blue so she reminds me of the moon. I was thinking maybe a moon related name. Luna maybe? I'm not sure yet she is also very small so I think she is still pretty young...
  32. Sean P Rooney

    What Kind Of Betta Is This?

    I purchased a female betta from my LFS yesterday. There was no label that identified what kind (breed?) Of betta it was. I look up some pictures and I think she might be a halfmoon betta but I'm not sure. I haven't been able to get a good picture of her yet but I'll attach what I have
  33. Sean P Rooney

    Is This Normal?

    Update: after I dimmed the lights she became more comfortable almost immediately! Thank you for the advice!
  34. Sean P Rooney

    Is This Normal?

    Yes I did acclimate her, I haven't been watching the tank very closely so I am not sure if she has come up for air. I did feed the tank recently and she was eating. I will try the suggestion for the lights.
  35. Sean P Rooney

    Is This Normal?

    I was at my LFS to pick up a new heater, and I fell in love with a small female betta. She was very active in the store, but now seems more lethargic and sits at the bottom of the tank. I did just get her today so I'm not too worried because I think she might just be adjusting, but if this is...
  36. Sean P Rooney

    Success Breeding Celestial Pearl Danios!!!

    I'm using first bites and hard boiled egg yolk
  37. Sean P Rooney

    Success Breeding Celestial Pearl Danios!!!

    My attempt at breeding celestial pearl danios was a HUGE success! I thought I only had 8 eggs, and yesterday I had 4 swimming fry and I could spot a few that were still in the "wriggler" stage, but today I woke up to see 14-20 fry swimming around! Now the challenge will be keeping them alive. (I...
  38. Sean P Rooney

    Cpd Breeding Setup: Will This Work?

    I managed to save some eggs once but they hadn't been fertilized so that failed but I got some more this morning and those eggs look a lot bigger and clearer so far so I'll have to see if they hatch
  39. Sean P Rooney

    Very Easy Plants

    I think plants prefer colder water with little water flow, but they do just fine in warmer water, so temperature shouldn't be a problem. If you're looking for fish, I've heard zebra danios are pretty forgiving when it comes to mistakes, and you could keep a group of 6 of them in a 10 gallon
  40. Sean P Rooney

    Fish For Warm And Hard Water.

    MAYBE guppies but I'm not really sure. I know goldfish can handle pretty cold water and pretty hot water so maybe a goldfish, but I don't have experience with them so i don't know if a 30 gallon would be big enough for a goldfish
  41. Sean P Rooney

    What To Feed Fry

    Thanks. I have frozen baby brine, but yeah what I read said that's too big for them when they are newly hatched. Thanks for the reply I feel a lot more comfortable now
  42. Sean P Rooney

    What To Feed Fry

    This is the current setup
  43. Sean P Rooney

    What To Feed Fry

    So I just found eggs from the celestial pearl danios that I've been trying to breed (yay!) I have 6-8 eggs and they're in a 2.5 gallon tank with hornwart, java moss, a heater, a sponge filter, and a cheap LED reading lamp that I got for $6. What should I feed them when they hatch? I have a...
  44. Sean P Rooney

    Cpd Breeding Setup: Will This Work?

    As I'm sure many of you know, celestial pearl danios are hard to come by. I'm understocked (only 3). I'm trying to breed my own, and I'm wondering if this setup is good. I have one Male and one female in there and it's a 2.5 gallon tank.
  45. Sean P Rooney

    Cherry Shrimp Chilling On Java Fern

    Thanks! Yeah my shrimp thrive but my celestial pearl danios need more buddies because I only have 3 in there right now, and none of my LFSs ever have them in stock
  46. Sean P Rooney

    Stocking For Pentagon Tank

    Hello and thanks for the reply! The person who threw out the tank also threw out the stand so I'm good on that front Haha. I think I'll see what some others say about the angels as well as considering what you said about them. I'll also have a few months to think about it too bc I have a lot...
  47. Sean P Rooney

    Stocking For Pentagon Tank

    Hi! So today I garbage picked a 44 gallon marineland Pentagon shaped tank. It seems to be in good condition except that it is dirty (I will clean it properly and test to make sure it holds water before I do anything with it). It is 2 feet tall, 22 inches long, 22 inches wide. So what could I...




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