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  1. Platyarelife

    Cichlid Is Being A Bully But Why Now?

    4? No no no, I got the 2 bumble bees, 4 Zebras and 3 Cobalts housed in a 55g. Mushu is the biggest boy. I can't tell too well how big he is in the tank but I'd say from his mouth to the tip of his tail he might be about 4 inches. I might have to take him out the next time I clean and measure him...
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    Cichlid Is Being A Bully But Why Now?

    So Mushu wants to kill Scar then become friendly with the ladies? There's a lot of ladies for him to choose from. That kind of sucks. I guess if I have to rehome him I can but dang those 2 bumble bees looked great surrounded by all the blue.
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    Want To Try Real Plants But Having Trouble Finding Them.

    So, plant are nowhere to be found where I live so this is what I did. I bought some cheap aquarium grass seeds off of Amazon. They come in a small package but go a very long ways. A tiny amount of seeds will overrun a tank though they look fabulous. I bought some Anubis from Petco. Last but...
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    Cichlid Is Being A Bully But Why Now?

    I have a Cichlid tank with 2 male bumble bees and cobalt and blue zebra. I am not 100% sure but I am pretty sure all my blues are females and my 2 bumble bees are no doubt males. I've had them for over a year now and they've been perfectly fine. Recently the dominant male, Mushu, has been over...
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    Dog Training Problems

    Let me start off by saying he's a 9-month-old beagle puppy and a good boy....most days. I mean really not a ton of issues with him, just an energetic and loveable puppy. Aside from the fact this last 2 weeks he's done over $300 worth of damage to items. The first item was a $50 power box with a...
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    Ivory Mystery Snail Acting Drunk?

    I have a heavily planted 5gallon shrimp tank with one ivory mystery snail. I've had Dumbo the snail for a few months now and only had the shrimp a few weeks. Last 3 or 4 days I noticed Dumbo acting like he's drunk. He used to sleep normally and now his sleeping upside down and sideways...
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    Dog Training Problems

    Thank you for the replies! I really hope it works... We want to train him the best we can because when we move out we plan on getting another puppy or 2 and we want him to teach them just as @KaitKat mentioned about puppies following older dogs. He's stubborn and a smart cookie, training him to...
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    Dog Training Problems

    This is my first puppy and he's no dummy. He knows to sit, lay, leave it, stay, down and he knows not to be the on furniture. Now my problem is we currently live with my boyfriend's sister who has a small dog that gets away with a lot. He can be on furniture, he knows to scratch on the door to...
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    Any Advice On Getting A Puppy To Eat It's Own Food

    So despite what you said @Guanchy I got him some really good wet dog food. It's really thick and not liquidy at all. I mixed less than a tablespoon into his food and he ate the whole thing. It didn't soften his food at all so he was still crunching away. I made sure the ingredients were...
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    Any Advice On Getting A Puppy To Eat It's Own Food

    It wouldn't be straight wet food. I'd probably add enough just to coat his food and add a new smell in there unless you still don't think that's a good idea. He's been on dry food since he could eat solids. The person that had him before we got him soaked the food and made it wet and soft until...
  11. Platyarelife

    Any Advice On Getting A Puppy To Eat It's Own Food

    Haven't tried that, doesn't sound like a bad idea. My only concern would be if he throws it up. He's done that a few times from eating things he's not used too. Could probably try to introduce it to him tiny bit at a time and see if he'll keep it down.
  12. Platyarelife

    Who Likes Or Doesn’'t Like Pitbulls

    I have to say it comes down to the owners. Any dog including GermanShepards has been known for aggression. Shoot, Standard Poodles have bad reps too. I think Pit's are great and have no issues with them.
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    Any Advice On Getting A Puppy To Eat It's Own Food

    So this puppy ( 8 month old Beagle) has been eating this food since he could eat solids. He likes it and according to the guy we got him from he ate it. We have video evidence of him eating it just fine. He moved in with us and settled in but he won't eat his darn food. He will sometimes eat a...
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    Want To Sell Shrimp For Sale

    All the shrimp arrived alive, in good time and the hornwort looks amazing! The shrimp are beautiful and loving them already! I only have one question. Some little white balls were in the bag and a few of them ended up in my tank, by chance what are they and should I attempt to suck them out...
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    Question Does Anyone Talk To Their Fish?

    Yeah, I talk to my fish all the time. They can understand me I swear!
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    Want To Buy Chili Rasbora

    They are hard to find. I am building a nano tank and it's all ready aside for fish. I'm having a hard time finding any nano fish. lol. Glad to hear they have good customer service. My only concern is if they don't ship they and they something else that I cannot accommodate I don't have room for...
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    Want To Buy Chili Rasbora

    Hmmm, I have heard more bad things about buying from them then good. Can you or anyone else confirm they are okay? I've never ordered fish online before so I wanna make sure I get them from some place or someone with a good rep, ya know? Edit : I looked them up and their sold out as well.
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    Want To Buy Chili Rasbora

    Looking to buy a school of Chili's! Any sellers? I live in Alabama if location helps for shipping or anyone local.
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    Question Activated Carbon In Planted Tank

    You guys do know you just piggy backed on this guys post right...He asked about Carbon in planted tanks....
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    Question Activated Carbon In Planted Tank

    I added it to help clear the tank and not bothering to take it out. My fish tank also smells like a lake so it's there for the smell as well. It's not a strong smell but I imagine it could be. Why bother removing it? Carbon is beneficial in it's own way. It's not hurting anything by being in...
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    Question Activated Carbon In Planted Tank

    Carbon shouldn't need constant replacement, it may not need to be changed as much as you think it does. I use pellets which last a pretty long time. In my 55g I only clean the canister filter once a month and only change the carbon once a month.
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    Question Should You Ever Just Quit?

    I haven't been in the hobby long. I can say this though...I have lost a lot of fish and wanted to quit several times because of it. I had gill flukes knock out a ton of fish along with mouth rot and something else. Turns out the fish store was bad and upon deeper inspection I found something...
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    Question Activated Carbon In Planted Tank

    I use activated carbon in both my planted tanks. The small tank thrives and they grow like nuts. The larger tank needs CO2 boosters. I can't really say if carbon affects it or not but I can tell you it's possible to keep carbon in with planted tanks.
  24. Platyarelife

    15 Gallon Tank Can I Add More Fish

    I know you asked awhile ago but maybe keep it all male since the rest are male. I know a Guppy can't breed with a Gourami but...why not stick with the trend.Also, I am not 100% sure but I think Grouami's are paring fish.( Correct me if I'm wrong someone). Normally paring fish will clear a spot...
  25. Platyarelife

    Dumbo The Ivory Mystery

    I didn't think you were being rude. I understand where you were coming from, no offence taken. I can check wal-mart. Didn't even think about checking the bird section. The wafers I have and the pellets I have aren't really high end pet food they were just something I quickly picked up one day...
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    Dumbo The Ivory Mystery

    For starters I just bought her. I've only had her around....3 days. Second being the fish stores around where I live, including petco and petsmart both lack a lot in the aquatic section, other than food, never have I seen cuttlebone (PC wants to correct it to Scuttlebutt, lol) at any store. I...
  27. Platyarelife

    Dumbo The Ivory Mystery

    I know but it'll be easier to provide that around the same time I get the fish. I am looking for foods until then,.
  28. Platyarelife

    Dumbo The Ivory Mystery

    I was more so looking at veggies but I'll keep the rest in mind.
  29. Platyarelife

    Dumbo The Ivory Mystery

    I cleaned out the tank 5g tank really really well since it had a huge algae problem from not having fish in there for so long. I plan on adding more but I won't order them for another 1-4 weeks. So I put Dumbo in but I'm not sure there's much for her to eat. I broke open some peas and put them...
  30. Platyarelife

    White Spots?! Oranda

    I'm not here to piggy back on this guys post but there's two groups on both side. The side that will swear it kills fish and the side that says it's works. I know it works because I've used it several times. I think if it's killing fish people are A... using it under the wrong conditions or B...
  31. Platyarelife

    White Spots?! Oranda

    Again no it's not. Back when I had betta I used it to help really bad cases of fin rot. Not only did it get rid of the fin rot quickly it helped their fin re-grow rather fast. When they were sitting at the bottom of the tank looking ready to die, I'd use it and it'd perk them right up.
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    White Spots?! Oranda

    As someone that has used Melafix before, several times, I can confirm it won't kill fish. The only fish it's most likely not good for are scaleless fish. It's not very strong and doesn't get rid of a lot of problems but if you have nothing else at the time it's not bad to use. It really does...
  33. Platyarelife

    Fish Bowl Idea's!

    I am still open for ideas. The bowl in the tank flopped big time, haha.
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    Fish Bowl Idea's!

    I'v decided to turn it into a fish house with plant. I put a thin layer of substrate, enough to cover the glass with some Aquarium grass seeds, which amazingly grow fast so hoping this will look good. Currently trying to build up substrate around the bowl to make it a bit more invisible (we'll...
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    Fish Bowl Idea's!

    So, I got this old glass fish bowl and no I don't want to put a fish in there! I'd rather turn it into something fun and creative. I was thinking about planting a plant in it and setting it on top of my 55g. I wanna know if you guys have any ideas as to what to do with it. Was thinking of...
  36. Platyarelife

    15 Gallon Tank Can I Add More Fish

    My post was triple posted for some reason. The actual post got deleted instead of the extra's. I don't even know what happened.... Mollies will produce way too much poop and before you know it you'll end up with ammonia spikes. The second reason being fish will get sick of each other and need...
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    15 Gallon Tank Can I Add More Fish

    As far as I've always been told the minimum tank size for Mollies is 30 gallons. They do get to be a decent size and need lots of swim room. Have you thought about Platy? They do great with Guppies.Also red flag on Nitrites, they should be at 0.
  38. Platyarelife

    Good Fish For A Nano.

    All the Betta I've ever owned had to live alone because they were too territorial. I am pretty sure it'd bully or kill the shrimp. I personally don't believe that Betta should be housed with other fish, though I know some people do it. I love Betta but not for this tank
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    Good Fish For A Nano.

    Lol, Just looked up all these fish and literally none of the 3 fish stores around here sell them. I really didn't want to have to order them but at this rate it may leave me no choice. I can't even find Endlers which is pretty sad. Those are quiet pretty!
  40. Platyarelife

    Good Fish For A Nano.

    Okay, I am build up a nice little 5g aquarium. It is going to be heavily planted. This tank is a mess since nothings been living in it for long time so I am fixing it up and making it look pretty again. I will be adding some shrimp to the tank and I am thinking maybe an Ivory Mystery snail(maybe...
  41. Platyarelife

    Snail Population Boom And Sand Cleaners

    Thank you very much for reply! Will try out the seaweed asap and really gonna look into conch. Sounds like their great!
  42. Platyarelife

    Snail Population Boom And Sand Cleaners

    Hello, got a 15g with two clowns and some turbo snails. Lately the turbos decided to populate and there's a huge explosion of snails, not much of a surprise but still annoying. We can't get any assassin's since we wanna keep the Turbos but is there any way to lure the baby snails? My experience...
  43. Platyarelife

    Look For Some Cherry Shrimp!

    I have a shrimp tank all set up and am really looking to get some cherries! I've tried petco and LFS and they apparently run out of them super fast and never have any in stock. I don't know how sensitive they are to shipping but I live in AL, if that helps.
  44. Platyarelife

    Blue Lobster Impulse Buy

    If you want. I normally do.
  45. Platyarelife

    Blue Lobster Impulse Buy

    When Crayfish molt their new shell is really soft and they are delicate. They will often hide, not eat and some times act a little funny but it's because they are being cautious. Until their new shell hardens they don't feel safe especially with fish. Generally lasts 4-7 days.
  46. Platyarelife

    Cichlid Log? Any Type Of Floating Hallow Wood?

    I've thought about that before but I can't really add anything else to the ground because of the Tangerine Lobster. It loves to dig things up and has in a way formed his own tunnels. The lobster and the fish don't mess with each other but the lobster would no doubt take over the pipes and the...
  47. Platyarelife

    Cichlid Log? Any Type Of Floating Hallow Wood?

    They all sleep in caves and under plants. I am just looking for something new to add to the tank and since they love the betta log so much seems like a good idea.
  48. Platyarelife

    Cichlid Log? Any Type Of Floating Hallow Wood?

    The biggest ones will be around 5-6in
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    Cichlid Log? Any Type Of Floating Hallow Wood?

    Since my betta died I put the betta log in my big tank and turns out my Cichlids love it and sleep in it. It's a little small though. Are there any types of floating hollow wood?
  50. Platyarelife

    My Tank Smells!

    How high is your flow and is your water level in the back level?




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