Well I just caught them having sex so...that's weird but maybe babies! They are super peaceful I put a half batch of endler fry in there with them and I've seen fry swim right up to their faces no aggression!
I feel weird discovering crayfish have sex in missionary position
Embers are pretty hardy and do well in large groups. I'd start with just them and the snails. At least a dozen since they will be the most active and visible in your tank.
That is a really neat shape of tank!
Shrimp and ottos are pretty sensitive so make sure the tank is very stable first. At...
They have a surprising amount of personality! The male is totally curious about me and the female is super shy and more of an oh **** someone moved outside the tank type. And they seem remarkably peaceful so far. They just hang out near each other and haven't bothered the ember tetras roommates
I recently got a breeding pair of dwarf blue crayfish. Super cute little guys. They seem to be getting comfy in their 10 gallon. Any tips/tricks for keeping them happy and healthy and hopefully eventually breeding?
Oh that's cool I've never caught one in action. Yea those things are darn expensive and hate me. They never last more than a month for me no matter what. Dunno what I'm doing wrong they are supposed to be easy!
With the right lighting diamond tetras really sparkle beautifully
Glofish tetras could be fun if you want brighter colors supposedly you can mix the colors so you could do two pink, two blue, two orange etc to get more colors.
Albino cories would look awesome on black sand!
I love my cpds. One of my favorite fish they are so fun to watch. Asian stone catfish were not hardy in my ten gallon for whatever reason they all passed away one at a time over 3 weeks. I was also disappointed in that they were dark and hard to see on my black sand substrate. Cpds are awesome...
The full grown farlowella is a huge chunk of the bioload but he's going to get moved the the 40 gallon tank hubby says I can get this spring. Without him I think I have room to restock the otos, cories and ember tetras back to six to eight of each
So I know aqadvisor isn't perfect but according to that the stock change I did yesterday moved it from 132% to 125% stocked.
Taking out dwarf gouramis gets it to 115%. Adding 3 more cories brings it up to 120%.
Good idea? Bad idea?
Maybe try to pull out the ember tetras if I can catch them...
So I've been watching my tank a lot thinking about how to fix this. The dwarf gouramis are my least favorite in there and pretty big fish. If I take them back to the lfs... Would it reduce the bioload enough to restock my school of cories back 6 to 8?
Well it took me half an hour but I did catch some fish. Caught the 4 microrasbora and put them in with the bigger school of that species and got the 3 pygmy cories dumped in that tank too.
It's a smidgen less crowded now
You just made my day. I've seen other threads suggest multiple,juveniles and wait for a pair to develop? Maybe 4 quarter sized ones to start and see if they like each other? How quickly do they pair off? How long do they take to reach full size?
Pic above is the counter in question. We don't use it for food prep cause its off I in a weird spot. I use the cupboards above and below for kitchen stuff and aquarium stuff. Seems sturdy, cabinets are solid wood, counter top appears to be some sort of manufactured stuff? Ugly but holds up well
I really want another large tank but have no available floor space for another tank stand. Thoughts on replacing my 10 gallons on the counter with a 40 gallon breeder tank? Is it too heavy will it break my counter? Should I reinforce underneath somehow first?
Also is this a big enough tank for...
I could switch him to the 10 gallon that currently has two female bettas in it. Or put him in a breeding basket in their tank and medicate the three of them. I'd medicate in his current tank but most meds would kill his rabbit snail and nerite snail buddies.
20160531 163917 by superbutterfly12 posted Jun 4, 2016 at 11:33 AM
This is before let me see if i can get a decent shot of him now
So the above post is when i first got him. The contrast to today is really shocking.
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I've had a charcoal grey almost black betta with a combtail for almost a year now. He's in a ten gallon split with another male betta roughly 60/40 so he has 5.5 to 6 gallons of space.
Recently i left for a few days and when i came back and turned on the tabk light to my shock he has a...
Yea i looked but could never find a decent lid/hood/light for a reasonable price for a 10 dollar second hand tank so i just gave up and split my ten gallon for two bettas. They seem just as happy that way and i can see them both at the same time
Be sure to get one with a lid is my advice for a small tank. I just packed away my standard glass 5.5 gallon tank because it was losing about a gallon a week in evaporation alone. The water kept dropping enough that my hob filter made an annoying waterfall noise.
Yeah that's totally true it varies but hopefully I end up with relatively peaceful ones. Or least just lazy lol. Had a friend that ended up with a single angelfish for several years as it murdered everything else she tried to put in what looked like a 55gallon. But it was a totally bare tank.
Is there a particular size range that they start to get aggressive or pair off? How long do they take to grow up to that big? I'm hoping to get them pretty much as small as possible, watching them get bigger has to be at least half the fun!
Well I guess I'll plan on two angels then unless they have the really tiny ones available. I know my lfs will let me sell them back later for store credit if they get bigger and start picking on each other so I think 4 is an option if they have the quarter sized ones I see there sometimes. I...
No gouramis or bettas see that's good cause I was looking at those since they go in the same tempature range. Have three betta girls that will need alternate arrangements then if they harass the angelfish
I have only had endler fry i haven't tried breeding my male german ram yet. Definitely going to try and get him a girlfriend or two bit haven't yet so I don't know much about them. Try posting in the breeding fish section about that I know there have to be a few folks on here who have bred them.
So I'm planning to finally get my 58 gallon tank up and running next week. I am 100% getting at least one angelfish as they are my favorite to watch in the stores.
What else goes well with angelfish? Do I need two angelfish or is one fine? I've heard angelfish can be agressive to smaller fish...
I certainly think it sounds pretty plausible. Individual temperaments may vary but I think you should get decent numbers of fry growing up as long as the parents aren't eating them. Put in some nice plants for cover to make them less stressed and let them hide and I would think it would work...
I think so? I have ember tetras and they stay in the bottom two thirds of the rank for the most part. Haven't had serpaes though. Try hikari microwafers or something that slowly drifts towards the bottom if you don't think they are getting enough to eat?
I have 3 girls who got along great in a 150 gallon but hate each other in a ten gallon. Due to tank cracking they got stuck in my qt until i can get my 58 set up after thanksgiving. More space makes it easier for each to have a favorite spot
If the females bettas are used to each other it might work. Sororities can be unpredictable. Cories and the frogs should be fine it's the bettas that can be dicey. More space for them should help though
Long term you need to boost the school of cories to 6 or more but I'd wait until the tank is done cycling. But a 20 gallon and a second or upgrade to the filter with some stability for a week or two should get it caught up
The 10 gallon is too small for that group I'd srt uo the 20 gallon and move them over to it. The 10 gallon is overstocked and underfiltered i don't think it can finish cycling. Do you have a bigger filter available for the 20 gallon?
I think a gourami would be peaceful enough for most of ths fry to grow up in there. I would expect you would lose a few since big fish eat small fish just in general.
A bristlenose pleco should leave fry alone thwy are pretty vegetarian.
They would be great. Pretty much any fish you like that's under about 2 inches would be ok for a school in a 20 gallon. Smaller like rasboras you could do a little bigger school like 12 or so. I love the powder blue dwarf gouramis! Someday I will get one.
If you like platies a few of those would...