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  1. Vancouver Mike

    Help Algae Is Winning

    So...I have a 29 gallon tall and it's got my 2 Angelfish parents and their 6 week old babies. There are a lot of fry, like about 150( I'll post a pic) and I don't think my placement is terrible ,ut it is xloser to the window then my other tanks, i do have blinds which are down all the time...
  2. Vancouver Mike

    First Guppy Babies! Took Dad Out ,should I Take Out Mom Too?

    I ordered a breeder box myself ,just waiting on delivery!
  3. Vancouver Mike

    Question Is This Substrate Or Bio Media?

    the size of the rocks lead me to think its bio media, they are looking a bit to big for substrate. It could be but i dont think ive seen sub that big
  4. Vancouver Mike

    Question Is This Substrate Or Bio Media?

    It is white, i was trying to post a pic but it seems like the format has changed? It would only allow pics i'd already posted. Weird
  5. Vancouver Mike

    Question Is This Substrate Or Bio Media?

    Came across a jar full of these very light weight and porous rocks ,they were inside a small tank for sale at the thrift store. I got them and now I'm not sure what they are suited for? I have some lava rock that is similar but these are lighter in weight and color
  6. Vancouver Mike

    How Much Do You Feed Your Fishes?

    I like it...I may follow your lead with this when I get tired of doing a wc and vacuum every 5-7 days. With 5 tanks that's a fair amount of maintenance.
  7. Vancouver Mike

    How Much Do You Feed Your Fishes?

    I feel the same way about fish getting mean/cranky when not getting plenty to eat, but I have a community tank and some of my fish can get nippy so o feel like this is one way to help minimize it. I do weekly water change, which could prob be punched to every 2 weeks if I only fed once a day...
  8. Vancouver Mike

    How Much Do You Feed Your Fishes?

    I feed twice a day 6 days a week. Staple is flake and dried bloodworm mix Satureday is fasting day. I also feed them blood worms,brine,mysis. Recently started giving grean beans from the can! My pleco likes it best Sunday I feed them a pea mush that helps keep them regular, which I've found to...
  9. Vancouver Mike

    Question Sword Planted In Substrate

    Picked up an Amazon Sword and , first off it was out of water for a out 2 hours and is looking a little beat up, secondly and my actual question is...I have planted it in my 65 gallon ,will it survive planted in normal gravel substrate?? All I have for fert is 2 liquid ones Nutrifin plantgrow...
  10. Vancouver Mike

    Question Angel Fry With Parents

    Ok Ok that sounds reasonable , I just can't believe I haven't lost one fry so far, maybe parents are eating any that die? Anyways I am still a little shocked at how many there are! Ya there's about 200 fry rn!
  11. Vancouver Mike

    Question Angel Fry With Parents

    After 5 clutches in a community tank we decided that we wanted to give our newly paired Angels a chance to raise their fry. We saw how nurturing they were and how cool the whole thing is to watch so we got a 29Gallon up and running. We are on day 9 of free swimming and 7th day of the fry eating...
  12. Vancouver Mike

    Yet Another Unamed Plant From Lfs

    I have a Ludwigia reapens and it looks quite different, from the shape of the leaves to the roots growing out( like my Cabomba roots) Of course I'm not sure if it may be a kind of Ludwigia repens as I'm still new to the hobby and even newer to aquarium plants
  13. Vancouver Mike

    Yet Another Unamed Plant From Lfs

    Ya it was a chain store. Petsmart actually ànd it was a gift and didn't get a name when it was bought or didn't bother to tell me.
  14. Vancouver Mike

    Yet Another Unamed Plant From Lfs

    I know the sword plant on the bottom but trying to name the one above it with the red and green leaves . thx
  15. Vancouver Mike

    Stop Eating My Plants!

    They've been getting fed twice a day but it seems they have stopped since I took out the pieces they are and added a Cabomba with it. I just checked right now to make sure it's been left alone because today I don't feed any tanks (except fry) and it's 10:15 pm and it seems ok still. I have...
  16. Vancouver Mike

    Stop Eating My Plants!

    Just Guppies
  17. Vancouver Mike

    Stop Eating My Plants!

    It seems my Guppies are enjoying my Ludwigia as a snack, anyone else have a problem with this? They chomped through two stems so far.
  18. Vancouver Mike

    35 Days In With 10g Tank. Still Not Cycled!

    Thx for Your input but this was a post from Feb and yes I did find TSS and it has been helpful along with using media from my cycled tanks to start a few more tanks! Just breeding Angelfish now and it's been amazing to watch them since I have them their own 29gallon to raise them in
  19. Vancouver Mike

    35 Days In With 10g Tank. Still Not Cycled!

    Ya that was in February but since then I found TSS and in cut my cycle time in half for my 65 gallon! Since then I've set up 3 more tanks and having media that can be used in the start up tanks has made life much easier! My 2 Angels are raising their fry that just started swimming yesterday and...
  20. Vancouver Mike

    Help 1st Day Free Swimming Angel Fry

    Only the female is Platinum, male is Gold pearl scaled but we really had no intention of breeding them as we only had 2 Angels and didn't think they would pair up...we were happily wrong lol. I had no idea how cool it is to see both of them protecting nurturing and moving the wigglers from one...
  21. Vancouver Mike

    Help 1st Day Free Swimming Angel Fry

    How long before free swimming fry will eat? Should I start my brine shrimp hatchery today ? I'm thinking yes but wanted to check in with y'all first. Today us the first day of free swimmers but only about 20 to 30 are swimming out of about 200! Thx for any tips Or help as this will be the first...
  22. Vancouver Mike

    Help 2 Yo Yo's Fighting The Good Fight

    My 2 Yo yo's that I've only had for 3 weeks today have been struggling for days and I really thought they would be dead by now. So about 4 days ago they went missing and I found them hiding inside a fake rock, both lying on their sides. I've seen this before and believe it to swim bladder...
  23. Vancouver Mike

    Question How Long Can A Pair Breed For?

    Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a recommended length of time a mated pair of Angels fish should breed for? Can adverse effects start creeping into the fry after a pair has been breeding to long? Or other problems for the parents? I know other species are bread for a certain time and...
  24. Vancouver Mike

    Want To Sell Angels And Guppys

    3 month old Angelfish, parents consist of female platinum and gold pearl scale. Colourful Guppies, 2 month and 3 month old. Price negotiable. Quantity, 18 Angelifish 25 Guppies.
  25. Vancouver Mike

    Algae Id Please

    I had some different algae over the last few months and have been able to rid my 10 gallon of it but this one imseems a little trickier. I think it's black bearded algae. I thought it was soil that was stuck to the plants at first because it really smells like soil. Very earthy smell. It's very...
  26. Vancouver Mike

    Moving Day

    Ya, Everyone seems well thank you . My breeding pair moved their eggs which became wigglers overnight. After moving the breeding pair out of the 65 community tank, the remaining fish are much more active and i'd like to say happier now that there isn't 2 breeding Angels chasing them for just...
  27. Vancouver Mike

    Moving Day

    Finally got my 29 gallon resealed and set up to move my breeding pair of Angels and the eggs. Unfortunately the eggs were laid on a beta leaf that just wouldnt hold it's suction onto the new tank. But whatever, at least they both are still interested in the eggs and looking after them Then I was...
  28. Vancouver Mike

    New White Adf!

    Lol PLS disregard the 1940 era soldier but I can assure u there are more Ally soldiers firing back at him
  29. Vancouver Mike

    New White Adf!

    I guess I did well cuz here there are sold for the same price. Ya I agree on the black substrate ,mine is mostly blue but he/she looks awesome in contrast to the rest of my tank
  30. Vancouver Mike

    How Many Guppies Can I Put In A 20gallon Aquarium

    The usual rule is a gallon per fish but that doesnt always hold water, and after reading about your set up ,I think you could go as high as 25-30. Great filtration and a heavily planted tank can really help u keep a healthy tank and water parameters, so if u wanted to have more go for it just...
  31. Vancouver Mike

    Water Changes While Cycling (fish-in)

    Sounds like your willing to do the "work" and thats a huge part and congrats on getting involved in the hobby, i think u will enjoy watching and raising your Guppies! They are such colorful and fun active little guys. I had good success with Tetra safe start ,it knocked my cycle time in half. GL
  32. Vancouver Mike

    Plant Id Please

    Yep, it seems you are right. Ive put one in my 10 gallon and the other in my 65 g tank, i guess i will let them run their course or perhaps when i see signs of rot or dying ill transfer them to my window sill. Next time im at King Eds (my LFS) I will have some word with them on what they are...
  33. Vancouver Mike

    Plant Id Please

  34. Vancouver Mike

    New White Adf!

    Stumbled across this cool little fellow while I was at my LFS trying to sell Guppies and Angels and had to get him. He is my 4th ADF but one of a kind and he's not an albino either. Anyone have one or come across one of this colour?
  35. Vancouver Mike

    Snail Bits

    Ya thx @Momgoose56 I thought after I took the pic that it looked like a pretty good snorkel!
  36. Vancouver Mike

    Snail Bits

    Anyone know why my snail is sticking this out? He had his two antennas out and this thingy, but by the time i took the pic only the thingy was out. Yesterday I lost one of my gold mystery snails unexpectedly, he didn't move for a couple days but I just let him be cuz last time he was stationary...
  37. Vancouver Mike

    Comment by 'Vancouver Mike' in media 'IMAG0179'

    Is that a Koi and a blue?
  38. Vancouver Mike

    Anyone Know What Plant This Is?

    Got this about 2 months ago now and it seems to be thriving. It has very fine hairs that grow off of it but I quite like it but can find out what it is!! Thanks
  39. Vancouver Mike

    Has Anyone Had This Happen?

    Unfortunately my male had problems fertilizing them, he has done quite well the past 3 or 4 clutches but it looks like we have more then 1/3 that have turned white. We have a 29 gallon we are planning on setting up for them to raise at least one batch of fry! Just want to see how they will do...
  40. Vancouver Mike

    Has Anyone Had This Happen?

    She fit quite alot on that leaf right!
  41. Vancouver Mike

    Has Anyone Had This Happen?

    My Angels have decided to lay her eggs on a flat surface...a beta leaf!! This is her 4th clutch and it's a community tank. Usually she lays them on the bamboo but not this time. The male did a pretty good job too, only about 10 white eggs out of around 300. Anyhow just thought I'd post this and...
  42. Vancouver Mike

    Angelfish Fry

    This little fellas are coming along and growing up quite fast now that I'm raising my on baby brine to feed them. Good thing cuz we lost 25 out of 30 and I believe the losses were from the fry not recognizing baby brine eggs as food and starved..all but 5 anyhow! We have 20 baby fry that have...
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    5 weeks old. Total of 5 fry out of 25 wigglers only fed frozen baby brine and switch to baby formula last week with other variety and thriving
  44. Vancouver Mike

    Comment by 'Vancouver Mike' in media '20190503_124908'

    I just realized this was their 2nd clutch and the male Pearlman( formerly known as Pearl) didn't do his best job fertilizing thanks to some rookie that distracted him trying to record it and take pics. However we took out around 30 wigglers I think and we have 5 that are healthy fry and took to...
  45. Vancouver Mike

    Demolition Fish

    Or perhaps he is an interior designer because I just noticed that my suction plant looks dumb and Remster (Remi) (Dwarf Guorami) is just telling me that very thing. Actually we have an understanding, and if I do my part properly which is just to feed him at least twice a day and he agrees not to...
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    Keeping an eye on the eggs
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    I think she is keeping an eye on her eggs in this one
  48. Vancouver Mike

    Angelfish And Gourami

    I think that should be a big enough tank and especially if u have some plants and other things to help break up line of sight. Hope it works out!




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