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  1. MiniPop

    Want To Buy Want "pest" Snails (mts, Pond). Rabbit, Assassin, Nerite?

    I can give you bladder snails for free if you pay shipping. :) Sending PM.
  2. MiniPop

    Want To Buy Want "pest" Snails (mts, Pond). Rabbit, Assassin, Nerite?

    Pest snails I have are bladder snails and brown ramshorn snails but not the others. I also have blue ramshorns. I'd be up for a trade if you'd like, depending on what you have. :)
  3. MiniPop

    Want To Buy Want "pest" Snails (mts, Pond). Rabbit, Assassin, Nerite?

    Are they for feeding fish and how many do you need?
  4. MiniPop

    Feeding Troubles. Not Hungry Or Something Else?

    These are his old pics from 6 to 8 months ago. I'm still not sure if his eyes are just a bit buggy naturally or if it's bulging more now. What do you think?
  5. MiniPop

    Feeding Troubles. Not Hungry Or Something Else?

    For fin rot I treated with Jungle Fungus Clear (nitrofurazone) and Kanaplex. It slowed his fin rot, but he wasn't looking good after a week (gasping at the bottom) so I removed him from the meds, and put him in a small QT with methylene blue and 2 air stones for about 5 days, which helped him...
  6. MiniPop

    Feeding Troubles. Not Hungry Or Something Else?

    My betta was sick for a few weeks with rapid fin rot, lethargy, lying on the bottom gasping for air. One of the symptoms was also trouble feeding. He would lunge and nip at the food, but seems to have trouble getting it into his mouth. His illness seems to be gone now after some treatment. I...
  7. MiniPop

    Free Blue Ramshorn Snails

    1 small bunch of pearlweed (5+ stems, about 1 to 3 inches long each) and/or a 3-4 stems of guppy grass. I ran out of guppy grass in the blue snail tank, so any guppy grass I give out now may come with pond snails or brown ramshorn snails. I'm taking one more order of free snails!
  8. MiniPop

    Free Blue Ramshorn Snails

    Yes I have more! Though the free price tag will be soon gone. Ramshorns are completely peaceful and will not harm healthy plants or other animals, so I don't see why they couldn't coexist with mystery snails.
  9. MiniPop

    Want To Buy Easy, Low Tech Plants

    I have guppy grass and pearlweed. $10 + $5 shipping for some of both? I grow them in low tech tanks with gravel and medium to high light. They can both be floated or planted. They may come with snails but since you're getting a puffer I don't think that'd be a problem. :emoji_grin: The guppy...
  10. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Hi, I just wanted to write an update. My shrimp are doing great and they've been busy making babies! I have about 30 to 50 babies now. All of them came from the 3 adult shrimp I had left. The TDS continue to lower itself over time. 225 ppm at the moment. I'm guessing it's due to the plants...
  11. MiniPop

    Free Blue Ramshorn Snails

    ***Free snails offer closed for now*** Thank you! I have some juvenile blue ramshorns to give out! Some have leopard spots, some don't. They are about 0.5mm to 1cm in size. 5 Snails per person, and I'll include a couple extra ones in case of DOA. You pay shipping (USPS First Class, about $5). I...
  12. MiniPop

    Overrun With Seedshrimp!

    Ohh ok I can see clearly now. You're using the other end of the scoop. I will try what you suggested. Thank you so much!! This makes me feel a lot better!
  13. MiniPop

    Overrun With Seedshrimp!

    Ohh okay! I'll try that. I'm just nervous that if I decreased food the seed shrimp will outcompete the shrimplets. I have trouble seeing the picture as it's very small. Is that a heaping scoop?
  14. MiniPop

    Overrun With Seedshrimp!

    Hi Richie, I started feeding the Bacter AE about a week ago at half the amount on the bottle direction. The tank has been running for 7 months. Edit: Forgot to add: I feed the Bacter AE daily. And in addition I feed one of the following daily: a small spinach leaf, a few Shrimp Cuisine pellets...
  15. MiniPop

    Overrun With Seedshrimp!

    My 10 gallon shrimp and snail only tank is overrun with tiny round creatures that appear to be seed shrimp (ostracods). I hired some endler guppies to keep them under control, which worked wonders. But now that my red cherry shrimplets are born, I removed the fish to keep them safe. This made...
  16. MiniPop

    We Like Raggedy Tails

    I would agree with Stella about being careful with meds. You could always give him a week of break from meds before starting another treatment. Just keep up on daily water changes. Kanaplex is a strong medication and when overdosed or used for too long could cause kidney damage. With my betta...
  17. MiniPop

    We Like Raggedy Tails

    I can't really tell ya as I have never used Melafix for betta fin rot before. I would try increasing water changes to help with fin growth. Do daily water changes or at least every couple days. Also make sure the current in the tank isn't too strong. Water flow slows down fin growth for bettas...
  18. MiniPop

    We Like Raggedy Tails

    You're welcome! Amazon has it if you need to order online. I tried JFC by itself too which didn't work and only saw improvement after adding Kanaplex. Also what I did differently was 50% water change every day while medicating and adding back the amount of meds taken out each time. Not sure if...
  19. MiniPop

    We Like Raggedy Tails

    Hi there. I had good results combining Kanaplex with Jungle Fungus Clear along with 50% water changes daily. I treated for a week. Here is the before and after (the after is a few weeks after as it took a while for the new tissue to grow back):
  20. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Thank you so much you've been awesome!
  21. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    She made it!! She must have molted as white line is gone and she's alive and well.
  22. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    A message from a moderator? My guess is we're supposed to make as few posts as possible so they want you to use the edit button to combine posts.
  23. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Okay gotcha. Thanks so much again! I'll let you know how grandma does. Fingers crossed. :nailbiting:
  24. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Oh lol! Oh okay. How would I lower pH?
  25. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Just did the tests. KH 7, GH 12, pH 8. The pH is lower than usual. Usually it's 8.3 to 8.4. Not sure when it dropped. Darn. I didn't' know it was possible to kill a shrimp that way. Would improving the water circulation help? I only have 1 sponge filter. I just realized those shrimps probably...
  26. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Okay. I really didn't want to lose her so I hope she'll surprise us and molt fine. She's still being active so I am hopeful. Okay I'll do another test for those params. I have had deaths from my first litter. One of the 7 originals was berried when I bought her. 2 of the shrimplets died. The 2...
  27. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Based on my records, Mar 26 was the last time I did 50%. After that I switched to 10 to 15%. But I continued to have deaths so I started dripping in the fresh water. I think I changed water with pure RO for a few weeks to bring down the TDS to 250 from 400s. Oh wait a sec that doesn't make...
  28. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Yes I'm sure as she is the only solid red one in my tank. She's one of the original 7 that I bought in April 2019 and the last survivor.
  29. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    I think I have a problem. Well good news first. Yesterday the shrimp was no longer berried and I think the babies did hatch! Hard to find them in my tank but I did see one. Bad news is, the day before that, I noticed a white band on her neck. I'm thinking molting issue. Today the band is...
  30. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Gotcha. I will do that. Thanks again!!
  31. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Okay I will definitely be careful and post updates here! Just one more question if you don't mind. Should I skip this week's water change? The tank was due to a water change today but I was reluctant since the other female just molted and this female's eggs haven't hatched yet. I'm worried...
  32. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Okay will do. Thank you so very much for your help!
  33. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Just to be sure I understand correctly--you mean I should keep topping up daily but try to match temp? Omg! I just saw a baby shrimp! So the other female that dropped the eggs actually had them hatch!
  34. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Good to know I was on the right track! Okay, so don't top off till the shrimp are born? Just checked. GH 11 and KH 6.
  35. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    Hi richie.p! I don't know how old this shrimp is as it wasn't born in my tank. I bought this shrimp along with 6 others mid April 2019. The other 6 have died mostly from molting issues after water changes (with white band). I started off using only tap water. My tank is 10 gallons; TDS was 400s...
  36. MiniPop

    Cherry Shrimp Eggs Sticking Out The Sides / Causes Of Premature Egg Dropping?

    My shrimp has been berried for just under 2 weeks. Since the beginning, an egg stuck out her side. Today I saw another hanging out the other side of her. Is she just an inexperienced mother or is she thinking of dropping her eggs? Or is this normal? My other female (first time mother) dropped...
  37. MiniPop

    Shrimp Offspring Color Not As Deep As Adults?

    Not a problem, you were fine. I just have limited knowledge and needed the full explanation. This explains it perfectly. Thanks so much again! Hopefully I'll have some red shrimp soon.
  38. MiniPop

    Shrimp Offspring Color Not As Deep As Adults?

    Do you mean they descended from cull shrimp so the genetic line is not very pure? Sorry if I am misunderstanding you or not using the right lingo. :emoji_sweat_smile:
  39. MiniPop

    Shrimp Offspring Color Not As Deep As Adults?

    Okay thanks so much guys! I'll wait to start the culling as you said since I have so few shrimp. I'm just surprised the offspring are so pale because all 7 shrimp I got were solid dark red. The others in the seller's tank were dark red as well. I guess you never know if he just pulled out all...
  40. MiniPop

    Shrimp Offspring Color Not As Deep As Adults?

    I bought 7 red neocaridina a while ago. Most of them died and I eventually figured out water changes need to be very small and new water needed to be dripped. I've had no more deaths since. Crossing my fingers. Anyway onto the question. All of the shrimps I bought were a solid red regardless of...
  41. MiniPop

    Help What's Wrong With My Endler?

    Poor thing. Hope she recovers!
  42. MiniPop

    Help What's Wrong With My Endler?

    Thank you. Sorry to hear you're dealing with this too. Let me know how your molly does. I used Prazipro which I think helped but this one might've been too far gone.
  43. MiniPop

    Help What's Wrong With My Endler?

    Thanks so much but sadly he passed away. The two that are left are doing well though. Hopefully the disease has been contained.
  44. MiniPop

    Help What's Wrong With My Endler?

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10 gallon How long has the tank been running? 10 months Does it have a filter? Yes, sponge filter Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 76 to 78 F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 3 red...
  45. MiniPop

    "plant" Identification

    Not a plant expert here but could that be subwassertang?
  46. MiniPop

    Want To Sell Guppy Grass $1 Per Stem Or $8 For Large Handful

    Guppy grass for sale! Price: $1 per stem (2 to 6 inches) or $8 for a large handful. Shipping: USPS First Class. Calculated based on weight and zip code (around $3 to $5.50). Shipped in bubble mailer or box lined with newspaper depending on size of order. Not snail or duckweed free. I visually...
  47. MiniPop

    Free Ramshorn/pond Snails To Good Homes (just Pay Shipping)

    Hey guys, to make room for my other snails, I'm looking to give away my brown ramshorn and pond snails to good homes. (Not to feed hungry fish, please!!) Not sure if anyone actually would want them since they're considered pests but thought I'd ask. They are good algae cleaners, especially...
  48. MiniPop

    How To Lower Gh/kh? Shrimp Deaths :(

    My tap water is that high so I was planning to water change with 100% R/O water to bring it down, but wasn't sure how gradually I need to do it. I'll try your suggestion. Thanks a lot!
  49. MiniPop

    How To Lower Gh/kh? Shrimp Deaths :(

    GH 24, KH 14 degrees.




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