As in diseases (and same goes for plants) that do NOT belong in the environment I would be flushing them in. I do not assume that my aquarium is a breeding-grounds for mad and mutated monster diseases
Yes, but the way i see it, our water treatment is meant to deal with sewage, and sewage...
No, I don't. There are possible pathogens in aquarium fish that I would not want to introduce to the outside world. Same goes for aquarium plants as far as I'm concerned.
If I lose a fish it goes into a ziplock bag and in the garbage.
It *should* be easy to tell the difference between a true Marimo and a java moss ball. The Marimo is an algae ball, and so does not have real fronds, it looks and feels very smooth compared to any true moss.
Btw, the Marimo can also be flattened and grown that way, and either type is fine with...
Shrimps have a very low bioload, but not entirely sure how many I would recommend for that size. Maybe someone that has extensive experience with shrimp can answer that
Plants are good, I know shrimps like mossy type plants and those Marimo balls. An added benefit of the Marimos is that they...
Diatoms are extremely common in new tanks, and they seem to flourish in low light situations. How many watts do you have over your tank?
Also, do you use plant fertilizer?
Your plants look like a mixture of Java fern (the bigger one with slightly broader leaves) and cryptocorynes.
Is it green water (algae bloom) your have, or is the algae attached to the glass of your tank?
For actual algae bloom I think the most effective way to get rid of it is to do a tank black-out. You can also use a UV sterilizer, this will kill free floating algae, like those in an algae bloom...
The one time I had different types of corys they schooled with each other, but you can't really know whether they will or not. Adding more of each type should make sure they all have some friends to hang with
As Akari said, most fish will quite readily adapt to different PH. The most important thing by far is that your pH is stable, not so much what it is. Specific pH ranges are mainly useful for breeding fish.
Pick your fish based on what you want and what your tank can comfortably house, and...
If I can manage to get a pic, they are skittish, small as they are, will happily share ;D
I've never had Kenyis before, they are not very common in Norway, but they are fun and beautiful. Hopefully they will grow up
I have fry!
Am gobsmacked, was not expecting that. I saw the Kenyi playing a few weeks ago, but didn't expect anything to get above egg or very small fry. Well I've seen 2 today, I guess the massive amounts of grottos, caves and plants give them a chance. They are about a quarter inch or so...