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    Is this a worm, poop or food?

    Would it still exist after a week though?
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    Broken seal frozen Mysis

    Its leaked through the outer cubes. Went ahead and chopped the two outer rows.
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    Broken seal frozen Mysis

    Noticed my Mysis shrimp seem to have slightly broken alluminium seal from the store. Looks like they have leaked a bit. Green/black juice. Likely safe to feed anyways? Chopped off the 2 outer rows on the leaking part just incase, but curious. Thanks!
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    Is this a worm, poop or food?

    Hey'a! Found this in my tank while doing a WC today. Dead or non-living. Texture like a booger (slimy), and fell apart when pushed on/rubbed. Unsure if rotten 1 week old zucchini, empty fish poop or a dead worm? Cheers
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    Dead shrimp cause

    richiep Did a 20-25% change a few days ago. Spotted 2 dead shrimp now, both white:ish and quite large. Not sure if age or some form of shock? Any way to tell? Did another 10-15% wc now incase they rotted a bit in the tank. I've been matching temps to +-0.5C, so shouldn't be an issue there. No...
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Just wanted to give everybody an update: I made a trap using an old filter cartridge and some fishing line. So far the 2 original pleco's have grown to over an inch, and have been moved to my betta tank (15 gallons). The two new ones are both doing fine also, but remain in the shrimp tank for...
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    You guys think a kinder surprise egg capsule is aquarium safe? Good size to catch those tiny pleco in, and easy to open when I release them. Edit: Also have these: IKEA 365+ Matlåda med lock, fyrkantigt/glas, 180 ml - IKEA Those should be safe, atleast if I remove the rubber seal. Looks like...
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Not using the syringe as a breeding cave, perhaps I was unclear of my intentions. My thought was using the syringe (clear plastic tube) as a trap for the fry. Small algae wafer in there,then an airline tube in that makes it hard for them to escape. Leaves one side openable to get them out, and...
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Hmm yeah perhaps! At the moment there is tons of decor and roots, so they stay well hidden. Even some fry seem to survive. But with some luck I can get them to breed somewhere I can easily fish them out of. I'll try my luck on making a trap with some clear container and airline tubing. Should...
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Why? 125 gallon tank for parents and trying to capture and grow the smaller fry in a 15 gallon tank. Wouldnt call that too cruel What would be cruel is rehousing the pleco to a tank that small for breeding. And certainly no room in my small apartment for a sufficient tank to breed pleco's in.
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    Ethylene Oxide sterilization

    Hmm, looks like it does leave residue though? Perhaps its such a tiny amount that its completely irrelevant though. Overview of Ethylene Oxide Residuals | TechTip | STERIS AST
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    Ethylene Oxide sterilization

    Yeah figured they are safe, but ethylene oxide is a pesticide; which is generally unsafe for aquariums. Maybe its highly diluted or something
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Was thinking of modding one of my syringes with an airline tube going in or something else. Would like it to look nicer than a plastic bottle also Im growing them in a smaller tank, no room for a tank to breed the pleco's in though.
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    Ethylene Oxide sterilization

    Hi! I've got some syringes that I use to feed my ropefish and dose plant food. They however say 'Sterilized with Ethylene Oxide'. Is that aquarium safe? I always figured they are fine since they are for (pet) medical use, but not sure. Cheers
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    I like having fry, just want to keep catching them as they are born :)
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Nope, not been able to see. A bit iffy to sink a bottle down there longterm. Heard that PET isnt too safe longterm?
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    Tiny Pleco Trap

    Hi! My pleco's keep having babies, but impossible to catch any real amount in my 125 gallon tank. Most getting eaten by my ropefish and Oscar, but some seem to survive atleast a couple months (having grown to 1-1.5 inches in size). Any way to trap these without the ropefish getting his head in...
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    Corydoras won't eat

    Think they are doing well! Havent seen them eat, but they look a little bit fatter now.
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    Corydoras won't eat

    I'll bring my test sticks here, should give a rough value. But I'm 99% sure its not water params. Not the regular signs of ammonia, with exception to lack of eating. No red gills, no stress, no breathing at surface, etc. 50% WC didnt do anything either, which should have helped if it was just...
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    Corydoras won't eat

    It's not new, running very old filter media & décor (1-2 years old) and tank itself is about 1-2 months old. Should be fully cycled. Wouldn't they be more skittish if ammonia was present? Don't have my water test kit at the apartment, but seriously doubt the params are bad. Been doing 1-2 wc's...
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