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    I've got fry!

    Thought I'd share here...I made my family come see them but they're not quite as ecstatic as I am. I've had Heterandria formosa ("least killifish"...but actually a livebearer) in a tank with black phantom tetras for a while now. Strange combination, but it works fine, both species ignore...
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    How do you tell if your fixture is dead?

    Today I got up and one of my lights (normal fluorescent strip) was off. I thought the bulb had died so I replaced it, but the new one wouldn't turn on. Replaced the starter, nothing happened. Partially disassembled it to see if anything is obviously broken, but to me it looks fine. I know...
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    How to bring fish to school with me

    The problem is that I live far enough away from my college I have to fly back and forth. It's enough of a pain making sure I have the stuff I need (clothes etc.) at the right location, but I'm going to go into withdrawal if I have to spend another year without any fish. I figure I could do a...
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    Black phantom dying without symptoms...

    I noticed about three days ago one of my female black phantoms was not eating. She was just sort of floating in one place lethargically at the back of the tank. She also seemed to be breathing too hard/fast. This behavior continued for the next few days. It was like she was asleep or...
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    Macropodus ocellatus

    I didn't believe in love at first sight until I saw a pic of one of these. *drool* (I wasn't sure what forum to put this in, idk if they're strictly gouramis, but anyway they're related...) I don't suppose anyone knows of anyone who has these? I spent several hours last night googling and I...
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    Anyone ever grown out bbs?

    I've got spare equipment sitting around and I had bbs eggs in the fridge, so I decided to try hatching them just for fun. The only fry I have are from my Heterandria formosa colony deep in the jungle of my planted tank, so I decided I'd better grow out the bbs so I can feed them to my adult...
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    Huge swelling at base of tail fin

    Huge swelling at base of tail fin **Update: Platy has melanoma HI everyone - perhaps a few of you remember me, I used to post here a lot. Anyway, I'm off at college and my mother is taking care of the fish for me. So...I come back to find my platy has a giant cyst or tumor or something. Her...
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    tankful of guppy grass died suddenly....

    Hey guys! I haven't been on here in so long. Anyway the weirdest thing happened in one of my tanks. I noticed a while back that some of my guppy grass (which at the time had grown so well it nearly took over the entire tank) was dying. I thought it was because I was so busy I hadn't done a...
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    fluorescent fixture shot?

    HI guys, I've been so busy I haven't had the chance to get on here much. But I'm having an issue w/ one of my fixtures. I thought the bulb died (it was pretty close anyway, one end had turned very gray) so I got a new one, but it wouldn't turn on. So I thought I'd replace the starter (had to...
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    Which sp to get????

    So I decided to get tets for my rather colorless cat-and-shrimp tank but I can't decide which kind to get. Considering black neons, lemons, or black phantoms...I love silvertips but I think maybe they'd be too aggressive (I don't want anything bullying my dwarf cories)...the rummynoses and...
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    Chi-chi before & after

    It just struck me how much Chi-chI has grown since I first got her. She's very smart too...I taught her to target a stick, I'll have to post a vid sometime. 1st 2 before, 2nd 2 after. Wow looking at the dates on the pics I've had her for a year! Pics just don't do her justice...and sorry bout...
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    aquariums done cheaper!!

    So I started a post on cheap lighting and that made me think of other ways to cut costs. I have gotten quite good at it since I don't have a job and rarely have any money, so here's some tips I've come up with... 1) Don't buy the tank kits, most of the equipment that comes with is useless. I...
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    Super cheap lighting

    I'm sick of expensive fluorescent hoods & bulbs, so i'm trying cfl's on some of my tanks. (yes reg cfl's like for lamps) I have a couple metal light things like the ones they use over lizard tanks, and 15w daylight cfl's. The light fixtures were super cheap, and the cfl's are much less than...
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    hey all

    I haven't been on in a long time, nice to see lots of new members in the betta-addict section of the forum. ;D For anyone interested, I lost Cas a while ago to a disease I couldn't identify, and soon after Fuego died of old age probably (maybe you know already, I don't remember when exactly I...
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    the aliens have returned me to earth

    Hey guys, I feel like it's been years since I've been on here. School is keeping me so busy, I have so much homework this year. Wow there's so many new members since when I was on here last... Anyway I'm on spring break now and so I've got a week to get caught up. So while I'm posting I...
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    Betta parasite?

    Chi-chI has had this dark brown line on her side for as long as I've had her (at least I think so). It has occurred to me that it could be a parasite, but she's never stayed still long enough for me to look closely, and it doesn't seem to bother her (I've never seen her flash or anything). I...
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    Pregnant?!

    Ok, I have a young female platy who is very very fat, and I'd conclude for sure that she's pregnant if it wasn't for the fact that she's the only fish in the tank. I had a trio of platys in there for quite a few months before losing them all to disease. I only ever saw one fry, but thankfully...
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    Sometimes fish are really annoying....

    I just need to vent for a moment... So...Cas is really sick with who-knows-what disease. I just lost yet another cory to the mystery "white patch" disease, putting me down to 3 cories total of 12 I've bought in the past couple years. The only tank I don't have a sick fish in is the livebearer...
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    FD brine shrimp

    I just got some but haven't had any for a while and I forgot how I used to feed it. I was trying to give my cories some so I took a piece off a cube and stuck it to the side of the tank, but it only stuck for a bit and then it all floated away...now it's all floating on top of the water where I...
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    where to buy pygmaeus/habrosus?

    There is only one store in my area that sells any "interesting" species of cories...well let's just say last time I picked up 6 habrosus there and had 2 a few days later. So I need a good online source...preferably not too expensive. I want to stock up on more cories for my catfish tank while...
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