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    Well the whiskers say catfish. The rest looks like a loach.

    OK a weird one showed up at the LFS. It looks like a loach with catfish whiskers. LFS doesn't know what it is. I have no clue what it is. I will be hitting the shop to get a better look after work. Everyone loves unknown fish.
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    Another round of "Name that Ancistrus."

    I stumbled across this pic of an Ancistrus like I have never seen before. https://imperioaquatico.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/1324c-rep02.jpg Spanish is one of a few languages I have failed to learn so I have no idea what it says.. unless that is Portuguese. There are odd things sticking off the...
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    Did I not have Britskiis?

    I was looking at Planet Catfish and found this pic of what I had Parotocinclus sp. (3) sadly they were not the glorious red ones listed as the same thing (unless those are breeding colors or something?) Parotocinclus sp. (3) • Loricariidae • Cat-eLog that is listed as sp (3). No better name for...
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    How to take better pics of your fish (HELP!)

    I noticed Bwood22 takes good looking fish pics and he gave me recommendations (that I didn't mostly understand). I'm guessing I'm not the only one who takes terrible pics of my fish, plants, tanks, etc. I'm also guessing most of us do it with our phones. My current phone is a OnePlus 8 (which...
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    Parts shouldn't just fall of my koi, right?

    So part of my koi's tail just fell off. The part The damage the close up. So is this a thing with butterflies? Lizard DNA? I have never heard of it happening. Would pruning it like a betta help? Should I worry about more falling off? When it grows back will that section be permanently...
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    San Marco has "something"

    As I don't want to kill an endangered/extinct fish I have spent the last 2 hours trying to get any usable photo. I will say that after people said the Essential Phone PH1 was bad for photos, the OnePlus 8 blows it out of the water fail wise. 2 hours to get these. I went through all the...
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    I fear my other big girl is on the way out.

    She just developed a big lump today. She is 2-2.5" so she is meaty. It looks much worse in real life. She is gasping and not acting well. This is one week after the other big girl vanished along with several of the new green lasers. Nothing to eat corpses in the tank, no corpses. I can only...
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    So it begins...

    My boulder wall has been finished so I can begin the koi pond. Well I have 5-10 yards missing from a hole in my back yard so I may have started. I have been hitting youtube for mistakes I will make because learning from your mistakes is a chumps' game and learning from others is where the money...
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    Trying to build big tank.

    Hitting a lot of walls trying to source 1-1.5" acrylic or 1" low iron glass in MN. COVID has more than double the prices on acrylic that I was looking at before the plague struck. If I go acrylic the tank will be 8' long, 4' high, and 3-4 feet wide for most of it with one end being ~6'. I plan...
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    Tetra to switch to?

    I'm bored with breeding Emperor tetras so I'm considering catching them all and trading them in at the LFS. Now I'd have to pick between 2 tetras. Red Eye Emperors which I know I can breed because I have been breeding the normal ones. The other option is Hemigrammus Coeruleus which I have never...
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    Why Nibbles can't have nice things.

    Well a while back I was reading up more on Mbus and I noticed it said they shouldn't be fed daily. So we moved our often ravenous puffer to an every other day feeding schedule. Well all of his friends mollies and dwarf rainbows alike, have vanished. This is a second failing of "obedience" on...
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    How do I get a goodeid to eat?

    I got a pair of San Marcos from the LFS and the female will not eat. The male doesn't look like he eats but he is not getting skinny. I thought the male's constant pestering was why they didn't seem to be eating so I moved him to a different tank. they wouldn't eat flake or frozen blood worms...
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    Another round of.. NAME THAT PLECO!

    OK so I wanted to pick this up after the LFS guy said they get big and super spiny, bulky, super armored, like a cactus, as that pretty much checked my "I love Pseudacanthicus " box. But he didn't know what it was and the owner of the shop was sleeping so he couldn't call him. AS it was 250$ I...
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    Free Anyone in MN want a Dario Dario (M).

    These are live food only. They will not eat flake. I thought Hatebeast would be fine with my extinct goodeid breeding project, NOPE, even though he is 10% of their mass he still bullies them. He is very angry and cowardly, I suspect this is because females are not imported much (the last...
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    Is this actually a Crime Loach (Weather Loach)?

    When I was a kid I had weather loaches and loved them, before they were banned as invasive. So when this came into the LFS with a shipment of Sumo Loaches I let the owner know we could commit a crime together, so he sold it to me as a sumo. Since it came in with Sumos I assume it is from...
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    Anyone breed larger plecos?

    My female Gibby has what I suspect is a "love bite" on her tail. The raw area is as big as the male's mouth. He continues to try to cuddle her but there is no cave in the tank. I was thinking breadbox for a cave but on looking at the fin spread on the male maybe 8" PVC instead? I can end cap...
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    Are Silver Flying Foxes super temp sensitive?

    I just lost my last Silver FF. 2 died earlier and 4 died in the last 2 days after putting a heater in the tank. I figured 75F should be fine for FF. Yeah for FF but maybe not silver FF which apparently have a max temp of 75. Before picking them up I did some reading and found you buy 6 or you...
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    How much nutrition is left in puffer poop?

    As shrimp goes in one end of a puffer and what looks like cooked shrimp comes out the other I'm wondering if I should move my harlequin lancers into Nibbles tank to eat the poop? Puffers pretty much have no stomach and have a very short digestive tract as far as I can tell from internet info, so...
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    Nibbles knows his name.

    This makes Nibbles by far the smartest fish I have owned. When he is back hiding in the wisteria calling "Nibbles" from across the room will have him come out and to the front of the tank. Calling "dinner" "chicken" "Hogwarts" etc does not get this response. We are now trying to teach him "Crab"...
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    Black Friday 2020

    Start saving your pennies we are only a few months away! Petsmart tends to run a 50% off sale on major items like FX6 filters. Last year they had almost sold out at ~11-Noon. so maybe get there earlier this year. Petco sales have not been as nice but there should still be deals. I hope to...
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