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  1. Al913

    What To Do With Excess Shrimp

    Agree, if you see, most planted or at least heavily planted tanks have shrimp. Shrimp are great for eating algae and cleaning up any debris! Also if you want shrimp or a breeding colony of shrimp you want to build around the shrimp. That means getting shrimp friendly fish!
  2. Al913

    What To Do With Excess Shrimp

    That is because Glofish consist of zebra danios, tiger barbs, and skirt tetra. Not sure about the zebra danio but the tiger barbs and skirt tetras are known to eat shrimp. Many times people forget that glofish are different real species.
  3. Al913

    First Tank Over 10 Gallons!!!

    Where are you getting your fish? You should be able to find them at Petco or Petsmart. Also LFS should also have them as these are popular fish
  4. Al913

    Stocking For 40 Gallon Breeder

    I would only do 3 sailfin mollies What type of filtration do you have?
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    Stocking For 40 Gallon Breeder

    Agree with above, I would say you could add 1 school of 8-12 fish(depending on type). The sail fin mollies are one of the bigger types getting at 5".
  6. Al913

    First Tank Over 10 Gallons!!!

    If you want you can do honey gouramis instead? 1x DG or 3x honey gouramis 10 black neon tetra 8x cherry barbs 8x c.aeneus(could do albino or regular) 1x bristlenose pleco
  7. Al913

    *poll* Where Would You Get Your Fish?

    Yeah the problem is that you can't generalize the fish stores or even online stores! Sometimes we think that all LFS are better than the big chain yet we sometimes don't realize that some of the big chain pet stores take more care of their animals than LFS or local pet stores. This will vary...
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    *poll* Where Would You Get Your Fish?

    If it's a common fish I would by at LFS. However if I am buying in bulk I would buy online as it is usually cheaper and better quality. Not all LFS or big chain pet store near people are the best place to buy. Some are really great on quality and price while some can have unclean water and high...
  9. Al913

    What To Do With Excess Shrimp

    There is no set price in the US I have seen it range from $1-8 a piece. As mentioned selling online, usually there is a better chance of them going to a good home. If you sell to a store I would do $2-3. Many people don't have RCS because in some places it's expensive. By selling them at a low...
  10. Al913

    To Go High Tech Or Not

    High tech does have a bit more maintenance since your plants will be growing faster. You also have to check your co2 and replace it. If you have the time and money I say go for it!
  11. Al913

    Is A 50% Water Change Every Week Too Little Or Good?

    Yeah, I suggest only doing one male but only found out recently from one of the two that if you do decide to keep them have at least 6. Personally I would just do one to save the hassle or go with a more peaceful gourami like honey gouramis.
  12. Al913

    Is A 50% Water Change Every Week Too Little Or Good?

    I am pretty sure TexasDomer or it was Anders247 that said that if you keep DGs together you should have at least 6 and a minimum tank of 55 gallons. DGs are basically similar to the African cichlids since DGs are truly semi-aggressive fish
  13. Al913

    Helping A Friend

    What is the stocking? What is the filtration?
  14. Al913

    Is A 50% Water Change Every Week Too Little Or Good?

    It doesn't stop it, it spreads it so that there won't be just one weak one. The gouramis will setup their own territory but with a lower nuimber there is more chance one will be getting picked on most. Sorry should have clarify.
  15. Al913

    Goldfish In Uncycled Tank?

    You will never have enough filtration in such a small tank. The only thing you can do is a 50% water change ever 12 hours until you get a bigger tank. However for 10-20$ you can just buy a storage container that is roughly 40 gallons at a hardware or department store.
  16. Al913

    Is A 50% Water Change Every Week Too Little Or Good?

    Unless for some reason you switch water source or where you get your water is different from your tank water, a 50% is fine. I always do 50% water changes and none of my fish ever seem to have a problem
  17. Al913

    Check My Planned Stocking?

    You will most likely have to feed the otos algae wafers, spinach, zuchinni, and cucumbers as supplement after 3-4 days. Never seen a tank in which there was enough algae to last the otos for over a month.
  18. Al913

    Is This A Dumb Idea?

    There are videos of people keeping goldfish with other fish but they don't always tell you what happen a couple of months or years later. However I remember one video of this guy with fancy goldfish in a 55 gallon with a school of neons. The uploader than told us that a week later the fancy...
  19. Al913

    Is This A Dumb Idea?

    It's the fact that the ryukin has the thought and will try to chase. It would be similar if you were trapped in a yard with a hungry 3 legged tiger. Sure you will probably be able to out run it but you will always have to be on your watch. Also remember that those fish have to sleep and if the...
  20. Al913

    Is This A Dumb Idea?

    The goldfish when it grows bigger will try to eat the other fish. If it suceeds it you will loose fish, if it doesn't it will cause tremendous stress on the fishes.




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