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  • in reply to: Microgeophagus altispinosa + Microgeophagus ramirezi #350222

    Reva
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    I will find him a girlfriend :oops::P). I would love to go down and just chat with folks that know what they are talking about. Have you been there yourself?

    Are those your botias in your pic? In my 150gallon I have a colony of striata, mac., histrionica and angelicus. they are so hilarious

    in reply to: Lamprichthys tanganicanus #350221

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    Congrats Graham. Very pretty. They would love the high ph we have here (pacific nw usa). i should give them a try too

    in reply to: Identify Small catfish? #350219

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    It reminds me of Banjo cats. have you looked at the Planet Catfish website? Look at this guy in their Cat-a-log

    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=25

    in reply to: Microgeophagus altispinosa + Microgeophagus ramirezi #350208

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    checking it out…thanks! It would give me a reason to drive down and visit my sister :D

    in reply to: which Pleco to purchase? #350205

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    I still choose cake over death Matt….anything high tech and not Apple for non geeks is a challenge to me, but so far, so good. Thanks to FB I knew the crash you had was not my fault LOL

     

    As to the pleco…I looked at Crossocheilus (both available kinds) at my LFS, and considered them. They are cute, and do eat black hair algae, but they also read as “territorial when adults” in some profiles. So my daughter and I took a drive off our island to search in a couple of shops run by folks who keep healthy fish and more variety.¬†

    I was tempted by some of the more expensive plecs, but ended up bringing home¬†Baryancistrus sp. L47 aka Mango or Orange Stripe Pleco. I hope you think that it’s a good choice????:wink:

    in reply to: Plumatella repens? #344669

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    plaamoo wrote on Jul 18 2011, 06:43 PM:
    Hey Reva,
    What shop did you go to for advice?

    Clark’s in Bellingham,WA, USA

    in reply to: Plumatella repens? #344668

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    Hi guys, I had to act quickly, so didnt take pics but can find something online to refer you to. I am going on a week’s camping trip tomorrow, but luckily my daughter is an aquarist too, and will be monitering it for me.

    I got out a spare tank, same size (208 liters), put in new gravel, new plants, new rocks, some bog wood from my big tank (568 liters), adjusted the ph etc in new tank, took a marineland 400 biowheel filter off of the big tank and put in on the new one. Put all the fish in bags (rinsed off on the outside) to float, then took the fish out of the bags by hand to release into new tank.

    then went back to the old tank and nuked it from orbit (with bleach/water)

    they said fenbendazole would have killed them, but i had malaysian burrowing snails and it would have fouled the water anyway. Dumped the gravel…I’m DONE

    Lost 20 neons and 10 rasboras, also a Columbian Ram and five Emperor tets. All because I was busy and thought they were java fern roots at first. kicking self

    in reply to: Odd Threads…java Roots Or Something Sinister? #344650

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    QUOTE (Bluedave @ Jul 17 2011, 08:23 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    missed this post Reva, sorry!

    I agree with MArk though, sounds like the root tendrils.

    Dave it now looks like a hydra relative. something like plumatella repens…I am trying to figure out what to do as I go on vacation in two days. frantically setting up another tank, and wondering how to get rid of them. they have caught neons…wrote the whole story on the freshwater forum. any help apprecaited. thanks for responding, R

    in reply to: Odd Threads…java Roots Or Something Sinister? #344428

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    QUOTE (Eyrie @ Jul 3 2011, 08:48 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Certainly sounds like the roots.


    I think you are right. It was very dense and lush in there, and I had (past tense) a thick canopy of various kinds of duck weed to filter the light. I was thinking that I have most of these stringy things on the right side of the tank, where I have added a bio-wheel filter, and the water is disturbed there, making a pool of light. More light=more plants. I hope that’s what it is….

    in reply to: Mikrogeophagus Altispinosus – Bolivian Rams #318148

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    [/quote
    hi
    bolivan rams i have kept for upto five years no probs and you need to look at anal fin and dorsal fin these are defo more extended on males
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    thank you baitmanx, I think I have two males…

    in reply to: Mikrogeophagus Altispinosus – Bolivian Rams #318145

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    thank you gentlemen!! I was very impressed with the detail on that cichlid forum John, and am going upstairs to look at mine very carefully…
    the store said that I could bring one back if I have two of the same sex, but based on David’s info, I will try to obtain two pair. Last night they seemed happy to be in a big planted tank, and ate frozen brine shrimp/bloodworm 50/50 cubes.
    Will let you know how this turns out. I can always pick a pair of baby angelfish if I look long enough, so hopefully my instincts held true in this case.
    David I have heard that all the rams are short lived, but also that this kind is longer lived and tougher than blues. but that is hearsay. I was going to get Apistos , but didnt see any with cute faces or great colors. These guys are really cute.
    PS. the parrots are doing fine in the higher ph…bright orange again

    in reply to: Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki #318128

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    I was jokingly saying that the creepiness makes me only want ONE

    in reply to: Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki #318112

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    I have been reading about the assassins, and they have pretty shells, but those noses are kinda creepy. Maybe One? LOL

    in reply to: Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki #318107

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    Ok, if I can find them I will give them a try. Right now I have added two baby clown loaches, which will have to move to my big tank when they get things under control. Will the assassins eat every single other snail , or leave some of them to tunnel around the plant roots?

    in reply to: Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki #318104

    Reva
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    thanks guys. I have never seen any assassin snails in my LFS’s. But the question begs to be answered, “after the assassin snails eat the other snails, what’s to keep you from having too many of them?”

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