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  • in reply to: Extra Rams? #354530

    Barb Man
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    I was thinking a group of eight silver tip tetra since I’ve wanted them for a few years now. Now it seems I’ve got an excuse to drop some money on them

    in reply to: What kind of stiphodon I have? #354507

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    Those fish were awesome. The black bodies weren’t as cool as the orange but either would be very nice to keep. I thought because they often moved up waterfalls gobies were often the only type of fish found in their native streams.

    Was there a mosquitofish in there? or a guppy?

    Those rhinogobius were very cool too but I didn’t see any bright males probably because the video was focused on the stiphodon and the rhinos weren’t breeding

    in reply to: Celestichthys vs Boraras Stocking Question #354478

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    Probably just the Boraras because the others would be too much. Anything in a five gallon is pushing it. If you don’t mind looking and aren’t really interested in the colors then you could go B. Micros they are the smallest in the genus. You could get dwarf amber barbs too and they are even smaller I believe. The Boraras might spawn in a heavy planted tank same with the barbs. The barbs name is Barboides gracilis. Either way it would better than the bigger fish. The ‘rasbora’ are out of the question. I have some in a ten and they barely behave. I had to lid it tighter because two jumped out of the hole in the back of the hood.

    some might say you can do them and if you can pull it off then okay but I wouldn’t go down to a five gallon if you want a 16

    in reply to: What kind of stiphodon I have? #354477

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    Yeah they are more of a hillstream fish. Keeping them with loaches would be the best route. They normally don’t live with any other species besides themselves though. Other gobies would be fine. Most stiphodon could be kept together. In reality I’m sure if you had a big enough tank you could keep all of the common ones together. They would separate themselves out and it would be cool to see. I would say try a catfish if you want a bottom fish. If you need colorful as I assume because gobies are very colorful then go rhinogobious. They are slightly different but can be colorful as well 

    in reply to: What kind of stiphodon I have? #354468

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    He doesn’t look very colored up yet but hopefully he is the same as the female and they get along. He really should have another female too because it is stated that the minimum should really be two f and one m but I only have my male now because the females didn’t eat very well and got sick and died.

    Looks like it might be a male rainbow but I can’t see the big dorsal fin so not sure. My opinion is that he just needs to color up if he really is a rainbow but he might be something else.

    One concern I have is that I didn’t see any algae on the rocks in the pictures and the rocks were volcanic by the looks of them and Stiphodon are very strictly algae eaters and need lots of food because they graze constantly. I suggest if there isn’t already a good amount of algae on rocks or boulders the use of an algae nursery as described in all the profiles. I’m about to make one that will be outside

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354467

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    Looking great I think that will give you great results. My tank is bigger I think (30 liters) is the correct conversion from ten gallons. I don’t have as many plants as you because I don’t have a good plant substrate in right now but I hope to be adding my new ADA Amazonia aquasoil that I got and using just that. I’ve added alder cones to mine and I have a gallon bucket half water and half cones so I can keep the color right when I do water changes. I’m thinking of adding dwarf hairgrass after the Amazonia is in and seeing if that will be enough cover for the eggs and fry. There will be a separate area for leaf litter so that the fruy have a food source.

    in reply to: What kind of stiphodon I have? #354461

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    Just as Plaamoo said that is a female and they all look almost identical. My male is a S. semoni I think and he is the one pictured. IMG_0301.JPG

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    in reply to: Hair algae #354460

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    Thanks for the identification page it is called stags horn I guess. I dosed some fertilizers as it said and did a big water change. I’m going to add some old lights to the tank too cause it’s sort of low with the current fixture

    in reply to: 2.5 gallon shrimp??? #354451

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    73 ppm is what I found out. I added some Epsom salt as a site said it worked and hoping the plants don’t all die. I’m not really sure if the Epsom salt was a good idea so I put like two pinches in is all

    in reply to: 2.5 gallon shrimp??? #354450

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    Not sure the exact numbers just sure that it is not very hard. And neutral

    in reply to: Biotodoma cupido keepers #354433

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    That is crazy lucky. Did the fry go on to other people? I wish I had the space for some B. waverni I just like them better I guess

    in reply to: Biotodoma cupido keepers #354422

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    One might not even be a B. cupido. The closely related B. wavrini looks like it and might have been misidentified. There are even others that look like Biotodoma; Cleithracara maronii is one that I think looks like them. Pictures would help those of us who could Id them. I’m not very good with id and when you get the pictures up someone should be able to identify them for you.

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354421

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    No I just got mine two weeks ago. I’ll be moving them to a ten gallon soon and hope to get them to breed in there. If anyone has had success I’m sure George would want to know as much as I do.

    I don’t know if five is enough to breed them. Mine are all cramed into a 2.5 planted and highly filtered. I’m thinking that when they get moved into the ten gallon. About a 40 liter that they will do good with the addition of some leaves. I use alder leaves which makes the water quite dark and acidic. I hope that the new setup will yield fry because I’ve been wanting to get some of these but 8 isn’t enough for me. 

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354419

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    Yeah which species? I have 8 B. Brigittae with one B. merah 

    in reply to: Hello! #354418

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    How is the tank coming? Has the fish list been solidified? If not you can look for a color you want or an area you want to mimic and pick fish from there.

    red; cherry barbs, ember tetra, ruby tetra

    blue; microgeophagus ramirezi, guppy (lots of color forms, basically any color)

    green; microdevario kubotai, green neon tetra

    orange; Boraras (they’re really small and sometimes red) guppy, endler’s livebearer, bosmani rainbowfish

    yellow; blue eyes and Celebes rainbowfish

    These are just off the top of my head if you know what color I could help better

    North America has some cool darters that are blue and/or red and shiners come in some different colors. Probably not NA though cause they arent tropical. Maybe a dwarf sunfish but they eat live only I’ve heard but they are from the Everglades and are low end tropical

    south America Cory cats and plecos along with dwarf cichlids like apistogramma and mikrogeophagus. Charcidium are like loaches. Tetra and poecilia.

    africa I’m not really sure about because most are wild caught and rarely exported. Some barbs like African fire barb or butterfly barbs I think.

    Asia has loaches betta barbs rasbora Boraras and the easiest fish to breed in my opinion white mountain minnows and they can even go non tropical if you ever went to a non heated tank. I breed some in a non heated ten gallon multiple times. They eat the fry but I had plants so some survived

    Hopefully that helps, good luck

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