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  • in reply to: Mictoctenopoma ansorgii tankmates #364935

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    I wouldn’t be too worried about them eating their tank mates. They are a small micro predator. I have 3 ( 2m 1f ) with a group of 10 Enteromius fasciolatus, 5 unidentified Microalestes ? and a pair of Pelvicachromis sacrimontis. They are quite outgoing particularly when there is food about. Mine eat every thing that is offered , frozen , flake , live and even the pellets that you stick to the glass, and are well able to get their share. I have been told that they hide away if kept in a species set up. They do like floating plants for top cover. Regarding current the tank ; there will always be quieter areas which is where the floating plants will gather.

    in reply to: Poisoned sunfish #355384

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    I have no experience with that species , however , the best way to deal with toxicity is large water changes . The fact that they are eating, even if a bit reluctantly, is good. 

    in reply to: Re-planting tank, #354859

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    in reply to: Re-planting tank, #354852

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    I notice that you have mounted your heater vertically. Ideally it should be at an angle of 35 to 45 degrees . If it is in the flow of water from the filter even better.

    Your Anubias Coffeefolia is an epiphyte and should not be planted in the gravel. It ought to be attached to a rock or piece of wood. You can use cotton thread or an elastic band to hold it in place until it grows in place.

    in reply to: Algae eaters for aquarium with rainbows #354267

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    If you are going to restrict your choices to species from those three locations then you will certainly have trouble finding them. However, if you broaden the geographical range to include Indonesia then you have Sulawesi Snails and Shrimps. I think that some of the freshwater Nerite snails are from Indonesia as well.If you go as far as the Asian mainland then you have various  Crossocheilus species.

    in reply to: Aquaponic Setup with 55 Gallon Tank #353442

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    Interesting set up. I would make two points about it.

    1. Your filter needs to run 24/7.

    2.An undergravel filter needs to be kept meticulously clean.If you cannot clean the detritus from underneath the filter plates you will end up with a Nitrate factory. I would just use a lift pump ; perhaps an internal filter to provide mechanical filtration.

     

    in reply to: Emperor Tetra – Fin Rips? Likely Culprits? #353430

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    The red lesions look like Piscine Tuberculosis (always fatal once it breaks out). Many aquarium fish seem to carry this infection but do not show symptoms unless they are stressed. Humans can contract it as well . If you have cuts/abrasions on your hands and put them in an aquarium containing infected fish. It’s easily cured apparently. Your other Emperors look fine apart from the nipped fins.

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