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  • in reply to: Boraras identification #355316

    george
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    I redesigned the aquarium for a more natural look. The fish coloured up, they are definitely brigittae. I’ll post pictures as soon as I can.

    in reply to: Boraras identification #355203

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    WP_20151029_028-1.jpgBlack stripe disappears under the dorsal fin, reappears in the form of a thin stripe right after. First segment is diamond shaped.

     WP_20151029_030-2.jpgFish in foreground is same as previous picture. The one in the background has two clearly distinct spots. The first one is oval shaped. They seem to be joined by a very thin line near the dorsal fin.

     WP_20151029_034-2.jpgSame as first picture. Stripe thins out to form two spots.

     WP_20151029_037-2.jpgStripe thins out/disappears.

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     WP_20151029_051-1.jpgSame as second picture

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     WP_20151029_056-1.jpgBottom fish is definitely brigittae. The one on top is the one from the second picture. Looks more like merah?

    in reply to: New Harlequin Rasbora #354643

    george
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    I don’t think keeping fish just to clean the aquarium is a good idea. I would just recommend feeding less.

    But I wouldn’t want to be the one telling you not to buy fish. Are loaches what you would really want, or would any suitable bottom-dwelling fish do?

    in reply to: New Harlequin Rasbora #354639

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    Their mouths are too small for peas or corn. Sweet corn would be a definite no, as the seasoning used to prepare it would be detrimental for both the water and the fish. You can try using blanched fresh vegetables such as zucchini or lettuce, but I’m not sure top dwelling fish such as those would initially recognise it as food.

    in reply to: Error message #354630

    george
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    Same here. Happens on fish profiles as well.

    in reply to: Microctenopoma ansorgii #354584

    george
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    http://www.coastfishclub.com/The_Ornate_Ctenopoma.pdf : “come from shallow water around Stanley Pool in West Africa”

    http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Microctenopoma-ansorgii.html : “verified from the Chiloango River, and widespread in the central Congo basin; possibly also in the Nyong”

    in reply to: Breeding paracheirodon simulans #354581

    george
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    The white spot was just a white spot. 

    The simulans have started behaving in a strange way though. They seem to be afraid of my presence, and I must sit completely still in order to watch them. They are in perfect health, though, showing bright colours, feeding well and sparring frequently. 

    I was away for a while recently, but that doesn’t seem to have made it worst, as the behaviour had started prior to my departure, and they are acting less skittish now that I have come back. They were fed adequately, and the water quality was maintained.

    Any idea what might be affecting them?

    in reply to: Betta rubra “Aceh” #354579

    george
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    Looking forward to it! What are your water parameters for this aquarium?

    in reply to: Betta rubra “Aceh” #354573

    george
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    Nice! Are the ones in the pictures wild, or are they some you bred yourself?

    in reply to: Extra Rams? #354562

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    That doesn’t seem to me like a very good idea. 30 gallons are quite small for 3 pairs of rams, especially if they aren’t all introduced at the same time. They are territorial, especially when breeding and could end up chasing and harassing each other to the point of death. In a small, crowded, tank, this can happen even within a pair.

    If you do decide on buying 2 more pairs, make sure you have a lot of decor and plants in the tank for cover, and make sure the pairs are well formed to avoid any such “domestic” violence.

    But to be safe, I would advise you to have only on pair of rams per tank.

    As for the pleco, have you thought about parotocinclus jumbo? They stay quite small and are very peaceful. http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=236

    in reply to: Hair algae #354458

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    The most efficient method I have found with dealing with such algae was cutting off any affected leaf and keeping the plant in emergent conditions for an extended period of time (2-3 months). I did this by lowering the water level in the aquarium. The plants in question were anubias, so their leaves stood upright even without water. With other plants, you may have to remove the plant completely. The algae disappeared and the anubias now grows better, as all its energy is directed towards new leaves and not old, dying leaves.

    You could also try planting more plants and/or feeding your plants better, as thriving plants will outcompete algae.

    What kind of plants are affected?

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354455

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    I found some old pictures of my aquarium. It has changed a lot since then, but I can’t seem to manage to snap a decent picture of it now.

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     The echinodorus (palaefolius if you were wondering) has grown a lot. The cyperus alternifolius was rotting so I removed it and replaced it with cryptocoryne.

    The moss has exploded but the hygrophila pinnatifida had to be moved out as it wasn’t getting enough light.

    Other than that it still looks similar but with much darker water.

    All the dried leaves I’ve added have accumulated and decomposed to form some kind of a sediment-rich leaf litter I think the fish would like.

    in reply to: Breeding paracheirodon simulans #354452

    george
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    Would a preventative “temperature raising” be a good idea?

    in reply to: 2.5 gallon shrimp??? #354447

    george
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    You could try this site, if you don’t know it yet: http://www.planetinverts.com

    Check out the Rili shrimp.

    Shrimp moult quite often. The water they are kept in should provide them with enough minerals to rebuild a carapace each time. What are your water parameters?

    in reply to: Breeding paracheirodon simulans #354446

    george
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    All I can see is one white spot on one fish, on his back towards his right flank, next to the adipose fin. I have however seen some signs of flashing, but not to any major extent yet.

    How long should the temperature be raised the temperature for?

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