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  • in reply to: Breeding paracheirodon simulans #354444

    george
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    Abort! Abort! One of them is showing signs of ich! 

    Cory’s are going into a breeding tank. I’m going to raise the temperature in the main tank to 30 degrees , do a 50% water change and increase aeration.

    Anything else I could do to save them?

    I have no free tanks to isolate the only sick fish except I i don’t move the cory’s, but that would eliminate the option of raising the temperature and I guess it would put al the fish at risk in the “infected” water…

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354438

    george
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    The water parameters won’t be a problem anymore for the boraras. I managed to get pH to 5.3, GH and DH are around 1-2. I did an 85% water change with pure RO water and added dried leaves as well as alder cones.

    Not sure if these conditions are very stable, but I’ll just have to wait and see.

    By the way, I saw sparkling gouramis at my LFS. Those things are tiny! If I manage to cover my tank (fat chance because of the emerging echinodorus), I think I might get them with the boraras. 

    in reply to: Hello! #354431

    george
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    Your pH looks quite high to me. A lot of fish species, such as harlequin rasboras, prefer neutral to soft pH. 

    If you don’t mind having dark-colours water (which I find quite nice and natural looking actually), you could try popping a few dried Indian almond (catalpa) leaves or other safe leaves (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/all-the-leaves-are-brown). You could also try using peat pellets such as Eheim’s TORFpellets in your filter. That’s what I did. It got the pH down to 5 – 5.5.

    As I said, community fish usually prefer, soft acidic conditions. Many of them are tank bred and more adaptable, but they definitely will feel better in their natural water conditions and might even breed.

    in reply to: Breeding paracheirodon simulans #354430

    george
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    I’m going to try to breed them in a few week’s time once they get settled in.

    I have a spare 20 liter task, so I’ll probably try to breed four males and four females. I don’t have mesh so i’ll probably try java moss and leaves instead and see how that works out. If it doesn’t work, I’ll gladly go shopping for aquarium supplies!

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354420

    george
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    The shop will have brigittae and maculatus. Their profiles on Seriouslyfish indicate that brigittae has wider pH and hardness tolerances. The aquarium is quite small and its my first time keeping boraras, so I’ll go for the brigittae. 

    Have you bred them?

    in reply to: Ram ID #354417

    george
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    Yes, they are all rams. The females in the first and second pictures are of the golden variety.

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354411

    george
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    I ended up removing the heater. The temperature is around 25. I think I’m going to go for the boraras.

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354399

    george
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    Spring is back, so temperature isn’t a problem anymore. However, my pH has gone up to 7-7.5. I’ve added eheim peat pellets to the filter in hope of lowering it, but it isn’t going to go lower than 6.8. The substrate I chose for the tank, colombo flora base, has a buffer to keep it there.

    I haven’t yet given up on the boraras, as I have just found a store willing to import them for me, but I am starting to question my choice. Are there any fish you can think of for these conditions? I was thinking of betta simplex (but the tank isn’t covered, so no humid air for them to gulp on), dario dario, norman lamp eyes, some kind of killifish, kuhlis, dwarf rainbow fish maybe?

    Any suggestions?

    in reply to: Anabantid choice for paludarium. #354289

    george
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    If you don’t want to remove the loaches, you could remove the eggs and bring them up artificially. 

    in reply to: Anabantid choice for paludarium. #354280

    george
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    I’ve read somewhere that you could add some sort of a “night light” to help them guard the eggs. But that would probably disrupt their sleep cycle. You could also place a very fine mesh over the eggs, but that would require perfect water conditions and circulation so the eggs don’t go bad.

    What’s your pH?

    in reply to: Anabantid choice for paludarium. #354274

    george
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    Nice! I assume the reddish plants near the bottom anubias?

    What kind of leaves did you use?

    What type of filtration are you using?

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354189

    george
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    Would paros accept frozen or dried live food or does it have to be alive for them to accept it?

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354188

    george
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    Wouldn’t 5-6 boraras feel lonely? I was planning on keeping at least 10 and trying to breed them, the surplus going to my 2nd, larger, tank. 

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354184

    george
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    It’s either one or the other right? Both would be too much for an aquarium that size I’d say.

    in reply to: Supercooled fish #354180

    george
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    Would the boraras be a good choice? 

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