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Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: Today 9:58
Re: New tank #1
I would suggest a decent shoal of neons - 12 or so and add a shoal of at least six of a corydoras species, plus maybe a pair of dwarf cichlids such as any of the apistogrammas, German Blue rams or Bolivian rams.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: Today 9:56
Re: Iridescent shark chasing behavior #2
They are much too small for it to be mating behaviour; remember their adult size is at least 3 feet long. They are naturally shoaling fish so I think that is all this is.


helptoall helptoall
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 23:47
Iridescent shark chasing behavior #3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmhOvj ... ouyfCYyqj6PDEfQrcAXjNeoPY

Hi, this behavior started this week , the big one is chasing the little one. they live together for almost a year and thats the first time thats happened. its happening a few times a day. Do you know what is this? Is it a game? attack? Mating behavior? thank you


Escher64 Escher64
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 19:40
Re: New tank #4
I decided not to use Tetra safe start or any equivalent product. Instead I added liquid ammonia and let the bacteria develop naturally. It's taken best part of a month adding small amounts of ammonia every couple of days and testing the water. On Wednesday of last week I did a water test and the nitrite level had fallen off a cliff with a reading of zero. Ph 7 Hardness is 7.05 German degrees according to Severn Trent website.


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 18:59
Re: New tank #5
If you can let us know what your water hardness is, either in GH and KH from your water testing kits or else from inputting your postcode into your water/utility website to get water hardness results in CaCO3 or German degrees hardness, that would be really useful for us to help you choose suitable fish whose water requirements match those of your own water.

[I see, from a previous post of yours, that you were asking about Tetra Safestart .v. other products. What approach did you use for the cycling process ultimately and how have you found it?]


Escher64 Escher64
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 18:10
New tank #6
Hi all. I've been cycling a new tank over the last few weeks and we are just about ready to start putting fish in. My 4 year old grandson is insistent on having some neon tetras in there. So my question is what other fish can I put in with tetras bearing in mind that I want some shrimps in there too? 110 litre tank. TIA for any suggestions.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 22/3 13:04
Re: Galaxy Rasbora - any one got some? #7
They do much better in groups of six or more if the tank is the right size. Males will spar with each other though so it's good to have plenty of plants they can escape into if it gets to be too much.


katlikesfish katlikesfish
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  • Posted on: 21/3 23:20
Galaxy Rasbora - any one got some? #8
So I have a pair of male Galaxy Rasboras in my tank.
Initially for first few weeks "Galaxy 1" was a bully - ("Galaxy 2" had practicly no fins and tail, and was not allowed to eat) they settled and now fine together, all fins and tail grown back on and he grown to almost the same size as other. Do you think getting couple more males or few females will disturb the peace? Or will it make them feel great having more of the kind? They sort of started hanging with guppies now like with best friends...


Stuvon101 Stuvon101
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  • Posted on: 21/3 19:21
Re: BiOrb Life 60 #9
Biorb tanks are not popular. But I’ve got one and love it. After years of faffing around making sure the water was correct i stumbled accross a filter upgrade on YouTube.
I’ve purchased it and all I can say it it works. The water is perfect and the fish are so lively. Small fish are fine we had an angel in there but it’s not big enough for her. So she’s in another now and a lot happier.
The filter upgrade cost £70 but it’s well worth it!

In short, it looks great. It’s so easy to keep now. So if you’re keeping it. Search it out on YouTube and get one.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 21/3 11:54
Re: Iridescent shark isnt eating #10
I think the red patch is from bumping the sides of the tank probably, maybe treat with an anti-bacterial to ward off infection. Have you tried offering him live foods?



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