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nathangoudie nathangoudie
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  • Posted on: 22/11 3:42
Re: Intervene to save Corydas eggs? #1
Set up a breeder box in the tank.... but I ended up destroying/dropping like 40% of the eggs while trying to collect them.

It's so much harder than it looks


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  • Posted on: 21/11 7:51
Re: Intervene to save Corydas eggs? #2
Will try that tonight after work.

How long you think it will be okay for the babies to be back into the main tank?

I see a lot of people are raising them in a bucket but since I have a spare tank (60l) + filter. Maybe I can just use that instead of a bucket so I can easier observe the fish?


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  • Posted on: 20/11 17:30
Re: Intervene to save Corydas eggs? #3
Thanks for reply

I will take the eggs out if they are still alive tomorrow

Gotta figure out how to do it though, Im really afraid I will break the eggs


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  • Posted on: 20/11 12:20
Intervene to save Corydas eggs? #4
Hello,

So this morning I saw my school of bronze corydas acting like they are breeding and now I saw quiet a few eggs on glass and plants.

I've never successfully bred cory catfish before so Im not sure if I should intervene or not to increase the egg surviability

I googled around and some says it's not necessary as scrapping off the eggs can damage it while others say I should move the eggs to a seperate tank to rear the fries.

The tank is 1.7m long and heavily planted with tank mates:
- 2 blue phantom plecos (Young, less than 10cm long)
- 12 Bronze cories
- 12 Sterbai cories
- Bunch of pest snails (Malaysian trumpet mostly)

The majority of the eggs are also near the water out flow of the filter so I'm also concerned that maybe when the eggs hatched, the wrigglers or fries will be sucked into the filter canister.

So should I leave the eggs like that or should I do something?


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Re: Suggestion on mid-dweller softwater fish that can tolerate "decent" flow? #5
I just had a look on them.

Honestly they are not very appealing to me and they are not easily available in my country.

I guess my tank is too warm for most of fast-moving fish?


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  • Posted on: 4/2 0:03
Re: Tank too clean ? #6
Hello
What kind of filtration are you using?

It sounds like you somehow crashed the bacteria colony. Best bet is to find some established filter media to kick start again. Or i have found thr probidio product (biodigest + biotrace) are very useful for jump start.


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  • Posted on: 3/2 23:58
Re: Suggestion on mid-dweller softwater fish that can tolerate "decent" flow? #7
Yea..... i feel like theres no such suitable fish.... at least not that im aware of.
3000l/hr is not that strong from mid to end of the tank but still it'd be better to have strong swimmers


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  • Posted on: 3/2 2:07
Suggestion on mid-dweller softwater fish that can tolerate "decent" flow? #8
Hi all, it's been a while

So finally i've set up my 170x50x60 tank with fast moving - blackwater style.

The tank has a huge piece of wood and thick sand bottom with plants mainly attached to the wood. Flow rate is something like 2500-3000l/hr

The tank is meant for some pleco but Im not adding any pleco yet until the tank and vegetation mature.

So far Im having 10 bronze cory and Im planning to get some more kind of cory. However, the mid level of the tank is really empty now and Im not sure neon or rummy nose can tolerate this kind of flow....

The parameter is:
Temp 27C
gH and kH is 1-3degree (Pretty soft water)

Any suggestion is welcome! I don't like something too big though


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  • Posted on: 28/8/2018 1:23
Re: Fish Tank Size Help #9
Hi,

People are right, your tank is too small. Those fish grow really fast and can grow really big (You don't see those giantic fish often because most of the time they don't receive proper care and die before growing to full potential size)

For all goldfish type, they need to have food almost constantly. So feeding little is not proper care to be honest. They only seem fine because they are hungry and go crazily active when they see you as potentially they will have food.

If you really want to measure the long term health of your fish.... If you've been keeping them for 1 year, they should have been much bigger than they currently are
http://injaf.org/articles-guides/youn ... hild-friendly-fish-tanks/


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  • Posted on: 3/8/2018 10:55
Re: White foam on garden pond #10
Yes it's true that too much protein can be the cause (Basically it means too much nitrogen).

Just test for NO2, NO3 and NH3 - High level of any of these substance can cause foam/bubble like in the water surface.

But since you are also using chemicals/medicine in your pond, this can also be the reason.



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