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FALLON FALLON
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  • Posted on: 28/2/2008 0:05
snail eating fish? #1
I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for a snail eating fish i can put with my mollies in a 40gal. slightly brackish tank. I'd like something i can have in the community and i know that puffers aren't so good for that, and i know loaches don't like the salt. Anyway, any suggestions would be really helpful, thanks!


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  • Posted on: 15/11/2007 0:24
Re: Pygmy Puffer Fish? #2
i have three of them in my well planted 10gal, they are really great, with super personalities. plus, they help me out with my little snail problem in my 20gal. I heard they can be pretty mean with other fish, even those bigger than them, so it's probably best to keep them alone, plus they like lots of plants so they can't see the others constantly. I've only had them a week, but i totally recommend them, as long as you have a seperate tank and quite a few plants.


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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 18:22
Re: sudden guppy death? #3
upon the moving the guppies, i now have 7 guppy fry!


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  • Posted on: 9/11/2007 22:24
Re: sudden guppy death? #4
re: beta
yeah, i was very iffy on that issue, even though Anzu(my beta) would love the environment in there.

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i ended up moving the guppies in with the mollies and they're getting along fine!


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  • Posted on: 9/11/2007 18:17
Re: sudden guppy death? #5
hmm, very interesting. i knew about the toxicity of the newts, but wasn't really sure about how it would affect the fish. i'm going to move the guppies with my mollies and leave the newts on their own for a little while. if i were to get a larger tank, does anyone know how a beta splendins and the newts would get along?


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  • Posted on: 9/11/2007 3:37
sudden guppy death? #6
so, i recently bought 4 guppies to put in with my three young fire belly newts in a 10 gallon paludarium. i've had the tank running with the newts for about a month now and decided to get some buddies for them, and they've been in the tank for almost a week now. unfortunately, when i came home after work today i found the male guppy totally disoriented with one of the females pecking at his face. i immediately thought it to be some kind of fungus, and quarantined him. it seemed to me that the one side of his face was swollen and upon further inspection, it didn't look much like a fungus at all. the weirdest thing about it is that it took about an hour after i came home that he died, when he was perfectly normal and eating fine this morning. i did add a bit of moss to the land area last night(which those newts love), but he was doing really well this morning. the temperature of the water was at 74F and the females are just fine. could this maybe be from one of the newts perhaps wanting a snack, and had eyes bigger than his stomach? i have noticed the newts watching the fish from the land quite a bit, but i havn't actually seen them interact yet. comments?


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  • Posted on: 9/11/2007 3:02
Re: Feeding insectivorous/carnivorous reptiles. #7
i have three fire belly newts, with plants in and surrounding the tank. the plants surrounding the tank have a bit of a problem with fungus gnats, but no worries because when the gnats get trapped in the tank, the newts snatch them right up! yum!