Re: Discuss never successful bred in community?
Discus are notoriously difficult to keep, and sulk if you dont keep the water absolutely spot on. I have kept discus, for about a year. I have successfully bred many fish including angels, and we did get to wrigglers with the discus, then woke up in the morning and they had gone several times. This wasnt a community tank, but there was more than one pair of discus in a large planted tank. I gave my discus to another breeder as I found them very high maintenance. I felt that to succeed I needed to go over to RO completely, and just keep a tank with a pair in. I actually didnt set out to breed them, they were more of a display feature and came as part of a tank I bought from a retiring breeder, but I gave them up as I just found them too picky and miserable.
Just bought a Fluval Roma 125 which has LED but I want more light. I cannot fathom out the kits they sell they look like upgrades for someone who has T5s but I might be wrong.
There are two ways (at least:
By another Fluval light bar (no idea which) or By another brand or ebay lighting bar which will fit.
I want to grow and support a decent aquascape and I feel I probably dont have enough lumens. Has anyone bought a lighting upgrade who can advise me. I have to get this right, we moved into a beautiful new home but I am only allowed ONE TANK this time.
Seachem Prime is a good idea. Something else occurred to me, do you have anyone living nearby who has a fish tank with a mature filter? If you do, swap some filter media with them, you get half of their mature media, put it in your filter when you get one, and you already have some of the "good bacteria" to help consume the ammonia and nitrite.
A water testing kit is a good investment too, and an airstone and airpump.
Tetra goldfish Japan Gold sinking pellets (the sinking bit is most important) are the staple food for my fancies. They also get weekly helpings of shelled peas and frozen bloodworm. This diet was suggested to me a few years ago by people on this group, I followed it and it has worked well. I have since been told that the Tetra goldfish Japan Gold is the same as Tetra Sterlet pellets though and these are cheaper. I havent checked out this last piece of info though.
I am buying a 5ft diameter tub which is 2 ft 6 deep, to make a goldfish pond. Would anyone like to give me any advice? I have indoor tanks but have never had an outdoor pond and Im not sure what filter I need.
I am reviving my idea for a shell dweller tank. I have just bought 3 of 24" x 12 x 15" tanks second hand and I have got some racking for my bedroom and would like some shell dwellers.
When I looked into this last time, I decided I liked Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus as they were colourful and attractive but this was when I was considering filling a 4 ft tank with them. I still have these in mind, but also have looked into multies, N. brevis, L. ocellatus gold amongst other things. I havent seen any locally but know that Wharf in Nottinghamshire has them in stock and can drive there in about an hour.
I was going to use sand as substrate which i understand is essential, plus escargot shells. I have water which has pH of 7.6 to 8 and is moderately hard.
Can anyone give me an idea which ones would suit my circumstances best, also which are the most attractive, fun to watch etc. I would be grateful for any more advice also.
I have got a couple of internal filters running as spares on my other tanks as well as a pair of air driven sponges so my filtration is ready. Just need the fish.
You can make a sandy "beach" for your corys by making a semi circle at the front of the tank and fencing off the area with appropriately shaped pieces of bogwood. The bogwood separates the sand from the gravel. You can also do this with rocks. I did this and my corys loved it. So much so that I just used sand in my new tank.