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chrisbrainsick chrisbrainsick
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  • Posted on: 5/7/2010 11:50
Re: Albino fish #1
They do have red-ish eyes. I think Fishy-Fishy is spot on as they also have the yellow fin underneath.

Mexican tetras look slightly scary. I don't think I'd buy a fish with no eyes :/

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  • Posted on: 5/7/2010 11:26
Re: Albino fish #2
They seem to have a transparent body unlike buenos aires tetras...

http://www.petsolutions.com/Albino-Bu ... res-Tetra+I39310+C79.aspx

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  • Posted on: 5/7/2010 10:22
Albino fish #3
Can anyone identify the fish in these pictures? Not the greatest pictures I know...

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They're freshwater and I believe a small fish. May or may not technically be albino fish.


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  • Posted on: 2/8/2009 16:43
Re: Frozen food #4
Thanks, I would never have thought about not putting in the thawed out liquid in.

Even half a cube woulda been too much for my 5 little rasboras! I was surprised at how easy they were to crush, I guess because it's largely small but solid bits of protein. I crushed a daphnia cube and gave them a tiny bit. They seemed to love it last night but weren't too interested this morning, maybe coz it'd gone bad in the fridge or I maybe been overfeeding them over the last few days. Gonna leave them without feeding now and try them on peas tomorrow evening!


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  • Posted on: 1/8/2009 18:56
Frozen food #5
I bought some frozen food today but I'm not sure what to do with it because the cubes are far to big to use whole. Anyone got any tips? I'm thinking maybe I'll go at them with a hammer and keep the smaller bits in a sealable freezer bag (got a tray of 4 different kinds of food so I could mix the bits up and feed a variety of stuff all in one go).

How long should it last in the freezer? Didn't see a date on it.


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  • Posted on: 9/5/2009 12:26
Some kind of larvae? #6
I'm towards the end of my cycle and found some tiny little things swimming about in my tank. They mainly seem to be just crawling about on my mopani wood. What could they be? I'm thinking it's some kind of larvae but I have no idea really.

They're only about 1mm big so I can't get a picture of them and they kinda look like moving insect eggs.


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  • Posted on: 6/5/2009 11:25
Re: Heater help #7
When I first got my heater it didn't seem to heat up the water to the right temperature so I wacked it up to max, left it till it'd reached the temperature i wanted and then turned it back down and it seems to be ok now.


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  • Posted on: 25/4/2009 14:31
Re: A Sad thing I found out today #8
They do indeed have some good stock at WT. And I didn't even see one fish that I thought looked even slightly worse for wear (although I'm no expert).

I didn't see any peakcock gobies though, which I was hoping to get hold of when my tank has cycled. What do you do if you want something that you can't find? Will places order fish in?


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  • Posted on: 24/4/2009 20:58
Re: A Sad thing I found out today #9
When I went there a girl who works there was flat out refusing to sell someone some variety of fish (wasn't paying that attention) because of the size of his tank which I thought was quite good.

I'm gonna go check out Wholesale Tropicals in Bethnal Green this weekend.


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  • Posted on: 19/4/2009 12:30
Re: RO/Tap water mix #10
Ummm I didn't check the TDS but I did test for hardness and pH. I guess it is more important in the future when there are fish in the tank as I need to be sure that it's going to produce the results I'm expecting and not alter the water chemistry. What's the difference between TDS and KH/GH testing? I guess it's picking up additional elements in the water, but wouldn't these be present in the tap water anyway?


pH is currently 8 with 10 KH. I don't know if it's coincidence and if the plants are just now more acclimatised or something but they are starting to look a bit healthier and I'm seeing some growth too. However, my body hasn't recovered yet.



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