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Offline fcmf

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« Reply #900 on: October 05, 2017, 07:53:01 AM »
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Have you tried the fish on live/frozen food? Most fish will eat that when they won't eat anything else. i don't mean to feed bloodworm etc exclusively, just to see if he will eat some then you'll know he can eat.
I would very much advocate buying the garlic-infused frozen food. My LFS advocated it (the brine shrimp in my case given the fish I have), plus some Microbe-Lift Herbtana, when my x-ray tetra was in poorly recently. I only bought the garlic-infused brine shrimp - but what a "hit" it has been among everyone from the outset and causes widespread excitement in a way no other food does. Even the two small harlies, who can be very fussy about what food to take if it's not the right size/shape/texture, and who generally ignore the standard frozen food in the tropical fish quartet or spit it out, zoom off at top speed to capture this and munch away happily on it.

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« Reply #901 on: October 05, 2017, 10:15:01 AM »
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I'd forgotten about garlic! If you have your own garlic press or garlic juice you can soak dry food in that as well as adding some to defrosting frozen food.

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« Reply #902 on: October 10, 2017, 07:02:23 PM »
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May have found the answer to running out of space for more tanks.
Not sure how the filtration would work, but.....

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« Reply #903 on: October 10, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
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I think the worst tank design I've seen recently are half fish bowls that screw in the the wall like a picture.  How on earth your expected to heat, filter etc. tanks like that I have no idea.

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« Reply #904 on: October 10, 2017, 08:23:06 PM »
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I think the fish in keyrings sold in the far east a few years ago beat that  :( http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/live-fish-and-reptiles-sold-as.html

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« Reply #905 on: October 10, 2017, 08:37:07 PM »
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I forgot about that... absolutely disgusting and I'm probably more open to cultural differences than most. That is wrong through and through.

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« Reply #906 on: October 10, 2017, 09:24:06 PM »
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I've seen pictures of the wall-mounted half bowls, but luckily I've never seen them for sale in any shop.
I'd never heard of the keyring ones before.
Really wish I hadn't clicked on the link.
Words fail me.

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« Reply #907 on: October 16, 2017, 12:01:26 PM »
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Well, passed my GCSE's good enough for college and im in the mood to totally re-do my tank. The whiptails, julii, tetras and siamese flying fox are going in the 190L and im keeping the panda corydoras, guppy, glass cats and khuli loaches in my 55L as im thining about shrimp... Any suggestions and sorry for my long break!

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« Reply #908 on: October 16, 2017, 04:35:24 PM »
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Many congratulations on your exam results @apache6467   :cheers:

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« Reply #909 on: October 16, 2017, 10:15:15 PM »
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One suggestion if you get different coloured shrimp which can breed together (eg. caridina sp.) They will often produce grey/brown dull offspring which you may wish to avoid. Of course keeping something like red cherry shrimp with amano shrimp as I do avoids this issue.

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« Reply #910 on: October 17, 2017, 09:51:32 AM »
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Congrats on the exam results  :)
What is the next step for you? I know you've mentioned college, but doing what exactly?

With shrimps you meed to make sure that different shrimp species need the same water parameters - pH, harness and temperature - just the same as for fish.
Red cherry shrimps are the easiest. There are different colours (orange, yellow, blue, chocolate) but these are more delicate having been selectively bred from red cherries, which in their turn were selectively bred from the brownish wild ones.
Amanos and ghost/glass shrimps are next easiest.
Crystal reds & blacks are harder, as are things like tiger shrimps.

The best source of info on shrimps is Planet Inverts

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« Reply #911 on: October 17, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »
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I have my eye on a couple of bamboo shrimp...something a bit different.  :)

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