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General Fishkeeping Chat / Re: Effect of photoperiod on pH
« Last post by Sue on Today at 09:23:08 AM »
If there was ammonia above trace level, this would be affected in the sense that more of it would be in the toxic ammonia form at higher pH. In a cycled tank or pond there should be no ammonia measurable with standard test kits but Helen's Seneye is much more sensitive so probably will be able to detect ammonia. What I don't know is whether Seneye can distinguish between ammonia and ammonium - @Helen over to you on this one  :)

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General Fishkeeping Chat / Re: Effect of photoperiod on pH
« Last post by daveyng on Yesterday at 11:09:21 PM »
I had the same effect in the Pond over the summer. The pH shot up from about noon. (When direct sunlight) hit the water. I ended up covering it for a few hours each day to prevent this.
Did this also affect the NH3 levels ?
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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by Rustle on Yesterday at 09:34:33 PM »
It happened quick and I can't work out why. It's not a parasite as I can't see no white stringy poo or any signs of worms etc. It looks like a waiting game then.
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General Fishkeeping Chat / Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Last post by Sue on Yesterday at 09:22:57 PM »
Actually that makes a lot of sense if they are in a corner of the temporary building. It will be easy enough to move shelves of decor, food, filter media etc once the new building is finally built, but setting up a lot of tanks and the filtration system isn't something to be done quickly, nor would it be easy to move.
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General Fishkeeping Chat / Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Last post by fcmf on Yesterday at 08:43:02 PM »
In that case it's a good thing we haven't braved the Christmas crush  ;D I don't use Facebook, I just go by MA's website. Presumably they do have dry goods?
Yes, according to a comment on that page.  :D
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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by fcmf on Yesterday at 08:33:45 PM »
Don't think it can be that, then, unless you're feeding a huge amount in the morning. I now feed several times per day but mine are definitely much slimmer.

I also don't think it can be the algae wafer to blame as I think the shrimp and ottos will get most of the share, and one algae wafer per week is unlikely to have much effect. I've noticed my two smaller harlequins hang around over the snail food dish and peck at the food frequently, yet no bloating.

Hmmm - think best to follow Sue's advice and see what happens.

Were the harlies much slimmer, then just expanded suddenly and recently, or has it been gradual?
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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by Rustle on Yesterday at 07:44:55 PM »
I only feed them once a day in the morning. The only thing I can think of  that in the last month I have been dissolving an algae wafer in tank water then spreading it over the tank once a week to feed all the shrimp and ottos.

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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by fcmf on Yesterday at 06:36:23 PM »
Hi Rustle,

As they aren't livebearer fish, they won't be pregnant as such - but it's possible they may be eggbound as Sue mentions. Are all of them female, though? It seems a little coincidental if they are, yet they all look a similar shape.

I've had my harlies for 3.5 years. I'm not certain how many males and how many females I have, but think the slightly rounder ones are female; however, none of them have looked as round as yours or eggbound.  Looking at the video, I'd hazard a guess that yours eat more than mine - how much food do you give them and how often?

 
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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by Sue on Yesterday at 04:32:57 PM »
It is impossible to tell if they are female from the video I'm afraid - and they can't be egg bound if they are male  :)
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The Emergency Room / Re: Rasboras Bloated or Pregnant
« Last post by Rustle on Yesterday at 04:28:18 PM »
Thank you Sue I'm guessing not pregnant then. I will hold off on the salts.i just fed them Daphnia but have no plastic or silk plants but will pick one up tomorrow.
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