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    glass pots

    Hi, Does anyone know where I might buy clear glass pots or something that could be used for planting that was clear glass and relatively inexpensive? I'm thinking of pyrex bowls. Not having a hole in the bottom doesn't matter. Also, what would people recommend for a small lighting system...
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    I may have overdosed the tank.. help!

    Hi, If you ever do it again, try mixing it in a jar of water first and then pouring it in with the filter running. I have used a tsp of hydrogen perxoide per 5 gallons of water for decades as an O2 booster when the power fails or in water change problems and have never killed a fish. Bobby
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    30 Gallon Tank

    Hi, Cardinals are tricky but doable. First, make sure the LFS has the cardinals in a tank all to themselves -- very important. Make sure they bag them alone -- not with any other fish. Check the fish in the tank. Do they have full tummies? Are their any slow moving ones or ones hanging around...
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    Why did you vote

    "happy days are here again. Let us sing a song of cheer again. Happy Days are here again." The bums finally got the bum's rush. Now they can all go home and make all the money they want to since that's all they love, attend church every waking hour since Jesus is the be all and end all of...
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    Endler's Livebearer

    Hello Everyone, especially Nflytrap,    I'm finally back after the move from hell. Don't even ask just a case of the best laid plans of mice and men. Still no tanks going yet but I am planning. It looks like I can fit 8 30's where I'm at now. I need to get some nice stands built first. Now...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, I think a pen would work but I'm not sure it is necessary unless you think they'd be eaten otherwise. Alot of killie guys have raised killies outside in ponds in the summer but they were in killie only ponds. With good flow through netting the pen should be ok. Don't let the covered...
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    Adrian Slack's book

    Hi All, I usually post in the freshwater category but I found a fairly reasonably priced copy of Slack's Insect Eating Plants and I have to say it is a wonderful book. I'd recommend it to everyone. The information seems quite good to my inexperienced eyes and I like the photos. What happened...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, Yes, I had around a 100 tanks when I was mass producing gularis. As far as fry, I leave new born fry up to about a 100 in a 3-4 gallon plastic storage box for the first 2-3 weeks -- depending on the species. I keep several snails in there and plants. I am adding water over those 2 weeks...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, I have never found killie fry to be that canabalistic. I am sure the Megalebias and Giant Notho are but the rest never seemed so to me, but then again I feed them well, use lots of live bbs twice a day, give them room from the get go and have plants in the tanks. I think alot of people...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    gardneri rarely if ever need to be forced hatched. They want to see the world. Good news on the fry. I bet you will soon be drowning in gardneri. They grow quickly too. Bobby
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    I think you could get the same reaction by separating the familiar male for a bit and then placing them together but there is evidence that certain pairs are simply more compatible and prove to be better breeders. Beyond that I do not know. Bobby
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, Great news. Daphnia and BS are not so rich but anything in excess causes a problem. Feed well but small portions when in a breeding cycle and then feed the flakes and BS and daphnia when resting them. Fundulopanchax are prone to bloat, dropsey and obescity so just be careful with the...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, That female gardneri looks a bit too fat. I'd lay off the rich food for a bit as Fundulopanchax are so prone to developing dropsy and I hate to see you loose her. The males look great and I am glad the eggs are pouring in. Gardneri are usually egg machines. Bring females to the store...
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    Fungus Among Us

    Hi, Careful on the RO/rainwater water changes as you are dealing with very soft usually acidic water then and the pet store may be using harder alkaline water. I rapid drop in water softness especially can kill fish by causing water to fill and rupture their cells. Unless your tap water is...
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    Fungus Among Us

    Hi,   When you do a water change -- and 50% is fine -- make sure you let the new water hit the water surface as you pour it in to pull O2 into the new water and be sure to de-chlorinate it before adding it to the tank. If you fill a bucket with a hose with the tip of the hose underwater there...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N,   Oh, they're definitely eating the eggs. Best ways to prevent that is to use a number of both floating and sinking mops; make the mops thick; watch to see when they usually spawn and collect eggs soon after but not immediately so the shells can harden some or breed over peat moss and...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, That breeding tank looks great. Sorry to hear the Nothos are not panning out. I thought they would this time. SA's are easier, though. I'm still in Texas but will be moved by the first of June. The last of the tanks and fish went out this past weekend -- a very funny feeling. I still...
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    Fungus Among Us

    Hi, Do a 50-60% water change every day as your water chemistry is probably a mess due to new tank cycling thus causing the fungus. Sometimes a teaspoon of non-iodized salt per gallon dissolved before pouring into the tank will kill fungus, otherwise, get a good fungicide -- Jungle's Pond...
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    Austrolebias nigripinnis'Villa Soriano'

    Hi N, Nice looking nigripinnis -- excellent color. You really caught them at their best. How are the Notho fry? Any more hatches? Have you had a chance to try the worm food? Are the gardneri doing anything yet? Bobby
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    Did I ever give more info on these?

    Hi Joe, I thought Diapterons were all cool water fish. The water you will have to play with and see as some fish adapt. They are suppose to be mean little guys though. I still say the Austrolebias are the best. Don't judge by that nigripinnis location as it is a bit odd. Bobby
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