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Old 06-17-2011, 08:33 AM   #1
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hi guys , kinda new the aquarium thing , had a few small tanks as a kid and decided i wanted another but went with a 55 gallon this time. didnt really research much and went with what the pet store said about a 24 hour cycle before adding fish , big mistake been fighting amonia ever since and now my large pink gourammi has ich , got kordon ich attack and its already clearing , hopfully i can add to and learn a lot of this community , nice to meet you all
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA! Do you have a test kit? Is it strips or liquid?
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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got strips and i dont like them because there hard to read and ive read the accuracy isnt the greatest , none of the pet stores around me carry a liquid test , gonna order a liquid test online when i get paid
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got strips and i dont like them because there hard to read and ive read the accuracy isnt the greatest , none of the pet stores around me carry a liquid test , gonna order a liquid test online when i get paid
Sounds good. The API master kit Is the most recommended kit here, and I find it has very accurate results.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
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yea thats the kit im looking at
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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Good! You're on the right track. Also for ich, I like the ich attack a lot, but there's another method that works better. You need to slowly heat the aquarium to 86 degrees fahrenheit, and dose aquarium salt one tablespoon per 5 gallons of water. Treat until symptoms are gone for 3 days. Go ahead and finish up with the ich attack though. The salt is good to have on hand.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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ive also been having problems with my large pink (hes 7.5 inches) guarami eating , ive seen him filter feeding and picking at the gravel but when i feed hes not interested in the food, either flake or frozen brine shrimp , ive had him for over a month now and hes still very healthy except the ich , could he been getting enough food through filter feeding and alge ?
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ive also been having problems with my large pink (hes 7.5 inches) guarami eating , ive seen him filter feeding and picking at the gravel but when i feed hes not interested in the food, either flake or frozen brine shrimp , ive had him for over a month now and hes still very healthy except the ich , could he been getting enough food through filter feeding and alge ?
What other fish are in the tank? It sounds like he may be getting out-competed for food.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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another small pink gourammi , 6 tetras , and a pictus cat fish , i have plans for some neon tetra , a couple blue gurami , a couple angels and a clown loach
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another small pink gourammi , 6 tetras , and a pictus cat fish
Alrighty then, well... Pictus cats school... So I'd get 2 more of them lol, but other then that, what type of tetras and what are you feeding?
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