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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By Coursair
Water change and if you have Prime use extra....

Water change and if you have Prime use extra. Keep Ammonia as close to zero as possible and nitrates less than 20.

The fish is being poisoned by the bad water.

If you need to medicate you can...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Yesterday, 02:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By Coursair
In spite of using Aqadvisor I do Not recommend...

In spite of using Aqadvisor I do Not recommend Mollies in a 10g. These can hit 2-3" per fish and they have a big bioload. There isn't enough room for the females to get away from the male so they...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Coursair
Male Gouramis can get highly territorial as they...

Male Gouramis can get highly territorial as they mature. They are not social.

I usually say one to a tank unless it's a big tank.

Try to give them tall or floating plants to break up sight...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish Yesterday, 02:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,132
Posted By Coursair
Ok, the OP has been learning her fish names that...

Ok, the OP has been learning her fish names that her store gave her bad info on.

Steep learning curve, but she's trying to do what's right for the fish. Her store really sold her a bunch of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Coursair
Add more Otos. Mine loved Rapashy Gel Diets or I...

Add more Otos. Mine loved Rapashy Gel Diets or I grow algae on smooth stones in my windowsill in a bowl of shallow water.

More Cardinals !

Cories are great. Try habrosus if you want little...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Coursair
Removing unwanted fish in a heavily planted tank...

Two nets sometimes works. Or try a clear jar or container and herd them into that. I used to catch fish with just a specimen cup at work. I don't like to net them if I don't have to.

Keep calm...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Coursair
What cfl bulbs for 20 gallon high aquarium

How long are you leaving lights on ?

Reduce to 6hrs daily and keep up water changes and don't overfeed. This will help reduce Algae. Test your water as well.

Algae means something is out of...
Forum: Classifieds 07-29-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Coursair
Mutt Mollies ? I don't know that anyone will pay...

Mutt Mollies ? I don't know that anyone will pay for them, if they do it wouldn't be $3 AFAIK.

Those are all nice fish. I hope you are keeping each type separate. Love the Sailfins, don't have a...
Forum: Classifieds 07-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Coursair
Pure Lines are more valuable. LFSs might give...

Pure Lines are more valuable. LFSs might give you store credit. It won't be much. People are constantly trying to give away Livebearers such as Mollies.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,762
Posted By Coursair
They are. But they are hard to kill and are often...

They are. But they are hard to kill and are often subjected to GF tanks. That's one reason so many people have them. They are sold as beginner fish.

As far as being a cleanup crew, they poop as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-28-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,762
Posted By Coursair
Be careful with Plecos. Common Plecos hit 24"....

Be careful with Plecos. Common Plecos hit 24". They have huge bioloads just like GF. As they mature they get very spiky. They prefer neutral to lower PH water with driftwood. Opposite of GF.
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-28-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Coursair
I do a mix of tap and Distilled water to lower...

I do a mix of tap and Distilled water to lower TDS and PH. My mix depends on my tap water and tank water tests. Usually about 50/50.

My other 10g has ADA Amazonia Multi as a substrate so PH stays...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-28-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,132
Posted By Coursair
I hope the OP sticks around. This is a good...

I hope the OP sticks around. This is a good place. I would love to give good advice. It is frustrating as a new person when the store lets you down.

And them tagging the fish Danio Tetras is so...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Coursair
I always do a water change as a first response....

I always do a water change as a first response. Test your water as well as the tap water.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 335
Posted By Coursair
I think if you use thick solid wood and make it...

I think if you use thick solid wood and make it the same size as the top of your chest of drawers that would distribute the weight ?

You can stain it to match :)

I have two 10g on my night...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,132
Posted By Coursair
Danios are NOT part of the Tetra family. ...

Danios are NOT part of the Tetra family.

Tetras are Characins
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetra

They are usually from South America

Danios are Cyprinidae ...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 07-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By Coursair
I only have little fish with little mouths. They...

I only have little fish with little mouths. They are Nano species ( stay small )
They leave adults alone, but do eat babies.

This started as Shrimp and Otos only. Started with 15 RCS. Got to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-27-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By Coursair
There is a ton of info on feeding Fancies on this...

There is a ton of info on feeding Fancies on this site. Frozen/thawed/shelled Green Peas at least weekly.

No floating food EVER. Fancies gulp too much air eating at the top.

Sinking Goldfish...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 07-27-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By Coursair
Can people post picks of your fish and what breed they are

Old Vid of my 10g. All live plants.

Threadfin Rainbows
Celestial Pearl Danios
Corydoras habrosus
Otocinclus
Scarlet Badis
Red Cherry Shrimp
Crystal Red Shrimp
Forum: New Acquisitions 07-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 265
Posted By Coursair
My friend has a few species of Hillstreams in a...

My friend has a few species of Hillstreams in a 75g. She has two big HOBs and a powerhead so there is lots of flow. Heavily planted. Lots of smooth river rocks.

There favorite food besides soft...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 202
Posted By Coursair
Sounds like your Sword will be happy soon !! ...

Sounds like your Sword will be happy soon !!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-27-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 684
Posted By Coursair
Please don't exceed recommended wattage of your...

Please don't exceed recommended wattage of your fixture. Fires are bad :(


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 922
Posted By Coursair
What to do with a 10 gallon

If you are asking about my tank ?

There are many species of plants. Lots of Crypts species and stems and mosses. There is a list in my profile.

No gravel. I used black sand.

The surface...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-23-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,132
Posted By Coursair
That's a lot of fish. Livebearers like Guppies...

That's a lot of fish.
Livebearers like Guppies are pretty messy for their size.

What kind of Tetras ? There are a ton of species.

I don't think you are overstocked necessarily, but I would...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-23-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,132
Posted By Coursair
Not all tetras are Guppy safe either. ...

Not all tetras are Guppy safe either.


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