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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-14-2012, 04:19 AM
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Posted By smomus
Oops didn't mean to post the pic 3 times! Here is...

Oops didn't mean to post the pic 3 times! Here is another better pic
And forgot to add, no fish or anything new for several months.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-14-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By smomus
I have a black skirt tetra that has a bump just...

I have a black skirt tetra that has a bump just under his mouth. It almost looks like a pimple ready to be popped. The closest thing I've been able to find is that it may be a fish louse..? From what...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 08-19-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,381
Posted By smomus
I have a divided 10 gal. There is a male betta on...

I have a divided 10 gal. There is a male betta on one side and a female on the other. There are also several dwarf frogs in there. The frogs have a little opening where they can go back and forth to...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 08-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 73,728
Posted By smomus
yes i know. i have a green spot puffer myself....

yes i know. i have a green spot puffer myself. but the mts have cone shells making them very very hard shelled snails. puffers should not be eating these snails because of this. they can choke to...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 08-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 73,728
Posted By smomus
Anyone for some MTS? Malasian Trumpet Snails -...

Anyone for some MTS?
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or maybe...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-01-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,166
Posted By smomus
Hey I killed my mower yesterday too! And almost...

Hey I killed my mower yesterday too! And almost my dog :(
Anyway looking forward to pics :)
Forum: New Acquisitions 08-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By smomus
He is cute! Can you get some better pics? He...

He is cute! Can you get some better pics? He looks like a figure 8 to me..
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,166
Posted By smomus
That looks like a figure 8 puffer..? Or maybe...

That looks like a figure 8 puffer..? Or maybe even a green spot? Are you positive its a dwarf?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,232
Posted By smomus
I'm sorry you lost another one! Is your last one...

I'm sorry you lost another one! Is your last one not healthy either?
Forum: New Acquisitions 07-30-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By smomus
Makes sense! Thanks :)

Makes sense! Thanks :)
Forum: New Acquisitions 07-30-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By smomus
What would the factors be terrance?

What would the factors be terrance?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By smomus
Ok sorry.. what I mean by bottom out.. ...

Ok sorry..
what I mean by bottom out..
Sometimes if there is an issue with the tank the ph will drop, drastically! In that case its important to be able to measure where its at. Otherwise the high...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By smomus
If its high it will register the highest color....

If its high it will register the highest color. No need to use the low one unless it bottoms out for some odd reason
Forum: New Acquisitions 07-29-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By smomus
When you thaw it out put some garlic in with it...

When you thaw it out put some garlic in with it that might stimulate his appetite.
Also ask for pest snails, no need to buy. Pond snails and ramshorn snails are the best. Avoid Malaysian trumpeter...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By smomus
Mine is .25 also. Stop I always have a trace of...

Mine is .25 also. Stop I always have a trace of ammonia. Glad you got the test kit! See nothing to worry about!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By smomus
Nope! I have air stones in all my tanks. It does...

Nope! I have air stones in all my tanks. It does add a tiny bit to aeration of the water, but not much. Its more for aesthetic purposes. Some fish do like to play in the bubbles too!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By smomus
That's all part of this hobby :) the only way you...

That's all part of this hobby :) the only way you can go now is up, right?
My first tank I got in March. It was already established, or so I thought! The filter had no media in it, and I wasn't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By smomus
You have been given some good advice just wanted...

You have been given some good advice just wanted to chime in and let you know I like the look of your tank! Also there should be no problem with the glass jars
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By smomus
I agree 100%

I agree 100%
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By smomus
I would say leave the ph alone too. Just make...

I would say leave the ph alone too. Just make sure it is stable.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By smomus
I'm no expert on chiclids but I think you might...

I'm no expert on chiclids but I think you might need a bigger tank
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By smomus
Do you know what the sg needs to be for an eel?

Do you know what the sg needs to be for an eel?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By smomus
Yes I've had him for about a month and wanted to...

Yes I've had him for about a month and wanted to make sure he was healthy and good. And I needed to get the $ to buy a refractometer.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By smomus
Cycle it as fresh then. After it is cycled raise...

Cycle it as fresh then. After it is cycled raise the salinity slowly. The recommended is .002 per week. I'm currently doing this with my green spot puffer tank, also a 20.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By smomus
Do it! Nothing wrong with a water change

Do it! Nothing wrong with a water change
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