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Forum: Over the Pond - EU & Beyond Today, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Coursair
Once they get comfortable and the hormones kick...

Once they get comfortable and the hormones kick in that could change in an instant.


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Forum: Over the Pond - EU & Beyond Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Coursair
You have 25 US Gallons. Minus the area your...

You have 25 US Gallons. Minus the area your substrate takes up.

In a heavily planted tank with lots of floating plants, they might stake out separate territories.
Your tank looks like the upper...
Forum: Over the Pond - EU & Beyond Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Coursair
Both male. May kill each other. Smoke...

Both male. May kill each other.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 36
Posted By Coursair
Did you store tell you it would be ok ? ...

Did you store tell you it would be ok ?

Don't take their advice.

Fish need tanks that are proper for their adult size. The Cories at most stores are babies or juveniles. They get bigger. Or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 123
Posted By Coursair
Considering my Betta killed 2 batches of Cories...

Considering my Betta killed 2 batches of Cories in a 12g it doesn't always work out.

The only Cories I'll recommend for a 10g are the three pygmy species. Since you can fit 5-6 in there as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 612
Posted By Coursair
Sand or Gravel

Considering the OP wants a heavily planted tank...sand wins for me.

Planet Catfish always recommends sand for Cories. Smooth gravel is ok, but not considered ideal.

With planted tanks. Sand...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 36
Posted By Coursair
Way too small a tank for either of these fish....

Way too small a tank for either of these fish. Albino C aeneus hit 3".

Should be in a shoal of at least 6.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=51

I hope your fish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 612
Posted By Coursair
If you read this thread, a bunch of us will...

If you read this thread, a bunch of us will politely disagree with you.




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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Today, 01:24 PM
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Views: 73
Posted By Coursair
Trim off the bad leaves. Leave any green ones....

Trim off the bad leaves. Leave any green ones. Make sure it's not completely shaded out.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By Coursair
With small fish, do big groups. I've seen...

With small fish, do big groups.

I've seen big groups of Neons. Like 30+ those look great.

Big group of Cories.

10-15 C sterbai for example would look great.

Dense area of plants and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By Coursair
If you find a local club, you can often get stuff...

If you find a local club, you can often get stuff free or cheap.

A member gave me free substrate.

Plants are free clippings from members' tanks

My ferts were purchased DIY from another...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 123
Posted By Coursair
If it was me, I would add a piece of driftwood...

If it was me, I would add a piece of driftwood with a Java Fern. Give your Betta some real plants to hide in and rest on. The plants can move into your 20g. Java Ferns will grow under almost any...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 123
Posted By Coursair
The ONLY things I would recommend for such a bare...

The ONLY things I would recommend for such a bare tank set up would be.

Ghost Shrimp

They might survive.

Normal Dwarf Cories hit 2-3" and need at least a 20L for enough real estate to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 612
Posted By Coursair
I have TMS ( the black). It settles pretty...

I have TMS ( the black). It settles pretty quickly for me. It is fine grained, but fish and plants love it. With some help from ferts.


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Forum: Member Introductions Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 335
Posted By Coursair
I never had to do the rocks in water. I had so...

I never had to do the rocks in water. I had so many live plants, my Otos grazed those. They eat Biofilm, not just visible algae.


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Forum: Member Introductions Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 335
Posted By Coursair
By "River" rocks I just meant large smooth rocks....

By "River" rocks I just meant large smooth rocks.
Size looks fine. I would just use shallow water and a sunny window. I'll ask my friend who was doing this for her Hillstream Loaches.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 219
Posted By Coursair
False julii, aka C. Trilineatus are a bit too big...

False julii, aka C. Trilineatus are a bit too big for a 10 gallon in my opinion. You can keep it in there for now but they actually do need bigger tanks ,they hit 2 inches as adults. A 20 long...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 612
Posted By Coursair
My tips for a Sand tank. 1. If you have an HOB...

My tips for a Sand tank.
1. If you have an HOB filter use foam over the intake. That will prevent you getting sand into the impellers.

2. If you have a long intake, you may want to shorten it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Coursair
The shrimp would need a patch of Java Moss to...

The shrimp would need a patch of Java Moss to hide in, something dense or they'll be lunch.
Watch the Mollies. You have plenty of room, which should help, but I consider mollies semi-aggressive esp...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 352
Posted By Coursair
Asking the OP Russ to share tank pics. I'm sure...

Asking the OP Russ to share tank pics. I'm sure many members would like to see a tank with nice fake plants. Many folks aren't into live for now.

If the OP wants others to post well done tanks,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 135
Posted By Coursair
Your Ph is on the high side, but many Cories are...

Your Ph is on the high side, but many Cories are farmed and not Wild Caught.

I hope you figure it out. Do you use Salt ?


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Forum: DIY Projects 10-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 352
Posted By Coursair
I do water changes weekly. I add Ferts after...

I do water changes weekly. I add Ferts after adding new water. I replace DIY Root Caps every 4 months.
I have Low Light/Low Tech set ups.

No Algae. My plants help keep that in check. I do trim...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 279
Posted By Coursair
This is one of my tanks. Too much light just...

This is one of my tanks. Too much light just grows algae. I'm a member of San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society. I'm not an expert, but some of my club members are. Tom Barr is a member. He...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-28-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 384
Posted By Coursair
What are you feeding ? Are you giving any frozen...

What are you feeding ? Are you giving any frozen bloodworms ? Our Pictus went nuts for them. You can use a turkey Baster to target feed. Quality sinking Shrimp pellets like Omega One are good also. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-28-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 185
Posted By Coursair
Yeah I've used the Azoo Palm in the past with...

Yeah I've used the Azoo Palm in the past with good results. Even has adjustable flow.


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