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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By vitacrux
Ah thank you, I had not accounted for the first...

Ah thank you, I had not accounted for the first "pouting" as the potential problem!
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-13-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By vitacrux
Pale Jack Dempsey, Possible Overstock?

Hello All, not sure if these forums are still active or not. Returning after several years. I have recently (3 weeks ago) upgraded my 55 gallon to a 75 gal aquarium. The 55 gal was home to a Jack...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 02-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By vitacrux
Restocking Help

So I've had a tragedy pretty sure it was bloat that killed off a majority of my stock and I'm looking at restocking my 55gal in the next week or so. I know that some of my fish aren't ideal matches...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 02-20-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By vitacrux
Okay thank you guys I will try a larger one...

Okay thank you guys I will try a larger one tonight. As for the nitrate media what am I looking for? Right now I've got two layers of ceramic and two layers of polyfil?

Sent from my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 02-19-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By vitacrux
Nitrate help

So I've had a total of four fish deaths now, the first one I thought was random but then after two more today I tested my water, ammonia and nitrites were 0 but my nitrates were off the charts, I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 02-18-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By vitacrux
I'm not sure what the average life span is...

I'm not sure what the average life span is either. I've attached a picture for diagnostic purposes. Not sure about parasite I haven't introduced new food and my other fish seem fine.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 02-18-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By vitacrux
Mysterious death

So I've had my albino bn for about two or three years now, and I came today to find him suddenly dead. My parameters are okay other than a nitrate spike and algae bloom which I'm treating with pwcs....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By vitacrux
If he is having fish deaths, then you don't want...

If he is having fish deaths, then you don't want anything from his tank in yours. What they meant to say was that if you had a neighbor with a healthy established aquarium then you should seed with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-03-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,658
Posted By vitacrux
Someone else may chime in with another theory,...

Someone else may chime in with another theory, that's the nice thing about the forum you get alot of different input from people with different opinions. I wouldn't rule out nipping just because it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,658
Posted By vitacrux
My guess would be that the tiger barbs are...

My guess would be that the tiger barbs are getting nippy as they are pretty notorious for it, however if you are able to keep them in a larger group of say six or eight they are more likely to leave...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 08-02-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By vitacrux
Assuming you don't have an Oscar or even more...

Assuming you don't have an Oscar or even more aggressive fish in your 29 gal then yea that would work fine.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 08-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By vitacrux
My male yellow lab took a couple of chunks out of...

My male yellow lab took a couple of chunks out of my striped peacocks tail one day so I had to move him. I would say it's probably a case by case basis but make sure you have a back up plan in case.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 08-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By vitacrux
Yea my Peacock eel used to like to swim inside my...

Yea my Peacock eel used to like to swim inside my Aztec bubble head, but I was always nervous because alot of the times the inside of things like that aren't prepared with as much caution as the...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-29-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By vitacrux
I was wondering if dominance had something to do...

I was wondering if dominance had something to do with it. Because he is the sub dominant.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By vitacrux
How long...

How long will it take for my male Kenyi to completely change from blue to yellow?

He is about 3" and started showing yellow more than a month ago now, but he seems to be stuck in like a bluish...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-27-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By vitacrux
We need to know your tank size to answer if this...

We need to know your tank size to answer if this is compatable or not. Also make sure you only stock 1/3 of your total stock at a time. ( Some people say less but as long as you are properly cycled...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-25-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By vitacrux
Almost looks like a female kenyi to me. Is there...

Almost looks like a female kenyi to me. Is there any striping on the fish, there is a slight glare that makes it hard to see.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-24-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By vitacrux
I second the Fluval 405 suggestion.

I second the Fluval 405 suggestion.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By vitacrux
If you are going the route of pleco's you should...

If you are going the route of pleco's you should look into a Bristlenose pleco because they only grow to about 5", where as commons grow up to a foot and a half. As for other fish suggestions, are...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-22-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By vitacrux
I think you may have a couple different issues at...

I think you may have a couple different issues at work here. The first being that adding sixteen fish to a tank at once is alot, so you are probably experiencing a mini cycle. If you could post your...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By vitacrux
I second this, did you paint that wall? If so its...

I second this, did you paint that wall? If so its really good.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-20-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,547
Posted By vitacrux
The reason that the BN is such a popular choice...

The reason that the BN is such a popular choice is because it only grows to about 5" where as the common pleco's stores usually sell max out at about a 1'6". So as long as his size his near that of a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By vitacrux
How deep it is, is mostly up to you. In my...

How deep it is, is mostly up to you. In my aquariums my substrate comes up just above the bottom border of the tank, then shallow in some spots and higher in others. The general rule of thumb is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By vitacrux
As long as you have established filter media, it...

As long as you have established filter media, it shouldn't be too much to worry about, maybe just an additional PWC the week you change. Good luck!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By vitacrux
I've seen a method where you fill up a 2 liter...

I've seen a method where you fill up a 2 liter bottle with sand that has been pre-rinsed a little, then lower it into the tank right side up until it fill up with water. Then tip it over so the sand...
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