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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,728
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Just a suggestion, some hardy dwarf shrimp like...

Just a suggestion, some hardy dwarf shrimp like cherries or even ghosts would also be suitable for a coldwater tank, as would snails.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-11-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,284
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Giving birth will sometimes cause an internal...

Giving birth will sometimes cause an internal rupture or a prolapse of the anus or uterus. Livebearers have pretty big fry so this is not unheard of.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,287
Posted By kellyinvancouver
I have to agree with those who don't see harm in...

I have to agree with those who don't see harm in lead. I use lead weights in my aquarium with no consequences. As for the plastic bag idea, yeah, I would be a lot more worried about any (unlikely, I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,014
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Whoa! I have to step in her and say that you can...

Whoa! I have to step in her and say that you can NOT treat gouramis like bettas! You cannot even treat bettas like bettas if your idea of caring for a betta is putting it in a bowl without heat!
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Grr I know! I got a pair from my LFS the first go...

Grr I know! I got a pair from my LFS the first go round and suprise-suprise, the female is dead within the week. So I told them the story and that I thought it was stress, so they replaced the female...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By kellyinvancouver
The feeler will grow back eventually. It won't...

The feeler will grow back eventually. It won't affect her breeding. Color change (espescially silver, IME) indicates stress. She is being harassed too much by the male gourami. You need to get 1 or 2...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Lots of water changes, plants will help too....

Lots of water changes, plants will help too. Monitor the water stats (get a good testing kit) and change the water as needed based on the results. A high capacity filter or even an extra filter will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 09-14-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,238
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Another thing you could do as a desperate measure...

Another thing you could do as a desperate measure is house the temporarily in a large rubbermaid tub or even the bathtub! You obviously won't be needing a heater and with a rubbermaid tub you can at...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-20-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,814
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Probably my biggest question is what are you...

Probably my biggest question is what are you keeping with these bettas? Bettas aren't too quick and its very possible that they are being harassed. Even little guys like danios can do a fish in,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-16-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By kellyinvancouver
UPDATE Added 3 zebra nerite snails (Maureen...

UPDATE

Added 3 zebra nerite snails (Maureen Tucker, Brian Cale and Sterling Morrison) to keep Lou Reed company and scrape algae. Also, I modified the hardscape... I will post a pic later.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-14-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Mhmmm! I love them for small tanks... Hagen makes...

Mhmmm! I love them for small tanks... Hagen makes one for $7 CDN... pumps are 15, gang valves are 3, then BAM you're filtering 3 tanks for 25 bucks :D
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By kellyinvancouver
I too keep my quarantine HN1-style, with a sponge...

I too keep my quarantine HN1-style, with a sponge filter... carbon filtration will remove medications: don't make this mistake!

I also use a rubbermaid tub, because they are cheap, and I won't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Your problem might be harassment... Danios and...

Your problem might be harassment... Danios and Tetras are both specie sthat should generally be kept in groups of NO LESS than 6, the reason being that they are shoaling fish who nip each other to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-13-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By kellyinvancouver
The only things I would suggest that I haven't...

The only things I would suggest that I haven't seen on care sheets are

a) Outnumber the males with females. I have had females die of stress, even with a 1:1 ratio

b) Get floaters for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-13-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,539
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Zer0 is somewhat right, however he MAY improve...

Zer0 is somewhat right, however he MAY improve with a little TLC...

a) Quarantine him in a decent-sized tank/bucket/tub etc WITH a heater and a sponge filter (or any gentle filter without carbon-...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-12-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,309
Posted By kellyinvancouver
SO TRUE. In fact, I don't know why aquariums...

SO TRUE. In fact, I don't know why aquariums under a gallon aren't outright banned... there is simply NO good reason to sell them, as ABSOLUTELY NO species of fish could live happily in them... even...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 08-12-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,582
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Is it by any chance a vertical, bluish curving...

Is it by any chance a vertical, bluish curving stripe? My dg's head turns a brilliant blue whenever he is.... "in the mood" :|
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-12-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By kellyinvancouver
I've used them with all sorts of fish (except...

I've used them with all sorts of fish (except bettas) and really, a tetra's fins are simply too short to snag on them. Of course, fish like bettas that are bred selectively for their long, floppy,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By kellyinvancouver
I added salvinia and water lettuce to my 5.5 gal...

I added salvinia and water lettuce to my 5.5 gal betta tank... I find it awesome for shade-loving creatures such as bettas (it is also great bubble-nesting material). Since it drifts around the tank,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-08-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Hmm... where are you located? Customs are a...

Hmm... where are you located? Customs are a nightmare about letting plants into the country so I think it would be easier for you to buy the wisteria at a LFS if you're american. Great plant, though!...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,192
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Aww- thats sweet! Its amazing how much animals...

Aww- thats sweet! Its amazing how much animals can change in a good home. I just saw the incident on the news and it's pretty clear that that poor girl is pret-ty troubled... hurting animals for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Thanks :D I am actually not sure what he...

Thanks :D

I am actually not sure what he is... When I saw him in the LFS, him and his brothers were all in breeder boxes in the display tanks... there were so few of them and they all looked...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,192
Posted By kellyinvancouver
It's pretty sad how commercially sold animals are...

It's pretty sad how commercially sold animals are treated... If that rabbit were a rare, exotic rodent in a zoo, It would be treated with utmost respect. Since the animal is a worthless commodity,...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 08-07-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,923
Posted By kellyinvancouver
Gorgeous blondes! I just go three juvenile...

Gorgeous blondes! I just go three juvenile "females" from a friend, but 2 of them are starting to color up. One looks like it'll be peacock but one is getting some sort of a striping pattern... I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By kellyinvancouver
So it seems from your avatar :)

So it seems from your avatar :)
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