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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By finnipper59
I have no problem telling that the Betta does not...

I have no problem telling that the Betta does not have fin rot. Most Bettas are sold as juveniles. The breeders have gone nuts in trying to develop poor Bettas with tails and find that make...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By finnipper59
I assume it was the breaking of the plastic trick...

I assume it was the breaking of the plastic trick I suggested. A small injury is usually easy in a fish to heal. The only problem that occurs ( usually) is fungal that would grow on any dead tissue...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By finnipper59
I had just assumed there would be a part away...

I had just assumed there would be a part away from the fish's body you could break 1st and then break away small pieces at a time until you freed the fish.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By finnipper59
If it's hard plastic, try to gently crack and...

If it's hard plastic, try to gently crack and then break away small pieces of plastic underwater with pliars or channel locks until you've broken open the hole to free him.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-09-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By finnipper59
Normally for just the water you changing because...

Normally for just the water you changing because the water has already had it chlorine and chloramine removed. Put the water conditioner in the container you're refilling with before you add it to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-02-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By finnipper59
I'd say a little salt on Talapia is good if you...

I'd say a little salt on Talapia is good if you don't care for flounder.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By finnipper59
The information you read was incorrect. A smaller...

The information you read was incorrect. A smaller amount than that is beneficial to pond koi and comets...much smaller. But freshwater fish come from freshwater naturally without any salt to help...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-30-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By finnipper59
That may work. Since it's just 3 guppies, you...

That may work. Since it's just 3 guppies, you could use a 10 gallon tank and put a devider in it for her to have her own 1/3 of the tank. But I have a question for you. How are you going to find a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By finnipper59
Your biggest threat won't be for the males but...

Your biggest threat won't be for the males but the female. They will both constantly bother her to death trying to breed with her. She may not even get a chance to eat.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-23-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By finnipper59
I just read that your tank smells like dung in...

I just read that your tank smells like dung in the lawn.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-22-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By finnipper59
I mentioned earlier that the bacter in aquariums...

I mentioned earlier that the bacter in aquariums works the same as in soil. Bacteria give off other harmless (and harmful) substances as well. They give off gasses that are harmless to the tank that...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-22-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By finnipper59
Without knowing any specifics about your tank,...

Without knowing any specifics about your tank, the same nitrogen cycle that occurs in your tank occurs in soil naturally by the same bacteria. If it smells too severe, check water perameters and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-21-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By finnipper59
Since you're going with a tds meter any an using...

Since you're going with a tds meter any an using remineralize RO/DI warer anyway. You may as well check out the price of an eletronic pH meters too.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-17-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By finnipper59
The amount of BB that are free floating in the...

The amount of BB that are free floating in the water won't make much difference. Oxygen and ammonia are the reason they have to be shipped so quickly anyway.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-17-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By finnipper59
If you can jist twist the bags and tie them tight...

If you can jist twist the bags and tie them tight enough, that would be fine too.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-17-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By finnipper59
Four per bag is fine. I recommend the rubber...

Four per bag is fine. I recommend the rubber bands because twist ties will loosen.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By finnipper59
You need to use regular storage bags theat you...

You need to use regular storage bags theat you buy with twist ties...only don't use the ties, esu rubber bands. You'll have to only put a couple of fish per bag making sure each bag has half water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By finnipper59
Yes. They usually just ignore each other. I have...

Yes. They usually just ignore each other. I have a betta in a tank with 5 grown angelfish and a school of redeye tetras.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By finnipper59
Well, you've already got 2 of your fish...

Well, you've already got 2 of your fish decided...a male and female ram. For color and schooling, I would go with about 6 green or cardinal tetras. And a 4 nice cory catfish of the same species so...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By finnipper59
Put a few flakes in that are crunched pretty...

Put a few flakes in that are crunched pretty small under the water surface between your finger and rub so they will sink whe you feed the regular flakes. The other fish will go for the larger flakes....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-14-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By finnipper59
I bought a bag of catfish food online that I...

I bought a bag of catfish food online that I thought was a good deal. Nothing would eat it. My cory catfish just nibble on small crumbs of flakes that make it to the bottom. They're nice and fat and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-14-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By finnipper59
I slightly overdosed my fish about 7 months ago...

I slightly overdosed my fish about 7 months ago with PraziPro. It caused them to completely stop eating during the whole 5 day treatment. It didn't harm them at all. I still have all of them and they...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By finnipper59
No. Small traces of vinegar will be neutralized...

No. Small traces of vinegar will be neutralized in the water. Vinager is a 5% acetic acid that small traces will neutralize in the presence of water. The inhabitants of the tank won't even know it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By finnipper59
You may also try the sinking shrimp pellets....

You may also try the sinking shrimp pellets. Cories love them.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-13-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By finnipper59
Try the pill splitting method. Break each wafer...

Try the pill splitting method. Break each wafer into small pieces and sprinkle the pieces throughout the tank at the same time as the flakes. The cories will have a better chance to feed while the...
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