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  1. Byron replied to the thread Killifish choices?.

    Yes.

    Dec 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM
  2. Byron replied to the thread Killifish choices?.

    I don't like to suggest more fish in a small tank, but we have to balance this with the state of the fish themselves, and cories really...

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  3. Byron replied to the thread Killifish choices?.

    "Killifish" covers many species, and the fish have some differing requirements. Some of them remain small, other species much larger....

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:18 AM
  4. Byron replied to the thread Horrifying Tank Deaths: Please Help!.

    I agree. I will not use Melafix, or any similar "cure all" product. I did use Melafix once some years back, and the reaction from the...

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:09 AM
  5. Byron rated essjay's post Agree in the thread Horrifying Tank Deaths: Please Help!.

    The first thing to do is a big water change to remove the melafix. It is not recommended with fish that have a labyrinth organ (gouramis...

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  6. Byron replied to the thread Question: Bubbles At Tank Seals.

    Tap water can be saturated with dissolved CO2. This is what causes the bubbles on glass, etc when a new tank is set up. I often see...

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  7. Byron rated Demeter32's post Agree in the thread HELP!! Catfish fighting?.

    Ahh yes, the terrible Chinese algae eaters. They are not nice and grow too large for a 5gal anyways. They will attack other fish as well...

    Dec 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  8. Byron replied to the thread Natural fish that live with angelfish?.

    essjay has explained the GH. I noticed the KH is also given, so I will explain that. First, as essjay noted, the GH is a range from...

    Dec 14, 2017 at 2:59 PM
  9. Byron replied to the thread Stocking ideas for a 40g?.

    One of the dwarf cichlids is your best option in a community aquarium. The Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) mentioned is...

    Dec 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  10. Byron replied to the thread fish randomly dying please help.

    Thanks Sue, my early morning half-asleep mistake. I'll edit my original post.:drinks:

    Dec 14, 2017 at 11:05 AM
  11. Byron replied to the thread fish randomly dying please help.

    Diagnosing disease is extremely difficult when it is not something obvious like ich. Spinal curvature can be caused by several things....

    Dec 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM
  12. Byron replied to the thread Natural fish that live with angelfish?.

    Distilled water, like RO water, can be mixed in with harder water (like tap water not running through a softener). The "pure" water...

    Dec 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  13. Byron replied to the thread fish randomly dying please help.

    I concur with post #12. You need to leave a tank once it is cycled so the biological system establishes. Every time you do what you...

    Dec 14, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  14. Byron replied to the thread Natural fish that live with angelfish?.

    I already mentioned (1) see if you can bypass the softener--some people have it for the kitchen tap only, or something. (2) confirm the...

    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:57 PM
  15. Byron replied to the thread Natural fish that live with angelfish?.

    That's not it. The lifespan is about the only real indicator that all is or isn't well. A study in Germany a couple decades ago looked...

    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:51 PM