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    Tetra Tabimin

    Great, thanks. I did a water change just now just in case it was needed, and will give the ground stuff a little try tonight. The tetras and betta can have a fast day, but I don't know how much the pygmys ate. They're a bit small to go without food for long. I'll do more small water changes in...
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    Tetra Tabimin

    grinding it to powder won't make it float or pollute the water? great, then that'll fix it! My tank is quite heavily planted, and I put the pellet in the back corner. They didn't see it go in, but can obviously sniff it out. I thought feeding the betta and tetras first woud make them...
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    Tetra Tabimin

    Hi there, I was feeding my fish pygmy corydoras on tiny generic sinking pellets, which I didn't trust and think led to a little oil on the water surface. I bought some tetra tabimin on advice here, and have a little problem I'd like advice with. I fed the neon tetras and betta on flake first...
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    Growing From Seed

    This is the water chestnut in the bottom of my tank. It was left on the balcony in an open plastic bag with a splash of water for humidity to see if that would make it sprout, then when that did nothing I thought I'd leave it a while before throwing it out just in case. It was in a bucket of...
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    Growing From Seed

    Thanks for the replies and tips. I had vague ideas about buying dwarf lotus seeds or collecting some wild plants, and already had a relative of the water chestnut with a big (edible) bullhorn-shaped seed. Then it occurred to me that there might be something else 'seedy' in the market I could...
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    Growing From Seed

    Guessing no one cares, but I just put two water chestnuts in my tank. Bought them from the fresh market cos they appeared to be sprouting. Left them on my balcony in a bucket of water for so long I was about to bin them, and they sprouted! Put two in my tank. I don't expect them to look great...
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    Growing From Seed

    where i live someone is selling an assortment of 18 seed online for peanuts. it'll just be a couple of each, but for that price if i get to see one or two germinate it'll be worth it. just wondering if people were gonna say i have to go through elaborate procedures to germinate them, or whatever.
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    Pygmy Corydoras; Cutest Things Ever?

    thanks, i'll have a look. mini bloodworm would be a blessing! I'd feed them more often if i didn't need to cut them!
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    Pygmy Corydoras; Cutest Things Ever?

    Can I ask what specific brand of food you give them? I've been giving mine generic small pellets, because the better ones I've found have all been too big. They might be able to slowly eat them, but it doesn't really work, especially with my betta pecking at the pellet. The guys are healthy, but...
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    Betta With Pygmy Corys?

    Just for reference, I have a 55L tank with a betta, 8 pygmy corys, 11 neons and a nerite snail. It's doing well and the same betta that attacked and killed smallish shrimp has left them alone, except for sometimes chasing them away. He did that more at the start, because he arrived first. I...
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    Growing From Seed

    I'm thinking of buying a selection of aquatic plant seed on the basis that I'll put them in my tank, a minority will germinate, and the others will do no harm and can be fished out at a later date if I feel like it. Does anyone want to shoot me down or tell me to give it a go? Any advice? My...
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    Plant Warning

    I think I probably shop at the wholesale market your stuff comes from. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if pesticides were used wrongly or if the people using them didn't even know of the effects. when it's 35c and 95% humidity in the summer anything and everything will grow, from germs...
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    Specific Question About Feeding Neon Tetres

    Thanks again. I like variety of food. I'll pick up a small tub of a general flake from a good brand like hikari when I next get chance. If I give abit of that and they can get brine shrimp and bloodworm once a wee each they should do pretty great. I got my tank right when it start getting cold...
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    Specific Question About Feeding Neon Tetres

    Thanks for the tip. I'll see what I can find. the betta came from a rubbish pet shop an after four months he's started bubble nesting. would be a shame to change his diet, but if I need to I will.It did occur to me that if I drop big flakes of his food near him and then tiny pieces of...
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    Specific Question About Feeding Neon Tetres

    Hi, my tank new is doing well. 8 pygmy corydoras all alive after four months, betta splendens doing well, and now 11/12 neon tetras made it and looking good. I got tetra min betta flake for the betta and mini sinking pellets for the corys. My question is whether my tetras will be okay on betta...
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