Recent content by Charles W. Coles

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    Whats the best way to euthanize a fish?

    I have a Jack Dempsey that my son in law gave me because he had Jack Dempsey's and had a pair that were spawning every 10 days or so and the one that he gave me was eating the fry and trying to eat the ones that mom and dad were not protecting anymore. I tried to sell him on AquaBid but nobody...
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    Whats the best way to euthanize a fish?

    Do you just put them in pure clove oil or put it in their water?
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    upcoming Swordtale fry.

    Her gravid spot will get very dark and she will try to stay by herself and hide from the other fish in her tank also her vent will develop sort of a point, some are more pronounced than others but I like to have a 5 or 10 gallon tank ready to go with a brooder box to put the Pregnant female in...
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    Feeding pleco and catfish

    PheonixkingZ - Thank You! I have been Breeding and raising a lot of Bristle nose. I got advise a long time ago (maybe 50 years ago) about their digestion and ever since I started doing this I have had great success.
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    Feeding pleco and catfish

    Plecos need to chew on wood to complete their digestion so I have at least one source of wood in the tank or tanks that hold plecos. Also Repashy has a product called "Morning Wood" that is specifically formulated for plecostomus.
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    Problem Barbs!

    The tank in reference is an 80 Gallon tank and I have 2 AquaClear 70 filters in it. I completely tear down, clean, replace the foam insert and the Carbon insert the one on my left on the 1st Tuesday of every Month, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month I change 25% of the water while cleaning the...
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    Problem Barbs!

    I had checked it a while back and it was fairly soft with a PH of 7.5 and 0 ppm of Ammonia and 0 ppm of Nitrites but there was 200 ppm of Nitrates and that is as high as my test goes so it could have been higher. My TDS was 780 ppm I tapped 25% of the water, replaced it with RO water and got the...
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    Problem Barbs!

    In all the years that I have been keeping fish, I have never seen this before. First I had a Male Tiger Barb that was swimming around the tank erratically, spinning around in circles and darting everywhere. going nose up and just sitting like that for a few seconds and then darting around again...
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    Rejuvinating filter sponges

    That sounds like a great idea! I had contacted the people that I got mine from and requested spare sponges and they told me that the filter itself does not cost that much to just buy new filters so what I did is I have twice as many filters as I need and when they need changing I take them off...
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    Suction cup cure

    I read different things about suction cups not staying stuck to the inside of the aquariums the way that they are supposed to and I have had issues with this myself. I think that I have found the cure to the problem. I just recently tried this and it seems to be working. I just cleaned my Plant...
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    What should I do with my rosy barb?

    I had a female that got as big as a house and I put her in with males just before "lights out" and the next morning the males were chasing her around the tank and by 9:00 am they stopped so I took them out and put them back in the Barbs tank. She was still huge and I let the tank that I thought...
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    Arizona Aquatic Gardens

    I have seen a lot of negative reviews since I posted the first time to this thread and I also reported them to Consumer Affairs but so far have heard nothing about it. If you have had a bad experience with these people yourself, report it to Consumer Affairs and maybe we can save some other...
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    Arizona Aquatic Gardens

    I made the mistake last month of shopping for Marbled Hatchetfish and Mature Bristle nosed Plecostomus and I unfortunately found Arizona Aqua Gardens. I ordered 2 LARGE 2inch Bristle Nosed Plecostomus and 8 Marbled Hatchetfish. When they arrived it was 4 weeks later, 6 Hatchetfish were not only...
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