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    Breeding Pygmy Corys

    interesting thread.   I recently moved house, so had to empty the tank.  It is fairly heavily planted and the pygmys dont tend to. come out very much, certainly  not all together.  I knew that at the very least I still had most of them but wasnt sure if they are happy because they dont appear...
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    Question About Moving House

    Thanks folks much appreciated, I originally went to the LFS for bags and left with the box.  I guess another trip is needed :p
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    Question About Moving House

      I did think that was the case, but it somewhat renders the box rather irrelevant doesn't it? Oh well   Thanks for the response.
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    Question About Moving House

    Hello,   I am moving house next week, I went into my LFS today and they handed me a huge polystyrene box I assume the fish arrives with them in.   I have a question that (embarrassingly) didn't cross my mind at the time.  Do I half fill the box with tank water and just put the fish in the box...
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    Tetra Has A Huge Chunk Out Its Body! Pics Included!

    fantastic news! What  tough little fish!
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    Smoke/steam! Is It Safe? Advice Appreciated

    yet another £50 spent on the tank. But, light, heater and filter have been replaced. I felt so uncomfortable with the tank all last night and today. Power was off today, water was cold but all seem to have pulled through ok
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    Smoke/steam! Is It Safe? Advice Appreciated

    Thanks guys I appreciate the advice.   I hadnt actually thought of the nemo example, but I did actually wash out the filter and it seemed to behave after.   I possibly foolishly did plug it back in and watched it very closely for a while.  It seemed to be ok through the night.  However first...
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    Smoke/steam! Is It Safe? Advice Appreciated

    plugged it back in minus the heater and still got a deeply worrying hissing/popping sound    I cant leave this on.      Do you think the fish could survive a night without the heater and filter?   Its platys, mollys and corys.     Im really quite upset about this, I spent quite a lot of money...
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    Smoke/steam! Is It Safe? Advice Appreciated

    After i turned the tank back on after a water change, I was watching the fish and suddenly I heard a sort of hissing noise, then I opened the lid and I swear I saw smoke or steam rising from the water (no fish died) Im now petrified of either killing the fish due to no power or burning my...
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    Help Me, Dear God One Of My Mollies Had Babies!

      Yup, just went to feed the fish and spotted about 5 baby molly's in my all female tank lol
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    Help Me, Dear God One Of My Mollies Had Babies!

    lol at this thread title :p. the "dear god" part of the title is why when I went in to get platy's and molly's today, I made sure every single one of them was female. No doubt I will still end up with some fry though!
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    Are Tetras Resistant To Meds?

    a few degrees above standard simply due to the ich.     And now its just 10 perfectly healthy looking corys and a sick tetra left  dont even know what to do about the treatment now.  I can't add more fish without clearing the ich out of the tank, but the corys are the most impacted by the...
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    Are Tetras Resistant To Meds?

    nah the point with this tank was to get a small, easily kept tank.  So I don't have any other tanks sitting around :(   im really depressed that this has happened after I spent ages doing a careful fishless cycle, getting the right fish etc.   Also, I am deeply confused why between 10 corys...
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    Are Tetras Resistant To Meds?

    now down to one tetra and now the figter is behaving much worse and looks like this.     heat, treatment. nothing worked :( and i hate watching them gradually die   bizzarely the pgymys still seem untroubled. not a single spec on any of them
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    Are Tetras Resistant To Meds?

      your certainly not wrong, after they all looked and behaved better, I came home to find 2 tetras dead and my fighter layered in parasites.    Ew im really annoyed about this, I was really looking forward to getting back into fishkeeping, got the tank nicely settled, first proper fishless cylye...
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