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    Aquaclear 20 filter for a 20 gallon long tank?

    I use an aquaclear 50 on my 20 high, along with ugf with powerhead, but I'm sure I'm way overfiltering. I do have pea puffers with a gourami and guppies though, and puffers are messy! I believe an Aquaclear 20 is rated for up to 20 gallons, and it runs at 100gph, which is 5x tank cycle per...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    LOL! You knew what I meant when I said "pencilfish" didnt you! I had the wrong terminology. I saw one at the LFS, and for some reason thought "pencilfish" but it was actually a "Banded Pipefish" so yea, I wrote it wrong. But we were talking about weird fish, so I'm guessing you knew, since you...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    Sorry for the long delay in a response! Been getting kinda crazy around here with the normal daily back and forth work, kid to school, baby fish tank, and then getting ready for baby human on the way! As for the color, no other fish have exhibited that bluish hue, just that one. I find it...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    Ya, I guess they arent THAT weird... The gender bender thing is, but there are much stranger fish to be had. Most of them I like too, like Blennies, Gobies, Pencilfish, Handfish, Puffers, and even though not a fish, Axolotls.
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    Are you saying gum tree is 200 miles northeast, or you are? Lol. If it is you, I sure hope you brought a lot more than Aussie clothes! It went from summer, to the beginning of winter, right quick! Not full on winter, as it got just below freezing last night, we have another 60 degrees to go...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    I have no idea honestly. They only apply it to "Fish Credit" so I cant use it on food or equipment, which I could actually use at the moment, and I'm all full on fish (especially with a Tupperware on our kitchen floor, the wife ain't happy). I will have to just hold onto it for a while, until we...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    That's what I kind of figured. It's an old article, but it was posted by a fairly large and active website, makes me wonder how many people bought that and killed fish before realizing what they did wrong? Yes, I got more fish. I decided to pull the trigger on my Pea Puffer obsession, and got...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    Just thought I would drop another line, let anyone interested know, that I still have dozens of the little honey gouramis growing in their tank! The male and female in my 10g, just keep breeding, every 4 or 5 days. As soon as the babies are free swimming, and the male cant keep them in their...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    Yea, as I said, I had read that pH can influence gender, and I have no doubt that temperature could also play a role in that. What I thought was silly, was that the employee told me guppies specifically, could change their sex. I didnt knos that about swordtails either, so maybe they mixed up...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    +1 To that! Lol. I wish... But my wife does keep telling me I am addicted, and I did get another container last week for the gourami fry (just an 8 gallon Tupperware, but it's only 6 inches tall, so it's very long and wide, and bought some plexiglass and made a nice clear lid to see them grow)...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    I've got a good myth: Was in Petco yesterday, getting some food, browsing the "Special" guppies they got in (labeled Russian Red, incorrectly I think), and the saleswoman came to talk to me. She asked if I knew that guppies can choose which gender to be. I have read that your pH can determine...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    I agree! I still have MUCH to learn, and I would LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVE a room for just fish! I told my wife already, we MUST find a house with an unfinished basement, so I can set it up the way I want. She wants to share my man-cave, and luckily, she likes a lot of the stuff I do, but I told her...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    Thanks again @Colin_T ! You have been an invaluable resource throughout my MANY fish questions! If it was not for you, and others (@seangee @essjay @NickAu @Lunar Jetman @Byron @mikey11 and ANYONE else who helped me in any of my many posts) I am positive I would have given up the fishkeeping...
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    Are these eggs?! No bubbles anymore, but unknown orbs remain?

    Thanks @Colin_T for the sleep tips. I do take medication, SUPPOSEDLY I have ADD that was diagnosed at 30, even though I had a 4.0 GPA all through school, from K-12. But it is what it is, the dreams dont bother me too much, I know it's just a crazy imagination. The only time I get real bothered...
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    myths about live bearing fish

    Yea, I dont have the equipment or space to provide EVERY type of natural food found in a habitat, so I definitely use flakes, pellets, wafers, thincrisps, frozen, and live foods. Though I will admit, my fish have been having nauplii every evening for 3 days now. They get one of the flakes or...
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