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    Egg bound firemouth?

    forgot to close this - she died within 24hrs of my post. No obvious signs of a swollen stomach after death, so probably not egg bound.
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    Egg bound firemouth?

    oi oi!......yep. Got 6x2x2 to mess about with now
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    Egg bound firemouth?

    can't get a video. QT is a plastic box, so not clear enough to take video through. Not seen any poop. Haven't seen any eating - fish is panting so heavily I doubt she is up for eating.
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    Egg bound firemouth?

    Hello, I have 4 Firemouths. By some miracle they appear to have formed 2 pairs. 1 pair produced fry (which disappeared overnight). 2-3 weeks later I noticed that the female that produced the fry was being harassed by the other 3 and constantly hid. Her breathing is very fast and her stomach MAY...
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    I'm in Bagshot, just down The road from Crowthorne. Haven't a tested for nitrates in years though.
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    Straight RO? I thought that was a no-no as you need at least some trace elements present? Haven't set on the exact species, but broadly it will be SA cichlids and accompanying dithers from the same region.
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    and now, after having watched a few youtube videos that show how easy it is to use RO equipment, I'm interested again! I saw some Geophagus winemilleri yesterday and that certainly helped. I've read that using tap water as a buffer is an option. If I'm looking to keep amazonian fish what...
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    thanks for the advice. Having thought about this some more I'm ditching the stingray idea. I don't really want to invest either the time or money into RO. Given my hard water I'm going to switch to CA cichlids instead and keep using tap.
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    I have no restrictions on water costs/usage - I pay a flat rate. The water I have is around 8 pH, and is known to be very hard - but I don't have the specific KH & GH values. Tank is 6x2x2 and I'm limiting myself to a single ray. I've had several conversations with a local breeder on what is...
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    Making your own RO for freshwater

    Hello, I'm potentially looking to keep a stingray. For that reason I'll need to be buying RO water and having calculated it will cost me ~£20 to buy RO from the LFS, I'm looking to invest in my own RO system. There seem to be plenty of options for the actual equipment, but I haven't seen a...
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    Tankmates for an established Severum

    Hello all......it's been a while! I currently have a 4ft 300L with a 3-4yr old Sev dominating the space. The largest fish in there with him is an adult angel (and multiple other tetra, corys, plecs etc.) I'm upgrading to a 6x2x2 and wondering what other 'larger' cichlids I could consider...
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    Reintroducing bullied angel

    The fish is now at a LFS. One of the staff was keen to take it as he has a group of similar sized specimens at home. Got myself 3 cupid cichlids to fill the Angel void!
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    Reintroducing bullied angel

    No. The others simply seemed to die 'naturally', in fact the 3rd to last was almost completely ignored by the final two.
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    Reintroducing bullied angel

    I started with 6 in the tank for the above reasons. Sadly it looks like I'm resigned to letting one go and just keeping a single.
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    Help - Red tailed shark problem

    define what you mean by 'tank levels'? How big is the tank? How long has the tank been running? when was the fish introduced? Any tank mates?
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