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  1. Betta_Shark5678

    I'm back!

    I was a member here for a long time, and after what felt like a ridiculously long two years I'm getting back into the hobby! I'm setting up just a ten gallon tank for now. I've got all my supplies ready, I'll be leak testing (since the tank has been a a basement for a few months), and then...
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    Lifespans

    Here's a story about when I today found out something about two fish I've had for about a year...    So when I research fish I think about things like water requirements, temperature, pH, hardiness, tank size, adult size, compatibility with other fish, if they have any special requirements, etc...
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    Brown Ghost Knifefish?

    Hi there!   The other day I was at my favorite LFS, and I saw some Brown Ghost Knifefish, and I'd never heard of them so as soon as I got home I started researching them.  I read every topic on TFF I could find about them :blink:   What I found: They are smaller than Black GK, only growing to...
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    Can't Decide, Opinions?

    Hi!   I have a problem, and I'd like some opinions.  I have a new 65 gallon tank to setup and I can't decide on a few things! Too many options... First - Substrate. Should I use a very fine sand, I want cories, or a slightly less fine sand (play sand lol), or a planting substrate? What color...
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    55 Gallon Breeding Tank

    Hello!   I've mention my selective breeding project in a few posts before, but now it's really taking off! I asked recently how I could start up my platy breeding project with a 55 gallon community, a 10 gallon betta, and a 6.6 gallon betta, thinking that 5 gallon was going to be the biggest I'd...
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    New England Tide Pool Tank?

    Hello!   I recently attended a two week Oceanography summer camp near Bar Harbor, Maine, during which we setup 10 gallon tanks with creatures we found in tide pools and had to keep notes about them.  We were not allowed to feed the creatures in the tanks, so we had a special list of required...
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    Platy Fry Questions

    Hi!   I don't have any fry right now, but I'm planning on selectively breeding platys, so I'm trying to get every thing sort out before I end up with fry.     1. It is a selective breeding project, but I only have three tanks, so I need to figure out where I'm going to move my fish around to.  I...
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    Thinking About More Tetras.

    Hello!   I'm thinking about getting another shoal of tetras for my 55 Gallon mostly south american biotope (I ruined it with my platys...).  Right now I have: 10 Glowlight tetras 2 Albino BNs 5 Platys and 2 Bolivian Rams.   What kind of tetras would you suggest?  A few that my favorite LFS...
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    Bolivian Rams

    Hi!    I was going to get a Angelfish for my 55 gallon tank, but I felt like it might get cramped, and I was nervous about it eating my Glowlight Tetras, so I decided against it.  It turns out that my LPS, which actually has a very knowledgeable person working in the fish department, possibly...
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    New Platys

    Hi!   I know I shouldn't have...   Yesterday I was at the pet store with my fish class, and they didn't have very many fish (they got a shipment in tonight, I'm hoping to go back tomorrow!), except a tank full of the most beautiful mickey mouse platys I've seen! They had four different colors...
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    My New Betta!

    This is Cinder, my new male dragonscale halfmoon plakat.   Who I found in the very back of a pet store shelf.     I'm trying for a better picture, one of him flaring hopefully, but he won't stop moving! 
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    A Step In The Right Direction!

    Today I was hanging out with a friend, and she asked me why her Betta's fin might be ripped.  I know that she keeps her Betta in a vase, so I said "Normally that happens when they're sick!"   She gave me a surprised looked and asked "why do they get sick?!"   To which I cleverly responded...
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    Hardy Fish For Beginners

    Hello!   I'm teaching a fish keeping class, and for one of the weeks we're going to talk about choosing hardy fish that suit the kid's water.  Here's my list so far, and I'd love some suggestions if you can think of any!     Bettas – Very hardy, they breathe air from the surface, so they can...
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    Sexing Small Bns

    Hi!   I have two Albino Bristlenose Plecos in my 55 gallon tank.  One is under two inches, and both don't have any bristles yet! I've read that they start getting bristles at around two inches, but I was wondering if there's a way to tell before they get bristles.  One has a noticeably wider...
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    Questions, Getting My First Angels!

    Hi!   I've been reading, and I thought I wanted to get GBR in my South American Biotope, but I did a lot of reading about them, and they don't really suit my stocking list.  So I decided on Angel fish instead! I have a few questions about them.   I've read you can have 5 Angels in a 55 gallon...
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    Teaching A Fish Keeping Class

    Hi! I'm teaching an 8 week (once a week) class on proper fish keeping for 10-13 year olds, and I was wondering if you had any advice on my plans so far!    Topics covered: Week 1 – Equipment (Tanks, filters, heaters, thermometers, notebook, test kit*, camera*, ammonia, gravel...
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    Glowlight Tetras Spawning!

    I just looked into my 55 gallon tank, and I have a male Glowlight chasing the biggest female.  I was really confused, so I googled it, and found a video.  They're definitely spawning!  I'm not sure what to do though, because I don't have a place to raise the fry except a 3.5 gallon tank... Now...
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    Guppies Still Dying.

    Hello   I've been having a problem with my guppies dying recently.  I thought it was just because my NitrAtes were really high, but I've been doing daily water changes, my Nitrates were lower than they've been in about two weeks, and I still lost another guppy last night! My first death (other...
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    10 Gallon Stocking

    Hello,   I'm posting this thread for somebody that I know.   She has a 10 gallon tank with a female betta, and 7 Glowlight tetras.  Recently her betta's fins have been ripped, and we think the tetras are nipping the betta's fins.  She's going to be giving me her tetras, I'm going to up the...
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    Mostly Starting Over

    Well it seems I'm going to be mostly starting over with my 55 Gallon tank.  I want you to know that before I even consider when I'm going to buy new fish I'm going to be doing daily water changes, and tests, and keep a complete journal of all of that, that way I'll know everything that's going...
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