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    Cherry barb parasite?

    I understand what you are saying but I do this whenever I have a problem of any kind I have not lost a patient yet. The salt will kill any parasite eggs and the Paraguard not only kills the parasite but will also treat any fungal or bacterial issues.
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    Cherry barb parasite?

    first off, if it only one fish remove it from the community tank and treat with SeaChem Paraguard and add Aquarium Salt follow the directions on the bottle. If there are more fish remove any catfish from the tank and add Aquarium Salt and Paraguard.
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    How to ship in the US - Advice

    I just got long stem Brazilian Pennywort from Buce Plants, They shipped them in a plastic tube and put news paper around the outside of the tube to fill the space in the box. trouble is they shipped USPS it took 10 days and the plants were already melting. I ship everything in insulated shippers...
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    How to ship in the US - Advice

    You may want to get a small digital scale and weigh the package and call who ever you are going to ship with and ask them. most packages are between 5 to 8 pounds with water. I normally just figure about what the shipping will cost from experience and add the amount to how much I want for the...
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    How to ship in the US - Advice

    When it takes 5 days to go 70 miles because the package got lost 3,000 miles away and the fish, ALL DIED! I would rather spend the extra money to have it done right!
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    How to ship in the US - Advice

    I forgot to add I only Double bag the large Angelfish and other spinney finned fish
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    How to ship in the US - Advice

    I have been shipping fish for quite a while now and to start with I treat my fish tanks with API Stress Coat + and Stress Zyme about a week before shipping and again on the morning of shipping. I use ULINE insulated shippers from uline.com and 3x6 inch fish bags and rubber band them shut after...
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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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