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  1. Akeath

    Questions about Red Robins - T. chuna x T. labiosa hybrids?

    So I went to my lfs intending to just get a couple more female Honey Sunset Gourami (T. chuna) to add to a female pair of Honey Sunsets I already have at home in my 40 gallon breeder, as I've found Honeys love socializing together in groups and it's cute to see them interacting together. I've...
  2. Akeath

    Budget Light Recommendations with unusual criteria?

    TLDR just read the bolded parts. I’m looking for a budget light below $100. I’ve been looking at recommended lights a lot, but I keep finding recommendations for high tech super bright lights, or lights for fish only tanks where live plants aren’t even a factor. For my tank, I have fish and I...
  3. Akeath

    Where to buy a 40 gallon breeder aquarium stand?

    Does anyone know where to get an aquarium stand, in person or online? Where did you get yours? I'm looking for a 40 gallon breeder stand (roughly 36 inches long by 18 wide or just a bit larger) that is enclosed. With cabinets, a back panel with just a small hole for cords to go through rather...
  4. Akeath

    Impulse Bought A Super Red Cockatoo Cichlid, Need Advice

    I know I shouldn't have, but I impulse bought a fish. I was at a pet store and I saw a single Super Red Cockatoo Cichlid mixed with a bunch of Yellow Flash Cockatoo Cichlids. I'd never even seen any type of Cockatoo Cichlids locally before, let alone a Super Red, and since he was literally the...
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  6. Akeath

    Dwarf Cichlid for 40 gallon community?

    Does anyone have Dwarf Cichlid species they'd recommend in a community of small, peaceful long-finned tank mates? Tank specs: 40 gallon breeder. Current residents: 6 Corydoras Catfish, 1 Longfin Albino Bristlenose Pleco, 7 male Longfin Cherry Barbs, 7 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Honey Gourami, 1...
  7. Akeath

    Does Anyone have any Stocking suggestions

    I've kept Platies with quite a few long-finned fish and they never nipped or touched anyone's fins. Platies come in some lovely colors, and breeding them can be rewarding. They do best in hard and alkaline water, but otherwise are known to be hardy. As far as Dwarf Plecos, I've always liked my...
  8. Akeath

    What could cause a lot on snail deaths but not fish death?

    I'm actually thinking the softening pillows might have had something to do with it. Snails need hardness in the water to keep their shells healthy. 8 dGH or higher would be best. Their shells can erode or become damaged to the point it affects the whole snail if the water is very soft. Although...
  9. Akeath

    Little shrimp tank

    Besides the color difference, there won't be any negative effects to keeping variously colored N. davidi. I would very strongly recommend a filter. Shrimp are actually more sensitive to water quality than the average fish, and a filter will enormously improve water quality, as well as allowing...
  10. Akeath

    The trouble with moss

    What is the temperature of your tank? Most types of aquarium moss like things a bit cooler. Once you get to the high 70s and above the moss is likely to die off or not thrive. Moss can also be a bit sensitive to plant dips, if you've done those before adding them to the tank in order to keep...
  11. Akeath

    Could I keep 5 African Dwarf Frogs, 1 Dwarf Gourami, and 2 Nerite Snails in a 15 gallon?

    Sounds like this tank will have to remain a frog only zone, then. I do already have a 40 gallon community with a trio of Honey Gourami anyway. I'll still upgrade the frogs to a 15 gallon, and maybe I can do some additional soft plants and caves so the frogs (and I) will still feel they're...
  12. Akeath

    Could I keep 5 African Dwarf Frogs, 1 Dwarf Gourami, and 2 Nerite Snails in a 15 gallon?

    These are African Dwarf Frogs, not African Clawed Frogs. 2 gallons per Dwarf Frog is standard, but I'd rather give them a bit more wiggle room just in case. And the 20 gallon height is 16 inches, with 18 inches or shorter usually being recommended for them.
  13. Akeath

    Could I keep 5 African Dwarf Frogs, 1 Dwarf Gourami, and 2 Nerite Snails in a 15 gallon?

    Could it be possible to do it with a divider? The competition for feeding and risk of aggression would be mitigated if the frogs had a section of their own away from the Dwarf Gourami. I'd have to be careful they couldn't get over or under the divider, of course. I could fit up to a 20 gallon...
  14. Akeath

    Could I keep 5 African Dwarf Frogs, 1 Dwarf Gourami, and 2 Nerite Snails in a 15 gallon?

    Could I fit 5 ADFs, 2 Nerite Snails, and a single Dwarf Gourami into a 15 gallon comfortably, or would that be overstocked? Would the Dwarf Gourami be a safe tank mate for the African Dwarf Frog and Nerite Snails? I've heard Dwarf Gourami can be a bit territorial, but I don't know if this...
  15. Akeath

    Anyone Kept African Dwarf Frogs With Other Tankmates?

    More info: I'm planning to upgrade the 10 gallon my current ADFs are in. The space for the tank is very limited, so I could only upgrade to either a 15 gallon long or a 20 gallon high. I'd be keeping everything from the old tank including the filter and light, but likely adding an additonal...
  16. Akeath

    Anyone Kept African Dwarf Frogs With Other Tankmates?

    Title. If you have, what were the tankmates and how did it go? I’m especially interested in whether or not they outcompeted each other for food and how feeding was handled. Also, was there any interaction between the tankmates or nipping/aggression on anyone’s parts?
  17. Akeath

    Have you ever???

    I was in an environmental program at school where we tested a large variety of local water sources. Test kits were a bit different when testing actual streams and such - we measured total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, nitrates, temperature, pH, and more I can't remember off the...
  18. Akeath

    cory problems

    I also have a bunch of driftwood and caves in my tanks, often several pieces, as well as a variety of plants. But I lift the hardscape up and move them during the water change so I can gravel vacuum under them. Even the ones covered in moss. That's just part of maintenance, even if it takes me...
  19. Akeath

    cory problems

    That is your problem. Despite Corycats being sold as bottom cleaners, they actually do really poorly in tanks with dirty substrates. They get barbel infections (which is likely why they're losing their barbels) and can die. For my Corycats, I do 40% weekly water changes with thorough gravel...
  20. Akeath

    1 ADF growing much faster than the other? Feeding and Stocking?

    This ended up being a long post, but please read it to the end. I have two young African Dwarf Frogs. One is named Kismet, and the other is named Tuka. They are siblings from the same clutch of eggs, and I raised them both from tadpoles. Kismet developed faster but was smaller. Tuka was two...