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  1. Ny82

    Has Anyone Heard Of These?

    A newly opened fish seller is selling "red peru cory" £5.99 each. I can't find it on planet catfish. I have pm'd Ian Fuller but am awaiting a reply about a scientific or real name for them.  Anyone heard of these?
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    How To Tell If Your Guppy/molly/platy Or Swordtail Is Pregnant.

    Hi everyone, one of the most common questions asked is "is my guppy/platy/molly/swordtail pregnant" In this thread I will attempt to explain very simply how to tell she is pregnant and how to estimate how far along she is with the aid of pictures, week by week. I will be using guppies as the...
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    Rummynose Tetras And Final Stocking

    Hi, so I have seen a lot of love on this forum for these tetras. I was not a fan, didn't like the whole red face thing-until today.  Today I went in for the kill and got 6 rummynose tetras. There were only 6 left so she gave me them for £10. It was the best purchase I have ever made, I admit it...
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    Yes, Another Stocking Question!

    Hi, so many of you know that I had to get an emergency tank as mines cracked. I measured it for the first time today as the measurements the previous guy gave me didn't sound right. I bought a measuring tape and put the numbers into this website    100cm, 40cm and 45cm height which gives me...
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    Male Or Female Ram?

    Hi I have been reading up for a while on rams and I got my first gold one about 2 weeks ago. Because of his colour I assumed he is male. I saw some in the tank with the pink abdomen which I presumed were female. Now I am not too sure since the spiky bit on his dorsal fin is short. He is only...
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    How Do You Get Up From An All Time Low?

    So it looks like I really have hit an all time low. A couple of weeks ago, I got some corydoras metae, one died a few hours after getting here, yesterday another died and today a different catastrophe. A lot of you may know I have a 95L tank, today the tank needed to be moved to get my flooring...
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    How Can I Lose All My Fry?

    Hi I am having a frantic panic moment. I have a 64L fry tank, temp about 28/29, 1 endler cross, 3 newborn guppy fry. 1 platy and her 2 fry.  In the trap I have cory fry. I have about 30 fry who hatched on friday and 5 who are about 3 weeks old. The trap has tights round it to stop them escaping...
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    Ads In Posts

    Hi, this is the first time this has ever happened to me-nothing on my netbook has been changed or on my firewall etc but in a few peoples posts, there is, what looks like an imageshak ad. Is it just imageshak not being able to show the pic?      I know- I still haven't mastered screen shot :p ...
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    Dobbies Garden Centre, Stirling

    I am a huge fan of this store. I have been using them for 2 years now, there is a huge selection of fish and if there is a specific one you are after-they can order it in.    Staff:- one of the staff members is pretty knowledgeable. He wont let me take anything that is incompatible (I really...
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    Issues With Fluval U2

    Has anyone had any issues with fluval filters? I have a U2 in my 64L fry tank. I do water changes twice a day in that tank. I unplug the filter, do the water change, plug it back in-nothing. Take the plug out, put it back in-nothing. I do this about 3 or 4 times and then it kicks in again and...
  11. Ny82

    Changing From Gravel To Sand

    Hi, I just wanted some advice on the quickest and easiest way to change my substrate. I have a 95L tank with black gravel, due to me getting more cories I would like to put sand in.  Any suggestions as to what sand to use, colour, how much and of course how to change it with the least amount of...
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    My New Cories!

    Hi folks, so after my 2 freebie panda cories that slipped into the bag of endler fry, I was on a facebook group which my landlady (who is cory mad) recommended, it's an LFS that she goes to, and every so often they hold an auction. They had loads of different fish, plecs, livebearers, equipment...
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    Someone Has Laid Eggs! Help Please

    Hi folks, well after lowering my tank temperature to 24 over the past 2 days to suit my platies better, I noticed today that there are eggs on the tank wall. Now the only snails I have in the tank are MTS and I believe they are livebearers.   The only egg layers I have are cherry barbs-2 males 4...
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    Bottled Water

    Hi just a quick and probably pointless question but, if I run out of tap safe, can I used bottled water?  The reason I am asking is I have upped my water changes in my fry tank to 2 a day as they get fed about 3-4 times a day, brine shrimp in the morning and at night. The fry colours seem to be...
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    Notifications Not Working

    Hi, I found that on the few topics which I follow, I press the "instant" button to get notifications but when someone replies-I get nothing! Is there anything else I need to enable? Also, on topics I have started am I meant to receive notifications when someone replies? I don't get that either. ...
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    "growth" On Guppy Fry

    Hi guys, I have 4 batches of fry at the moment, the oldest ones are 2 months old this week, there's 13 of them, they are in a 95L tank and one of them seems to have a growth. Tank stats: ammonia - 0 nitrate - around 40 nitrite - 0 I thought it was poop, it's been there since yesterday. I just...
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    Female Cherry Barb Looks Distorted?

    Hi one of my female cherry barbs looks wrong. She is in a 95L with 4 other females and 2 males, 1 male and 2 female guppies, a platy and fry. Her belly is huge and she looks like she has a ridge on the left hand side. She is active and eats well.  I tried to get pics but they zip about so much...
  18. Ny82

    My 1 Remaining Platy

    Since I had misplaced my camera, I wasn't able to capture my platies blue eyes...until now! I took the opportunity at breakfast and got a couple of shots.       She had fry a week ago,I have 2 of them I am hoping they are white with blue eyes just like her! The male was exactly like her but...
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    Oops, I Did It Again.

    I feel quite nervous posting this because I know I said I wouldn't get another. But I did. Here's what happened.  I felt my tiger barbs weren't happy in the 95L. They weren't active and would bicker. They would just stay in the same spot so I started panicking that maybe it wasn't big enough for...
  20. Ny82

    What's The Big Deal Anyway?

    So I am probably having a mid life crisis but whatever, just need to vent!   I was never taught how to ride a bike. It's never bothered me much until my friend found out and he now thinks it's the end of the world. Keeps saying I should learn and that it's great fun etc.  I am too old to learn...
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