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  1. snowflake311

    Uaru tankmates

    The word Peaceful and any cichlid does not work. My Uaru was the cause of the death of my beloved Severum. I should have homed the Uaru as soon as I saw my severum was getting stressed. They can be mean I think they do best with other Uarus and other good size fish that are not cichlids. Uarus...
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    Electric Blue Acara sexing

    Too young/small to tell and really only when breeding tubes drop will you know. The males will have a bigger head as they mature. I had a breeding pair of normal blue acaras years ago and I only could tell them apart because I saw them spawn. It is not easy to sex the little ones. here is the...
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    Red Shoulder Severum

    I found when keeping NW cichlids the more the better. 2 was NEVER good an oscar and a severum alone in a tank could be war. You never know but I would not do it unless you have a 100Gal and other south american cichlids to level the aggression out. Each cichlid has it's own personality so if you...
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    Uaru tankmates

    I had a Bichir with my uaru that would be a good tank mate. Tetras are hit and miss they are often eaten or scared so badly they jump out.
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    Uaru tankmates

    I had 2 Uarus for years. They ran the tank. I blame the big one for the death of my favorite and first Severum who was 8 years old when he died. They are cool fish but since one was involved with the death of my severum who was a pet to me. I have this thing against them I know it is wrong. I...
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    Severum and plants how bad?

    I have a little bit of black bread algae in my planted tank but since the tank has become more established I have got it under control it really is all about balance. Sometimes it takes years to find that balance .
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    I need opinions on a good light!

    The real question is what kind of plants are you looking to keep?
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    Severum and plants how bad?

    Well this is my tank now. I have my Discus again. 100Dsicus2018 by Sarah Ireland, on Flickr
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    Discus in a Trigon 190

    DIscus are not hard to breed. I had some breed in a community tank they are a lot like Angles. The Key to keeping discus is start off with good stock and buy the biggest you can afford. I would never buy fish under 3 inches ever again. I buy my Discus from a good source I trust and I get 3.5 - 5...
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    Angelfish Eating Duck Weed

    My Silver Dollars love this stuff.
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    I have one Tank now. 100Gal Planted Discus tank. I am back.

    I have one Tank now. 100Gal Planted Discus tank. I am back.
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    I need Stocking Ideas!

    I have been keeping fresh water fish since 1998 I have kept all the types of fish I wanted. Now I do not know what I want for my planted 100Gal. I have always wanted to make my 100Gal into a planted tank and I have it looks amazing. One thing is What fish to put in it? What is in it now 1...
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    Breeding Paradise fish for other colors?

    The Paradise fish or Macropodus opercularis has been in the hobby for 100s of years. I wonder why we do not have different Color morphs and different fin shapes? Betta fish come in all colors and finage. Why not the Macropodus opercularis? I feel like this fish is very under estimated and...
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    Any Plants I should Try?

    I love Vallisneria aka Val. I have the corkscrew kind and jungle and Giant. Over the years I have had it TAKE OVER a tank but other tanks it did not make it. This plant grows like a weed or it does not grow at all. It needs good light and CO2 to grow like a weed. Brazilian Pennywort All...
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    Severum and plants how bad?

    Well it took all day to switch the tanks. from 9:00am to 8:30pm. I planted the 100 Gal and I am not willing to risk my Severum eatting and ripping up all my hard work. I am thinking maybe keep the 80Gal for the Severum and my OLD Pictus cat that is almost as old as my daughter at 9 years old.
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    Severum and plants how bad?

    So I have not been on here in a long time. My tanks are the same old tanks same old fish. I am looking to get down to one tank. I want to just have my 100 Gal. I have lots of plants my 80Gal tank is over growns. I need more room for my plants. I want to keep my red severum but I know my plants...
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    Thinking of going African?

    I have a 100 Gal fish tank and an 80 Gal Planted. The 100 Gal That has always been for South american cichlids. I have only kept one african cichlid a buffalo head cichlid. i want to try something new with my 100 gal but I am not sure I should. Is it worth it getting african cichlids? Why do...
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    Betta Flaring At Other Fish - Community Tank

    You are not going to stop it. Your male is trying to get her to breed with him. Has he made a bubble next yet? A female sword tail looks a lot like a female betta fish. He will start to hurt her the more frustrated. You will need to separate them live bearers and Bettas do not mix well. I kept...
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    betta ID please

    I use to breed Fancy Half moon Plakats. I had one female really trick me for the long time I thought it was a female then the fins really came in and I saw now it was a male. It is a male Plakat for sure. The longer Ventral fins are the real give away. It looks like the ones they breed to...
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    30" Red Brick Decor

    I really like the lay out of this tank. I liked the way it looked with out the plants along the bottom. Once they fill it should look good. Oh shrimp are great. I miss mine.