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  1. Vito

    Blue rams with shrimp?

    I had regular blue rams in my tanks and they ate 90% of my cherrys and my tanks was hevily planted .
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    blanching courgette/ cucumber!

    30 mins, wow! what size do you put in?
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    botia striata, aggressive or playful?

    Hey everyone, my very shy Boita Striata has come out of hiding at last, probably because I feed frozen foods daily now... anyway he is the only one of his kind in there due two the other one dying, I do have 3 Pakistani Loach in there which he is forever chasing and I also see him chasing my...
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    Recommended Stocking - what would you choose

    I have to say the rummys do shoal really well but a big shoal of green neons are soo nice!
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Thanks for the advice guys, yeah I noticed the fin damage when I got home... too late, I've read that the heal themselves is that true? Would it be worth dosing melafix? I have been feeding 1 cube of blood worm once a day since I added them, I have seen them eat but they don't go "piranha" like...
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Thanks ceg, yeah I get what you guys mean about the black dot. Im going to keep watching them see how things turn out.
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Re: Help me sex my Ram's :) Ok guys here are the pics please help! Really appriciate it!
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Re: Help me sex my Ram's :) I did try and look out for the dots on the black spot but I must admit they are a bit under coloured, it might be due to how they were looked after at my LFS and the journey to mine or even down to breeding. I'm going to take some snaps tonight, just to try and...
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Re: Help me sex my Ram's :) Thanks for the help guys, I would like another pair in there but I dont think my tank is big enough for more than 1 pair what do you guys think?
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    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Hey guys, I have always wanted a pair of dwarf cichlids and I've always been a fan of the ram's but never felt I was experienced enough to keep them but being in the hobby just over a year I thought I was ready. So I went to my LFS today and bought a pair. I asked the guy for a male and female...
  11. Vito

    Mixed Shoals

    Because they are are blue, the look green when looking down on them but dead on they are awesome and I would say the nicest looking tetras available.
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    Could someone advise me on discus...?

    I would like to keep them but with shrimp and green neons I fear that the angels would gobble them up :twisted: Vito
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    Otto's with....?

    Hey Stephanie, Ottos where my first occupant in the tank and to start with I did have some problems but thats due to them being underfed and transportation at the LFS... i sufferd a few losses because I under fed, I fed mine big slices of cucumber left in the tank for a few days then one day...
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    Red Eye Tetras - anyone keep them

    I started with 8 and lost two to some mysetious face/mouth rot.... and another just died I now have five, and they are truely lovely looking fish and dont seem to show aggression toward my green neons or ottos not even during feeding. sometime I see the larger ones chase each other but thats...
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    Could someone advise me on discus...?

    hmmm fair nuff guys... im not going to get a bigger tank so ill probably have to scrap the idea... thanks for the advice anyway.
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    Could someone advise me on discus...?

    Hey everyone, I would like to keep a single or maybe a pair of discus but im not so sure if my setup is even suitable for them at all, and im am inexperianced with them so I would appriciate some friendly advice when its comes to these expensive fish... I have a rio 125 - Is it big enough? I...
  17. Vito

    Snail eating fish

    Hi amy, I would strongly recomend Botia.Striata as sanj mentioned, I had 2 in my 125l tank and the destroyed the snails and their are very interesting and nice to look at... and they dont grow too large either.
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    Treating White spot....

    I do a 50% water change weekly, I will pop to my LSF to buy some treatment.
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    Treating White spot....

    Hey guys, I have recently introduced some green neons and I have noticed some white spots on them which I belive to be white spot, could anyone tell me the medication or most effective way to remove it before it kills my little guys... Vito.
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    Unhealthy Fish....

    thanks for all your advice guys I bought some API stuff at my LFS i started tratment and hopefully the little guy will be ok. Vito
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    Unhealthy Fish....

    Yea Just the one, I got them not long ago so I don't know if it was already like that... I'll probably buy this Esha 2000 stuff just as a precaution. Whos sells it? Vito
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    Unhealthy Fish....

    Hmm the filter has been running for 4 months now, I would have thought its mature now... I've never used test kits so I wouldn't know the parameters, maybe I should invest....
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    Unhealthy Fish....

    Hey peeps, I need some advice I have 8 Red eye tetras in my tanks and I've only just noticed a day or so ago that one seems to be missing the better half of its top lip, with white flesh-skin revealing, hope that makes sense. is this a symptom of some form of disease. if so what sort of...
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    Which of my fish is likley to be eating my plants and why?

    has to be the zebras! I have had enough of them... I got them to control my snails, they have done their job and they are for ever uprooting my HC.. tomorrow ima try and net them and take them to my LFS....
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    Which of my fish is likley to be eating my plants and why?

    Hey guys, I have come across a bit of an irritating problem, I seem to have chunks bitten out of many of my glosso leaves, In my tank I have 4 ottos, 2 zebra loach and 6 Red eye tetra, I feed flake food one a day... 6pm ish, and I feed a slice of cucumber for 2 days and then a gap day for the...
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    Recomendations on snail munching fish??

    Well I must say the 2 Botia striata have eliminated all the snails and they are a great addition to my tank, not only do they serve a pupose but they also look really nice and I have never been a fan of loaches... The only thing is I think they might be the culprits of my HC uprooting time to...
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    Recomendations on snail munching fish??

    Ok guys thanks for the advice, I ended up buying 2 Botia striata this morning and they seem to be settling in quite nicely. Thanks again, Vito
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    Recomendations on snail munching fish??

    Hey guy's, I have an abundance of snails at the moment that I try removing manually but they never seem to go, I've read the most effective way is to get a snail eating fish, I have a Rio 125 and I would like one that doesn't munch my plants and stays small any recomendations? Vito
  29. Vito

    Feeding otto's

    Well I hardly see my shrimps in there and I fisrts started with 12-15, I did sport two of them about 2 weeks ago carrying loads of eggs but I think they all hide between the Hairgrass now and are very hard to find, as for the ottos they only seem to swimp more at night and are fixed to the rear...
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    Feeding otto's

    Damn, if only I had read that last post sooner, anyway, I baught a noram cucumber, de-skined it but a much larger peice this time about 5" long so they can settle on its and I saw one of them tearing it up for a while so fingers crossed, I went to tesco to try and buy some nori sheets but the...
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    Feeding otto's

    thanks guys Ill try your advice and let you know how things go. Vito
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    Feeding otto's

    Hey guys im stuggling when it comes to feeding my otto's I have lost one and it seems I am loosing another, they go all limp before they die, Im sure its down to feeding because I dont see fat round bellys, I have tried algae waffers, blanched cucumber, blanched cabitch... they dont seem to be...
  33. Vito

    50 of what tetra?

    Was it the Green Tetra by any chance? I saw some at my local MA @ St.albans and they look stunning and I think I will be buying quite a few. Vito
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