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So now I have obvious traces of nitrite and nitrate in my cycling tank. The thing is, I haven't had to feed the bacteria ammonia for two days now because I had a sudden ammonia spike and I don't know where it came from. I would bring the ppm up to 3 every time it went down but not it's just sitting around at 4 ppm. Is this normal?
How about we talk about how well our CRS are doing?
I have a 50x25x25cm tank. Would it be reasonable to have a small school of pygmy corys in there? I wouldn't want any other fish in the tank, besides some inverts.
Kinda related to >>2033345 since there's a pygmy cory in the pic :^)
How big is your tank m8?
They're really peaceful. Mine actually keeps getting beaten up by my bristlenose pleco. They'd be fine with the tetras, but they'll eat the shrimp. I've read that they can be slightly territorial towards each other.
2-5mL/gal of H2O2, put into a syringe and squirted directly on the algae daily for a week.
Yeah, pygmy cories are kind of like shrimp in that they're almost impossible to overstock.
Gunna replace all of my substrate with Walstad-style stuff. The only problem is I don't know what I want to cap the soil with. I have sand at the moment, which is good for my loaches, but it's almost impossible to clean.
What are some heavy/large grain non-silica sands I can buy? Or should I just go with 3mm pea gravel?
So is there anything special to keeping shrimp? To be honest, I don't even know what they eat. I mean, I know they eat algae, but what would I need to drop in the tank every now and again for food?
Well, shit, son. I thought my last yellow shrimp just died in some crevice where I couldn't see her, but I guess she's just been really good at hiding for that last week and a half. I guess I'm glad I didn't change my mind and put blue shrimp in there.
Also the nerite is a shit machine.
They're pretty simple. Don't keep them with fish big enough to eat them, make sure they have hiding spots (caves and driftwood and so, they love it), and toss in an algae wafer every now and then. I keep two amanos and give them one wafer every third day. If you keep them with fish and plants you may not need to feed them at all, they eat algae and fish shit.
A friend of mine is moving out and I could get his 10 gallon aquarium for free.
Is there any interesting fish "setup" to be had with a 10 gallon aquarium? Got suggestions? Also I never had fishes, so uh, if there are species a bit more resistant to mistakes than others... The aquarium's a bit cube-shaped, this changes things compared to a longer but not as tall aquarium, right?
Any example 10 gallons aquariums, maybe?
Oh yes, it comes with a heater, a filter, a programmable light and a small pump.
Is there any way to check if the filter's still good before fishes start dying? The thing's a bit old.
>What kind of animals do you put in them besides goldfish or koi?
Dojo loaches, minnows, channel catfish, grass carp, gambusia...
It all depends on the size and temperature of your pond.
If you live in a very hot place or use a heater you can try tropical fish too.
Depends on where you're located, but usually sunfish do well. They're also edible.
How do these things even work?
How tight they are seems to have no baring whatsoever on how open they are.
Sometimes when I tighten it it actually INCREASES flow. And sometimes even when I close it as tight as it goes with a pair of pliers the co2 keeps coming out.
"Catfish" includes some 3000+ species. I'm sure you can find some you like that'll fit in your tank.
>but if you just-
Why bother when there are so many better alternatives, though?
Can I melt and use snow for my aquarium while I get my finances in order to buy an RO machine? I live in a fairly clean area with lots and lots of trees. No factories for at 40 minutes of driving.
Hey guys, it's the guy from the last thread with the minnow and shrimp tank. I took the advice I was given and have removed the horrendously ugly elodea for some nicer looking plants and some Java moss. My LED desk light is coming tommorow and two of the shrimp have berried already after only 4 days, is there anything else I should consider for this tank?
I'm getting some hair grass on Tuesday from a friend of mine whose brother is a shrimp breeder for the substrate, will that suffice? Another piece of driftwood is also going along the bottom right corner too.
Hey guys it's me the minnow guy again. My family are moving into a new house September so I've decided that I will get a large tank. I've got my eye on a 700 litre. I would stick it with 15-20 discus, 2 should of 25 or so tetras 15 or so corys/ottos, shrimp from my minnow tank, 5 or so half beaks, 6 khuli loaches and a betta. Does that sound like too much? Or could I even fit more in there? If I do indeed have room for more what is recommended. Keep in mind this will be a fully planted soft water aquarium to accomodate the discus.
How do I get my Amazon swords to make babbys to transfer to my other tanks, ive had it for like, a year, and it wont shoot runners at all, and this other paddle leaved sword is now transforming into a regular amazon sword, but still no babbys at all...
>lfs has boxing week sale
>20 gallons with tetra kit
I heard Tetra wasn't the best but wtf. It came with a cheap little heater that's supposed to keep at 25c +-1c. I put a cheap sticker thermometer on the glass and it does show around 25-24. However, the water feels a lot more like room temp and my cheapo electronic ppm pen also says it's worm temperature.
How do I trust?
There's lots of freshwater lakes and rivers that have sandy. Unless you're retarded and think everything are just pebbles and mud then I understand. Some plants need sand and lots of fish enjoy sand more because it's easier to dig through especially fish you like to bury themselves.
My sword plant is growing these two gnarly runners that are sort of cramped in my already heavily planted tank.
Is it OK to pull the runners out through an opening at the top of the tank? Will they still grow? Or dry out and die? Pic related.
I was talking purely aesthetically. Also sand is a lot more annoying to clean.
Leaves are already dying from lack of moisture, which isn't that surprising. However, knowing that swords can grow emersed, I wonder if the leaves won't grow back, just adapted for open air.
I put the more developed runner back in the water and left the less-developed one exposed to see what happens.
Gourami can handle slightly faster currents better, which the tetras and other fish appreciate.
Although tetras are boring as shit and you'll regret them a month after purchase, guarantee it.
If the leaves grew underwater they might have to die back first and be replaced with emersed growth, which may again have to die back and be replaced with immersed growth if you plent them underwater afterward. I've seen the sword plants send runners in the little tubes they keep them in at PetSmart, though, so I can't imagine the air alone being an issue. They're big ehough right now that you could just plant them, if you have another tank.
0-100 in no time flat, huh?
It doesn't sound like too much, but if you want to put a betta in there I would very strongly recommend a plakat (short-finned/wild-type) or a female (or a group of females). The giant-finned bettas often seem to have trouble getting around in large tanks, and they make easy targets for any fish that decide to munch on his fins.
What kind of tiers? Difficulty? Rarity? Or a subject "dun like wot i dun like!" kind of thing?
There are hundreds of different types of tetras, only some are wet carrot personalities. I have some flame tetras and they're pretty chill.
>who's the unlucky bastard to go?
Bettta. A ram would bite at a betta's fins unless you got a plakat or a female. The tetras might, too, depending on what you get. Consider rasboras and Celestichthys spp in addition to tetras.
Replace meme tetra with Zebra Danios.
I don't know why I overlooked these for so long. Paid £0.80 ea and they're the most interesting thing in my tank.
How do I humanely euthanize a betta?
I've heard the clove oil thing just suffocates them, freezing hurts them, chopping the head off is disgusting to me, and I don't have access to the fish euthanasia medicine. Am I fucked? He has dropsy and is suffering.
Clove oil is fine. The betta will be unconscious before it suffocates, so it won't "suffer" if that's what you're worried about. Just make sure the betta stays completely submerged for at least 10 minutes in the solution, since they can breath atmospheric oxygen.
Not the one you replied to, but one of my zebra danios leaped out of the tank and managed to fry himself by getting lodged between the fluorescent bulb and light hood.
Don't you find that interesting?
They're the most interesting thing in my tank because they're just always on the go zooming around and having little scraps with each other.
They'll also swim in and around all my plants unlike some of the other fish that stick to open water.
Also when I'm doing maintenance they're the only ones that don't hide and they try and feast on my fingers.
Other fish in my tank are 2 gourami that NEVER come out. A female betta that rarely comes out some meme tetra that don't move and some rosey tetra that move a bit.
anyone have experience with these guys? Names quite a mouthful, they look like little freshwater stargazers
Makes sense, I have tetras just for the looks not the interesting factor. The ones that keep me entertained are my loaches. Danios are pretty nice though and I will get more when I find more long fin ones.
So /aq/ I've been trying to grow a hairgrass carpet for a good 8 months now and it's still not a carpet like pic related.
I have co2, ferts and 3 months ago a got a much more powerful light.
>common name is literally "prehistoric monster fish"
Well okay then.
I found a care sheet for them, at least.
Even when I had them in with my oscars they did the same thing. They're over a year old and I may just give them away to someone who will enjoy them more than I will. Then I can redo my 20 long with something more neat. Maybe feed my payara them.
Not really, but I figure warm-blooded animals die faster from it than cold-blooded ones. I haven't seen videos of decapitated chicken or pig heads continuing to move like reptiles anyway.
Ah young one. You have awaken to the danio.
Long finned zebra danios are my preference but they are definitely the most amusing fish to watch since they are always moving and usually never take the same path twice.
>15 gallon filter is having issues working
>Have a custom made aquarium background that can only have the 15 gallon filter fit into it
>can't find the same filter type at my nearby stores
Buy a single largish marimo moss ball, or a couple smaller ones. Cut the moss ball open, flatten it, sew it onto a plastic or wire mesh with cotton string, then stick it in the right front corner as a carpet. Best part about it? You can pick it up and move it whenever you get bored or need to clean.
My Beta died last week. I've got a 5.5 gallon tank. What should I fill it with next? I was either thinking a few, smaller, schooling fish, a largish catfish of some sort, or a few little Ghost/Cherry Shrimp. Any suggestions?
Possibly a Crayfish.
Yeah I made the background myself. Took about a month and Im actually surprised it works without causing any problem to the water quality. Ill post a pic later since I don't like turning on the bright light suddenly when the fish are in night time.
Do some triops for a change of pace. They don't live long any way and are pretty entertaining because they grow like weeds. Thats what I'm thinking of doing that in a while.
been hatching and cultivating brine shrimp for food lately got some cool pics
needs bright bright light, bam in your face light
less GH is better
vacc the gravel gently where the hairgrass is to get some of the crud out so they can send runners easy
use ferts that go in the substrates and cut them up into smaller parts to really spread it out and increase its surface area
lots of Co2 and lots of water changes doing water changes most important for happy healthy plants and aquarium life
It's too small for a regular crayfish, but the dwarf ones are cool. I'm pretty sure they'd catch and eat anything they can get their claws on, but you could get some small cheap fish to put in there with them, like white clouds or neons.
How do you guys prepare sweet potato for fish and inverts? Mine love it but they seem to have trouble eating it.
I tend to drop it in a cup of boiled water out the kettle then run it under a cold tap.
Anyone ever feel bad about trimming moss and throwing it away because of how long it takes to grow and how expensive it is?
I just threw away a piece of taiwan moss twice the size of the square I bought of it for $5 6 months ago.
yeah, i did that with dwarf frogbit, java moss and java wenditi plantlets for awhile, I knew there were people online who would want it, maybe even pay for it, but for the time and effort it would take me to either set up a ebay/paypal account and sell it ,or just mail it with either me eating the cost/or getting it comped, its sooooo not worth it.
Is something like this worth the effort?
>20 gallon long tank, probably reptile tank
>looks like some weird hunk of plexiglass for a top, no hood or light
I could get rid of the goldfish and have a nice planted shrimp tank...
I'm just a little worried about it possibly being a reptile tank, since I've heard they tend to leak.
Reeee why wont my moss grow compact like this?
How important is having waterflow for hillstream loaches and bamboo shrimp? Want both for a 40 gallon but don't have a powerhead. Will the filter be enough if I put some rocks in to let the shrimp get closer?
Where the hell do you get one that cheap? And that didn't answer all my questions. I know hillstreams have a tendency to defend feeding areas. I don't want one fucking with my shrimp while he filter feeds
Amazon has plenty of poweheads for under $20. Even some of the cheapo Chinese knockoffs are pretty reliable. I've got a few from JBJ and VicTsing that work just fine.
And answering your question: the loaches need flow. You can keep them in a standard community setup, but they do better with high flow and high oxygenation. You can serve both purposes by getting a powerhead with a venturi.
I'm about to set up a 50 gallon freshwater tank. I have never had live plants in my aquariums before, so I wanted to know about feeding the plants. I have good lighting and a CO2 infuser, but when it comes to any sort of fertilization I am lost.
Is a simple liquid additive sufficient or is it better to use an in-substrate fertilizer? I have also read that some people use actual soil below the sand/gravel substrate for nutrition.
I am planning on having a bed of Dwarf Baby Tears (like pic related).
Also do I need to let the tank cycle before adding the plants (like you would for fish)?
>Have 3 nanos and one long
>Start out making a neat and tidy composition trying dutch style and Iwagumi
>Can never keep up with the trimming and tank gets overgrown ruining the sense of scale
>Turns into jungle style
Every time. I now have 4 jungle aquariums. I think I'm gonna stick to this style.
Help me /aq/, I'm feeling like a shitty owner.
I've had a freshwater/coldwater tank for about 6 years now, originally got it because where I used to live didn't allow any other type of pets. I really liked looking after the tank, and thought about upgrading to a more complicated setup.
Now though, I'm just fed up with this aquarium. I don't get any enjoyment out of it anymore. Evey week something fucking goes wrong with it (lights break, filter breaks etc), water changes are a pain in the ass, and it's just a chore to look after. Even worse since I've now got pets that I can interact with and are easier to keep.
What should I do? I don't really want to get rid of it, since they're still my pets, but I'm just struggling.
I've had one in a 20 long for 11 years with just a filter. They don't need flow but will enjoy it. They will swim and land on top of whatever is in its feeding area. They don't do damage but will just chase it away.
Flow isn't needed. Its preferred but not needed. They do well in community tanks. Mine lived 11 years with cories, guppies, and tetra. For a short time a bristle nose nose pleco. He lived longer than the average life span and grew a little over 3 inches. He eventually started eating wafers from my hand.
Root tabs aren't usually needed unless you're using an inert substrate. You can use a nutritive substrate like potting soil or ADA Aquasoil and not have to worry about it. Most other plant substrates are nonnutritive, but promote root growth. Those do fine without root tabs, but it might take a little longer for heavy root feeders to really take off.
As for dosing the water column, you can do liquid or dry fertilizers. Liquid is more convenient; dry is more cost-effective long-term and gives you more control.
Put the plants in as soon as the tank is set up. They'll actually help speed up the cycling process.
Don't know where you got that idea. Aquariums and terrariums both come in clear and black silicone. The difference is in the glass thickness and how much silicone is used. If the tank is holding water and has been for a while, it's pretty unlikely that it was manufactured to be used as a terrarium only.
For java moss. The more you trim, the more compact it grows. Otherwise it'll just keep growing longer and leggier.
My cichlid is dying. I changed my 50gal tank, and conditioned the water. Ph levels are 8.0. He's the only aggressive fish in the tank.
I was getting ready to move him to his own tank when he turned pale and belly up. He's still alive. Gills are still moving. He's just hanging out at the bottom of the tank. He was lively and fuckin with other fish yesterday.
Is it just stress? Is there anything I can do?
trimming and pruning plants promotes new growth but you need to trim them in the right ways different plants need different trimming methods to get the 'look' everyone wants to see and its important to not over trim
Does anyone know where I could buy these, or something like them? They're the back corner pieces from the Fluval Ebi. The cheap "universal" ones from eBay look like shit and usually don't fit snugly unless you jury rig something. Last time I emailed Hagen, they told me that they don't sell it as a replacement part and just sent me two of them for free. I'd rather just buy them than to keep leeching off of their generosity, though. Especially since they're bound to find out I'm not actually using them as replacements for the 8 Fluval Ebi kits I don't have.
I got the idea from 90% of reptile tanks sold have the black sealant in the corner instead of clear mane. Though I used a 10 gallon one as a fish tank for a year. But that's 10 gallons.
This seriously makes me angry.
Some stupid fucker bred that shit, it ain't natural at all. Some piece of shit decided that a deformed fish that couldn't even see where it's going was what idiot pet owners wanted...
For the love of fuck, give that poor thing the sweet release of death it so desperately craves.
Should I buy this?
Seems pretty cheap. Looks like theres damage at the top of the tank (picture 4). Don't think that will affect the structure.
Looks like its been sawed off. A clean cut
Not the anon you're talking with, but the best part about them is that you can safely store the eggs in a dry container and then place them back in the water to hatch in staggered waves so that once your colony is nice and established you will continually have mature adults as the younger generations hatch and replace the older generations.
Yes, but the thing to remember about marimo moss is that it's not actually moss, but a very slow growing beneficial freshwater algae. So compared to, say, java moss, it will never grow. But if you are having algae problems then throwing in some marimo moss will definitely help as it will compete with the other algae, but due to it's slow growth you never have to fear it overcrowding your tank.
The best part is that marimo moss is damn versatile. You can attach it to any kind of frame or mesh, wood or rock, as long as you remember not to put anything on the base, as that will die off due to lack of light. Or you could just keep it in it's natural ball shape and simply rotate it every once in a while.
I remember one anon had a boatload of marimo moss, and didn't know what to do with it, until another anon suggested that they cut them all up and sew them together to make one of those hollow castle like structures entirely out of the moss for the fish and shrimp in the tank.
The human brain can survive for seven whole seconds after decapitation. And the human brain can survive for two whole minutes without fresh oxygen before incurring brain damage, that's why CPR is effective.
So it isn't unreasonable for people to believe in similar/stronger effects in cold blooded creatures.
Although I wouldn't go so far as to say that a fish could live for an entire hour after a decapitation. Not without hard scientific evidence to back that up.
Do you guys use the DIY yeast method, or do you use actual tanks of CO2?
I imagine in the long run it's cheaper to just use CO2 tanks, and get them refilled if there is anyone in your area that can do it for 10-15 bucks.
DIY Co2 is a joke after trying it and then going to a canister
if ur gonna run Co2 you need a canister
I use this
>can be turned off
No need to but a fancy co2 system
>tfw want to go to cannisters.
>Don't want to spend $100 on a cannister + another $100 on a regulator.
someone gave me 3 fishes(tiny goldfishes, 2 different species, like 2,cm long each fish) yesterday
tell me how to make an enviroment for them in like the earliest stage of an aquarium, or the basics
I want to start making one but the storekit is kind of expensive and I've read that it isnt the best way and alsoim on a low budget and right now cant afford all of it .Getting a big glass tank is the first thing i'll do
Step one, get at least a 20 gallon tank
Step dos, put sand or small gravel in (be sure to clean it)
Step tree, add plants and other decor
Step four, add fish in slowly
Ste five, feed them daily,
step 6, horayy
So i went and got this piece of dead coral at my lfs, after I got some advice on /aq/ that my plants are going to need calcium.
My question is how should i go about sterilizing it?
Should I boil it or should I bleach it? Will it leak chorline over time and kill everything?
>how should i go about sterilizing it?
a better question is why?
what do you imagine is living on that dead rock that is worse than anything already living in your tank?
do you think your tank is a sterile environment or something?
oooh k heres exactly what i did. hatching them is dummy proof but it took me two tries to actually grow them and they actually just reproduced all on their own. i got brine shrimp eggs from brineshrimpdirect.com and some of the live algae to feed them as well from there.
I used instant ocean sea salt from pets smart and put enough in so the water salinity was 1.024
i hatched the eggs in like a 2L bottle with the salt water and a lamp and drained them 24hrs after, sifted out the babies and then put like 8 or 9 droppers full of them into a little aquarium using water with the same salinity, didnt cycle the tank or any of that shit
i have a crappy little air bubbler from walmart in the tank and a heater thats locked in at 80 degrees
as soon as i put the hatched babies into the growing tank i added the live algae until the water was cloudy with it. I just kept up the live algae but i mix it up with some water before adding it, i would add enough to make my little aquarium cloudy and would do it like maybe every 5 days. eventually (like 3 weeks~~) all the shrimp started to get more visible in the tank and they grew to like 1cm, after about a month and a half i noticed there were more tiny babies swimming around with the adults so i was able to confirm that they were breeding
didnt do any water changes, didnt vac/clean the tank or filter, i just topped up the water once by about 1/2 to keep the salinity the same after some evaporated
the trick with feeding them is to basically dissolve the food in the water make it murky with the food source they dont need to eat the live algae stuff either you can use yeast, crushed up algae wafers i even saw a youtube video of a guy using milk
they can live in their own filth the water doesnt need to be pristine or anything
Is there a good way to set up a self-cleaning ecosystem in a tank? I don't intend on putting fish or anything in it, only plants and algae. I'm wanting to have microorganisms like rotifers and tardigrades.
Sure, just go to the local swamp and put dirt and plants and shit in the tank. Fill it so half is water and half is land, up to about one third of the tank height. Then seal it because it's going to smell like swamp.
Congratulations on your worm, algae and tardigrade habitat.
So since petsmart is doing their dollar per gallon sale I'm gonna get a 40g breeder tank. But I'm not sure what to stock it with exactly. (I'm in an apartment and I really don't want to go much bigger than that.)
Was kinda hoping for maybe 1-4 bigger showy fish, and just have that in the tank, but I can't think of any other than discus, and after researching them.. just the amount of water changes those things need would probably just set my land lord off about the water bill.
So any suggestions? I don't even have the thing yet, so It's pretty much a blank slate at this point. I'd rather stay away from schooling fish for this one.
>this is a bad meme and needs to die, they need a high flow tank just as much as trout do,
I've kept lake trout in tanks with low flow.
where I live all stream trout can survive in lakes, so apparently they don't need rivers at all.
It's not a meme. Have you ever kept one? If so has your lived a longer than expected life like mine has? No? Well there ya go. A high flow is NOT needed. It's not essential. They don't only live in high flow streams. This was never a meme.
Rate my tank
29 gal, 4 zebra Danio (lots more of those to come) java moss and anubis fern
You should consider a swarm of kuhli loaches for the ground. I bet it would look great.
Posting from a phone is the worst Fuck. I can't even link to post cause the reply window blocks other post I want to reply to.
Anyway, the tank does need a tall plan on the left side, I have a amazon sword, one of the large ones, in anothe tank I plan on transplanting.
I would love to have some loaches, I've had the little guys before, one lived to be 10 and survived 3 major home moves.
The logs gota stay, they are anchored down with Plexiglas under all that sand and stone. Was tough as shit to get them to stay. That's actually the same log, I just cut it to fit the tank.
How many zebra Danios can I fit in this thing? Filtration is gona be able to handle whatever I can throw at it, I have canister filters out the ass laying around.
I was thinking Cory cats and danios.
Oh and the lights on, just a lot of tannins from the wood, I like the look.
Peacock Gudgeons. Stay on bottom most of the time, loves plants. Also, adorable
Do you have plans for the hood, light, heater, filter, stand, etc? It's usually cheaper to get either an ensemble + equipment or a kit + a stand. Unless you're planning on doing something special like live plants, the equipment in kits is basic, but passable.
As for stocking, if your PetSmart still has rainbow cichlids in stock, I'd highly recommend a couple of them. Otherwise, some kind of 4-8" gourami (opaline, pearl, snakeskin), 4-8" cichlid (kribensis, salvini, smaller acaras), African butterfly fish, smaller plecos, rainbow shark, redtail shark, fancy goldfish. You have a lot of options (obviously not all of those at once).
I'm also fond of the leopard Ctenopoma suggestion (PetSmart sells them as "leaf fish"), but I'd pair him with two or three butterfly fish and a bristlenose pleco.
Neither dojo nor kuhli loaches will eat snails, and if you were looking at kuhli loaches, I don't think your tank is big enough for dojo. Botiid loaches such as pygmy chain loaches are the ones that eat snails. All loaches are social and should be kept in a group. 3 minimum, 6+ recommended.
If you just want something to kill snails you should get assassin snails.
>it worked for me so it's fine
>my goldfish lived 15 years in a 10 gallon tank so they don't need big tanks
>my dog is totally healthy on grocery store kibble so they don't need high quality food
I'm assuming it's rated to be powerful enough for the tank size you have. If the room you keep the tank in is particularly cold, it could be too much for the heater to keep up with. Also, I have a heater that's off by a couple degrees. I just adjusted it accordingly and it works fine, so you might try doing that.
its not rocket science its a heating element... if you have too much water or the room the fish tank is in is too cold it wont reach its set temperature....set at 25 degrees it can only achieve 22 degrees you need to make it work harder to produce less results
Your little arguement have nothing to do with the loach buddy. Hillstream loaches live in different environments and they're not always high flow environments. And guess what? They still have the average life span as the ones in streams. A FLOW IS NOT ESSENTIAL. Only if you're recreating it's exact environment. If you can't tell your fish is happy and healthy maybe this isn't the hobby for you anon. If you can't form a logical argument backed up with facts maybe you should just leave things be.
Thai micro crabs have adorable old man faces.
hurr durr, let me put this highly specialized fish and put it in a generalist enviroment :^) mine lived for a long time so it must be fine :^) nice personal anecdote faggot. Hillstream loaches are evolved to live in areas that have high flow, hence the shape of the body and fins, and given the option they will sit in high flow areas of a tank essentially all the time. unless yours are breeding I suggest you shut the fuck up and go back to your memeshrimps and marimoballs.
Hey guys, minno and shrimp tank guy again.
I have now installed a light and a black background. I have also anchored my large Anubis to a new piece of driftwood.
Thanks for everyone's advice, this is my first aquarium and I want to do It right.
Ps sorry for the glad and the shit lighting in general.
which should i try to get /an/?
settled on $600, stock are gone
also came down to $600 without the fluval filters and leaking protein pump. there's another protein pump in the sump
That's the unfortunate outcome with triops in tanks.
They'll become territorial and the fastest growing sibling will end up eating everyone smaller than it.
Each time I raised them it'd end up becoming some sort of shrimp holocaust where only 1 or 2 of the triops remain and grew to be an inch long off the flesh of it's brethren.
Then it lays a billion eggs and dies.
It's some dwarf fortress shit, I swear.
You lost this argument anon. There's no reason to keep going. These are not specialized fish. They aren't hard to take care of besides having good water and oxygenation. High flow is NOT essential and experts will agree. You are trying to seem intelligent but you're making yourself look retarded. Something you probably know nothing about. But sorry for hurting your feelings.
Nice try faggot.
>I'm a know it all who knows nothing so I'm going to ruin the entire thread by ironically shit posting
Even ironically It's still shit posting you autisic faggot. I suggest you shut the fuck up and kill yourself fatty. Stop ruining every fucking thread. They start out great then people like you who do literally no research before posting start an argument.
Water Sprite AKA Ceratopteris thalictroides makes a good floating plant for bettas, they love parking themselves in comfy positions
Just be prepared for lots of needle shedding and fernlets shoots
I am looking for the best possible fish to senpai on a empty lake. I need a fish that is able to adapt quickly and can live of eating almost anything but their own. The only predators are free water turtles and birds. I need a pest kind of fish, one that spread at high rates. The lake is about 1.5 meters deep and very large area.
so far, I am considering Tilapia.
What kind of snail is this?
I found him in my tank a while back as a tiny speck.
I only have nerites, and they have been laying eggs everywhere, so that's what I thought he was..
I threw it in with my ghost shrimp, and now there are these egg sacs all over in their tank...
The snail and 4 ghost shrimp are the only things in that tank, so I'm guessing that snail has to be laying these.
Why are fish such weak cunts compared to humans?
Fish: Can only survive in freshwater or saltwater. One's that like saltwater need a set specific gravity.
Humans: Can survive in freshwater and saltwater. Don't give a shit how unsalty or salty the water is.
Fish: Have to be kept at a certain temperature range between 5 degrees of their ideal temp or they die.
Humans: can survive temperatures from below freezing to desert heat
Fish: Die if they get a little stressed out
Humans: Become stronger and faster when they're stressed out.
There's a huge difference between fish being kept in an enclosure, and the environments humans pick out and adapt to their needs. Make a human enclosure and see what happens.
Humans quickly die if the only available water is salt water. They die more slowly if it isn't salty enough.
No real adaptation to deal with hot or cold. A quick dip in a sauna or freezer won't kill the human, but prolonged exposure to cold or heat will.
Humans are liable to chew their limbs off if not given enough stimulation. Too much stress leads to hormonal, sleep, cardiovascular, and mental issues, and eventually kills the human.
The biggest reason is that humans can purify water, make coats and shelter, and entertain one another. We use our heads. Fish use a "live to fuck, good enough" r-type reproduction strategy, so they aren't well adapted to keeping individuals of the species alive. There's no reason to make the species hardier to live through stress and unfit conditions if there's a haven somewhere else the population is booming in.