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Forum: Fish December 18th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,288
Posted By Sneaky
Hi Nevada, I have kept many bettas over the...

Hi Nevada,
I have kept many bettas over the years, all of them in undivided tanks with other fish. The only bad setup I had was the betta with marbled hatchetfish. I dont know why but he attacked...
Forum: Fish November 18th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, what could be happening in your tank...

Hi there,
what could be happening in your tank is common when tanks go through a Mini Cycle. What youre seeing is a Bacterial Bloom of Nitrobacters in your tank. Doing water changes so infrequently...
Forum: Fish November 17th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, lets examine a couple ideas that have...

Hi there,
lets examine a couple ideas that have been suggested in this post.

Heat Kills ich. This is completely untrue. Heat does Not kill ich. In higher temperatures the metabolism of the...
Forum: Fish November 1st, 2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,102
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, so youre interested in having some...

Hi there,
so youre interested in having some fish. Well, the first thing you need to decide is what size aquarium you want to have...do you want a super small tank, like a 1-3 gallon, a 5g, or a...
Forum: Fish October 31st, 2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,470
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, if you dumped n cleaned your whole...

Hi there,
if you dumped n cleaned your whole tank, you will now need to re-cycle the tank. This will cause more stress on already possibly sick tankmates. This is a solution I would never recommend...
Forum: Fish July 4th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sneaky
Hey there, Mybird - been pretty busy since I...

Hey there,
Mybird - been pretty busy since I finished up my degrees! Seems life got both more and less hectic all at once. Maybe just in a different way.
I agree with your post wholeheartedly, FW...
Forum: Fish July 3rd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sneaky
Hi There Stacer, Im just wondering, before you...

Hi There Stacer,
Im just wondering, before you plan this saltwater tank, do you have any experience with keeping freshwater fish? If you are one of those with no experience at all, I would highly...
Forum: Amphibians - rabbits - reptiles - rodents - exotics May 28th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, The important thing you have to...

Hi there,
The important thing you have to remember when caring for amphibians, is it is important to research and know exactly what species of animal you have.
I rescued a Western Ground Toad from...
Forum: Fish May 27th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By Sneaky
Mydogs, When you keep fish in a bowl it is a...

Mydogs,
When you keep fish in a bowl it is a normal practice to change 100% of the water. You seem to be confusing the idea of changing water in a fully cycled filtered tank - where you should...
Forum: Fish May 1st, 2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, dont waste your money on test strips....

Hi there,
dont waste your money on test strips. Buy Liquid Drip tests.
The test strips, once opened, start to detiorate. To use them even remotely effectively, you would need to replace the entire...
Forum: Fish April 30th, 2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By Sneaky
Hey there, I agree whole heartedly with MyBird....

Hey there,
I agree whole heartedly with MyBird. Sounds like ammonia poisoning to me too. In an uncycled, unfiltered tank, you should be changing 100% of the water at least 2-3 times weekly. Topping...
Forum: Fish April 27th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sneaky
Ah thats nice of the babysitter isnt it! ...

Ah thats nice of the babysitter isnt it!

Yeah I bet they are probably just changing color with age.
If their behaviour is nice and normal, theyre swimmin and happy
to see food and such, then...
Forum: Fish April 26th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, well a couple things of mention here....

Hi there,
well a couple things of mention here.
First, its perfectly normal for goldfish to change color.
Solid gold individuals often end up as marbles, and so go
nearly all black.

Second, 1...
Forum: Fish April 25th, 2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, I agree with MyBird theres often more...

Hi there,
I agree with MyBird theres often more at play than just health or age.

If you can answer the following questions, we can help to determine what exactly is wrong with your betta, and...
Forum: Fish April 25th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, theres no real concrete answer to...

Hi there,
theres no real concrete answer to this question, as bettas are tempermental fish that run the gambit from peaceful and non-aggressive, to super aggressive almost murderous personalities.
...
Forum: Fish March 26th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sneaky
My guess would be probably 20-25 years is the...

My guess would be probably 20-25 years is the possible longevity
for that fish.
Forum: Fish March 21st, 2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sneaky
Totally true. I think a good solution is when...

Totally true.
I think a good solution is when you can, buy fish that are bred locally by conscientous (spelling sorry) breeders who actually care.
Im lucky enough to have an aquarium club locally,...
Forum: Fish March 20th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sneaky
I think it has a lot to do with overmedication. ...

I think it has a lot to do with overmedication.
For example, Camallanus nematodes, a once rare and easily treated parasite in tropical fish, now is almost untreatable period. It is immune now to all...
Forum: Fish March 20th, 2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sneaky
Lymphocistitus can affect any kind of fish, and...

Lymphocistitus can affect any kind of fish, and can also affect
tropical freshwater frogs and snails as well.
I think this is why a lot of scientists think it may be a viral issues.
Ive had it 3...
Forum: Fish March 13th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By Sneaky
Beautiful fish! The blue one looks almost like...

Beautiful fish!
The blue one looks almost like some kind of pelvachromis,
the only thing that seems different about it is the yellow
egg spot on its anal fin.
It may just be a hybrid, I think you...
Forum: Fish March 9th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, Goldfish of any type require as a...

Hi there,
Goldfish of any type require as a minimum 30 gallons for the first
goldfish and 10g per additional goldfish.
They can be kept in smaller tanks when younger, but like say you have a 10...
Forum: Fish March 9th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sneaky
Hi Wanda, great picture. The disease your pleco...

Hi Wanda,
great picture. The disease your pleco has is called Lymphocystitus.
It is a disease that causes large, pink or whitish cauliflower like growths just as in your picture.
It is believed to...
Forum: Fish February 20th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sneaky
In 50g it may or may not work. It really...

In 50g it may or may not work.
It really depends on the gender of your little angels.
At toonie size it will be impossible to tell what sex they are.
If either is male, it will likely end up dead...
Forum: Fish February 19th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sneaky
Hi there, what size is tank one Libby? Angels...

Hi there,
what size is tank one Libby?
Angels are not true schooling fish like say neons
or danios, they are shoaling fish. It means a large group
of them hang out in a loose group.
Breeding...
Forum: Fish February 12th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By Sneaky
Definitely ask for exact numbers on tests, ...

Definitely ask for exact numbers on tests,
often LFS people will tell you low ammonia or nitrItes
are "fine", which they arent.
It would probably be best if you invested in a master test kit,...
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