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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:16 PM
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My New Pets!!!

TRIOPS!!! ill let you know when they hatch.

yyyyyyyyyayayayayayayyayayyyayayayayyaya!!!!


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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:54 PM
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We had those many years ago. Our boys' first experience with learning responsible pet ownership. Let's just say they weren't very responsible .
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Old March 10th, 2008, 04:01 PM
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I just googled them, they are CRAZY looking! Are they just in eggs now?

Thanks, btw, for your advice on the water changes for my sick tetra. I've been using water from the aquarium every day, while still giving him small doses of the mela fix. His eye infection seems to have stopped in its tracks! Hard to tell if it's healing, because I think he can only see through his good eye and therefore only looks at me from one side. But the improvement is there - he was bleeding from the eye the day I pulled him from the aquarium. It's been about a week. I thought I was basically just giving him a comfortable place to die (although it's a very small bowl, he was definitely more comfy in the tank, obv.) but he's hanging in there.

Ha! I've threadjacked the queen of threadjacking! Do keep me posted on those triops though...so INTERESTING!
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Old March 10th, 2008, 04:09 PM
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Never seen those before,kind of strange looking,but that's not their fault
Looking forward to seeing the hatchlings
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Old March 10th, 2008, 04:09 PM
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*runs to google*

oooh...ew... oooh... (my reaction!).... are they like sea monkeys?!

interesting....
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Okay, I'm very happy for you....ummmm.....but.......ewwwww.... in a cute way?

(this is what I got when I googled)
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Old March 10th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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I got this pic when I googled....

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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:15 PM
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see, i tried to keep a goldfish in a 10g... a singular goldfish.... doing daily water changes of 2g and vacuuming/filter stuff once a week and it didnt happen. ive known waaaay too many people who have had such shoddy luck with goldies. ive had a few experts on them say the first goldie should be in nothing less than a 20g and then another 10g for each one after that. considering they are genetically inferior fish and that they get to be the size of a soft ball, i tend to agree. i gave my goldy Finn exceptional care and still couldnt keep him.

if i ever try them again, i will get him/her from a national breeder and keep a single on in a 30g. it totally broke my heart that a fish that SHOULD live 20-60 years didnt make it a single year in my home.

a great suggestion for a 10g would run you with two of those oto cats i suggested, a handful of cherry shrimp, some live plants and perhaps a betta, a trio pf guppies (but let them eat the babies) or some sparklers like i have... maybe a pair of SMALL killifish?? or a small school(5-8) of rasboras?? i *love* axelrods rasboras!! internet pics do them NO justice!! or you could do 3 pair of threadfin rainbows?? i *love love love* threadfins!! they are so dainty and they display to each other which is just beautiful!!

OKAY!!! I HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES!! I CANT PLAY ANYMORE TODAY!!! this is my first lazy day since thanksgiving!!! dawwwwg!! i might be back later tonight.

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Okay!!!
I will remember this thread when it comes time to move, and look into all the fishies you just suggested (the killifish look REALLY cool!).
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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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ok ok ok..... im bad... im back for a second! Swift V.2.0 is getting an emergency bath... who knew Jelly was impervious to wash cloths!!!

all of those fish i suggested are far far more stunning than you will find on the net and they just get prettier after you get them in your tank and they feel healthier after being shuffled around. you could also do a single dwarf gourami in a 10g. there are some really really pretty ones. chekc out www.liveaquaria.com for their flame dwarf gourami, they suggest 20g minimum but i not sure why, they are just another color morph of the dwarf if i understand correctly. look into it if youre interested though. maybe you can find out WHY they suggest 20g instead of the usual 10g.

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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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you could also do a single dwarf gourami in a 10g.
Do you mean having just the one fish in the 10g, total? Or the one gourami with maybe some bottom feeders or something?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
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so i was saying you could do the oto cats and a handful of shrimp (cherry/ghost/amano or that size) along with either-
-3 pair of threadfins(feed daily)
-a male betta(feed every other day at the most)
-1m/2f ratio of guppies(feed daily)
-6-8 small rasboras(feed daily)
-a small pair of killifish (think REALLY SMALL)(feed daily)
-1 dwarf gourami(feed every other day)
-5-8 sparkling gourami(feed daily), a little aggressive, WELL planted, think 'choking with plants'
-1-3 pea puffers(feed every other day), also a little aggressive. make territories with a cave for each with one extra, small terracotta pots work very well.

if you did the single fish ideas (single gourami, single betta) you could subtract a oto cat and do 3 or 4 kuhli loaches but i strongly suggest lots of water changes (think 50% weekly) and a sandy substrate at less than 2" deep.

also bettas, gourami, killifish, pea puffers(which are one of the only puffers commonly/uncommonly found thats actually freshwater!!!) and guppies all appreciate live food. if you have some mosquito larva or fruit flies you can catch, they will gladly eat those.

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