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  1. I'm baaaaack! Sorry...I am waaay out of the loop. Apologies.
  2. BF still looks great, Miss Fang! I've been watching your vid and that's the same thing that happened to a black teles that I had before by the name of Jet. Still no clue what happened but he was totally healthy and acted fine afterwards. Go BF!
  3. Nice job, Miss Fang! The pepper corys and the black neons really add to the tank. Everything looks great and I'm glad the disk worked out well. 10 days? Oh man.....
  4. Hiya Fang....are you seeing any darkness in the bulb at the ends? That would indicate the bulb is going bad. I would have to believe it's probably just the bulb rather than the starter as I don't hear too much about starter's going bad. Hey...how's the disk working out? Titanic= chick flick
  5. oh yes I have been conditioning the water. I had posted in the DD section after loosing 5 fish in the last year. The consensus was that my gavel was too deep and had not been cleaned properly, fostering anaerobic bacteria (at least that's what I got out of it). I drained the tank cleaned and removed most of the gravel and refilled. Stakos/Helen suggested that I also switch to prime so I thought that I would give it a whirl. I was curious if this would help. Thanks for the reply by the way. Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk Mr. B....good move on the Prime as Helen suggested. Most of here use it and would recommend it highly. I've removed all of my gravel that I've had for the past two years and that's eliminated my concerns. Keep up the good work!
  6. Prime does help promote slime coat production but actually won't promote the torn fins to heal in a general sense. Just keep your water parameters at optimum levels along with regular scheduled water changes and the torn fins will heal by themselves quickly.
  7. How did you see it this morning? I hadn't posted it until before! Koko was in your house this morning checking out your tanks.
  8. Yeah alex....daryl knows her stuff. She still pops in once in a while.
  9. Shelly, This was posted by daryl whom I consider an expert on the subject. Read on.... There used to be a fish, the original "black moor" which came from England. It was called the "English Black Moor". They were stocky, solid fish with short rounded tails. They were extremely cold hardy and made fine pond fish. The English Black Moor was used by many breeders to introduce fine velvety black into their other breeds of fish. Along the way, a Demekin or Telescope fish (Typically red or red/white) was crossed with the English Black Moor. This created a deeper body and more flowing tail in some, and the long "butterfly" tail in the others. As time has progressed the difference between Black Telescope (Demekin) and Black Moors has been blurred to the point that there is generally no separation between them. A moor can have the stocky body and short tail, the deep body and a flowing tail, or a butterfly tail with either body type. There are still lines of Black Moors that decend directly from the hardy English Black Moors. These make fine pond fish and are very solid black with no bronzing, as well as many mixes that tend to bronze or turn orange with age. You can properly call any "telescope" variety of fish that is black, a Black Moor, or a Black Demekin, or a Black Telescope. They are one and the same. They surely are pretty fish, are they not?
  10. Haha I know...I've even got some of the large Omega One pellets...those things are huge and Larry Pizza scarfs 'em like they're nuthin!
  11. It shouldn't hurt anything as it's always good practice to buy a larger capacity heater than to purchase a heater that can't handle maintaining your temperature. Marineland heaters are pretty reliable and once it reaches your required temp of 80° your heater should have no problem keeping that temperature.
  12. Did some online shopping today for some necessary supplies. Picked up 3 lbs.Omega One pellets for the herd, two different Omega One flakes for the trops, and 4 kilos of Seachem Alkaline Buffer. That should last me a while.
  13. You? I could have said orange, ya know.
  14. Agreed with Miss Fang.....it looks like tears . Fin rot will eat away the fins towards the base. As Fang suggests...check your parameters and let us know. Good clean water with perfect params and a large weekly water change will help the fins heal quickly.
  15. Let's just leave the word stupid out of it.....it has no place amongst our friends at Koko's. You're entitled to your opinion but you're treading on thin ice, young man. Many members including myself want show quality fish and are fortunate enough to afford them. Everyone else has said what I wanted to say so I'm not going to beat a dead horse here. Just remember....Stupid is as stupid does......and calling Batman stupid is definitely not nice!
  16. Hey young lady...long time no see! Good to see you back! Eggs, eh? That means you're doing everything right! Keep up the good work and stick around a while, huh?
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