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soupmonster

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About soupmonster

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  1. Hi! If you're willing to pay half of shipping, I have a male wenless ranchu. Never had any swim bladder issues when feeding soilent greenand frozen foods. Let me know if you're interested in adopting him! PM me. (:
  2. Bump. He is still available. And he is only getting more tubby and cute by the day. I am now willing to ship if you want to adopt over a long distance. (We split cost)
  3. Still looking for a home! I travel around the sfbay pretty frequently. I can meet in SF, South Bay, and East Bay locations.
  4. Thanks for all the support, everyone! I'm probably going to put my dwarf cichlids in there and some fun shoaling fish, it's a 40-55gal. (I went to a fish store and realized my "40" gallon is a bit bigger than theirs). I'll keep checking this thread until it gets colder. Then I'll read the heck out of online guides for shipping live fish. (:
  5. Not sure if I am willing to ship until fall. It would be pretty hot right now and my first time shipping live fish. Maybe I should offer shipping in fall?
  6. I had two goldfish. Now, I'm down to one and frankly, never been very attached to this particular guy. All I ask is whoever adopts him have the stocking requirements of 15-20gal per fish in the tank and do their weekly water changes. I can provide 2-3 free 5.3oz jars of soilent green and beginner aquarium plants. He has never had buoyancy issues since I don't feed any dry foods. Willing to wait for the right person. I'm not in a rush, just want to use this tank for something else. I'll get back into goldfish when I can build my own pond, someday. (: Living in Berkeley, CA right now.
  7. Swords to best with enriched substrate (substrate like dirt, ecocomplete, aquasoil) or gravel with root tabs. They will grow in low light but they grow quickly with LOTS of light. Fish favorites are soft/tender leaf plants, but it can easily be a waste of money to continually buy plants that get completely eaten. I recommend any floating type of plants that grow quickly. Mainly any floating plant: water lettuce, duckweed, frogbit, water wisteria, etc. Most floating plants grow fastest with low-high lighting and fishes love to eat 'em. If your fishies like them too much, you may have to make a farm container to keep them out until there's enough to feed them the extras. We have guides on how to do that on this forum. Fishes generally don't eat thick leaf things like anubias, java fern, and swords. That's why people recommend them, so they don't get completely chowed down. In my experience, I have had no problems if I bleached/PP. Except if the plants came from an outdoor pond... I could never quite kill aphids with either solution. (But I hear diatomaceous earth helps)
  8. Whoops. Took me too long to add my pic to the first post. Bigger than duckweed but smaller than frogbit. These are my little plants:
  9. It's a medium-high light little floater. Shipping is 6$ and item price is 10$ for two ziploc baggies of them. Please disinfect if you dislike planaria, trumpet snails, or ramshorns. I ship on Mondays.
  10. That will happen. Lol!Someone on the forum said plants and snails go together like peanut butter and jelly. I say fish and snails go together like "steak & lobster". Nice one!! It is so true.
  11. I love your picturebook story. And that last line really cracked me up. "Now I have fry I try to tell them they can't do that. They are sisters and brothers. But don't think they listen lol"
  12. WOW! Good job. What a lucky snail. I had a pond snail in a "betta bowl" with my grow-out plants. A younger family member dumped all those contents into my big tank of single tails and Lizzy got eaten. lol
  13. Beautiful! Love your natural look. Glad you were able to get that water lettuce. You look like you've had your comets for a looong time. Got any cool stories? (:
  14. Very cool!! Are they compatible with goldies? What exactly do they eat?
  15. On my 40long, I enjoy having two AC70s. It really minimizes the gravel vac time because they suck up the crud from both sides now. I used to spend forever with my arm in the water.
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