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About Kiara1125

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  1. I was thinking rubberlip because I haven't had one for years and they stay smaller than BNs. Also, to my knowledge and experience, rubberlips don't require driftwood. My BNs love the driftwood, but my rubberlip never seemed to munch on it.
  2. Well excuse me for using the term "fry tank" then.
  3. I'm not keeping all of them. I have another filter I can put on the tank and I'm setting up homes for the fry right now. I have a home for all the singletails and a home for two doubletails. That leaves me with my little calico doubletail (that I'm keeping) and one other doubletail.
  4. No, the fry are already 3 months old and huge. They're an inch long and I have an Aqueon 55/75 onto the tank. The fry are eating the algae, but they are eating pellets as well. I LOVE using fish for algae control seeing as how I never prevent it. I don't mind seeing it - it's just that I love also seeing an algae eater have fun eating everything. I currently only have 10 fry in the tank - that's the number that I have received after months of care for these little guys. I apologize for not explaining before, but these fry are big enough to have a little algae eater in with them. At least I'm not the type of person t get a common pleco or a CAE for a tank ...
  5. I was wanting an algae eater for my 40gB fry tank. I have bristlenoses and nerites in my 55g so it's spotless. My problem is that I physically cannot catch the bristlenose plecos to transfer into the fry tank to clean it up and the nerites never touched the algae when I put them in there - they're already 5 years old so I can understand them being slow. Algae is everywhere and I would like an uncommon algae eater for it. I was thinking a hillstream loach or a different type of pleco. Maybe a rubberlip? I had one before, but he just up and died one day. I currently have one clown pleco and three bristlenoses. So, basically, would a hillstream loach or a rubberlip pleco be good for my 40gB fry tank? Can you guys think of any other interesting or uncommon algae eaters? Don't worry about temperature requirements - they probably won't be met anyway. lol I don't have a filter in the tank, but the temperature is always 76-82F. I would greatly appreciate some thoughts. Right now I'm getting some fish from my mother in May, so I'm going to be getting my male albino BN back and he will go into the 40gB. But, until then I was wanting something else because the algae is ridiculous. Besides, with such powerful filtration, I don't think it'll hurt to have two algae eaters in one tank. I mean, I have 4 plecos, 3 nerites snails, and an SAE in my 55g. All are fat and happier than ever. The BNs love the driftwood and my SAE gets pellets, algae wafers, seaweed, and fresh greens to make up for the lack of algae.
  6. Goldfish fry are getting huge! I have at least one calico fry and I'm hoping to get some more. The fry have gotten upgraded to the 40gB since the turtle got put outside into the 100g pond. A lot of fry have homes stacked up, I think we're only keeping two or three fry - the calico, a singletail, and maybe another doubletail. They will be staying in the 40gB.
  7. Oh, I know! My female (biggest, bigger than my hand) fantail decided to splash one day and she sent water flying 5ft away from the tank!!
  8. I would ADOPT a turtle like that, but never buy - especially for such a high price ... I'm happy with my turtles and I'm glad I can provide excellent care for them. I rescued both my turtles, but I honestly would euthanize most of those poor turtles. They may be fine now, but I feel like they would have stress onto their backs and organs from having such severe deformities. In my opinion, it just seems cruel to keep them alive.
  9. Yep! Also, swords are the types of plants that can grow immersed or submerged.
  10. Broad leaf swords don't tend to have runners, only narrow leaf (angustifolia) swords do, such as Vesuvius. Broad leaf swords have flower stalks that babies later come off of. The thick pieces of "leaves/runners" you see are actually flower stalks that have broken off. You can tell because they point up towards they surface. Runners tend to hide under the gravel and new plants pop up along the runners - another great example, although not swords, are Jungle Vals.
  11. Umm.. Amazon sword? No. Looks like a melon sword to me. Maybe even a red melon sword (they're hybrids, so they're not always red).
  12. Does anyone else other than Lis feed their goldies seaweed? Mine love brown seaweed, but they absolutely will not touch fresh vegetables. My beardie loves them, but my goldfish are really picky.
  13. I feed pellets as my staple - Hikari Gold Lionhead. I also feed frozen brine shrimp and blood worms as a treat.
  14. If ET "butt sniffs" Barry, then you likely have a male and a female. Sometimes they like t play like that, though. all my goldfish would do this to each other, but then three went against one and all my males started chasing my female. That's when they spawned. My males have breeding stars all the time, so I don't think it's just a spawning thing. If it looks like Barry's (the female) vent is sticking out and her sides are big, then she's probably spawning.
  15. Jesilyn, those fry are adorable! What are you using to take those pictures? I love the detail and the macro.
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