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Krystie

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About Krystie

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    Female
  • Location
    Melbourne
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    Hobbyist
  • Currently Breeding
    Yes, Other Species
  1. Thanks, and yes you are right, the info is extremely hard to find. I wonder if it's vague because these variations aren't IFGA standards and so there's possibly no set standards anywhere :/
  2. Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows the technical definitions of Half moons, half thumb dorsals, high/super high dorsals? I have a trio of Moscow Blue HTD's, and a trio of Platinum Red Mosaic half moons, but I'd like to know exactly what specifications are required to give them those titles.. For example, how long does a dorsal fin have to be (in ratio to the body) to be classed as HTD? I know with Betta a half moon has to have the 180 degree tail, and I believe the edge has to be straight, but it doesn't appear that guppies require the straight edges to be classed as half moon.
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    Sponge filter comparisons

    Thanks everyone. You've all been a great help
  4. I have a number of Anubias plants attacked to driftwood that are currently suffering from an algae outbreak in my community tank. I think I recall reading that Anubias can survive (and thrive) with the leaves above water level as long as their roots are submerged. If I was to do this would the algae all die from the plant leaves? I believe a couple have black beard algae which I know is terribly hard to get rid of, so I'm hoping this could be an easy fix. I was thinking to put the plants into a tub with their leaves above the water, and then put them in the garage for a few days where they would get minimal light (and bring them out before the actual plant starves). Thoughts? Of course, to make things harder I think my corydoras have put eggs on the driftwood, lol.
  5. I've got a few tanks with trickle filters, and another couple of tanks that I am looking at putting sponge filters in. I breed fancy guppies and I've found they don't like strong currents due to the size of their tails and the effort to swim added by the current. I got an aquaOne sponge filter that seems like it will be suitable. They are fairly cheap, but as I'm wanting to get a few more tanks, keeping the costs as low as possible is important to me. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with cheap brands from ebay like this one? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Pond-Filtration-Foam-Cotton-Sponge-Biochemical-Filter-For-Fish-Tank-Aquarium-/110837460111?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item19ce6d6c8f&_uhb=1 Also, when using sponge filters do I have to be careful how much water remove at each water change so as not to dilute the biological process?
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    How soon can you move fry?

    I know that this is an old post, but just in case any one else has the same question I thought I'd write my experience. I tend to start transferring fry from about 5-6 weeks of age as I am able to determine sex (as I keep the sexes separate). They are big enough at that age not to be eaten by guppy adults, although I won't let them into my community tank because there are some silver shark that would have them for dinner.
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    Melbourne Fancy Guppy Hobbyist

    This is Slayde, my Moscow Blue/Green HTD. He is technically a green, but has such a brilliant blue colour most days. His ladies are Shara and Shaylia but they aren't in this video. They are fairly plain though.
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    Melbourne Fancy Guppy Hobbyist

    Thank you for the welcome I woke up this morning to happily discover that my Moscows have given birth overnight! 39 fry happily swimming around in the nursery now. I'm uploading a video of the beautiful Moscow boy at the moment, but in the meantime here are some pics of my other fancy trio. This is Blayze, my handsome Platinum Red Mosaic Half Moon These are his two beautiful ladies, Cinder and Ember PS. Are these images too large? In the future should I scale them down a bit more?
  9. Hello, My name is Krystie and I'm from Melbourne. I'm fairly new to guppy breeding, but I'm currently breeding two strains of fancy guppies; Moscow Green/Blue HTD, and Platinum Red Moscaic Half Moons (show grade imported from Thailand).
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