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About Canfeleq

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    Sooty Grunter
  • Birthday 06/30/1961

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  • Currently Breeding
    Yes, Bettas & Other Species
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    Bettas, Horses, Computers
  1. Canfeleq

    Corydora Eggs

    My cory's spawn almost every time I do a large water change. After some research I found that most cory's in the wild breed when the dry season breaks. Essentially they go from warm, polluted water to cool clean water in the space of a few hours and this seems to trigger the spawn. I have noticed similar behaviour in my albino cory's as the water that I used was a couple of degrees cooler than the water they were originally in. Got over 30 survivors from the last one which is a huge achievement in my tanks as the adults tend to eat the eggs and the guppies eat the babies. Good luck with your breeding efforts.
  2. They are also called black cobra's there is one here
  3. I have a soft spot for black snakeskins. And I like the greens as well. When I finally get my fishroom set up I intend to try developing my own lines.
  4. Canfeleq

    Baby Guppies

    If you have plenty of plants in the tank the babies will eat the microfauna (infusoria) that inhabit them. All established planted tanks have a ready made live food supply for fry. Watch your babies closely and you will notice that they are picking at the plants. I once had a tank with betta fry that I did not realize had survived (most of the eggs didn't mature) I thought the tank was empty so I left the filter running to keep it prepared while I re conditioned the adults. Just as I was about to add the male to the spawning tank I noticed three fry swimming around. They had survived for nearly three weeks by feeding off the infusoria that was on the plants without additional food added.
  5. I too have guppies...and goldfish, bettas, corys etc. I know how you feel. I ran out of room in my house so I am now renovating the yard and garage. The garage is going to become my fishroom.....still may have to put up new sheds though, to store the stuff that used to live in my garage!! Oh well.........Welcome :rip:
  6. My elderly neighbours are moving closer to their children and while they are taking their 8 foot tank they can't take the fish. I recently had the back fence replaced as part of the renovations and did not charge them the usual half price as they are pensioners and lovely people as well. In return they gave me a 6 foot tanks and stand and these... They are currently residing in the 6 foot tank that I already had set up on the front verandah as my water treatment tank. I had fun trying to catch two baby cory's before putting these guys in there. As you can see by the photos they are quite large. I must say that I haven't kept goldfish for quite a few years and I am really looking forward to the experience again, although they have already uprooted some of the val. The rest of the plants are secured to either driftwood or rocks. When I get the bigger 6 foot tank set up I will move them into there.
  7. Truthfully we know so little about the causes of illnesses in our fish, which can make them very hard to control or prevent. I am sorry for your loss, it's really hard when nothing works and you lose someone that you love, whether its human or not.
  8. Let me know when you find one, I'd love to know what native mosses are available as well.
  9. Thanks everyone, and I would like to add my birthday wishes for Abbey as well...hope you had a great day :giggle:
  10. I would guess terrestrial as well. It looks like the moss that grows on the brick paving in my yard. The area is shaded and damp almost all year long and the moss grows well there. I thought about trying it as a submerged plant but then I pulled up all the bricks to re pave.
  11. Canfeleq

    Sick Yabby

    My experience with yabbies is that they are pretty hardy. The only things that seemed to effect mine were water that was either too hot or too cold, 20 - 22 seemed to agree with them. Then of course there was the couple that escaped and went 'walkabout' for a few days. By the time we found them they were too dehydrated to save. I had one that got sick after my husband used flyspray but a transfer to clean water as soon as I noticed the problem saved him.
  12. The redness of the wound/injury on the white one would indicate a bacterial infection to me. The white spots could be parasites that have become infected as well and a fish losing weight is also not a good sign. I don't know that pimafix, melafix and IAL would be enough (ketapang is IAL). I'd be looking at treating with AB's (Tetracycline or Triple Sulpha) either in the water or the food. someone would be a good one to ask. Good luck with them.
  13. Mosquitos lay their eggs in small bunches that float on the surface like a raft. They are usually grey in colour and look like a small piece of dead leaf or bark. There are several posts about them on the forum, just use the search feature and type in either mozzie or mosquito rafts
  14. I colony breed most of mine. Tanks have lots of plants including Java moss. I don't remove the adults or the babies until the males start developing gonapodiums. I have lots of babies in the tanks at any given time, the adults don't seem to eat them.
  15. I'm afraid my terminology in these situations leaves a lot to be desired. It usually consists of four lettered words that are unrepeatable here...and usually said more than once. Glad your fry are OK
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