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Recent content by ButtNekkid

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    questions about floaters (mostly about frogbit)

    Hi, I only managed to breed N. Marginatus when my Pistia grew really bushy roots. Never with Salvinia or Frogbit. My experience is that floaters don´t like water on top of their leaves, or high current.
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    Copella callolepis (sensu Zarske)

    Hi, What do you reckon is the reason for such a low survival rate? I've seen your tanks, lack of hiding places clearly is not the reason.
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    should i ever clean a sponge filter?

    Hi, How often do you change water when fry are around and how do you feed them?
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    A. atahualpa

    Hi, Where did you get the seed pods? Tannin aquatics?
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    A. atahualpa

    We demand pictures or we´ll have to assume none of this happened! ;)
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    Is Fry Death Normal?

    Hi, In my experience, that saltwater raises conductivity quite fast. And I don´t think the metabolic waste from the shrimp helps either if you want to maintain some level of water quality. Just my 2 cents.
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    So much to chose..

    I vote for Abacaxi. That purple throat is quite nice.
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    Hole in the head?

    Hi, I have never measured PH. I´m lazy and if I get what I want, i.e. breeding apistos, I´m happy. I bet Darrel will take over this thread ;) with his bacteria and archaeons! I stock my tanks with as much floating plants as is humanely possible. Those things love ammonia.
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    Hole in the head?

    Hi, Seed pods come mainly from https://tanninaquatics.com/ https://tanninaquatics.com/collections/seed-pods/products/sterculia-pod https://tanninaquatics.com/collections/seed-pods/products/cariniana-pod All of my apistos have laid eggs in these...
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    Hole in the head?

    Hi, I use various botanicals: leaves,seed pods and alder cones. I have had one case of HITH in my tanks before adding these.
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    How to start breeding in hard water?

    My A. sp. abacaxis did the same thing except they spawned the same day I introduced some N. Marginatus. Maybe just a coincidence? How could adding dithers act as a trigger?
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    Clay like substrate

    Hi, Darrel and his bad ass links basically changed the way I keep my fish. Especially the patented Duckweed Index™!
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    Anyone have tips for hatching BBS?

    Hi, Thanks for your thorough reply. What is that cap btw? Does it fit with every bottle?
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    nannostomus marginatus

    I find that Pistia is all that is needed. New fry emerge every month.
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    Anyone have tips for hatching BBS?

    Hi, How big a part does temperature play in hatch rate? I think I only have a 50 % hatch rate. I use this mix: https://www.jbl.de/en/products/detail/3358/jbl-artemiomix