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by andyroo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Toadpoles
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

Toadpoles

Folks,
What might eat cane toad tadpoles?
Fla people, you've got this problem- what eats the toxic eggs and tadpoles of toxic toads? SE Asia and northern south and central america have these toxic toads naturally- the predators should be (somewhat) prepared to eat them... yes?
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by andyroo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Online-dealer in Miami
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Did a google search for Miami Clubs. A good idea, but all their E-mail addresses have bounced. Still searching....
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by andyroo
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Online-dealer in Miami
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Online-dealer in Miami

Folks,
I need an on-line fish-seller based in Miami.
Any contacts, thoughts etc...?
There are some brilliant shops out there, even in Fla, but I need to ship through MIA.
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by andyroo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach vs mystery snail?
Replies: 8
Views: 5965

There are mysteries introduced in a river up the road- I've tried them a couple of times, never with success. They got harassed until they croaked, then got 'et. Nerite snails do a lot better, but they also get any bits that come out of the shell (naughty bits, i think) ripped off/out- it just doesn...
by andyroo
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: tank turned into a bath last night
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Move to the tropics.
;)
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by andyroo
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: BEST possible companion for Botia modesta.
Replies: 7
Views: 2709

in 40 gallons you're space is already pretty small for modesta. Otherwise, I'd suggest good old fashioned clown loaches. They can hold their own and/or are indifferent to the Mod-squad's lunacy, and are big and school-y. First things first, get three more of the smallest mods you can find then start...
by andyroo
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Feeding marine food to loaches and other freshwater fish...
Replies: 13
Views: 5089

for hillstreams- how about putting a sludge of ground lettuce/carrot/zucchini etc... into a syringe and running lines along the lee side of a rock?
Thinking aloud.
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by andyroo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Wood: toxicity, rot and tannins
Replies: 5
Views: 3146

Wood: toxicity, rot and tannins

Folks, Where might one find information on toxicity of woods in the aquarium, and in particular hardwoods? I ask as I'd like to get some planters made and would like to make them out of local tropical hardwoods. As examples, the ficus group, cedars (tropical and western red), legumes and almond(s) c...
by andyroo
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Mystery snails
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

10 or 14 golf-ball sized snails went in last week, and not I'm a little surprised at how clean my glass is. 2 have succumbed (Synodontis was culprit, i think) and one has still to come out of it's shell. Rest very happy & mobile.... & hungry.
by andyroo
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Mystery snails
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Mystery snails

Collectors,
If one mystery snail dies, will the other snails eat it?
Do they eat dead fish or just fish-food?
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by andyroo
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Giant Gourami
Replies: 12
Views: 5386

Great minds think alike, apparently: Arowana (South American) are already on the programme. So are clown and Y. modesta (loaches) and panaque (royal/mango) for the bottom.
by andyroo
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: [PICS]My loach tank (update pg3 - 26may11)
Replies: 32
Views: 16798

Looks familar- I've got a couple of these Hydor koralia in the same position but in the back, blowing along the back wall. Everybody loves it. The green algae is even the same, but your use of sand is keeping it in check over the bottom. I'm getting rid of the gravel from my mixed substrate for this...
by andyroo
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Giant Gourami
Replies: 12
Views: 5386

Carp are temperate. This system originally had koi, but it was way too warm for them in the summertime. And they have a reputation for eating plants as well. I also have an innate and entirely irrational dislike for them.
by andyroo
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Giant Gourami
Replies: 12
Views: 5386

damn.... i've got $300 worth of these fellas on-order for a lilly-pond. It didn't even dawn on me to ask this (vital!!!!) question. It's not mentioned in any of the posted species-outlines. Suggestions for alternative (species) would be appreciated: big, smart/interactive, colourful, not particularl...
by andyroo
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Giant Gourami
Replies: 12
Views: 5386

Yup. Reds apparently max out at about 40-50cm. I'm not worried though; I've got 4500Gal to play with...