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Forum: Planted Tank Photos Yesterday, 01:00 PM
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Posted By characinfan
Oops, forgot to reply to you before. There is no...

Oops, forgot to reply to you before. There is no background. The tank is in a corner of a room but the corner has a funny shape so there are strange shadows.
Forum: Planted Tank Photos Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
A week and a bit on, the jerk ctenopoma is still...

A week and a bit on, the jerk ctenopoma is still in the quarantine tank. The store told me last week that they'd drop by when they're doing deliveries in my area at the end of this past week and pick...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 07-01-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Apologies for the least photo-heavy thread in the...

Apologies for the least photo-heavy thread in the planted tank photo subforum!

A week and a half after the latest shipment, all the plants are doing well except for the Bolbitis ferns, two of...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-24-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Tank photo! That's Anubias hastifolia on the far...

Tank photo! That's Anubias hastifolia on the far left (with the smaller Nymphaea zenkeri behind it), Anubias congensis in the middle, Anubias afzelli on the far right, Anubias barteri var. nana on...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-23-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Today my most recent order from Tails & Scales...

Today my most recent order from Tails & Scales (https://tailsandscales.ca/) arrived.

I had ordered more plants and some small floating pellets that should enable me to use the automatic fish...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-22-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Pictures! The Nymphaea on the left has been...

Pictures!

The Nymphaea on the left has been growing really well but it is not visible from the front of the tank yet because it's behind the driftwood.

The Nymphaea on the right is about 4 cm...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-20-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By characinfan
Driftwood does fall apart over time, some species...

Driftwood does fall apart over time, some species faster than others. It's natural and it shouldn't harm your fish. Sandpaper won't help because there is no bark on it anymore -- the rest of the wood...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-20-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
I hope not. I will give it a few days. The...

I hope not. I will give it a few days. The grocery order with the coconut is expected to arrive on Sunday.

In the meantime, I have been feeding the fish a lot. The ctenopoma is a glutton. It...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-19-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
I rearranged the driftwood when I cleaned the...

I rearranged the driftwood when I cleaned the tank today and replanted the smaller Nymphaea lotus, which my catfish had uprooted. The fish are all growing. The plants are getting new leaves. New...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-15-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By characinfan
I may have found a way to reduce the jerkdom. As...

I may have found a way to reduce the jerkdom. As soon as the light in the tank goes off, I feed the fish for a second time. (They get fed before it turns on in the morning). The ctenopoma is young...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 06-15-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By characinfan
You are lucky that it went away on its own and...

You are lucky that it went away on its own and that you were able to continue to do things while it was going away. Some people react more severely and need to have steroids (prescription...
Forum: Freshwater Plants 06-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By characinfan
I called Finatics and they said they have lots...

I called Finatics and they said they have lots but they're $20 each and they don't ship or deliver.

I'm in isolation (preventative) and don't have a vehicle, so no luck there for me.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By characinfan
OK, I just had a brainwave. My catfish is much...

OK, I just had a brainwave. My catfish is much bigger than my other fish and he has also been really boisterous and annoying recently, even though he is harmless (like a big golden lab running around...
Forum: Freshwater Plants 06-13-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By characinfan
Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-13-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By characinfan
Jerk ctenopoma -- any ideas?

My juvenile ctenopoma is not even 2" long but it has spent the entire afternoon lunging at/trying to bite my three butterfly fish (which are longer than it is and which were/are minding their own...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
It's now week 3 of my build. Light I...

It's now week 3 of my build.

Light

I have increased the number of hours of light in the tank from 4 hours/day (first two weeks) at 80% of the maximum intensity to 6 hours/day at 80% of the...
Forum: Freshwater Plants 06-13-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By characinfan
Wanted Where to get Crinum calamistratum?

Does anybody know where to get Crinum calamistratum (https://tropica.com/en/plants/plantdetails/Crinumcalamistratum(094A)/4541)? Tropica produces it but none of the Ontario stores I have contacted...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 06-13-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By characinfan
Agree. Go to the ER and tell them that this...

Agree. Go to the ER and tell them that this started after you cleaned your marine aquarium. There are a number of organisms that could have caused this. I don't know what you have in your tank but it...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-13-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By characinfan
That's what you should do for all fish. ...

That's what you should do for all fish.



Hard to say. Sometimes the problem comes from the environment, sometimes it's genetic, sometimes it's both. I would not encourage this fish to breed.
...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-12-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By characinfan
Yeah, it looks like your fish has scoliosis or...

Yeah, it looks like your fish has scoliosis or the like. It's a problem from birth and there's nothing that can be done about it. I would contact the seller because they should not have sold you a...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-11-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Thanks! My second order of plants arrived today...

Thanks! My second order of plants arrived today and another is in the mail. I will post photos soon. (I cleaned the tank when I planted the new plants so the water is full of bits of stuff right...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By characinfan
Slime update: not quite a week later, the slime...

Slime update: not quite a week later, the slime is maybe 75% gone. The MTS are eating it. In fact, there has been an MTS population explosion in my tank because of the abundance of slime as a food...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-07-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
Quarantine is now over! Well, at least for my...

Quarantine is now over! Well, at least for my fish. :rolleyes:

I fed all the fish in the morning in their respective tanks and waited until the lights in the main tank went off in the afternoon...
Forum: Reptiles, Amphibians and Inverts 06-06-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By characinfan
I don't know about all mantises, but it's...

I don't know about all mantises, but it's definitely legal to sell some of them because I've seen them sold for pest control purposes at garden centres in the past.

Here's a list of exotic pets...
Forum: Planted Tank Photos 06-04-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By characinfan
So all the plants are doing well -- I'm surprised...

So all the plants are doing well -- I'm surprised how many new leaves the little Nymphaeas cranked out in a week -- and the fish in the quarantine tank are growing. It is amazing how fast the...
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