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Forum: Cichlids 02-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By MBen89
Exclamation weird behaviour?? Twitching?

Hey guys,

So, for the past month, I've been extremely busy and hence neglected weekly water changes in my 100 gallons cichlid tank. However, I do have a strong filter with lots of media and live...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-10-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By MBen89
No no, not curious. One of them chases him around...

No no, not curious. One of them chases him around and nips at his fins constantly. To the point where he hides behind plants. He even stopped eating no matter how much food I put close to his mouth....
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-08-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By MBen89
Question Help with aggressive behaviour?

Good evening,

So I am back with a weird case of aggression? :confused: This is in my planted 45 gallons community tank, and the culprits are my zebra danios lol I have six zebra danios and They've...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By MBen89
That is such a pain in the behind! Have you tried...

That is such a pain in the behind! Have you tried CL or Kijiji? you might find great deals on there, especially the latter. If not, then obviously a new filter it is lol
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 04-19-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By MBen89
Daaang, I guess I was in denial lol thank you for...

Daaang, I guess I was in denial lol thank you for your quick response :)
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 04-19-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By MBen89
Question Cherry Shrimp vs Clown Loach compatibility?

Good morrrning peeps :D
So I have a long 45 gallons community planted tank and I want to add some cherry shrimp to help a little with the algae and add versatility to the tank. I have a couple of...
Forum: Cichlids 04-18-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By MBen89
Post I am not an expert by any means, but it looks...

I am not an expert by any means, but it looks like you have two males in there :) I could be wrong though.
Forum: Cichlids 04-18-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By MBen89
Post This looks like a Melanochromis Auratus. I could...

This looks like a Melanochromis Auratus. I could be wrong though, the pic isn't clear. I know how much of a pain it is to take proper pictures of fish lol

Anyways, if it's an Auratus (mostly...
Forum: Plants & Cultivation 04-15-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By MBen89
Thumbs down Help! My amazon sword is browning and melting

So I've had the plants for a few months in a community tank and they've grown a lot (shooters and all). However, green hair algae started growing on the leaves and now some bigger leaves are melting...
Forum: Catfish 04-14-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By MBen89
lol Yeah I know, but the amount of poop this...

lol Yeah I know, but the amount of poop this little guy used to produce is phenomenal! I don't think he has any problems....yet! I'll try to get him a good quality drift wood, but I doubt that would...
Forum: Catfish 04-14-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By MBen89
It's a common pleco, and to be honest no, there...

It's a common pleco, and to be honest no, there is no driftwood in there anymore. I had a large log in there but it was rotting for some reason, and it had that white film growing all over it....
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 04-14-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By MBen89
Post Ouch! that sucks! I've heard about incidents...

Ouch! that sucks! I've heard about incidents where the heaters break and release toxic substances in the water. Good thing you did the big water change, but I think the shock and whatever substances...
Forum: Catfish 04-14-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By MBen89
Exclamation Pleco vs. African Cichlids issue, help?!

So I've had my Pleco in my 100 gallons African Cichlids' (Peacocks) tank for almost a year now. He is about 5" long and the Cichlids were only fry when I housed them together initially. All was good...
Forum: Beginner's Circle 03-30-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By MBen89
Post They seem to be ok for their ages. How often do...

They seem to be ok for their ages. How often do you feed them? and what is it that you feed them? :)
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 02-13-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By MBen89
Post Assassin snails have the tendency of burrowing in...

Assassin snails have the tendency of burrowing in substrates. It might be hiding in the sand bed?
Forum: Cichlids 12-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,051
Posted By MBen89
Oh wow that's awesome. I purchased 50 baby...

Oh wow that's awesome. I purchased 50 baby peacocks when they were tiny, and it was very fun and rewarding emotionally to watch them grow. I can imagine how much more fun it is to hatch the eggs...
Forum: Invertebrates 12-12-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By MBen89
Post I've never seen shrimp eating fungus. So I doubt...

I've never seen shrimp eating fungus. So I doubt yours will, but I can be mistaken. My shrimp only ate algae but preferred stealing food flakes that reach the bottom. I found that Ottos, Apple...
Forum: Cichlids 12-12-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,051
Posted By MBen89
Thumbs up That's awesome, but I heard that angelfish fry...

That's awesome, but I heard that angelfish fry are a lot of work if you want to raise them yourself. Why not give the parents a chance to raise them?
lol I don't know about you but I ain't got no...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 12-12-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By MBen89
Post I am guessing you have a diatoms' bloom my...

I am guessing you have a diatoms' bloom my friend. What is your water chemistry like? keep an eye on your phosphates and nitrates. The good news are that it's harmless to your fish :D bad news are...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 12-12-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By MBen89
Unhappy aw that sucks! well I am no expert, but I am...

aw that sucks! well I am no expert, but I am guessing it's fungus as the same thing happened to my old betta fish and again to my platy. I did not use any chemicals, just warm water (85 F) and kosher...
Forum: Beginner's Circle 12-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By MBen89
Thumbs up Wow this plan is actually pretty darn good lol I...

Wow this plan is actually pretty darn good lol I might base my stocking plan on it with some tweaks. The only potential issue with your plan is plecos get territorial. I would not place two plecos in...
Forum: Beginner's Circle 12-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By MBen89
Post No. Why? because plants aren't really producing...

No. Why? because plants aren't really producing poop or waste that helps beneficial bacteria spread. Yes you can place plants in the tank from day one, but the cycle would still take about 4 weeks to...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 12-04-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By MBen89
I got to say, I LOVE you style lol many would...

I got to say, I LOVE you style lol many would frown upon feeding them to bigger fish, but certainly not me. Thank you for the response, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I would much rather give the...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 12-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By MBen89
hmm, I might be the only black sheep on this...

hmm, I might be the only black sheep on this thread to say: go for it. Why? because I've done it before and nothing happened. Mine however is one of the heaters that you could adjust. If you have a...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 12-04-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By MBen89
Easy peasy

Hey Bruce,

It's very simple. You need two things:
1- Clean water (dirty water stresses fish out and damages their gills)
2- Good food.

Now for the food, I use krill that I bought from Big...
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