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by fish nanny
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: fry temp in no heater tank
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: fry temp in no heater tank

Thanks Bas, The tank is in the back room of the house. When the house warms up in the day, we will put the AC on if it gets into the upper 80's, but at night we open doors and windows to cool it down, so when the outdoor night temps are in the 50's sometimes the house will chill down to the high 60'...
by fish nanny
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: fry temp in no heater tank
Replies: 3
Views: 809

fry temp in no heater tank

Hi all, my 20L gymno's grow out tank is getting down to 62 at night now and then, we are having a cooler than normal summer here in Oregon. Day time highs this last week went from 90 to 70 and nights in the 50's , tank gets down to 72 to 65 . SOOOOOOO will this be hard on my fry and mom, should I po...
by fish nanny
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: pepper cories in 75g gymno breeding tank
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: pepper cories in 75g gymno breeding tank

Thanks Bas, I agree, I gave it more thought after I posted, and think you are right. Will let the pair have their home to themselves.
by fish nanny
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: pepper cories in 75g gymno breeding tank
Replies: 2
Views: 709

pepper cories in 75g gymno breeding tank

Well I am wondering if it would be ok to add 6 pepper corys to my main tank. only has 3 BN plecos and one of my breeding prs of gymno gyns "Yerbalitos"...........male seems bored and seems happy to run off BN now and then, never seems to want to catch or hurt them, just herds them away. The female "...
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: temp and fry sex
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: temp and fry sex

I would love to know if anyone else has had mulitple spawns at different temps and what the results were.......both my tanks are at about 79, summer here, but know it is in the 80's-90's in their homeland. I know my tanks will continue to warm up as summer gets hotter, so will keep notes on this for...
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: temp and fry sex
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

temp and fry sex

Does anyone know what the ideal temp for mixed sex fry would be ??? I am having multiple gymnogeophagus gymnogmny spawns and would like there to be mixed sexes. I know that temp is important with aspistos, thought it may be true with the mouth brooders as well. Thanks for any input :)
by fish nanny
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys "Quilero" fry
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys "Quilero" fry

:D Well, I followed everyones helpful suggestions. I moved my one female that was holding fry to a 20L, she is releasing fry a little more often to eat and play. I think she has at least 50 or more fry :D . She has the tank to herself but for a 2"BN pleco. All seems well, I put some filter media ove...
by fish nanny
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: can round worms survive without host, for how long?
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

can round worms survive without host, for how long?

Hi all, does anyone know how long round worms can live without a host. I have a tank set up for fry, but had to use it as a hospital tank for a fish. He had been treated for parisites when I got him, but seems as though he had round worms still. He would not eat the worm meds and passed soon after I...
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: help ! worm like behavior in gymno ??
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: help ! worm like behavior in gymno ??

well they had been treated for internal worms, and alot of things. ............but they used only water treatment not food too, so started that Sat. I'm treating the trio in the main tank too, since I was advised they may still be carring round worms.........now they are spawning again and hope this...
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: worm med food and new spawn
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

worm med food and new spawn

Will the eggs/fry be harmed by the internal worm treatment I started two days ago? I was suppose to give them one more dose of food today, and they are spawning again now. Should I feed them anyway, they were forming the eggs/sperm during treatment ??? Thanks
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: can amano shrimp get or tansfer ick??
Replies: 0
Views: 1878

can amano shrimp get or tansfer ick??

I got some cory fry a few days ago and they have ick, didn't see it til I got home, luckily there are only shrimp in this tank. I'm doing a temp treatment in the tank and moving cories to hospital tank, do I need to treat the shrimp too????? I know without a fish host and 80 temp the tank they were ...
by fish nanny
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: help ! worm like behavior in gymno ??
Replies: 1
Views: 603

help ! worm like behavior in gymno ??

Help, anyone seen this??? I got my 2 prs of gymnogeophagus gymnogynys from LFS, they had been treating them for this and a long list of things. I was told they were cleared to go and should be healthy. Well the one younger male is acting very weird, think that may be part of why everyone was at him....
by fish nanny
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "yerbalitos" spawn :))
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: "yerbalitos" spawn :))

thanks, good to know that about the night scooping :D Do you know of anyone who has had luck with in tank fry rearing, know after a month she will want to spawn again, so fry will need to me moved, but she looks so happy in her home :?
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "yerbalitos" spawn :))
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: "yerbalitos" spawn :)) "Quilero"

Well, catching her, to move her, seems to be more stress, she's smart and fast..........so will see how she does with this first spawn, have moved the younger male, so just the trio in there with 2 baby BN :D The 75 gal is heavily planted and lots of wood and large rocks and nice PFS to sift through...
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "yerbalitos" spawn :))
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: "yerbalitos" spawn :))

thanks, and sorry about the general name thing :( the gymnoys I have are Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys "Quilero" :)
by fish nanny
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: male gymno behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: male gymno behavior

Thanks for the response, he is all settled in with the cories and a baby pleco :D He is having fun swimming in the current must feel good to be out of hiding :D Guess a 75 gal gets small fast when spawning starts :shock:
by fish nanny
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: male gymno behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 605

male gymno behavior

Hi all, should I remove my younger male from the tank. That would leave just a trio MFF in the 75 gal., both females are spawning with bigger male anyway. The younger male has been kept in the corner behind plants and under bog wood. He is not being hurt, just doesn't look like a fun life, would he ...
by fish nanny
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "yerbalitos" spawn :))
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: "yerbalitos" spawn :))

Thanks for the input :D Will keep ya posted :D
by fish nanny
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "yerbalitos" spawn :))
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

"yerbalitos" spawn :))

I'm so excited, water changes with the change in barometric pressure seem to have worked again :) My two females have spawned with the dominate male...........lots of scooping sand and flying into the air and showering down onto the eggs. temp is 79, PH 7ish, 75 gal tank, only the 2 pairs of gymnoge...
by fish nanny
Wed May 25, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: lighting & fish behavior
Replies: 0
Views: 466

lighting & fish behavior

Was looking thru an older TFH magazine, was in the June 2010 issue.........goes into how fish signals can be misread in the wrong lighting :shock: . I do notice my gymnos are starting courtship behavior in the dust/ dawn light from my window that is across the room. As the aquarium light goes on, th...

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