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by mikeb210
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Black Arrow angels
Replies: 7
Views: 5652

Re: Black Arrow angels

I would say line breed. I've seen blood parrots with similar features. Personally I hate seeing fish like that sold at all, and I'd make a point not to patronize that fish shop anymore.

by mikeb210
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Choluteca Convicts
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: Rio Choluteca Convicts

What is the "Whole HRP" thing? I've been out of the hobby for a while keeping natives so I'm out of the loop.
by mikeb210
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Estes permacolor quartz substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 2430

Estes permacolor quartz substrate

I purchased 100lbs of this product. It is Estes' version of 3m colorquartz. I got the finer grade and I was hoping someone else on here has used it and could give me advice. It seems to be so fine and light that the granules are sticking to the air bubbles and forming small spheres of sand. Its stra...
by mikeb210
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Filters, How do you combat sand?
Replies: 6
Views: 5752

Re: Filters, How do you combat sand?

I dealt with this a bit when I kept Africans and ultimately I just bought a few extra impellers off of eBay. I tried several non-prefilter approaches, but after seeing my mbuna spitting sand directly into the intake I gave up.
by mikeb210
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: What is a good fishing rod for river fishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

Re: What is a good fishing rod for river fishing?

Depends on what he's fishing for. A good all purpose rod would be a 7' medium action spinning rod paired with a spinning reel that holds 150-200yds of 12 lb test line. Ugly stick rods are unbreakable and fairly cheap, look into those.

Good luck, hope it helps
by mikeb210
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: Cichlids, The Pictorial Guide Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

Re: Re: Cichlids, The Pictorial Guide Volume 1 & 2

Jshakour wrote: Is there something out there that gives you the same type of info but better or cheaper?
Google? Takes up a lot less space than those big multi-volume books.

The books mentioned above are all good, the ones you're asking about are great visual aids but as Lisa said, not a ton of other info.
by mikeb210
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Electric blue ahli behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: Electric blue ahli behavior

Might also be a water parameter issue. Where is the pH/kH in that tank? These are fish from two different continents with two very different sets of requirements. Maybe check your parameters and move one of the two species out. Convicts are pretty nasty in my experience and that, coupled with off wa...

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