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  1. rols

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    Damn...all my festae look like they are out of a spaghetti western!
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    Them theres eggs on that rock
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    Sydney water

    Appreciate your feedback...when you say the water is hard...do you refer to PH being too alkaline or carbonate hardness? The PH is pretty stable as I always have it about neutral maybe slightly blue.......and have bred basically all the americans successfully...
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    Sydney water

    Hey guys, For some reason over the last couple of months my american fry have not been hatching...about 20 batches have not hatched...has anyone experienced the same stuff? Got a feeling that due to so much wet weather Sydney water have been dosing our supply up and its affecting the eggs....when I get the few that maybe do hatch they are weak as anything. Its not the tank as I have a few tanks with many breeding pairs...any clues?
  6. Because they are hard to get...and hard to breed.....and are susceptible to disease once they get a bit bigger so must be kept in very clean water. I have breed several hundred of them and keep a fair few..will have a few available in a few months as I have a spawn just hatched a week or so ago.
  7. The ueropthalmus ( not sure if spelt correctly)is known commonly as a false red terror. I have both species. I Breed the red terrors but I only have a male Ueropthalmus and if I could find a female would be very happy. They are not as big as red terrors or as colorful but are very sturdy looking fish.
  8. I have over 150 Americans in several tanks plus a few thousand babies. Of those 150 probably 80 are big stuff like Red Terrors....Boccourti....Synspillum Black belts Red Devils Jags and Dovii.....even a couple of Buttokoferri.....I find that its better to have a tank that is a bit on the crowded side as it spreads the aggression ...I rarely ever lose a fish and I have about 50-60 huge fish in an 8x.2.5 x2.....Water quality is important though....the FX5 will do the job but will require regular cleaning...as far as furniture goes I go with this theory....you either have nothing...or plenty of
  9. Hi, can anyone advise how I can transport fish from Sydney to Adelaide and/or Tasmania? Are there any freight companies that do it? I have some Red Terrors and Salvini that some people want to get shipped...
  10. Hi All, I have never shipped live fish interstate...can anyone recommend a carrier? This guys is real keen to get some Red terrors off me...
  11. If you can get your hands on some Metronidazole ( someone on some Forum was selling some tablets) and either inject( Syringe) it into his mouth or put a coat on his ulcer or sore it may help......I had similar problem with a festae...........he had a huge hole in his side about 6 weeks ago.....now he is proud father of about 300 fry! Melafix helps keep bacteria off the sore....but wont get rid of it..
  12. Hey mate, Awesome fish..........I keep big americans..........actually also small Americans.........and come to think of it again Africans too............ Love the temperament of the splendida......robust fish.........and dont take any rubbish....will not shy away from a Red Devi or anything too boisterousl and are not aggressive unless picked on. You should see the Red ones....look great and would love to get my hands on some.........I have big 40 cm male( not red) and if I see decent female for right price will breed them.
  13. Hi there, Help I have a dilema..........an 8 x2.5 x 2 dliemma where 2 of the 3 braces on the top of the tank have come away......the tank has not split and is not bulging...I have left about 25% water in it and I need someone who can come out fast to rebrace the tank....... Have tried the shop I purchased it from but they are too busy.........I tried a couple of aquariums and they are not really interested...does anyone out there know someone who will come out to repair a fish tank?? I am in a real spot........I am about to carefully approach the tank now..as I think it is safe.......its a
  14. Hello out there, I have a garage full of Americans.....I breed a fair few types of fish.....Rivo....Jags...Synspillum...red devil...Brazzies....Salvini.....Black belts...... ANywayI have been losing all my sals in the garage....( the ones in the house are fine) but all my babies and young ones I have kept in garage for breeding are dying.......I have one huge sump that runs many tanks......everything else is fine....it is only the Sals that are dying..they are in different tanks( all the same water though as its one sump)....and there are no scars or bites...they look in perfect condition on
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    Rack setup

    I think 30cm may be a little bit hard if you have to do some cleaning and run cords and stuff underneath. I think the space b/w the system and the wall and between each shelf are a bit more important. I made a mistake of not making enough room so had to take all my tanks down. Sorry- I meant from bottom tank to floor. Does the top of the water level of the sump have to be below the bottom of the lowest lying tank? Nope...as long as the outflow from the bottom tank is ABOVE the water level of the sump you should be right...this isnt an issue with tanks drilled in the side or back but woul
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