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Old 08-12-2011, 03:26 AM   #9041 
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Sakura - Yeah that is what I figured. So the treatment is the QT tanks lots of water changes and Epsom salts. Anything else I am missing?

MissRH - Me too why do you think I took this name :P. I love the african water frogs places sell for aquariums. I also have three fire bellied toads. I have always had some since I was like 5 :P
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:26 AM   #9042 
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Ya I have well water so that's probably why. and my house sits on all sand like we ahd to transfer dirt into my yard just to build the house. So at least the water's nice and filtered but I can't used the regular water because of the water softener and the salt thats in it and stuff but everyone's adjusted to it. Blackird's fins are kinda curled but Oscar's are jsut fine and stuff. It's hard to tell if Jude has issues because he bites the crap outta his tail -.-

bamboo shrimp creep me out like no joke O.o they're liket he size of my Bettas O.O
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:27 AM   #9043 
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Copper: Nope, no plecos. I read Rubber Lips get to about 7-10." Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders and need lots of waste/leftover food in the water column to feed on.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:27 AM   #9044 
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@Rocky yes, we saw bamboo shrimp while we were there :) I think they look really cool, but I know I need an algae eater who won't be killed by my cichlids.....
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:29 AM   #9045 
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Amph: Nope, that sounds about right. Epsom salt and QT. Shock can bring on SBD, happened to my HM once.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:29 AM   #9046 
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Lol that one bamboo shrimp we could see his tiny brain remember? :D
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:30 AM   #9047 
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@Rocky yes, we saw bamboo shrimp while we were there :) I think they look really cool, but I know I need an algae eater who won't be killed by my cichlids.....
It's too small, but I want one of these zebra plecs

My fav LFS has one but it's almost $500!
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:32 AM   #9048 
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Copper: Nope, no plecos. I read Rubber Lips get to about 7-10." Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders and need lots of waste/leftover food in the water column to feed on.
yeah, rubber lipped pleco's get to be about 10", and a huge bristle nose will be about 5/6" and that's really big. Apparently at the petco I go to they had a big 9" male bristle nose, not sure if I can believe it without seeing it, pretty insane XD if he was one he was a random mutant....
yeah, bamboo shrimp would never work with my cichlids for obvious reasons, but whenever I feed them and they make a huge mess while chewing up there food I always think to myself "Man a bamboo shrimp would love that".... but it would not like being tormented.

Petclub has Clown pleco's, but they're also too small.... they also had a sad tank of unhealthy common plecos who looked miserable and bored.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:34 AM   #9049 
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OOOO Sakura, that's so pretty O.O
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:36 AM   #9050 
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Clown plecos are awesome too. More affordable, too. I feel so sorry for the common plecs. I've seen two or three crammed into a tank at my Pet Club. And they were about 7" long too.

Rocky: Aren't they cute? They only get to be about 3" long, too. But $500? I don't think so!
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