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General / Re: Zero Planaria
April 26, 2019, 04:57:41 am
Only seems to be certain females, fed 2x a day. Diet consists of Tetra color tropical granules, brine shrimp, blood worms and daphina
Fish Buddies / Re: Just set up another tank 😅
April 19, 2019, 08:02:46 am
Quote from: tva351 on March 24, 2019, 09:47:57 pmThe yoyo loach (botia almorhae) is a great addition to a planted tank but you might be better off with corydoras instead. Botia species are effective snailers. Anything slow moving on the bottom of the tank,they will vacuum up. They will sit on the bottom happily sucking a small snail right out of their shell. I had them years ago and watched this happen. If you put shrimp in with a loach,be prepared to lose them because they eat shrimp as happily as they do snails. If you had a planted tank with a snail problem, these are the fish to get rid of them. Sorry for the bad news but I would not put shrimp in there with them.
I also have a planted community tank of fish and shrimp but I keep corydoras as a bottom scavenger as they don't eat shrimp. Also you have Angelfish in the tank and being a South American Cichlid they will happily eat your shrimp as that is part of their normal diet. I hope this advice helps your decision. Good luck.

I'd say the exception would be kuhli loaches, my best shrimp tank actually has a pair of them. I've heard corydoras are shrimp eaters from what I've heard from people anyway. Not sure about the dwarf species though
General / Zero Planaria
April 18, 2019, 02:39:39 am
Hey Guys!

Not sure how many of you have used "No Planaria" or "Zero Planaria" (same stuff diff companies) but i was curious if any of you knew the answer of this for me.

Since the extract they are made from is Toxic to worms, then is it able to kill worms in fish? thought it might be a shrimp safe way to do it. Just bringing in some guppies from summer tubing and some look quiet skinny and was thinking of doing a de worming.... and kill my pond snails and replace them with my colony of trumpet snails.

Thanks in Advance  :D
General / Fish club?
March 16, 2019, 10:45:35 am
Is there a fish club in Adelaide? Always hear about other city's having them but not here. Saw a group on Facebook but not updated in years.
Caridina / Re: Native Australian Caridina Shrimp
March 13, 2019, 05:48:17 am
Think I could keep the chameleons with Cherry's? Been thinking about for few weeks. Seen some others on gumtree selling them for super cheap
General / Re: The Secret to Pollution is Dilution!
March 09, 2019, 10:44:58 pm
Personally I'm finding 25% water changes every fortnight have been the best for me , had alot of molting issues doing it weekly. I rotate with one week being my reds and the other weeks I do my Rili and Sunkist tank
General / Re: Colours!
February 28, 2019, 08:48:15 pm
As long as same species you can but you'll have to cull your wild types to keep any colours
Anything Else / What you drinking?
February 23, 2019, 08:32:20 am
What's everyone been drinking lately like beers, wine or spirit? Would be interesting to find out
General / Re: Food and Shrimp Color.
February 18, 2019, 06:12:09 am
Would it be better to feed less of these foods if you are trying to improve the strength of the line?
Plants - Substrate / Re: Emersed plants
February 18, 2019, 06:10:24 am

Good video for the potato thing
Plants - Substrate / Re: Emersed plants
February 18, 2019, 02:18:29 am
So like aquaponics?
Tanks - Racks / What racks do you use?
February 18, 2019, 02:15:53 am
I got one from Bunnings but the shelves are made of wood but metal framed. Have to have two small racks BC it was missing the joining pieces too. What shelves does everyone use or recommend?
Quote from: tva351 on December 30, 2018, 08:51:10 pm
For my Neo's my water parameters are as follows: 
Temp: 22-25c   Ph: 6.5-7.5   Ammonia: 0  Chlorine: 0   Nitrite:  0   Nitrate:  0   Kh: 3-10  Gh:  6-8  Tds: 600-800ppm.
The tds is very high, but that is straight out of the tap here in Adelaide.All the Neo's I have are locally bred in Adelaide tap water so they are used to solids in the water. My Caridina do not live in hard tap water. I use R/O water for them mixed with Bee Shrimp GH+ for a total tds of 120ppm.Hope this was helpful. ;)

Tds of 600-800.... What suburb you in? Here in Enfield mines 250-260
Filters - Water / Re: Sponge Filters
February 08, 2019, 08:59:52 pm
Got a big Hamburg-matten sponge filter in one tank and I'm using those double sponge filters in all my others. Except my guppy pond.. that just gets the Bob standard single one
Neocaridina / Re: Shrimp Food
February 08, 2019, 08:57:19 pm
Tva351 that's how I've been using  mironeukton powder, but where is the best place to get glasgarten products. Only ones I've seen are over seas on eBay. Is there an Aussie or NZ supplier?