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by fmkeylock
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: fish gone
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

fish gone

thanks pam.............i am going to tear tank down today when i get home from work.........just was trying to avoid this.....put tons of effort setting everything up and i hav eto do this around the fish have nowhere else to put them...thanks again
by fmkeylock
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: can't find fish
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

can't find fish

hey pam.......just got home from trip guy who was watching house feeding fish told me a fish has been missing for a week?????? i looked everywhere can't find fish looked in sump sock searched tank can't find the fish. i have eloborate caves and pool areas so it may be under something. the water is c...
by fmkeylock
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: what are those??
Replies: 1
Views: 1656

what are those??

hi pam. the fish i talked to you about died from bloat or as you said a catch all phrase for other diseases. I took the fish out of the tank and disposed of it and ran out the door to catch a plane flight. when i returned i went to dump the hospital tank that i had left and i noticed these 1/4 inch ...
by fmkeylock
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Diseases
Topic: bloat help
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

bloat help

hi pam me again!!!! i thought this hobby is supposed to be FUN!! i got into this hobby to relieve stress, i have had nothing but stress since i purchased my first tank. LOL Anyway one of my fish has bloat, i removed him to my quarantine tank and am in the process of trying to find clout, so far no l...
by fmkeylock
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: particles on surface
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

particles on surface

hi pam

quick question the guy i bought the sump filter off of said to clean sock ,clean a carbon type sponge filter, but never touch the bio bag in the sump. Is this correct?? i never know when to the believe these guys they have giving me so much bad information. thanks again
by fmkeylock
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: particles on surface
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

particles on surface

hi pam i have a 75 gallon tank with a sump filter.. i clean out sock once a week when i do my water change , 50% I clean gravel and sides of glass. lately i have noticed fine particles on the surface, almost like it is dust. i only have two mbuna in tank while i am waiting for rest to be shipped. An...
by fmkeylock
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Diseases
Topic: breathing heavy fast
Replies: 1
Views: 2835

breathing heavy fast

Hi pam i noticed one of my fish not eating and just sitting on bottom breathing heavy and fast?? water paramiters all good temp 76 all water changes are right on the money. got up tis morning and he was dead?? No blothces on body no red gills no puffyness no swelling no ich showing fish was about 5 ...
by fmkeylock
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: no females
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

no females

hi pam sorry.........my 40 gallon is a grow out tank for my new 75.........my wife surprised me with two 4 inch ps. cyan for the 75......i was asking if i put all males in 75 now at 2 1/2 inches will the two ps. cyan trash them? Can you have more than 1 male mbuna or just stick to 1 of each species?...
by fmkeylock
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: one male many females
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

one male many females

hi pam i have two maingano's they were a gift and one was suppose to be a female...LPS strikes again! my wife loves the fish but the dominant male is at work, the other male is not as brightly colored and is chased around the tank often. if i add a couple more males will it even out aggression or wi...
by fmkeylock
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Diseases
Topic: big eye?
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

big eye?

hi pam Thanks for info...when i built my caves i filed down any sharp spots but probably didn;t get them all..........when they get spooked they are really fast. i will do a partial water change every day to make sure. A,s far as PH it was 7.8 and i brought it up to 8.0. I just read one of your arti...
by fmkeylock
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Diseases
Topic: big eye?
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

big eye?

hi pam just went to feed fish and noticed one of my fish has a big almost swollen eye?? almost like there is a plastic cap over his one eye. no other fish has this problem. this fish was skipping off the side of the tank yesterday i checked PH and it was a little low. So i added baking soda and that...
by fmkeylock
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: water movement
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

water movement

Hi pam i have a 75 gal with a sump. how should i aim the return water jets? Down into the aquarium or across the top of the water to make waves and bubbles or a combination of both? Also the filter sock maintenance should be weekly or let it go longer? Its a new established tank about 4 weeks old? I...
by fmkeylock
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: melanochromis or pseudotropheus
Replies: 1
Views: 961

melanochromis or pseudotropheus

ahh ok that clears it up. thanks so much, it is a beautiful fish and very fast. i will learn in time what will work in the aquarium with them i will research and ask questions. they are about 4 inches so i will add same size fish. thanks again for your help i am glad i found your site, i have been r...
by fmkeylock
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: johanni cyaneorhabdos
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

johanni cyaneorhabdos

Hi Pam so johanni is the same as pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos......same fish? one site has it as mild and the other has very aggressive and list it as two different species?? they said johanni female is orange and the cyaneorhabdos female is same color as the male with a white belly??? sorry pam sti...
by fmkeylock
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: melanochromis or pseudotropheus
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

melanochromis or pseudotropheus

Hi Pam i have two p. cyaneorhabdos some sites say its a killing machine and others say it will be fine mixed with other mbuna?? some say it is a electric blue some say johanni and some maineago? confused as hell? will the fish work with other mbuna or should i take them back to breeder??? i might ha...