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 Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA

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Stourmy
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PostSubject: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 4:51 pm

Hello I am Stourmy. I took a long break from keeping freshwater aquariums (my two oldest kids tried to "brush the Oscars teeth, I managed to save the Oscars but the tank was ruined)
I have just recently convinced my hubby to get a "starter" 10g tank for me. At this time I only have Otocinclus and black Kuhli's in it but looking to add some top to middle swimmers next payday.
Yesterday I was given a 10g tank that my hubby claimed as his and once it cyles he will probably put the Oto's and Kuli's in with neon tetra's and other COLORFUL fish.

I am soo excited I can barely wait to get more fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 5:43 pm

Welcome, I am just across the river from you in Boardman, Oregon.

I have cory cats (pepper cories and panda cories), angel fish (blue ghost widefin juveniles, german blue veil / phillipine blue cross, and red koi / phillipine blue cross), two Golden Wonder Killifish, and a Java Kuhli loach (find someone with pond snails and feed to your Khuli loaches). Also I have Sulawesi Cardinal Shrimp in a tank with White Spotted Rabbit snails from the Sulawesi region of Indonesia, cherry shrimp, Amano shrimp (will not reproduce in a freshwater tank, they need some salt for the larva to survive), Asian Filter Shrimp (commonly called Bamboo shrimp, wood shrimp, Singapore Flower shrimp and again need salt for larva to survive).

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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 8:14 pm

D.Gray wrote:
a Java Kuhli loach (find someone with pond snails and feed to your Khuli loaches).

Dave


Thanks for the advice.

Do the kuhli's eat only the smaller ones (small enough to fit in the Kuhli's mouth) or do they eat any size?
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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 8:27 pm

They have very small mouths. They will eat any size, squish them first or don't. Mine eats flake food and I find dead eaten snails all the time. but if you squish them you will guarantee they get eaten. Also stop by Aquatropics in Kennewick and get some live black worms to feed your fish (dump the bag into a fish net to get rid of the water and empty net into the fish tank).

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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 8:33 pm

Aquatropics is an awesome store. Although not as awesome as it was before they remodeled.
I assume you rinse the worms before feeding the Kuhli's?
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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 8:40 pm

instead of buying your fish at aquatropics look at www.aquabid.com (better prices, better quality fish usually).

But Aquatropics still is worth looking at, but you have to be careful buying their fish now as they aren't as careful about having dead fish in their tanks as they used to be (case in point their angel tank had a couple dead fish and most doing the death roll, they had dead cory cats, and other dead fish throughout their tanks and their tanks aren't on a sump like Petsmart and Petco in the Tri-cities).

Also "the Wetspot" in Portland is a great place to buy fish if you know what you want as you get very healthy fish, and their dry goods are excellent too (dry goods being all non live aquarium supplies to include tanks).

Be careful when you go to aquabid.com or you will find yourself needing bigger and more tanks to keep your treasures :)
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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 9:07 pm

Thanks for all the info. I am probably going to get myself in trouble on aquabid but oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 9:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Aquarium lover in Tri-Cities, WA   9/4/2012, 9:16 pm

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