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by Jayhawk
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 + Algae :(
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

I'm glad to hear you're going to upgrade - your puffer will need the larger space. As for cleaning under the UGF, what I mean is taking the gravel vac and placing the underwater cup part flat against the UGF through the gravel...if nothing much comes out, it's not that dirty yet, but my past experie...
by Jayhawk
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 + Algae :(
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Mollys are BW and do a good job with hair algae, but I just find algae fairly common in my BW tank no matter what the water parameters are. Another option for the plants (I assume fake) is to pull them out and wash them periodically which is what many of us do. Do you gravel vac and suck out the gun...
by Jayhawk
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Molly Bullying F8s at Dinner-Time!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 735

I have a black dalmation molly with my figure 8 in a 29 gallon tank. I also have a knight goby. The knight will chase the puffer at feeding time, the molly will chase the knight, and the figure 8 seems to scare the molly...it's a weird triangle of aggression with no damage and it only occurs at feed...
by Jayhawk
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: First Dentistry Experience!
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Their little mouths, and teeth, are so relatively small...it reminded me of trimming my son's nails when he was a tot...oh how you hope your hands don't slip!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: First Dentistry Experience!
Replies: 3
Views: 456

First Dentistry Experience!

Hey everyone - I've had Hoover the Figure 8 for over a year now, and I finally had to trim his teeth tonight. I pulled out Jeni's article from TFH, and apart from needing a 4th drop of clove oil to really put Hoover under (he's a full 3" SL long and THICK around the waist) it wasn't too bad. I only ...
by Jayhawk
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: help
Replies: 6
Views: 549

While nitrate that low is OK, you don't want ANY nitrite reading. I think you need to up your water changes (weekly) doing 25-50% in the future each week. I'd suggest doing another water change right away and perhaps another a few days later...you need to get that tank nice and clean and keep it tha...
by Jayhawk
Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Tank For Knight Gobies
Replies: 9
Views: 923

I've not kept groups of them, but I have read keeping 4 or so in a 20 long would be appropriate (caveat here - I read it on the net and can't recall the source). Supposedly, they bluff/display at each other but really don't hurt each other. I have one in with my Figure 8 and molly. The tank is a 29 ...
by Jayhawk
Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Interesting paper on Colomesus asellus reproduction
Replies: 14
Views: 8147

What a nice article...thanks for sharing.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 substrate
Replies: 18
Views: 1653

Aragonite in your filter will buffer...but to what extent depends upon filter size and the natural KH of your water. My experience with silica sand is that it will not cause cuts, scrapes, or abrasions that tear up kuhli, dojo loach, or cory whiskers (multiple years of keeping them on silica play sa...
by Jayhawk
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: How fast do F8 puffers grow?
Replies: 22
Views: 1858

If it was just one figure 8, I'd say you'd be fine with good , frequent, large water changes. Keep on top of the nitrate levels (and make sure no nitrite or ammonia appear) with lots of big water changes. You'll be able to see how frequently you should do this, but at the very least a 50% water chan...
by Jayhawk
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Puffy Knight?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

The figure 8/knight combo is working for me this time (the first time with a big knight didn't work out - the knight was a bully). Look for a smaller knight and I think you'll be better off. I also have a dalmation molly in there, too...all in a 29 gallon like you have.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lymphocystitis help?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

I decided to net the little bugger and get a really close up view of what's on his fins...and it looked almost like a white, small worm on each fin. So, I grabbed a flash light, some fine tweezers, and pulled them off. He's now swimming fine, but hiding whenever he sees me. Hopefully that will take ...
by Jayhawk
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Clean up crew for F8's
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Define clean up crew for us? I have a knight goby and a molly in with mine...the molly sure picks on algae (not diatom algae though) and the knight clean up bits of meaty foods.

Other than that, I'm the clean up crew!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lymphocystitis help?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Neale - thanks for the information. I'll just keep an eye on things at this point. The gravel is aragonite, and I vacuum it regularly (i.e. - weekly with water changes). However, we are in a drought in my part of the US, and I wonder if we could be getting something odd in our water because any farm...
by Jayhawk
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lymphocystitis help?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

It's at 1.006 (just checked).

Eric