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by Dadof4
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy or unhappy?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Happy or unhappy?

Unhappy GSPs generally have dark undersides, dull colors and are inactive. Happy GPS's are active, inquisitive, have hearty appetites, and nice white undersides.
by Dadof4
Mon May 04, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Cleaning tankmates for Red eye puffers?
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Cleaning tankmates for Red eye puffers?

Most invert cleaners are better known as snacks.
by Dadof4
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: JBL Gyrodol plus 250
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: JBL Gyrodol plus 250

With the liquid just soak it with a small amount of the med straight. As for the garlic, you can crush a clove in a bowl or small cup and put the food in there for a few min or you can buy a garlic extract. Kent makes Garlic Guard that works well.
by Dadof4
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: green spotted puffer dying help :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: green spotted puffer dying help :(

Fish make waste continuously. They have kidneys too and poop isn't the only waste. Get him out of the bowl and in to a cycled system, like PP said, if you want to give him any chance of survival. Also these fish are best kept in singles, they will destroy each other if left together. The picture you...
by Dadof4
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffers on the IUCN Redlist
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Puffers on the IUCN Redlist

The aquarium trade is only a little to blame on this one. Their habitat is being destroyed by polluted rainwater run off secondary to deforestation. This is a huge issue all over the world because the forestland is one of the primary filtration systems for rainwater and water ways are becoming less ...
by Dadof4
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: JBL Gyrodol plus 250
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: JBL Gyrodol plus 250

Hi! That product is more targeted for an external parasite treatment not internal but you should be able to use it. Dissolve part of one of the tabs in a small amount of tank water and soak some food in it. You need to treat IP's internally to kill them, not through the skin. The reason a lot of peo...
by Dadof4
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffers on the IUCN Redlist
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Puffers on the IUCN Redlist

First one, a rare one not seen in the pet trade. Chelonodon pleurospilus - Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1 http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/193734/0 Canthigaster jactator - Least Concerned status but on the list http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/193663/0 I'll continue to add to the list when I find ...
by Dadof4
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Figure 8 Setup - order of adding tankmates?
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Figure 8 Setup - order of adding tankmates?

I add one of these to my heaters http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=29387 because I've seen too many heaters go haywire, even the good ones. Redundancy is a good thing. :soapbox:
by Dadof4
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: gsp and ceylon
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: gsp and ceylon

Where about are you in Wisconsin? There are places you can watch like http://bestfish.com/arrivals.php also watch some of the smaller LFS, they occasionally get them in as F8 puffers.
by Dadof4
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fahaka on diet/starvation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: Fahaka on diet/starvation?

Why on earth is your tank so acidic? Did you put in some uncured drift wood? Tannin's will drop the pH like a stone, also poor oxygen/Co2 exchange will do that too. Co2 is an ionic acid and if you have a fully sealed tank, with a canister filter and little surface agitation you can have a Co2 build ...
by Dadof4
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Radio Interview!
Replies: 13
Views: 5414

Re: Radio Interview!

I'm sure you knocked it outta' the park! I'll have to go listen my next day off!
by Dadof4
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Exotic Aquarium in Sacramento usually has LOTS of DPs. They had two 40-gallon tanks just swarming with them the last time I was there. The fish aren't always healthy there, but with so many to pick from, hopefully you could select some healthy ones. that's some pretty strange logic :? you don't thi...
by Dadof4
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: anyone in the continental US willing to pay shipping???
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: anyone in the continental US willing to pay shipping???

Stunning!I can't wait! I wish the weather would cooperate!
by Dadof4
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: anyone in the continental US willing to pay shipping???
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: anyone in the continental US willing to pay shipping???

These guys are heading my way once it gets a little warmer. They are going to be housed in a 100 gal tank.
by Dadof4
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does sound affect our wet friends happiness
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Does sound affect our wet friends happiness

Fish feel vibration with their lateral line and a lot of noise is transferred to the tank. They basically hear by feel. There are a few video's out where people have put mic's underwater in their tanks and the amount of noise generated by filters and powerheads is pretty impressive.