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Wizz

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  1. if you really want to bring your PH down (just to be on the safe side) bogwood is always a good qway to go about it. can take time but it works great in the long run.
  2. I'd be careful with the cherrys had some in my betta tank and, the betta went "please sir can i have some more" good luck and always remember pics more pics the better lol.
  3. also bogwood can be used to bring ph down slowly (just soak it well before putting it into the tank) and shrimp do love sitting on it and provides hideing holes for molting shrimp. you can never go wrong with a bit of bogwood in a shrimp tank.
  4. if it's more of a case that the babies are not survieing, i would say they might be to inbread, have you tried getting some more cherry's from a diffrent source?. adding some new genetics into the mix may help (smilar thing happened to me just the babies not living past first week) Red cherrys are one of the hardest shrimps you can buy and a great food source for other fishes, sounds cruel but trust me after they get really well set in their numbers will blow up and, you'll be thankful for the chance to remove some and so will the fishies lol.
  5. justs o you know did some sand shifting again (still handn't seen them) but, in the small area that i did found one assassin he dug himself straight back into the sand, so i'm assuming they are all ok .
  6. yeah i'll skoot over there have another good read up one thing i do love about this hobby so much variety to try and grow on.
  7. no they are for fresh water made sure of that looking them up first, heard of them as snaill control in beta tanks they are aslo know for been quite hardy. also they aren't really snail what I've read up on them is they are in fact a mollusc. I'm asumming that "Nerite snails" as a whole fall into this category as well? please correct if I'm wrong the more info the better thanks again. lol a mollusc is a snail daft git face palm moment there chaps and ladies. what i was thinking is that they aren't really a snail as such, they have a sex and need a pair to well breed they also only go after protien i've read up where people assassins are dying because they wasn't any snails left for them to eat. the assassin snail will go for the waffers but only for the small amount of protien within, but they never will eat algae willingly (for what I've found via as many sources as i could find before hand) but thinking you know it all diffrent matter when they in your tank isn't it lol
  8. no they are for fresh water made sure of that looking them up first, heard of them as snaill control in beta tanks they are aslo know for been quite hardy. also they aren't really snail what I've read up on them is they are in fact a mollusc. I'm asumming that "Nerite snails" as a whole fall into this category as well? please correct if I'm wrong the more info the better thanks again.
  9. I've seen assassin snails in the UK also known or sold under the name bumblebee snails because their shell is yellow with black rings like a bumblebee they are also very close in looks to trumpet snails i did what to go the clown louch way of controlling snail numbers but my tank is already over stocked system running i didn't want to add more due to going to far. plus the louches would probally destroy all the trumpet snails and i don't want them all gone just number brought to a safe bio load lvl again but still enough to sift the sand naturally. basically i went a route that offered a more natural cycle within the tank trumpets are enough in number that they should breed as fast as they are been eaten, but only time will till on this. edit. thanks glad you like it i manage to get some slate for free from a friend of a friend (pet shop would of had my arm off if i paid what they asked lol)
  10. Yes, asassin snails do occupy the substrate as well. Could be they are somewhere under there great stuff thanks all. also i didn't know where also called nerite snails a day you learn something new is a day that wasn't wasted lol knowning that snib bit well help with forum sherches in the future also i think the MTS are on to something. i see them more on the decour of the tank in the latter part of the first week, i rarely saw them unless feeding time or during night hour's, but now they seem to want to stay away from the sand more. or is that just me lol.
  11. well did weekly water change today raked the sand didn't see them anywhere hmmm. not on underside of anything inculding hood but numbers of trumpets seem to be going down so i asume they are doing their job just havent seen them yet. guess they do have alot of room to move about in do they hunt under substrate?
  12. Hi all just a quick qestion about assassin's brought 4 at the weekend put one in my betta tank and, 3 in my 55gal Rainbow cichlid tank. the 1 in the betta tank no problems at all but the 3 in the 55gal i haven't seen past day one, my sand is alive with MTS but not seen the assassin's since they dug themselves in. so my question is are they just having a feild day in the sand or should i shift though to make sure they are still with me? about 2 inch of sand also lots of decour in the tank bogwood and slate (for making caves) link to a video of my current tank.
  13. in the fish keeping world we say live plants = expencive salad with angels the bigger the leaf the better they will tend to leave them alone because angles like big leaves to spawn on
  14. yeah only have the 2 that pair up and thats only if your other fish can easily gtet away from them. got a 55gal here made same mistake had 4 angels 2 paired up and they systematically killed off the other tank mates, including the other 2 angels. and it happened very fast within a matter of days, i had to rehome all my tetras but lost the other 2 angels because i could'nt get a tank divider in time.
  15. the easy way for me is to remove any area fish love to hide and get the largest net i have, then slowly move it though the water, the size of the net been so big with little room to the sides, most times when going towards the end of the tank small fish will swim into the net, been so large with plenty of room (in the netting itself) they will in most cases swim happily into it. did it for 5 dark phantoms in my 55 gal, only removed the bogwood left the plants in (they bend easily lol) . then put them into my mothers tanks that now has 8 dark phantoms, they are much happier there .
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