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  1. Miss ATV

    Golden Wonder Panchax potential tank mates?

    Mr Nasty is already by himself due to his tendencies of treating his kids as food. Unfortunately while I "designed" the layout I wedged three pieces of wood together in such a way that unless I take the whole setup apart they can't be rearranged. To top that I superglued the plants on them so I...
  2. Miss ATV

    Golden Wonder Panchax potential tank mates?

    Thanks for the reply Mike. I tried to reintroduce him after the female died to the tank with the fry after a few weeks and he calmly went about and ate a fry like they weren't his own off springs, so thats showed me he has definitely intentions of consuming anything that fits in his mouth. I...
  3. Miss ATV

    Golden Wonder Panchax potential tank mates?

    Hello, I am still in search for some tank mates for my 9 months old Cacatuoides male. He's living on his own in a 70L tank which was set up around him, there are plants and leaf litter and driftwood in the tank as well. The issue is, he is largeish now (about 8cm) and very confident that the...
  4. Miss ATV

    Juvenile female with eggs?

    Thanks! I dont know if it helped but both parents were left with the fry and the father was more involved with looking after them than I expected. I felt like every fry the mother missed when they ventured towards the filter the father caught so really much more of them could have survived if it...
  5. Miss ATV

    Juvenile female with eggs?

    It's just them and 3 other much smaller fry from the same batch which I dont think they'll be able to eay the new fry if they do spawn. More likely the new parents will attack these late blooming brothers. I still hope they are just adolescents playing as they're super small still.
  6. Miss ATV

    Juvenile female with eggs?

    Thanks Mike, just needed reassurance that they can start courting even before they are ready. Nature will have to take its course if it happens but fingers crossed they are just acting on their instincts but they are too young.
  7. Miss ATV

    Juvenile female with eggs?

    Hi all, I am after a bit of help again. So my (6 that survived) fry which I first saw out swimming are on 10th July are growing slowly in the old 64L tank. Three of them (males) are still very small at around 1cm but the other three are 1.5cm two females and about 2cm one male. I am waiting...
  8. Miss ATV

    Signs of low oxygen levels at night?

    Amazing thank you so much for the detailed explanation, I can happily add the hornwort then.
  9. Miss ATV

    Signs of low oxygen levels at night?

    Thank you very much Darrel, thats relieving to hear. Can plants actually reach a stage where they deplete the oxygen enough to be worrying for livestock during the night? I am only asking as I would love to add some hornwort too but I was holding from doing so as I was concerned for the fish.
  10. Miss ATV

    Signs of low oxygen levels at night?

    Hi all, I have a question regarding potentially low oxygen levels at night. I am a little bit concerned about this because I am planning to add more fish and don't want them to be uncomfortable or suffer from hypoxia during night time. I have recently (about a month) set up this 70L tank with...
  11. Miss ATV

    Cacatuoides fry alert - please advise

    Hi all, I wanted to provide you with an update and to thank you for helping me with the fry and other numerous noobie questions. The six fry which have survived the ammonia spike caused by me overfeeding & a dieying filter have grown and are now over 2 months, starting to colour up. I...
  12. Miss ATV

    Ammonia burns?

    Larry my female was about 3.4-4cm and around 7 months I think she could have been stunted as I had her for about 3 months before she passed away and she never grew. The male I have is 7.5cm I just measured him and he grew about 1.5cm more in the last 2.5 months. It makes sense the eggs must...
  13. Miss ATV

    Ammonia burns?

    Thanks Larry, this is very useful I never found a clear description of the rate of fry growth. My fry are 5 weeks today and they are just over 1cm but then if I do a google search of 5 week old fry I can see people posting some huge fry at the same age...so I hope you can see how for a beginner...
  14. Miss ATV

    Ammonia burns?

    There was some rapid breathing and since then I have been keeping him with an air pump which seems to have helped him as he breathes normally now. I never used an air pump until now as I was relying on the water movement caused by the filter. I was asking as I saw some people reporting about...
  15. Miss ATV

    Wasting disease ?

    Thanks Mike, I didn't even get a chance to look at the prices to be honest in the end because she was so poorly yesterday that I had to put her down. Paper thin, barely swimming at the surface resting on the filter and all dark almost black. I assume it had to be something internal as she was...
  16. Miss ATV

    Wasting disease ?

    Thank you, I just tried with bloodworms and she is not interested. Actually today she doesn't seem interested into foraging anymore just resting on the bottom or hiding. Whatever she's got, it has completely killed her appetite. I wish I would know what it is so I could at least attempt to help...
  17. Miss ATV

    Wasting disease ?

    I gave daphnia and bbs, daphnia was all I managed to get hold of at a local pet store. She's about 8 months, never had her refusing food, male sometimes refuses the usual food so I alternate but she was ok until now. I tried frozen mosquito larvae but no she doesnt even go near them.
  18. Miss ATV

    Wasting disease ?

    Jumping on this thread, are there any signs other than the fish getting skinnier to look for in wasting disease? My cacatuoides female is refusing to eat anything I give her at the moment, I tried live/frozen/gel/pellets/flakes and nothing. For the last week I have not seen her eating...
  19. Miss ATV

    Sudden extreme aggression in male Cacatuoides

    That's my plan as well as I can't keep the poor dude too long into this 25L tank that he's in now anyway. Luckily my female didn't suffer any damage as she hid in an ornament in which he does not fit but I think she would have starved to death in there as she was not coming out at all.
  20. Miss ATV

    Sudden extreme aggression in male Cacatuoides

    Thank you Mike really appreciate the advice. I have evicted him into the other tank and she came out and ate with the fry. Strange I didnt expect him to turn on her before turning on the fry but he allowed them around but not her. Hopefully in 2 weeks he'll be calmer and I can put him back.
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