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     For the January 12, 2005 Pet Fish Talk Show.
     
In this show the Bailey Brothers talk with callers and read questions from listeners.
 
Click here now to listen to all four segments of today's show, or click on an underlined link given below in the Listening Guide to listen to a segment with topics that interest you.
 
     
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Segment One.
Judge Joseph says he enjoys relaxing with Pet Fish Talk, as he does weekly partial water changes in his aquariums. Tom reminds the judge to change 20% of the water in each aquarium twice a week.
 
Rod from Elk Grove, California, calls and says he wants to mix his Clown Loaches with his Mbuna Cichlid in his 450-gallon aquarium, after he moves his Koi to a pond. Tom and Nevin reminisce about moving a very heavy 110-gallon aquarium long ago.
 
Vicky from West Virginia and admits to being the sister-in-law of Jim from West Virginia. Vicky gives a valuable tip on using a turkey baster to start the siphon in her gravel washer.
 
Nevin reads a testimonial from Carl in Oregon about using Algone to clear the water in his new aquariums. Nevin explains the phrase "Cycling a New Aquarium".
 
Olivia from Pennsylvania calls and says she and her mom plan to get two large aquariums and wants to add some Tetras. We finally recommend some Congo Tetras, like the one shown below.
 
 
A male Congo Tetra.   Here is a beautiful male Congo Tetra, which would do very well living in a school of six or more Congo Tetras in one of the big aquariums that Olivia and her mom may get soon.
 
 
Segment Two.
Olivia calls back and we continue to talk with her about the two big aquariums she and her mom plan to get.
 
Greg says he's a new listener to Pet Fish Talk and is fascinated by Blue Lobsters. Would Tom and Nevin recommend starting with one Blue Lobster?
 
Chris asks how long will it take for his Red Claw Crab's exoskeleton to harden, after he exits his old exoskeleton?
 
Hank from Pennsylvania calls and tells us that his Pink Cory Catfish laid eggs that stuck to the glass and plastic plants in his aquarium. Hank says his Amano Shrimp also has babies! Tom admits to being jealous. But Hank says the Baby Shrimp got sucked into the filter. So we gave Hank some ideas about how to keep babies from being sucked into power filters.
 
 
Aquarium Filter J-Shaped siphon tube with strainer.   Here is a diagram of the J-shaped tube that sucks up water from near the bottom of an aquarium and empties that water into the filter near the top of the aquarium.
 
To prevent fish from being sucked into the filter there is a strainer, shown here detached and below the tube. But the small holes in the strainer are usually big enough to allow baby fish to get through the strainer and into the filter. Tom and Nevin explain how to cover the strainer and prevent baby fish from entering the tube.
 
 
Aaron from Ohio calls and says today's Pet Fish Talk show is coming in good on his computer. Aaron says one of his Platies and one Molly died last week, but the rest of his fish look good. Tom says Platies and Mollies do best in a group with at least 3 males and about twice as many females of their species. Aaron also says he lucked-out and found 4 Siamese Algae Eaters in his local pet store.
 
 
Segment Three.
Cody says her mother got four Oscars, and two of them are quarrelling, and Cody wonders if the Oscars are getting ready to spawn. Click here for more about Oscar Fish.
 
Aaron calls back and says he's changed his mind and has decided to set up his 20-gallon aquarium. He'd like to put a Crayfish in it, but he can find any for sale now. Click here for more about Crayfish. Aaron also asks about how many fish can he keep in his aquariums. Tom says it is best to learn how to test your water. Click here for more about testing aquarium water.
 
Melissa in Kent, PA, says she can't hear Pet Fish Talk on the Windows Media Player (WMP) anymore. Tom says she should uninstall the WMP, then reinstall it. This usually solves the problem.
 
Marty from Las Vegas calls and says Pet Fish Talk is coming in great over the internet on his computer. Marty wants to install a beautiful background in his very tall 75-gallon half-hexagon aquarium. We recommend that Marty contact ATM. Click here to go their web site now. Or call ATM at 1-
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Melissa says, "Hey this is Melissa again. I found out I had a virus in my media player, so I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it."
 
Evan from Colorado calls and says he got a new Mystery Snail that he will talk about in the next segment of Pet Fish Talk.
 
 
Segment Four.
Evan says his new Mystery Snail moves around more and is more interesting than his other Mystery Snail that is kind of lazy. One of Evan's female Mollies released 23 baby Mollies. Evan give lots of interesting comments about his fish and snails.
 
Ronnie from Missouri calls and talks about keeping and breeding Bettas including Plaket Betta Fish, that he strongly recommends to beginners, because the Plaket Bettas are hardier than regular long-fin Bettas. Ronnie also recommends quarantining new Betta Fish for two or three weeks before you mix them with your other fish. We talk about how to quarantine new fish. Ronnie also put a UV-light to greatly reduce the number of pathogen in the water that is recirculating in his system. Click here to see pictures of Ronnie's equipment.
 
 
There are lots of Pet Fish Talk Shows.
Click here now to go to the Archive, where you'll find links to more than 360 Pet Fish Talk Shows.
 
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