Fish in the
News: The show starts with Nevin summarizing an
article from the Edmonton Sun, which is titled, "Feng
Shui Brings Sense of Flow". Click
here to read the entire article.
Danny from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, calls and says he's
having trouble hearing today's show on the internet. Then
Danny says the advice we gave him a few weeks ago is working
and his fish are doing much better. He has Convict Cichlids
that are breeding in his aquarium.
George from St. Croix, Wisconsin, calls and reports that his
Pangasius Catfish has what looks like a boil on its side.
Tom and Nevin give George some advice about how to treat his
Russell calls us from Aberdeen, Washington, calls and says
one of his female guppies has a big curved hump in her back.
We talk about why her back is curved and what to do about
it, including improving the diet of his guppies with flake
food, frozen brine shrimp, Freeze Dried Blood Worms, and a
few Live Black Worms. Click
here for more about Black Worms.
Dan from Dallas calls and says he sent us an email saying he
couldn't logon to the show, but today it's working again. We
talk about the bog plants in Dan's 17000-gallon pond.
continue to talk with Dan from Dallas about the huge
Plecostomus Catfish living in his pond.
Tom encourages people with cloudy water in their pond to add
some bog plants to their pond to help clear the water. Nevin
agrees and says it might be good to plant the bog plants in
big terra cotta pots.
Tom reminisces for a minute or two about Larry Wright and
Wright's Fish Farm in Florida.
Tina's says her friend has a brackish water aquarium with a
Puffer, two White Tip Sharks, and a Plecostomus in a
10-gallon aquarium, and she wants to know if these fish are
Rupesh has a 50-gallon aquarium with a Black Moor and some
Sarasa Comets. Will these fish eat small Ghost Shrimp?
Mellish from England planted some aquatic plants in terra
cotta pots and the plants have done very well. Just below
you can see a picture that Mellish sent to us that shows
plants growing in a terra cotta plant in his aquarium.
Thanks for the report and the picture, Mellish.
Tom and Nevin talk about growing
aquatic plants in terra cotta pots, which seem to work well
in many aquarium.
Josh from Ohio calls and says he likes Hagan's plastic rocks
that have a cavity for live plants better than terra cotta
pots for his aquarium. Josh talks about his new planted
aquarium with fluorite gravel. Josh is also adding fertilizer
with iron and injecting carbon-dioxide into his planted
Josh has a pair of Smokey Chocolate Angels and a pair of
Wild German Blue Rams that have recently spawned once. Josh
makes some interesting comments about his pairs of Rams.
Stewart from Willamette, Illinois says he is setting up a
new 55-gallon long aquarium and asks if his HOT aquarium
filters will be OK for a saltwater aquarium? Tom points out
that filtering equipment for saltwater aquarium is quite
different from filtering equipment for freshwater aquariums
and explains why.
Josh from Ohio sends an email with pictures of the Hagan
brand Marina Planting Rock, shown in the picture just below.
Rock - Large.
Made of non-toxic urethane. Size: about 9"x6"x4".
Facilitates easy plant relocation. Designed to allow
Hayley has a pregnant Guppy female and one
female Molly that chases the Platy. Why?
Eileen has a Bala Shark that is losing its color and asks if
we have any suggestions?
Mark is going to build a big aquarium for Mbunas and wants
to know if an aquarium that is 30" deep will be able to hold
more Mbunas than an aquarium that is 20" deep.
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