Fish in the News.
Fish fans add huge aquariums to homes. The latest hot home feature for those who can afford it just might be the mega-aquarium. Click
here to read the entire story in the Post-Gazetta.com, which reprinted the story from the Wall Street Journal.
by builder Frank McKinney of Ocean Ridge, Florida.
Johnston's Freshwater Crocodiles will be on display at
the National Aquarium in Baltimore after December 16, 2005.
here for more about these Crocks.
More Fish News.
National Aquarium in Baltimore's Spectacular New Exhibit-Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes - To Open December 16. Click
here to read more about this story in Yahoo!
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Thanks for the MP3 Files.
"Hello Guys,This is Ronnie from Missouri, I wanted to call and thank
u for makeing the last weeks show mp3,but i have a bad cold
and ive lost my voice so i decided to just email u .I heard u guys
say that u have copies of the old shows,and i was thinking that u
should make copies of them and sale them on ur site, Im sure alot of
people would love to have them. Any way I wanted to let u guys know
i got some killies other day also along with the angels but havent
had time to do much with them yet. U guys keep the good work up.
My Dad's Apple Snail. "It started having babies and
more babies. At this point I had decided snails weren't for
me. My dad has tried everything short of empting his tank
and he still has the snails. I find it entertaining. I have a 150 gal. tank with 4 under-gravel filter bubble
tubes. My tubes were always getting dirty inside and are a
pain to clean. so one day I decided to take one of the
larger baby snails (1/4 inch) and put it in the tube. It is
working great I now have one snail in each tube, the tubes
are kept clean by the snails and the snails are contained to
the tubes. I have had the snails in the tubes for two
months and there are no snails outside the tubes. Thanks, Rob Van
100-Gallon Aquarium Troubles. Vern from
Sacramento, California, calls and talks about the problems he
experienced as a new and impatient aquarist with a 100-gallon
aquarium, about what he did wrong, and about what he learned. Vern
now has two new Arowanas, two Oscars, a Green Terror, a Blood Parrot
Cichlid, an Electric Blue Hap., a Bumblebee Mbuna, and a Lemon
Yellow Labidochromis, which are all doing very well.
A Mystery Snail Mystery. Kenny from Random
Lakes, Wisconsin, calls and says his Mystery Snails does well in one
of his aquariums, but does not do well in his other aquarium. Kenny
8" Goldfish in a 10-gallon Aquarium. Kenny
also says a friend has an 8" long goldfish in a 10-gallon aquarium.
Kenny wonders if this is OK?
Aquarium Gravel or Sand?
"Hey guys, I have a 120 gallon tank with 2 oscars, lord knows who
many Convicts becuase they keep spawing, 3 tinfoil Barbs and 1
Pleco. I have 2 Emperor 400's and I just added a Rena Filstar xP3.
The tank has been up and running for about 11 months and the only
problem that I've come across is the clearity of the water every now
and then (about 5 times). I have about a half inch of gravel in the
tank right now. My question is, would taking out the gravel and
putting sand in the tank be a bad idea and if so why? Any advise
would be greatly welcome. Thanks, Mike W."
Are Lead Strips Toxic?
Nevin and Tom talk briefly about using pieces of metallic lead in
aquarium and is it toxic?
Bichirs. "Hi, I have a Ornate Polypterus at about 6 inch long, I
plan to move Him to a 100 gallon Aquarium, can you suggest some
friendly tank mates for him that will grow at around the same speed
and to around the same size? Regards Stephen B." Click
here for more about Bichirs.
Schooling Fish. Alex
from West Port, Connecticut, calls and says he has a 12-gallon
aquarium with two Black Skirt Tetras and two Rosy Barbs. Alex
wonders what other fish he could add to his aquarium that would be
compatible with his fish. Click
here for more about Black Skirts and
here for more about Schooling Fish. Tom and Nevin hope Alex will
them call back soon and talk with them again about his aquarium.
Long Fin Rosy Barb, which is a schooling fish that prefers to live in a
group with at least six of its species.
More about Lead Strips for Plants. Rocky from
Michigan calls and asks if it is actually safe to use lead strips to
weight live plants and keep those plants them from floating. Tom
mentions that the pH of the water is very important.
Bubbles? "Hello, I recently got a new male betta and he seems to
be doing well but I have one question. Last week he started making
his little bubbles at the top of the tank. I read on your site that
he is ready to mate. All though I am not ready to breed him is it
okay that when I freshin up his water I remove all the bubbles? Will
he make more? I am assuming he will but I do not want to upset him.
My other question is how often should i completly change his water
and clean his rocks? I remove half the water twice a week like you
recommended but I am wondering how often I should actually clean the
whole tank. Please respond with any comments. Thank you, Caprice"
A Power Outage? Evan from Colorado calls
5-minutes earlier than usual and talks about what he
did to his 17 aquariums during a recent one-hour power outage in his home.
How to Buy Healthy Reef Fish. Tom
and Nevin continue talking with Evan from Colorado also says he's
going to get some fish for his reef aquarium, and will call back and
tell us all about it. Tom asks Evan how to spot healthy reef fish in
the fish store?
Pond Mates for
Livebearers. "Hi, i have a 3400 litre (890 gallon) outdoor
cement pond. currently i have mollies, guppies, platys and
swordtails in the pond. (also molly fry). i have a few questions (0)
will they cross breed? (1) what other fish can i keep in the pond
which wont eat the fry of these livebearers. (2) what other fish can
i keep so that it has a chance of breeding (so that their eggs are
not eaten by livebearers). someone told me shubunkins lay a lot of
eggs and a few have a good chance of survival. are there any others?
(3) the temperature varies from 4 degree celcius to 43 degree
celsius.(39F to 110F). will the livebearers survive?" Karthik M.
Aaron sent usthis picture of his "Aaron-arium",
with three Oriental
Fire Belly Toads.
Aaron from Ohio calls and talks about feeding his Oriental Fire
Belly Toads that are living in his home made Aaron-arium, which Aaron
likes a lot and highly recommends
A Big Sincere Thank-you to Vern, Kenny,
Alex, Rocky, Evan, and Aaron for calling the show. Tom and Nevin
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