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     For the October 5, 2005 Pet Fish Talk Show.
     
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Segment One. 
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.
 
  Mega-Aquarium designed 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. Click on this picture for more information about these Crocks!  

 

 

Johnston's Freshwater Crocodiles will be on display at the National Aquarium in Baltimore after December 16, 2005. Click 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. thanks Ronnie"
 

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 H."

 
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.
 
 
Segment Two. 
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 wonders why?
 
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?
 
Ornate 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.
 
 
Segment Three. 
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.
 
 
A male Long Fin Rosy Barb, a schooling fish that prefers to live in a group with at least six of its species.     Here's a beautiful male 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.
 

Remove Betta 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.
 
 
Segment Four. 
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 from Ohio sent us this picture of his home-made Aaron-arium, which contains three Oriental Fire Belly Toads.   Aaron
sent us this picture of his "Aaron-arium",
with three Oriental
Fire Belly
Toads.
 
 
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 to others.
 
A Big Sincere Thank-you to Vern, Kenny, Alex, Rocky, Evan, and Aaron for calling the show. Tom and Nevin encourage YOU to call Pet Fish Talk during the show and talk about your pet fish.
 
 
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