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    Tropical aquatic plant and fish, frogs, newts and lizards

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  1. Unfortunately most people are more interested in facebook and youtube these days and most people who know anything about breeding fish, turtles, newts or reptiles area bit sick of the BS on those sights.
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    Unfortunately in my case they identified the wrong fish---took healthy fish and would not take the infected ones and that is when I gave up on the idea. The fish can feed normally but they lose condition and become pinch gutted and the location of the back stakes if it was a cattle beast becomes concave rather than convex before the lesions show.
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    I would suspect it is piscene tuberculosis. This is caused by a variety of bacteria of the micobacterium group and is zoonotic ---that is, it can be spread to humans. This is the reason for the requirement for people involved in the quarantine of imported fish to wear long gloves. To be sure you would need to get a lab to culture and identify the bacteria. They could also test for antibiotic resistance. I think in quarantine that the fish are destroyed. That is what happened to me when I had it in imported goldfish many moons ago. I am not sure how you can sanitize the tank after this.
  4. As near to zero magnesium and calcium as you can get. Rainwater or distilled water.
  5. Tetras generally require soft water and with many the first lot of eggs are usually no good. suggest you try again in 10 days. tetras also breed best when young.
  6. Redwood Aquatics used to import crypts and should still have a few available. They grew a lot outside so not the best time of the year.
  7. Usually easier to see looking down from the top.
  8. You need to breed these to normals because the offspring will generally have deformities linked to the leucistic gene.
  9. You need to use it at full strength as per the instructions
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    Welcome back
  11. Sounds like the lights should be OK.
  12. How long are the lights on, what type of lights and what is the depth of water.?
  13. What lights are you using?
  14. If the snails died the water is probably too acid and it is dissolving their shells. The plants will not grow in rain water as there will not be any nutrients. It may be that the nutrients in the base have been used up and need to be replenished.
  15. Air pumps don't pump O2 into the water, they increase the surface area of the tank which allows for a better exchange of gasses. Water has a greater affinity for O2 than CO2 so airation drives off the CO2 and raises the pH.
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