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  1. Question: Medicine

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  2. Question: Fish help

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    You add melafix to the water, not directly on...

    You add melafix to the water, not directly on fish. Never change more than 10-25% of the total water. What size tank and how much water did you change?
  3. Black moor is a goldfish!

    Black moor is a goldfish!
  4. Question: Betta Fungus

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    Try "melafix" . Great stuf. H will be fine.

    Try "melafix" . Great stuf. H will be fine.
  5. Take the handle off and the cover plate and you...

    Take the handle off and the cover plate and you will see an adjustment screw to increase the hot wtaer. It is usually adjusted with an allen wrench
  6. Question: Can't lower ammonia!

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    Read the label. Ammo-lock neturalizes the...

    Read the label. Ammo-lock neturalizes the ammonia, however, the tests will still read positive for a while. Do not panic. The fish are safe.
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    Try melafix How many gals is the pond or what...

    Try melafix

    How many gals is the pond or what are the dimensions? 2 gold fish are not too much, even for a small pond.
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    Use a water softener. Add some peat to the filter...

    Use a water softener. Add some peat to the filter to lower the hardness and ph.
  9. If you have sun, try morning glory from seed....

    If you have sun, try morning glory from seed. They re-seed themselves and keep coming back. It will take forever to rid yourself of them once you start.
  10. How large is the pond (gals.)? How many koi and...

    How large is the pond (gals.)? How many koi and what size are they? Also, what kind of filtration and what is the size of your pump? One last thought, how much do you feed and how often a day?

    I...
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    I found this on Google, hope it helps. Bacterial...

    I found this on Google, hope it helps.
    Bacterial leaf spot, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae, is a severe disease of Japanese maples that causes leaf spot and branch dieback. The...
  12. I made the mistake of not training my last dog,...

    I made the mistake of not training my last dog, (Shep. Mix), to only go in a certain area.She went where she pleased.I could not keep up with the urine or my dead lawn. When she passed 3 yrs.ago we...
  13. Question: Cactus name?

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    To me it sort of resembles a Christmas cactus.

    To me it sort of resembles a Christmas cactus.
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    Comment on Aurora_Bell's post

    I'm not that versed on wells. But if you are getting brown water it may be dirt. Maybe the well needs to be drilled deeper?
    I would have a whole house filter installed in the water line. Once...
  15. Question: Yellow water stain

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    Discus are like angels and tetras, from the...

    Discus are like angels and tetras, from the Amazon region. They require soft water on the acidic side, like that of their natural habitat. This can be done by adding peat to your filter and placing...
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    Comment on Aurora_Bell's post

    Is it well water or municipal? Is there a filter in the water line,if not, that might be all you need.
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    Yes, the label should state it detoxifies metals....

    Yes, the label should state it detoxifies metals. It's the regular water dechlorinator. You would have to buy a reverse osmosis unit.$$$$$ I'm too cheap to buy it myself, never used one in all these...
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    Yes you can keep the carbon. Did you test the...

    Yes you can keep the carbon. Did you test the water for iron? Normal iron levels will be detoxified with a water conditioner that also removes metals. The use of Reverse osmosis is the best but of...
  19. Question: Gold fish

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    Blood streaks in the fins is sign of stress in...

    Blood streaks in the fins is sign of stress in the water. Check all your water parameters(PH, Nitrites, nitrates and ammonia), this can stress the fish out.Your PH should be 7.0 an up for goldfish,...
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    They will probably tolerate it better than angels...

    They will probably tolerate it better than angels and tetras. Do water changes to get the salt down.
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    Super ick if you used salt, otherwise aquarisol....

    Super ick if you used salt, otherwise aquarisol. Ick has a 5-7 day life cycle and as the cysts are born the 7 day treatment kills all of them. Raising the temp quickens their life cycle. 85 is...
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    I believe super ick can be used with salt. That...

    I believe super ick can be used with salt. That is why I asked. Do not use "aquarisol" or something similar with, I believe(copper sulfate) in it, if you have salt. I don't use salt and swear by...
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    The water is fresh. No salt added?

    The water is fresh. No salt added?
  24. Question: Starter fish

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    My walmart sells "fish" that all need to be...

    My walmart sells "fish" that all need to be euthanized. Do not support this part of their business. It should be against the law, it is cruelty to animals!!
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    It will drop them in the fall. However, unlike...

    It will drop them in the fall. However, unlike the crab apple, there is no mess during the summer. I had an old crab apple in my yard 30 years ago. I took it down the first year, it was like some...
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    What's the name of the maple? The larger maples,...

    What's the name of the maple? The larger maples, such as "Bloodgood" will have helicopters. If it's over hanging your pool I'll assume it's a larger variety.
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    There are some fish that do not take oxygen from...

    There are some fish that do not take oxygen from the water column. Bettas' and Gouramis' are labyrinth fish. The labyrinth is a breathing organ that is in the head just behind the gills. This...
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    Rick, I agree 100%.

    Rick,
    I agree 100%.
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    I have 9 Japanese maples, 4 green and 5 red. The...

    I have 9 Japanese maples, 4 green and 5 red. The largest is a 25 yr.old blood good about 18', you are correct not deep red. I tend to agree with Rick about lowe's and depot employees, however if you...
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    Some may be more tolerant than other to drought....

    Some may be more tolerant than other to drought. Impatiences need plenty, portulaca may do OK in dry conditions, but all need water, period.
  31. Question: Angel fish

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    I have bred them years ago,and have kept a pair...

    I have bred them years ago,and have kept a pair of breeders. With 3 of their offspring I keep 5 large and I mean large ones in a 46 gallon Euro-Bow front tank. They are Veil-tail and koi-angles. I...
  32. Question: Sea Monkeys

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    Comment on GZDZ's post

    Let me clarify: Shrimp require salt NOT angelfish!
  33. Question: Sea Monkeys

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    Lucky098 is correct.I use them whenever I want to...

    Lucky098 is correct.I use them whenever I want to raise some angelfish. They are necessary for newly hatched fish.They do best with live food.
    They require a salt water environment.

    Using an air...
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    You'll add quite a few happy years to his life...

    You'll add quite a few happy years to his life putting him in his natural environment, outdoors.
    The bottom feeder, however, is most likely a tropical fish, he'd never make it through the winter....
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    I have 2 ponds, 12 older goldfish in about 300...

    I have 2 ponds, 12 older goldfish in about 300 gals. and 8 koi in 2000 gals. I never bring them in for the winter. Let her take him, he will be very happy outdoors.

    Like I said goldfish and koi...
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    My neighbor rented a trap from a nursery for $2....

    My neighbor rented a trap from a nursery for $2. a day. Caught it in 1. Released it 10 miles away. You could also buy for around $30-$50. I'd rent.
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    Let me add my 2 cents. 1. Gold fish are COLD...

    Let me add my 2 cents. 1. Gold fish are COLD water fish, period. Do not use a heater.
    2. The bottom feeder, is he short and stout? My guess it's a CORY. Very tough fish. We...
  38. The help at these stores are usually "kids", take...

    The help at these stores are usually "kids", take their advise with a grain of salt. The fish have a better chance of survival if you remove them from their tanks. That is my opinion only, however...
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    Separate the fish now! The pleco is tropical and...

    Separate the fish now! The pleco is tropical and the gold fish is not. They belong in different water temps and conditions. Test the water parameters. How large are the fish and how big is the tank...
  40. Did you buy a KOI??

    Did you buy a KOI??
  41. Petsmart, like all chains use one filter system...

    Petsmart, like all chains use one filter system for the whole store. So, if there is something going on in their tanks, it spreads to all of them. I found, my petsmart gets deliveries on Wednesdays....
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    DOGS RULE!! Have not been without one for most of...

    DOGS RULE!! Have not been without one for most of my 58 years.
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    Comment on BrunoM's post

    I used the 2'x16" , corrugated styrofoam, stapled to the wood above the insulation to allow some air movement between the wood and the fiberglass.
  44. Question: My fish

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    Let me add: Gouramis are a special breed with the...

    Let me add: Gouramis are a special breed with the likes of Betta's ( Labyrinth Fish), where as they breath oxygen from the water and from the surface. They both come from Asia and have adapted to...
  45. Question: My fish

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    That is something called "Dropsy". You need an...

    That is something called "Dropsy". You need an antibacterial treatment. I've used "Marcy Plus" to treat the symptom. You have to weigh the cost of the treatment, as medications are expensive. I spend...
  46. Question: My fish

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    No it's a form of algae. The most stubborn is...

    No it's a form of algae. The most stubborn is "black beard", it is dense, dark grayish, and about a 1/4" long. It is near impossible to control. I believe only one algae eater has been know to eat...
  47. Question: My fish

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    Cloudy is fine. It take a week or to clear up....

    Cloudy is fine. It take a week or to clear up. You did state you changed water,the carbon, and I'll assume the other filter media as well. When you do it all at once you deplete all the good...
  48. Question: My fish

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    Comment on GZDZ's post

    Let me just add. When you change the water, it mimics a rainfall, which get angel fish excited and in turn they breed. This all has to do with the Amazon and their natural environment.
  49. Question: My fish

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    How many angel fish and how large and old are...

    How many angel fish and how large and old are they? I can't see the pictures clearly. The stuff on your plants aren't eggs? Angles will look bloated when laying eggs, and they will put them on any...
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    You did not mention bacteria additives, add them...

    You did not mention bacteria additives, add them in lew of all the water changes. I like "Microbe Lift PL", it smells like sulfer for a bit. Also, place some ammo-chips directly in the tank in a bag...
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