Aqualand Q&As April 11-20, 2012
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Rendra Hehuwat, Indonesia, April 11, 2027
HI, i've been following this website for almost a year now, since i started fish keeping hobby. But i seemed to notice many of your pages on the website are shifted, thus i cant see some or most of the page. I use a safari and the same thing happens as well when i use ipad and more often cant see anything (white; only shows the far right links on the left of the page). Im from indonesia dont think that matter. thanks for your attention. looking forward to really reading ur website properly,,, =) cheers.
A: Safari users often complain about the alignment. Your iPad probably uses a similar Apple search engine. If you can use Chrome, Bing, or Mozilla, you'll probably have better success. I don't believe there's any way to make the website work on an iPad. Other than re-doing all the pages (which will not happen). LA
Rendra Hehuwat, Indonesia, April 14, 2027
yea okay... that kind of answer i was expecting,, thank you very much for acknowledging me of this issue.. will have to reinstall my mozilla or use other browser.. please keep up the updates... your website is very informative and ease of reading it is just timeless... Regards,
A: Yup. Fire up the Mozilla again. LA
Cheyanne Horton, Lebanon, IN, April 11, 2012
Do you know how long a Fiddler Crab can live out of water? Mine got out and I dont know where he went to. So I dont know if he would still be a live. Its been about 24 hours.
A: I'd guesstimate a maximum of three days. They need to keep their gills wet. If you have a cat, I'd lower my guesstimate. LA
Lisa Hilliker, Concord, NC, April 12, 2012
Hi, I have three fire belly newts. One of them is missing his leg and some toes on his other legs. I think he may have gotten stuck by or in the filter. I separated him from my other two, I was not sure if maybe they were picking on him. Or maybe he was shedding and bit his leg a little to hard. Not sure what happened. Has this ever happened to you before ? Thanks
A: It's never happened to me personally, but I've had several newts arrive in that condition. Reputedly, newts and salamanders have tremendous powers of regeneration. Unfortunately, I've never had any of mine recuperate. LA
A: Bloodworms would make a good staple food. However, most learn to eat pellets fairly quickly -- especially if you feed them nothing else. He'll very likely pass that obviously tasty rock on thru. Not much you can do about it yourself. LA
Ritam Ganguly, Calcutta (Brit name), India, April 14, 2012
Mr. Larry Arnold
Sir, Hello sir. I hope that you are doing well.
I am Ritam Ganguly from Kolkata, India. I don't know if you remember me. I have talked with you a few times before about various fish related topics.
I have decided to open a fishery which will concentrate on breeding fish rather than just catching wild specimens and selling them.
This should be a good stride forward to help conserve the natural resources and also to encourage others to do the same.
We want to breed our fish and sell them successfully not only in our country, India, but also, we want to export our fishes to other countries in the world. A few tips from you regarding this matter will be invaluable for us.
Sir, would you please also help me out in this regarding the process of exporting to other countries?
A: Namaste, Ritam. Since I don't export fish, I'm unfamiliar with all the details in the process (even in the U.S.) I would encourage you to google "India fisheries" to get a good overview of the aquaculture companies in your country. You'll have to sort out the businesses that raise food fish, but you should be able to locate nearby establishments exporting fish for the tropical fish hobby. Then I would recommend you apprentice or intern yourself to one of these producers. You will learn much more from one of them than you would from me. LA
Rennea Caves, Oskaloosa, IA, April 15, 2012
Hello LA, I inherited a dragon scale from my LFS yesterday. It had been sold to a college kid a few months ago and he brought it back because he didn't want it anymore. They asked me to take it because they thought it was missing an eye and needed a caring home. So of course I took it lol. But it is not not missing the eye, and he appears to see with it some still. But here's the deal: this eye and some on the surrounding area appear to be covered with some sort of growth, maybe, or perhaps it was born this way, it is difficult to tell as what might be some sort of disease is the same color as the 'dragon scale' effect scattered about his red body. Am I making any sense? But I do think it's likely a disease because the area around the eye is a bit swollen compared to the good eye, and the entire affected area is minutely raised from the surface of his body, as if an extra layer of something is growing on him. Did that make it any clearer? My camera just took a dive so I can't send a pic :(
What is your opinion? What shall I do?
Thank you so much!
A: Sounds like he has a case of "pop-eye." There's really no cure for it and it's not contagious. Sometimes it clears up by itself. All you can do is feed him and keep him warm. LA
Rennea Caves, Oskaloosa, IA, April 15, 2012
I've seen pop-eye before and this does not look the same, the eye itself is 'normal' aside from being covered with what might be a fungus according research I did right after I emailed you this morning. It's the tissue directly surrounding the eye, what I will equate to our eye lids since I can think of no better reference lol, that is swollen but the eye itself is not swollen. However, you may be right, but I already treated him for fungus so hopefully I did not cause him further harm.
Thanks for responding, I appreciate it!
A: Okay, I'm not sure what it is. However I dislike using medications when I'm not sure of the disease. LA
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Dan Morford, Fort Dodge, IA, April
A: We can't always order by color.
The ones you got last time were ordered as "Select." The
ones we'll get this Friday are listed as "Fancy." No real
idea as to color. Even with those listed as "Red" I'm
never sure exactly what color they will be.
Gary Linthicum. April 17, 2012
Im looking to stock my farm with Horny Toads how much are they?
A: Horned lizards are
difficult to keep as well as illegal to have in many
states. We don't carry them any more. LA
Jackie Cartwright, April 18, 2012
A: Your "eggs" look like roach egg cases. Hermit crabs release thousands of eggs into the ocean. You will not breed them in captivity. LA
Jackie Cartwright, April 18, 2012
Ewww! We don't have roaches so how on earth could those have gotten in there? Could they have come in the soil?
Brenden Clark, April 18, 2012
A: I got them from APET a wholesaler located in Illinois. They deliver to several states. They are hard to keep. I'd recommend the patriot crabs instead. LA
Leah, Iowa, April 19, 2012
I am interested in a male lop rabbit, and I was wondering when you will have rabbits available at the earliest possible convenience. It's for my sister's birthday, if you could get back to me, that would be great. Thanks.
A: We have not had lops for many years. I'm not sure why. Perhaps because they grow to a heftier size than the smaller rabbits we usually carry. Kellie's checking her sources. She said she'd know by the end of the day. More later. LA
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