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    My new African dwarf frogs!

    I saw these in the pet shop and thought they looked really cute. I presume you need a really large tank for them? I'm just starting out and don't want to invest in anything ambitious until I am more experienced. Their colouring reminds me of Pebbles and Crystal perhaps?
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    gueanea pigs hard to pick up when i clean cage

    I have made cuddling my guinea pigs part of the morning routine when I clean their cage. They barely tolerate it and don't allow me to touch them at any other time. I feel quite jealous when I see clips on Facebook of people sitting with a guinea pig on their lap!
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    Don't Mix Your Shrimp!

    Thank you. A brief update...all the shrimp are now dead. Feeling very upset, but I suppose I'll have to put it down to experience.
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    Don't Mix Your Shrimp!

    I'm sorry I seem to have sparked off an argument! I appreciate your advice, it's all very confusing when different sources give different information. I do weekly water changes and add Seachem prime each time. I understood that was the best product to use. I tested for ammonia and it was 0. My...
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    Sick goldfish

    Sorry to hear about your fish. You obviously did your best to save him.
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    Don't Mix Your Shrimp!

    I'm new at fish keeping, so rely on the internet for advice. The advice about keeping different species of shrimps appears to be wrong. I was having a problem with algae, so decided to get some shrimps. I bought 4 red cherry shrimp (it's only a 5gallon tank). Five weeks later, they all looked...
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    Would like some advice please.

    A quick update, if anyone is interested. Yesterday I bought 6 neon tetras. At the moment, I'm hovering over them like a new mother, hoping everything meets with their approval.
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    Looks like the kind that people carry around in their handbags.
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    Would like some advice please.

    Thanks a lot for all of that. This is all new stuff for me so I really appreciate your help. The filter is a sponge one and it's nice to know that it doesn't really need to be replaced as often as they say. The substrate is one I bought with the plants...I've thrown the bag away so can't tell...
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    Would like some advice please.

    Thanks very much. Yes, I read that plastic plants create toxins in a tank so I added three live ones and silicone mock-anemones which glow in the dark. I also put in a coconut as a cave. The coconut was originally for a hamster. When the hamster died, I kept everything. It just shows how you...
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    Would like some advice please.

    I recently asked for advice on caring for two baby snails which came with the aquatic plant I bought for my water garden.It wasn't my intention to have an aquarium...but here we are, I changed my mind. I bought a 5 gallon tank, it's heated to 29 degrees, and is now 'cycling' (not sure what that...
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    Developed an allergy to my Guinea Pigs

    I'm glad your story had a happy ending. Sounds as though they have the ideal habitat for pet guinea pigs.
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    Unexpected Free Gift!

    Thank you for that, LittleGoldSnail. I don't like snails in the garden but I enjoy watching these little creatures. I do actually have another bowl which was part of my halogen oven. Perhaps I can do as you suggest and put shrimps in it.
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    Unexpected Free Gift!

    I had a large glass bowl I needed to find a use for. It was too small to keep fish in, so I decided to create a sort of under water garden. I put coloured gravel in the bottom, bought some ornaments, filled the thing with water and then added a couple of living plants from the pet shop. The...
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    It's not always possible, I'm afraid.
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    Computer software upgrade

    How do you manage your passwords for everything else, e-mail, etc? I also have a little note-book in which I write down all of mine. I use so many sites and each one needs a password, I couldn't possibly remember them all.
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    Taking A Fair Amount Of Pictures Of You Pet(s) Is A Good Idea

    Taking photos is much easier now that we all have phones. Capturing that special pose or cute moment is more likely when you can follow your pet around with a camera at the ready.
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    6 year old gerbil

    A six year old gerbil is a rare achievement! They usually live to only half that, so well done.
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    Anyone ever buy products for your pet off the Internet?

    I don't have a car and the pet-shop is a long walk from where I live, so I order on-line when the weather is bad.
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    Hello from another animal-lover.

    Hello..just joined. I live in the north of England and have two guinea pigs and three birds. I'm looking forward to sharing all your pet news.