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Welcome: Introduce Yourself & Learn More About TFF

Registration is quick and easy! After you have logged in post here and Introduce yourself then read up on how the forum is organized.

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Board Announcements & Suggestions

If anyone is having problems with the fish forums or, have suggestions to make the forum better. Post here and the Admin/Moderators will sort it out.

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  1. Tank Of The Month,
  2. Fish Of The Month,
  3. Pet Of The Month,
  4. Previous Winners

Various TFF Competitions

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2014 Pet Of The Year Winner - last post by Dreamer03

Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures

  1. Fish and Aquarium Videos

Upload your fish tank pictures in here for all to admire at!

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New to the Hobby Questions and Answers

If you've recently taken up fish keeping as a hobby, this is the section to get your questions answered.

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2 Weeks Old! Picture Update! - last post by arielsworld17974

Cycle your Tank

Cycling a tank is vital to keeping your fish alive. This section is where you can read about cycling (the nitrogen cycle) and ask questions about how to do it properly.

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Ask Questions About Cycling - last post by Nstocks

Algae Removal

For algae identification and removal

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Hair Algae Growing In Java... - last post by nic1

Fish Species Index

  1. Catfish,
  2. Characins,
  3. Cichlids - African,
  4. Cichlids - Central and South American,
  5. Cyprinids,
  6. Labyrinth,
  7. Livebearers,
  8. Oddballs,
  9. Goldfish and Koi,
  10. Saltwater - Corals and Anemones,
  11. Saltwater Fish

User submitted tropical fish and saltwater fish index

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Jack Dempsey - last post by thelaw

Plants Index

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Red Temple, Telenthera - last post by heathertspitz

Invertebrate Index

  1. Freshwater Invertebrates, Amphibians & Aquatic Reptiles,
  2. Saltwater Invertebrates

An index of invertebrate species for fresh water and marine.

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African Dwarf Frogs - last post by Malex530

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Planted Aquarium Journals

To keep other members posted on the development of your Planted aquarium

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So It Begins - last post by Akasha72

Freshwater Journals

Make a thread to tell us about your freshwater aquarium!

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Marine & Reef Journals

Make a thread to tell us about your marine or reef tank!

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230 Gallon Reef Tank. - last post by RRaquariums

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Tropical Discussion

General aquarium discussion for tropical fish, with general questions and advice.

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Fish Quiz - last post by Ch4rlie

Tropical Fish Emergencies

If there is an Emergency, post it in this forum and get all the help we can give.

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Multiple Fish Deaths - last post by Byron


  1. Betta Splendens,
  2. Non-Splendens Betta Species

For the beautiful world of Bettas.

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Bloated Betta - last post by Wildbetta


  1. Journals and Photographs

Any chat about fish that give birth to live free swimming fish.

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Obsessive Platy? - last post by Paradise3

New World Cichlids

  1. Journals and Photographs

Here's the place if you want to discuss Central American Cichlids or South American Cichlids!

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African / Old World Cichlids

  1. Journals and Photographs

Talk about any cichlids from Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika as well as, Ravine, Madagascan and Asian cichlids

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Turquoise Jewel Cichlid Lai... - last post by Hunterprey

Gouramis and Anabantoids

Talk about Gouramis and all Anabantoids - except bettas.

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Sparkling Gourami - last post by Byron


  1. Corydoras,
  2. Plecos Otos and other Loricariids,
  3. Other Catfish

Corydoras catfish, plecos and all other cats.

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Upside Down Bristlenose Plec. - last post by Akasha72


An Insight Into the World of Killifish

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Australe Breeding Question - last post by i3lade4life

Oddball's institute

For all the weird and wacky species of the fish world.

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Finally Time For A New Fish... - last post by attibones

Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids

All loach, barb, tetra, silver dollar and rainbow fish questions should go in here!

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Colombian Tetra - last post by gmc1

Hybrid Fish

This forum is for the discussion of hybrids and their care. Flaming and bashing of hybrids or their keepers will not be tolerated.

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Dyed and Hybrid Fish..what... - last post by Malex530

Predatory Fish

  1. Journals and Photographs

This forum is for the discussion of all species of truly predatory fish which naturally feed on other adult fish.

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Discussing Those "shoul... - last post by Aviici

Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks

Everything happens fast in a nano tank stay ahead of it with this forum! Nano tanks are gaining in popularity and have a unique set of issues and problems to discuss like what plants and fish do well in them, substrate and flow requirements.

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Nano Tank Set Up Help: Plan... - last post by TwoTankAmin

Shrimps & Other Invertebrates

Talk about shrimps, snails, copepods, worms and clams.

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Adding Shrimps To A Tank - last post by eaglesaquarium

Amphibians & Aquatic Reptiles

Frogs and salamanders in here! As well as terrapins and turtles.

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Bc-Floaters - last post by iliveinazoo

Brackish Forum

For talk about all fish which prefer a slightly salty environment. Puffers, gobies, glass fish etc.

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Caring For Freshwater Puffers? - last post by sawickib

Coldwater Fish and Ponds

  1. Pond and Tank Pictures

Coldwater fish of all types welcome, plus advice for creating water features in the garden.

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Ohio River - last post by stanleo

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Planted Chit Chat

For general planted tank questions and section announcements.

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Java Moss - last post by Arcticfox1977

Algae in Planted Tanks

Discussion on algae in planted tanks and the unique connection to C02.

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Finally Did It - last post by Munroco


Once you get to growing the plants, learn how to arrange them here.

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From Sand Back To Gravel... - last post by Byron

Plant Identification & Biology

Post questions on Plant identification and their species specific care here.

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What Plant Has Needle Like... - last post by TwoTankAmin

Lighting, CO2, Ferts & Flow

Making your garden grow...

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Finnex Planted Plus 48"... - last post by Alexp08

Archived PARC threads

The Planted Aquarium Resource Centre... THE place for archived threads that have been incorporated into PARC and new article submissions.

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Constructing A Moss Wall:... - last post by tivu100

Tís Plastic Plant Emporium

How to keep "Complex hydrocarbons in the no light aquarium" Algae-free.

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Scaping With Plastics - last post by KrazyKuhli

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Marine and Reef Chit Chat

Post general non-urgent saltwater tropical fish questions, recieve help as well as hearing fish 'tails' and aquarium chat

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Tips For Getting Clownfish... - last post by RRaquariums

Saltwater Invertebrates & Corals

Talk about tropical marine inverts and corals in this forum!

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Buying Corals Online? - last post by Dreamer03

Saltwater Fish

Discuss the best tropical marine fish for your tank!

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Yellow Dwarf Angelfish - last post by Paradise3

Saltwater Hardware

Talk about how to get the max out of your saltwater aquarium setup and find exactly what is required to have a successful tropical marine aquarium!

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How I'm Building My Ref... - last post by tcamos

Nano Reefs

Though the definition of a nano tank is still changing it is generally thought of as a tank smaller than 37 liters (10 gallons US). These tanks are growing in popularity due to advances in the hobby but still come with unique challenges that need to be discussed.

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16L Pico Reef - last post by mini_matt

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Rules & Requests for Reviews - READ THIS FIRST!

Here you will find the rules for writing a review and the format you must use in order for it to be published.

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Store Reviews

  1. Local Fish Stores,
  2. Chain Fish Stores,
  3. Online Retailers

Review places where you purchase hobby equipment.

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Animal Jungle- Virginia Bea... - last post by EllieJellyEllie

Equipment Reviews

  1. Filters,
  2. Pumps and Powerheads,
  3. Heaters and UV units,
  4. Protein Skimmers,
  5. Miscellaneous Equipment

Review hobby equipment.

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Tetratec Ex-600 - last post by Blubble37

Lighting Reviews

  1. Flourescent Lighting Reviews,
  2. Metal Halide Lighting Reivew,
  3. LED Lighting Reviews

Review aquarium lighting here.

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Dymax Zon Led Light - last post by TallTree01

Book Reviews

Aquarium related books only please! Fish, inverts, plants, marine FW, etc.

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  1. Flake and Pellet,
  2. Frozen Foods,
  3. Freeze Dried Foods,
  4. Liquid Foods,
  5. Shrimp Food

Review various types of food for fish, inverts, corals etc.

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Weight To Volume Ratios On... - last post by noobgamers


  1. Standard Aquariums,
  2. All-in-One Systems,
  3. Designer Systems,
  4. Nano Systems

Review aquariums, all in one systems, etc.

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Dymax Iq5 - last post by TallTree01

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Hobby Related Legislation

This forum is a place to post and discuss pending legislation or legislative efforts that might have an impact on the hobby.

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Eu Ban On Fish Keeping! #ha... - last post by gmc1

Scientific Section

For discussion of advanced fish keeping issues, and theories.

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Urgent Please Help Info Nee... - last post by arielsworld17974

Do-It-Yourself Projects & Hardware

The actual aquarium - lights and filters problems and advice. Tips for saving money, and designing what you want using your DIY skills.

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My Brine Shrimp Hatchery An... - last post by thedragonslayer

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Household pets

Dogs, cats, mice and anything else. Sorry no wives or husbands allowed!

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Good Rabbit Situation? - last post by fluttermoth

Horses, Farm, & Work Animals

Talk about your horses, goats, sheep, pigs, llama and more. The things you don't keep in the house!

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Bock Bock Bagock! - last post by ag-au

Non-Aquatic Reptiles

Discuss your lizards, snakes and tortoises here.

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Finally Got My Baes! - last post by sawickib

Birds (Budgies to Ducks)

Talk about your birds, budgies, doves, quail, pigeons, ducks, parrots, and birds of prey if you have them!

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This Is Bolista - last post by Dreamer03

Exotic Pets

Spiders, insects, millipedes, centipedes, cockroaches, scorpions, and Sasquatch.

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Warning: Death From Cutenes... - last post by Tongue_Flicker

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Local Aquarium Societies And Clubs

  1. UK,
  2. US

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Bla Spring Auction And Gupp... - last post by Paradise3

Classified Section

  1. Rules & Sales Form; Read This First!,
  2. Freshwater & Planted Sales,
  3. Marine & Reef Sales

Any fish related items for sale, swap or wanted, post here.

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Juwel Rio 180 With Fish - B... - last post by star4

General Chat

General non-fish related chit chat.

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Last One To Post Here Wins... - last post by Man of fish

Non-Fish Photographs

For cool photographs which are not related to fish.

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My Photography - last post by fishiwishes

Non-Fish Hobbies

  1. Arts & Crafts, and photography,
  2. Books, Music, Films & TV Shows,
  3. Cars & Bikes,
  4. Computer Zone,
  5. Cooking and Recipes Forum,
  6. The Plants and Gardening Forum,
  7. Sports,
  8. Natural World,
  9. Paranormal Phenomena

Subforums within for some hobbies other than fishkeeping.

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