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    Bristle nose catfish not growing-

    It can be hard for a pleco to compete for food if your cichlids eat everything you put in there. I would try putting vegetables like cucumber in there because the pleco should go to town on it while the other fish will most likely not eat it. If that doesn’t help I recommend putting it in the...
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    Pea puffer with white fin

    Here’s some pics of the puffer and his fin. I’m currently treating the water with artemiss. I’m going to move him and the other 2 puffers to quarantine until I have it sorted out. I’ll try adding salt to the water and see if that helps too.
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    Pea puffer with white fin

    I got a group of 3 pea puffers today from a store that’s pretty far from where I live because they were doing a deal 3 for 10$. After I got the fish home and put them in a tank I realized one of them has a pectoral fin that is entirely white. I think it’s fin rot but I’m not sure. Have any of...
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    Algae outbreak

    The algae was brought into my aquarium on New plants I got. But since it’s in my tank now it’s spreading. I’ll try leaving my lights on for 8 hours instead of 10 but the lights in my 55 I feel is barely enough for the plants so I’m worried it might kill my plants
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    Algae outbreak

    My 55 has an Oscar and Jaguar cichlid in it so all plants are removable so I’ll definitely try the hydrogen peroxide out and I may just have to buy some excel
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    Algae outbreak

    The lights on my 55 are just two clip on led lights that I have no idea what wattage they are and on my 20 gallon I have a 15 watt planted aquarium light from China
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    Algae outbreak

    I recently added a few plants to both of my tanks and they were all free so I didn’t mind that they had some algae on them but it’s getting pretty bad now because all my plants have algae growing on them now. I believe it’s hair algae but I’m not sure. How should I go about removing it? I had...
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    Please help fish emergency

    You’re probably correct. The guys tank was in his backyard with nothing but a hang on back filter and a bunch of plants. The tank was very dirty looking and it seemed like he rarely did water changes so that’s probably why they were stressed. Out of all the fish he gave me just the sharks and...
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    Please help fish emergency

    The fish were in a tank in a guy’s backyard before I got them and the tank had nothing running except a hang on back filter so I assume his temperature during the day was also around 78 degrees seeing how that’s how mine get just in my room. I do use heaters but they only turn on if the water...
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    Please help fish emergency

    My PH is naturally about 7.0-7.2 and i had two of them, the first one that died was laying on his side the first night and then died. The other one showed no signs of stress like I said until randomly today. He was even fine this morning. That’s what I meant by everything
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    Please help fish emergency

    They were only about 5-6 inches. They were in a 55 gallon tank because I wanted to grow them out before moving them into a pond I have outside. They were Chinese highfin banded sharks and I knew they were gonna reach a length of up to 4 feet
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    Please help fish emergency

    My tank was already established and I gravel vac and do water changes every week. None of my other fish that are in there look like they’re doing bad. My ammonia and nitrite are 0 and my nitrate is only 5 ppm. I can’t return the fish because a guy gave them to me for free because he was getting...
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    Please help fish emergency

    Ah I didn’t know they needed a higher PH. He could have done that. I didn’t hear anything but I left my house to get food and noticed he was like that when I got back so it’s definitely possible. It’s super sad that I lost them because I loved the way they looked and I even have a pond that I...
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    Please help fish emergency

    He just died about 30 minutes ago. He never jumped or showed any indication of stress. He was in a tank with a redtail tiger shovelnose hybrid and an Oscar but both fish are much smaller than he was and didn’t bother him much. I keep my ph at 7 and I tested my water and everything looks good. My...
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    Please help fish emergency

    My highfin banded shark Keeps laying sideways. He has been fine since I got him 2 days ago and even earlier this morning but now he looks like he’s not doing so well. I got two and the first one started laying upside down as soon as I got him but I was saving these fish so I still took him. He...
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