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    Annoying fish help

    male swordtail and a female platy. remove the male
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    Ghost Shrimp

    shrimp will eat eggs and fry
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    Coronavirus...post your thoughts here...

    There was a thing on the news about this. Apparently the virus causes little blood clots around the body, including in the brain and other organs. The blood clots in the brain are causing mini strokes, which in turn is causing brain damage, and people are developing symptoms similar to stroke...
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    Help! Botia problem. Questions.

    pics and video of the fish? how long have you had them for? how long have they been acting like this? did you add anything to the tank in the 2 weeks before this started?
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    Information about pregnant molly

    You won't see a gravid spot on a black fish, and you don't normally see them on mollies because they have darker skin than guppies. The fish could drop them tomorrow if she is only carrying a few, but she might only be half way through her pregnancy if she is carrying a lot of young.
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    Oscar constipation

    You need to cut the shrimp or food into small pieces so it can swallow them. Remove any uneaten food after feeding.
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    Help with overcrowding

    Pictures of the sick fish? ---------- If your fish ever get sick, do the following: Wipe the inside of the glass with a clean fish sponge. Clean the filter if it hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks. Wash filter media/ materials in a bucket of tank water and re-use them. Do a 75% water change...
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    Hurt Female Guppie

    serape tetras are renown fin nippers and should not be kept with slow moving fish or fish with long fins. They also need t be kept in groups of 10 or more. Get rid of the serape tetra. quarantine all new fish for at least 2 (preferably 4) weeks before adding them to a display tank. if fish get...
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    Information about pregnant molly

    In the wild, female livebearers hang out in large groups consisting of between 20 & 50 (but sometimes up to 100 or more) females. These groups have a pecking order with the biggest most dominant female ruling the group and she has a group of girlfriends who back her up. All the other females...
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    Live food

    you don't need rain water for mozzie larvae. any free standing water will suffice, even salt water. the following link has info on culturing live food for baby/ small fish https://www.fishforums.net/threads/back-to-basics-when-breeding-fish.448304/
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    Bad place.....fishes cruelty

    The water looks clean and they aren't packed as heavily as fish that get shipped around the world. It comes down to practicalities. They need to put as many fish in each bag as possible to maximise fish and reduce weight and space that it takes up. Having said that, in a perfect world the fish...
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    Some fun "goodies"

    Good pics but your plants are covered in crap they shouldn't have. No wonder you bleach them. Insect larvae, worms and snails, damn. Your plant suppliers are either collecting them from rivers and lakes or have snails in their ponds.
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    Nipping Glowfish

    pictures of the fish and tank? what other fish are in the tank besides the tetra and guppies? how long have you had the fish for? what is the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH & GH of the water? how long has the tank been set up for?
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    Oscar constipation

    Oscars are ambush predators and don't normally eat plant matter. While the fish is small, I would use a combination of marine meats and some frozen (but defrosted) foods like Brineshrimp, bloodworms, mysis shrimp and marine mix/ marine green mix. Marine mix is prawn, fish and squid. Marine...
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    Oscar constipation

    Pellet foods can be an issue if they are very hard. Personally I prefer to feed Oscars on marine meats like prawn/ shrimp, fish (blue sardines and white bait), and squid/ octopus. You can buy these from fishing/ bait shops in the freezer section or buy them from a supermarket for human...
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