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    Sudden Ich with Koi? Advice ASAP, Please Help :(

    @Naughts @Retired Viking @Colin_T Bad news. I started noticing that white spots are appearing on the other fish; I'm pretty sure now that it is ich. I ordered some ich-x but looks like it might not arrive until January 10 :( I don't have any fish stores nearby so I'm stuck with online...
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    Sudden Ich with Koi? Advice ASAP, Please Help :(

    Wait. It appears more stressed than usual, clamped fins when swimming a majority of the time
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    Sudden Ich with Koi? Advice ASAP, Please Help :(

    I haven't confirmed yet, but there are a bunch of white spots on the fins (even though it not clearly seen in the photo). It sort of looks like as if it were "dandruff." I'll take another photo. The other dish dont seem to have white spots, and the koi doesnt seem to differ in behavior...
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    Sudden Ich with Koi? Advice ASAP, Please Help :(

    I've had this koi for around 5 months now (surprisingly) in a 10 gallon tank. If you didn't know already, I've actually been trying to find a new place to rehome the koi because I knew it would grow too large for the tank size.. This christmas, my uncle surprised me with some fish (and while I'm...
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    What kind of bloom is this?

    I've had this tank for around 6 months now and it's been cycled for four months -- most of the time, the nitrates are at most 40 ppm by the end of the week. The results pretty much stayed the same: ammonia and nitrites are at zero. For the filter, I didn't replace anything but the cartridge...
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    What kind of bloom is this?

    Could it be a bacteria bloom / algae bloom? How can I tell the difference? This is in a 10 gallon tank. Not sure if this is a result of a water change (I do 15% every week) and a few weeks ago I had to replace the filter cartridge. Is that the reason why there is a bloom in the first place...
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    New Guppy Suddenly Pooping Stringy Poop

    I've noticed that the guppy I got a few days ago is pooping what appears to be stringy poop. Apparently this isn't a good sign in the tank; I checked the tank and everything is still normal: 0 ammonia, 0 nitrates, 40 ppm... It's oxygenated with both an airstone and the filter, but I haven't...
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    New Guppy Behavior? Is it normal?

    Aw man. :( Not sure if I'm gonna get another guppy then. What can I do about the remaining guppy though? Will it be fine without anyone else?
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    New Guppy Behavior? Is it normal?

    @Naughts @essjay There's a problem though... two of the three guppies we got suddenly died. I don't know what happened, and I ran the water testing kits again -- all of them are normal. 0 ppm ammonia and 0 ppm nitrates with now 20 ppm nitrates. That isn't lethal but it's barely been a day...
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    New Guppy Behavior? Is it normal?

    @Naughts @essjay @AmandaN Wait!! Sorry everyone I didn't notice I made a typo, it was supposed to be 10 ppm until i read the comments but the reading is what looks like 10 ppm, not 100 ppm. Here's a picture from the most recent testing (yesterday)
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    New Guppy Behavior? Is it normal?

    Hi all, sorry if I seem to be posting too much. I ended up returning the females and got 3 male cobra guppies instead. Just wanted to know if it's normal for the guppies to stay at the top of the tank? They aren't motionless, but they do swim around a lot but don't go deeper, always staying near...
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    Hey I’m new

    What are your tank parameters? What's the tank size? And of course, welcome :)
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    Will a water change and replacing filter uncycle the tank?

    Oh okay. My filter cartridge is from aqueon, and after the time I used it, it did fall apart and the indicator kept blinking even though i rinsed it within the tank water during a water change. I did end up having to change it but I am worried that it will uncycle the tank.
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    Will a water change and replacing filter uncycle the tank?

    My 10 gallon tank is cycled as of 2 months ago. I have been using the same filter pad for the same amount of time, and I have always rinsed it off with used tank water as advised to prevent what would un-cycle the tank. Unfortunately, no matter how many times I rinsed the filter pad the...
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    Are these Guppies Pregnant?

    Hi all, I haven't been back here in a while. My dad and I decided to start anew and we have four guppies (all female) in the tank which were on sale at the lfs. Something doesn't look right with them though, most if not all appear to have bloated bellies, and apparently according to google...
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