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    Tankmate Questions

    Thanks for your input, that's really helpful. I hope I won't have to make a decision, but as for now, they're all getting along great. as for how nippy the gourami are, Id say probably medium? they leave the angel alone, but I have seen them chasing each other from time to time. no one has been...
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    Tankmate Questions

    sorry for making this difficult, I'm rather new to the hobby and I'm still really unsure of a lot of stuff. Trying my hardest to learn and do the best I can for my fish, but especially when it comes to the wide variety of stuff out there for the hobby, There's a lot I don't know
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    Tankmate Questions

    it's not super tall, just a lot more square in the front than a lot of the other tanks I've been looking at (been thinking about starting a 75-90 gallon salt water when this one gets good and running). I can throw up a picture if that would help Edit: Attached picture of the tank.
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    Tankmate Questions

    Its a little over two feet long. its really more of a taller tank which is why I kinda worry about bottom dwellers having enough of a footprint. What I'd read on angels was they tend to be territorial but will pair off. do you think it would be better to add one, or to leave the one in there...
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    Tankmate Questions

    That's interesting. most everything I've read on angels says they actually don't do so great in groups of more than two and are fine on their own, and they're fine in as little as 30 gallons. I generally try to stick to the 2 gallons per inch rule, so having a pair of angels need at least 24...
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    Tankmate Questions

    Hello, I have a 40 gallon tank that's moderately decorated, and in there right now are 2 dwarf gourami and 1 angelfish. I was planning to add one more anglefish, and I was wondering how 2-3 swordtails would do in this group. I've been getting mixed opinions on this from LFS. if you don't think...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    Update, my Master Test Kit came in and I can confirm the test strips were not entirely accurate. After a 25% water change last night my Ammonia is not gone, but less than 0.25ppm (the minimum value of the test). Ph is 7.2, Nitrite is 0 ppm, and Nitrate is about 8ppm (seems to be closer to 10...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    no, I am very rural and the LFS has a supply problem right now, so I drove into town and got him and a friend from petsmart. the friend passed away and I'm not sure why. I decided to turn out the lights and watch what happened and the RTBS was in fact bullying him, actually pulling scales off...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    For Nitrate/Nitrite I am using the sticks, for GH and ammonia I am using the liquid test kits. it was all that was available at my LFS, I've ordered the liquid test for everything but we're fairly rural and it's taking time. after adding the fish I did get a bacterial bloom, so I am assuming...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    The tank has been set up for 3 weeks, after putting in the fish I have done 1 25% water change, Right now I have one Red Tail Black Shark, One Small Angel I got from LFS, and one large angel I got from petsmart (used to be two from there). I feed Every other day, and I cleaned the filter and...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    I don't know if this helps any, but the spot looks ragged and is noticeably raised. there is not a comparable bump on the other side.
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    Ammonia is at 0.25 as of this afternoon. nitrate and nitrite are both at 0. I know that ammonia is higher than you want, but I just cannot seem to figure out how to get it down. none of the other fish seem to be having any issues. can also add that pH is ~7.2, I know that's a tad high for the...
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    Think my Angelfish is sick and need help

    Hello everyone. I have a new angelfish that I just got four days ago (got a pair, actually) in a 40 gallon aquarium. one died 2 days after bringing it home despite pristine water, and I have no idea why. My second angel now is looking really bad, and I want to see if anyone knows what's going...
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    Can anyone tell what this shark is?

    Okay, Awesome. thank you so much for your help. this is really my first time setting up an aquarium on my own, and I'm super worried I'm going to screw it up. My parents had a red tail and I really liked it, which is why I wanted one, but this one is definitely a little different
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    Can anyone tell what this shark is?

    good to know. I will keep that in mind. I have noticed him chasing other fish but have not observed nips. fingers crossed he plays nice. side note, should I be concerned about the white coloration on the end of his fins? I've never seen fin rot in person before and am mildly concerned about it
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