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    A List Of Questions...

    So my younger brother (who has ADHD, hence needing the post) has come to me this morning saying he wants to buy a Betta, specifically a blue one that goes really fast.     I think it would be a good idea for him to save up and buy his own fish (and tank, but I will be nice and let him have some...
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    Fin Rot Or Not?

    I used new tap water, de-chlorinating it obviously. There is a sponge filter and a heater in the tank yes, the temp is set for 20°c as I've read columnaris doesn't like cooler temperature. That's what I think I'm dealing with at least. I've only got a single remaining adult, Merle, and the fry...
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    How Much Do I Feed My Crayfish?

    It all depends on how big the pellets are. I give my crayfish a pinch of pellets every day and remove whatever she hasn't eaten after half an hour. You can also give it bloodworms, algae wafers (although Nyxie isn't too fond of them), I also give her turtle pellets which my turtles refuse to...
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    Fin Rot Or Not?

    5 more dead fish this morning. I'm left with 3 adult guppies, 4 molly fry and 1 guppy fry. Surprisingly, the fry don't seem to be affected by whatever it is.
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    Fin Rot Or Not?

    I've just gone and bought some Melafix, some Tetracycline Hydrochloride and a "multi cure" formula containing Malachite Green, Methylene Blue and Acriflavine. I've moved the fish into a 20 litre tank (5 gallons) and I've dosed the fish with the recommended dose for fry (I have 5 fry in a breeder...
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    Fin Rot Or Not?

    Update; I've just pulled two more dead fish out of the tank. That's a total of 7 fish I've lost to this thing. Some advice on how to treat it would be helpful.
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    Fin Rot Or Not?

    One of the guppies I bought the other day has something strange going on with her tail.    Yesterday she was fine. Today she looked like this.       It is not from the other guppies biting her tail (it was happening to one of my other females, its stopped now and her tail is healing up...
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    Sponge Filter And Sand?

    Hello Hello, I'm back with another silly question.   So I have adopted a co-workers fish (and two tanks). All of the fish minus 6 molly fry and the guppies are in the big tank (I'm worried about Bruce (Bala Shark) eating the guppies and fry). At the moment, the guppies are in a 20L (5 gallons)...
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    What On Earth Are These?

    I did put the gravel in a large plastic tub before soaking it in hot water. I have to wash the tarp tomorrow and lay out the gravel to dry in the sun. I've done a little reading and apparently the fresh water bristle worms are rare to see, is that true? And where would they have even come from...
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    What On Earth Are These?

    For now, I only plan on putting the guppies in there, but if my mystery snails breed I would like to put some of the babies into that tank, so I'll try the boiling water and leaving it in the sun method.
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    What On Earth Are These?

    It didn't sting me when it (accidentally) touched me, but I'll make sure I wear gloves.   How exactly do I go about getting them out of the gravel? Are there any chemicals I can use? The tank isn't yet set up, I have all the fish I received from my co-worker temporarily in a small tank (which we...
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    What On Earth Are These?

    I got a new fish tank from a co-worker. There was algae on the back of the tank and I was in the process of pulling the gravel out of the tank and I noticed these worm-like creatures.   Can anyone tell me what they are and how I can get rid of them?    
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    Safe Crystals?

    Thankyou all so much for the help. eaglesaquarium, if I could find crystal cluster ornaments I would, but no matter what I search I can't find anything. So, as long as I stay away from crystals that are blatantly toxic when wet (like Malachite), and crystals that are water soluble, I should be...
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    Safe Crystals?

    Julie, do you happen to know what type of crystals they are?
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    Safe Crystals?

    She already destroys the pieces of Elodea that are in her tub at the moment (however I don't really mind as they're already dying...ish), so I figured she'd (kind of) do some of the trimming on the moss. I do want to grow it and sell it to my LFS, as they rarely have it in stock (whether that's...
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