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    Guppies staying at the top of the tank

    Probably stress from moving, mine did that when I got them home. Also now when I water change etc they all hang around right at the surface in a corner of the tank and will stay there for an hour or so. Almost as if they are sulking 'cause I disturbed them:(.
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    how to get rid of algae when you only have a air pump

    This is where common names get confusing; The commonly named Chinese Algae eater is a "sucker mouthed" fish - Gyrinocheilus Aymonieri, however it is also named by the UN FAO as the Siamese Algae Eater (a.k.a. Honey Sucker, Sucking Loach); The commonly named Siamese Algae Eater is actually from...
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    RIP my favorite fish

    From what I’ve seen in the past bloating in a fish just shows as appearing really fat & maybe a rounded body, depending on body shape. Dropsy gives a similar effect on the body with severe swelling but the scales can be seen sticking out of the skin, almost like a pine cone effect. I’ve lost a...
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    Winner!...Fishforums February 2020 Fish of the Month

    Nice fish and a good clear photo, congrats :)
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    Newbie here, and have cherry barb feeding question

    Hi Jenn, welcome to fishkeeping:) As a general guide to how the fish will take food look at the position of the mouth relative to the face/end of the fish's head. Facing up or slightly up they will take food from the surface firstly (e.g. Guppies); Pointing more forward they are middle water...
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    Do tetras need to be in a school?

    It seems that a lot of this discussion hinges on the definition of "thrive". Yes small numbers of fish, that in the wild would normally be in large groups (either schools or shoals), can survive apparently quite happily in the small tanks we allow them. This survival can mean they grow to full...