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    POPEYE - MOLLY

    Is it a good sign that my fish with Popeye is moving his eye around? The swelling has gone down some and there is no visible blood in his eye anymore. He doesnt really seem to be eating though. Thanks, MyFishKaren
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    POPEYE - MOLLY

    So he should be okay overnight? Also, will epsom salt work the same as the others you mentioned, or do I need an actual salt? Will the Popeye kill him? Thanks, MyFishKaren
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    POPEYE - MOLLY

    Today I saw that my Dalmatian Molly had an overly bloated eyeball. I did some research to learn it was Popeye. I went to pet smart for help, they said to put him in an Epsom salt bath and to treat him with a medicine I cannot remember. Only one eye is affected, and he is the only fish to be...
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    Improving Topfin 20 Filter

    I was recently linked a video on how to improve a Topfin 10 filter and am going to make improvements on my Topfin 20 filter after I eliminate the ammonia and nitrite from my tank. Does anyone have any personal experience with improving the Topfin 20 filter? What products did you use? I am...
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    Best Fish with Angels and Mollys?

    I do not have the exact number for my specific household GH at the moment, but the city in which I live has around 120-180ppm or harder. My house does not have a water softener so we have harder water than most in my neighborhood. Is high pH a sign for hard water? I will eliminate the ammonia...
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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

    What negative effects do nitrite and ammonia have on the fish? How do they build, and how could I prevent them from building in the future? I will do a water change tomorrow. Do frequent water changes take any tolls on the fish? I.E., does it stress them out? My father is worried the...
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    Best Fish with Angels and Mollys?

    What fish pair best with Angels and Mollys? I currently have 2 angels and 1 Dalmatian Molly. Should I just get another Angel or Molly? Thanks, MyFishKaren
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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

    Update: Eris sadly has passed. I do not know what from, but I am debating whether or not to put a general cure medicine into the tank in fear of it spreading to my other fish. Thanks, MyFishKaren
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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

    Update: He’s now laying down completely, but still breathing. I dont know what is wrong with him. Maybe it was the stress of the previous water change? Here are the results of the water change I just conducted: pH - 8.0 ammonia - .25ppm-.50ppm nitrite - .50ppm-1.0ppm nitrate - 0
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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

    It's not allowing me to post a video due to it being too large. In the video, Eris is shown resting the fin located near the back of his body on the net. He swam around for a bit, but then resorted back to resting on the bottom of the net for stability. Earlier today he was looking up more...
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    Dwarf Gourami Sick - Please Help

    Yesterday I kept the lights off of my tank to help eliminate cyanobacteria. Eris, my Dwarf Gourami, stayed hiding in a ship for all of yesterday and last night. I recently just saw her acting weird (pictures attached). Is she sick? What do I need to do to help? She is now in a breeding net...
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    20 Gallon Tank - Overstocked?

    I currently have a 20 gallon tank pertaining: 2 Angelfish 1 Dwarf Gourami 1 Dalmatian Molly Is my tank overstocked? Would I be able to add any other fish, and would I be able to add an algae eater? Thanks, MyFishKaren
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    High Ammonia, Cyanobacteria Returning, Blackout Advice

    Thank you for all of your help! It's definitely making me way less panicky that I would've been. The advice I've been getting from other sources have been counterproductive, and yours has definitely helped my understanding and general knowledge of the subject. I'll definitely get on...
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    High Ammonia, Cyanobacteria Returning, Blackout Advice

    - The filter I have is the "Top Fin Silentstream 20 Power Filter". I am using the cartridge it came with. I actually lost the paper it came with, and am not sure how it actually cleans. I read that it adds carbon to the water, but thats the extent of my knowledge. Another thing I observed...
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