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    Planted silver dollar tank experiment

    Wow, that's so neat. I think it depends on what kind you have, because it seems like everyone has a silver dollar that prefers different plants. Mine don't touch water sprite, they're the kind with the spots. I fed them spinach yesterday, which was neat, although they wouldn't eat it unless I...
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    Planted silver dollar tank experiment

    The tank is doing good, the silver dollars haven't managed to eat everything yet, but they have made a serious dent in the valisneria. It's the only plant that is really struggling that the silvers are eating. The Cryptocorn wendtii hasn't been touched which is encouraging. The Hornwort has...
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    Planted silver dollar tank experiment

    I inherited this tank from a family member two years ago now. It came with two five year old silver dollars who had been living in a bare tank. I'm giving the plants a shot, I've read of planted silver dollar tanks before but have never pulled it odd successfully. Over the years though I've...
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    Five gallon aquarium cycling and stocking

    I found the rest of my shrimp... They managed to get into the back filter compartment and have been hunkering down back there. Other than the one I lost, both are alive plus a tiny one I didn't mean to add. I don't know what they've been eating back there, there's also some pest snails chilling...
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    Parasites? Stringy poo, swollen bellies, swimming at surface, three deaths so far.

    Thank you. I did a water change and gravel vac today, I'll focus on keeping the water clean for now but if the gourami gets worse I'll be back. Here's hoping it's not TB! It would be so upsetting if I lost my old silver dollars now after keeping them for so long. Thank you for your help 😊🖤
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    Parasites? Stringy poo, swollen bellies, swimming at surface, three deaths so far.

    Another question, could I get the gourami tested for tb? I know this would probably require euthanasia, but if it gives me a concrete answer.
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    Parasites? Stringy poo, swollen bellies, swimming at surface, three deaths so far.

    Thank you. I'll treat with water changes and gravel vacuuming for now, but I'm thinking about treating the gourami I have in quarantine right now with furan-2 and Kanaplex. I have both and have used them both together. Late last year my two old silver dollars had an infection that started...
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    Parasites? Stringy poo, swollen bellies, swimming at surface, three deaths so far.

    What's the prognosis for fish tb? There are fish in this tank I've had for seven years. Will all of the fish die off or just some? How can I give the healthy fish a fighting chance? Does this mean they are all infected or just some? What makes me think it's parasites is that it didn't kill the...
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    Parasites? Stringy poo, swollen bellies, swimming at surface, three deaths so far.

    My 60 gallon has had a few deaths recently. It started with a dwarf gourami. His belly swelled up and he sat on the bottom. I separated him immediately and he lived for a few days in quarantine before passing. I assumed it was bloat because of the swollen abdomen and sitting on the bottom. A...
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    Five gallon aquarium cycling and stocking

    Super excited tonight. A few days after I added the shrimp I found one dead. It didn't look maimed so I checked my water parameters and ended up realizing that the fertilizer I've been using for the plants isn't shrimp safe... super disappointing, I felt like a moron 😞 I stopped using it and...
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    I impulse bought a sad betta...

    This isn't much of an update, because he is doing really well. Haven't seen a single worm since moving him into his little aquarium. I took filter spounge from another aquarium to speed up the cycle and have been getting 0 ammonia tests for a week now. His tank is still unfurnished as I haven't...
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    I impulse bought a sad betta...

    I do love this little guy, something about him is so personable. I think once he gets more comfortable and less nervous around me he'll be one of those fish that almost bonds with you. Even now it's like he is curious, but also terrified of everything. Once the tank is planted he'll do better...
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    I impulse bought a sad betta...

    Hey, sorry for the wait. The sad betta is doing great. No new worms. I have almost no doubt this guy will make a full recovery. I bought him a tank. It's the 3 gallon version of my 5 gallon, since both tanks will be side by side in my room I wanted them to match. I'll upgrade it if I ever feel...
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    I impulse bought a sad betta...

    The worms are gone. First it was weird, most of the worms had gone back down into the soil after I got home from work yesterday. I still cleaned the tank, and I moved the betta temporarily into a larger bowl to give him more room. I washed some of the floating plants, the java fern root, the...
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    I impulse bought a sad betta...

    Thank you, I just haven't seen these before. That's what I've been doing and the tank is still full of worms. I'll try to stay more on top of it. I think I'll take the gravel out later and really clean it, and maybe move this betta into a larger container. I'm ordering a new tank and filter...
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