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    Tank issues crushing my enthusiasm - help needed

    That sounds like too much micro nutrient fertilizer to me. How often and large of water changes do you do? I believe micro nutrient toxicity is possible but not common. I think black beard algae is a sign of micro overdosing (is this the algae you have?). Maybe try dosing once a week rather than...
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    Cardinal Tetras & Discus

    With regards to size, I was reading up on discus husbandry recently and captive bred discus can end up significantly larger than wild specimens (9-10" is possible for captive bred discus). Discus breeders obsess over maximizing growth. Many employ a crazy water change schedule (daily or every...
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    Are there any wide body tetra that are active school like rummies?

    Yeah, I saw that. Maybe what I saw was actually Iguanodectes adujai? Whatever I saw was a pretty large characin, I distinctly remember there was no way they would work in my 20 gallon long. I have no idea if they school tightly or not, but Anostomus sp., Abramites hypselonotus or Chilodus...
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    Are there any wide body tetra that are active school like rummies?

    Weird, I swear the ones I saw at Aqua Imports were at least 3 inches long. They might've even been 3.5-4 inches. Perhaps the fish I saw at Aqua Imports were mis-IDed? They were definitely longer than rummynoses, very slim though.
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    Are there any wide body tetra that are active school like rummies?

    My X-ray tetras are pretty good schoolers. I've never owned them, but I really like the look of Iguanodectes geisleri. They might not be good schoolers, and they will definitely be hard to find.
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    Bad advice in the "Betta Care" thread...

    Don't most betta breeders in SE Asia keep the bettas in halved water bottles once they've matured? Of course they do daily water changes and they probably try to sell them shortly after they've matured. Here's an interesting video about betta breeding
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    Bumblebee Goby Questions

    10 gallon, depends on the exact species, are they going to be alone?
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    Bumblebee Goby Questions

    What size tank? That ratio could work. They just need space to set up territories (the females will set up their own territories too).
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    Bumblebee Goby Questions

    I might depend on the species. I was sold Brachygobius xanthomelas, which is supposed to be a true freshwater bumblebee gobies. Other common species are B. nunus, B. doriae, B. sabanus, and B. xanthozonus, all of which should be OK in brackish water (at least as far as I know). I would look for...
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    Bumblebee Goby Questions

    You could still add leaf litter and wood. Real brackish environments are just as likely to have these things as freshwater habitats. Could make for an interesting look, and it's a bit of a different take on what a brackish tank could look like.
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    Bumblebee Goby Questions

    I currently have a species of Bumblebee goby. It was sold to me as Brachygobius xanthomelas, but it probably isn't that. I keep mine in a 5 gallon (the tank is a UNS 45S). The species I have is very tiny, smaller than Dario dario. There are many different species that are called "bumblebee...
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    NEED help fish tank cloudy for the last 2 weeks

    I usually do 50-70% water changes. Every other day sounds good. Seachem Stability might help the cycle go faster?
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    NEED help fish tank cloudy for the last 2 weeks

    This looks like a bacteria bloom in the water column. The bacteria are feeding on ammonia and nitrite in your water. It should go away once the tank mature and you get your nitrites down to 0. Regular large water changes should alleviate the problem for the time being. Do not replace your...
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    Stocking question

    What about Glowlight Danios (Celestichthys choprae)? I've never kept them so I can't comment on activity levels.
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    Stocking question

    It's hardly fair to include the cherry shrimp in that calc. You could keep 30 cherries in a 10 gallon comfortably. I had an unfiltered 3 gallon bowl with maybe 15 cherry shrimp in it no problem. 52 fish in a 50 gallon tank isn't too bad. One thing I do notice about this stocking list is most of...
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