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    Tail type question...

    I know how to tell the males, but females I have a little trouble with. I have a female that I bought from walmart and her tail rays are all branched 1 x. Like this: Her other fins are single rayed and dont branch at all. Her dorsal fin is VERY skinny about this wide --------> |..|, but...
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    Need restocking advice...

    I have a 29 g that had a major wipe out. 7 of my ten fish died. Now I have 3 white clouds and 3 african dwarf frogs and 1 guppy fry (fry was in a diff tank when the disaster happened) Now I would like to know... What else can go in if I buy: 10 neon tetras 2 more wcs and 6 cherry barbs -...
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    Moving aquarium

    I am rearranging the room and need to know the best way to do it. I will have to throw out all of the water drained out as I have no way to salavage it. I could save up to 20gs, out of 29 so it wont be too dramatic. The rest is waste. How would you suggest?
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    Magnetic fields and fish tanks...

    Everyone knows that monitors and speakers and televisions produce magnetic fields, but does anyone know if it will effect my fish? I wanted to place my 5gal hex on my computer desk, where it will be near a monitor AND magnetically sheilded speakers. Will these affect her? And also, will there...
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    Just returned

    All my fish are good to go! But I have noticed on one of my fish about a week before I left had a spot on him, so I treated it for fungus. I treated before I left and now that I am back it looks the same! When I looked at it really close, it looked like either the scales were ripped off and...
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    New discovery!!

    Alright here goes: I have made a discovery!!! I have a fish that has rot. Well, I treated him one night with fungus clear (tablets the sell for $2.94 USD at walmart), and the aquarium was FULL of brown algae. The next day, no brown algae, anywhere!!! Is this safe to use in aquariums that are...
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    Female showing signs that she

    I don't know why??? She has the vertical lines down her sides that she is ready to mate, but she's not near a male... Infact, I dont even have a male in my house... Is this just something they do, or is something "turning her on" (lol)? Will this cause a problem for her to be full of eggs...
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    Finally! I think its over!

    Well some of you might know that my tank caught a combo of finrot and ich at the same time. Well, after the loss of nearly all of my stock, I have it undercontrol. I have managed to save 3 wcmms out of the ten fish that were in the tank. Surprisingly, nearly all the fish died within hrs of my...
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    guppies (strange behavior)

    I have 4 guppies in a cycling tank... Today, one of my female's gravids became empty, with a redish tint to it, so I assume she aborted. Any way... The rest of the guppies, including her, stay at the surface of the water. They dont gasp, nor do they shimmy or sit still. they just wont swim...
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    Adf's foot is eaten away...

    I have had my ADF's for a few weeks now and all has been well. All of a sudden, I noticed one's leg appeared broken, and he wasn;t using it. Upon further inspection, his foot had been eaten awya, everything except the "toes" and claws. The skin in between them is gone... ???? So anway, he...
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    Just curious to know

    How easy are african cichlids to keep... I am soon planning to get a species tank, and I like their colors. Are they good for a kinda begginer with a little experience? Or are they not so good for me...
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    Need ideas... What to put in my soon to

    Okay, so here's what I was thinking. With the empty 29, i'd like to do a species tank, but what species? I like african cichlids, adn I kinda am leaning for a shark tank. Really a few diff. types of sharks, so it wouldn't exactly be a species i guess, but any way. What do y'all think I...
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    Guess what I had to do at walmart today...

    Okay so here's the story... I walked in walmart, and planned to only go to electronics, but couldn't resist going to the fish dept to "look". Well when I got there, I saw this woman standing at the goldfish tanks. She was asking some other lady who was back there getting a 25 lbs. bag of...
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    White cloud shoals...

    I bought 2 white clouds yesterday to add to my 29g that already had 3. I read that 5 is a great shoaling number, but they dont shoal... They stay scattered all the time now. Actually the 3 that i've had stick together some what and the newbies go all over the place. WIll they just need to...
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    Cycling a 29g with 10 fish...

    Okay, so far the cycle has gone great for about a month now. I JUST now got a nitrAte reading of like 5ppm yesterday. I was wondering... My floss pad for culturing bacteria has had bacteria on it since 5-6 days into the cycle, why has it taken soooo long to cycle now? And judgung by how long...
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    White stuff on betta's lips!!!

    I put salt in his tank last night before I went to bed to treat a torn tail... WHen I put it in there he attacked it, and I thought he prolly would get burned, but does it turn white??? Please dont tell me its columnaris!!!!!! He floats at the top of the water with his mouth out of it, but...
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    How many of you...

    I was in Wal-mart the other day and I saw the new filter cartridges for the regent filters. The bag says, "New and improved carbon. Now removes chlorine and chloramine!!!" I just laughed... But what do you think?
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    African Dwarf frogs

    Hey, I got some today to go with my bettas. I've watched them for a while and there is no nipping goin on! My question is what can/will they eat? I have freeze dried bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, tropical and goldfish flakes, and betta pellets (hikari bio-gold and just food). What of...
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    Thanks TFF

    I just want to tell everyone @ TFF thanx! Ever since I have been a member of this forum, I have learned SOOOOO much about fish keeping and it has really made a diff! I am having SOOO much great luck with my tank now i dont know what to do! Before, I had problems keeping fish alive, but now...
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    pH and fish cycling

    I was just wondering... I have had a tank cycling for about 2-3 weeks now, and it has fish in it. The pH has dropped to between 6.2-6.8 (closer the 6.2) (for no reason, and so has all of my tanks btw) I am cloning it by using the aerobic from my established tank. I have bacteria EVERYWHERE...
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