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  1. HarpyFishLover

    Harlequin Rasboras swimming tilted, cory acting off

    Tank size: 10 Gallon pH: ~ 7.4 ammonia: 0 nitrite: ~1 nitrate: ~5 kH: can't remember gH: ~300 tank temp: 78F Fish Symptoms: I noticed when I fed the fish tonight that my cory was acting weird. She was almost motionless - at first I thought she wasn't breathing. Her color was wrong... the top of...
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    Restoring a neglected tank back to its former glory

    It's been a while. I could write a long paragraph about my year but suffice it to say, the last year and a half has been not so great. A lot of things ended up neglected, and my fish did not escape that. I'm trying to get my life back together and pick up neglected things where I left them...
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    Could this possibly be Lymphocystis?

    Hello again! It's been a while since I've been on here, but I have another question. In late March, my first betta died, leaving me with an empty tank to fill. About a week later, I bought a dragonscale betta I named Tilly. He had ich the day I bought him, but I didn't notice until he broke out...
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    Yet another of my fish is sick...

    Two tanks means tons of sick fish, I guess... first my betta Finn, who died a while ago, then Max, my guppy, and now my other betta Tilly. I think he has a swim bladder issue, but I wanted to check with you guys before trying to treat it. After his ich, his stomach started swelling. At first...
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    My very old guppy is pretty sick...

    Over the past month, my old guppy Max has been constantly sick. Last week he had parasites, which I took care of and he recovered from. Today, however, I woke up to half of his tail missing. After looking closer, I found out that the tip is black and between the black and the orange (normal...
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    My guppy has thin, white poop. Is this parasites?

    I've got waaaay too many sick fish right now. I'm busy, busy, busy, and I've gotten behind on my water changes. Today I noticed my guppy Max had a long, white poop trail that looked like thread. I've heard others say that this is parasites, but I'm not entirely sure if it is, and is don't want...
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    New Betta Has Ich!

    Hello... I've just gotten a new betta on Friday. He was acting strange, to be sure... but not in the store. He started darting around and bumping/scraping against things, so I looked at him with a flashlight. He had 4 or 5 white specks on him... and that was yesterday. He's got 20-30 now, plus...
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    I need help curing a betta's ich...

    Hello! I didn't post this in emergencies because I know what this is, and it's not lethal at this stage. So yesterday I noticed some strange behavior in my new betta. He was dashing around, scraping against things, crashing into my heater... then I got out my flashlight and looked at him. He...
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    My filter is fried!

    Hello again. This is not exactly an emergency, as I have it mostly under control. But I'm losing my cycle. We had some pretty nasty storms this morning, and we had a few brown-outs. The very last one, nearly 3 hours ago, fried my filter. I panicked, but had an air pump which would work to...
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    Lethargic betta?

    Hello again. I recently acquired a new tank and a Betta. The tank is a Baby BiOrb, 4 gallons, with ceramic media and large gravel, as well as several plants and a heater. All levels are good. So here's the problem. The betta, Fintello, or Finn for short, has been acting very lethargic lately...
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    Oscar Tank Requirements

    Hello yet again, I have a friend who's looking to buy an Oscar fish, who's also wondering what the absolute minimum requirements are for one. Until now, I have never done any research nor have I learned anything about Oscar fish, and so I can't help him. Also, the friend's wife doesn't want...
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    Fish conventions in Oklahoma?

    Hey guys, I was just wondering if anybody knows of any upcoming fish conventions in Oklahoma, as Google searches aren't finding much. My parents might be convinced to let me go to a convention if it's in-state and not more than a 3-hour drive from where I live; however, I can't find an in-state...
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    Stocking a Baby BiOrb

    Hello again! So I recently acquired a Baby BiOrb aquarium. It's 4 gallons, with a filter cartridge (no filter...) and an airstone/air pump which circulates water to the cartridge. I (and my brother) love it, even without fish in it. (It's not cycled yet.) So I decided to get him (my...
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    Cycling a Baby BiOrb

    Hello again! So a few weeks ago I FINALLY convinced my parents to let me buy a baby BiOrb aquarium. It's 4 gallons, so I'm putting a betta in it. I was wondering what the best way to cycle it was? I never really cycled my 10 gallon properly... and I blame Gordon's early death on that. So...
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    Need plant ID

    Hello TFF, Today I come to you people with yet another question. Attached is a picture of a plant I wish to identify. I would also like to know what the bloom-looking thing is. I suspect a seed pod. I got this plant nearly 3 months ago at my LFS, along with some hitchhikers. I still haven't...
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    Weird growth on Asian Water Fern

    So I got an Asian Water Fern recently, and it had these weird spiky cactus-like things on its leaves. I figured they weren't a problem... but now there are shoots growing out of the cactus-like growths. Is this normal? P. s... sorry for the horrible photo. I will get a new one soon, if need be.
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    Filter making strange noise

    Hello helpful people... I might have a problem on my hands. My fish tank has been active for almost a year now, and it's got a lot of fish... 2 cories, 4 harlequin rasboras, 1 guppy (all but poor Max died....), and one very fat monkey loach... and about 200 snails. 10 gallons... quite small for...
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    Overindulged, Or Pregnant?

    Hey guys! Sorry I've been inactive lately, but I have had a lot going on. Fish died, snails overran my tank, and I got a fish to keep them in check. I think it's a monkey loach, but I can't be certain. Anyways, I was wanting to know if it was pregnant (if so her name will be Kyla) or just fat...
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    After Hearing More And More About Music Therapy...

    ...I wonder if it can be applied to fish. I've read a lot about the effects of music therapy (particularly harp therapy) for the sick and the weak (humans here, nobody has ever said anthing about fish). I've also noticed that my parents and siblings are indeed affected by my music... for...
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