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  1. AilyNC

    Accidental Peppered Cory baby

    I say accidental because I just left them to it & didn't realise there was a baby until this week :rofl: It's so teeny but getting more brave & coming out more from it's hiding spots.
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    Bit of a bullying Endlers problem

    Hey I've 7 Endlers all male. I really regret getting these fish because all the do is fight. Everyone else in the tank are chilled & happy (some pseudomogil rainbowfish, peppered cory & a reclusive false zebra Pleco). The tank is well established & no issues with water parameters. It's got lots...
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    My once terrible tank has settled nicely

    This is the 16G/58litre tank i got in July '20. It became a crazy fish in cycle mess that brought me to this site. It's been months of easy going -
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    All snails die in my tanks

    Longest snail survival was an MTS but tank was cycling and after 2 weeks it died. I then got a Red Union snail for a different tank. It moved around for few hours then not at all for days. After 4 days it was clearly dead. A good while passes so I tried 3 nerite snails. Two for bigger tank...
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    Nerite snails with damaged shell

    I noticed holes in shell of my snail. I didn't notice these when i got them on Wednesday but did see white damage like a scrape on one shell. Another snail in different tank also looks like opening in top of shell. I got 3 snails on Wednesday.
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    Floating plant for fast current & some splashes

    My frogbit has done terribly in both tanks. I do have quite a bit of flow along the surface & Aquaball filters really give a bit of splash too. My salvinia is even doing badly now. Any advice about a floating plant that doesn't mind a bit of swirl & splash? I just bought some giant Vallis for...
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    Eheim pickup 160 is WAY too much for 58L/16 G

    Oh wow. My filter broke in the 58L tank i have. I decided to buy Eheim pickup 160 as it's from 60L up. I thought the pickup 60 was possibly too small as it's max 60L. Well I just blew the heads of my enders! :rofl: :eek: even turning it down it was just a whirlpool machine. I had to swap it...
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    Forktail Blue-Eyed Rainbow Fish - it's happening!!

    It's finally happening. I can't believe it! I had some extra work come in so decided to make a purchase & cover the delivery fee. I've 10 Forktail Blue-Eyed Rainbow Fish coming this week for my 58L tank. Currently tank has 7 male endlers & some platy fry that will be going to the fish shop...
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    Egg Tumbler for Eggs layers

    Are these worth getting for egg layers? I keep saying I'll vac up eggs and don't want more fry but then eggs or fry appear and I feel too mean not trying to help survival.
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    Bronze Cory immediately ate eggs

    I just spotted some eggs on my glass and immediately the bronze cories came up to eat them. There's none left now on the glass. No time to get a fry/egg set up ready. I wonder should I?
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    Aquarium Kitchen Island

    Saw this in a self build FB group. As in build/extend your own home. All the comments are hilarious. Imagine the nightmare of water changes... Though you are close to the sink.
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    Cory just died. Worried about others. Hope someone can help.

    We looked at tank 8:30am. All seemed ok. Few mins later noticed very still, very pale looking Cory. I thought it was dead but it moved. I started setting up a hospital tank. The Cory was swimming erratically. Seemed to be twisting & turning. Then it died. By 9am. I don't know what happened...
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    My Platy fry

    I've 5 that were born in August, 4 from September, 3 from late Sept/early October, and another 3 this month too. The oldest 9 are from same dad that we never met as Mom arrived pregnant. The next 6 are from a dad I had in tank. I returned mom + dad to fish shop. I just can't be getting fry...
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    Bendy spine White Cloud Mountain Minnow

    I got this fish on Friday. It had a curved spine. I thought I'd wait a few days & see if it was injury & improving. I posted about it in another thread but I think this part of my post got lost. So posting seperately as I worried about other fish catching something. The tank is getting wormer &...
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    Arghhhh stocking error with WCMM

    Yesterday evening I picked up 10 White Cloud Mountain Minnows for my 127L/34G tank. I have just been so frickin focused on ph/gh challenge with stocking my tank that it never occurred to me to check temp. This morning I was reading up on the WCMM care guide & see they need Max 22 degrees...
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    Injured make cherry barb

    I've 10 Cherry Barb - 2 M & 8F. One male is bigger & has a section of the tank he's decided is his. There's plenty of chasing between the male's. I thought it was harmless but one has an injury on his head. He's still swimming normally chasing the other male and females. Hard to get pic as he's...
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    Filter set up advice

    I've a 127L/34G tank that's 36" x 12" x 18". Inside I've 2 x Eheim Aquaball 130, set to 3/4 or 1/2 output speed. One has the spray bar set high so it creates a waterfall & ripple. The other has the turbo output which acts like an air stone. It's pointed downward & towards the front. In the...
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    Temp query

    I'm thinking about the fish that will added to my new tank but also what I have planned for my older tank. I kept my heaters at 25C/77F because that's what they came set at. With ICH I raised temp in one tank & it's lowering now. My question is with a community tank do you aim for mid range of...
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    If I burn my tank will ich & worms survive

    I've just finished my 4th dose of wormer (NTL Anti-Fluke & Wormer). So that's a month of one a week doses followed by water change 24-48hrs later. Did these worms come from my fish? Do I need to keep using wormer & is it safe to do so when box says only 4 doses? Active Ingredients...
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    I purchased an injured Cherry Barb

    I got a Cherry Barb today (well I got several) & fish lady was struggling to catch them & kinda bashing net about. I think she injured one or she just gave me an injured one. It's swimming a bit tilted to it's good side and has a white area that looks injured. Swimming about lots but definitely...