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  1. Snagrio

    "Gray crust" on angelfish. Columnaris? Cotton wool disease? Treatment options?

    I've had a group of angelfish for a little under a month. They went through quarantine just fine but within the past couple days I noticed a gray sheen on a couple of their bodies. Wasn't sure what it was but now it's developed into a full crusty growth, and I'm not sure what it is. To make...
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    My tank is doomed...

    Despite all my efforts, all my quarantining, all my careful planning, ich got into my main 125 gallon tank. It's full of snails and live plants so I can't use any sort of medication so I started cranking up the heat and basically have to pray that my months of work and hundreds of dollars worth...
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    Any ideas on what strain this guppy is?

    Upfront, I know these pics aren't the best but all I have is a mediocre phone camera that doesn't track moving objects well before I get any "Post better pictures" comments. Anyway, this guy ended up in my tank as a stowaway when I bought a couple mystery snails. Yhey were in a tank with tons...
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    Just when you thought their lives couldn't get any more miserable...

    I didn't grab a picture as I was in a hurry, but in one of my local PetSmarts they apparently updated the infamous "betta cup" section, for the worse. Now each individual betta has an extremely bright LED light beaming almost point blank over their heads. So bright to the point you can...
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    Ever been tempted to "bend the rules" a little?

    You know, add fish that don't fit compatibility-wise one way or another and generally isn't a good idea but you want to throw caution to the wind for once anyway. I'm feeling that way with discus. Kind of want to just get one or two and put them in my 125 gallon community. Except there's a...
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    When you realize these fish are commonly sold in everyday pet stores...

    I've always heard about and seen how big some fish you see all the time in pet stores can get, but this image of some iridescent sharks (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) from a public Japanese aquarium in particular sent a chill down my spine.
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    This is why learning scientific names is important...

    I've been delving more intricately into just what specific hatchet fish I have, and they are not Gasteropelecus sternicla as I initially thought. Apparently there are what seems to be 4-5 different species that all share the name of "common" and "silver" and image searching only makes things...
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    My luck finally ran out (ich)

    For the past couple months I've been quarantining every new batch of fish I get in for my main tank and have been problem-free, but this final batch dealt me a bad hand with the hatchets I just bought yesterday. Note the one in the middle with the white dots. 99% sure that's ich. I bought...
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    Any idea on what type of Amazon sword this is?

    I apologize in advance if the pic isn't detailed enough, but it's at the back of the tank behind several other objects so it was the best I could get. I've had this AS for about a few months now. Put a multiple root tabs around it as I've heard they are nutrient hogs and it's growing fine as...
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    I have my prize!

    I GOT THEM. My LFS finally had farowellas in stock again after I saw the one over a month ago. I picked up two. I also got 18 silver hatchets. Though sadly it's already 17 as one was in death throws when it went in the tank and passed about an hour later. Though the guy who bagged them for...
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    When you try to fix one problem only to make more in the process...

    Got a new, actually fitting lid for my 10 gallon quarantine setup. First mistake was not attaching the handle to the EDGE of the glass and instead put it right in the middle like an idiot. Also, because the hinge is right in the middle I constantly bump the hood/light every time I open the...
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    Apistogramma Trifasciata gender discrepancy issues

    Few weeks ago I bought a trio of A. Trifasciata thinking it was a male and two females. Later on it started to look like just one female. Until finally it turned out to be ALL males. They've since moved out of QT and even in a system of 125 gallons there's evident issues. Two constantly cower on...
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    Baby bristlenose pleco?

    Was looking over my setup and I noticed this tiny little fish clinging to the back of the tank wall. Can't really be anything else as there's no other suckermouth fish in the tank except the male and female BNs. Definitely explains why the male's been digging so much... Haven't seen any other...
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    At last, after weeks of searching

    After yet another fruitless search yesterday, I was out again today and decided to try the PetSmart across the road from my usual haunt just for kicks. Don't usually go there but figured hey I was already back in the area so might as well look just to leave no stones unturned. To my utter...
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    BNP woes and cave questions

    So I have a big male albino bristlenose that's been a real pain in the neck lately. Constantly digging through the sand to get underneath a large dragon stone. Not only does that make a mess with getting sand everywhere, but there's the danger of the rock shifting at some point and crushing the...
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    New fish, but in a bit of a conumdrum...

    So, I went to replace the neon tetra I lost last week and I got another 7 since it's best to get new neons in groups, and they had the apistogrammas I was wanting (both Borelli and Panduro) but for both all they had was males so I decided to get a trio of A. Trifasciata that appeared to be a...
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    That's it, I give up regarding PH

    For the past few weeks I've been doing a wild goose chase regarding my tank's PH. Initially though some backyard rocks were messing up the PH and raising it higher than what the source was (7.5 to 8.0-8.2), but then I tested my QT tank last night and it ALSO read around 8.0, which didn't make...
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    Two new mystery snails and, two stowaways?

    So this time I was prepared properly and got a couple snails after the filter intake sponge guards were added, but apparently two extras came along for the ride that I didn't notice till I got home. One is very obviously a baby guppy (the snails were in a tank full of them). Wasn't really...
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    10 gallon quarantine tank questions

    For the first time, I'm going to set up a quarantine tank as I really do not want to introduce anything nasty to the 125 system I'm labored so much over, especially with live plants and snails involved. I have a general idea of what to do; I have a bunch of extra HOBs lying around, there's an...
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    Weird smell coming from soaking spider wood?

    Got a couple pieces of spiderwood soaking in a bucket for the past several days (change out the water daily) and have noticed they're starting to give off this strange smell, almost like peas or green beans. I've soaked mopani wood before and it never gave off that kind of smell, so is that just...
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