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    Rotting plant in 3gal tank?

    A picture of the tank overall: Just set it up four days ago kinda as a reward for surviving the school's finals week (+ some extra money for new year) The substrate is half-gravel and half-soil; soil went in first and I covered it with gravel because I ran out of soil.
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    Rotting plant in 3gal tank?

    Hello all, I have this plant that appears to be rotting (the one with thin leaves, some sort of vallisneria), can anyone please help? So far, it is the only plant in my tank that seems to be rotting. Water temperature = 23 degrees Celsius, 3 gallon, no stock so far, filtered + heat with no...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    It's around 20 goldfish out of ~60 gallons (1 out of 3 gallons), but I don't think that's enough space either... That's what the previous seniors left for me before they graduate, though I'm still trying to apply for another tank of similar size (but the fee is stuck because the school budget...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    Just to clarify -- the problems happened in a 55-gallon school tank. I use the 10-gal for myself. And no, my name is not listed in the photo. Those people designed the ceramic decor. This is an old photo from two months ago, but there still aren't many decorations now because school budgets...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    I totally understand the necessity of euthanizing fish, and I’ve done it once to a danio with a bent spine and another with a swim bladder disease that I've failed to cure. I really hope that I can find alternative solutions other than to kill it as I could be underestimating how much a pleco...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    Will it be better if I just add more food into the tank (throw the pellets into different corners) as long as there won’t be leftovers? The strange thing is, whenever I throw two 0.5” radius of algae wafers into the tank, it literally disappears after a few hours. I’ve been dosing that amount...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    The problem is that it doesn’t have an appetite at all… The aquarium base is 1.2 meters squared — which, granted, is small. Do note that these two fish has been with each other for over a year and they’ve both lived until now.
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    As a matter of fact, I just stuck an algae disc (Hikari ones) and the fish is not eating it. Boiled-in-the-water-for-one-minute cucumbers didn’t work as well. Could it still be traumatized or something? It was literally fine Tuesday morning (gmt+8) and when I checked that afternoon (I.e. less...
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    Pleco Not Eating after Head Injury

    Hello all, I have this pleco that stopped eating after it injured its head. It seems to be starving and stuck to the side ever since -- not going back to the aquarium floor. I dropped Hikari sinking tablets but it didn't went for it. It just kept sticking onto the glass. It could have...
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    Milky White Water

    Hello, The water in my school's tank recently became milky white, as such: Water parameters: Nitrite & Nitrate: close to 0 ppm Temperature: 25 degrees C pH: 6.5 (usual ~7) kH: 50 (mg/L) gH: 90 (mg/L) It became like this all of a sudden. The tank water was clear for a month. The recent...
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    Emergency: Canister Filter Leaking from Water Inlet

    Hi, I urgently need help with my canister filter (up aqua aex 450): the filter is leaking. The leak only occurred where the water goes into the filter (where the water goes into the canister). There are no leaks anywhere else. Can anyone please tell me how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
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    Snail Identification/Removal?

    Can anyone tell me what types of snails are these? Suspect that they hitchhiked into my tank through the plants. I have no problems with them. However, there has been a recent ammonia spike. I suspect that the snails (I had no clues if they are still alive or not) have something to do with it...
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    Algae Identification/Help?

    This thing grew in my tank. Can anyone please tell me what it is, what caused it, and how to remove it? Parameters (API five-in-one test kit): 26-28 degC pH 6.3-6.5 nitrate ~15 mg/L; nitrite ~0.2 mg/L carbonate hardness ~40 mg/L general hardness ~100 mg/L water change: 50% per week* *I was...
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    Plecos keep dying

    @Essjay @Bruce Leyland-Jones @Jan Cavalieri I apologize for the late/long reply but I was shortly unavailable Around 50% per week I've done it once and those danios tried to jump out the next day (one actually did so I'm kinda traumatized while doing that). I'll test it out if vacuuming the...
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    Plecos keep dying

    I am going to vacuum the gravel next time I do a water change i.e., one week later. I really couldn't do it right now since I just did a water change a few hours ago and I don't want to disturb them fish again (I really ain't good at vacuuming). I already reduced the food but nitrite's still...
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    How long is the danio going to live after this incident?

    Yes, I like almond milk. Sugarless. Probably the fish doesn't like it as well. Maybe he didn't inhale too much since he's not in the mug for that long. He isn't swimming too much but I guess it's because he's hiding in one of the decorations -- hopefully, he's just in shock. I'm not sure if...
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    Plecos keep dying

    I don't have an ammonia test strip. Nitrite's just about 0.5 mg/L. Still trying to make it go down. Any suggestions of how can I do so? The local pet owner only mentioned doing more water changes.
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    Stocking advice?

    @Essjay sorry but I don't think so as my table's mostly full and I don't have additional spaces for a new one. The base is 21.5 by 11 inches (the area inside the glass) so I don't hope it's too bad. What will be some, then?
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    Plecos keep dying

    I put this thread here as Wikipedia says that bristlenose catfish and bristlenose plecos are the same things but I'm used to calling them by the first. I used to have three bristlenose catfish in a 10-gallon tank (yes it's kinda tight but they're fine for around 1 1/2 months). I travelled...
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    Stocking advice?

    Hello, I have a 10-gallon tank. There's plenty of live plants (though I'm currently fixing the algae on it), six danios, and a bristlenose catfish (around 1 1/2 inch). Is this understocked or overstocked? If it's understocked (which most likely it's not), can anyone recommend me some...
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