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    Fin, body, and mouth issues

    I have definitely waited a while to do a water change. After having done one I had about 50%, the readings were zero ammonia zero nitrite five nitrate. There was however a bunch of organic matter that I ended up removing so Water Quality was an issue but unfortunately it’s not a parameter that I...
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    Fin, body, and mouth issues

    Attached are the relevant images. Multiple rainbows have fin rot and mouth growths; one has a body lesion. I’m looking for an id and relevant treatment, please. My searches keep including melafix, so I’m not trusting the responses I find through them. Please and thank you!
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    Sexing German Rams

    That makes sense. Unfortunately, I could not accommodate a selection process; choosing the gender seemed to be the best bet. I initially had a female gold with him, but she passed away within days of getting her. I'll keep monitoring the situation as things have quieted down a bit. I'm loathe...
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    Sexing German Rams

    I have a gold and a blue variant. Here are the pictures. I apologize for not getting a picture of the full dorsal fin, but he only let loose when facing me. The blue ram is new and getting bullied so I can't get better pictures. Thanks for the help!
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    Hikari Algae Wafers left uneaten overnight

    Yup. I was close to 10k posts my senior year of high school (2005). The servers also changed or what have you, so the post counts are off as well. Coming back so many years later... I just got my first "liked" award today. B-)
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    Hikari Algae Wafers left uneaten overnight

    I can absolutely understand that; I assumed that the fish meal being the main ingredient would have made it edible enough. My yoyo loaches tend not to have a problem with them in the other tank; I assume they have a more varied palette... Thanks!
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    Hikari Algae Wafers left uneaten overnight

    I dropped in a 1/4 wafer into the tank right before turning of the ambient light. The tank has 6 pygmy corydoras, 2 kuhli loaches (trying to get more, I know, I know), and 4 otocinclus. As the main ingredients are perfectly fine for the non algae-eaters, I assumed this would be gone by...
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    Chances of hands-off breeding success for pseudomugil gertrudae

    I just purchased a group of six yesterday, and they are rather amazing. The rather short lifespan is quite a downside, so I was wondering what the likelihood is of fry surviving to adulthood with: heavy plants floating and grounded mops golden pearls 5-50 micron, one type of smaller food (e.g...
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    Potential Ich; Trying to Determine If and How to Treat

    Multiple fish have been flicking including my yo-yo loaches. The cherry barb that died had a few spots on it, as had the female ram that was the first to die.
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    Potential Ich; Trying to Determine If and How to Treat

    Thanks for the information. I've definitely come across most of this in my research. I've essentially done everything you'd suggested save vacuuming the substrate as it is sand. Specifically: 87-88F with water changes, dropping to 86F with malachite green, dropping to 84F with 50% wc over the...
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    Potential Ich; Trying to Determine If and How to Treat

    Update: It definitely was ich. 88F for several days and water changes didn't work. I dropped the temperature once fish were gasping at the top. It's at 84F with two other fish at the top. Readings are still 0/0/5 with plenty of aeration. I'm using half the dosage of the API ick cure for a...
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    Potential Ich; Trying to Determine If and How to Treat

    Thanks. I’ll give it a shot. It’s at 84 now; I’ll raise it a bit tomorrow morning.
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    Potential Ich; Trying to Determine If and How to Treat

    I set up a new 55 gallon tank with established media. It had several fish for a week without an increase in any of the pertinent levels. Yesterday I added a few fish that I purchased (I do not have a quarantine tank) and although every new fish seems fine, one of my older cherry barbs flicked...
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    Looking for ideas for trickle feeding frozen baby brine shrimp

    To fish. I had glowlights and x-rays that appreciate it.
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    Looking for ideas for trickle feeding frozen baby brine shrimp

    I find that the shrimp sink too fast when I pipette them in. Any ideas for creating a container or other such system for there to be a slow (either sporadic or steady) dump of shrimp? I tried cling wrap with holes poked in it, but that seemed to be a failure. I assume a brine shrimp net would...
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    X-ray tetra only eating baby brine shrimp

    I only wait a maximum of 1 full day as a fast. As he is undersized, I don't want him to go without food for too long.
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    X-ray tetra only eating baby brine shrimp

    I've had three x-rays in my 5.5 gallon tank for over a month now. The other two were pretty good about eating flake and dried food, but one (the rather visible runt) refuses to eat anything but baby brine shrimp. So far I have tried: fasting him, frozen bloodworms, betta flake food (small...
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    Free Cobra Male Endler/Guppy in Atlanta

    Hi All! I have a cobra endler-guppy (probably a hybrid) who is in excellent condition. He keeps herding my neon tetras due to his competition instincts. He also has three female guppes who he courts, but his order of operations is: Eat > chase neons > breed. So... I would like to give him to...
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    Converting to sand; worried about filter clogs

    I do have floss, so that sounds like a good idea. Is it very effective at catching sand, though? The bottle also sounds like an interesting solution, but if I stir the sand to release the anaerobic pockets, would that potentially skirt the bottle?
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    Converting to sand; worried about filter clogs

    I have a HOB filter in my 10 gallon tank, and the intake sits rather low (even without the extension pipe). I want to convert from gravel to sand. I have owned tanks with sand in the past, but I guess I had good luck in terms of clogging and HOB breakdowns from sand. Long story short, I am...
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