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    Fish species that do well with infrequent feeding

    I have a 7 gallon, 12x12x12in cube (26 liter, 30x30x30cm cube) at my office that I'd like to get inhabitants for. I'm planning on having some shrimp in the tank. The tank is unheated, has a dirt-doped substrate, and will be well-planted. I was thinking it would be nice to get some fish for it...
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    Treating Columnaris

    I have 6 Bumblebee gobies (sold as Brachygobius xanthomelas, but they are not) I received about a week ago. I bought them off aquatic arts and they were shipped to me (first time I've done this). Today I noticed a cottony growth on one fish's eye while doing a water change. Another might be...
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    Cycled? What should I stock?

    I have a UNS 45S (6 gallons, 23 liters, 45x28x18cm) that I speed-cycled by seeding the tank with goop from an established filter. I added a few ppm of Ammonia about a week ago. Yesterday I tested the water and I got NH3 1-2 ppm, NO2 2 ppm, and NO3 10-20 ppm. I did a 50% water change. Today I...
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    Shellies in a real small tank

    I've had a UNS 45S for a couple years that I never got around to using/filling. The tank is small, 6 gal and 18 x 11 x 7 inches, but it's got a lot of bottom area (the "S" in "45S" stand for shallow). It's like a nano frag tank. I don't have a cover for it, and I'd rather not get a cover. This...
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    Dwarf Pike or Kuhli loaches

    I have a 20 gallon long with a male koi Betta, a female(?) Copella sp., and 7 Pristella tetra. I'd like to add some fish. My local fish store has an Orinoco dwarf pike for sale (Crenicichla sp. "Orinoco"). From what I've read these are similar to Crenicichla regani. They also have some Kuhli...
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    Coloration changes in Koi Betta

    I got a Koi Betta about 1.5 months ago. When I first got the betta it was predominantly white with the typical red, blue, pink koi pattern on top. In the time I've had the betta, it's coloring has changed significantly with the colored areas on the betta expanding. Now the whole tail-end of the...
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    Splash Tetra ID

    I picked up two "splash tetras" from my local fish store a day or two ago. They're currently a 20 gallon long. I got a bit of help IDing them. One (the darker one) is Copella sp., maybe natteri or arnoldi. The other (the pale one) is probably a juvenile Copeina guttata. Copeina guttata is...
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    Filter gallon ratings

    I have a Danner Ovation 380 internal filter on my 20 gallon long. The filter is rated at 100 gph which is suitable for up to a 25 gallon tank using the 4x volume turnover benchmark. In my own personal opinion, the flow from this filter seems pretty good. Better than some similar rated filters...
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    Keeping Apisto parents with fry

    I came home from a 3 week trip to find ~15 Apistrogramma bitaeniata fry in my 20 gallon long. Apparently the key to breeding these guys is to not change the water for three weeks. I've never raised fry before. The fry seem to be doing fine. I've begun feeding baby brine shrimp. The tank is...
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    Post your favorite native fish

    I've recently become really interested in native fish in aquariums (USA for me), especially the more unusual or colorful fish. Some of the more beautiful fish found in my state are Fundulus zebrinus, Etheostoma spectabile, and Etheostoma cragini. In the US in general, there are some real...
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    Nano riverine stocking suggestions

    I have a UNS 45S (17.7 x 11 x 7.1 in) which I've 'scaped as a stream with sand, rounded stones, and twigs. I plan on planting the tank with crypts in the Ultum soil (black soil in the photos). It will be unheated and filtered with a Eheim Classic 150 canister filter. The inflow and outflow of...
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    Shellie spitting pellets

    My male Neolamprologus brevis is spitting the sinking pellets I feed him. I've tried NLS 1mm pellets and Xtreme aquatic foods peewee 1.5 mm pellets. He spits both, but I think he eats one or two NLS every once and a while. He eats flake and Hikari micro wafers. I'm assuming that the pellets...
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    Oddballs that can live in Tanganyikan water

    Hi, I have a single male Neolamprologus brevis in a 10 gal set up to be a shell-dweller species tank. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a female or two for him. In the mean time, I think he would benefit from having tankmates. The only problem is finding something that could work! I...
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    Help with changing water chemistry

    I've been having some trouble matching the water chemistry of Lake Tanganyika. For reference my tap water is 7.8 pH with gH = 4 deg. I've successfully been raising the gH to 11-12ish. The tank has play sand, a bit of crushed coral, and 12ish snail shells. I've also been adding Equilibrium to...
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    Shell-dwellers

    My 10 gallon Shelldweller species tank. The tank has been set up for 3ish weeks. I cycled with Dr. Tim's Ammonia Chloride. According to the water reading, it's nearly ready for fish. The current water params are, pH: 8.0 gH: 12 dH Ammonia: 0-0.25 ppm (I have trouble telling if there is no...
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    Ways to get rid of home-bred fish

    I've been into aquariums in on and off for a long time, but I've never actually bred any. Recently, I've become interested in breeding fish. In particular, I'd like to try to breed every type of fish I've ever owned. This is the list (for my book-keeping purposes, and if anyone is interested)...
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