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    Food Dump

    Edit: It solved itself already haha. It's clear and stable again. No fish deaths or signs of trauma! Hi everyone. I have a 20 gallon tank with a few different breeds of fish in it. Yesterday while I was out of my room where I keep the tank, my 4 year old volunteered to feed the fish and dumped...
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    Betta in bottom

    A cycled tank will show no nitrites and nitrates. But so will an uncycled tank. So yes, according to tests if it's showing no nitrites, nitrates, or ammonia then the test will look fine, but that doesn't mean the water isn't still completely sterile. The way cycling works it for you to first get...
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    Betta in bottom

    There's no such thing as instant cycling. They'd make lots of money of that were true. It is possible to cycle with your fish in and have it survive, but it's not recommended at all. It's extremely inhumane. Cycling a tank requires adding a **** ton of nitrifying bacteria to the tank. You're...
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    Sponge filter crushed guppy

    The aragonite substrate is still a work in progress. I'm only adding a little bit every week since it was the only substrate added after I already had fish in it. I usually add it after a water change. The tank itself is 2.5 months old. I don't believe I explained it, but essentially I put...
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    Sponge filter crushed guppy

    Yeah that makes more sense. They weren't aggressive at first, but I did check a stocking calculator which explained the Betta problem. That's probably what happened, though I didn't see evidence of a fight on the fish.
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    Betta in bottom

    It's ammonia poisoning forr sure. Betta water only ensures the water is clean and chlorine free. It is not cycled water. Please take the Betta back to the store and cycle your tank first.
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    Sponge filter crushed guppy

    I currently have a 20 gallon. It's stocked with 9 harlequin rasboras (they've been there for a little over month), a male Betta (2 weeks), and as of this morning, 2 female guppies (not even a full 24 hours). The male guppy who accompanied the females was tragically crushed under the brand new...
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    It runs in the family

    I wouldn't know if it was cultural. I don't know very many African American fish keepers. Reptiles, sure. But definitely no one I can chat about fish keeping with. I've actually found that I have a lot in common with both of my parents though I didn't grow up with either. My dad and I are both...
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    It runs in the family

    Hi. I'm new to fishkeeping. I currently have 10 Harlequin Rasboras, and it's been stressful. I've had my tank about a month (my tank cycled really quickly due to a presence of nitrates being in my tank water, so it took off pretty quickly). The 4 remaining from the original batch of 6 I bought...
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    Aquarium Salt Dosing

    Hello. I have 4 Harlequin Rasboras. I had six originally (that was all the store had so don't @ me) but 2 died. I saw that one of the deceased had ick. I don't want the rest of the fish to get ick. So how do I dose aquarium salt to prevent that ick from spreading without resorting to ick x. I...
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    6 New Zebra Danios, 3 dead, one not swimming well

    Ok, so, there's no ammonia in the tank. If there was earlier, it's gone now. And it also turns out that my tap water actually does have a good amount of ammonia in it. At least .5 ppm. I just didn't see that cuz I used a strip test to test it and that test did not have an ammonia test.
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    6 New Zebra Danios, 3 dead, one not swimming well

    I added ammonia. The water change probably didn't cause the ammonia spike. But doing a 75% water change on the same day I got the fish probably did. While cycling, the ammonia levels peaked out at about 4.0ppm, nitrites got to I think 2ppm and nitrates got to 40ppm or more. Then it dropped. I...
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    6 New Zebra Danios, 3 dead, one not swimming well

    Yeah it was an extremely high pH, probably mixed with the high temp.
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    6 New Zebra Danios, 3 dead, one not swimming well

    I've returned the Danios. Currently I only have the Harlequin Rasboras, which are doing ok. 2 died, but I determined that to be due to an ammonia spike, which could have come from the large water change. The deaths were on 2 separate days over night. I bought the tank a few weeks ago and let...
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    Zebra Danios swim with nose to top

    At this point, they're a nice orange color. Am no longer concerned about the tank.
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    Zebra Danios swim with nose to top

    Look, I don't want to get stuck in he said she saids but I didn't just make this up. I have the harlequin Rasboras and they're doing fine. Besides some glass surfing they seem to be adjusting well. Still eating, they play around, they seem to be fine. It's been a bit under a day. I do...
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    Zebra Danios swim with nose to top

    Cool, but trying to help doesn't need to include assuming that I think this is easy and that I haven't put thought into what I've been doing. Yes, I'm new and I've made mistakes,but that doesn't mean that I'm not taking this seriously. I came for advice, not to be told that I've been scammed...
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    Zebra Danios swim with nose to top

    Well I didn't really come here to be told that I've been tricked into thinking fish keeping would be easy. Nor did I even say that. In fact everything I've read since I bought the tank has shown that it's complicated. I already took the Danios back. As for testing, I literally watched her test...
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    Zebra Danios swim with nose to top

    My tap water pH is neutral. I use main water, I live in the suburbs, but I already checked where I get water from. I did another small water change to cool it down a little more (it never budged from 78 degrees, but I got the temp down to 75 with this latest water change. The PH is now about...
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