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  1. orangefish

    Fin Rot?

    I noticed yesterday that some of my fish had jagged tails which were white at the end. I put aquarium salt and a fin rot treatment in anyway, but I was wondering if someone could tell me if this is definitely fin rot or not? Thanks
  2. orangefish

    Leeches In Tank

    Was changing my substrate large gravel substrate today when I noticed tiny little black 'leech-like' things in the bottom of my bucket after vacuuming. They are black, move like leeched, and about 0.5cm long. There were quite a few of them sticking to the bottom of the bucket after I emptied the...
  3. orangefish

    Serious Illness Been Going On For 6 Months

    I have had a problem in my 120L tank for around 6 months now, and have been unable to cure it even through lots of advice on here and from various fish shops, so I'm hoping to get some more advice now. There have been around 10-15 deaths as a result and I fear the death of all of my fish. The...
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    Salt Bath For Dying Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid

    Is it worth doing a 15 minute salt bath for my cockatoo dwarf cichlid? He is very lathargic, hasn't been eating and is sat on the bottom all the time. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong with him but I have had an outbreak of an unknown disease in my tank recently that has killed several of...
  5. orangefish

    Could Bogwood Cause High Nitrates?

    I have had a problem of high nitrates for the last month of so (50-100mg/l), and cannot find the root cause of it. Is it possible that bogwood could cause it as I know that it rots over a long period of time? Thanks
  6. orangefish

    Extremely High Nitrates!

    After several deaths, I have taken a water sample to my LFS to be tested. They said that my nitrates are extremely high (between 50-80) and that I should buy some kind of live bacteria that I empty into the tank that will eliminate the nitrates quickly. I bought that bacteria and used it 3 days...
  7. orangefish

    Help, Platy With Dropsy!?

    I have recently had a sick guppy which died from unknown reasons, and my platy has just come down with the same symptoms. I am almost certain that it is dropsy, as her stomach is bloated in a very irregular shape, her scales are protruding outwards underneath, and she is regularly siting on the...
  8. orangefish

    Advice For Breeding Cockatto Dwarf Cichlids (Apistogramma Cactoides)

    As the title says, it would be helpful for people that have bred them in the past to give hints and tips that might encourage them to breed? I have a cave as I read they breed in this. The water temperature is about 25/26'C and I have 1M and 1F that I have had for about 2 or 3 months. Any advice...
  9. orangefish

    Help Needed Please!

    I have just lost a guppy to this same problem, and my platy now has the same symptoms! The guppy and platy had/have rapid breathing, sitting at the bottom pracically all the time, eating little, fins clamped, and the guppy had a small amount of fin damage on her tail. The guppy was like this for...
  10. orangefish

    Danio Is Dying

    My leopard danio is lying on the bottom all the time, led on his side and not moving any fins. Occasionally he will suddenly do a frantic swim sideways and crash into the ground. I thought it was swimbladder diease as all the symptoms match up and have treated for this with interpret and...
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  12. orangefish

    Guppy Sat At The Bottom

    My female guppy who is currently 1 week pregnant is sitting at the bottom a lot and has been for the last 2 days. She is normally a very active, inquisitive fish but she is not coming up to the top for food (she is very greedy) and just waiting for it to fall down in front of her. She is also...
  13. orangefish

    Guppy Sat At The Bottom

    My female guppy who is currently 1 week pregnant is sitting at the bottom a lot and has been for the last 2 days. She is normally a very active, inquisitive fish but she is not coming up to the top for food (she is very greedy) and just waiting for it to fall down in front of her. She is also...
  14. orangefish

    My Cat Has Fiv

    I just found out that my cat of 10years has Feline AIDS :( She's been showing all the symptoms of weight loss, dermatisus, appetite loss and fever, and we think she's had it for several years. I have 3 other cats living in the house with her. Does anyone else's cat have FIV so they could give...
  15. orangefish

    Having Trouble Keeping Pygmy Cory's

    I have had 4 pygmy cory's in the last year and only 1 of them has survived, and they all appear to be mysterious deaths as there is no signs of illness and my water stats didn't appear out of place. I don't really get any deaths from the other fish in my tank either (touch wood!). Are pymgy...
  16. orangefish

    Heating A Tank With Fry In

    I have a 15L tank with guppy fry in at the moment. It doesn't have a filter as the sucktion is too much for the fry, but I do regular water changes instead. It doesn't have a heater either as the water is kept at rooom temperature which is around 20-22'C approx. About a week ago I found 5 platy...
  17. orangefish

    Is My Glowlight Danio Pregnant?

    I am having trouble getting a photo because they are so quick! I have only had pregnant livebearers before, so don't know what the shape of an egglayer is meant to be like :L I have noticed today that 1 of my glowlight danios stomachs is dipping a lot more underneath at the front than the other...
  18. orangefish

    What Size Heater For A 15L Fry Tank?

    I have a 15L fry tank with guppys and platys in at the moment, and it currently has no heater. However, I realise I should get one for it- especially as I may breed cichlids in the future. What size heater would people recommend for this size tank? What brands would people recommend? Where is...
  19. orangefish

    Male Platy Not Interested In Breeding

    I have 2 male platys and 2 female platys, which I've had from large fry/juveniles. I would guess the 2 females and 1 male are around 6 months old (both females are pregnant and 1 had given birth before). This male chases my females all day, and I presume it is him that is impregnating my...
  20. orangefish

    My New Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlids

    Female Male I bought them as a breeding pair, and I'm hoping that in the future they will breed although they are not staying together at all at the moment!
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