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  1. F

    Fishless cycling help

    Hello! I started my fishless cycling process about 2 weeks ago. I added the right amount of Dr Tims ammonia to my 8G tank. I’m also adding nitrifying bacteria every so often too. The ammonia reading is about 3.0ppm and my nitrite is around 2.0ppm . Does this mean the cycling is working? And if...
  2. J

    My Cory’s gills are looking a bit pink and I’m afraid the betta may be picking on him.

    I’m relatively new to owning fish. I’ve done lots of research and I asked the people at my local pet store about what fish are suitable to live with a betta in a 10 gallon. I got one cory as was recommended for my tank size, three baby African dwarf frogs, four or five ghost shrimp, and one male...
  3. H

    Egg like sack hanging on black molly.

    Hey guys! First time poster here. I have not been able to find any info on this issue so I created an account in the hopes of someone helping me or at least informing me on what this issue is so I can avoid it happening again. Little backstory: my apartment building cought on fire and I had to...
  4. R

    New to aquarium keeping, looking for advice

    Now I know from my posts before you could clearly tell I was very new, anyways I am currently looking for advice to fish keeping, how to keep params in check, water change advice, med advice, light advice, and more anything is helpful! I might also talk about questions about fish in my...
  5. F

    Filter Intake Tube Level

    Hi!! Just wondering if anybody may be able to send over some advice regarding my new filter. The intake tube (the part inside the tank that sucks up the water) is not as far down as my old filter was. My tank is vertical, hexagon shape not square so it’s tall! It’s an aqua clear filter, I’m...
  6. Dopatri

    Guppy still pregnant after giving birth?

    My Guppy gave birth to 6 fry around a week ago. The fry are doing very well and all have survived so far. But I swear my guppy is still pregnant! Is this a normal thing for Guppies? She still has a round belly and I swear I can see some fry in there if I look closely near her gravid spot. You...
  7. 1

    Help my bristlenose pleco has developed a red lump

    First time posting. While changing my water I noticed my pleco has developed a large red lump on his side. He's still eating fine and moving around the tank. I've not been able to find other examples so I need to know the best course of action. I have a isolation tank I can fill up if needed.
  8. R84achey

    Advice with shop stocking suggestions.

    So attached is my local store’s reccomendations for my tank. Opinions?
  9. R84achey

    Gravel help!!!

    Hi Guys & Gals, So my gravel has arrived it’s been thoroughly rinsed. However I have only added 15kg so far and to me it looks like enough. However when checking the calculators etc it’s saying I need at least 25kg? What do you think? Should I open the other bag or is it enough? Ignore the...
  10. Lilputian

    Two male black Mollies in a 5 gallon, I really want to liven the tank up

    Hello! I’m super new to fish keeping and did the bad newcomer thing and bought a tank that fit my space and then put whatever fish was pretty into it. The three guppies got too stressed out and died, so now I have the two male black mollies left (happy I think). I’ve read that they should be in...
  11. B

    Help me identify my fish

    Hi there I have had this fish for 1 month or 2 in a 125 gallon tank It was sold as a green severum but I am not to sure he shot up in size I mean like 3 inches in the 2 month is always with the jack dempsy he might not have gained his colour yet I dont have muc experience with severums I was...
  12. Juliak

    Ich Medication safe for peacock eel and kuhli loaches

    Hi, I have a 55 gallon planted aquarium that has been set up for about two years now, I recently bought new kuhli loaches for my LFS and unfortunately didn't quarantine them.??‍♀️ I now have ich and it is starting to spread among my other fish... here is my stocking: 55 gallon planted: 3...
  13. B

    BRAND NEW! HELP!

    Hey! I've always wanted a tropical fish tank, i want to do it properly though, i've looked into keeping tropical fish and have reserached some basics but i need help with whats the best tank to get, which water testing products are best, which fish go with which, heating in the tank, all the...
  14. J

    Setting up new 55 gallon. Would like advice/opinions

    Hello, this is my 1st post. Let me say I am not a total newbie but it has been 20+ years since I have had anything bigger than a 10 gallon. Have had a 150 gallon in the past for a few years. I will be getting the rest of the new filter and new substrate (play sand most likely, but open to...
  15. D

    Fin Nipping or Fin Rot on my guppy

    Hello, i am looking for some advice. I have noticed my male guppy has a few marks on his tail. Like a silvery whitish patch here and there. Is this fin rot, fin nipping or something else? Currently i have only 4 male guppies together in the tank. I don't want to dose him if not necessary with...
  16. S

    Can't on decide a species to get

    I have had a few cichlids in the past. They all sadly passed away. I have learned a lot more now and still have a lot of food left from then. Namely tetrabit, tetra algae pro wafers and bloodworms. I was planning on donating the food , but then quarantine happened and I decided to give the...
  17. R

    White Spot on Betta

    Hello all, I am a bit worried about a white spot I spotted on one of our little guy’s scales. Any idea what it could be? I’m worried it could be the start of ick but worry about starting treatment without knowing the cause. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
  18. L

    Sick fish?

    Hi all, I have a 20 gallon tank with 5 Tetras, a couple catfish, a pea puffer, 2 loaches and a pleco. One of my tetras has started to swim back and forth while moving it’s tail rapidly in an almost vertical position. At first I thought it was bloat or swim bladder issue so I didn’t feed for a...
  19. S

    Red-bellied Piranhas

    Hello, Wanting some advice on keeping these fish! How big a tank would you recommend? Looking at a minimum of 120l .. online advice seems to be conflicting!! Have read up around them quite a lot, however any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you
  20. ElizabethFrancine

    Replacing a tank

    I currently have a 20 gallon tall tank, that I’m looking to replace with a larger tank. I’m trying to figure out the best way to switch them, but I’m getting conflicting advice. My problem is that the new tank needs to go exactly where my current tank is. I’m wondering if it would be possible...
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