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  1. W

    My black mollies are sick

    Hi everyone! This is my first post here, thank you for reading. My black mollies seem to be having an ongoing health problem. I received a 64 liter (17 gallon) fish tank, it has been running for a couple of years. It was stocked with a black molly colony, a Chinese algae eater, a pair of yoyo...
  2. katienewbettakeeper

    Why is my ph always rising in my aquariums?

    So, I’ve noticed that my ph in my tanks is rising. My tap water is 7.5, and I do weekly 20 percent water changes. It’s not my substrate (fluval stratum, fluorite red, Caribsea sand, and aqua natural gold pearl gravel) the only hard scape I use is driftwood. All my tanks are over 6 months old, I...
  3. ella777

    Substrate is confusing.

    Hi, I have just got a 200l tank and I'm not sure what substrate to use. Some people say hydroton clay balls are best but others say the Seachem Fluorite is best. The tank I got comes with a ton of gravel which I would love to use but I'm not sure if it's good? I dont know the name of it as it...
  4. Beany81487

    Filter Media Confusion

    Hello all. I haven't been in the Aquatic hobby for long and as I'm doing my research I am getting hung up on filter media. Here's what I know so far... or what I think I know. Please feel free to constructively correct me. The order should be the following based on water flow pattern of...
  5. L

    ADVICE PLEASE! Should I add another loach to my tank?

    So, I recently started keeping fish. I purchased a kuhli loach impulsively (this was a mistake I know this). I'm doing what I can to provide him the best care possible. I only have the resources for a 10 gallon tank. I'm getting mixed advice, but I've heard kuhli loaches can do alright in a 10g...
  6. Koish

    Needing Zebra Danios Breeding Advice

    I'm planning on breeding some zebra danios, and I have found that most resources recommend putting a large clump of java moss (or really any free floating plant) in the breeding tank. Do I have to put the java moss in, or will they still breed without it? Are there any alternatives? Any help...
  7. K

    Pleco fell in hot water!

    Hello, I was deep cleaning my tank yesterday when I thought I had gotten all the decor out safely with my albino bristlenose pleco still in the tank. Turns out he was hiding in the decor still even after shaking it around and dunking it in and out of the water. So I used my shower to spray down...
  8. un-erasable pencil

    Pleco has redness on edge of fin

    Hi, I noticed my pleco having some redness on the edge of his fin. I'm not exactly sure why but I suspect my tiger barbs are nipping him. Otherwise he eats well and doesn't seem to be stressed but I was wondering in anyone knows what this could be and what I can do about it. In case anyone is...
  9. N

    CLAMPED BETTA FINS, LETHARGIC AND WHITE POOP PLZ ANY ADVICE IS HELPFUL

    My betta has been showing signs of clamped fins starting 3-4 days ago. He's active and eating well but I can't seem to pinpoint the issue. I got him April 8th of this year. GOING TO TREAT WITH PARACLEANSE VERY LETHARGIC AND WHITE POOP-SAME SYMPTOMS OF THE OTHER BETTA WHO DIED *****IMPORTANT TO...
  10. R

    Please help me identify this fish!

    Hello, i am new to the forum but i have to get some decent answers asap and figured a forum would be best! I recently placed an order on a website for fish. I TRIED to order 8 snails and 6 guppies. What i actually recieved was 8 snails and 3 mystery fish. I cant exactly ship them back and don't...
  11. J

    First 10Gal tank and had a couple fish die after only 2 days. Help!

    Hello, My roommate and me are new to all this. My roommate had got a male beta about 7 months ago and set up a 2 Gal tank for it. The ammonia spiked in that set up and ended up killing the beta. We then went and got a 10Gal tank. We let the tank cycle for a bit and after testing the water and...
  12. April_ht

    How to Catch Koi in a Pond?

    My koi fry have reached the age and size where they are able to be moved to my mud pond with a capacity of around 50,000 litres (is this able to hold 10-15 full-grown koi? No filtration, but planted with lillies and other plants and frequent rainfall with an average of around 200ml/month)...
  13. A

    Ongoing fish keeping problem

    Hello everyone! I am new to this community but not new to a tropical fish keeping forum. I’ve wanted to find a new community because quite frankly, I’m struggling and have lost the fish keeping mojo and was hoping I could find some help. Quick background. I have been keeping aquariums for...
  14. D

    White flim?

    Any idea what this is?? About 3 weeks ago 2 of my Otto fish died and a kinda white film on them but figured they were dead a few days before I noticed them (tank was heavily planted and they like to hide) did many water changes over the past few weeks. I JUST put the droft wood in maybe two days...
  15. 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...
  16. E

    Looking for thoughts on Beta fin rot

    Hello- I’ve got a pet smart half moon beta who’s almost about 3 years old. He has some fin rot that has failed to be treated by more frequent water changes, aquarium salt, or antibiotics (I did two rounds of metroplex as well as one of kanaplex, just to be sure I covered my bases). As of now...
  17. Z

    New betta and need advice, I think I'm going insane

    I unexpectedly acquired a beautiful little guy but I did not have the time to fully cycle the tank or do any real prep. It’s been a week and I’m not sure what’s going on in my tank and if it’s good/bad since I’ve got so many different answers online so I just want to clarify here. Here’s my...
  18. J

    Need Ideas for Stocking a 190L

    Currently have: x4 Dwarf Gouramis x4 Yoyo Loaches x1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco x1 German Blue Ram x1 Bolivian Ram and x1 Panda Angelfish who is going to be rehomed tomorrow Tank: 122cm x 36cm x 45cm = 190L Any suggestions are more than appreciated!
  19. artisebony

    Yeah I just bought a 32 Gallon Fluval Aquarium

    Salam I just bought it is should be here in a few days I only have access to commercial fish. What should I do? I have a Betta and some sad tetras (3) as they are schooling fish and I only have 3 at the moment. Where can I get some good fish I live in the Desert So I would like to stick to...
  20. April_ht

    New Substrate

    Hi again, I'm currently in the process of transferring to live plants and as such have purchased a new substrate (as well as plant fertiliser, ammonia test, new light & hardscape). I have bought a normal gravel substrate to mix with a plant substrate, more specifically Golden Tree Aqua Soil. I...
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