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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. P

    Is this ick?

    Hey everyone! We just got our first aquarium! I’ve noticed the gourami is stressed out and had these white spots. It’s ick right? If it is should I be worried about knocking out my cycle when I treat? How should I avoid an ammonia spike ?
  8. April_ht

    70 Litre (18 Gallon) stocking

    I currently have a 70 litre (18.5 US Gallon) tank with dimensions of 58 x 30 x 40cm (23" x 11" x 15"). The temperature is kept unheated at around 18 Degrees Celsius (65 Degrees Fahrenheit) with a stocking of 6 Golden White Clouds and 3 Platy (2 female:1 male). According to AqAdvisor, the...
  9. Circus

    Bearded Dragon Tips for a Beginner?

    So, a coworkers (adult) daughter is getting rid of her bearded dragon (probably). She feels she isn't giving the animal the time and attention that it needs, and offered it to me (knowing I take good care of my animals). I am told she is currently alone in a 40 gallon tank (a 40 breeder I...
  10. April_ht

    Dead platy fish

    I used to have 9 platies (or platy) in a 70 litre tank with 2 Chinese Algae Eaters, sold as ‘Sucking catfish’. The two catfish and 4 of the platies were rehomed as there were too many males, leaving me with 3 females and 1 male. Soon after, I bought 6 (Golden) White Cloud Mountain Minnows as it...
  11. jessicarf00

    switching filter media?

    i have a hob filter which i have never changed the filter media in. i’ve been doing research and i’m wanting to switch the media to a sponge so i won’t need to buy new ones and so that my tannins won’t be filtered out. my question, however, is how? should i put the sponge in the filter, leave it...
  12. W

    self-doubting my cycling knowledge

    Hi all, this is my first time posting in any forum besides reddit and I always come to this site when searching for answers so why not finally sign up. Please be nice, I'm quite nervous haha. Currently I own a small cycled tank set up for my 3 year old amano shrimps from past tanks, I'm taking a...
  13. D

    Help! My glofish are dying and I can’t figure out why. :(

    I’m going to try to provide as much information as possible, so please bare with me. On March 26th I bought a Aqueon Neoglow Aquarium Kit Hexagon. It is an 8 gal. tank, I realized afterwards that the fish have to be in a tank of 10 gal. or more. My mom told me that we had to let the filter run...
  14. R84achey

    Online plant purchases

    Hi all so I started on the fish journey a month ago. I started with artificial plants however I’ve quickly decided I need real plants. I currently have 2 Java ferns, some duckweed and some Marimo moss balls. I have the Hugo kamishi fine glass gravel and therefore need plants that can grow...
  15. Dopatri

    Is my balloon molly pregnant?

    I bought my balloon molly roughly 4 weeks ago, however, this past week I’ve noticed she has more of a defined tummy than she did. Since I had her she did have a round belly but it does seem a little larger now. It also has a slight boxy look to it. It think it’s really hard to determine whether...
  16. M

    Gourami not eating

    I have a 60 gallon planted tank with a dwarf gourami, two opaline gouramis, a veil angel and 6 Von Rio flame tetras. I’ve had the gouramis and the angel for about two and half months without a problem, and the tetras were added 3 weeks ago and have been doing great. Then a week ago, my dwarf...
  17. P

    I don’t know what’s wrong with my Cory

    Hi I just purchased 6 panda Corys and for the most part 5 of them seemed pretty healthy. But one of them I noticed has a thin curvy line in its tail and anal fin. I had no idea what it was so right now I put it quarantined in another tank but I was hoping someone knew what it might be? The...
  18. Dopatri

    Is my guppy pregnant?

    Hi, I’m wondering if my female guppy is pregnant, she looks pregnant to me, but I could do with other people’s opinions. I’m just a bit skeptical because the previous female guppy I bought ended up dying 3 days after I got her. I was told she was pregnant from the store I got her but I’m pretty...
  19. M

    Stocking advice

    I seem to be getting such varied advice on whether it’s ‘fine’ to overstock a planted tank or not, would just like some honest opinions. I currently have a planted 36 gallon bow front cycling. Running an eheim 2213 and a whisper 40 HOB. According to AquAdvisor my original stock plan has me at...
  20. R84achey

    New to fish! Blonde needing help!

    Hi Everyone, I have just purchased a 2nd hand Juwel 180. I’ve always wanted a tank however I’m finding everything so confusing. I’m currently giving everything a good scrub as the internal ornaments are filthy. They’ve had them stored in the back garden in a bucket ?. I’m cleaning them with...