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  1. bettabbypearl

    Betta Fish With A Torn Fin, Help Needed!!

    Hi, I'm new to fish keeping, I have one Betta fish, I've had him since July. I keep him in a heated, filtered, planted, 10 gallon tank. He's a Dumbo Halfmoon, so he has pretty big fins, and up until now they've been healthy and growing really well. Tonight I noticed a fairly large tear on his...
  2. N

    Newbie - c.80-90cm wide/c.125 L tank suggestions, setup and general advice (upgrading from 19L)

    I’m a newbie who was gifted a small Fluval Spec 19L tank (″ (W 52 x D 19 x H 30 cm, for reference) with 5 armano shrimp and a few fish (not sure what they are!) about 4-5 months ago. I have some tap safe and water cleaner, and have been doing 10-15% water changes every 7-14 days. I'm in London...
  3. C

    Honey Gourami pale and lethargic with lump on his side? Please help :(

    My honey gourami is pale and lethargic please help :(. I’ve had him for a week and he’s always had this pale color and was never very active. However, recently he can’t swim and whenever he does he seems to sink back down. He just lays on his side or on plants. What can I do? (Water parameters...
  4. Ingrid

    Guppy advice

    Does anyone have advice that I need to know to keep guppies ?
  5. R

    Am I about to get babies?(Blue Acara breeding behavior)

    Hi everyone, I adopted these two 10 cm (4"), and 8 cm(3") Electric Blue Acaras from a guy online that said: "-They are 1 year and something". I want to know if I really got a male and a female, and if they are about to breed I'd love to have some babies; I got the two that were together...
  6. Ingrid

    Advice wanted!

    Hi we are thinking of going on holiday in a few weeks and so we are wondering whether it would be all right to leave the fish for a week and what should we do before we leave so they survive. We at the moment have 6 platys. All advice is welcome thanks
  7. M

    Apistogramma Agassizzii advice.....

    Hi everyone, this is my first post even tho I’ve been getting great info here for months. I have a heavily planted 32.5 gallon community tank. Until last week I had a very close pair of Apsito Agassizzii. Unfortunately the female turned on the male and he died from stress related issues. She is...
  8. Ingrid

    Advice needed

    We are about to get our first fish and so do any of you have a list of jobs to do I would need to do every day ,week and month in order to maintain a healthy tropical fish tank . Any advice or tips are welcome thank for your help
  9. F

    Lethargic limp male platy

    I’m totally winging my aquarium and as you will quickly find out, I have no idea what I’m doing. Tank size: 20+, I inherited the tank as a thank you for helping a friend move pH: maybe 7.8? I don’t really understand how I’m supposed to read the indicator ammonia: <0.02ppm nitrite: no idea...
  10. Corydoras_Catwoman

    Stocking 60 gallon! Oddball fish advice needed

    I will be getting my new 60 gallon Aquarium (230L) in the next couple of months, and i'm speculating on stocking. I'm moving the fish from my 20 gallon community to the 60, as i don't have room for both tanks...so I'm relatively restricted on what I can have. The stocking currently: 2 honey...
  11. R

    Looking For Sand Sifting Fish Under 4 Inches (10cm)

    Hello everyone, Currently I have in my planted 50g 9 bronze corydoras. 3 marbled crayfish 15 ramshorn snails 15 tiger barbs (Plan to have a pair for Electric blue Acaras) From those the only ones I see are the snails and barbs, so I want to re-home the corys... I'm looking for a fish that...
  12. J

    Stocking 125L tank

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but have had various fish tank setups over the years & was looking for a few opinions on the stocking of my Juwel 125L tank. After finding the tank in my loft and excitedly deciding to set one up again, my first thought was that I hated maintaining the huge...
  13. E

    Tropica Plant Growth System 60 Kit

    Hi, Anyone know if this kit is any good? http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/tropica-plant-growth-system-60 I've got it for a 5 gal. Thanks!
  14. E

    Regarding Rotala acrandra and Hygrophila 'araguaia'

    Hi guys, I recently used some aquarium solvent, clay root tabs (clay balls with nutrients), and some rocks to plant the flora named in the title onto the rocks. Does anyone have any experience regarding growing these? I am using CO2 and high light levels. Thanks in advance!
  15. Corydoras_Catwoman

    Tropical fish for a 20 gallon?

    Hi, I have been doing research on fish for many years and have kept freshwater tanks for ever. This is my first time setting up a tropical tank and I’m struggling to find small ‘feature fish’ for my 20 gallon high. Just a note: I’m definitely going to keep some guppies, neon tetras and...
  16. E

    55 Gallon Stocking

    Hello, Just wanted to get some opinions on my stocking for a planted 55gal: 2 x German Blue Ram 5 x Pentazona Barb 6 x Silver Hatchetfish 8 x Cardinal Tetra 6 x Bronze Cory 6 x Adolfoi Cory And then if this goes well and I want more, I'll probably get a pair of Golden Rams. Thoughts?
  17. ukdamon

    Personal Website

    As a lover of fish keeping and photography, I love taking photos of my fish, shrimp and frogs. So as a bit of fun, I have created my own website called 'Soggy Friends'. The site is still fairly new and I still need to do some work on it, but I thought i'd share it with you. www.soggyfriends.com
  18. ukdamon

    New Nano Shrimp Tank Setup

    Hello I presently have a community freshwater aquarium doing really well. I want to get a small nano aquarium for shrimp. I would like some advice. Do I cycle the new nano tank from scratch, or can I had material,water or media from my current tank to help with the cycle process? Damon
  19. F

    New To Plants, Want Advice

    I'm new to plants, (other than moss/moss balls) and I am adding a java fern and an Anubis (which comes pre rooted to a piece of driftwood,) and java moss and wanted some advice on how to make sure the plants thrive I a new environment, and how to get the java fern to root in my gravel substrate...
  20. A

    Sailfin Plecco's

    Hi all, new here, my daughter set up a tank (550L) so not a small one, or perhaps it is to you experts out there lol. She has now lost interest and tbh it's stressing me. We have two large Sailfin Plecco's (one 40cm in size and the other is 33cm), the larger one is a complete bully to the...
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