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  1. Homegrownalgae.jpg


    A special thank you to whoever it was that shared how to make our own algae to sure my otos were fed after they cleaned the tank and would not eat anything else. ("Clean" water from the tank into a bin. Pump of liquid fertilizer, add clean/established rocks/decor, place outside in direct sunlight)
  2. F

    Zebra loaches and amano shrimp? Algae eater suggestions

    Hi, I’m looking for advice as I’m struggling with hair algae in my tank (100cm x 40cm x 50cm) approx 160L/40G. So I’m considering amano shrimp but concerned about my zebra loaches. Plants: I’ve attached a photo so you can see the plants I have and the type of algae growing, it’s mainly the...
  3. J

    Silver flying fox

    I Hi I have two silver flying fox both now adult both about 4 1/2" long. One is a male very slim bodied other I believe is female in the last two weeks she has developed a large pouch underneath. I have many years breeding fish and would say she has eggs and is getting ready to spawn. But they...
  4. KatNor21

    Clean up crew suggestions

    I have a 30 gallon long with neon tetras and honey gourami - 27 total small fish. I'd like to add some cleanup crew. I do have a couple nerite snails and they're keeping the driftwood pretty clean, but many of my plants have brown hair algae spreading around. I already have amano shrimp in...
  5. KatNor21

    Algae control for 10 gallon

    I have a 10gal betta tank with 3 amano shrimp and 1 nerite snail. I'm getting a lot of brown algae on the glass that's clouding my view, and my algae eaters aren't dealing with it. Anything I could add to help out? Also, should I add any bottom feeders? I noticed some teeny tiny detritus worms.
  6. JohnnyFish

    Best Algae/Cean up?

    HI I have a 10 gallon tank and im looking for options to help with algae and keeping it clean. Currently I have 9 ember tetras and 2 cardinals. I recently heavily stocked it with plants and tropical substrate, and has slowly been developing some algae on the leaves and glass so could do with...
  7. Ellie Potts

    What are my siamese algae eaters doing?? (Video attached)

    In my 55 gallon aquarium I have 2 siamese algae eaters (I now know I need more, but the store I bought them from said it'd be fine to start with 2; I'm currently stuck searching for a few more in the middle of winter with no local fish store or aquarium club). The 2 I do have, however, have been...
  8. Ellie Potts

    Are my fish fighting or flirting HELP

    I recently got 2 Siamese algae eaters. I'm almost positive they're the real thing (if not I drove an hour for nothing), but today I noticed them doing a weird dance/fighting thing. This is not my video but I found it on Youtube and it is exactly what my fish are doing. Video They don't breed...
  9. Falconwithaboxon


    So I have way over stocked my tank and I'm looking to get a new one. I have 2 angelfish, 3 dwarf gourami, 2 mollies, 4 platies, 10 neon tetras, 4 cories, 4 algae eaters, 4 danios, and 3 snails. I had 20 ghost shrimp but I'm pretty sure they got ate by my other fish as there's no bodies from...
  10. P

    33 gallon long stocking suggestions?

    Ok so my tank has been fully cycled for about a week and I'm ready to add fish but can't decide what I want. I need some good algae eater suggestions as well - algae is trying to take over while plants begin to take hold. All fish need to be plant and shrimp-compatible. Thinking of doing a...
  11. S

    Snail surprise in my tank

    I recently set up a tank. It has amazon sword, java fern and a plant that looks like cryptocotyne species. But now i started seeing snail's in my tank. I didn't put them in the tank. They just appeared. First there was one but now i see five. Since I have live plants in my tank so I am afraid...
  12. Inkweaver313

    Algae Eater Tank Mate?

    Hi Everybody! I have a male betta in a 10g tank that I'm having a horrendous time controlling the algae in. I've done everything I can think of to control the algae in this tank. It's all over the glass and the sand and there's string algea all over the decorations. Short of taking the betta...
  13. M

    10 gallon fish tank stocking ideas and cycling tips

    Hi Guys, I'm new to fish keeping and have got a 10-gallon tropical tank that I'm about to cycle and wondered if you guys could give me any stocking advice. I also wanted some sort of algae eater and some shrimp in there too, if possible. Unfortunately, you can't get ammonia where I live so I...
  14. K

    Stocking A 29 Gallon In A Month And Need Help

    I am purchasing a 29 gallon aquarium soon and will cycle it according to the page that everyone keeps using on this forum. I am trying to figure out the best way to stock the tank though. Here are some of my ideas. Please let me know what you think or if any of these are a horrible idea!    7...
  15. Buurroowwss

    Can You Keep Angel Fish With Algae Eaters?

    I've had a look through the forum and from what i can see there is no answer to this question so here it is ...   I'm a beginner when it comes to keeping tropical fish however i know that Angels can be quite aggressive and territorial so i was wondering if it was possible to keep them with any...
  16. Fishywishy333

    Changing My Substrate

    Hi everyone AGAIN :P , so I am wanting to change my substrate to small, round gravel. This is because my gravel is a little sharp just now and I am getting 5 dwarf loaches to help with the algae.    I need help on what to do so I don't - like - restart the tank or anything like that.    Hope you...