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  1. G

    Fish Food

    Hey, this might be a silly question but today I've bought 2 different fish foods. Its the first time I've ever bought two different types. One of them is high protein (expensive and a little less in amount) and the other one which I've been feeding my fishes. I've read that feeding variety of...
  2. G

    Pink Zebra Danios with Rosy Barbs ?

    (Dont mind my bad English) I have 7 Rosy barbs in my 40gal tank who are 1.5 - 2.5 inches in sizes. They were living with a gourami(3 spot). The gourami have grown way too big so I've given her back to the fish store. I saw there some beautiful pink zebra danios and was very tempted to buy those...
  3. ellamay

    Beginners Advice

    Hi!! I'm new to the forum and new to fish. I work with animals so I've always had an interest in fish but haven't started properly researching until recently. It's really important to me that it's not trial and error for the first few months. I want to know as much as possible before starting so...
  4. H

    Betta fish aren’t starter pets ?

    I’ve recently brought myself a tank and 2 female fighter fish thinking that they wouldn’t be to hand to look after but I’ve since found out I have no clue what I’m doing, before I purchased the fighter fish I brought 5 guppies which 2 of them had scoliosis ( google says ) they all died within 2...
  5. E

    Rosy barb breeding

    Okay so I have 4 females and one male in a tank and I’ve been trying to look for breeding online there isn’t any helpful advice 1. What do rosy barbs eggs look like? 2.where do they lay them? 3.does the female lay the eggs straight after she’s mated ? 4.what does it mean having the water few...
  6. B

    Restarting with fish

    Hello! I am by no means new to keeping fish, however I'm not very good at it either.. all of my fish always seem to get swim bladder disease or, something of some sorts and die. I haven't had fish in awhile, because I always feel horrible for killing them, even if it isnt on purpose. I need to...
  7. K

    New Beta Owner

    Hello! I need tips and recommendation and how to destress my beta. Last week I bought a male black mustard beta (Goldie) from the local PetSmart. I’ve talked to the fish department worker about proper ways to take of Goldie. He was able to give me some information but I knew I needed to do more...
  8. F

    Water changes when plants reduce nitrate?

    Hi, I’ve had my tank for a month now and I have 8 shrimp and 2 Otocinclus catfish. My nitrates in my tap water are around 30 ppm but I have noticed that the longer I leave my water the lower my nitrates go as the plants are sucking it up. If I leave my water for 1 week the nitrates go down 10...
  9. FishDude15423123

    Help Im New to fishkeeping

    Hi My first question shall be is my 10 gallon tank overstocked i have 2 dwarf gouramis 1 kuhli loach a swordtail a white tetra and a emerald green cory cat? I believe so but I want to make sure :)
  10. F

    Planning a hundred litre (22 gallon) tank please help!

    Hi guys, I’m completely new to the fish world and have been told to take aqadvisor calculator with a grain of salt so I’m looking for a second opinion on the plan for my first tank. I wanted this tank to be full of peaceful fish after seeing my sister struggles with aggressive female bettas...
  11. S

    I am defeated ....URGENT!!

    I am a new fish owner and I only learnt about nitrogen cycle today I have lost 3 fishes in the last week I can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong I think it might be overfeeding and constipation. Moreover I don’t really have a water test kit cuz I can’t afford one yet. Please help! Another fish...
  12. yardsales

    Hi, I'd like to update my filter.

    Hey guys. I was wanting to upgrade my filter because I feel like it would be a great benefit for my fish. Currently, I have a Golden Gourami, a Flame Gourami, a Rose Barb, and 2 guppies. I currently have a TopFin 20-gallon hexagon tank...
  13. T

    Sick Cherry Barb?

    I recently finished cycling my planted tank and last night I bought my first installment of fish, six cherry barbs. A few facts about the tank: 30g L Planted with Fluval substrate 2 sponge filters Cycled for 6 weeks Currently no ammonia, nitrite, or nitrates. Just to be safe, I added the...
  14. K

    Help! Is my platy pregnant!

    I recently got an aquariam and bought some platy to go in it, we also have tetra, a fighting fish and some gouramis. We got 5 platys and when we got home we noticed that 3 of them looked bigger. This was about 2 week ago now and they have grown massively. I cannot seem to see the black mark that...
  15. P

    New Guppies

    Hi! So I am very new to fish and on saturday I purchased 3 male guppies from the pet store. Two of my guppies seem to be doing okay but all three are staying mostly at the top or surface. It has only been a few days so their water peramiters have not settled yet but tomorrow I am going to add...
  16. E

    Ammonia levels will not go down

    Hi there, I am new to this forum and fish keeping in general and have run into a problem that i need advice on fixing. About 2 weeks ago i purchased an Aquaduo 20 gallon tank that came with the tank, a filter, filter media, hydrocorn, and a heater. Initially i started cycling my freshwater...
  17. F

    Decisions Decisions - Choosing My First Tank

    Hi There Everyone,   Recently became interested in keeping fish. I have never done this before but am fascinated by many aspects of it and can't wait to get started. I'm a biologist, so some of the technical stuff I understand, but there's no substitute for experience and that's why I'm here.  ...
  18. mcontra25

    New To Fish Hobby, Looking For Some Advice.

    Hello All,  I just recently inherited a 55 gallon tank that was being occupied by a 8 inch Red Tail Tin Foil Barb and two 6 inch Pictus Catfish. The tank itself came with an External Hanging Agua-Tech 30/60 Power Filter and a External Hanging Aqueion Power Filter 10. I do recognize that Barbs...
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