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  1. Fishies1996!

    Mystery Snail Help!!

    We went to get some snails yesterday and at the same time we got our water tested, our water was apparently all good and I do a weekly 40-50% water change and have never had any issues with my test at home kit. This morning, each snail has excreted about 50 little black dots, at the first we...
  2. T

    Tiny black line on Platy monopodium

    Hi! I have noticed a recent appearing of a tiny black line on the gonopodium of one of my male blue and black Platys (see attached photo). I have been researching all kinds of worms, pests and parasites, and have found nothing that looks like this. Is it likely just a color spot appearing as...
  3. B

    Algae Identification, if that's what it is and discussion (pics Included)

    I have been fighting to figure out what this black stuff on my Anubias is. I presume its algae, but i have 0 phosphate, Nitrate, nitrite, & ammonia. The canister filter has been cleaned and replaced with fresh media. Not Pictured: I have 8 Otoc Cats and a few Amano Shrimp that wont eat this...
  4. mmarx339

    Rainbow fish curved back

    Okay so to start. I had a 20 gallon tank that had 1 beta 2 cory cats and 1 turquoise rainbow fish. The tank sat that way from January ish to about a couple weeks ago. I then added 2 dwarf rainbows 2 boesemani rainbows and 2 more female betas. Everything seemed fine then I eventually noticed that...
  5. sanasana

    Black Algae

    I recently switched my pale yellow bulb to a brighter white one since the previous one stopped working. I've noticed that the white gravel is turning black and there's black algae like growth on the tank wall. I think it's because of the light so I intend to change it back to the yellow one. Now...
  6. S

    Black Skirt Kept Alone - Advice?

    Hi! I recently acquired a new tank on Craigslist... it is a five gallon with two Mollies and one Black Skirt Tetra. I bought the tank for my shrimps, wasn't told it already contained fish. I know that the black skirt is a schooling fish so I was planning on moving him/her to my 10 gallon when...
  7. W

    Preg. Female Molly Agressive towards Male

    We just recently lost a female molly due to who knows what. No other issues in the tank, she just never grew then started acting completely strange and died. So we bought a Dalmatian lyre tail for our very large and "needy" black molly so he could have 3 females again. Mind you, he and the...
  8. Vengified

    Black "Scab" on male guppy tail fin?

    As title says, my male guppy has developed a black spot, and I'm not sure how or why, and possibly a second one. I'll enter all pertinent info and include pictures below: Tank size: 10g pH: 8.0 (very hard city water) ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 0.12ppm kH: unknown (but I know it's full of...
  9. Cameronb_01

    Concerned about Discus Health

    Hi, About three months ago one of my discus accumulated so many little black spots that he effectively half turned black. Apart from the visual deformation there were no changes to his appetite or behaviour around the tank, consequently I put the change down to a very severe and sudden case of...
  10. Flubberlump

    Wanted, tank with black cabinet

    Hi all. I'm looking for a tank with black cabinet/stand as above. This is for a betta I have reserved at my LFS so needed asap! 30ltr minimum but not huge due to stock plan to be the betta and maybe some Pygmy corys. Also not looking to spend over £40 ideally. Thanks
  11. Cameronb_01

    All My Plants Are Dying

    Hi Guys,   I was going to post this last week in Tropical Discussions but I think that now it is an emergency. As seen in the second picture the bottoms of my plants are all black and I think they are dying? Also as seen in the first picture there is stuff on all the leaves which I don't know...
  12. cooledwhip

    Removing Hair Algae (Black Beard Algae)

    I recently started seeing lots of black hair beard algae all over my plants and some on my filters and I think it is developing on my walls. I have a 20 long, aqueon LED lights, I dose Flourish, I have Co2. What should I stop doing/start doing? Thanks
  13. JonathanWebb

    Treating Ick With Bgk, Clown Loaches And Shrimp

    Help. I have a black ghost knife, four yo-yo loaches and two Clown loaches among other fish which are not as important for this topic. My tank has ick for the first time, the tank is 2 1/2 years old. Given that these are sensitive fish I have been doing a lot of reading but depending on what I...
  14. Cameronb_01

    Fish Identification

    Hi, I have recently purchased this fish, as a shoal of six but I confess to having forgotten the name, does anyone know what fish it is? Picture posted below. Thanks alot Cameron
  15. LunaBug

    What Type Is He?

    So I recently got Narcissus, my betta and finally fell comfortable enough with his attitude to put him in the larger tank with some Cory's. Now my only question is ...what type of betta is he? I bought him as a double tail male but I know that some double tails have a secondary type such as half...
  16. C

    Discus Blackened, And Dying.

    Hello, I have 4 discus in a 60 gallon tank with a sand substrate and 3 amazon swords in it. There is also some driftwood. Tankmates are 6 harlequin raspboras, 3 german blue rams, 1 oto, and 11 corydoras. I once had 6 discus, but 1 disappeared after a short vacation, another died about 3 months...
  17. ghettofarmulous

    Black Sand Suitable For Cory's

    Hey guys,   I am looking for advice on type of Black sand that others are using for cory tanks. I have read up on black Diamond sand but this seems to be available in the US and not UK. I live in scotland and have used play sand with great sucess but i want to change to a black sand that is cory...
  18. W

    Black Molly Sitting On Bottom Of Aquarium Help!

    Hi everyone! Yesterday I bought 2 guppies (female) and 2 mollies (male and female) for my new tank. It has been cycling for over one month without fish and since then the ammonia levels have reached zero. Yesterday the fish were happily swimming around, however my Black Molly seemed to be the...
  19. LicianDragon

    Can't Get Rid Of Bba Algae!

    I have a 20 gallon tank that has been set up for about 2 and half months now. This is not my first tank but I am getting rampant BBA algae problems. I don't mind it so much on the glass( I only wipe down the front pane so my neon goby has something to eat) but it's starting to grow on my live...