1. M

    Is Flourite Black okay for pigmy cories?

    Hey. I have a tank with a top layer of fluval stratum and a bottom layer of flourite black clay gravel. I put it all in there a while ago because I was trying out the flourite black and then it turned out I needed more substrate. but now I realize that I want to do a better scape and add lava...
  2. K

    synodontis catfish sudden death :'(

    Hi everyone. We have had a synodontis catfish for most of our fish keeping life. I came downstairs this morning to see he had passed away. I am utterly devastated, he was the friendliest fish we have had in our tank and he was absolutely gorgeous, even neon looking around his edges. He was my 3...
  3. primsloaches16

    Help!! Synodontis Nigrita or Ocellifer?

    Hey y'all! I was under the impression that my two fish, Shade and Midnight, were Upside Down Catfish (Synodontis Nigriventis) as they were SOLD AS SUCH, WITH MY NIGRIVENTIS. Looking further into it, they do not match the coloration or shape, so I went sleuthing. As far as I can see, I believe...
  4. N

    Poorly baby brittlenose

    I purchased 2 brittlenoses on Saturday from Pets at Home. One is very active the other (pictured) is very shy and hides away. Today I noticed golden barbs pecking at him while he was motionless on the gravel. I took him out of the tank and have now put him a newer tank with just minnows and...
  5. Pugsnstuf

    A species that needs to be taken in.

    Has anyone ever heard of Aspidoras? I think these would be a great substitute for those who want Corydoras, but want a different body shape. They are interesting catfish, and I really wish to hear from one who has Aspidoras!
  6. O

    Will bumblebee catfish be more active if in groups?

    In the future im thinking of having a maybe species only tank or such of bumblebee catfish. I heard from a few forums that bumblebee catfish will be more active in a group a 5 or so like kuhli loaches. Is this true if so has anyone had personal experience of this?
  7. O

    Can I put bumblebee catfish with halfbeaks?

    Hi in the future I want a tank with bumblebee catfish with some halfbeaks. Do you guys think it will be a safe setup? I know that bumblebee catfish will eat what ever will fit in their mouths and some halfbeaks might be susceptible to that. But halfbeaks are top swimmers while bumblebee catfish...
  8. A

    Featherfin Catfish food help?

    Hello! I have a 75 gallon with only a featherfin catfish, 5 mollies, and 5 zebra danios, so far. The featherfin has lived in a 20 gallon hex tank for a year, since he was a baby (yikes, I know!!), so he’s not a great scavenger in the big tank yet. I feed Hikari sinking wafers for my...
  9. B

    Mysterious worms infestation

    Hi I have an infestation of worms in my tanks which I can see squirming all over the tank walls, if anyone knows what they are and if they are harmful to the fish that would be good to know and also if anyone knows any methods to get rid of them? I've cleaned and re set up those tanks numerous...
  10. X

    Are my catfish fighting or playing??

    Hey guys, im pretty new to the hobby and I have a question about two of my catfish, one is a spotted Raphael catfish and one is a stripped. They live in a 10 gallon with 6 other guppies, i had them for about a month and plan on upgrading tanks in less than 2 weeks. I noticed when i turn off the...
  11. Tttay89

    How to feed upside down catfish that hides

    I bought an upside down catfish over a week ago for my 110 litre, he was very active in store and very active when I introduced him to the tank and is the largest fish in the tank at around 3.5-4 inches , next day it was gone. I do keep seeing his tail poking out of a cave or from behind drift...
  12. T

    Corydora with whit spot on fin

    Hello, so I have had 3 corydoras in my tank for around 5 months now and they have been completely fine so far however 2 days ago I noticed a small white lump on his back fin and decided to monitor it. It has not gone away so am wondering if anyone knows what it is and how I can treat it. I have...
  13. C

    Baby betta with other fish?

    Okay so I have a little female baby betta right now, she’s really cool you know she’s in a 1.5 gallon with some fake plants, a heater, no filter since it was all a bit too strong for her. But we do frequent water changes. Anyway I usually have a bunch of corys in my adult male betta tank. I have...
  14. P

    Venomous fish sold to me as Kuhli loach? ID help

    Hi! I got an account to ask for help identifying one of the fish I have which I strongly suspect is not a Kuhli loach and to me most closely resembles a wild caught, venomous Madtom Catfish. I got her about a year ago, before I knew much about Kuhli loaches. She was the only bottom feeder in...
  15. L

    Sick Synodontis?

    I’ve had a synodontis eupterus for almost 4 years now. About a month ago, I transferred him from my 55 gallon to a newly cycled 75 gallon. I gathered my own driftwood from the banks of the Mississippi and treated them thoroughly before putting them in the tank. I have added 5 Congo tetras, 3...
  16. G

    Questions about Freshwater Predators and oddball fish

    Q 1. is there any nano piscivore or carnivore fish species which is readily available all over the world ? Q 2. 4 ft long tank pure predator fish recommendation but fish should be readily available all over the world. and some odd balls that can live with them. Q 3. i love pink tail chalceus and...
  17. amy1994

    Looking for plecos and/or whiptail catfish - Gloucestershire

    Looking for good size as i have a bgk and don't want them to be eaten, need to be atleast 4 inches. No sailfins, as i'd like to have discus again one day :( I have a 6ft tank, home to 3 angels and a bgk
  18. S

    Corydoras Only Tank- Feeding

    Hi all! I've set up a Corydoras species only tank a little over a month ago. I currently have 12 Corydoras (6 Peppered, 6 Green) in a 20 Gal Long with sand and driftwood. My question is about their feeding schedule. I have Hikari Sinking Wafers, Freeze dried Tubifex and bloodworms, and API...
  19. Aeroase

    Help with Cory Catfish?

    Hi, I currently have a 10 gallon tank with some green and peppered cory catfish in it. One of the peppered cory cats looks very skinny to me compared to the others. It’s a little less active, but still more or less acting normal. I’m worried it’s in the early stages of some kind of disease, am...
  20. C


    Please help my evil shrimp beat up my catfish up really bad and he looks like he has cuts on his stomach and one on his head he can't move every time he does he float back down and he doesn't have enough strength to get back up when he falls on his side PLEASE HELP. it too late he gone.....