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  1. A

    Always loved keeping fish, but new to the hobby :)

    Hi all, I've had fish friends for many, many years, but mostly just one betta at a time in a 5 gallon tank. a couple years ago I starting keeping a small groups of neon tetras which went well, but I re-homed them when we had a major move last year. I getting really interested in the hobby but...
  2. O

    Betta fish beginner

    Hi guys, I currently have a 30 litre Biorb housing 5 Cherry Barbs. They seem to be thriving and consistently reading 0 & 0 on ammonia and nitrite but I have been persuaded that it’s for the best to give them away. Therefore I am thinking about a Male So I have a number of questions following...
  3. O

    Biorb 30 Litre

    Cherry Barbs in 30 Litre Biorb. A lot of discussion saying it’s too small. Will a male Betta work in here?
  4. R84achey

    Cherry barb with 2 white marks on head

    Hi everyone, I am new to the hobby and looking for some advice for one of my cherry barbs. I noticed he has 2 white marks on his head. I’ve had a good look through all the forums and I really don’t think it’s white spot or columnaris. I’m inclined to think it’s an injury of some sort. I have...
  5. primsloaches16

    Please help!! What do i do with my Female Injured Cherry Barb?!

    Hey yall! Havent posted in awhile, mostly everything has been going great except for the thing I noticed today. I moved my cherry barb school (12 barbs, 9 females, 3 males) to the 20 gallon tall, solo. They're the only fish in there. Today we had a power outage, so their filter wasnt working for...
  6. Barry Tetra

    Is this overstocked, if not can I add some kuhli loach in?

    Hi me again, this is my 20 Gal tank with 20 neon tetras, 5 cherry barbs and 6 lemon tetras Can I move 27 kuhli loaches (from my 5 gal tank) to this tank? also any plants recommended? @AilyNC @NCaquatics @AdoraBelle Dearheart Help appreciated
  7. primsloaches16

    Media of my lovelies- Will be Updated!

    Hey y'all! I have so many pics of my babies I want to share, but I felt like I was clogging up my posts with new threads for each time, so this will be a catalog of my pics, and will be updated when I get more! I hope y'all enjoy!
  8. J

    Cherry shrimp with cherry barbs and ghost shrimp

    Was thinking about getting RCS although have been reading mixed results with cherry barbs and ghost shrimp eating them. I would provide plenty of hiding and currently have 2 small amanos with no fatalities.Any advise would be great not trying to buy expensive fish food.
  9. puppyfoxcat

    20 gal long stocking

    I already have 4 kuhli loaches in my 20 gal long tank and I’m going to get at least two more. The tank is moderately planted but I’m going put together more plants this weekend. I would love to add some more fish to the tank, and here’s my idea for when it’s completely stocked: -6 kuhli loaches...
  10. heymissmiles

    Trouble getting food to Kuhli Loaches

    Good evening! I wanted some advice relating to my 4 Kuhli loaches. I've got a 40 gallon breeder stocked with the 4 loaches, 20 cherry barbs and a King Betta. I am having a VERY hard time getting food down to the Kuhlis. The barbs are so fast that they eat any frozen foods or flakes before it...
  11. B

    Cherry barb - swimming sideways

    Male cherry barb, has been swimming sideways for a long time now. Have tried not feeding for a few days then feeding shelled peas - no result. Have treated with swim bladder treatment over the course of a few weeks, with temperature increased to 26 degrees, still no change. Have checked all the...
  12. U

    Newbie here, and have cherry barb feeding question

    Hi my name is Jenn, and I am new to fish keeping. I have cherry barbs; 2 males and 4 females (plus 2 mystery snails and 10 ghost shrimp) in a 20 gallon, planted aquarium. I am giving them tropical flakes, and micro pellets. They appear to like the micro pellets better. I thought that when...
  13. E

    A stocking question

    Just wondering if I could I add cherry barbs? Current stocking is: 6 otocinclus 5 duplicareus corys 7 bronze corys 6 neon dwarf rainbowfish Ph is 6.8/7.2 Water hardness is 13 degrees German but softened by tannins and Indian almond leaves. Tank is 101x41x50cm (about 55 gallons). Thanks!
  14. G

    Advice on a nigh-on invincible cherry barb

    Here's the background: I recently bought my first tank after an introduction to goldfish that went very well when I was younger, given that my own goldfish outgrew the tank and was granted the freedom of an aunt's pond. A 45 litre tank seemed like a sensible option for the table I had, and as...
  15. Annemarie

    29 Gallon stocking

    I know I’ve done a few of these regarding fish that would be okay but I’ve finally decided what I really want. I was thinking... 1: Pearl gourami 1: electric blue ram 3: Albino cherry barb 3: Cherry barb 5: Kuhli Loaches 4-5: Emperor tetras 4-5: neon tetras 1: Diamond Head Neon Tetra I...
  16. 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...
  17. K

    Needing help A.S.A.P!

    So I have a small shrimp colony in my 30 gal. I was wondering if I could house Cherry Barbs and some Fancy Guppies. If so, how many of each do you think. My tank could be considered heavily planted, my filter is established well, and I have a good amount of experience in the hobby. Thank you.
  18. K

    Ich? Help

    Hello fish friends, I'm new to the whole aquarium thing so I need some advice/help please. I started off with just a comet goldfish in one of those little Betta tanks with a filter. Five weeks later that tank begins to leak so I took it in and they gave me store credit and they didn't have...
  19. W

    Ick Guard Making My Fish Sick?

    About 4 days ago I noticed the dreaded "white spots" were on a couple cherry barbs in my tank. I initially added about a tablespoon of aquarium salt to my tank (36 gallons) and turned up my heater to 82 degrees as a quick fix too try to get rid of the ich, But the next day those barbs gained a...
  20. ech0o

    New To Fishkeeping, Out Here In Sunny Phoenix, Az!

    Hello everyone!!!!!  New to the forum, recently helped my girlfriends brother with some fishkeeping tasks, cleaning the tanks, learned a little about the process, and found myself quite intrigued.  I have never kept an aquarium before and found myself oddly gravitating towards the idea of...
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