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  1. April_ht

    Building A 200 Gallon Pond

    Today, I spent the day digging a pond after finding an old pool liner and having the great idea of adding a water feature to my greenhouse...I figured, what's the worst that could happen? At least I'm not wasting my money if things don't go to plan. Anyways, after a long couple hours, I...
  2. April_ht

    70 Litre High Stocking Ideas

    So I currently own a 70 litre high tank with approximate dimensions of 60x30x(40 or 50?), which is around 18.5 US gallons. The tank is currently holding 9 platies without a heater, though I do have one available if need be. As I’m planning on getting rid of (rehoming) 4+ of the platies due to...
  3. Circus

    Shredded? Goldfish Fins

    I was checking all of my tanks when I got up today, and one of the two goldfish I picked up is in sorry condition. His tail is a bit shredded, and the back 1/4 area of his body is a brownish orange, the darkest part around his anus. He is swimming a lot slower today than yesterday, and I saw one...
  4. Inkweaver313

    Any idea what this is?

    Hi guys. I have a 4.5 year old goldfish and just noticed this weird spot on his side. I’m having a hard time telling what it is. My first thought was he just injured a scale but the more I look at it the more I’m not so sure. Is it a cut? Infected? A parasite? A tumor? How do I find out? He’s...
  5. A

    HELP!! Catfish fighting?

    I have two sucking catfish in my 20 litre tank. One of the sucking catfish always seems to annoy the other by sucking on it or chasing it around. It makes my catfish ( the one getting bullied ) very stressed and I need a quick solution before it gets too stressed and dies. The grey one if the...
  6. K

    Queries on stocking 60l tank

    Hi guys, Still waiting on my 15 litre cycling for my Betta but I'm tempting to buy another tank! With all your advice I'm looking at 60litres but my question is: How many fish/shoals could I stock in a tropical 60 litres? And How many fish/shoals could I stock in a cold water 60...
  7. H

    First Aquarium - Snail Invasion (and other problems)

    Hello! To begin with, I'm totally new to fish keeping and want to ensure everything is done right before I add any fish to the tank. These forums have been a great source of information for me. I purchased a 180L Rio Aquarium which came with an internal Juwel filter and I fitted an external...
  8. twintanks

    Weather Loach Lethargic, On Side (Coldwater)

    It's been all quiet and good health in both my tanks for some weeks now; so this morning's discoveries were a jolt to the system. Firstly, I know this isn't primarily considered a tropical fish, but we don't seem to have an emergency section to cover a weather loach. I found my female loach...
  9. RRaquariums

    Reticulated Hillstream Loach Questions.

    Sorry this will be long. So I've always had a love for the uncommon or oddball fish that takes its own set up and requires just a bit extra care. A few years back I came across a few Reticulated Hillstream Loachs in an LFS. After watching them for a while I was amazed by there colors and how...
  10. Dmbandstef

    10 Gallon Coldwater Aquarium Setup

    I was thinking of setting up a 10 gallon coldwater aquarium. For stocking, I was thinking of 3 American Flag Fish and 3 or 4 Red Cherry Shrimp. The filter will be an Aqueon 10 quietflow and there will be no heater at all. What do you think?
  11. F

    Conversion From Cold Water To Tropical Tank

    Hi everyone. I need a little advice. I have had a cold water tank for a couple of years now and have just discovered that the 2 fish sold to me as cold water are actually tropical. I have one Danio & one corydora. Can anyone advise me on the best way to convert my tank to a tropical environment...