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  1. R


    Consider all as group of 6 are gold tetras as nippy as Silvertip ? Are bloodfin tetras nippy? I know all tetras can be nippy kept in small numbers, however I'm talking about in general. Are black line tail tetra anymore nippy than any other? Are they as nippy as silvertips?
  2. Circus

    What Fish Surprised You?

    I was watching my 55 gallon today at breakfast, and just marveled at how well it turned out. Going in, I fully expected my Black Ruby Barbs to be my least favorite fish in the tank. But they really add such a huge pop of color to the tank. When I got them they were pretty bland, but they have...
  3. carligraceee

    42g Update!

    Hey guys! So this past two and half months (almost three months, I think) has been huge for my aquarium and because of everyone's contributions to my successful ecosystem I wanted to share an update with you guys! Stocking: I now have six fish in my tank as well as about a dozen or so snails...
  4. Z

    Suggestions to build out my community?

    Just got my tank established and cycled so I am not running out to do anything immediately but want to plan next steps. I am definitely new to this so I want to keep it simple and hardy to begin. Tank conditions: 20 gallons, pH ~7.5 (trying to get this down), temp ~78 F. Soft water Fish that...
  5. S

    Ideas for 30 Gallon Betta Community Tank

    Hello, I'm Aakash and totally new to this hobby. Yesterday I bought my 1st Aquarium (30 Gallon) Tank. I want to setup a planted community tank for my Betta Shiroi, so please give me suggestions for her tank mates and plants. Thank you in advance ☺️☺️
  6. Dopatri

    Help!! Why are my fish staying at the surface?!

    I have 6 fish in my tank, 3 guppies and 2 balloon mollies. However, since last night, I’ve noticed they’re all swimming around at the surface of the tank. Particularly the guppies. I’ve got no clue why because I have a pump that sprays bubbles so I’m sure there is enough oxygen in there for...
  7. B

    Is this too many fish?

    Hi guys, kinda new to the hobby. was wondering if the fish I have is too many for my 36” long aquarium tank 36x12x16 fish: 1 betta 9 harlequin rasboras 4 danio glowlight 5 danio tinwini I have two random fish I think they are micro tiger rasbora that came in the mix when I got the...
  8. Meg0000

    New 50 gallon stocking ideas

    Hi, I bought a 50 gallon (4 feet long) used tank today and I would like your ideas for a peaceful community aquarium! I got a really good deal on it, it came with 2 fluval c filter, 1 marina filter, 1 fluval air pump, 2 fluval heater, the light, the stand and the aquarium for only 175$ CAD. That...
  9. O

    Should I get keyhole cichlids?

    I have a 60 gallon tank that's a few weeks old, so pretty new. Currently, it's a peaceful with a few guppies, platys, mollys, tetras, and a single dwarf gourami. I've been looking to finish this tank off with a keyhole cichlid since they've been my favorite fish for a while and my main...
  10. L

    Help stocking first aquarium

    Hi all, I’m new to the hobby and have been doing a lot a of research. I have just set up my new aquarium and am currently running the first cycle. My question is with regards to what fish I can keep. I have 230l tank (picture attached). I am getting overwhelmed by the different types of fish...
  11. Corydoras_Catwoman

    Stocking 60 gallon! Oddball fish advice needed

    I will be getting my new 60 gallon Aquarium (230L) in the next couple of months, and i'm speculating on stocking. I'm moving the fish from my 20 gallon community to the 60, as i don't have room for both I'm relatively restricted on what I can have. The stocking currently: 2 honey...
  12. F

    Betta with Harlequin Rasboras and?????

    This is my fist time setting up a community tank with a male betta as the centre peice. I have 3 other successful community tanks right now! I have a 26 gallon bowfront tank that is currently cycling and im having trouble find accurate answers/find alot of mixed answers to a few questions i...
  13. M


    Ive got two separate Siamese fighters and have done for a year or so. I’ve been looking into getting a bigger tank and getting more into the hobby. So, in general I’m looking to be listed a few fish that may get by in a 25Litre. or option 2 a 50+ litre and wondering if I could keep a nice...
  14. J

    40 gallon breeder tropical community tank stocking ideas

    I as of right now, have a 10 gallon aquarium with 10 neon tetras, 4 albino Cory cats, a betta, and a mystery snail. I am planning on moving them into a 40 gallon breeder ASAP and am looking for some ideas of other live stock to put in there. I am also looking for a better light to put on it as...
  15. S

    Happy Tanks

    ok so I’m new here. We all need help from time to time ..... this is why I sought out a forum in the first place, was for advice. On the flip side .... I would like to see everyone’s happy fish, your proud moments, your aquascapes, your monumental centrepiece fish, anything like that. Something...
  16. J

    Obsessed with which fish are best for my!

    hi, I have a new 110L tank set up with dark substrate and background, lots of plant (artificial and a few real), we live in a hard water area and I don't want to artificially alter the ph etc. I have six zebra danios in the tank at the moment, I love guppies but don't want babies so only male...
  17. L

    Silvertip Tetra- Behaviour question

    Hi All! Recently (Approx 2.5 months ago) I introduced six Silvertip Tetra into my (new) community tank, they live alongside Paul (BN), 10 Neon Tetra & 8 Raspboros. They've all been living very happily but the last few days one of the silvertips is in my opinion acting a little weird. This...
  18. E

    New to tropical!! Advice???

    hey!! I am new to this forum! So I am soon to be buying a 100L tank and will be going freshwater tropical. I have never had tropical before, but I hope to make it look as cool as possible, only problem is that I'm not sure what fish are best suited for each other etc. :fish: I've recently...
  19. X

    Pea Puffer Community Help

    Hello all (first post!!!), I am about to pick up a 60 gallon tank and am trying to plan out my community. I know I want freshwater tropical fish. I am not completely new to the hobby but it's been awhile and I have never had a large variety of fish. I had a 150 gallon Oscar tank with one Tiger...
  20. M

    Community Fish Tank

    Hi! I have a 100 litre (22 UK gallon, 26 US gallon) Tropical Fish Tank which I Have had set up for a few years, but now, most of the old fish have died. I'd now like to start afresh, with a community tank. Currently, All I have in there is a bulldog catfish. Ideally, I'd like to have a tank...