fresh water

  1. R

    Female honey gourami chasing the new male?

    The one with more vivid colur is chasing the smaller paler one. Can't decide whether two females or one female and a one male. Anyway, it seems that the more vivid one is always making sure that the other stays at the back of the tank. No biting though, only chasing.
  2. R

    Adding fish to an established tank

    I currently have 15 neons and can't decide what fish to add to the tank. My options are: 1. 8-10 ember tetras/gold tetras 2. 2-3 honey gouramis The tank size is 60x30x40 cm with an eheim 2213 filter. Nitrates are 0. The tank is running for 2 years with the current stock.
  3. B

    Peacock bass sudden death

    Hello , trying to get some information on my peacock bass dying out of no where. I’ve had him about a month in a 55gal with two small Oscar’s and a small arowana . No tension has gone on in the tank it’s been perfectly peaceful. The only thing I checked that was off was the ph it lowered to...
  4. A

    Rescued SICK Betta From Petsmart, SOS!!!

    Drogon, my newest rescue from the hands of the worst pet store, has been under the weather, so to speak, but I CAN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIGURE OUT WHAT THE CAUSE IS. I couldn’t see any obvious symptoms on him, he just laid around the bottom of the tank, or on a plant. When he would swim around...
  5. J

    Whirly Disease or Swim Bladder

    I have a 3 yr old Rainbow shark. I believe it's a male but not 100% positive. He is refusing to eat unless handfed via a small syringe. I noticed this about 2 days ago when he was out in the tank spinning in a corner. I thought whirly disease or swim bladder but he is not visibly bloated and he...
  6. moonmist

    17gal high tech nano aquarium journal

    Last night I got to set up my new nano tank! I’ll be posting updates later tonight when I add some plants :)
  7. Casper23

    Tank mates for my Beautiful Betta!

    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting, I am trying to get some answers on possible tank mates for my Betta. Currently I already have my Betta (obviously) he’s a male Halfmoon. I also have 5 peppered Cory catfish, 2 ghost shrimp, and 2 nerite snails. They are all super happy and comfortable...
  8. J

    Freshwater Catfish ID

    I recently bought a small catfish from Petsmart that was mistakenly put in with the otocinclus. I have no idea what it is even after searching through google. It mostly hides until the food comes out. It’s a voracious eater and has already grown a good amount. Any help would be greatly...
  9. C

    Urgent advise - help!!

    Hi, I have a 70L fresh water tank. I have 2 koris and started with about 6 female guppies and 4 male guppies. I’ve had them for about 7 months and it was going well. They have been procreating and I think I ended up with about 25 guppies or so. I went to my usual fish shop yesterday and they...
  10. Annemarie

    Water hardness/softness

    Hello everyone, So seeing as I’ve been told that my water is soft at 38ppm, I’ve been scouring the internet looking for fish I may want down the road. Problem is, so many of the fish I find myself looking at want 45-60ppm or above (at least according to seriously fish). I don’t want to make any...
  11. Sparklehoofs

    Can anyone identify this white dust on anubias?

    Hi, I have a lot of tanks. All have been running fine for months. Some heavily planted. 2 planted tanks have just turned upside down and have no idea why. 1 had only green spot algae and I just removed the plant it was affecting before dosing with phosphate to fix this. The second tank had...
  12. J

    New Oranda missing scales

    Hello!! I have a new tank with a juvenile Oranda and a Ryukin. I've had the fish for about 3 weeks, and the tank has been running for about 6 weeks and everything has been perfect until a couple of days ago. I noticed the Oranda looked to be missing scales but they almost look like they're just...
  13. S

    Stocking a 72 Gallon Bow Front

    Hello! Looking for stocking opinions on my 72gal bow front as I've never stocked a tank this big before. I plan on having it heavily planted with lots of wood and rock caves. I know 100% that I want angelfish in this tank. My current thoughts are this... 2x Angelfish (Pair) 2x Bolivian Ram...
  14. M

    Help! Gourami's turning black

    Hello fish community! I have 4 honey gouramis that I have had for almost a year now and two are turning black. They sort of looked like they rolled around in mud, it’s covering their fins and body. One looks more black then the other but I want to make sure this doesn’t spread to any other...
  15. L

    Emperor tetra swimming sideways

    Hi, I've had some emperor tetras for 5+ months now and a few months ago 2 got sick, they had severe buyoncy issues, one had a crooked spine and an infected injury as well (the other didn't). I did daily water changes and put medicine in the water suggested at my local fish shop and luckily none...
  16. F

    Snail eggs?? Should I be concerned?

    Hey y’all! I’m Jon, and I’m new to the fish scene. Ive had all of my fish for 3 months now. They all get along well, and all are thriving. I was cleaning my tank today and I found this right above the surface, hanging from the middle part. I have a 55 gallon tank and here are my fish: 1 red...
  17. S

    Tinfoil Barb having Blood on its scales | Urgent help

    Hello, I have a tinfoil barb of age around 2 years. A week ago it was healthy, active and eating food regularly. But suddenly I spotted blood on its scales and it was spreading to its other scales as well. However, the fish is eating properly and active as hell even now. Please help me, i dont...
  18. K

    What type of fish is this?

    I am looking to see what kind of fish this is
  19. G

    Betta Compatibility for 40 gallons tank

    I got 7 rosy barbs in a 40 gallon all of them are of 2-3inchs in size with a 3 spot gourami. The issue is that 3 spot has grown too large so I am thinking of replacing it with a betta(male). My Rosy barbs have never nipped the fins of the gourami and 40gal seems right for this many fish. The...
  20. Mizz_MayDK

    Female aquarist in Denmark

    Hi there I'm originally English but I live in Denmark. I'm fairly new to the hobby - and I've gone ALL in ... within 5 months I've gone from 0 to 7 tanks (360L, 250L, 190L, 150L, 125L, 40L, 20L) and I'm planning on a rack system with 3 x 80L ... I have got the rack system and the aquariums, but...