1. K

    Questions on Mollies

    Hello everyone, had some questions on my Mollies... Started a tank about a month ago now. Currently I have one male and two female mollies. I had one other male, which ended up not making it. I did see him a couple times try to breed with one of the females. But like I said he passed on.. The...
  2. T

    Suggestions!? Goldfish at bottom of tank...

    I have an Oranda goldfish whos just sitting at the bottom of the tank. Noticed he was acting different a few days ago, after another goldfish died in the tank. Did a water change... but noticed he still wasnt swimming much. Now it seems like he tries to swim and sinks back down. Anything i...
  3. B

    The axelrodi mansion youtube channel

    I recently got into the aquarium hobby a month ago and setup my 145 blackwater aquarium that contains 15 cardinal tetras , 4 corydoras duplicareus catfish and 3 octocinclus catfish, plus 6 marbled hatchetfish and a pair of german ram cichlids. I use a couple of bags of roibos tea to add tannins...
  4. B

    What are some plastic/ceramic decorations that work in a blackwater setup?

    So I have this 140 blackwater setup that contains 10 cardinal tetras along with 8 catfishes of two species Corydoras duplicareus and Octocinclus and 6 marbled hatchetfish. The plants are doing quite well so far and the aquarium is an absolute delight to look at especially in person because...
  5. B

    How long does it take for the tannins to appear in my tank?

    I have a fish tank that I setup during early january with 10 wild caught cardinal tetras along with 4 corydoras duplicareus catfish. Yesterday I also added a couple of marbled hatchetfish and 4 octocinclus catfish. My main goal here is to turn this 140 liter tank into a tropical blackwater...
  6. T

    Guppy? Endler? Other? Help...!

    So a few months ago I went to a local fish store to pick out a guppy. They had a nice variety of colors and patterns on males, so i bought one, but didnt notice a tiny "guppy" fry that came along in the bag. A few months later... he's not matching the shape, size, or colors available I have...
  7. B

    What are some peaceful south american dwarf cichlids?

    I currently have a 140 liter freshwater aquarium with 10 cardinal tetras and 4 corydoras duplicareus catfish. My end goal with the tank is to turn it into a blackwater setup once I have enough floating plants and once it has finished the nitrogen cycle I will add the birch driftwood and dried...
  8. R

    Splitting freshwater stock between 3 gallon and new 5 gallon

    Right now I have a 3 gallon planted nano freshwater tank, cycled, heated, and filtered. Living in it are 1 Betta, 1 mystery snail, 1 pom pom crab, and some random MTS & pond snails. There's 3 anubias nana, 2 marimo balls, 1 3x3" moss carpet, two small slate rocks covered in Christmas moss, and a...
  9. Aquarist.exe

    Fish identification help

    I caught these really pretty fish in my local freshwater canals, being in Florida, I can’t tell if they are a sort of cichlid fry or something more common in Florida. I’m currently keeping 3 in one of my aquariums. If I could get some help identifying them that would be amazing!
  10. B

    How to prepare driftwood from the local lake?

    I am planning to get my first fishtank quite soon which will be a blackwater setup with 10 cardinal tetras in a 118 liter tank and possibly some mystery snails or cherry shrimp. I live in the countryside where trees and rivers are abundant and I was thinking of collecting oak driftwood from the...
  11. GobyMaster11276

    Sand as a substrate

    Hi all, I’m planning a new setup at the moment and want to use sand as the substrate. For anyone who has used it: how do you keep it clean (especially in planted areas)? Where did you get it from (I’ve been recommended play and pool filter sand)? And how did you go about cleaning it before use...
  12. Captivatingcreatures

    Stiphodon goby fry, If anyone has ever had cb fry of the stiphodon plmk

    I have 3 kinds of stiphodon goby in my tank you can see the fry look like all the stiphodon kinds, From everything I have read it's never happened because the fry drift to a marine water and grow up there until they become juveniles. The 3 kinds of Stiphodon I have are neon blue, rainbow and...
  13. M

    New algae? Problem

    We have a 30 gallon freshwater tank that is been set up and running for about 10 years without issues. Recently we've noticed a series of brown spots appearing randomly on the glass on various sides of the tank. They probably average about the size of a quarter although they are not round and...
  14. A

    Nitrate spike!

    Not sure if in qualifies as an emergency as all the fish appear normal and are eating well. I have a 75 gallon freshwater community tank with 12 fish total (2 Angelfish, 4 Cory's, 2 Rams, 4 Mollies), 2 live plants on driftwood (rest are decorations and silk plants) Today before my water change...
  15. 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...
  16. Peepss

    1 Month Transformation

    Just super happy with the way this turned out and has grown into itself. 1st day - 1 Month (plus a couple additions in the front). I use the Fluval Aquasky light & adjust its location throughout the day. This is a 60 gallon tank.
  17. Peepss

    Combining Tanks & Increasing Volume

    hey everyone! I have a couple tanks currently that I, ideally, would like to combine into a single, large tank. I have a 10 gallon that has become way over stocked with guppy fry (thank u very much guppies) with an Opaline Gourami as the pièce de résistance and a 10 gallon with a few Angels...
  18. K

    What freshwater fish eat small copepods?

    I'm getting back into the hobby, and have never had copepods in a tank before. I have an explosion! Rather than just kill these, what would eat them?
  19. Inkweaver313

    Suggestions for treating popeye?

    Hi guys! I recently rescued a black Moore goldfish a friend of mine was keeping in a fish bowl. They had him for about a year before asking if I’d take him. By the time I got him he had a pretty nasty case of popeye and some pretty obvious signs of ich. I now have him alone in a 30 gallon...
  20. A

    Is This Fin Rot Or Worms On My Betta?

    I got a male betta recently to breed with my female later and I realized when he flares his bottom fins dont flare and I realised a little white wormish thing on there. I dont know if its worms or fin rot but can someone tell me? I'll post links to photos because this space limit wont let me...