freshwater

  1. Circus

    30 Gallon Flatback Hex, Freshwater

    Here I shall chronicle the progress of my 30 gallon flatback hexagon tank. It is a long and low tank, measuring 36" long and only 16" high.
  2. G

    Biorb questions

    Hey, I’ve just rehomed a biorb 15l freshwater tank with what I believe to be a female betta and 2 shrimp. They’ve lived in there for quite a few months but the owners are moving and can’t take them. I had a big tropical tank about 7 years ago but freshwater is different. This one little fish...
  3. S

    What’s wrong with my endler guppy?

    I noticed at the weekend it was swimming close to the surface and not really moving around, the stomach seems very bloated and it’s swimming really strangely. I also noticed a few red marks on the tail, i can’t tell if it’s been ripped or whether it’s red spot? I tried my best to take some...
  4. Circus

    80 Gallon, Lightly Planted

    I spent way too much money this paycheck getting this tank set up, but it is worth it so far. I have been running the filter on an established tank for over a month now and placed it on the tank yesterday, after adding my sand. I ordered some Seiryu stones and those have been placed, along with...
  5. T

    55gallon stocking suggestions

    Hi, just set up a 55 gallon aquarium and I'm not sure what I should stock it with. My city's water is considered hard I believe. * Ph = 7.8 - 8.52 units. * GH = 159 - 164 ppm * Calcium = 47 - 78.5 ppm Some Ideas I've had were: - Tetra Tank with 5 or six large schools of tetra - Angel Fish Tank...
  6. Natabettas

    Pregnant platy

    I have 2 pregnant platys right now and I thought they may have been showing signs of being ready soon. I want to save all the fry so I moved them to a clear bin it’s about 4-5 gallons. I put them both in breeding boxes in the bin incase they had them overnight. Filled the bin with their tanks...
  7. N

    High Ammonia levels

    Update 12/14: second water change completed today of about 60-70% of water. Total Ammonia - 0.5ppm, NH3 - 0.1ppm, NO2 - .25ppm, NO3 - 5ppm, and pH 7.6. I have a 20gal freshwater tank and no matter what I do I cannot get my ammonia levels down. I’ve had the aquarium for 6 months and I’m pretty...
  8. M

    Sexing GBR's

    Picked up a pair of GBR's and was wondering if anyone else can confirm the sex of them. I did spend some time taking a look at both of them and think I have both a male and female. The supposed female holds the back of the tank and they both seem to get into a "fight" when they see each other...
  9. quyenquang1988

    Some important notes in freshwater fish farming

    Every year around February and March (lunar calendar) when the weather warms up is also the time to enter a new fish farming season. For a successful crop, farmers must strictly follow the technical process of fish farming. Recent practice shows that weather and environment are somewhat...
  10. A

    Fishless Cycling our new 55 gallon tank

    Hey guys, We’ve been having a small 10 gallon tank for a while now and got our new 55 gallon tank a couple of weeks ago so we’re still pretty new to all of this. We decided to do a fishless cycle on this new tank. Our nitrite levels are already pretty high and have been staying high for a week...
  11. Ellie Potts

    55 gallon community tank ideas NEEDED

    Hey everyone! I have a 55g tank newly cycled and I'm really excited to put some stuff in it... but I don't know what. It's over filtered with a canister pumping 360 gph and two, 200 watt heaters that will keep the tank at any temperature. My heating probe allows for a very stable temp with a...
  12. Kotaraine

    What kind of snail is this?

    Sorry for the awful picture but its VERY small. Ive noticed a couple now since adding more live plants to my tank (my bad for not cleaning them well enough). What kind of snail is this and is it considered a pest? Id hate to end the life of an innocent snail but I dont want them to end the life...
  13. G

    What baby snails are these?

    I have a 9g planted tank where I have amazonian soil. I had a betta fish that was about 4 years old and died some months ago, around June. In January I brought two nerite snails (one tiger and one zebra) and they were living with the betta fish in the cycled tank in perfect harmony. there was a...
  14. E

    Rosy barb breeding

    Okay so I have 4 females and one male in a tank and I’ve been trying to look for breeding online there isn’t any helpful advice 1. What do rosy barbs eggs look like? 2.where do they lay them? 3.does the female lay the eggs straight after she’s mated ? 4.what does it mean having the water few...
  15. I

    [HELP] Clamped Fins - Young Guppy

    Firstly, I’d like to say I’m a bit new to fishkeeping, but I’m learning every day — thanks in advance for understanding. [EDIT] Picture attached is rotated — he’s always swimming horizontally. That’s just him pecking at some algae. I currently have a 20 gallon freshwater tank with some...
  16. sam_mitchell98

    48l Tropical Aquarium

    After having my aquarium set up for some time now, Yesterday I decided to make my first purchase of tropical fish for my 48 litre tank. I decided to go for a school of 10, neon tetras!
  17. G

    New to fish keeping need help

    Hello I have never had a fish tank before and am starting out with tropical freshwater I was looking at buying the fluval roma 200 and was just wondering if anyones knows if that is a good set up and if not what is the best set up
  18. T

    Can I just plop live plants into my gravel aquarium?

    Hi, I am re-doing my 55 gallon freshwater tank. I want to make it more "river looking" and more realistic this time. I have a gravel substrate and was thinking about adding some live plants. Can I just add them in? Are there only specific types I can add? Or do I need a different...
  19. Kamdavid

    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...
  20. 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...
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