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  1. leahf

    Harold's Cleft Shell

    Hey everyone! My name is Leah & my snails name is Harold, he has a cleft shell and it's pretty serious. (I bought him like this btw) I was wondering if there's anything I can do for this little guy. He also cannot fully retract into his shell because it's so severe. What I'm doing right now is...
  2. H

    LED lights vs. Tiger Barbs

    hi everyone! I recently put some let lights on the top of my tank, and within 24 hours, my only two tiger barbs died. I was wondering if there is any correlation between barbs and the lighting that they are under. My albino barb seemed to be stuck at the surface for about three hours and did not...
  3. R

    Is my Mickey Mouse Platy Pregnant?

    I was looking at my fish today and felt like it’s stomach looks like it’s big and need to know if I’m going to need to watch out for babies so I can separate them when they’re born so they don’t get eaten. I’m wondering if anyone is able to tell! Thank you for your help!
  4. Y

    New tank cycle (help)

    I have a new 20 gallon long tank and I have 4 glowfish danios plus two mystery snails inside a separate one gallon container. My question is can I fill my new tank up with treated water for chlorine and chloramine add fritz zyme 7 and then add all fish and snails within the same day? I’ve read...
  5. C

    Sick Cory

    One of my Cory's is suddenly unable to swim correctly and is sat at the bottom of the tank all day. If it does try and swim it sort of bounces about at the bottom of the tank and takes a while to right itself if it falls on its side or upside down. Iv checked water parameters and all are spot on...
  6. taylor811

    Need help identifying white “bugs” in aquarium.

    About an hour ago I went to go feed my fish. It was a little darker outside so I turned on the aquarium light. I noticed what looked like to be just white specks. I feel like they have been there for a while but upon closer inspection I saw the white specks on the aquarium glass and much to my...
  7. D

    Is my glow fish sick, fat, or pregnant?

    Hey everyone! I’m new to fish keeping. I had three danio glow fish. Unfortunately two of them died because the heater broke and they didn’t make it. This one has always been the biggest but I’ve noticed it’s gettingeven bigger. We named it hulk because he likes to eat a lot and survived. I’ve...
  8. L

    Will my Corys be happy? HELP A NOOB

    I am new to the hobby and I was told my Corys will be happy as long as I get at least 4. I asked if they need to be the same species and I was told that they don’t, so I got two Julli and two Peppered Corys. BUT I have been reading that they will not technically school together. They seem to be...
  9. B

    Help me identify a jack dempsey

    Hi there I have kept fish for a while mainly peacock cichlids and have bough a new 300l tank and have a jack Dempsey I want to keep it simple but I dont want them to be alone so I wanted a different sex JD for breeding or just company instead of trying to integrate other species I know it's very...
  10. L

    Many questions from a “beginning” betta breeder

    Hey everyone! :) I’ve been trying to breed my betta for the longest time (At least over a year now) but I haven’t had any luck. My male would build a nest after I introduce my female, I gave him a few days(about 2) to build, and that’s when I put my female in breeding tank. I keep an eye on...
  11. N

    Is my betta sick??

    Water Parameters: Nitrate: 0-10 (I'm going to do a water change today) Nitrite: 0 GH: 120ppm Alkalinity 40-80 (colors were weird) PH 6.8-7 (was weird too) My betta eats just fine and he swims around. It is a 5 gallon planted tank with a heater (temp: 79 °F ) and filter. (dealing with algae at...
  12. T

    Need betta help

    I'm a young adult and this is my first time caring for a betta and I need help. I have my fish, Stick, in a nice 5 gallon tank, no sharp decorations, real plants only, but I also have an African dwarf frog. I haven't really seen them nip or fight other than when my betta gets too close for...
  13. B

    Small african cichlids and redtail shark

    Both there I have 2 inch redtail shark and 2 1 inch african cichlids will the redtail shark bully them as he is much larger
  14. J

    Tank change help!!!

    So I have 10 Cory's 2 larger mollies and a baby molly 3 while sucker fish and a other sucker fish I'm changing my tank to sand I have a 10 gallon tank can I put the fish in there until the sand settles I'm in way over my head someone help
  15. Izzy_guppy_303


    Hello I am fairly new to this forum, I am now a owner of four male guppies. They live in a 6.7 gallon tank and unfortunately I feel like it’s my fault for not noticing that when I brought my three new fish to add to the tank one of them was acting odd. I’m talking about swimming by the filter...
  16. 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...
  17. B


    Hey! I've always wanted a tropical fish tank, i want to do it properly though, i've looked into keeping tropical fish and have reserached some basics but i need help with whats the best tank to get, which water testing products are best, which fish go with which, heating in the tank, all the...
  18. A

    What can I feed rice fish fry

    Help I need something to feed to my rice fish fry they have hatched today but I have no baby brine shrimp or any other live food all I have is frozen cyclops but they are too big as well I really do not want these to die any ideas?
  19. 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...
  20. T

    Is three gourami in a 20 gal tank to many?

    I had a tank full of different fish, but my male Gold Gourami was bullying the smaller fish and my other female Blue Gourami, so I moved him into a new tank. He seemed lonely so I went and got a female Gold Gourami for him to hang out with, as well as two snails, they have been fine but it...