1. F

    Betta developing dark spots please help!

    Pictured below is my male betta in the store (20 December 19) followed by his first days in his new home. He instantly became much more vibrant which I was very happy about. However he then developed a dark spot by his lip - starting off as a small grey dot. He was also glass surfing for...
  2. R

    Can anyone help me with the name of my tank I have?

    Not sure of the make and model of my tank. Can anyone fill me in on what type it is?
  3. bettabbypearl

    Betta Fish With A Torn Fin, Help Needed!!

    Hi, I'm new to fish keeping, I have one Betta fish, I've had him since July. I keep him in a heated, filtered, planted, 10 gallon tank. He's a Dumbo Halfmoon, so he has pretty big fins, and up until now they've been healthy and growing really well. Tonight I noticed a fairly large tear on his...
  4. K


    Hi, I'm new here, my name is Katie. I am a very new fish owner who has been very very lucky, but I think my luck is running out. I have a ten gallon tank, Aqueon if it matters, with three Anubis plants, one fern looking plant, and a piece of driftwood along with the standard gravel etc. The past...
  5. C

    Honey Gourami pale and lethargic with lump on his side? Please help :(

    My honey gourami is pale and lethargic please help :(. I’ve had him for a week and he’s always had this pale color and was never very active. However, recently he can’t swim and whenever he does he seems to sink back down. He just lays on his side or on plants. What can I do? (Water parameters...
  6. Jennifer Gonzales

    Dropping fry then getting ich??

    Hi all! I have a 40gal tank with 2 adult platies 1 juvenile platy 8 adult guppies, and until today 12 guppy fry. (Set up a 10 gal tank and transferred my fry to it today, they were born 11/23, for reference sake) I do not know specific parameters but I do water changes every 1-2weeks and have...
  7. Geordie Paul

    Why is my male guppy so fat?

    I've had this guy for about 8 months now and lately he just has been getting so fat. He eats micro pellets or flakes once a day and also nibbles on algae wafers on the bottom. He doesn't behave sick or injured. My water parameters are fine and I always do weekly water changes. Is this normal or...
  8. C

    New tank and major loss of fish.

    Before we begin: All water parameters are within a good range. We’ve been testing the water daily, and the temp is 75-78. Ok! So we have two 20gallons and with our recent decision to move, we decided to consolidate to a 40. We set up the 40, treated the water, put the filter in, let it...
  9. T

    Corydora with whit spot on fin

    Hello, so I have had 3 corydoras in my tank for around 5 months now and they have been completely fine so far however 2 days ago I noticed a small white lump on his back fin and decided to monitor it. It has not gone away so am wondering if anyone knows what it is and how I can treat it. I have...
  10. Alexandriel

    Color Rating for Cherry Shrimp?

    Hello! I just got a handful of cherry shrimp from a friend, and I plan to reach out to the local pet store to see if they will give me any in store credit for all the shrimp babies once these guys start reproducing. They are all a nice solid red (in my rather uneducated opinion), but I was...
  11. S

    Left my light on

    I have a 55 gallon freshwater planted aquarium in my high school classroom. We added a heater last week because the tank was getting too cold with the hvac being set to turn off when school is not in session. I guess one of us bumped the timer on the lights b/c the lights were on all day...
  12. Selina Dionne Slotter

    Think petsmart gave me bad advice.. help!

    I am new to this hobby and just got some fish on Monday. The ladies that I had been talking about this to for WEEKS before making the decision to add fish to my tank assured me that the fish I chose to get would be perfectly fine together. However, my molly fish has started ‘shimmying’ and...
  13. Alexis Hopper

    string of feces hanging, swollen stomach on my angelfish!

    I got my angelfish a little under 2 weeks ago. He’s in a 10 gallon tank with heater, filter, gravel and fake plants. This morning I noticed his abdomen was swollen and he had a red string of feces coming from his bladder. He is still swimming around like he normally does (not sluggish) but I am...
  14. C


    Hi I saw today that my white molly was lifeless at the bottom of the tank. Noticing this I got a net to remove her only for her to dart away and then begin spinning and sinking upsides down. I know this is likely swim bladder however there is also red markings, almost like a rash, just before...
  15. A

    Cycle help urgent, im at the end but not sure what to do next

    hi everyone, im cycling a 20 gallon high fishless. These are my readings and why i am lost amonnia : .25 nitrite : 0 Nitrate : 40/80 am i cycled or not? or if not, what do i do next? im super lost on why i still have .25 ammonia left in there. Also im using API test kit.
  16. A

    HELP! Guppy has strange tumor(?) under belly

    Heyy, I'm new here. I would like you guys to share your opinion on the condition of this little guy. Just got him from LFS and just realise it got that lump-ish thing right at the centre of the belly. I know for sure it's not poop bcs I'm pretty sure that's not the anus of the fish. Any help...
  17. 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...
  18. V

    WHAT IS THIS ?! Brown Underbelly on Shrimp?!

    Hello. i am quite concerned with my couple years old bamboo shrimp. Always been healthy and all. Over the past few days i have noticed that it has a brown underbelly (never happened before). It is constantly touching it and waving its little feet about. Does not look like eggs. It looks like...
  19. B

    Please help! Platy will not give birth!

    Hello, I have had this mickey mouse platy for over a month and I bought her pregnant from the pet store (unbeknownst to me at the time). My roommate and I REALLY noticed how pregnant she looked Monday of last week. We have since went out and bought another 10 gallon tank to keep her in until...
  20. B

    55 gallon growing lights

    What brand would you recommend for a 55 gallon tank? I’m planting a high light tank and can’t decode what lighting to use. It could be LED or a T5 or whatever else. I could even do two lights if necessary but would prefer just one strong one. Need something that could keep the color on red...