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    Ram Bloated and Sitting at top of tank

    My female Mikrogeophagus Ramerizi is looking very bloated, and she’s only sitting at the top of the tank with her body tilted towards the surface. All other fish in the tank are fine. Could this be because I’ve started using frozen foods more often, or those little tabs you stick on the side of...
  2. E

    Male Ram attacking Female after eggs were eaten overnight

    I made some posts about my GBRs spawning recently. Basically this morning I turned on the light and all the eggs were gone (corys ate them most likely). But now the male is seeking out the female ram and chasing her - I can distract them with food and they leave each other alone for a few...
  3. E

    Removing Eggs - Will it stop aggressive Rams?

    My GBRs recently spawned - but now they are stressing out all my other fish and actively seeking them out to chase them, even though they can't go anywhere. Will removing the eggs halt this territorial behavior until they next spawn?
  4. C

    Help. My friend's betta is sick.

    My friend asked me to take a look at her betta. He'd been doing fine until a few days ago when she noticed a white spot near his anus. I was hoping someone might be able to help us diagnose him.
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    Sick Betta. HELP!

    My betta fish, Clifford, is in a 3.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter (and two moss balls). Last week I noticed blackish fin edges vs. his normal white fin edges. I suspected fin rot so I put him on tetra lifeguard and have been doing 50% water changes every day, at the end of treatment he...
  6. Verminator89

    Sump Plumbing Help Needed

    Hellooooo! First post in nearly 6 years (probably!) Im trying to plumb a sump. Local plumbing shops have palmed me off, local Aquarium shops directed me to said plumbing shops and videos and threads I've come across haven't given me the confidence/answers i need. Has someone a good guide to...
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    Guppy Tail Rotted In Less Than A Day?!

    My guppy's tail just rotted completely throughout the day. I ordered some seachem kanaplex and it should arrive by the evening of January 22. His tail are just white strands now and I dont know how much longer he can last. If anyone knows why his tail rotted in less than a day please help. All...
  8. Charlie’s Keeper

    Do Charlie’s fins look normal?

    Hi there! I’m new to fish keeping, but I recently saw Charlie at Walmart and I couldn’t leave him there. He is now my baby and lives in a 5 gallon, heated, and filtered tank. I let the tank sit for a couple days to try and cycle and have been adding Stability from Seachem to help it, but I added...
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    54 litre/ 14 gal tank stocking.

    Hi guys. Im new to tropical keeping as ive always been temperate/ coldwater. I have aquired a 54 litre/ 14 gallon. The previous owner gave me six baby female guppies. I was just wondering if it is okay to put anything else in with them?. My partner suggested a Male Betta just to add a bit of...
  10. Aeroase

    Stocking Questions!

    Hi! I have a 10gal tank with 4 false julii’s, a dwarf gourami, and an otocinculus (i know they do better in groups, i just haven’t found a shop to get some from that aren’t half dead in the store). The tank is heavily planted and fully cycled! The fish that are in there are doing good. My...
  11. A

    Vallisneria Dying Please Help

    About 2 weeks ago I got some Jungle Vallisneria from Petco and about 2 days later the leaves started to split and one of the leaves is rotting and turning transparent by the crown. The roots seem brown but large and the crown is above substrate which is seachem flourite. I dose flourish, excel...
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    Is my guppy fat or pregnant

    I just noticed that one of my guppies was looking larger than it used to. I haven’t noticed this before but my dad has been feeding it for 5 days and i don’t think he was over feeding them. When I bought them it said they were all males but i know sometimes they get the genders wrong at pet...
  13. O

    Platy Fry Question!

    Hi! I recently bought 1 platy for my community tank (pet store only had one platy remaining). I bought her home and put her in the tank, the next day I realised she looked quite fat and googled how to tell if she was preg, she was. I put her in a breeding box that floats in the tank and left...
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    My pictus catfish lost its tail plz help

    I have to large Oscar's and I left the room after putting them in the tank and when I came back one of the pictus catfish was on the bottom with a half severed tail what should I do.
  15. A

    Can I Dose 4 Times On Imagitarium Parasite Remedy??

    I bought imagitarium parasite remedy to control ick and it says to dose every other day for 3 doses. It's been three doses and I dont know if it's safe to dose more than what it says. Dont get me wrong but most of the ick is gone but it's still there and I also raised the temp to 80f because...
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    Shrimp fighting? meeting? whats happening?

    Hi. so i have had a Bamboo shrimp for a while now and thought to get it a companion. Yesterday i bought an Arnoured shrimp ( the worker told me theyre the same just as different name - alright then). They were fine all night and all day today, hiding in their decor. However while doing a 25%...
  17. M

    help?? my betta has a blister/tumor??

    my betta, bulma, has seemingly overnight grown an oval lump on his side.hes for the most part active and eating well. it’s on his abdomen towards the back and is only accentuated on his right side. i’m really worried about him so if anybody could help me figure out what is wrong and how to treat...
  18. KateeR

    New Betta is hanging out at the top of tank

    Hello, I got my first betta (Mr Fiji) yesterday, I'm new to owning fish and I'm a bit worried because he's spending most of his time at the top of his tank. He was healthy when I got him (despite being kept in a tiny betta bowl): he had a bubble nest going and no fin or tail rot, and yesterday...
  19. TotalyTropical

    Heavy Breathing Betta

    I feel like I post here way too often nowadays.... Anyways, hello all, I’m back with an interesting problem. I work at a high end pet store chain now (which is pretty cool imo), and one of the things we carry are bettas! It’s always tempting to take home a third, fourth, or 15th betta, but I...
  20. sanasana

    How to introduce new platy

    So I got a new mickey mouse platy and I want to add it to my redwag platy aquarium. > That's all right, yes? They are platy after all, so the type shouldn't matter yeah? I had to get one in an emergency for an event, so I bought it from a nearby store. The living conditions of the fish there...