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  1. SapphireChaser

    New to the hobby - few questions

    Hello all, I'm new to this hobby though we've always had fish when I was growing up. I wanted to breed guppies and I acquired a lot of items for free or cheap off buy and sell pages. I have a 25 gallon tank, 5.5 gallon tank, small filter, large filter, two heaters and aquarium accessories. I...
  2. Too Many Hobbies

    Stocking Ideas 20gal/75l

    Hi! I’m new here and to the hobby and have had many questions but been too shy to post in my local fb group. Ive been running a 5gal for the past 3 months and I want to upgrade to 20gal. Currently I have 5 espei rasboras, 4 Pygmy cories, and maybe 4 rcs (usually hiding). my mom complains that my...
  3. Aynia

    Fairly new and full of questions

    Hi all, my name is Aynia. I've already posted a few threads on the forum and realized that I never did an introduction post. About me: I'm from Ontario, I love anything geeky/nerdy, anything artsy or crafty and I absolutely love animals. I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady but have recently really...
  4. S

    Red-bellied Piranhas

    Hello, Wanting some advice on keeping these fish! How big a tank would you recommend? Looking at a minimum of 120l .. online advice seems to be conflicting!! Have read up around them quite a lot, however any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you
  5. JMuth

    A lot of questions; New Tank size, outdoors, rehoming and more

    So I’ll start with the main questions I’m looking for answers for: 1) How big of a tank should I get and how can I stock it? (I have some fish already in desperate need of an upgrade) 2) How should I rehome my goldfish? (There’s a few options and a lot of questions) 3) How do I work with weight...
  6. R

    Hi everyone

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the hobby and just started my second tank - hadn't completed my cycle on the first and have to start over. I'm running a 25L fluval chi with heater set to 26c stocked with 5 male guppies and 1 male Endler. They seem to be having a good time, waters clean and I've run a...
  7. C

    New, looking for tips

    Hi, I'm new to fish keeping and am looking for any tips and advice anyone can give. The plan is to keep tropical fish, in a 90L tank starting small and gradually introducing more. Is there anything I definitely should or should not do starting off? Any information is appreciated. I have done a...
  8. Cluelessone

    Stocking 20 Gallon tank. HELP!

    I have a cycled 20gal tank (600x 320 x 400 I made the mistake of trying to give my Betta (Sushi) some friends... he didn’t play nice to say the least. He now has his own 5 gallon set up and is very happy. I have 2 Albino Cory’s - one with no eyes (Stevie Wonder) and one has 1 eye (Mike...
  9. C

    Boesemani Rainbow Fish Not Swimming Around

    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums and I've been having a hard time getting advice about my two boesemani rainbow fish. I bought them maybe 2-3 months ago and haven't really had any issues with them. While other fish have been added and removed during that period (some too aggressive or just...
  10. ukdamon

    New Nano Shrimp Tank Setup

    Hello I presently have a community freshwater aquarium doing really well. I want to get a small nano aquarium for shrimp. I would like some advice. Do I cycle the new nano tank from scratch, or can I had material,water or media from my current tank to help with the cycle process? Damon
  11. A

    Stocking 55g tank

    Idea for multiple fish to interact with a bichir peacefully, Dgh 2.5 pH 7.5
  12. V

    New Tank

    Looking to buy a 5 gallon with a 'hidden' filter that doesn't get in the way when cleaning or aquascaping. It would also be a bonus if it had a built in heater so I don't have to have the ugly thing handing on the back of the tank. Anyone have any ideas?
  13. A

    Stocking a 50g tank

    Just got a 50g tank and don't know what to stock, thinking about a darker sand and a treasure theme, is there anything wrong with Golden gaorimi, silver dollar fish(gold and silver coins theme) and a larger white bichir, (white protector) if so can I have a suggestion what to think about insted
  14. 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...
  15. R

    New to the forums!

    Hello fellow fish hobbyists!! Joined this forum, I hope to learn new things and many answers to my questions. I’m from Australia but currently living in Vietnam. I’d say the fish here are pretty cheap compared to what I saw in-stores in Aus. I currently own: - 1 Flowerhorn about 6-7 months...
  16. 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...
  17. P


    hey, I’m new to this site and keeping tropical fish. Was wondering if someone could help, I’ve had my tank set up for 4 days and the last couple a days the tanks became cloudy. Is this normal? The only things in the tank is gravel on the bottom and three plastic plants. I’m adding moss balls...
  18. P

    New and waters getting cloudy... should I be worried?

    Hi, I’m relatively new to all this. I’ve bought a 80L aquarium and currently only have some gravel and plastic plants in here. I’m getting some moss balls tomorrow to add to it. I got the tank 5 days ago and the water was clear for 2 days but now seems to be cloudy. Not majorly but noticeable...
  19. V

    Angelfish red line on fin and white patch on top fin

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I don't know if I'm posting in the right place but I am worrying about our Angelfish. Basically we have a family tank. It was set up a few weeks ago and we were given 2 angel fish from a friend that looked happy and healthy. We have checked the water quality...
  20. G


    Hi everbody! I am here to learn about aquariums, and also to do my part to spread the knowledge I've accumulated. I don't have as much experience as many, but I have more experience than some. I currently have four tanks, all panted, ranging from low tech to high tech. I've had experiences and...