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  1. FrezhFinz

    Came home from work to a dead fishy :(

    I had three tiger barbs in my ten gallon one of them was trying to become alpha it seems and was attacking one of the other tiger barbs so I removed the aggressive tiger barb and put him in another tank and then the next day I come home from work and the fish that was attacked by the aggressive...
  2. lynhagan

    Heater and thermometer not matching

    Hi - I have a ten gallon tank filled to 9 gallon with one betta in I have a heater that I set to 26.5 celsius and a Dennerle nano thermometer that did match that temperature. A month on and I found that I was waking up to find the Dennerle reading 24 degrees celsius. My betta was breathing...
  3. Dopatri

    Help!! Why are my fish staying at the surface?!

    I have 6 fish in my tank, 3 guppies and 2 balloon mollies. However, since last night, I’ve noticed they’re all swimming around at the surface of the tank. Particularly the guppies. I’ve got no clue why because I have a pump that sprays bubbles so I’m sure there is enough oxygen in there for...
  4. shaziasadiqah

    Anything about Hospital Tank

    So, i have some questions about hospital tank. i have a 15gal spare tank at home and wanted to make a hospital tank with it. the questions: 1. Should it be filled water and filter running 24/7? because i’m scared that if it’s not my fish will have “new tank syndrome” when i put then in the...
  5. M

    Please help! Dosing General Cure for Suspected Hexamita (to protect living fish)

    Hi All, thanks in advance for the help. I am relatively new to fish keeping (~6 months) and new to this forum (first time registering/posting today). I have a 20 gallon heavily planted tank: 5 Neon Tetras 7 Pristella Tetras 1 Mollie 2 Platy Some context: Until recently I also had 2 Bolivian...
  6. S

    Betta in AC room/ temperature fluctuations

    im planning to get a betta in a 2.5 planted tank but im keeping it in my room with AC, i turn my AC on sometime when its hot, im planning to get a heater but still... how the heck can i avoid temperature fluctuations in an AC room even with heater?
  7. R

    2 Guppies in 3.5 gallon tank

    Help, I’m hearing a lot of different things and different ideas. My tequila sunrise died after 2 days. My dumbo guppy died day before yesterday, I had to replace them both with same type of fish. I got my water sample tested both times and they told me the water was fine. They kept telling me to...
  8. FishionistaB

    How long do you think it will take fore my driftwood to sink?

    I have a 7lb manzanita driftwood that I’m waiting to become waterlogged and sink. Anyone with a similar wood size and type that’s gone through this before? Any guesses on how long? Everything I’ve been reading online has been all over the place as far as how long it should take. It has been 1...
  9. R

    Tankmates in tall 40g: Black Tetra and Julii Cories

    Hi All, Pretty new to the fish hobby. Got my hands on a tall 40g tank that I've had running for the last few months and has been running really well (hope I didn't jinx it). Details: Sand substrate Live plants and non live tall plants (fake driftwood as well) Pretty high water flow coming...
  10. S


    Hi, I have some issues with my fish and want to treat the tank. Can anyone advise if it would be ok to mix API General Cure & API Fin & Body Cure? both antibiotics. I have red Blotch (it seems) with the Cory's 1 died....and a few guppies died (recently added). One Cory has a white swelling on...
  11. S

    Help with planted/silent cycle

    Hello, I'm trying to get the fishless cycle right on a new tank, but I've run in to one or two problems. I'm using the fish food method as a source of ammonia, but I'm five days in and seeing relatively low levels of ammonia (0.25ppm rising to 0.5ppm today). I've been testing daily and adding...
  12. I

    Because kids like Glofish...

    and my husband's nickname is "Dad Says Yes!," I inherited a new hobby. This often happens in our house, but seldom with such enjoyable results. Turns out that I LOVE it. We've had a 20 gallon tank with 3 skirted tetra glofish for about a year. Recently, a friend rehomed the last of her fish, a...
  13. Halawrence


    Ok, so I was cleaning my betta fish's tank and doing a water change when I noticed his rocks were slimy almost. Curious i rubbed the rock and all this green particles came up. Is this Algae? Is this good or bad for his tank? His tank is not over run by it. He is is a 5.5 gallon tank, water temp...
  14. 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...
  15. Quadda

    Please help, very cloudy water with no fish yet

    Hi everyone, I have recently got a 10 gal tank for some guppies and shrimp, a basic little build. I set it up this past Saturday and have been having some troubles with cloudiness. After about a day of setup, the tank got VERY cloudy. And I mean really cloudy, barely able to see through. I did...
  16. BettaGirl_666

    Betta Constipation? Age?

    So, I just got a new betta and a guppy from my friend, setting up a tank for them, and I saw that they both were a bit chubby. I am extremely new to fish keeping, so I was wondering if they are constipated? And what their ages are, if you can guess.
  17. A

    I was tricked, now I need guidance.

    So, I'm super new to this. Some how I got roped into getting a fish tank -per my husband- for our 3 year old. (facepalm emoji) Yup. I was all set to get a Betta and a 2.5-5 gallon tank. The prices for these small tanks we're almost as much as for the tank 'we' settled on. a 13 gallon...
  18. S

    UPDATED W/ pH AND GH: How many of each should I get for my 20 gallon?

    Here is what I'm thinking of getting for my 20 gallon: Neon Tetra Guppies Platies Mollies Danios How many of each can I get in my tank? Thanks!!
  19. Gracie1275

    Fin Rot??

    I have a male Halfmoon Twintail Betta named Craig. He is my first fish and I have only had him for three days. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with a heater, filter, and plenty of decorations and hiding spots. The first day I had him, his color was fine. His body is a beautiful dark blue, and his...
  20. G

    How far along is my guppy?

    Hello, I got this female about 2 weeks now(I cannot recall whether she was pregnant when I got her). I know there are many posts about this but I'm just having trouble identifying whether she is squared off or not. I am also pretty positive I can see the fry's eyes in the first pic. If anyone...