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  1. B

    What is this on my filter sock???

    Hi I have recently set up a Tropical aquarium, which includes a sump with filter sock filtration and after 3 months of having a successful tank I noticed this little alien on the outside of my filter sock. Does anyone have any idea what it is, I cannot seem to find anything on the internet. It...
  2. T

    Tiny black line on Platy monopodium

    Hi! I have noticed a recent appearing of a tiny black line on the gonopodium of one of my male blue and black Platys (see attached photo). I have been researching all kinds of worms, pests and parasites, and have found nothing that looks like this. Is it likely just a color spot appearing as...
  3. fishiefreak

    Weird leafy bug? on Fancy Goldfish tail - what is it?

    Hey there, today I pulled this odd looking character off my niece's fancy goldfish... it's super thin and leafy looking with legs/arms - anyone know what it is? Video Tina
  4. D

    Odd Dragonfly Nymph thing found in aquarium

    Hello everyone, I was doing a water change today when I noticed this insect-like thing on the bottom of the tank. I immediately scooped it up and got rid of it. I also found one exactly like it around a month ago. Does anyone know what this is, and if it's bad for the aquarium? Thanks! FYI...
  5. B

    Tiny Brown Snail???

    Hi there! I have had a 3 1/2 gallon tank and a betta for about 4 months now. Just last month I switched out his fake plants with real ones, and also brought a new inca snail as a new addition to the tank to help keep things looking nice. Just tonight, I noticed this tiny little brown snail...
  6. D

    Weird fly hatching out of tank?! Help!

    Hello Everyone, About 5 days ago I bought Hornwort and Duckweed from a local guy that had a pond in his backyard in Wisconsin. About 2 days after adding the plants to my tank, I've begun to notice a few of these small black/yellow flies on plants on the surface of the tank. Should I worry about...
  7. L

    Moss ball taking Over

    HI I ripped my boss ball and stuck on my rocks. Now they have breeded and taken over all the rocks. They are soo overgrown and out of control. Any way I can control this please.
  8. Ellphea

    Pond Snail Conundrum

    I have recently noticed a few pond snails in my tank along with some ramshorn snails and trumpet snails. I have had terrible trouble with pond snails in the past and would really like to get rid of them before they become a problem. However, I don't want any harm to come to my trumpet snails...
  9. MichaelCrook

    Hitch-Hickers Came In My Oxygen Weed, Anyone Id?

    Hey, just looking to ID/find out how to kill these lil buggers that snuck in with my order of Oxygen weed (Elodea Canadensis): https://youtu.be/VjMGuNqlOFY Thanks!
  10. RRaquariums

    Bristle Worms Help?

    So just picked up a new 29 gallon saltwater tank for a steal but the live rock in it has what I think is bristle worms. Now I've just spent the better part of an hour reading up on these and just like everything else in this hobby there's a million and one opinions on if there good or bad most...
  11. VickyChaiTea

    Teddy Bear Crab Information

    Ok so... I have been on a quest. For the past few hours I've been trying to find out everything I can about Teddy Bear Crabs. Specifically, Pilumnus vespertilio. It took me like 45 minutes to find the damn things scientific name, and I soon found out there is very little information about...
  12. TaurineLittle

    Adding Salt To New Tank While Cycling To Kill Pest Snails...?

    Hey guys, so basically i picked up a free 15 gallon tank from a friend and im looking to get a new pump/filter (preferably biological) next week so i can start to cycle it before i put my fish and shrimp in. What i want to do is put almost everything from my old 10 gallon into the new 15 gallon...
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