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  1. S

    Quarantine Tank Size and Filter for Multiple Species

    Hi everyone. I'm planning to set up a quarantine tank for some new additions, and I could use your expertise. I'm planning to quarantine the following fish for 2-4 weeks before introducing them to my main tank: 10 Neon Tetras 4 Boesmani Rainbows 4 Dwarf Neon Rainbows 6 Otocinclus What would...
  2. FrezhFinz

    Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Sick?

    I just got home from work today I have a 29 gallon with one firemouth, two blood parrots, and a EBJD and I noticed he was hiding a lot yesterday and today I see him at the bottom of the tank laying on the sand and I saw him doing a roll on the sand almost equivalent to how a gator does that...
  3. C

    Quarantine Timeframe for Fungal Infection?

    I have a 36-gallon planted freshwater aquarium. The aquarium has been up and running for years now, and the current stocking is harlequin rasboras, kuhli loaches, shrimp, and a dwarf gourami. About a week ago I noticed one of my rasboras wasn't eating, and after some inspection I noticed he had...
  4. S

    New guppies some with fish rot - separate?

    Hi all, I’m new to here and new to fish 🐠 We have just bought 6 new guppies (2 days ago), one has already died from fish rot (the yellow)- he had it when we brought them home but being new didn’t notice until yesterday due to is slow behaviour and a thought that it’s fin was very short...
  5. V

    Do pet stores carry such bad stock that you should quarantine?

    I've heard that you should quarantine new plants and fish. Is this accepted practice in the community? If so, pet stores are in the wrong for selling such dangerous stock enough to kill fish. If there's instances where they sell sick fish or harmful plants isn't that animal abuse and shouldn't...
  6. Guyb93

    Quarantine plants?

    In my last ditch attempt at having a planted tank despite the attempt of my fish eating them and uprooting them I have ordered what is called a biotope bundle according to the shop , it’s 50 plants picked at random from an area of your choosing I opted for South America, after reading the...
  7. R

    Very sick, Very Loved Betta. Treating for Columnaris. Please help me heal him. It's been weeks. Very Detailed.

    I copied this from another forum for help, here is everything I posted: What is the water volume of the tank? His home: 55gal community tank. Quarantine: 10gal, by himself. How long has the tank been running? His home: 4 months. Quarantine: Setup the day I noticed he was sick, he's been...
  8. Circus

    A Quarantine... Bucket?

    Instead of using a glass tank, could I possibly get a bucket to qt incoming or sick fish? One I could pull out when needed and just seed the filter with gravel and sponge media from an established filter. I am thinking a rectangular 5 gallon (or so) container I can store in the closet when not...
  9. Circus

    New Fish

    I was out in town today and got some new fish. I got a female bn pleco for my subtropical 29 and I got 7 more cardinal tetra for my other 29 gallon. They are acclimating now for my quarantine tank.
  10. E

    Medication help please!

    Hi there. Need help with medications. I have a 10 gallon freshwater with two male guppies. 2 month Fishless cycled tank that has had fish for a little over a week. Water parameters are good. These guys have been in the tank for about 8 days. Saw some light stringy poo from one of them, and now...
  11. A

    Rummy nose aren’t well

    I bought 19 rummy nose tetras the about five days ago. I’m relatively new to the hobby so I’ve only recently been introduced to the idea of quarantining fish. I quarantined them for three days, treating them with metroplex to hopefully handle any illness or ailments they could’ve had. After...
  12. F

    Neon tetra quarantine - any advice?

    Hello all, this is my first post here so I'm hoping somebody can help me! My tank is relatively new - 6 months roughly. it is a planted tank and has only just started establishing, but t was fully cycled before i added any fish. On bad advice, i started my collection with a group of neon...
  13. A

    Lethargic Betta

    Hi! My betta was acting weird when I came home Thursday night. He was hiding and laying on the bottom, which is fairly normal for him, but it didn’t seem right. So I fed him and then kept the lights off. Yesterday, he was breathing hard and had clamped fins so I moved him to a plastic container...
  14. Annemarie


    Hello! I’m finally getting around to getting the actual fish tank (36 gallon bow front) because I decided to take more time to think about everything. I’ve finallt confirmed stocking and everything I need. But before I actually get stuff, I want to be prepared to quarantine. I’ll be getting the...
  15. Vengified

    Otocinclus White ~2Otocin fuzzballs random spots

    Not quite sure what's going on with my oto. He is one of three, the only one of three, to show these "fuzzballs" on his back. I'm not sure if its columnaris, or something else? It doesnt seem to match what I can find of columnaris either. I noticed one spot, a few days ago and thought maybe an...
  16. K

    Problem with Kuhli loach quarantine

    I bought 4 tiny kuhli loaches today to add to the 6 I already had. When i say tiny i mean TINY—maybe 3/4 inch long and a millimeter or 2 thick and i have a marineland 5 gallon that i use as a quarantine. It has a back panel to hide the filter with some holes in it that i covered with mesh, BUT...
  17. A

    Amano shrimp with white patches help

    Hi all, I just got some amano shrimp a week ago and one of them is getting white patches. I posted pictures below. He has become progressively worse, but his behavior is normal. My water parameters are ph 7.4, nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia all 0. I panicked and put him in a quarantine tank...
  18. D

    Molly needs help

    Hi, I purchased a molly 3 weeks ago and he is experiencing weird behaviour that I don't know what it is. I placed him in a 120 gallon cycled tank along with other species. Whenever I saw him acting strange a few days ago, I transfered him to a quarantine tank. He is the only one in the tank...
  19. J

    Help With Pangasius Catfish New Arrivals

    Hi I bought these 2 new Pangasius 2-3inch catfish from my local fish shop. They looked healthy no signs of ill health. I  transported them back home which took about 5-6 hours since we live very far away.    The following evening I noticed whitespot disease and flashing on the gravel so I...
  20. mrstwalker

    Creative Quarantine Tank

    So I needed to quarantine my tiger barb while he was sick, i didnt have an "official" quarantine tank so i got creative..    He has got an air stone, and a reptile lamp heating the water (which is turned off in the video)