1. PaddlingPuffin

    Help identifying a fish!

    Hi everyone. I recently got a tank of tetras and guppies etc. but the previous owners couldn't remember the species of this fish (the bigger one in the photo). They're transparent in some lights and blue in others and they're my favourite! Could anyone help me identify the species and whether...
  2. Circus

    Yoyo Loach Size Difference

    So I have had my Yoyo Loaches since February and some of them show good growth. Others are the same size as when I purchased them. The largest one is about 3.5 inches and has doubled in size since February. The smallest is not even 1.5 inches, I don't think it has grown at all in the 6 months...
  3. G

    Fish Food

    Hey, this might be a silly question but today I've bought 2 different fish foods. Its the first time I've ever bought two different types. One of them is high protein (expensive and a little less in amount) and the other one which I've been feeding my fishes. I've read that feeding variety of...
  4. sweeteybabey

    Just Some Random Questions!

    Hello everyone! My 20gal is finally cycled (after 17 days :D) and I'm beginning to buy stuff to fully decorate it. I was wondering if I can use trimmings of my ginseng bonsai tree for decoration? I would boil the leaves since I use bonsai ferts, but I wanted to check just in case it's harmful, I...
  5. O

    Is My Pearl Danio Pregnant??

    Hiiii! My Pearl Danio is looking much rounder lately and I'm new to this hobby so can someone please tell me if my Danio is knocked up.
  6. M

    Question about AMMONIA, NITRITE, NITRATE

    Hey guys this is my second post and since I received so much help regarding my questions on my first post I want to, once again, come here and ask a question. So I have had my tank for over 3 weeks now with fish in it (was established prior to putting fish in through a fishless cycle with Fritz...
  7. G

    Pink Zebra Danios with Rosy Barbs ?

    (Dont mind my bad English) I have 7 Rosy barbs in my 40gal tank who are 1.5 - 2.5 inches in sizes. They were living with a gourami(3 spot). The gourami have grown way too big so I've given her back to the fish store. I saw there some beautiful pink zebra danios and was very tempted to buy those...
  8. Circus

    Foam Under Acrylic

    So I traded one of my 29 gallon tanks for a 55 gallon acrylic tank. My stand is coming in the mail soon. I have been told (or read somewhere) that an acrylic needs foam under it. What kind of foam? Styrofoam, neoprene mat, yoga mat? I have some 1/4 neoprene foam matting, about 5 feet of it...
  9. M

    What gender are my German blue rams?

    Hey. I just recently got these two young rams. I tried to look up the difference between male and female and I have an idea, but certain thing are throwing me off. The darker one (I think it is a male) is darker, it has a longer dorsal fin in the front, the bottoms of its pelvic fins are darker...
  10. Sabersthefox

    A few questions about issues that might arise

    So I am a beginner, and I have a 22 gallon tank with 4 dalmatian mollies and a gold mystery snail. I have a few questions 1. what do I do if my ammonia spikes? 2. what do I do with unwanted fish? (too much breeding) 3. What do I do to get ph to 7.5 - 8.5?
  11. K

    Hospital tank size?

    So my betta, Ender, has some bad finrot and his hospital tank is 5 gallons with a filter and heater. And now that I see other people who are treating terrible illnesses, they point out that having a smaller hospital tank helps more with recovering. I've also been doing 50% to 80% water changes...
  12. P

    Best options for lowering pH?

    My pH is over 8 right out of the tap, which obviously makes things a little difficult. What are some good ways of lowering it? I've heard adding catappa or oak leaves is a great, natural way to do so, but I don't really want brown water in my aquarium. Is there something similar that doesn't...
  13. Circus

    Corydora Substrate

    I have 4 Pepper Corydoras in my unheated 29 gallon tank (temperature stays around 72°F). I plan on adding 2 more so they are more comfortable together. Before that though, I had a question about substrate. I have a planted tank gravel in there now with leaf litter covering most of the bottom...
  14. Meg0000

    Tiger lotus? New plants questions and identification

    Hi, I bought new plants and I would like to know if it's normal for what I think is a tiger lotus to have roots without a bulb? Also I have what I beleive is rotala rotundufolia but I would like if someone could confirm.
  15. C

    Filter Question

    Hi, I have a 105L tank, long. The filter on it is a 1000EF all pond solutions one that, according to the website has a flow rate of 1000 litres per hour. I was just wondering if this is too strong? The flow coming out of it is pretty hefty but it has been running for a good couple of months...
  16. T

    Is my Balloon Molly pregnant?

    We have noticed the black spot on her belly which also looks a bit boxed-shaped (usually signs of pregnancy). She has been a bit aggressive with the other fish but staying particularly close to one of the other balloon mollies pretty much all the time. She has been staying close to the heater...
  17. O

    I need general advice!

    Hello! I am completely new to fishkeeping. I mean, I had a goldfish fish when I was 5 that my father took care of but that is it. I am most likely going to buy a 16.5-gallon nano tank, that I will put saltwater fish in. I have read lots about fish in the last few weeks so I do understand the...
  18. fisharecool789

    bottom feeders for gravel substrate?

    currently my 30 gallon has fertilizing dirt on the bottom, then a layer of black sand, and a layer of gravel on top. i was wondering if i could get any sort of bottom dweller for my tank ? everything that has been recommended to me so far and everything i have found online (cory catfish...
  19. fisharecool789

    questions ! (sorority tank, betta fish & angel fish? & more betta questions)

    first off, i am not sure if i’m posting to the right topic ! the simply “betta” topic is unavailable rn for some reason. jojo (my betta) always swims along the glass (it’s reflective so she said swimming around with her reflection) and i want to know if that’s normal. i can’t tell if she’s...
  20. fisharecool789

    am i stocking too heavy? and questions about bottom feeders for a 10 gallon????

    hey everyone! i’m really new to the fish hobby (got my tank on the 13th & cycled for 2 weeks before adding 4 guppy fries), i have a 10 gallon tank, i am planning on doing medium levels of planting (a few of the plants that look like grass and a bunch of bushels of guppy grass & maybe a few other...