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  1. Tacocat

    Fish with red gills and acting strangely for unapparent reasons

    When I checked on my fish about 20 minutes ago I found them with red gills and concerningly unresponsive to my hands. I quickly did a 50% water change and almost immediately after they started looking more normal and acting better. An interesting thing I saw was that the numerous caridina shrimp...
  2. Linkandnavi

    My current six tank setups

    Hi guys, Haven't done this before but thought I'd post my current tank setups. Apologies for the quality of photos/reflections. Taken just before dawn, room lights off, blinds closed and tank lights on and still have reflections... :rolleyes: Anyhow! Tank #1: Angelfish community in my...
  3. S


    I bought a pair of female rainbow fish (i did not know they were schooling fish until i put them in my tank....and after that i am not able to find rainbows anywhere)....they are around 10 months with me(quite happy...no stress) recently(around a month) i am noticing one of the rainbow acting...
  4. Geordie Paul

    Rainbowfish Sexing

    Hey guys this is my Turquoise Rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris). I've had him for 13 months now and I'm pretty sure he's male but he never really developed that small face and large back like other males I have seen. What do you think, male or female? (I couldn't get him to swim under the light...
  5. Jan Cavalieri

    I lost 17 fish today

    The loss occurred after a massive water change. I'm the one with the weird brown slime algae (it also turns white sometimes). My assistant was no longer under quarantine for COVID so she came over last night and did a water change on my 60 gallon tank. This tank primarily contains...
  6. F

    Please help... I do not want to lose him..

    I'll attach photos + video for you to see and determine what is wrong with him hopefully. It's swimming ok I guess but it looks damn unhappy. Water conditions are perfect, zero ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. This happened during/after a water change about 36 hours ago, although apparently there...
  7. G

    Rainbowfish Cottonmouth? Outbreak

  8. R

    One of my rainbow fish isn't eating any food except blood worms

    Hello all, One of my adult rainbow fish is not eating any food except for bloodworms. I tried giving him flake food, freeze dried blood worms, brine shrimp, cucumbers, peas also vegetable flakes for freshwater fish. I have a planted tank and he doesn't munch on any of the plants too. It's...
  9. R

    Who is eating my neon tetra?

    Hello all, I had a 36 gallon planted aquarium until 2 months back which had 15 neon tetra, 3 bosmani rainbow fish, 2 albino cory catfish, 6 guppies, 4 platties. Everyone was doing great until I just upgraded my tank to a 75 gallon planted tank and added few fishes. My current tank had these...
  10. Geordie Paul

    Fish identification

    Can anyone tell me what type of rainbows and the sex (if possible)? I'm pretty sure the yellow one is female. I just added these today and everything is going very well so far.
  11. F

    Rainbow fish advice

    Hi everyone, Would Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish (let's say 8) be okay with a school of Boesemani Rainbowfish? Tank is 80 gallons. Many thanks.
  12. E

    Lone Rainbow Shark with Rainbows

    Hi again. Just looking for a little insight as to how this setup might sound for a 55 gallon (hard water at 13 degrees G, near 7 pH, 101cm x 41cm x 50cm, live plants, lots of driftwood). I currently have: 8 Bronze Corys 6 Duplicareus Corys 6 Otocinclus 6 Neon Dwarf Rainbows I was wondering...
  13. E

    Rainbowfish Questions

    Hi guys (probably Byron lol), Just wanted to know whether I can keep just female Boesmani? My partner and I aren't a fan of the males, but we love the females. Also: Would it be advisable to keep a trio of female Boesmani, and then 1 male and 2 female Lucatris (Lake Kutubu, Blue, Turquoise)...
  14. E

    55 Gallon Rainbow Tank

    Hi guys, I'm going to be setting up a 55 gal soon, and wanted some suggestions on which rainbowfish I could get. Any suggestions? My water is hard so they seem the best choice! I've been looking at: Neon Dwarfs Turquoise Irian Reds Pseudomugil furcatus Pseudomugil luminatus Thanks!
  15. E

    Community Rainbow tank (Pseudomugil and Others)

    Hi guys, has anyone had any experience with having a community tank of mixed rainbow species? i have a 55 gallon which I want to have the following: either pseudomugil furcata or Pseudomugil luminatus irian reds turqoise rainbows dwarf neons Boosemanis adolfoi cory bronzs cory maybe a trio of...
  16. 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...
  17. S

    30gallon tank stocking ideas

    so I’ve upgraded to a 100gallon and transferred my community from the 30gallon to the 100gallon .... mainly because my 3 Bala sharks are 6 inches now and my 4 gourami are 3-4 inches, few rainbows and a bristlenose plecostomus. I want to restock my 30 gallon but I don’t know what to do.... I was...
  18. S

    Happy Tanks

    ok so I’m new here. We all need help from time to time ..... this is why I sought out a forum in the first place, was for advice. On the flip side .... I would like to see everyone’s happy fish, your proud moments, your aquascapes, your monumental centrepiece fish, anything like that. Something...
  19. C

    New to Turquoise Rainbows

    I’ve never had rainbows before, I got 4 about 2 weeks ago. Today I noticed the largest of the 4 juveniles turned bright yellow on his head. Which led me to wondering the sex of the other 3. One of the others seems to have a little gold on it’s head today, but not close to the brightness of the...
  20. L

    Spotted blue eye and forktail Rainbows

    Hello! New to the forum so forgive me if I do anything wrong posting wise. I have a 30 gallon tank and am so close to finishing a couple of stock ideas but I can't quite yet because I'm looking for top swimmers, I already have a few in mind but I've read conflicting info about the Rainbows. I...