tropical aquarium

  1. B

    Beige see-through spots on plants (pics)

    Hello all! I hope you’re well! I’m currently after some answers as I can’t find them anywhere, I’ve had my planted tropical aquarium roughly 4 months, and yesterday I noticed what appeared to be these see through beige spots on two of my live plants and my seachem ammonia checker which is on the...
  2. M

    Female betta behind filter

    Hey guys, My female betta has started hiding behind the filter at the top of the water. I’ve checked my parameters and all are good! I’ve had her since January and never had any issues or sickness. I can’t see any damage on her so I’m a bit confused as to why she seems to be lethargic. I’ve...
  3. J

    Need Ideas for Stocking a 190L

    Currently have: x4 Dwarf Gouramis x4 Yoyo Loaches x1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco x1 German Blue Ram x1 Bolivian Ram and x1 Panda Angelfish who is going to be rehomed tomorrow Tank: 122cm x 36cm x 45cm = 190L Any suggestions are more than appreciated!
  4. J

    190L Tropical Journal

    First time having a community tank/tropical fish, and have already learnt so much in a week, especially from mistakes/bad advice. Stupidly bought 4 Dwarf Gouramis 2 days after getting a tank following the guys advice at the aquarium shop. Told me it would be fine to put fish in there after he...
  5. Peterxr

    Dead tropical fish

    Hi, i am joining this forum as I humbly ask and beg your help. I had a very successful tropical did tank for several years. I would just do a routine water and filter change and swordtails bred well and I never needed to buy extra fish nor do any troubleshooting. Then last year, they all died...
  6. S

    Tinfoil Barb having Blood on its scales | Urgent help

    Hello, I have a tinfoil barb of age around 2 years. A week ago it was healthy, active and eating food regularly. But suddenly I spotted blood on its scales and it was spreading to its other scales as well. However, the fish is eating properly and active as hell even now. Please help me, i dont...
  7. BIG_AL

    Ornament Turned my Pleco's Poo Blue!! :/

    Hi there, I've just recently encountered a minor issue which I thought I would try dropping by people here for any opinions. I recently added a new small ornament to my fairly small tropical tank. This ornament is blue coloured and a couple of days after I had placed it in my tank I spotted...
  8. Dopatri

    How do I care for guppy fry?

    I came back from work to discover that my pregnant guppy’s belly was no longer looking pregnant. I was confused because I couldn’t see any fry and I checked her before I left for work and she was still pregnant. I thought maybe she had miscarried or something, because I honestly thought she had...
  9. 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...
  10. D

    Setting up new Tank HELP NEEDED!!!!

    Hi every one, Dobby here. I always had fish growing up but this is my first foray into a marine aquarium. Naturally i go for a reef aquarium as my first attempt. My problem is Ph. It is WAY to low. 7.52 (seneye) and about 7.8 from a NTLabs test kit. I can not get it up enough. Tank: 220L, Red...
  11. D

    Guppies on top of tank?

    I recently got a beautiful extended trio of red lace metalhead guppies with a bunch of fry, and I also already had lots of fry in the tank. I just noticed that many of the fry hang out at the top of the tank and mainly stay in the same place. They don't seem to be gasping, but I want to make...
  12. A


    Hi, i have a bunch of tetras and was away from home yesterday and there was a power cut for about 9 hours. All my fish are turning more black and dying! What do i do?!
  13. M

    Pest Snail help

    Hi, apologies if this is in the wrong place but I could do with some advice. I have a 75l tank with a mix of small fish guppys, tetras etc. The tank currently has an issue with snails! A rogue one turned up on a plant I bought and now I have 100s! I've bought 5 assassin snails and they've helped...
  14. FishionistaB

    How many angels in my 65gal

    I have a 65 gallon deeper than it is long. Said tank is my pfp. How many angels can I keep in this tank? Tank is planted and has a fairly decent sized driftwood. We have some Cory cats already (about 20) as tank mates. And plan to possibly add some schooling types as well, maybe cardinal tetras...
  15. Y

    Is my Gourami male or female? Is it bloated or Pregnant?

    Hello, I have two Gouramis. One of them seems too have bloated/pregnant. Can’t differentiate between male and female nor if it’s pregnant or bloated. It is staying at on position, not moving and staying at the top part of the tank. Can someone help please? Should I quarantine it?
  16. K

    Fluval filter for tropical fish?!?!

    Hi guys. It’s just a query really, we have a 160L tank for our tropical fish & currently have a fluval u3 filter in place. We have 24 small tropical fish in there at the mo. We were thinking of swapping it for a fluval u4 filter, although we’re worried it may be too strong for our guppies. Any...
  17. K

    Killer clown loach

    Hi! my husband snuck in a 100ltr fish tank whilst i was at work (after 10 years of me saying no) and he’s quickly become overzealous with buying fish at the fish stores advice over the last 5 months the tank has been set up. he currently has an all male tank consisting of 12 cardinal tetras, 4...
  18. T

    Recommend filter for a 70L tank

    Hi, although I am still new this hobby and my aquarium 70l (19 gallon) tropical aquarium is mid cycle, I am putting thought into getting a new filter. I currently have the juwel bioflow one which is quite bulky, has poor surface agitation and only allows for regular mechanical filtration (no...
  19. joliee

    Am I Overstocking?

    Hi I'm kind of new to this so bear with me haha. So I was thinking of getting a 10 gallon tank and putting 5 scissortail rasboras (I heard they were schooling fish and that I needed to get at least 5), 2 cory catfish (again, I heard they liked to be with each other), 1 dwarf gourami, and 1...