tropical fish

  1. O

    Can anyone help me identify this fish?

    Hello good folks. Today I went to me local pet store and found this fish in one of the tanks. The employee didn’t know what kind of fish it was and did not have a price for it. I thought it looked cool so I bought it. I’d like to know what kind of fish it is so I know how large it will get and...
  2. Jrcall

    Blister like lump on black widow tetras mouth

    I've just come home from work and have noticed that one of my black widow tetras has got a blister like lump on its mouth. I can't really find anything online to help. I changed their water a couple of days ago so levels are normal. I haven't noticed it before so either it's been there a while...
  3. S

    Pump doesn’t reach bottom of tank

    Hi all, I am installing a new pump into my tank, but the tube isn’t long enough meaning my pump isn’t suctioned onto the base of the tank. Is this an issue?
  4. B

    Hello :) First-Time Forum User, Experienced Forum Browser

    Hello! My name is Shannon, I'm a US college student and I've been keeping freshwater fish since I was little. I've always sought out advice on this forum, but didn't think to make an account until now! I have two boy cats named Dart and Sprinkles, and two fish tanks. One is a 10 gallon planted...
  5. A

    Fungus or growth?

    My fish has a growth on his side, hopefully you can see on the attached pictures. It continually grows and its white so I thought it was a fungus. However I've done water changes, cleaned the tank and filter and given him anti fungal medication but nothing seems to work. Any advice? Thank you
  6. Chloem07

    All advice appreciated

    Hiya, im new to the tropical fish life, i currently have a fresh water tank- although im changing to tropical shortly. I have a 100 L tank- what would the best filter be for a 100L tropical tank? Ive been looking at “FLUVAL U4 internal filter” - has anyone got this or have any feedback? Any...
  7. B

    Convict cichlid fry

    So I have a breeding pair of convict cichlids in a 100 gallon tank along with a jack dempsey and a juvinile green terror they will be laying eggs soon and when the fry are born I dotn really want them to be eaten by the other fish as my local pet store wanted to buy some how quickly can I move...
  8. LuluH

    Help needed to identify a changing catfish

    Hello ! I bought this little fella or lady 6 months ago and it was 2 inches long , I have a 220litre tank so room to grow. It hid for many months,.. it was black and white/nude coloured brain lobe patterning that attracted me .. however... I love it but its changed to a dark and mid brown ( see...
  9. Laurenell

    Identifying my Cichlid

    Hey All I’m trying to identify what type of Geophagus Cichlids this is? Can anyone help?
  10. R

    Injured black skirt tetra with white, fluffy growth... should we quarantaine it?

    Hey everyone! I am writing this post because we are very worried about one of our black skirt tetras. Five days ago, I found the fish wedged between the filter casing and the glass. I freed it immediately but noticed that it was injured. My housemates and I decided to minimize any stress but...
  11. B

    Female Dwarf Gourami Problems

    Hello, I've had this female dwarf gourami for about 3 months, she's been acting perfectly fine since I got her, however, I few days ago I noticed her hiding very frequently. So I decided to put her in a quarantine tank yesterday to inspect her. I noticed a white lump on her tail instantly. She...
  12. Gypsy Tart

    Advise Needed-Veiltail Betta

    Hello there, I need some helpful advise as I will be 'petsitting' a tropical fish (Betta Splendens) which is native to to Asia. It's a black fish with wavy fins. I know absolutely nothing about keeping fish and what really bothers me is that the person bought the fish (approx 6-7 cms) from a...
  13. Ellie Potts

    Fish Food

    Hey! I've been doing a lot of research about different types of fish, tanks, filters, heaters, etc to get my first fish tank (or at least my first tank that I alone own) but struggled to find information on fish nutrition. I'm planning on keeping 2 dwarf gouramis, 2 killifish, 10 neon tetras...
  14. A

    very new and very confused, please help!

    i recently got my first betta fish as well as 3 kuhli loaches. the workers at the aquarium shop i purchased them from explained that it was best to acclimate them at the same time to avoid my betta from becoming territorial. when i was first observing my betta at the shop his top fin looked a...
  15. 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...
  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. O

    Should I get keyhole cichlids?

    I have a 60 gallon tank that's a few weeks old, so pretty new. Currently, it's a peaceful with a few guppies, platys, mollys, tetras, and a single dwarf gourami. I've been looking to finish this tank off with a keyhole cichlid since they've been my favorite fish for a while and my main...
  18. K

    Does My Betta Have Velvet?

    Hi Everybody! I just got a crown tail betta fish the other day and noticed that there is a gold powder on him. I do not think that it is his natural iridescence because the gold stuff is clearly powder looking and does not shine or shimmer. I have him in a 5.5 gallon tank with plants and a hide...
  19. Ingrid

    Fish recommendations

    Can anyone recommend fish for my new 60 litres tank ? It is a tropical tank with a filter , light and heater .
  20. J

    Identifying Flukes in Fish

    Hi, New here and not entirely sure this is an 'emergency' or not but couldn't find a "fish health" section on here. I have a pretty well planted 40 gallon tank and have noticed my fish flicking and twitching parts of themselves onto plants , gravel or anything else in the tank. I noticed it a...