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  1. Hi, I'm new to the forum, so I'm not sure if I'm asking this in the right place, but I wanted to know if anyone knows what (if anything) is wrong with this fish. I noticed this white "lump" or spot INSIDE the fish ( you can see through its skin and this spot is clearly not on the outside of the...
  2. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I am already attached to him even though i only got him 8 hours ago, his name is thunder. I love him šŸ„° okay so he is asleep (hes the fish in the first picture and the second picture is the minions (neon tetras) here:
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    We got our daughter a new tank (10 gallon). We let the tank establish, used the current filter from her brothers tank (an established thriving tank). Tested the water (ph neutral, no ammonia, water temperature 75). Our daughter picked out neon tetras and a couple of mystery snails. The snails...
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I'm one of those really newbie newbs that searched a topic but still want to ask my questions. Sorry for the repetition šŸ˜† I'm trying my hand at a naturally planted tank. Originally this is to appease my winter blues and needing some greenery. It's my next step in keeping plants indoors...
  5. (10 gallon) I have 2 pearl Gouramis 6 Neon Tetras and 1 Corydora. Good vegetation a lot of places to hide. The wood in the middle reaches up to about the halfway mark so it would be a good spot to rest then go up to the surface.. I was wondering if this would be a good pairing if I put in a...
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