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  1. Fish stocking advice needed!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I’m looking for advice for stocking my 29 gallon freshwater tank. I’m planning on keeping about 15 red cherry shrimp, a single male swordtail, and maybe 8 guppies. Is this too many creatures in my tank? Do I need to keep the swordtail with multiple of its same kind? Will the...
  2. 8 Day Vacation?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi all, looking for some tips for going on vacation. I'm a college student leaving for spring break from the early on the 6th to early on the 16th. In total, I will be gone for 8 days. I have a 20glong planted, fully stocked with assassin snails, amano shrimp, 5 corys, 3 honey gouramis, and a...
  3. Advice on a 180 gallon tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, First time posting and was hoping for a bit of advice from the community! I am in the process of upgrading from a 90 to 180 gallon freshwater tank and would like a little help. I currently have: 5 clown loaches (babies), 6 red swordtails, 2 denison barbs (fully grown), 1 albino...
  4. Sick Glass Tetra

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So last night when I got home from a show I was in the middle of feeding all the animals and when I went to go feed the fish I noticed one of my tetras had a strange injury on his head and didn't know what it was I can't tell if the fish were attacking him cause he was weak(plus I did forget...
  5. Cycling Stress Vs Too Small of a School Stress

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi - I decided to cycle a new 10G with a school of 5 Mosquuito Rasboras and daily 15% to 20% water changes. When the ammonia hit .25ppm the rasboras got ich. I went straight to the store and got meds. The directions said to turn up the heat and add the meds. I did so and then went to work...
  6. To salt, or not to salt... That is the question.

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Okay, Okay, I know this is an old, worn out subject that everyone has an opinion on... but I'm going to ask anyways. I aquired an established 56 gal tall aquarium from a fellow fish enthusiast about 1 month ago. My details are as follows: Planted - amazon swords and ripple swords Temp - about...
  7. Given a tank and having problems - advice welcome!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, My name is Dayle-Jessica I'm from the UK, 20 years old have been given a freshwater tank and am having some problems. Please help! Im in such a pickle I was given a very large tank (to me) approx 2.5ft by 1 by 1.5. The people before me had the tank set up etc for a good 13 months. You...
  8. Gill Flukes - Help!!!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I'm sorry to post another thread (the original here about my fish dying: ) but it seems with some help I've narrowed down what happened to my fish... Gill Flukes. My last thread has pretty much died...
  9. New 90 Gal Saltwater tank..Advice?

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I just put together my 90 gallon tank i have a FLUVAL fx5 filtration system for it its been running for about a week now ive kept a pretty close eye on my levels and everything seems like it right where it needs to be my waters crystal clear the only thing i have in it so far is sand and i mixed...