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  1. High ammonia and fin issues

    Ancient Fish
    Hello! So I recently got a tuxedo guppy and a fancy guppy. So my first issue is with the tuxedo guppy, I noticed the second day I had him that his tail was ripped. I brushed it off, maybe he just ripped it on something. However, this morning, about 4 days into having him, he has a small chunk...
  2. ammonia/ ammonium??? cycling problem

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all! I am 5 weeks into a fishless cycle that seems to be going nowhere, and now i'm questioning if my ammonia readings are actually ammonium (since the API liquid kits test for TAN). Hope someone may have some advice about a next step to take! Levels for the last 5 weeks: ph 6-6.2 ammonia 4...
  3. Very high ammonia levels

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 125 gallon freshwater tank that we cycled with roseys (we now know about fishless cycling but a local pet store advised us to do it this way) and we saw a spike in nitrites and then low ammonia levels. We added our fish a couple every week or so and all was well for a few weeks. Then...
  4. Ammonia! Brutis is dead! Need advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I've been reading this forum for quite awhile, and it was invaluable as I set up my first 75g tank. So thanks to everyone who's contributed and I hope to do the same. In any case, I've got a problem with my tank. Here are the specifics: - 75g - cycled two months ago using fishless...
  5. pH and ammonia levels high in freshwater fish tank, what more should i do?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I set up my fish tank exactly one week ago. Last saterday i added water to the tank, dechlorinated it with stress coat and let the filter run. The next night i added two sunburst platys and three neon tetras. I believe the neon tetras were sick before i bought them, but I didn't realize. They...
  6. Fish nipping at rocks/plants after eating

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Greetings, I started my freshwater tank with a live cycle exactly 1 week ago. I bought the tank setup from a friend of mine who'd upgraded. When I bought the tank it had been running for about 2 months. However, when I brought it home, we drained all but about 1 inch of water from the...
  7. more or less unexplainable ammonia

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm new here! I love my lil fish and I want to do the right thing and take care of them unlike so many people that get an aquarium, and just leave it and feed the fish.....My father for example....I feel so bad for his fish. Ok so here is what I've got :D 10 gallon tank 2plant/rock structures...