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  1. 90 Gallon stocking

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am switching my all male african cichlid tank to a peaceful freshwater tank. I used to have a live bearer 20 gallon aquarium and enjoyed watching the breeding process. Had many baby survive without even having to separate them. I want a colorful tank without the aggression of the africans. I...
  2. Realistic Number of Cardinals in a 29

    Characins
    I'm getting ready to buy the cardinal tetra for my 29 gal planted. The tank already has 3 honey gourami, 9 brown kuhlies, and a farlowella (RCS will be moved before the cardinals go in). The cardinals will complete my stocking. I was only planning on about 11-12, but last time I was there I...
  3. Cardinal Tetras are breathing very fast and always hiding

    Characins
    Hi I have a 10 gallon aquarium setup for about 2 months now. A month ago I added 6 Cardinal Tetras with my 3 cory cats. I acclimated the Cardinals for 2 hours by slowly adding water to the bag. After adding them I only lost one but for the month I've had them all they do is hide in the back of...
  4. So many fish, so few tanks! (a stocking dilemma)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I've known for a while that I wanted cardinal tetra in my 29 gallon softwater community. I'm just waiting to get the plants in and the tank to mature again (removed the substrate). The substrate fish have also been decided on for a while. I love kuhli loach. I also know I want a gourami in there...
  5. Cardinal Tetra - Red Spot on Body - Disease?

    Characins
    I noticed a very strange red appendage sticking out of one of my Cardinal Tetra's body. I tried to take a photo of it while it was swimming by, so does anyone know what this disease is and what to do about it? Photo attached - see the red spot on the fish. Bewildered - please reply.
  6. Second Ick attack within a few weeks

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    After treating my aquarium with Titra Lifeguard for 7 days and raising the temperature to 86 degrees for 10 days, one of my fish has Ich again just one week after stopping treatment. I have several live plants, 1 corydoras catfish, 13 cardinal tetras, and 1 baby platty. I already have 1...
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