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  1. Fish-In Cycling a Newly Set Up, but Used, Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am fairly new to fish keeping. I acquired a free 15g fish tank, no leaks, great condition, with some healthy and established bacteria in the substrate. I have 4 Cherry Barbs (1 male, 3 females) currently in it since 03/09/19 (Saturday). The pH level is fine; the temperature is 75F. My filter...
  2. Fish-In Cycling a Newly Set Up, but Used, Tank

    Introduce Yourself
    I am fairly new to fish keeping. I acquired a free 15g fish tank, no leaks, great condition, with some healthy and established bacteria in the substrate. I have 4 Cherry Barbs (1 male, 3 females) currently in it since 03/09/19 (Saturday). The pH level is fine; the temperature is 75F. My...
  3. I caught the fish bug!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone! I am totally new to fish keeping (well, I did keep a couple of goldfish as a child like you do, but the cat soon took care of them :surprise:). I caught the bug when my boss showed me their beautiful marine tank and I thought hey - I want one of those!!! I've done my research...
  4. Question on Compatibility

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 72g bow front tropical freshwater aquarium. It's currently stocked with 7 cherry barbs, 7 black neon tetras, 4 kuhli loaches (pangio oblonga), 6 platy (mixed species), and a bristlenose pleco (though I haven't seen him in a while, I think he's still in there). There are a few plants in...
  5. 15 gallon stocking ideas, advice please :)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    My 15 gallon tank is looking rather dull at the moment. I had to take out all the elodea because it wasn't thriving in the low light, and I'm waiting for the Java fern to grow sufficiently to make the tank look nice again (at the moment the planting is looking a bit sparse, so you can see all...
  6. anyone know what could be wrong with my fishy?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have had a couple of 'cory disasters' recently and this has upset things in my tank quite a lot. Corys are one of my favorite fish, and back before I joined this forum I kept them very successfully for some years, especially remarkable since I didn't really know what I was doing! However, more...
  7. I have no breeding tank; my fry are being eaten :frustrated:

    Fish Breeding
    I can't afford another tank and the store I go to doesn't sell separator nets but I want to raise fry. They keep getting eaten by the adult fish.:frustrated: Is there any other way to protect them?
  8. All fish dead except 1...very sick..help please ...photo

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I used to have a beautiful 15 gallon recreational tank, but sadly I am down to only 1 fish...and I fear death is near for him too. For almost a year on and off I thought I had reoccurring bouts of ich. Symptoms appeared to fit and treatment with Malachite Green helped. Unfortunately, it kept...
  9. HELP! Aggressive Female Betta wants home in Cherry Barb Tank!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a female betta, Butterfinger, who is extremely healthy, but she's also very aggresive. :-? I tried putting another female in my 2 gallon bowl, but she wouldn't stop attacking her. I'm thinking it might be a short finned male. Anyway, I got a bigger tank (10 gal.) and put her in there...
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