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  1. Golden Barb parasites?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my golden barbs? Just had one die on me yesterday and now this one has a red spot and is floating. I removed him once I saw the issue I doubt he's savable but am worried about the main tank, Tank mates: 1 golden Ram, 4 cardinal tetras, 3 neon tetras, 4 coolie...
  2. What could be wrong with my black Molly?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I am checking the water tomorrow as I usually get it done by my local pet-store, but so far, I only have one sick fish - the rest seem to be just fine. My black male Molly (affectionatly named Midnighter) is sick. He has been rather slow for about 2 days and would stick to the top left corner...
  3. My Angelfish won't swim and keep hiding and staying in one place..Help?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I'm starting a new 30 gallon tank..I bought 3 angelfish, an oranda goldfish, a pair of neon tetra, a pair of guppies, and 4 tiger barb ( I asked the fish shopkeeper to put them separately but he refuse it) and when i got home i noticed that the tiger barb is attacking the other fishes! they...
  4. This is weird

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I've never in my 30+ years of keeping fish seen this. I have a while Molly that has what looks like algae growing from her mouth and from under her gill slit.. what??
  5. Angelfish sick or hurt with detailed photos

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a new tank that has a working hood so that i can actually have a light in it, and i noticed that my one angelfish has a pinkish red blotch on his back between two fins (look in the photo on top of his tail) . Could this be an illness or a physical injury from tank transfers? I cant...
  6. What killed my peacock gudgeons?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    About 2 weeks ago I added 2 peacock gudgeons to my 20 gallon tall planted tank. The tank had been cycles for over 2 months and already housed 2 female honey gouramis. Whileven they were juveniles when I bought them and can't be certain, I believe I purchased one male and one female gudgeon...
  7. Betta fin fungus? Polyps??

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Preamble: Hello all, I have a betta in a 3-gal "walstad" bowl. Very low tech (just a light); very heavily planted. The water parameters are fine, as is expected in an established NPT. The betta is probably about 2.5 to 3 years old (i'm not sure, he's a rescue), and the bowl has been set up for...
  8. Please HELP! Our red parrot fish got white stuff.

    Hello Can you please identify the white bit on our parrot fish body (pictured) and how to cure her? She has been with this for weeks, and it seems growing. We change her water in two weeks usually. The water parameters are normal. TIA,
  9. 2 dead fish

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello all, I recently bought my 20 gallon fishtank, probably about 2 months ago. I've had no problems until recently. I bought an upside down catfish, 2 marble mollies, and 3 more tiger barbs. Yesterday, I found one of my marble mollies and my catfish dead. My catfish was covered in white...
  10. brown "fuzzy" spot in area where color is bleached

    I have a guppy that has a fairly large brown fuzzy growth on his tail fin. The fin was previous richy colored orange/blue, but the area has bleached to white all around the growth. Looking closely, he seems to be bleaching in other parts of his body, and I believe there may be a slight...
  11. My Fish Are Dying but not from Ich?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello! My planted 10 gallon has had a string of recent casualties lately. All 3 cherry barbs have died and 1 Cardinal Tetra (Leaving only 4 Cardinal Tetras, my Betta, and my BN Pleco left). I know it was a bit overstocked but its pretty heavily planted so I figured it was fine. Anyways, my...
  12. Massive ich outbreak - What else to do?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I introduced three new fish (clown loaches) without putting them in quarantine first. I feel like a massive idiot. The next morning after adding the loaches, I noticed one of them had some white specks I hadn't seen the day before. I've never had ich in my tank, but recognized it right away...
  13. Fish are just dropping over :(

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Tank: 125gallon Filtration: FX5 12 Assorted African Cichlids(about 2-3 inches) Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 Ph: 7.6 Lava Rock with sand Fishless cycle took about 2 months and followed it to the letter. Tank has been up and running with fish for 2 months now. Ok here is the scoop. About...
  14. Boesemani rainbow fish problems?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 80 Gallon 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 0 b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 0 d. pH, KH and GH? ph 8.4 kh 300 gh 300 e. Test kit? tetra easy strips 3. Temperature? 75F 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? was fresh water put recently added 1tbs/10g 5. How long the aquarium has...
  15. how common/widespread is neon tetra disease?

    Hi all, I have been researching fish to add to my aquarium. I thought neon tetras would be a nice addition, until I read about neon tetra disease. And how it can wipe out an entire tank and is very difficult to completely eradicate from your tank once it is in there. So, I'm wondering how...
  16. Can I use a 5 gal. HomeDepot Bucket as a Quarantine Tank?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have a sick White Zebra who I believe has some sort of bacterial infection to his scales (peeling off and have a transparent growth on some) as well as some fin rot. Fish first started showing illness with paralysis of his tail, unable to swim and I thought the loss of his back tail fin and...
  17. Cory Cat Deaths - is this a Substrate/ Water/ Disease or Aquarist issue?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, Either my LFS is reprehensible (and i don't think they are), or there's a major tank problem. ...Or a major “me” problem. I've clearly messed up, made rookie mistakes, possibly relied a little too much on my LFS for advice… but how can I do right by these last little...
  18. Help! Goldfish has a scrape and need advice.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone, My black moor goldfish has recently sustained an injury that has scraped a line of slime coating or possibly scales off. The wound is shallow gold in colour which stands out from her usual black shade with no sign of blood and no sign of discomfort ('wound' actually makes it sound...
  19. Please help me keep my fish alive (medication mix question)

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, So a few months ago I fell into this awesome world of tropical fish keeping, and have almost become obsessed with the hobby and the care of the fish. I currently have a fully cycled tank (0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 10 nitrates) with live plants, gold barbs, von rio tetras, black phantom...
  20. Effect of AQ salt on plants?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    My male betta (in 3 gallon planted tank) is having problems with his fins-- it looks like he's been biting them, and holes keep appearing for some reason-- it's been getting a lot worse so I have decided to treat him with AQ salt in case there is a bit of fin rot involved, but there are a few...