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  1. Aquarium disaster, please help :(!

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hy everyone! I've decided to post my own thread since I don't even know what to search for among the existent threads, cause I have no idea what is going on in my tank anymore :( . First of all I am a beginner, I set up my tank in august this year, it is a 52 l tank, with a few plants (1 moss...
  2. Male Gourami Part Clamping Dorsal Fin

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi Everyone, So I've had my male and female (definitely a female, I'm in the UK...) dwarf gourami for over a week now in my new tank with 6 cherry barbs. The tank hasn't cycled yet, but the values are being checked every day and are as follows: Ammonia: 0 - 0.5 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 0 I...
  3. API Tetracycle?!??!?!? Almost killed my fish?!

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    My moms tank has cichlids, and some of them have fin rot. We put some medication in for fin rot and other diseases twice, and it didnt work. A few weeks later she bought the API Tetracycle medication and all of her fish, even the healthy ones, went to a corner of the tank and sat at the bottom...
  4. API Tetracycle?!??!?!?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    My moms tank has cichlids, and some of them have fin rot. We put some medication in for fin rot and other diseases twice, and it didnt work. A few weeks later she bought the API Tetracycle medication and all of her fish, even the healthy ones, went to a corner of the tank and sat at the bottom...
  5. Fin Rot and Tail Rot Disease Treatment

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQwcX3d3Jx4 An informational video on the fast progressive Tail Rot and Fin Rot disease in fishes. The video shows how to identify the disease and the course of treatment for the same. Tell me if you think the video is helpful. Thank you guys. Click the link...
  6. Help! Poor little new panda cory's fins went raggedy overnight

    Catfish
    Hi all I have a 60L tank, amm. 0, nitrite 0, nitrates ~10. pH is between 6.5-7. It's planted, finished cycling a week ago, and has 8 harlequin rasboras, 1 oto, 5 red cherry shrimp and 1 panda cory. Substrate is 2/3 smooth gravel, 1/3 sand. Temperature is 23C - I've tried to bring it down to 22...
  7. I am so "Fished Out" Today! Platy Fry, What is wrong with my Boesmani Rainbow!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I am so "Fished Out" Today! Platy Fry, What is wrong with my Boesmani Rainbow! Well this morning started out with 2 fish tanks right now, I have 4 up and running...:shock: It started this morning when I turned the light on in my 29 gallon tank. I could not help but notice two tiny eyes stare...
  8. electric blue ram with ick and not finrot!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    electric blue ram with ick and now finrot! So a couple weeks ago I brought home and upsidedown catfish friend for my other usd cat. I quarantined him for a day and did a methylene blue dip as an anti fungal but when he looked fine and frisky i added him to my 13 gallon, did a 30% water change...
  9. Persistent Fin Rot on Corydoras (1 year)

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I bought an albino cory at a Petsmart about a year ago. He wasn't in the best condition, but I figured that once he went into a good tank, he would eventually heal up. Well, I've had this particular cory for about 1 year now, and he is not getting any better. His fins, especially his tail...
  10. Treating Fin Rot with Melafix & High Nitrates

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my corydoras has fin rot on its tail and is acting lethargic. All levels are normal except for nitrates which are high (~50ppm)... I immediately did a 50% water change and am going out to buy some Melafix. Now I've read that daily water changes are important to bring the nitrate...
  11. Best way to treat fin rot?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my platies has come down with a bit of fin rot. I'm doing frequent water changes and read that treating with melafix and aquarium salt would probably clear it up. The only thing is I have cories in the tank and have heard that they are very sensitive to salt. My QT isn't done cycling so I...
  12. powder blue gourami with bad fin rot - when to let go?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi, I'm new to fishkeeping, and this is my first post - although I've been raiding forum posts on here for a few weeks now, and they've been incredible helpful, or just downright interesting. I'm asking for help with my first major disease problem with my knee dwarf gourami. I got two of them...
  13. aquarium salt and corys

    Catfish
    My corys have got red base on the fins at the moment which has come from my tetras which i can't get rid of. My cory got a cut the other week and now has caught it from the water. It seems to have spread to my other large corys. I have never used aquarium salt but just ordered some to hopefully...
  14. 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...
  15. My zebra danio has fin rot I think. Please help

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my zebra danio's tail seems to have parts of it missing from the top. He was in a 29 gallon tank that is still cycling. I noticed that he wasn't swimming around anymore and just laid at the bottom of the tank. I knew something was wrong so I put him back into my 10 gallon tank that has...
  16. Fin rot on Emerald catfish?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all, I'm new here. I noticed that my emerald catfish's dorsal fin seems to be torn. I'm worried it may be fin rot, but I haven't had any experience with that, so I don't know what it looks like exactly. All the pictures online look to be 'more advanced' cases. I've attached a picture. He...
  17. Possible fin rot and idk what else?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 36 gallon bowfront 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia?.25 b. Nitrite?0 c. Nitrate?0 d. pH, KH and GH?pH7, kH80,GH120 e. Test kit?API 5 in 1 test strips and Jungle ammonia test strips (I know these aren't ideal, maybe after Christmas I can afford to get a kit) 3. Temperature? 78F...
  18. Strange symptoms in platy

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Tank size: 1g (I have VERY limited space in my apt) 2. Water parameters pH: 7.6 3. Tank at room temp. 4. Freshwater 5. How long the aquarium has been set up?: 4 months 6. I have a Mickey Mouse Platy, I've had him for 4 months. He is the only fish I have. 7. Were the fish placed under...
  19. sick ghost catfish

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    hello everyone, i have two ghost catfish in a 10g tank with two tetras and a bristlenose pleco. the ghost cats seem to be very sick. most of the time they are laying on the gravel looking dead but then they get up and swim a little. one of them sometimes swims upside-down. i thought i saw what...
  20. Is this Fin Rot?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Is this fin rot or something else? This poor guppy has not been eating the last few days. My tanks ph is perfect 7. no nitrites and very low nitrates. My tank just finished cycling this past sunday night. woo hooo!!! but this poor little man stopped acting normal... staying at the bottom...
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