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  1. Betta Fish
    Next weekend I'll be picking up my new male halfmoon dumbo ear betta, which is a tail type I've never owned before. Do they require any special care? I have a 1.5 gallon betta tank, should I get something bigger? I should I get a mini heater and/or filter? Should I cycle the tank, if so, what...
  2. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Morning: Newer 75gal tank, fully cycled. (reads 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, ~10 nitrates) pH stable at 7.4, weekly 30-40% water changes and large pothos plant growing out of tank. Water has been tested on 4 different types of kits. 95% of the fish I have tried in this tank has died. I've tried...
  3. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hey everyone, I am new to keeping fish and having an issue with something affecting my fish. I have a 38 gallon bowfront stocked with 3 mollies, 1 platy, 7 neon tetras, 2 dwarf gourami, and 2 guppies, and a number of snails and shrimp. My water parameters have been fine at 0 for ammonia and...
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I tested in a bucket and it work, the brand of the filter is hopar canister external. I change one pipe since it was really nasty and I put the two tubes into my tank and it's not doing anything at all!!! It has in and out outlet and I tried sucking both of the tubes but it didn't start, it's...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I started with 7 tiger barbs 4 regular and 3 green. I had them in a 20g tank and they fought till there was one left . so i returned him and got 8 baby green barbs and a 40g tank. i started the cycle on my 40g (fishless with ace ammonia) while they grew up in the 20g. my tank finished cycling...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    I started with 7 tiger barbs 4 regular and 3 green. I had them in a 20g tank and they fought till there was one left :-?. so i returned him and got 8 baby green barbs and a 40g tank. i started the cycle on my 40g (fishless with ace ammonia) while they grew up in the 20g. my tank finished cycling...
  7. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I took this picture today. It was atleast 4 inches. All wasn't visible. I am really freaking out. Is it an earthworm. I fed my catfish earthworms when i was fishing this spring. A few days ago I thought I saw small thread like worms about an inch long. I hope they are earthworms, but now I am...
  8. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I took this picture today. It was atleast 4 inches. All wasn't visible. I am really freaking out. Is it an earthworm. I fed my catfish earthworms when i was fishing this spring. A few days ago I thought I saw small thread like worms about an inch long. I hope they are earthworms, but now I am...
  9. Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    So, I have a 20g saltwater aquarium. I conditioned the water and have 2 live rocks and a couple fake logs as well as live sand. I have had the tank about a week. I put in a clown fish and a purple bottomfeeder and 2 hermit crabs. I changed the water today, about 4 gallons. I put the...
  10. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello everyone i am interested in getting real natural plants for my aquarium. I have a 30 Gallon freshwater tank wit a Full Spectrum Fluorescent Light. What would be some plants that you would recomend? FYI I have never had real plants in a tank before.
  11. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, my name is Max and I am new to this forum. I am 22, from Minnesota, and two days ago I purchased a 50 gallon tank to start my new hobby. Like I said, I bought a 50 gallon tank, put the 50 lbs of gravel in, filled it up with water from my bath, got my heater and canister filter going...
  12. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    okay so this is probs in the wrong thread but its to late now :P but i woke up today to find my 55 gallon, planted community tank empty :O like everything but two swordtails were dropped dead on the floor :$ like idk how or what could of caused this!! this tank had been running for about two...
  13. Cichlids
    hey i was just at a lfs looking at some different types of peacocks when another customer started talking about how some cichlids could be hormoned? i ended up getting 7 fish most are 3" or slightly bigger some had some nice color developing but others were still sporting their juvinile colors...
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