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  1. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank. I have a LFS I go to for plants, a LFS I go to for supplies, and a 3rd LFS I go to for fish. It has been cycling for 3 weeks now. My info: My tap water is hard and basic (roughly 7.6 & 170) I have a black gravel substrate 3 pieces of Malaysian Driftwood (2...
  2. Tropical Fish Diseases
    hi i will say sorry now for not reading other post as i have a disability that mega limits how fast i can read i am no novice looked after my dads 800 liter and 2x 80 liter tanks since a very young age now at 24 i have my own setup 4FT tropical tank (147 liters approx) now i will...
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought my first tank 2 weeks ago, a 10 gal. I read a lot about cycling and caring for fishes. With the tank I bought 3 guppies, 2 females and a male, because they looked like interesting fishes to have. Also in my tank there are a few live plants: a rather small plant that's about 4 inches...
  4. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    two weeks ago we went to the pets store to buy more fish we currently had 6 glo-fish (danios) and went and got 2 yellow mollies and two neon tetras the black neon tetra was the first to go then the orange and blue neon then the first and second yellow mollies they just started slowing down and...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everybody, I'm pretty new to fish keeping and just set up my first 10 gallon tank about a month ago. I have 2 MM platys and 1 bottom feeder which are all doing well. However my 3 neon tetras which I've added about a week ago seem to be stressed and just hover behind one of the decorations...
  6. Tropical Fish Diseases
    So we've noticed that some of our neon tetras have been getting very bloated and mis-shapen after feeding. One swims head down and swims aimlessly till his belly gets smaller. One swims alone in the corner. They just don't act normal, but then again, we've never owned neons before! My main...
  7. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a planted 150 gal with atleast 50 neons, few corys, ottos ,snails, shrimps, SAE, cherry barbs, 1 big angel, and what used to be 6 small angels. Now that is out of the way, here is the situation. MY ANGELS ARE DYING at the rate of 1/day. I've had them for 3 weeks now. I'm thinking if there...
  8. Invertebrates
    my cousin has a tank with guppies , platties , neon tetras , a suckermouth cat , a readhead fish that i dont remember its name and a ghost shrimp.. can he breed his fish in the same tank? or the ghost shrimp will eat the eggs?? (or is it another threat for the eggs)? thanks!
  9. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just started up a 10 gallon freshwater tank and I need help deciding what kind of fish to stock my tank with. I definitely want neon tetras for sure, but I do not know what else to purchase. any help will be greatly appreciated. please help an enthusiastic noob out. here is a link to my fish...
  10. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    As some of you may have heard. I am setting up a 20 gallon high aquarium. My next project for it is the DIY lighting, but I want to plant the tank according to the needs of the fish. So the type of plants I get depends on the fish and the type of light I set up depends on the plants. So I...
  11. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a new school of neon tetras to replace one that had been wiped out by improper ich treatment. I discovered last night that one of them has some kind of fungus. It's a small white slightly furry patch on one side of his body at the base and just below the dorsal fin. What's the...
  12. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed a few days ago that one of my neon tetras had developed ich. I researched the salt/heat method of curing ich and decided to try it because I thought it would be better for my tank than chemical medications. I have 2 x 10 gallon planted, cycled tanks 5 neon tetras 3 peppered cory...
  13. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I just bought 8 neon tetras but they all just died in the course of five hours!!!!!!! I tested my water and it was perfect so it wasn't the water quality . If you have any idea why they all died that would be great!!!!
  14. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have to say, without a doubt, that my favorite piece of tank equipment is my UV sterilizer/powerhead. I haven't seen much mention of UV sterilizers within the forums and wanted to get a feel if other members have had luck treating their fish with it and to raise awareness of its benefits in an...
  15. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi guys! I joined just seconds before because I am at odds with my tropical fish! I have four fish. A platy, a neon tetra and two angel fish. The neon tetra is the oldest, and the platy was introduced to him a couple of weeks ago and they were fine. We had an angel fish named Ferrari but he...
  16. Characins
    I added 6 neon tetras to my 10 gallon tank a couple of weeks ago. I was amazed at how active the tetras were and really enjoyed watching them swim. Then I started reading that they like planted tanks and plenty of hiding spots. So this past weekend, I got a few some amazon swords and a few...
  17. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I plan on getting a couple of neon tetra once my tank is done cycling. The PH of the tank is 7.8-8.0 and this is way too high for tetras. I was wondering what I can do to lower the PH of the tank water. My tap waters PH is around 7.6-7.8. I do not have a test for the hardness of the water. I was...
  18. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am completely new to keeping tropical fish and like all newbs I probably have made a few mistakes and thought I'd post what I have and what my experiences are so far. I have a tank with: 10 Neon Tetra 2 Glowlight Tetra 2 White Molly 1 Dalmation Molly 2 Guppys (Not sure which bread just...
  19. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    i can't really decide on which fish to get? should i get them in pairs? other fish suggestions that are better than Bolivian Ram or Dwarf Cichlid or any other Cichlid Community fish able to live with neon tetras and guppies the tank is 29 gallon plz give me the names or links thanks
  20. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I set up my fish tank exactly one week ago. Last saterday i added water to the tank, dechlorinated it with stress coat and let the filter run. The next night i added two sunburst platys and three neon tetras. I believe the neon tetras were sick before i bought them, but I didn't realize. They...
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