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  1. Platy not eating and lethargic

    Livebearers
    Hello everyone. A total beginner here. My platy is really lethargic and not eating. Let me give some background to this problem. Early days: I bought a new aquarium in March and added 5 guppies and 3 algae eating fish and 2 bottom dwellers. I have a 120 litre (31.7 US gallon) aquarium and...
  2. Why are my fish not eating and acting strangely?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a new 60 gallon tank: - 1 angelfish (used to be 2) - 1 bolivian ram (possibly getting another sometime) - 3 rasboras (phasing out) - 8 serpae tetras - 4 x-ray tetras - 4 corycats - 1 pleco The angelfish, bolivian ram, x-ray tetras, and 1 corycat are new as of last weekend. The serpae...
  3. Help!!! New arowana not eating???

    Ancient Fish
    Picked up a 14" arowana from a guy on craigslist this past Monday. Fish was super healthy and active when I got it. It's now Thursday and I haven't seen him eat anything! He's in with my community so when I feed the tank they get floating pellets, flakes, crisps, carnivore pellets, and I bought...
  4. Oscar does not eat and breathing heavily :(

    Cichlids
    Hello everyone, I need some help. I thought my Oscar was just being tempermental, as usual, however, he/she(?) has stopped eating, is breathing fairly heavily and generally looks inattentive. I'm very worried since he is usually ravenous for food, breathes normally through the gills and is very...
  5. Black widow tetras not eating

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 75 gallons 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 0 b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 0 d. pH, KH and GH? 7.8, KH not sure, GH 75-150 e. Test kit? API Freshwater master, except for GH (that was a dipstick) 3. Temperature? 78 deg F 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? FW 5. How long...
  6. Prochilodus (Flagtail) not eating!?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all, after 3 long years of waiting I finally got my hands on a flagtail and its not eating. I've had it for only a day so far but I've put the tropical flakes in the water 3 times since yesterday and it doesn't look like its eating any of it. Should I switch to something else? I bought 3...
  7. Does my fish need company?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    About a week ago I had three rosy red minnows die. Now I still have a minnow and a catfish in a 10 gal. and they are both completely fine. I did daily water changes for three days to get rid of anything bad in the tank. And before any fish died I had treated them with a parasite medication...
  8. flake food up against surface skimmer

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello all, This is my first aquarium, and the first time I have kept fish. I am looking forward to learning more and participating in this community. I have a two day old 12 Gallon Nano Cube, the contents of which are: 1 x Red Wag Platy 1 x Balloon Belly Molly 1 x Cory Catfish 1 x Black...
  9. Sick Gourami

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had my gourami for about seven months now, and she has acted normal since I got her. A few days ago I noticed her lying on her side as if see were dead. When I looked closer, I could see that she was still breathing. I immediately took her out of my aquarium and put her in a bowl by...
  10. African cichlids no longer eating

    Cichlids
    i bought a group of african cichlids about 5 months ago and every time i would feed them they would go nuts! i would just stand next to the tank with the jar of food and they would know it was time to eat. about 2 weeks ago i decided to give them their first ever live feeder fish meal. they...
  11. Spotted hawkfish not eating all of a sudden

    Saltwater Fish
    Have tried getting much advice from local fish specialty stores but I still seek more info. 29g biocube set up about a month, tank parameters are perfect. Already have a healthy and eating royal gramma, 2 clowns, damsel and I recently added the hawkfish before I had added my clowns from my other...
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