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  1. Unusual fish situation

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have an unplanted 30gal tank with an under-gravel filtration system (I know they're controversial, but it's been working excellently for me with proper upkeep.) That houses a Dwarf Gourami, 2 Neon Tetra, 1 Rosey Barb, 1 Gold finned Danio and 2 pearl Danios, and lastly but not least, an upside...
  2. White moving spots in aquarium glass/fish has ich

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi everyone, my friend just bought me a fish tank kit and fish for me beginning of this year for my birthday and today is the 3rd week of January. I notice white moving spots on the glass of the aquarium and only one fish has ich and a sore on the head. Few others have ich too but the rest have...
  3. Is this thread like poop worms

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have noticed quite a few of my fish having long strings of poo that is very thin and white/clear almost like a strand of hair. A quick search indicated worms however when I looked on Google images all the pictures I found the worms were fat and earthworm like. I have enclosed a picture of one...
  4. Is this ich or something else?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have a mixed community tank and a few days ago noticed a single white spot on the head of one of my black mollies. I took a photo to the local shop who said it was white spot, having never had this in the tank yet I assumed they knew what they were talking about and got the treatment they...
  5. Possible Flukes infestation?!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Appears that I have an outbreak of gill flukes, possibly brought on by one of the original danios. it had trouble swimming, tail fin was just a bunch of strands and it also had a red spot right above the tailfin that turned white a few days before he passed. Since then I have had 3 dainos die...
  6. How do you "disinfect" an established tank...

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all. To make a long story short, there are only a few fish remaining in my 55 G that I setup last August. I made sure the tank was cycled before adding any fish. Starting out, I had 22 small fish total: 6 brilliant rasbora, 5 red eye tetra, 6 blood fin tetra, and 5 bolivian ram. I didn't...
  7. Snail parasite in gills deadly to my fish!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Help! one of my Platies has died and I need some help on this one cause I want to do what I can to save my other fishies! The platy that became ill started to have laborious beathing, hard for her to breath, she was getting lethargic. Hiding up in the top of the tank. I took her out and put her...
  8. 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...
  9. Neon Tetra stomach is swollen and undulating/moving?? WEIRD

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all, new here. I have one Neon Tetra in a school of five with a strange symptom. The tetra's stomach area is swollen (it seems really swollen sometimes, and maybe almost normal at other times). The very strange thing is that the stomach area is constantly moving. It seems to undulate. It...
  10. Rosyt Reds..poo or parasite?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Is this a poo or a worm/parasite? Seems like an awfully long poo!
  11. Deworming Tetra - Safe for Assassin Snails?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I just ordered some Levamisole HCL in hopes of deworming my cardinal tetra. I thought at first it was anchor worms and my LFS advised API General Cure, which I used with no effect. These are long white worms (as you can see in the pics) that go in and out of his body, protruding from...
  12. Flashing Catfish - already treated for ich

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Recently I noticed my catfish flashing. I recently had an ich outbreak in my tank, and I separated out the catfish (3 peppered, 1 panda) from the neon tetras and did a salt + heat treatment (so I could half-dose the catfish). I have seen zero spots on the cats, even before the treatment. I...
  13. Some kind of external parasite...

    Saltwater Fish Diseases
    This is what it looks like The first two pictures are mine, the last one I just found on the internet. Btw, it's a 4 week old 10g tank with 8 pounds of live rock. I have 1 firefish, 1 small mantis shrimp, and 1 skunk cleaner shrimp. I change 20% of the water every week. The firefish has...
  14. Aquatic Catapillar? What is this?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay sot his thing showed its big ugly this morning. AFTER taking all the leaves off one of my Sword plants. What the heck is it and should I be looking for eggs or coccoons or something? oops... the dog just ate it... not shaping up to be a good day. Anyhow. What was is and how do I...
  15. weird clear larvae-like parasites on my eel, help!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    i have a 9 inch dinosaur eel that has been in the tank for about a month. he eats plenty and is pretty mellow, but has always had little freak-outs on the occasion (including gulping for air). He likes to hang out in this rock with a hole in it, and it seemed like he had residue on his body...
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