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  1. Can I put bamboo shrimp and bristlenose pleco in an un-cycled "quarantine" tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Can I put bamboo shrimp and bristlenose pleco in an un-cycled "quarantine" tank? Can I put bamboo shrimp and bristlenose pleco in an un-cycled "quarantine" tank while I treat my 10 gal for ICH? Am I ok to put some of the plants and water in that tank with them so they aren't so "shocked" by...
  2. Buying guppies one at a time...

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So, I currently have nine guppies [3m,6f], a bn pleco, a rn pleco, and about 30 fry in my 45 gallon. The fry will be caught, and moved, and the few i cant catch, will grow, and eventually be caught. My nine adults now just swim in the net when i go baby hunting..its annoying! Anyways, there is...
  3. Just want to know if im doing this right...

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I got me some guppies and some mollies today, not knowing how big mollies would get, or thier rate of poop! They are right now in a 14 gallon, quarantine, bare bottomed tank. I will be upgrading them to a 24 gallon, after i make sure their all healthy, and i get to clean out the 24 gallon. My...
  4. Mystery Killer

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank - 29g 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia - 0 b. Nitrite - 0 c. Nitrate - 20 d. pH, KH and GH - 8.2ph e. Test kit - API liquid 3. Temperature - 77 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish) - FW 5. How long the aquarium has been set up - 5months 6. What fish do you have? How many are...
  5. disease contagiousness

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi! I'm wondering if anyone out there has any information on fish diseases and their contagiousness. If you have a tank with a sick fish, in my case, a fungal infection, does that mean that all of the other fish will potentially get it? After quarantining a sick fish, what can you do to ensure...
  6. The mysterious diesase is back again!!

    Characins
    NO! It is back! Let me explain...:cry: Awhile back, afew months after I started fish keeping (august 2010), I was faced with a huge problem. A strange diease no one on this forum was able to identify. It claimed the life of 5 Lemon Tetra, 2 Swordtails, and 1 Albino Corydoras. A diesase that I...
  7. Possible to quarantine 6 Tiger Barbs for 24 - 72 hrs with no other tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I was given 4 Tiger Barbs by a well-meaning friend, read they need to be kept in schools of 6+, so got two more. After there were 6 of them, they were fine with my 5 Corys and a Hoplo Catfish. I recently added 3 more Corys and the Tiger Barbs have started nipping at the fins of the Corys...
  8. Quarantine Tank questions (marine)

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hello all. I just have some random questions about a SW quarantine tank, as I'm cycling mine while I'm working on my first tank. Anyways, what would you recommend to keep running in it when you are not hospitalizing anything in the tank- or do you leave anything running at all? In mine I just...
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