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  1. Calculating Salt Dose for Treatment of Possible Bacterial Infection

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hey there everyone, I have a few questions that I cannot seem to find after research and was wondering if any of you could help. My first question is: how effective is increasing salinity in killing bacteria? I am wondering if bacteria will perish in a similar way to parasites when exposed to...
  2. To salt, or not to salt... That is the question.

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Okay, Okay, I know this is an old, worn out subject that everyone has an opinion on... but I'm going to ask anyways. I aquired an established 56 gal tall aquarium from a fellow fish enthusiast about 1 month ago. My details are as follows: Planted - amazon swords and ripple swords Temp - about...
  3. Will Aquarium Salt Kill My Plant?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Need to deal with a potential Fin Rot problem. Among other remedies (e.g. Melafix), a dose of aquarium salts was recommended. I have only one live plant in the tank right now... a banana plant. Will it be harmed by the salt?
  4. aquarium salt and corys

    My corys have got red base on the fins at the moment which has come from my tetras which i can't get rid of. My cory got a cut the other week and now has caught it from the water. It seems to have spread to my other large corys. I have never used aquarium salt but just ordered some to hopefully...
  5. Ich medications...which to use??

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    My 55g has succumbed to ich, I've lost 4 rosy barbs in the last week and I'm worried about my cichlids and my pleco. I have raised the temp to 88F as of Saturday/Sunday and I went out and bought Morton's Kosher Salt and would like to start doing salt baths for the entire tank. I also bought...
  6. 5 Gallon Invertebrate Salt Tank

    Nano Reef
    Hey everyone; I just got my 10 gallon freshwater aquarium up and running a couple of months ago and I'm looking to do something special for my dad for father's day. I was wondering... does anyone have any experience with a 5 gallon saltwater tank? I know it will be a challenge to keep the tank...
  7. New tank New fish (platy/molly) and non aquarium salt added (in a pinch)

    Greetings. I just set up a 20 gallon bio wheel aquarium. I have platies and a single molly (I think) that was mistakenly sold to me as a platy. I have "seeded" this new aquarium with substrate/plants and driftwood from an established tank so there should not be a bad cycling process. I am...
  8. Need a reasonable salt amount to make tankmates comfortable

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm risking a lot here, mostly because I've spent weeks, if not months, trying to find a set-in-stone answer. I currently have 4 Mollies and other various tankmates, and I've been wanting to buy a dragon goby for years now. Now that I'm older and understand the care needs for this goby, I also...
  9. One Mysterious White Spot!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    White Cloud Mountain Minnow with one white spot on her lip - looks like a snail egg... What am I missing? I’ve read books and the Internet for hours and this doesn’t look like anything in particular. Does anyone have an educated thought here PLEASE? I’m stumped and too new to fishkeeping to...
  10. Max Temp for treating Ick

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed Ick in my tank on Friday night. I started raising the temp then. On Saturday I got some salt and added 2 tablespoons per 10 gallons (29 gallon tank). My water temp is at 86 degrees. My ammonia is 0 my nitrite is 0 my nitrate is 20. I have increased the air flow as well. The tank has...
  11. Second Ick attack within a few weeks

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    After treating my aquarium with Titra Lifeguard for 7 days and raising the temperature to 86 degrees for 10 days, one of my fish has Ich again just one week after stopping treatment. I have several live plants, 1 corydoras catfish, 13 cardinal tetras, and 1 baby platty. I already have 1...
  12. I have a question and I'm looking for lots of great feedback and debate??

    I know that only Parrot Cichlids get black spot disease but It keeps coming back. I have tested my water and all is good I keep the temp at 81 degrees. I siphon waste every second day and water changes once per week of 20 Percent. I have to add Coppersafe every time it comes back and it clears...
  13. Ich and raising temps/salt

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed my black molly had white goop all over his face and fins. My first reaction was to get store bought something to fix it. But I remembered someone on here mentioning slowly raising the temp and putting in freshwater salt to cure the ich. Within an hour the spots were gone. It is now...
  14. Clown Knife Fish Optimum Tank Conditions

    Ancient Fish
    We recently bought a Clown Knife fish and I'm curious about what optimum conditions are for him. He's about 8" - 9" and currently lives in 55 gallon with a pleco (4"-5"). He's very friendly and quite active despite what some websites claim. I've done quite a bit of research online but typically...
  15. salt in my tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for helping me out! I have just began setting up my new tank and first I added non live sand than I added fresh water, than I added my 2 power heads to get the water moving, than I got my water temperature to 78 degrees and stable, than I added 60 Gal worth of...
  16. 1 male betta, 2 black mollies, and 2 otos - Compatible?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    First of all, thank you for helping my poor fish. I am new to aquarium keeping, my only previous experience keeping a betta in a bowl for the past year. We got our kids a new 10 gallon aquarium kit for Christmas, and I was going to let it cycle for a couple of weeks empty, until I read that it...
  17. Freshwater Flounder

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I'm very new to this place but, I think it's soon going to be my favorite website ever....anyway. I just obtained a Freshwater Flounder from a friend who couldn't keep it anymore, he had it in freshwater. But now that I'm reading up on it, it says it needs to be kept in a tank with...