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  1. Guppies with swollen bellies- help!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello all, I have a few sick fish at the moment. I currently have three male guppies and one otocinclus in my 20 gallon tank. I had a fourth guppy, but he died from this mystery illness and I do not want the rest of my fish to succumb to it. With the deceased guppy, I had treated with kanaplex...
  2. 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...
  3. Sick silver shark?

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    Hello, new here! I have a problem with one of my silver sharks. He has become very skinny and his fins looked tapered at the ends + close to his body. I noticed that he was being bullied by my other silver shark which looks super healthy and is very lively. He stopped bullying but now the other...
  4. Siamese algae eater Issue

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi, My girlfriend an me have a 20 gal fresh water tank and over the past few days we have notices our Siamese algae eater has started to swell, it appears to be internal. at first we thought it may be over eating. However, we have around 12 cardinal tetra's, 3 Corys and a Beta who are all...
  5. What is wrong with my betta?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I think he might have a fungal infection and I have been treating with pimafix for 2 weeks and seen no improvement. He is in a 1-gallon tank with a filter and LED lights, no heater. I have had him for about a year, and this actually started a few months ago and showed no signs of worsening, but...
  6. Help with sick fish

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    We had a 55 gal tank with 2 comets and 1 tetra. Yesterday we were out cruising around and decided to stop by our local pet store to look around. We ended up buying 1 lion head and 1 fancy goldfish. (We asked if they could be put in the tank with the other fish and they said yes) We introduced...
  7. Something wrong with Guppy???

    Livebearers
    :surprise:PLEASE HELP! My yellow (supposed to be male) guppy has a SLIGHTLY larger belly than usual. He has a bit of red around his eyes and there is a line that is going down his belly that is pinkish. My water levels are perfect and have always been. The temperature in the aquarium is always...
  8. Fish mysteriously dying.

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had about 4 fish die within the last month or so and I dont have any affordable fish stores in my area to buy testing strips or anything. It all seemed to start when I added a new plant in the water. Water sprite i believe it was. It ended up dying. I have 2 pieces of medium/large driftwood...
  9. fish mysteriously dying?

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I've had about 4 fish die within the last month or so and I dont have any affordable fish stores in my area to buy testing strips or anything. It all seemed to start when I added a new plant in the water. Water sprite i believe it was. It ended up dying. I have 2 pieces of medium/large driftwood...
  10. Help!!! Fish sinking and dying!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I don't know what is going on, I have a community, and last week one of my Bettas died, and today I just witnessed one of my guppies died. I don't know what is going on, I need to figure this out before I lose more. I had two female bettas, they were seperated in the tank, Betta that died...
  11. otocinclus disappearing nose

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, I'm starting to panic, I have 6 otocinclus and I just noticed that one of them has a clear round bubble on it's nose. Like they are suppose to have slightly pointy noses, but this one has straight flat with this clear bubble. He didn't use to. I'm getting really worried.
  12. brown "fuzzy" spot in area where color is bleached

    Livebearers
    I have a guppy that has a fairly large brown fuzzy growth on his tail fin. The fin was previous richy colored orange/blue, but the area has bleached to white all around the growth. Looking closely, he seems to be bleaching in other parts of his body, and I believe there may be a slight...
  13. My Fish Are Dying but not from Ich?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello! My planted 10 gallon has had a string of recent casualties lately. All 3 cherry barbs have died and 1 Cardinal Tetra (Leaving only 4 Cardinal Tetras, my Betta, and my BN Pleco left). I know it was a bit overstocked but its pretty heavily planted so I figured it was fine. Anyways, my...
  14. Nirate poisoning help

    Cichlids
    I have very little spare time, and I suffer from anxiety and stress, exams and coursework prevented me from doing a water change for a while, totally my fault and i feel so stupid right now. Anyway, i finally tested my water , and realised the nirate levels were awful, a danio was missing, so i...
  15. Paradise fish scale issue - help

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Please help! Our paradise fish has raised scales on the left hand side of his body. They look irritated and his behaviour has changed. Normally he is very active and playful but in the last 2 days he's been slow and spends most of his time at the top of the tank. Attached are some pictures of him.
  16. What is this?!?

    Cichlids
    I have a dwarf balloon cichlid, who recently developed a bump on its head. I believe it also just had eggs with my convict cichlid. It seems strange, but those are the only two cichlids I have, and the convict is DEFINITELY guarding a clutch of eggs. I don't know if the bump is something...
  17. HELP MY NEON TERTA? I need advice ASAP

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I need some advice, my neon tetra has pop eye, one eye looks like it covered in fluff and the other eye is popping out, it also got some fluff on its body I went to the petshop and use blue planet fungus cure to treat the whole tank would that help? will my fish get any better? there also...
  18. HELP PLEASE sterbai cory is sick have no idea whats wrong

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Recently my Sterbai Cory has started looking very sick missing part of dorsal fin, he is swimming way slower than usual, his left gill is infected i think and his pectoral fin on that side has white stuff growing on it i think, his dorsal fin looks a little white on top too. I had 2 Sterbai...
  19. HELP!! New Glow Light Tetra acting loopy

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi everyone!! I just recently bought a new tank, let it cycle for a few days, and then got a few tropical fish. I got 6 glowlight Tetra, and after 3 days now, one of them is acting odd... He is swimming around like he is loopy.. Should I separate him from the rest of them?? Or just keep watching...
  20. Another Platy Sick

    Livebearers
    I have a female platy that is having issues. She is completely vertical, head pointing down, and seems to be struggling swimming, like a twitch here and there. Not sure if fungal, which I have the medication for, or a parasite, so would somebody please give me some in site? The tank is clean...
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