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  1. Angelfish sick or hurt?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a new tank that has a working hood so that i can actually have a light in it, and i noticed that my one angelfish has a pinkish red blotch on his back between two fins (look in the photo on top of his tail) . Could this be an illness or a physical injury from tank transfers? I cant...
  2. 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...
  3. What is wrong with my tank?!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone, i have had fish in my tank for a wee while now but still pretty new to it all. I currently have 4 platy's a male siamese fighter and snails,which are the main cause for my post 2 days ago i had 5, i now have 2 :cry: I dont know what happened, my tank was clean, i do frequent 25-50%...
  4. I lost 2 rasboras already, what's going on

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    My 20 gallon long tank recently finished cycling and I added 6 harlequin rasboras, 6 albino cories, and 1 betta. When I got my rasboras, 2 of them were super fat and the rest looked normal. Within 2 days the first fat one died and I tested my water but everything was good. Now it's been a...
  5. What is wrong with my cherry barb?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    For a few days now, almost a week one of my cherry barbs has been developing a lump on her side. Here are some videos of her.. 1. Size of tank? 50 gallons 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? ~.05 [a little high, i know, b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 5ppm d. pH, KH and GH? 6.4, i drop, 2 drops e...
  6. Big tank problems....*sigh*

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 45 gallons, 36x24x12 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 0 b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 2-3ppm d. pH, KH and GH? 6.4, 2 drops, 1-2 drops e. Test kit? API Master Kit 3. Temperature? 77-78 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? Freshwater 5. How long the aquarium has been set up...
  7. Black Molly Developed Ich! What Do I Do?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Oh, the joy of buying new fish...this is one reason why I tend not to buy new fish frequently, they almost always develop something or come with something. So, last Monday I decided to purchase TWO Black Mollies, I figured my 2+ year old Dalmation Molly was lonely, and I purchased TWO Male...
  8. neon tetra losing color in tails, suspicious spot on swordtail head

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So we've noticed that some of our neon tetras have been getting very bloated and mis-shapen after feeding. One swims head down and swims aimlessly till his belly gets smaller. One swims alone in the corner. They just don't act normal, but then again, we've never owned neons before! My main...
  9. Use of UV Sterilizer in Treating Fish

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have to say, without a doubt, that my favorite piece of tank equipment is my UV sterilizer/powerhead. I haven't seen much mention of UV sterilizers within the forums and wanted to get a feel if other members have had luck treating their fish with it and to raise awareness of its benefits in an...
  10. now here is a mystery....

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    ok i have a red wag platty that has what looks like a pimple behind its gill and at the base of her side fin. every other fish in her tank is healthy and i put her in an isolation tank. i have no idea what it is and no it looks nothing like ick. later i will post further details and and get you...
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