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  1. 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. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a serpae tetra in a little tank from a friend who said that the fish wouldn't die and he was tired of it. It his tank, the fish went in the car from his house to my house. Unsurprisingly, he was acting weirdly, swimming in place in a back corner of the tank. Later that day he started...
  3. Livebearers
    So I added a new male swordtail into my 10 gallon tank, only previously habited by my male platy and Oto. The days after I added him, both my platy and the swordtail kept having horrible fights, I can't exactly separate them so I just hoped for the fights to stop. It has calmed down relatively...
  4. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all, I would really appreciate some help with this :-? my partner and I recently began keeping tropical fish - we bought a 112 litre tank, cycled it for a week, had the water tested and was given the green light to get fish in there. We originally had 4 assorted platys, one of which we...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    What's happening to my fish? I transfer my two fish from 20 litre tank to a 120 litre tank yesterday, the betta has white strip all over her body, I believe it is caused from stress since my tank is cycling still... I think what should I do? My Molly is fully black and his mohawk is turning a...
  6. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hey guys, I'm new here and to the whole aquarium thing. My current setup is this. I have a 20 gallon tank with three zebra danios in it. Have a couple of water lettuce, two real plants, three planted ones that haven't sprouted yet, and a couple of plastic plants. The zanios are of different...
  7. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have had my ten gallon tank set up for over a year. I really don't remember when I did it, but it has been awhile, and was set up using the gunk from my little 2.5 gallon. So it isn't really a new tank. I originally had five white clouds in there, three females, two males. I have never had...
  8. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Afternoon chaps and chapettes, I have always had an on off relationship with fish and fish tanks, every time I get into the hobby I either lose my job or move house, perhaps this is lifes way of telling me to stop keeping fish :) Anyway... My girlfriends parents had a fish tank that they...
  9. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I was admonished recently for not having a "Natural tank." I can't say I know or understand what qualifies as natural or the adverse of that. I look at the photos of other people's tanks and notice they have plants and fish and very "natural" looking set ups. Does having colored gravel and...
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