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  1. Fish stocking advice needed!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I’m looking for advice for stocking my 29 gallon freshwater tank. I’m planning on keeping about 15 red cherry shrimp, a single male swordtail, and maybe 8 guppies. Is this too many creatures in my tank? Do I need to keep the swordtail with multiple of its same kind? Will the...
  2. Help: Bad Fin Nipping!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 2 male swordtails and 1 male molly in my 20 gallon tall tank right now, and for a while they were getting along fine. The bigger swordtail (1/2 inch larger than the other) would follow around the smaller one, but nothing bad was happening. Yesterday me and my girlfriend noticed that the...
  3. Platy is completely stressed out, not looking fine!!

    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. Choosing fish to put in my tropical tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 15g tank with one female platy and a nerite snail. I was thinking about putting in two female swordtail females, and two dwarf or honey gouramis. I don't want to put any fish in that would bully my platy. I won't put guppies in, as I've had bullying problems before. I ideally want...
  5. My fish are dying

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    2 Neon Tetras and 2 swordtails have disappeared over 2 weeks, took the tank apart (theoretically not literally) and filter and no sign? No Signs of Ich, 25% water changes weekly fed once per day.... Im worried. Slowly running out of fish, just found one of my dalmation mollies dead, my tank...
  6. Breeding double sword guppies

    Livebearers
    Hopefully picture is attached. Its not clear how to upload from a Droid... OK, I had a fancy guppy planted tank that started with metal head yellow veil tail males and Moscow females. After about a year, half black red males began showing up. One of them matured into a double swordtail. So I...
  7. Crossbreeding; Guppies, Swordtail, and platies oh my

    Livebearers
    Hi! In one of my tanks I have dwarf panda guppies and Kohaku (koi) swordtails (among other non-livebearers). In another tank, I have just some regular guppies (also among other non-livebearers). I have kept the regular guppies out of the panda guppy tank so that I could make sure any fry in the...
  8. Swordfish Death - overeating

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi All, I have a pair of female swordfish & a pair of shubunkin gold fish. All the 4 fish were healthy. A few mins ago i see one of my swordtail whoch was very active and happy eater is dead. I did notice it atre more than it normally does today. Could it be a cause due to overeating.
  9. what kind of swordtail

    Livebearers
    what kind of swordtail is this pet store said MM swordtail, mickey mouse i assume cause he has the mickey mark on him but hes clear around his head belly back and tail with an orange stripe idk what kind he is here r pics
  10. 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...
  11. What Fish should I choose?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just went to petco and got some blue mickey mouse platies http://shop.sweetknowleaquatics.co.uk/WebRoot/ce_uk/Shops/246260/4ADE/CA62/F29B/F06B/ADE5/C0A8/8007/7229/neon_blue_mickey_mouse_platy.jpg (2) and I was realy thinking of getting two buenos aires tetras...
  12. Molly & Swordtail "chemistry" - HELP!

    Livebearers
    So, I have a tank with three tetras, a balloon molly (that I can't figure out is male or female!), an orange swordtail, and two AD frogs. Up until recently they've all played nicely. :( But today I did a full on clean of their rocks, equipment, etc 'cause it was getting all grungy. I took them...
  13. Swordtails...?

    Livebearers
    Hey guys! Are swordtails platys? I know this is probably a dumb question, but I'm not sure if they are or not....I think they are because I THINK that my swordtail mated with my platy, but I'm not sure... Thanks!
  14. Raising swordtail fry

    Livebearers
    2 of my swordtails had fry within a couple days of each other and now i have maybe around 10 little fry swimming in the floating plants at the top of my aquarium :greenyay: Since this is my first batch i want to try and save as many as possible. Can i keep them in a small tank without a filter...
  15. Swordtail- is she pregnant?

    Fish Breeding
    Hi Everyone- I could have sworn my swordtail (female) was pregnant...was I wrong? I can't find a dark spot or any real hard evidence besides how fast she fattened up... here are some pictures: (they are not the greatest, wish i had a million dollars for a camera to take nice fishy pics)...
  16. Swordtails sick- what is it? Help!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello- I am a new fish person and have recently joined the great world of tropical fish. Here is the information on my tank, toward the bottom is my actual problem. Thanks for taking the time to help out! 1. Size of tank? 10 Gallons 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? Not yet tested b. Nitrite...
  17. Whats Going On With My Guppies?

    Livebearers
    Hey Folks. Wonder If You Could Help. Theres A Couple Of Problems I Have Regarding My Guppies. Ok To Start I Bought 15 New Fish To Go In The Community Tank I Have (10 guppies, male+female mix. and 5 swortails) That was About 2-3weeks ago. Since they have been added to the tank (which i have...
  18. Unbeatable mouthrot?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello. I have a 10 gallon tank with fish infected with mouthrot. The fish setup is not at all ideal and I will upgrade ASAP (probably within the next 3 months or so). I have 2 Swordail, 2 Lemon Tetras, 1 Corydoras. Before you tell me all the things that are wrong with that, trust me, I know...
  19. Am I driving my fish crazy!?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello. I reciently got an airstone setup for my 10 gallon tank. It has an air pump recommended for 5-15 gallons and an airstone strip about 4-6" long maybe. The current inhabitants of this tank (soon to upgrade!) 2 Lemon Tetras, 2 Swordtail (1 fry, 1 adult), and 1 abino (bronze) corydoras. It...
  20. Should I put down my Swordtail today?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi. My female Swordtail, Auraques, hasn't eaten in almost a week. She has been in my 1.5 gallon hospital tank for the last 8 hours. She has suffered from multiple cases of mouthrot (that stuff comes back everytime I take it off of the fungus medication). Right now she just sits on the bare floor...
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