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  1. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 55G tank with a TopFin Power 60 filter. Tank is kept at 78F, and testing shows high Ph (around 8) and hard water. Housed in the tank are: 1 Blood Red Parrot Cichlid 1 Jack Dempsey 1 Convict Cichlid (female) 1 Electric yellow cichlid 1 Jewel cichlid 1 pleco Ok so here is what happened...
  2. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have a blue gourami in a twenty gallon along with some tetras and they all get along. I came to feed the fish and he was swimming erratically before finally landing undrneath a large leaf and just staying there sitting on the gravel.The only way I know he's alive is when I poke the net in the...
  3. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    heres a few ideas of mine 55 gallon One comet goldfish 55 gallon 35 neon tetras 55 gallon 10 tiger barbs 1 rainbow shark 1 convict chiclid 55 gallon Black sand 12 rummynose tetras 12 cardinal or neons 12 corys two species 2 gbr 10 cherry shrimp 55 gallon Two electric blue jack dempseys 55...
  4. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have some platy and some cherry shrimp so i would like a couple plants for hiding, i need low light plants that are easy to keep. Any ideas? Also, would i need to start putting different nutrients in the water to suppot plants? I was considering getting fake plants but i heard real plants...
  5. Anabantids
    yeah i have a powder blue gourami who has been staying at the top of the tank for like the past month or so. I'm really not sure why. I just did a water change this Sunday, thinking that there was something wrong in the water, but he still stays up there. Now i know that they are top dwelling...
  6. Freshwater Journals
    Hi, that I am gradually stocking. So far it had 8 zebra danios and 8 red platies. Eventually I would like to add a small school of bleeding heart tetras (my wife's request), and one bristlenose plec. What I'd really like to know is if Silver Dollars are compatible with these fish, and if I...
  7. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forums. I have a 1.5 gal tank, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to clean it. Using a pump just sucks up too much of the water at a time. I don't have any gravel at the bottom of the tank, but what ends up happening is that I just have a lot of fish waste &...
  8. Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I want to start a tank and I found a 24 and a 30 inch light strips for a saltwater tank. The thing is my tank is a 29 and it is 30 inches long but I don't know witch I should get. Online I saw a site that said that I should get a 24 inch light strip but still don't know. Does anyone know what...
  9. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi i was recently talking to Byron about fish but then kind of went berserk and bought like 4 gouramis. Not sure if they'll survive :-( but it seemed like a good idea at the time. So currently I have 2 zebra danios, 5 neon tetras, a bushnose catfish, and one gourami of each of the following...
  10. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Recently the rocks on the bottom of my fish tank have been turning green. What does this mean and is it a problem. Also how can I make it go away?
  11. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, First of want to say hello to everyone in this forum looks like a nice friendly place to be :) I currently have a 24 litre tank and a 500L/H hang on filter for it (cycling as we speak) and my question is, Can the tank be overfiltered and if so why is this a bad thing? I had an...
  12. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, me and my dad are getting a 75-200 gallon aquarium to put our clown knife, tinfoil barb, and 2 columbian sharks in. They are still pretty small and are currently in a 45 gallon tank. There is also a blue gourami, and bumblee catfish in the tank but they won't be moving to the larger tank...
  13. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, i got two guppies today (male and female) and i want to know how to breed them. First, typically how old are guppies when you buy them from the pet store? Mine are about an inch long including fins. I think the red one is the male and yellow is the female but i don't quite remember. Any...
  14. Freshwater Journals
    I just got this new giant shell and I think it looks super cool, what do you think? It is in a ten gallon with one of my bettas, ghost shrimp, mollies, and one sword tail. Look at my aquariums and tell me what you guys think of them?
  15. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey Guys! I have a slight issue with my tank atm, i cant seem to get rid of the crazy amount of snails i have. I was told getting a few assasin snails would do the trick but it hasnt made any difference. I have tried leaving a leaf of lettuce in the tank that was a fail. I was told easiest...
  16. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I bought a tank and am planning to fill it with 12 zebra danios (danio rerio) , 1 bushnose catfish ( Ancistrus sp.), 2 kribs (Pelviachromis pulcher, one male and one female), and a group of platys or swordtails. I am more on the side of swordtails, but they grow probably too big, so I'll just...
  17. Ancient Fish
    Hello all, a fish hobbyist that's new to these forums here. I am soon going to acquire a 55 gallon tank, and I wish to put some of my favorite fish in it. But, I am not sure who would go well with who, and how well the fish would do at their maximum size, because I have only had smaller 10...
  18. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I think its algae, but I'm not sure. I wiped off most of it with a paper towel, I just stuck my hand in the tank and wiped it clean. But now its starting to grow more and more and I can even see it on the white rocks in the front of the tank. I'm not sure why it is growing only in the front as...
  19. Cichlids
    Hi New to the forum so I don't know if this belongs here! This is an image I found on the internet of the fish we have. Three all together The Fish!! 1) Is it possible to tell the sex of these fish. Two are now quite large and have fought over territory and moved the stones around in the tank...
  20. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've got a couple of baby goldfish (black moor and shubunkin) and i know they are out growing their filtered 5 gal bowl. I was wondering what: 1. Size of tank to get (gallons) 2. Price of tank 3.How distressing will the transfer from one tank to the other will be and how to reduce stress. A link...
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