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  1. Hong Kong Plec Water Temperatures

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone, I'm just curious I have a Hong Kong Plec (hill stream loach) the little guy is currently in my temperate water tank with 2 zebra danios and 3 platys. I've been researching their optimal conditions and there is a lot of variation with temperature. At present they are kept between...
  2. A few beginner's questions for killifish

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    I recently received some Nothobranchius Guentheri (killifish to me) as a present and as I am a complete novice to keeping anything like this, besides a goldfish, I thought I could do with some advice (They are living after all). I have some basic knowledge from some searches but a few of my...
  3. So I gave my Clown Loach 2 new friends... Problem: One of them has ICH

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Last time when I bought my two original clown loaches, one of them must have had some ich, which went undetected and it spread to my entire tank! The loaches got Very sick but thankfully with some TLC and the heat method, They just barely pulled through. While all of my other fish had maybe 2-3...
  4. Temperature Shock?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I lost a 6 month old Zebra Danio today following a routine 25% weekly water change. He shared a 20-gal tank with two other Danios and six tetras (Rosie and Red Phantom). The whole gang seemed fine before the water change, but all were acting panicked right after. My first thought was to look...
  5. will higher temperature water cause fish to die?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 55 gallon tank and a few months ago I dealt with about 3/4 of my fish dying after I got some new platies and didn't quarantine them. I did a bunch of water changes and then everything seemed ok. A month or so later I would get random fish deaths. A month ago all my cories died almost at...
  6. Need daily recordings of tempertures of their fish tank? for assigment?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    If any one can help me, it would be great. I need at least 2 weeks worth of recording , could you also answer these other question What type of thermometer you use? What type of tank it is? e.g tropical, salt, cold water How many litres is the tank?
  7. Help? water temperature is lowering and one fish has died already!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My fish was swimming like spastic this morning then he just sunk down to the bottom of the tank, he didn't move for about 10 mins and he later on started swimming which I thought he was okay. I check on him few times through out the day and had notice that's he was swimming close to the bottom...
  8. need advice please. 29 gallon tank / found male guppy dead

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 4 female guppys and 2 are pregnant an 1 male they all seemed fine I have been leaving the light on cause i have yet to get a heater but i am going today i came home from work decided to turn the light off an usually the temperature is always at 75 degrees no less but foun my male guppy...
  9. I blew it-temperature

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Last night I forgot to close the window in the fish room, and the temp dropped to 40 overnight! The wind was blowing directly into the room when I got up. My 55 and 20 gallon tanks and my hospital Tupperware (where I'm treating a weak Platy) were all down to 70! I about freaked out. Closed...
  10. Need help with a 55g setup in front of window

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Upgraded from a 10g to a 55g after 2 months lol. In my house the only available spot for the 55g was in my living room in front window. I know its not the best place but it was seriously the only place it would fit. It has been set up for 2 months. I live in South GA and it has been getting...
  11. Heater temps fluctuating

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Do any of you have the same problem I have with the tank temperature? My house gets cool in winter (often down to 60F) so I have to turn up my heaters quite a bit to keep the tanks around 78-80. When its warmer, I have to turn the heaters down again or the tanks will get too warm. Sometimes...
  12. Oto Temperatures

    Catfish
    I tried to find the information in the forum and elsewhere but couldn't seem to get this answered. I know that the ideal temperature range for otocinclus catfish stops at 79F, however are they able to tolerate higher temperatures? I have them in a tank that stays at 77F and was wanting to...
  13. high temps in tanks

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    it's summer time, and my third floor appartment gets upwards of 90 degrees during the day when we are out.. (it was good in the winter when we had a tiny heating bill :-) ) Sooo.. i have 2 tropical tanks, a 15 gallon with some glofish, and tetras and a snail, and a 29 gallon with 2 jewels and 5...
  14. New Jewel Cichlid owner here

    Cichlids
    First of all, hello! After a little research, I bought two Jewel Cichlids today, and I love them. I've named them Kimchi and Yakatori :mrgreen: Here's my tank: First Tank - 10 gallon Freshwater fish tank My question is, what's the best temperature and pH balance to keep the tank at...
  15. Plants - Lighting - Temperature.. Help!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Well, i got 2 lamps T5 (G5) 39W each.. but they heat the water really much! what should i do? i got a sailfin pleco and a black ghost knife, and some plants that i think they will stop growing or die without lighting during the night!! generally the climate in my town is hot during the...
  16. Corydoras different species - temp preferances

    Catfish
    Ok, so to start off - corydoras are absolutely my all-time favorite fish. I have a 45 gallon (pH 6.6, ammonia and nitrites 0, keep nitrates at 5ppm, GH 4, KH 2; temp is 78). It's moderately planted with mostly South American species and also two crypts and java moss. In it I have a school of 14...
  17. I have a question and I'm looking for lots of great feedback and debate??

    Cichlids
    I know that only Parrot Cichlids get black spot disease but It keeps coming back. I have tested my water and all is good I keep the temp at 81 degrees. I siphon waste every second day and water changes once per week of 20 Percent. I have to add Coppersafe every time it comes back and it clears...
  18. Water change temperature

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    When doing water changes I imagine it's best to try to keep the water temperature of the water you add to the tank the same temperature as that in the tank. This minimises temperature fluctuations an helps maintain a stable environment for the fish. Previously I've boiled a kettle and added...
  19. Heating aquariums - thermostat settings and temperature

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've ended up with three small (20L) betta tanks added to my fish menagerie. It's autumn and starting to get cool at night so I've been studying the temperature settings to ensure that everybody's warm enough. I have 25W Aqua One heaters in the tanks. The box said that that size was suitable...
  20. Breeding temperatures for DISCUS

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi... I have a breeding pair of discus and I am looking for information on the temperature of their tank while breeding. Specifically I am looking for the temperature range to keep them safe, actively spawning and fry safety, etc. If anyone has any SOLID light to shed on this topic please...
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