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  1. BLOODFIN TETRA IS NO LONGER RED..HELP!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here so hopefully I can explain well. A little bit about my tank: 30 gallon freshwater tank 4 Bloodfin Tetras 1 Black Lyretail Molly 2 Dalmation Salfin Mollys 1 Gold Dust Molly Temperature sits at 77 We are getting ready to add 2 more tetras, when...
  2. Cherry Barb, Leopard Danio, Tetra with African Butterfly Fish?

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hello, I have recently purchase an African Butterfly Fish and was wondering if he'd do well in a tank that has the following: - Pencil Tetra - Cherry Barb - Leopard Danio - Discus I am mostly worried that the Butterfly fish will eat the barbs, tetras and danios, but especially the...
  3. Advice needed!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all. Recently I purchased my very first tank (second hand) and this past week have been busy researching everything I could find about keeping tropical fish - I'm looking for some advice on whether or not my equipment is enough to handle my set up and which fish I should buy for my first...
  4. Tetras randomly dying

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey guys, I've just started a new tank about 4 weeks ago, and I've run into a bit of a mystery... It's a 29G fresh water tank, fitted with T5 high lighting, Flourite Black, water Wysteria, java moss, and dwarf baby tears. Temperature is at 75F/24C. I've got a hang on the back Aqueon filter...
  5. Baby Columbian Tetra care

    Characins
    I just noticed there are two little tetras in my tank. They are about 1.5cm long. I'm surprised they survived to this size. They are hanging out by some bushy plants. So I guess they've hid out in there to grow up. My water quality is excellent in that tank, and they survived this long. So I'm...
  6. Black skirt tetra with mass on mouth

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my moms black skirt tetras has a weird white/opaque mass on its mouth. It almost looks like a rock. I have never seen anything like it before. 1. Size of tank? 10g 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? b. Nitrite? c. Nitrate? d. pH, KH and GH? e. Test kit? No idea 3. Temperature? 78 4. FW...
  7. Lemon tetras killed off!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi all, quite new to keeping an aquarium so please forgive me if I've missed something really obvious. I have a 60 litre planned tank, it's been running around 9 months and had no fish deaths until recently. In the tank I have 4 black widow tetras, 2 dwarf gourami, 4 pygmy corys, 2 rummynose...
  8. Help! Ember tetra sick - need a diagnosis

    Characins
    Hi guys! I have a 5gal planted tank with six ember tetras and some shrimp that's been up since the middle of the summer, and so far it's been great, water is ideal and the fish have been healthy, I had an infection scare so I treated the tank with PINEAPPLE once, but now my biggest ember is...
  9. Help - ember tetra with white spot

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I have a 5 gal with 6 ember tetras, the tanks been up a few months now and I've had the fish about a month, they're full size and the water conditions are perfect, no nitrites/ammonia and very little nitrates with regular water changes, the pH is a little high for their ideal but there's...
  10. Is this eggs?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 10 neon tetra and 1 betta, i added this fake plant about 1 weeks ago and 3 days ago I found these small bubbles on the leave is it eggs or just bubble? If it's eggs what should I do?
  11. Stocking a 20g with Tetras, Corydoras, and what else?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm setting up a new 20g tank and when it finishes cycling, I'm adding in my existing 5 neon tetras and 5 corydoras. I also have some plants in the tank (not sure of their names). Is there any other species I can add to the tank? On AqAdvisor it says the tank's stocking level would be 53%...
  12. Good Water for Red Phantom Tetras?

    Characins
    I'm planning to house a small school of Red Phantom Tetras in my 20-gal community tank, and I want to make sure they thrive. It is my understanding that - in general - Tetras prefer soft, somewhat acidic water... at least that's their natural habitat. In Philadelphia, we have moderately hard...
  13. Does it work? A Tetra SafeStart Journal

    Aquarium Products Reviews
    I set up a 10 gallon tank last week and added three black mollies (1 male, two female) so it would cycle and I could convert it to brackish without having to switch fish. THESE WILL NOT BE HOUSED IN THIS TANK PERMANENTLY) Fish-in is my preferred method and I will leave it at that. This tank...
  14. Q1: Substrate advice

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have looked into substrate and have found the following two that seem reasonable. Has anybody used either and what are their thoughts. Tetra plant complete substrate 5.8kg £13 and ADA Aqua Soil 9Lites £35 Both are enough to put a 2-3 cm layer on bottom of my tank. The only difference I...
  15. Fish filter frustration

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi now your here, I wonder if you'd take the time to help me make an informed choice. I have a 60ltr aquarium, I intend to have it with plenty of plants as the fish I'm keeping are tetra, otocinclus and possibly a few more, nothing to big. When I bought this tank it was being used as a...
  16. Got back into it after long time...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all! The last time I kept fish (20 gal. rect. tank) for my family was several years ago when I was maybe 10-14 years old. It is a wonder how any of my fish survived back then considering how much bad/incorrect information we had. I read a lot on this site and other sites. I figured I...
  17. Hello everyone!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! I just joined this forum. I set up a new 20 gallon tank {Grreat Choice starter kit from Petsmart} last weekend. My tank now has 2 neon tetras, 4 glowlight tetras, 2 black skirt tetras, 3 ghost shrimp and 2 black kuhlia loaches. I planted a couple of Amazon Sword plants and...
  18. Black Phantom Tetra Question (Male:Female Ratio)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    What is a good ratio of male to females for Black Phantom Tetra's? Also, I currently have 4 Black Phantoms stocked in a 10 gallon quarantine tank, I plan to add another today (hence the question) but wanted to add some Cory Cats to my display tank later as well. Would adding two Cory Cats to my...
  19. Did Ich kill my fish, or was it something else? Need help to prevent spread.

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    All parameters are listed at the bottom. My 29 gallon tank has been cycled for about three months now, and I began the tank with 2 Gold Barbs and 1 Black Phantom Tetra. I understand that these are shoaling fish however these were rescues and my LFS seems to take awhile to get groups of fish...
  20. Breakdown 90 gal Planted Tank - Gourami, tetra, rasbora, misc. shrimp

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    I am breaking down my 90 gallon planted aquarium and hoping to find good homes for all my stock. Specifically, I am looking for experienced hobbyists in the NYC area whom are willing to pick-up; I will not be shipping any of my stock. - 5 Pearl Gouramis (2 male + 3 female) - 13 Rummy Nose...
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