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  1. 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...
  2. Tips and facts about freshwater angelfish

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
  3. 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...
  4. Breeding Tropical Molly

    Fish Breeding
    Hi. I am relatively new to this aquarium world and is interested in breeding mollies. I have a big size female black molly and a medium size male gold molly. I have read about 2 or 3 females to 1 male ratio and added 1 small size dalmation female molly. But it was fin nipped and harrassed by the...
  5. Help me figure out the perfect tropical freshwater community!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi Everyone! Short previously to moving to college (4+ years ago), I had a 55 gallon cold freshwater tank which unfortunately was destroyed in a house fire. Lately I've been missing it a lot and considering getting a 75 gallon and moving into tropical fish. I was doing a lot of...
  6. TFH Mags For sale.

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    I have for sale A large amount of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazines ranging in date from the 1950s to the 1970s. There are between 50-80 magazines in the collection. They display some of the earliest discoveries in the home aquarium keeping hobby. Great for an avid collector. Please feel free...
  7. Stocking a 38 Gallon Tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi guys, I have an empty 38 gallon tank and I was wondering what to stock it with. I want to do a planted tropical freshwater aquarium. I have a penguin bio wheel 200 filter and a standard heater. What are your suggestions on stocking? Thanks, cyoung99
  8. 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...
  9. Recently Empty ~40g, need advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I don't usually post to this part of the forum, as I generally keep to the betta-specific section. :) However, my goldfish recently passed away from flukes:evil:, and now I have a 38g tank that is empty. It also has .3% salt and Prazi Pro for flukes. Obviously I don't want to...
  10. Fish hide/sink to bottom when light is on

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 8 Tropical Fish (2 Tetras, 2 Zebra Danios, 3 Silver-Tips & 1 Plec). I have had the tank set up for over a month now and have completed a course of nitrate and ammonia remove, plus chlorine remover. The tank is set at 26 Degrees. The fish are healthy. The only problem I have, is that all...
  11. cloudy water and tropical fish are dying?!? :(

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Please help! I have a 60L tropical fish tank with 7 fairly large fish(now 5). I recently changed the stones (I have done this before and assumed it would be okay again...) and added a new ornament and plants( I soaked these in the old tank water). I also did a 50%ish water change and cleaned...
  12. Looking for Compatible Tank Mates for Koi/Goldfish

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So i have a 30 gallon tank with, well i guess let me start a little earlier than that. if you would like skip over the origin story scroll down until you see a break and then the words "SO, I GUESS" I lived in a house on Long Island with a fish pond in the back. We had a buncha different koi in...
  13. Help Please! Need Help Sexing My Fish :)

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hi guys Could anyone Help Me In Sexing My Golden Wonder Panchax'x Please? im not sure if it is 2 males, 2 female or male and female pair? 1 is bigger and has a "belly" and also a slight bend in the body (looking from above) with a Black Horizontal Stripe On its side. The smaller 1 however is...
  14. food for platy fry

    hi everyone i have great new my platy have babies today and i usually feed my fry crushed flakes but i want to know what else they eat and how regularly should i feed them? i want the fry to grow fast so i want help and tips from you guys
  15. platty help !!!

    hey i have a 9.1 gal tank and i brought 4 mollies today 3 females 1 male all the females are pregnant. i put them in the tank and they seem very stressed they swim up and down not really fast but normal speed i done nitrate and nitrite test they were both 0 ppm i added some aquarium salt didnt...
  16. Breeding Live Fish

    I've searched around online and asked different people but have not been able to find any helpful answers. I want to cross breed live bearing fish for no purpose other than pleasure and having unique-ish looking fish. I have a separate tank in which I intend to place the females and males. I...
  17. Any Fish Stocking Suggestions?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 36 gallon tank that is in the process of cycling right now and I was just wondering if anyone had any fish stocking ideas? Also, around how many fish could I get? I was hoping to have a tropical semi-aggressive aquarium. The pH is on the harder side, it is about 7.8. Below is a list of...
  18. Bubbles at top while using ich remover. long thread

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Tank size:125 gallon (6inch x 20 x 18) pH: 7.5 th hardness: 80 ppm nitrite:0 are they suppose to be at 0 nitrate:0 Alkalinty: was between 0 and 80 ppm tank temp:80 f ph test kit, and strips Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior): Angelfish is...
  19. 100 litre stocking plan - opinions?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I had a 45 litre, didnt enjoy myself because couldnt fit in all that i wanted! quickly upgraded to a 100 litre that i have running right now. i kept only female livebearers and an apple snail. after a couple of months of every female livebearer contiuning to give brith, i have just sold them...
  20. Fishless planted tank 24 hours old, bacteria bloom?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, everyone. So this is the first tank I've attempted to set up since I was a kid and I 've been trying to read up on everything I need to know, but it'd help to get advice from the experts. I just started and planted my 12-gallon tank a day ago, and I came home to a cloudy tank. From what...