Today, 12:20 AM
It isn't overstocked now, partially thanks to your frequent water changes. However, as the fish grow and the guppies reproduce (any females in...
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Today, 12:17 AM
Definitely cyanobacteria. It crops up wherever poor water conditions exist, and may be even more common in old tanks than new ones. It's not really...
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Yesterday, 04:42 PM
In order to get the finrot to slow down or heal, you must keep your water as clean as possible.
A comet goldfish in a 10 gallon should necessitate...
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Yesterday, 05:13 AM
If your gravel is fine enough to anchor plant roots, Cryptocoryne is another option to consider. Most species, especially wendtii types, stay low and...
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01-13-2017, 12:42 AM
Some tap water contains ammonia, there's nothing severely atypical with that. I have heard that some tests actually pick up on the chloramine (and/or...
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01-12-2017, 04:27 PM
If you fed recently, it could be a sheen from the fats in the food.
Other than that, it is likely bacterial biofilm that indicates that you may...
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01-07-2017, 07:06 AM
What fish prefer may not reflect what they should actually be fed. Think fast food and humans. In the times before civilization, the human diet was...
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01-06-2017, 04:17 PM
It's an Echinodorus, commonly called sword plant. The floppy pink leaves represent the submerged form, whereas the thick leaves on stems are what the...
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01-03-2017, 11:39 PM
Personal experience growing both.
Red root floater pros
- much prettier than frogbit
- less invasive
- unobtrusive roots
Red rot floater...
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01-01-2017, 08:49 PM
pictures would help a lot.
The rapid death and spread of the disease suggests that it is not fungus, but in fact columnaris. This is a bacterial...
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12-31-2016, 05:28 AM
Cycling is important, but now to address your original concern about the white spots. They look like ich, a parasite common in pet stores and...
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12-28-2016, 07:31 PM
Did you dechlorinate the water with a water conditioner? Did you make sure the tap water temperature matched the tank water temperature?
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12-28-2016, 07:28 PM
Your betta has a shortened spine. The good news is, it likely is congenital and won't get worse. As long as he acts normal, you can treat him like...
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12-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Are you referring to the white fin margins? Unless the fin area is decreasing, I wouldn't worry. Some bettas have naturally white fin margins.
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12-26-2016, 11:00 PM
you could try distracting them with a large mirror. The "presence" of an intruding pair might make them forget the infighting to defend their common...
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12-26-2016, 10:57 PM
Usually a certain amount of flour and/or gelatin is added to the food as a binding agent to make it stick together. Did you add these ingredients to...
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12-24-2016, 06:24 AM
Don't think you could (safely) put anything in with crayfish, really. They will try to eat anything they can overpower, and are territorial with...
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12-22-2016, 07:59 AM
Cryptocoryne have naturally brownish leaves. When crypt leaves degrade, they turn yellow or turn to mush starting from the middle (or both).
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12-18-2016, 04:41 PM
1. Pretty much like you said. Gradually increase the proportion of tap water to RO water with every water change. The speed of the transition depends...
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12-18-2016, 04:35 PM
Does the white mark stand off the body? Is it like a thread or a strand?
Or is it just a white patch on the body surface? Sorry, but the photos...
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