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    Divider busted on 55

    Several months ago, I busted the black divider that goes across the top of my 55. I tried patching back together with silicon when I didn't have fish in it and could leave the water at a lower level...
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    Tetra with swollen black lip

    I have two black skirted tetras that I took in from my brother about a year ago when he changed apartments and didn't have room for an aquarium. Originally, there were three, about a month ago, I...
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    My 55 is now holding steady w/ .25 ammonia, no...

    My 55 is now holding steady w/ .25 ammonia, no nitrite. I may still lose a couple, but some of the fish that were ailing before appear to be feeling better. The rest of the fish in there are back to...
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    I gave it about an hour. Did another water...

    I gave it about an hour. Did another water change tonight and added ammo lock. I won't test again til I get home tomorrow from work. Did my other 55 and my two 20's and boy am I tired!
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    I should add our tap water sometimes tests for up...

    I should add our tap water sometimes tests for up to .25 ppm ammonia. The water company does not test for ammonia or Nitrite. The chloramines run from 1.7 to 2.0 pmm, nitrate is .2 to .8 ppm....
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    confirmed ammonia spike

    Hey, I posted yesterday about some issues with fish dying and my suspicions about cycling again in my 55 gallon tank but haven't heard anything since posting my parameters. It turns out I did have...
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    OK I just tested my water. I'm in a bit of a...

    OK I just tested my water. I'm in a bit of a doughnut . Using an API test kit: Ammonia .25 ppm, no Nitrite, 20 ppm nitrate, PH is 6. I'm really happy about the PH. Since my hornwort exploded, I'd...
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    Getting back on track.

    I have a 55 gal w/ maybe 2 dozen misc platies, Mollies, guppies, swords, and a few neon tetras. I originally cycled this tank without fish over a year ago. I haven't tested my water lately, but I am...
  9. Thread: Starting over

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    Thanks, for your help. The tank is 55 gal and has...

    Thanks, for your help. The tank is 55 gal and has been going for three years with more or less the same equipment. About 6 wks ago, I added to their filters some media from a filter that had been...
  10. Thread: Starting over

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    Starting over

    I lost all my goldfish yesterday. They'd been fighting something for weeks that lead to excessive slime coat, lethargy, clamped fins, lack of appetite (really bad for goldfish), and stringy white poo...
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    Thanks William and Curious for bringing up the...

    Thanks William and Curious for bringing up the different daddies issue. I've wondered about this with my molly girls some times have very different looking babies at the same time. Glad to have it...
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    Dropsy vs pregnancy

    Actually, I'm referring to dropsy before they start pineconing. Sometimes you can kind of tell before it gets that bad.
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    General question about diagnosing Dropsy

    I keep a lot of mollies and other livebearers and I have been wondering this. Am I the only person who has difficulty distinguishing early dropsy (pre-pinecone stage) and very late pregnancy? In both...
  14. Thread: White poo

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    White poo

    Is there ever a time when long stringy white poo is not a sign of a serious problem? Last week, my two goldfish comets had it on two different nights. Neither of them showed any other signs of...
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    Growing spirulina

    My fish really like to nibble on the leathery algae that grows under my aquarium lights. Is it possible to grow your own spirulina? I've heard it's very nutritious and I know they'd like it.

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  16. Thread: Anchorworm?

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    Cholly shares a 55 gallon tank with two comet...

    Cholly shares a 55 gallon tank with two comet goldfish. I might have little freebie pond snails in there, and most certainly have detrius worms. My fish tend to eat any snails I put in there, so I...
  17. Thread: Anchorworm?

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    Anchorworm?

    I have a blackmoore goldfish that I think has anchorworm, but Iím not sure. He gets these isolated white bumps that start off looking like ich, but they get larger and start looking like pimples with...
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    Are they hibernating indoors?

    I have 2 comets and a blackmoore who have always lived inside. Lately, I've noticed them sleeping a lot more these past few weeks. I usually don't have a heater on unless someone has ich and their...
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    They could be a fluke cross between blackmoores...

    They could be a fluke cross between blackmoores and comets, but I do believe I've seen them referred to in a book as "Frog-eyes" and thus an intentionally bred breed. Didn't have any luck w/ google...
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    Correction fluid disease - what is it?

    A few of my marble mollies over the months have come down with this white crusty coating on their skin. It looks like someone painted them with some correction fluid like white-out that should have...
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    male swordtails

    Last Christmas, my pineapple swordtails Leilani and Fred decided to give me my first set of swordtail babies ever. I only have about 7 or 8 of them, but recently I have noticed that two of them are...
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    pond 101 question

    OK, having raised a few comet gold fish in an aquarium, I've always accepted the principle of 20 gallons for each adult comet. We are serously thinking of building a pond, and my mother found an...
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    Death with bleeding gills

    The other night, I lost one of my two year old Comets Timmy. He was one of 4 goldfish in my 55 gallon tank which I managed to keep cycled with weekly 50% water changes. On Friday, I noticed Timmy...
  24. are there remedies?

    Parameters in the fry tank are showing some signs of progress. Last night the Ammonia was down around 1ppm and the nitrite I think was around .5 to .75. Still toxic, but on the road. I'm surprised...
  25. Actually the ammonia was somewhere between 2 and...

    Actually the ammonia was somewhere between 2 and 4, but still pretty bad. I tested it again last night and the nitrite was a bit higher, so at least the ammonia eating bacteria are doing something....
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