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    Pleco with mouth injury?

    Okay, will do! Any info on how that happened? I feel dreadful for him.
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    Pleco with mouth injury?

    Hi all, was wondering if anyone could take a look at my Bristlenose. I don't know what sort of thing this is, I assume injury but perhaps it might be something else? Water parameters are stable and good, ammonia and nitrites are 0.0 and nitrates are under 10 - he's in with two panchax, dwarf...
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    I used Panacur-brand dewormer! It's in granule form and the main ingredient is fenbendazole. You can find other dewormer with different ingredients but not a whole lot is known about whether they work as well. If you keep nerite snails though, move them! It'll wipe those out too. My bladder...
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    Vampire Shrimp Help!

    oh no Ok, I'll definitely be ramping up the hiding spots for the poor things, I'm in the middle of transitioning my boy to the shrimp tank for a much needed rest and recovery. Should have known, while I was getting him out my Panchax outright bit my arm! Little bugger.
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    Vampire Shrimp Help!

    Okay, I'll definitely move him then. Water parameters are really good, the other shrimp moulted fantastically! We do however keep fish in the tank, though they've never showed an ounce of aggression towards either shrimp. I keep Panchax, Gourami (dwarf blue, Pearl and flame), one Bristle-Nose...
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    Update: Deworming worked! It's been 72+ hours and no shrimp deaths since dosing, some very healthy moults and happy shrimp swimming around instead of standing still. I bought myself a big and proper test kit to monitor my levels as I didn't trust the previous one anymore. Parameters are stable...
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    Vampire Shrimp Help!

    I have two vampire shrimp. One is doing really well (they both were) but today I noticed my other one looking incredibly pale, and missing an entire arm, along with a couple of fans. It's sitting lopsided and feeding awkwardly, still active and moving around, just looks very sorry for itself. I...
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    the test kit I use ranges 6.0 to 9.0 (AquaCare). I might buy another kit to do a different reading. The bad smell turned out to be nerite snail poop, but the worms still remain an issue. I use water conditioner and bio boost on top of shrimp safe plant fert, is there anything I can do to improve...
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    I was thinking that. Turns out I actually have the answer: I've got a planaria infestation. Killed some babies, adults and two pregnant shrimp. Everything else has been completely stable, no ammonia or nitra/ites and I added a fragment of cuttlefish bone to boost calcium. Getting some dewormer...
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    Yep! Tested both before and after so that I could remain consistent.
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    I would say I genuinely kept 60-70% of their old water, and warmed it to identical temps :(. But maybe despite my slow acclimating they still didn't much like it?
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    Cherry Shrimp dying off slowly?

    This is a weird one but bear with me. recently I changed the entire layout of my shrimp tank. The main trigger for this was the fact that the snails I keep alongside them would poop and it would get caked under the gravel, which inevitably caused a detritus worm spike (alongside smelling SO...
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    The Anxious Fishkeeper

    I'm very anxious, pretty much all the time. I'm also a complete beginner and know virtually nothing about fish despite having 3 tanks now. I noticed that all of the care sheets and info guides, whilst really helpful, couldn't provide me with practical experience. So I created a blog in order to...
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    SAE bullying the other fish - what can I do!

    That's it! That's an exact twin of my fish. He's already managed to kill my shrimp (2 cherry, 1 amano) and left them beheaded for me to discover. I kept having people tell me that I can't have a real one as they're far too peaceful!! I'm really worried because he's quite a hefty little fish and...
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    SAE bullying the other fish - what can I do!

    Hi all I'm new here and absolutely desperate for any advice. I have a true Siamese Algae Eater (100% confirmed) and quite literally have no idea what I should even do. He chases my gourami around at random but it's much worse when there's food about. He will relentlessly chase them around the...
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