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    What The Heck Is This Stuff?

    So this brown gritty thing keeps accumulating in my aquarium. Just cleaned my aquarium and took a picture of it. I have quite a lot of what I think are diatoms on the side of the tank that gets a little sunlight. I'm guessing it may be related? No matter how much I clean out, more replaces it. I...
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    Betta Finrot Desperately Need Help

    Hi, I bought a beautiful white betta from a guy online about a month ago. It had a minor tear in its dorsal fin, but other than that it seemed okay. He was kept in a small 0.5 gallon tank before I got him. I immediately bought him a 2.5 gallon tank with a sponge filter and air pump. The seller...
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    Slimy Substance On Thermometer

    So I found some disgusting slimy substance on the suction cup of my thermometer. It was sticky, stretchy and yucky. I took a picture of it on my finger when I touched it. Also when I rubbed a big of it off the thermometer, some of it spread like tiny white flakes (best way I can explain it)...
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    20 Gallon Stocking!

    Hey guys, so this is my 20 gallon high tank. It currently has: 1 albino bn pleco 1 White skirt tetra (can't rehome. Tried.) 4 platies I was hoping to add some more fish. I prefer fish that aren't as small as platies but I know I probably can't have anything bigger than that in my tank. Little...
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    Urgent Two Corydoras Dead, Two Alive.

    One died two days ago, the other died a few minutes ago. The first one didn't have any markings, the second one had nasty markings. Photo enclosed. I have two more in the tank, out of which one is showing similar markings. Please help! The one that just died started swimming like a drunkard...
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    Purple Injury

    So right now I found what looks like an injury on one of my Corydoras. Picture attached, sorry it's blurry. I only 'think' it's an injury. It looks more like discolouration to be honest. Can someone tell me if something is wrong? It has another very small such discolouration on its back too...
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    I have a male Platy whose body was mostly black when I got him (fins and mouth region orange). Over time his black colour has started receding and now the front half of his body is orange (on top) and white (at the bottom). He seems healthy enough. Eats well and runs after females. Is this...
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    Beginner Carpet

    Hi, is there any plant that I can use to carpet my sand aquariums? Preferably low maintenance because I'm on a super low budget. My substrate is white sand. (PS. I have corydoras and plecos, so something that can withstand their inquisitiveness) Thanks!!
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    Guppies Changing Colours

    So I'm babysitting some guppies for a friend. When I got then they had light cobra patterns and were mostly a mix of yellow and red (red only on tails). A few weeks in, they've started changing colour. They now exhibit more vibrant greens and blues on their body. In fact one of them is yellow...
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    20 Gallon Centrepiece Fish

    Hi, at the moment I have a 20 gallon high, with 4 albino Corydoras, 2 albino bn plecos, 6 platies (no large flowing fins) . I was wondering whether I can stock one more betta in there as I've heard they are compatible with all the above fish. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I need to know if...
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    My Funny Aquarium Fish

    So, a few weeks ago my LFS sold me a White Skirt Tetra, saying it would be fine alone. Silly me, I didn't do my research and introduced it into my 20 gallon aquarium (which holds a school of albino Cory cats and a few platy). Soon enough I was appalled to find out that these tetras need a...
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    Platies Ready For Hatchery?

    Hi, I have two pregnant platies. Both have rounded up pretty nicely. I want to wait till as late as possible to put either of them in the hatchery to avoid stressing them out. So I wanted your advice on whether they look close to ready to deliver!
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    Angelfish On Its Side, Lump Growing Near Anus

    So yesterday I saw this red growth at the bottom of my angelfish. Today it has doubled in size and my angel has been laying on her side at the bottom of the tank for the past hour. She tries getting up, moves around a bit and then fells back over. 30 gallon tank, water levels normal. Please...
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    Help identify please?

    Hi this is my friend's tank. She bought some fish without studying up on them. She was told they were mollies. Can anyone help identify them please? (ignore the platies in the pic) Thanks!
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    2 females in hatchery box?

    I know some of you won't like the idea but two of my female platy look ready to blow! I think it's going to be tonight for both of them. Once babies are born in my tank it's close to impossible to catch them. Is it alright if I keep both the females together in the hatchery for a night? Will it...
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    Sick Fry

    I have 5 platy fry. They were born around 2 weeks back. One of them has something white and fluffy growing on its face!! It's hanging off its face, literally and it's quite large! Is it possibly ich or is it just deformed? It's really upsetting to know it might be in pain. Tried to take a...
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    My 5 inch Pleco

    Okay so my pleco has his cave, which he has basically made a home of. Spends all day inside and that's not surprising, since he's nocturnal. What is surprising though is that he comes out a lot during the day lately. I thought maybe it was hunger that was forcing him out of his cave and...
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    Platy fry

    Hi there! So, Ive had 6 platy in my 5 gallon tank for a month or so now. Yesterday one of my females gave birth and luckily I happened to have a breeding box handy so I could save all 10 of the fry before the adults got to them. I later moved the fry to a 2 gallon fish bowl which I thought...
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    Platies eating up my pleco's food

    So here's my issue. I feed my platies flakes once a day, the remnants of which my pleco eats. I feed the pleco one algae wafer (hikari) every alternate day. The platies are happy enough to munch on their flakes and then some on the wafers. I rarely see my pleco eating (enjoys hiding in his cave...
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    Platy pregnancy

    Okay so I am a major newbie when it comes to owning fish. Bought my first few just two weeks back. I've been reading up a lot about my fish though- six platies. 2 male, 4 female. It may be my imagination but I think one of my platies is pregnant and who better to ask than you guys. So...

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