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    Is This A Rasbora?

    Is this a Harlequin Rasbora? It looks clear with a few black spots, different than the other ones who only have black in the back. I ordered 6 and this one is different to the point where I wonder if it's a different type of fish? It's bigger than the other 5 (not in photo). When I got them I...
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    Ratio Of Cherry Barbs

    I ordered 6 cherry barbs from LiveAquaria. I didn't have the option to choose sex and silly me thought they'd know to include more females than males, but they sent 3 of each. I'm realizing that this may not be an issue while they are very young, but may become one as they grow (not sure how...
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    Unexpected Twist In My 55 gallon

    It's been a busy day in fish world. I originally posted here looking for ideas of a colorful fish to add to my 55 gallon tank. In the process of looking at my fish I realized that one of the Rasboras I got last month looks way different than the others. Someone helped me ID it - and it is a different...
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    Male Guppy At Top Of Tank

    I've had three male guppies in a cycled 20 gallon tall for 8-9 (or longer?) months. The other fish in the tank are 6 black skirt tetras. All the guppies usually swim together, but for the past few days one of them has been hanging out at the top of the tank, not swimming much. Water parameters: 0...
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    55 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    I just upgraded my 20L to a 55. It has a sand substrate and is planted (5 plants, including water sprite that is cut back regularly). Current stocking: small school black neon tetra (7 now, will increase to maybe 12) 4 green Cory cats (will get maybe 2 more - I know 4 isn't enough but didn't...
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    Ph When Switching Tanks

    I'm upgrading my 20 gallon to a 55 gallon tank. The new tank is all ready - old filter moved (along with a new, stronger one), half the decorations and plants moved, heater in. The new tank has sand; the old was gravel. I have not yet moved the fish. I tested the ph in each tank last night because I'd read...
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    Upgrading 20 To 55

    I'm upgrading my 20L to a 55. Current inhabitants: 1 panda Cory (There were more, but only one survived more than 24 hours after arrival from the LFS, and I'm waiting to try again til after the move), 5 green Cory's, 2 Murray's River rainbow fish, and a small school (7?) of black neons. The...
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    One Filter Or Two For 55 gallon?

    I am starting a new 55 gallon tank (upgrading from a 20L). I decided to go with HOB filters because I want my teenagers to help clean them and that way I know it will happen. I plan to buy the AquaClear filter but am debating between one size 70 filter or two smaller ones given that the tank is...
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    Murray River Rainbowfish Tank Size

    I have a cycled 20 gallon long tank with some emerald Cories and a school of black neon tetras. I went to my local Petco (we only have that and PetSmart) to see what else I could add and they sold me 2 Murray River Rainbowfish. I made a big mistake in believing the salesperson and not...
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    What Else For 20 gallon Long?

    I have a 20 gallon long with 6 emerald green cory cats, 8 black neon tetras, and 2 panda cory cats (had 5; 3 died from what I think was red blotch a month ago, and LFS has had trouble getting more in, and I keep reading that there are stock problems so wondering if I should even be trying to get...
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    Red Area Behind Head On Black Skirted Tetra

    I added 2 new black skirted tetra to my 20 gallon tank maybe 3 days ago - they joined 3 existing ones from several days before that, one dwarf flame gourami, and 3 guppies. All fish are male. I noticed tonight that one of the tetras has a bright red area on its side, not too far behind its eye/head...
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    What Size Tank?

    I'd set up a 10 gallon tank on a rather emergency basis to split up two fighting dwarf Gouramis. The one I put in the 10 gallon didn't make it - he was okay for a week, and then suddenly he was dead. I don't know what happened - all the chemicals check out okay. I'm now torn between stocking...
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    What To Put With Dwarf Gourami?

    I got some bad advice and wound up with three male dwarf Gouramis for my 20 gallon tank. Long story short, one didn't make it and I bought a second tank and split the remaining two up. The second tank - it's 10 gallon - is about done cycling, and it has just the one Gourami in it - a small blue guy who...
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    What Else To Stock In 20 gallon

    My tank has finally finished cycling and I'm ready to stock it. I have one flame orange dwarf Gourami and three guppies in it now (all male) and am wondering what else to consider putting in there. I know not to do more Gouramis...
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    Gourami Struggling

    I have a 20 gallon tank with three male Gouramis - they are small so I assume dwarf - two blue, one flame. The local big box pet store (the only option we have) didn't tell me not to put multiple males together - they actually said they should always be in groups of 3-5, thus why I got three...
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    What To Do - Aggressive Male Guppy

    I'm new to aquariums and know a bit, but relied too heavily on what I was told in the local pet store, and I brought home 3 male guppies - one yellow, one orange, one sort of blue. The tank was cycled and all chemicals checked (20 gallon tank). 5-6 days after introducing them, the blue guppy turned up...




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