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  1. nippybetta

    Sick Angelfish

    My darling marble angel, who is paired up with my big black male, has been acting odd lately. It may have started when I was away for 4 days and my fish received no care last weekend. Anyway, she has been acting very subdued, and only swims with her pectoral fins; the rest of her body doesn't...
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    Moving Angel Pair

    I'm planning on switching the substrate in my 29 gallon, which is where my angel pair is housed, with a BN pleco. The fish will probably be out of the tank for a few days while I let everything get settled. So... How should I move them. I've got my 10 gallon empty right now. It's barebottom, but I think...
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    Angel with bloat

    I noticed that my small marble angel has gotten very fat since I fasted my 75 gallon tank. I'm not sure why; I have a fish with prolapse in there, but that has been resolved. Anyway, my angel is acting a little lethargic. He's hanging out by the water surface most of the time, and occasionally lets...
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    Concerned about angel

    First off, mods, if you feel that this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it. I'm really not sure what's going on here. Yesterday morning, it looked like my blue angel was excreting either eggs (the wrong way) or part of his intestines. He's acting normal, and everything, but I'm...
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    Freaking out...

    I was doing my water changes, and after adding water to my 30 gallon tank I ask my dad if there is any bleach left in the well... he said he wouldn't vouch for it being clean. So, anyway, I went back upstairs and put 15-20 gallons worth of API stress coat in, and 10 gallons worth of conditioner by...
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    I hate my shrimp!!

    Mr. Amano shrimp has just said "Boo!" to me. I was feeding my fish, and I look down, and on the floor is a shrimp... not moving. I prod him with my net to see if he's alive, and he moves. Darn. It's the second time I've found him out of the tank... and alive. Anyway, I'm moving him to the...
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    Tying down riccia

    First off, I'm not sure if this should go in the aquascaping or plant part of the forum, so if you mods want to move it, feel free. I've got a golfball to tennisball sized ball of riccia, and I want to tie it down to some rocks. Would those mesh sacks that we get oranges or potatoes in work...
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    Big scare with pleco

    I got home around 7:30 last night after a long day of school and soccer, and what not. I remembered to go upstairs to turn off my fish lights, and when I was peeking in the tanks i noticed my beautiful BN pleco lying upside down in a mess of leaves. Upon further investigation, I was she was very...
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    Scarlet Badis stocking

    I'm 98% sure that I want to get scarlet badis as the centerpiece fish for my new 15 gallon. I'm thinking a male and 2 females, but I'm not quite sure how many I want, and how well they'd work out. I'd love to have multiple males, but I think they wouldn't have sufficient territory. Anyway, how many...
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    Where to order plants online?

    I know this has been asked about a zillion times, but where should I buy plants online? I'm looking for some place that's not overly expensive, have good shipping rates, and healthy plants. I'll be looking for mostly low light plants too.
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    What kinds of driftwood?

    I'm getting sick of looking at the uber expensive driftwood at Petco, and I've decided to at least see if I can get it out of my back yard. What sorts of wood sinks, and won't harm the fish? I live in Western Washington, just to give you an idea of the trees in the area.
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    I'm awake now

    I swear, I just got the biggest fright (and shock) of my life... in recent memory. It's 7:00 on a Saturday morning, and I was still waking up. Anyway, I was just sitting here, reading a thread, when I felt something that felt like it had lots of legs and was very big on my arm. I freaked. I...
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    15 gallon stock

    I got a new 15 gallon tank 2 weeks ago, and have cycled it with a BB colony and 3 young guppies. I'd been talking to my mom for ages about getting a tank for her preschool. Well, we found a great deal on a new tank at Petco and now I'm trying to figure out what to stock it with. I'd like to have some...
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    I got a cool new fish!

    I was in Seattle yesterday and I got an amazing new fish. Sorry, no pictures yet, and I'm not telling you what it is. You can play the guessing game if you want, but I doubt you'll get it. So, anyway, it's in my QT right now, and I'll be putting it in my 75 gallon tank in a few weeks. Pics will be...
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    Quick question about removing blue green algae

    I've got the start of an infestation of blue green algae in my 29 gallon tank. It's disgusting, and I don't think turning the gravel over so it can't get light it going to help anymore. I read Catsma's thread about algae removal, and I think I'll try spot treating with hydrogen peroxide. Just a few...
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    Cucumbers OK for fish?

    We have a vegetable garden, and way too many cucumbers right now. Would my fish like them? If so, how should I feed it to them? Or will it just dissolve and make a huge mess in the water? We also have a surplus of carrots, and our lettuce has bolted so it's no good for eating anymore. Would...
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    Amano shrimp QT?

    I might get amano shrimp later today, but they're coming from a Petco (a good petco- they have live salt fish). I usually QT fish, especially from stores that don't always have the healthiest livestock. Should I QT shrimp too? I have a 10 liter tank that I could put them in for a few days. I...
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    Angel eggs, yet again

    My angel pair started laying eggs early this morning, and now seem to be done. I'm going to remove the eggs sometime later today and put them in my 10 gallon tank, which only has 1 angel baby in it. I have a quick question first- the hydrogen peroxide that I put in will not harm the baby, right? He is...
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    Neon tetra breeding

    I've been doing some research on neon tetra breeding, and it seems pretty complicated. I kind of want to attempt it because I have a school of golden neon tetras, which aren't exactly common, and I want more, and there would probably be a market for them. So anyway, has anyone here tried it? Is...
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    Do I need a divider?

    My angelfish laid eggs at the beginning of the month, and now I have only 2 two-week old fry left (thanks, little brother). So any, the angels are acting like they're going to lay eggs again tonight or tomorrow. Should I get a divider so that the eggs will be protected from the fry, or are they...




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