I just got home from work and notice one of my guppy (they are females, but hey they can keep sperm for years so..) has a weirdly angled belly and she is breathing rapidly. I put her in a breeding net and turn off the lamp in case she is indeed having babies.
The other strange thing is...
the 2nd week of july I got 3 female guppies from my LFS. They're the only fish I have in my tank. I just got back from work and hour ago and there a little fry there swimming around. I only have ONE tank so I put it in a breeding net to avoid it being eaten by his mom. I wasn't expecting...
I just got a 3 female guppies from my LFS and one of them has a super dark gravid spot and looks bloated. She might pregnant. My tank is to accomodate that much fish if she is indeed preggo. What do I do with them? Do LFS take fries back?
My favorite golden platy died. I found her this morning hidden in her usually sleeping place but dead. I knew something was wrong when I opened the aquarium light this morning and only 1 of both fishes showed up for food..
First thing I did was to check my water parameters, which were fine...
Oh yeah sorry I haven't updated my profile in a while. I just tested my tank water and ammonia is at 0.6
I usually do a 40-50% water change per week. My KH is at 0, which never happened before.
Results for my tap water :
Results for the tank:
I think my tank suffers from the Old tank syndrome. My PH has gone down to 6 and KH dropped to 0.
I have read this article about old tank syndrome that says to do 10% water changes often. But saw a sticky post here saying to do 50% AT LEAST weekly?
Which is it ? 10 until my tank issues...
one of my smaller and more fragile fish died recently and I noticed that I can't seem to keep my water at optimal stats.
My GH is 180, it always has been
KH dropped to 0, it never happened before
PH dropped to 6, usually it's always at least 7
Basically I can't see...
I use filter cartridges of carbon. I don't remplace them until they are unusable. I just swish them in discarded tank water when they are filthy. My temp is 82. Ph is 7.5. I use prime AND stability already.
I'm keeping my 5 gal tank for the only purpose of housing a betta eventually. Also I...
I started my tank last summer.
It's a 5 gallon filtered and heated tank with no live plants. There's only 1 golden platy in there. I know, I know, it's too small for a platy and she's probably lonely but I wanna stabilize this tank first instead of multiplying errors.
Usually my tank does...