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    How Do I Clean Gravel Vacuum

    How do I start the vacuum though? I've been following the instructions on the package and it said to completely dunk it in the water to start it and I don't think I can do that with really hot water. Also, does the water have to be boiling or can I just use really hot tap water?
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    How Do I Clean Gravel Vacuum

    So, do I just soak the whole thing in hot water? The bottle cleaner I have is pretty huge and I don't know how to fit it in the middle of the pipe.
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    How Do I Clean Gravel Vacuum

    Hello everyone! I have a 10 gallon tank which I usually clean every 7-10 days. I normally vacuum the gravel with the gravel vacuum/siphon. I am getting a few bacterial colonies on the pipeline of the vacuum and I would like to clean and disinfect it but I'm not sure how to. Any tips?
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    10 Gallon Tank New Fish Maybe?

    Would it be a bad idea to add a few male guppies? I don't want the other fish to eat them. Also, is there a website or book where I can find the bioloads and compatibility of different fish?
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    10 Gallon Tank New Fish Maybe?

    I was always told by pet shops/fish stores to use the "one inch, one gallon" rule. So, it is possible to add a Buenos Aires Tetra and another fish?
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    10 Gallon Tank New Fish Maybe?

    It's only a 10 gallon tank so I don't think I have room for 5 fishes?
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    10 Gallon Tank New Fish Maybe?

    I currently have 2 Buenos Aires Tetras and 1 Mickey Mouse Platy. My other Mickey Mouse Platy died almost 2 months ago because of a swim bladder issue. There have been no other instances of disease in the tank since. I was wondering which type of fish I could add (my Mickey Mouse Platy has been...
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    Help Help! Swim Bladder Disease But Not Constipated!

    I started a post a few days earlier called: Mickey Mouse Platy Issue. I am just looking around the forums for similar posts for more advice.
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    Help Help! Swim Bladder Disease But Not Constipated!

    I'm having a similar issue as well! I'm just about to start the process of not giving them food for a while. Hope your fish gets better!
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    Help Mickey Mouse Platy Issue

    I don't have a water test kit as I am very strapped for cash right now. I change about 40%-45% every two weeks. I've had the Tetras for 2 months and the Platys for a little over a month. In order to cycle the tank, I added the beneficial bacteria before adding any fish and also with every water...
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    New To Fish Lore, Forums And Postings

    Welcome to Fishlore! Your bettas sound great!
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    Help Mickey Mouse Platy Issue

    So, I started feeding the fish granules and they still seem to be adjusting to it. The problem is that the affected fish hasn't eaten any of the peas. Should I stop feeding them completely? Pictured here: Simba, with concerned friend, Mufasa (orange)
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    Help Help With Buenos Aires Tetra!

    I might be able to try an get a better picture soon (very active fish) but the spot hasn't grown. No new spots have formed either and none of the other fish have this issue. I got some more pictures. The fish is still very active and it eating normally.
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    Help Help With Buenos Aires Tetra!

    Hello, I recently came back from a weeklong holiday. I started feeding my fish as soon as I came back. On an earlier post, I mentioned how one of my fish got a swim bladder issue after the holiday. However, I noticed a couple of days ago that another fish got a big white patch on the side of it...
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    Help Mickey Mouse Platy Issue

    I should also add that the affected fish was eating normally this whole time.
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    Help Mickey Mouse Platy Issue

    Should I resort to only giving them peas and not any other food for a few days to get them to eat it? I tried coating the peas in garlic powder but the fishes didn't seem to show any interest in them.
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    Help Mickey Mouse Platy Issue

    Hello, I recently got back from a weeklong vacation. During that time, i had given my fish one of those feeding blocks (I understand now that they don't really work). When I got back, my fish were kind of dull but alive so I started feeding them right away. All of them were eating and they were...
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    10 Gallon Tank Fin Rot Or Not?

    The fish I am concerned about was aggressive with the other BA Tetra as well. I had gotten both the Tetras at the same time and there was a lot of chasing and fighting going on before as well, although there were no injuries as such. Everywhere I looked, it said that there are tankmates to these...
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    10 Gallon Tank Fin Rot Or Not?

    There's 2 Buenos Aires tetras and 2 Mickey Mouse fish. Should I get another fish? I feel like the tank would be too crowded though. I haven't seen any fighting between the fish today though. That's why I got worried.
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    10 Gallon Tank Fin Rot Or Not?

    I just topped off the tank yesterday. Should I do a water change so quickly? Also, is this a common thing with tetras? Sorry, I am new to the fish world.




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