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  1. HobbyJohnny

    100liter/26 Gallons, Overstocked?

    Your tank is incredibly overstocked. Try using AQAdvisor. It is a GREAT website for pairing up fish within a tank. It will even tell you if your filtration is adequate for the tank size and the load you put on it. My angelfish setup has 2 angelfish, 5 cherry barbs, 2 gouramis, a bristlenose, and...
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    Angelfish Issue!

    I threw some general cure in because I have had great luck with it. As far as food, I believe Omega One to be the best. No fish meal, all whole ingredients. Either Omega One or NLS.
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    Angelfish Issue!

    I haven't seen it in a while and his stomach is bloating a bit like he is constipated. He was quarter sized when I got him, and now he is about 6 or so inches tall
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    Angelfish Issue!

    Hello all! Yesterday, my beloved angelfish was his usual self, just jolly as could be and happy to be a fish. He knocks others out of the way and doesn't hesitate to say hi at the glass. Today, he has been floating near the filter, not moving too much. He reacts to my hand in the water and...
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    Heaters And Airpumps

    I might venture into those Fluval 300’s with the digitals. Not sure if I’m a fan of the plastic shell, but it’s about the same price as an Aqueon 150 so might as well. I didn’t think the air pump mattered much. Noise isn’t much of an issue, I’ve kinda solved it. I have a plastic drawer thing...
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    Heaters And Airpumps

    Hello all! I currently have an Aqueon 50W heater and a Petco brand air pump. The heater has been severely undersized (40g) and has been able to heat to 78 degrees pretty reliably, but I plan on repurposing it in my 20g and getting a 100w for the 40. What is the best heater out there these...
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    Fish Dying? Sos

    ^^^^ also you can see some black skirts and cherry barbs coming in for attention when they saw I was trying to take a picture. I know the pics are not great, but he is being very idol.
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    Fish Dying? Sos

    Thanks to all that replied! I actually just checked my temperature again (my thermometer doesn’t suction cup to the tank very well, so it just kinda bobs around) so my temp is roughly 78-78.5. I just checked my nitrates, and I’m looking at what I believe to be around 18ppm or so. Not perfect but...
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    Fish Dying? Sos

    Yes! His anus was bloated and they were “pine coning” or as I’ve been calling it, turtle heading. What are some great recommendations for treating dropsy? I suspect that is what it is. I had the same experience with a dwarf gourami! They are known to jump, and he continuously kept ramming the...
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    Fish Dying? Sos

    I’ve been doing this tank build for over a year now, and I’ve had my two angelfish from the beginning. I came in today and noticed my silver angel lying on the bottom of the tank, and it was more sad than I thought it would be. My tanks water quality is pretty ideal. Ammonia reads 0ppm...
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    I don't know that I'll own anymore white skirts just because they have been somewhat difficult to keep compared to their black skirt variants. Yes, all the bloodworms and brine shrimp their little bellies could manage.
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    Fortunately and unfortunately, he passed away. I have never seen anything quite like it... He had no appetite, and just an abnormal mouth. When I tried to remove him, he was very feisty and shot around the tank. I put him in quarantine with about 2G of water from my current tank, and put in a...
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    Yeah.... if he's still with me tomorrow morning that looks like the way I am going to do it. Also, I wouldn't be able to say how many crappy or walleye I have done it to, so I know it'll work well. I wanted to take it to the forums anyway just to see if anyone knew what to do, I have never seen...
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    Yeah I have heard of clove oil as being one of the most affective ways, honestly, where I am a hunter/fisher, I am thinking about doing the knife method as that is for sure the most humane yet gruesome way to do it. I know he is suffering so...
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    Here is a picture before I removed him yesterday. He stays towards the bottom and doesn't move whatsoever, his mouth is stuck like this and I think the stress levels have caused him to get some type of bacterial infection.
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    White Skirt Tetra Acting Strange

    In my 55G community tank, I noticed one of my white skirts will not close his mouth. His whole shape looks strange, his mouth looks swollen, he's hyperventilating and no appetite. I have removed him to quarantine and I already know what must be done. Is putting him in the freezer a humane way to...
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    Favorite Angelfish Variation?

    It would be heartbreaking if I thought these were genetically red angels, and as they breed, they produce platinum or blushing angelfish. I would hate for them to be exposed to red dye like that.
  18. HobbyJohnny

    Confirm My Stocking, Please!

    Honestly, someone should write a book about handling all types of water and they would make millions. The best way to figure out what you'll need to do is get the tank to fishless cycle and then try to see what needs improvement. It isn't so much as having a high or low pH, but having a steady...
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    Favorite Angelfish Variation?

    As we mentioned before, we love the color variations but I will never condone some type of inhumane treatment in order to achieve such a color, even as beautiful as this one. Definitely going to start researching this because I think I could handle a breeding pair of these!
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    Aquarium Stand Wood, 29 Gallon, Super Glue

    I would be very cautious about using super glue, make SURE that it is dry. If you plan to submerge it as I inferred, be cautious again. In one of my 5.5G betta tanks, I used super glue to fix a decoration and put it back in after I thought it had dried... My betta almost acted brain dead the...




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