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  1. toran

    What's This On My Java Fern?

    Occasionally, a leaf will be covered with these hard, seed like objects. They can be rubbed off easily. I have in the past a few times cut the whole leaf off. Once I let it be and I had several little tufts of BBA on the plant and the seed things were gone. Does BBA reproduce like this? Does...
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    Gourami Question

    Would 2 honey gouramis and 1 thick lipped gourami live peacefully in a 29 gallon at 75.8* F with: 10 panda cories 6 amano shrimp 3 nerite snails 2 horned nerite snails Your replies are appreciated, thanks.
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    How To Remove Stamped Price Code From Pvc Pipe.

    Hello, I purchased some pvc pipe for caves. A 1/2" elbow for my CPO and a 1" tee for other fish (I do have 3 terracotta pots already and they get used). Anyway, I used a piece of an algae cleaning pad to scrub the stamp off and it didn't budge. 1) how do you get it off? 2) if it doesn't...
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    Angelfish In 29 Gallon?

    Hello, Thoughts on this stocking: 29 gallon, 78* F 1 angelfish 1 Bolivian ram 1 BN pleco 2 full grown amano shrimp 2 nerite snails Thanks so much for your help.
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    Adding To A 29 Gallon.

    Hello, Ideas, please, to finish off my tank. THANKS SO MUCH. What I have now: 2 nerite snails 4 amano shrimp 11 panda cories (I know I have 1 too many) What I would like: 1) 1 angelfish (if (1) could be happy in a 29G) or 2) 1 PEARL gourami with 8 espei rasboras (rasboras from another...
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    Surviving Vs Thriving

    Hello, Sadly I have come to the decision to give my beloved (6) rainbow praecox a better home. It has taken me two months to work this out in my head. I really love these fish. In May I had to change my 40 breeder to a 29 gallon. That was hard enough. At the time I couldn't ALSO get rid of...
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    Bolivian Rams With A Betta

    Hello, I'm going to be changing somethings around within the next couple weeks. (Then I'll change my profile) I have a few options. Wondering what you guys think of them. 1) 20 long 1 male betta 2 Bolivian rams 5 peacock gudgeons 2 nerite snails 2 amano shrimp 2) 20...
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    Holes In Leaves

    Hello, I bought a Hygrophila corymbosa v. 'Compacta' 4-6 weeks ago. Leaves get holes and keep falling off. It's in a 29 gallon. Light is NICREW deluxe LED full spectrum, 7500K, 18w, 1200lm. Fertilizer is Seachem root tabs every 2-3 months, Aqueon plant food every other week and flourish...
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    My New Pea Puffer!

    Please meet Bruno. He's adorable... I think so. He's a tad over 1/2" long. I feed him (or her) frozen brine shrimp and blood worms. I have a one gallon jar with several MTS, pond and ramshorn snails. He gets 2 in AM and 2 in PM. They are crushed a little bit to help him get to them. He's alone...
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    3 Panda Fry, I Have A Few Questions, Help Please.

    Hello, Monday I found a dozen panda Cory eggs when cleaning the the tank. I rolled up 7 that looked fertile, put them in a small container with treated water, pimafix, and an air stone and let them float in the Betta tank since the temp was warmer. This AM I had 3 tiny fry. I cleaned the...
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    Is My Honey Gourami A Male Or Female?

    The LFS thought this is a female, first picture.The dorsal fin looks a little pointed. What do you guys think? Also, the label said red dwarf honey gourami but two employees thought it is really a thick lip. From the two pictures can anyone tell what they are? The yellow and orange is my sunset...
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    Free To A Good Home, Cycled Tank.

    40 gallon breeder, stand, filter, heater, some nano fish and RCS, and a few plants. Must pick up. I live in Mobile, AL. If truly interested I'll give more info.
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    20 Gallon Long Tank - Will This Be Overstocked?

    Hello, I want to add to my 20 long. If I do will I be overstocked? Presently I have: 12 ember tetra 8 espei rasbora 8 pygmy cories 2 peacock gudgeons 2 nerite snails 2 horned nerite snails I want to add: 4 peacock gudgeons 1 honey gourami 4 amano shrimp What do you think?
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    Center Piece Fish For 20 Gallon Long

    Hello, Presently, in my 20 long I have: 12 ember tetra 8 espei rasbora 8 pygmy cories 2 amano shrimp 4 nerites I would love to get an angel fish but wonder if the tank is too small. Are there any dwarf angel fish? Can you please suggest a fish that would be happy by themselves, species...
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    Sponge Question For Aquaclear Filters.

    Hi, A quick question. Does the sponge need to be 1.5" deep for aquaclear 50 and 1.75" deep for aquaclear 70? Could I cut them in half and in the future purchase a less deep sponge? Reason is I want to put more purigen and/or bio beads in the filter.
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    Betta Died

    Hello, this AM I found my male butterfly betta, Sidney, dead. Sunday he spent the whole day in his log and would not eat or acknowledge me when I put my face to the glass. Yesterday, he only ate 2 bites of daphnia but left his log several times. He wasn't bloated, no markings on his body. I...
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    Did I Loose My Bb?

    Last night a filter stopped working and I'm wondering if I lost my BB? It could have been off for 12-14 hours. Answers are sincerely appreciated.
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    Red Racer Nerite Lost Trap Door.

    Hello to all, About 2 weeks ago I noticed my red racer nerite at the back of the tank on his back. I turned him over where he was. Days go by and I figured he was in a hibernation mood because he didn't move. During this last PWC I picked him up and smelled him. It was a little bad but didn't...
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    More Color To Betta Fins

    Hello, I bought Sidney 12/23/17 from Petco (a birthday present for myself!). This past month his fins have been coloring up little by little. He's a twin tail butterfly. Here is the feeding schedule: Feed twice daily New Life Spectrum .5mm pellets Frozen Cyclops Omega one color flakes Frozen...
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    Film On Top Of Water In Betta Tank

    Hi, If I remember correctly, I read on fishlore that the film on top of the water is protein from food. That it can be removed with a paper towel. My question is...I have 2 bettas, each in a 5.5 gallon tank. I feed them the exact same thing yet Sidney's tank only has the film. Any ideas? I have...




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