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    Swollen Throat

    My sisters dwarf gourami has a swollen throat/the fleshy area below the mouth and between the gill plates. I've never encountered anything like this and am not finding much on Google. Her parameters are good, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 10 nitrate. Does anyone know what this may be a symptom of? The...
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    Quarantining Otos

    I've got 6 otos currently in quarantine. I don't run my QTs when not in use, so the tank is obviously too clean for them. But I've added a cycled sponge filter, a piece of driftwood from one of my established tanks, and I dose daily with Bacter ae as well as feed cucumber or zucchini nightly...
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    Free White Skirt Tetras, Pick Up Only

    Looking to rehome 6 hifin white skirt tetras. Not asking for any money, but I would like to do local pick up only. I'm in the northwest Chicago suburbs.
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    Not A Beginner - Cycling Question

    So I understand the cycling process, have cycled many tanks and choose to do fishless cycles or just seed the tanks with my established media. I'm starting my first dirted tank and while I wait for the levels the soil is giving off to even out to add any fish or shrimp, I figured I can fishless...
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    Kuhli Loach Trap

    I am in the process of moving my kuhli loaches to a new tank. I have been using a diy trap made by cutting the top half off a water bottle and sticking it in the opposite way. I have caught all but 1 this way, and even after setting the trap with blood worms every night for a week, I still...
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    Anyone With Oto Experience

    I've currently got 3 amano shrimp and 3 otos cruising around my 120 gallon tank. I'd love to get 3 more otos to round out their numbers, but I will be needing to move then soon. I've got 3 blood parrots in the 120 gallon that are reaching maturity and looking at these little guys like snacks...
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    Zucchini Question

    Odd question for anyone else with plecos, but what does the zucchini look like after they've eaten it? I've been adding zucchini to the tank every few days for my bristlenose pleco and otos. I've seen the otos munching on it, but I've never seen my pleco on it. I also have a gang of blood...
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    Black Spotted Eel Question

    I've been shifting around my current stocking (profile not up to date atm), and have begun to play around with the idea of adding an "eel" to my 120 gallon. I really like black spotted eels, and from what I can see they will not outgrow my tank. But I've got a few questions: What size fish is...
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    Can Fish Heal From Dgd?

    My sister brought home a sick dwarf gourami from Petco a few weeks ago. This thing looked nasty, she said she witnessed the other DG in the tank biting it repeatedly. It had fungus and dark blotches like bruises all over its body and was barely moving. I've medicated and done what I can and...
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    Cabomba Question

    Quick question concerning cabomba: will stems that have lost their leaves regrow leaves, or will they only "fill out" via new growth?
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    Kuhli Loaches In A Converted Brackish Tank

    I recently rehomed my puffer and gobys, giving me no reason to keep the tank brackish. I've been doing water changes to covert it to fresh, as there are guppies and shrimp in there. Once the water tests at 1.000 on my refractometer, will my kuhli loaches be okay to be added? I know there's no...
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    My Sister Brought Home A Sick Fish...

    My sister saw this dwarf gourami being bitten up by its tank mate at a local pet store. She felt sorry for her so she brought her home. Having just gone through a columnaris outbreak in my tanks, I am a bit nervous about this fish because it looks nasty. I've got it in a completely isolated...
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    Chicago Il -f8 Puffer And Bumble Bee Gobys

    I have decided to rehome my f8 puffer and bumble bee gobys. I thought I was up to the challenging care, but I'm overwhelmed and wanting to retreat back to tropical freshwater fish. They are all healthy and doing well, I haven't not been neglecting them and will continue to care for them until...
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    When To Sanatize Equipment

    I'm currently going through treatment for a columnaris infection. There are only symptoms in one tank but I am treating all of my tanks because I got lazy and used the same python for water changes on multiple occasions. I am using kanaplex and following the recommended dosage of dosing every...
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    White Blotch On Pearl Gourami

    I just got home from work and noticed a rather large white mark on my young pearl gourami. It was definitely not there last evening when I was feeding them. It does not look fuzzy like fungus. It almost looks like the scales are missing. Would the fishes skin be white if the scales indeed were...
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    Baby Kuhli Loach Update

    There was a bit of interest when I posted about my black kuhli loaches breeding before. I managed to get a total of 7 baby's out of the gravel, and they're all doing great and growing fairly fast! They started out the size of a blood worm when I caught them, and now they're just under an inch...
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    Baby Loach Trap

    As I was watching my tank today, I thought I spotted a bug come into view between the glass and gravel. I was able to look closely at it and I'm positive it was a baby kuhli loach! Unfortunately I am moving my tank in 1-2 weeks. This means emptying out everything, including the gravel. I had...
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    Moving To Well Water

    I've got multiple established tanks that have been running on city water since I've set them up. Within a month, I will be moving to a new house that is on well water. At this moment I do not know the specific parameters of the new water (will be testing that soon), but how should I expect the...
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    Big Fish Question

    I've got 3 juvenile blood parrots growing in my 120 gallon tank, two were purchased within a month of each other so they are approximately the same age and size (softball size), but the third is much much smaller (golfball size). As they are getting bigger, I'm noticing that their pectoral fins...
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    F8 Puffer Food

    Beginner puffer question. I've had the puffer for a couple months now, and knew I was getting into a more "challenging" fish, but I'm coming up on my wits ends. He is the pickiest eater. I am looking for food recommendations from other puffer owners. Im considering rehoming if I can't get a...




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