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  1. Help Sunken Stomach In Cichlids

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gal long How long has the tank been running? 2 1/2 years Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 80 degrees Fahrenheit What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) -Six...
  2. 20 Gallon Tank Removed Krib Cichlid Babies Too Soon

    Successfully breeding fish is a great feeling.... and then you get to the part where everything starts to go downhill. So, about two weeks ago, my pair of kribensis cichlids bred and the babies were just free-swimming. This is my first time breeding these fish, however I do have experience with...
  3. 20 Gallon Tank Cichlid Fry Help

    Hello! I’m super happy today, as I came back from vacation and my kribensis pair have had their first spawn! There’s are seven fry in all, and I can say for sure that the mom needs to work on her parenting skills. While the dad stays near them all the time, the female will wander around, I guess...
  4. Help Krib Cichlid Weird Sickness While Breeding?

    A few months ago, I bought a pair of kribs, I went there a few days in a row and they seemed they were interacting the most, and I am positive I have a male/female pair. Today, they started locking lips. They are not aggressive towards each other, and today she’s been paying a lot of attention...
  5. Question Male Krib Cichlid Pale In Color?

    I’ve had this pair of Kribs in my tank for a few months now, and my female is getting her little spot ready to lay eggs in. They are both very happy, and the female has beautiful coloration. However, ever since I’ve bought my male, he hasn’t but really shown any of the same yellow coloring you...
  6. Thoughts On Bamboo Shrimp

    Today, I decided to go to my lfs and get some shrimp that my cichlids wouldn’t eat. I decided on a bamboo shrimp since they weren’t getting more for a while, and I’m honestly a little freaked out. It didn’t look too menacing at my lfs, but now when it’s in the spotlight on top of my driftwood...
  7. Question Breeding Kribensis Help?

    A couple days ago, I bought a female and male krib Cichlid at my lfs because I love dwarf cichlids, and wanted to give these a try. I did a ton of research, and thought it would be cool to get a pair since they were small and I had a 20 gallon long. I picked out the female with a purple belly...
  8. Question Kribensis Cichlid Care?

    I have a 20 gallon planted tank with three silvertip tetras and six glow light tetras (plus some otos and a clown pleco) I had just lost my gbr who had lived in this tank for over a year, he injured himself and died when I was away. I’m looking for a new centerpiece fish, preferably in the...
  9. 20 Gallon Tank Finding A Centerpiece Fish?

    Okay, so the amazing German Blue Ram I had owned for a little over a year now died. I’m not sure how, I left the house, came back, and he was dead with a back severely bent. Sad. He was my centerpiece fish, and a very pretty gbr. Anyways, now I have a planted tank full of six glow light tetras...
  10. Important Can I Escape Using Dechlorinator For One Day?

    I know this is very last minute and I should’ve probably done my water change a few days ago before people came over. I want my tank to be nice and clean! I’ve been SUPER busy lately, and waited until today to do my water change. I really don’t feel like going to any big, crowded stores today...
  11. Tank Won’t Stop Turning Green?

    Just a short little question, my tank has been fine forever and I recently added co2 according to my plants, I dose nutrients and use a Nicrew led light eight hours a day. I started doing water changes daily for a week, then I noticed the day after each change it just kept getting worse. I read...
  12. Best Place To Buy Aquarium Plants?

    On Amazon, none of the plants are able to ship to my location that are well-priced, and I have tried EBay, but I just need a good plant store with low shipping prices and don’t take a month to get to me. Thanks, guys!
  13. How To Get Otos To Last Their First Night

    I know I was taking a risk when I got these three otos (they only had three alive) at my lfs, even though they had lasted almost two weeks there. I took them home, and immediately they left into the corner and there they sat for three hours. I put some cucumber in the tank for my clown pleco and...
  14. Molly Not Eating All Of A Sudden?

    Earlier in the year when I first got a few mollies they bred, and later on all died suddenly except for this little one. I have her with a few tetras and a gbr, with the temp at about 80 degrees and it has worked for months. Now all of a sudden I fed my fish today and she didn’t come up to eat...
  15. 0.6 Liter Pop Bottle For Diy Co2?

    Hey, I’m back on fishlore with another question. I’m finally buying EVERYTHING for a diy citric acid & baking soda Co2, and I have two questions. Firstly, are two 20 fluid ounce (0.6 liter) soda bottles able to be used with citric acid & baking soda without anything going wrong? (I just have...
  16. Some Help Re-scaping 20 gallon Tall Needed

    I've had this planted 20-gal tank for a little more than a year now... Well, I planted it a few months ago. I really don't like the look of the gravel at all, so I am switching to sand. That's not the issue, though. I'm on a budget of about 80-90 dollars, and I would like to redo my tank. I have...
  17. Tiny Skinny Worm In Fish Tank?

    So, before anyone tells me about how dangerous these things are, or how they can ruin a fish tank, I've only seen one of these things before in my tank. Both times, I've been changing my water. It trys to burrow itself into the driftwood I have, and I never see it swimming around unless I change...
  18. Silvertip Tetras... Aggressive?

    Okay, I just returned my super aggressive Odessa barbs back to my lfs, and everyone was calm and happy for a few days. Now, I came home to see my gbr pacing the side of the tank (no nipped fins, they basically ignore him). I also saw the female silver tipped tetra under the driftwood. The two...
  19. Planted Tank With A Two Day Vacation?

    Tomorrow, I am going up to Traverse City, Michigan, for the weekend. I will get back at about Sunday, and I currently don't have anyone watching my tank, like I normally do when I am not home. I have a 20 gal. planted tank, and I was wondering what to do about the ferts, CO2, and lighting. I...
  20. Softening Water With Leaf Litter?

    I would like to have a bit softer, more acidic water mainly for my German blue ram (although all of my fish like it), and I don't want to use chemicals to actually harm my fish even more. I can't really use rainwater as it is too cold up here in Michigan to rain anymore... It snows. I've heard...




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