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    Help...what Is This??

    I've just seen this in my tank, it wasn't there in the morning, what is this?
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    Newbie Questions....stocking....stress....shrimp

    Every week it feels like I'm being hit with a different issue with my aquarium. I have a couple of questions if anyone can help. Apologies in advance but I have a lot of questions My Tank 54l 0ppm ammonia 0ppm nitrite 5ppm nitrate PH8 X2 water changes per week Background When I first started...
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    Shimmying Fish

    What is the water volume of the tank? 54 Liters How long has the tank been running? Approx 2 ½ months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 25 degrees celcus What is the entire stocking of this tank? 1 female swordtail, 3 Albino Corydoras, 4...
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    Am I Missing Something About The Nitrogen Cycle?

    I started tropical fish keeping this summer, initially I was using tetra test strips however I soon came to realise I was getting false readings. I changed and stated testing water with the API master test kit however the false reading now put me in the position of doing a cycle with fish. I...
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    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    Almost every morning my lobelia cardinalis plant is floating instead of stuck in the sand substrate because my Corydoras have dug it up. I've tried making the sand deeper where it's planted but the Corys still find a way to dig them up. They love playing in the plants so I don't want to cover...
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    Feeding Piggy Fish

    There are a lot of posts where people talk about feeding, and I know there is no wrong or right answer but I need some help....... I currently have 4 endlers, 1 swordtail, 3 corydoras and in tank fish sitting 2 female bettas. Prior to the fish sitting I fed the fish once a day in the morning...
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    Help .... Pregnant Or Bloated Swordtail

    Can you you tell me if my swordtail is pregnant or bloated ........ She is very piggy so I now fast 2 days a week and give peas as a meal once a week. She seems to be getting fatter, and her gravid spot is dark sometimes and light other times. She is still very active but does like to hang...
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    Fish Behavioural Characteristics

    Over the last few weeks I have noticed my fish do some very odd things (well at least odd to me). One of the Endlers which I think may be part Guppy constantly follows the female Swordtail, he is like her shadow. I had read previously that Endlers are not schooling fish, he is not nipping her...
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    I recently decided to get a tropical fish tank for the first time. I purchased a 54litre with sand substrate, live plants and a cave. I ignored the pet shops advise in regards to adding fish (they advise 24 hours after initial set up) and cycled the tank as people mentioned on YouTube. I tested...

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