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    Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Hello all, I'm having an issue with my 1.5yo German Blue Ram. As per my aquarium details: The tank is a 15g one, moderately planted, set up sometime in 2017. Temperature is 26.5C (80F), pH is 7.3 Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 15 (15 from tap, drops to about 5 after a few days thanks to lots of...
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    What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Hello all, I have lost 3 rams in 3 weeks. My tank: About 15 gallons, moderately planted, temperature 26C/79F, pH 7.4. Tank is 7 months old. Ammonia -0 Nitrites- 0 Nitrates- 40ppm (50ppm from tap, I bought some seachem denitrate and matrix that are supposed to reduce it plus nitrate...
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    Need To Lower Nitrates Quickly. 50ppm From Tap

    Hello all, I haven’t been active in the forums for quite a while. I have started a 15 gallon planted fish tank about 7 months ago. I haven’t experienced any major issues until now. The tank was cycled very quickly by using eco complete as a substrate, filter media from an established tank and...
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    30 Gallon Tank Getting my tank back in shape after 6 months abroad.

    Hello everyone, It's been a while since I last visited the forums. So I haven't been home since xmas, went abroad (studying in the UK) leaving my 2 tanks in the hands of my father. A 10 gallon with a HM betta and a planted 32g tank with 4 corys a GBR 10 harlequin rasboras and an angelfish...
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    Is my betta a double-tail or a HalfMoon with dammaged fins?

    So I bought this guy the other day. I picked him because he was in the lfs' display tank (all others were in filthy little cups). It was labeled as double-tail betta. Is it? I think it's a halfmoon with a part missing, I've never seen a double-tail, though. So I'm asking Tank: 10 gallon...
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    Betta on the bottom breath heavily. Video included? What to do? Please Help

    Hello all, I've had my betta since it was a baby in a 10g filtered heated lightly planted tank feeding him a variety of food and he has been very healthy and happy until the last Monday. The fish is now on the bottom of the tank not moving much, has a slightly swollen pale belly and seems to be...
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    How to complete my stocking? Need to form schools

    Hello all, My tank is a 32g, lightly planted one set up almost a year ago. My initial stock was 1 angelfish (young adult) 10 harlequin rasbora 7 neon tetra 1 black molly 1 female german blue ram 4 bronze corydoras I want on vacation and stupid me set the timer to always on and...
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    Using BOTH activated carbon and peat filtration?

    Hello all, I am using peat in my filters to lower the pH and soften the water for months now and I like it, but the water gets tinted quite fast reducing the light for the plants. So, I've been wondering can one use peat for it's softening and pH lowering capabilities and carbon to remove...
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    I forgot the lights on and went on vacation! :O

    Hello all, To my surprise I came home today after a 5 days vacation and I realized that the timer was set to ALWAYS ON. The fish all look ok. The plants are covered in algae. How harmful was that to the fish? Is there a way to recover the plants? Gosh I am so stupid
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    Lost two fish in two days in an established tank? What should I do?

    Hello guys, I have an establsihed (for half a year now) 32g tank with live plants and huge filtration. Ammonia 0 nitrites 0 nitrates 20 temperature 81F. It holds 1 angel (young) 10 neon tetras 10 harlequins 2 male mollies 3 corydoras 1 GBR For 3 days I noticed one cory was not as...
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    How to: Using Seachem Cupramine without a test kit?

    Hey fishlore friends, My fish are flashing and twitch their heads but no sign of ich or inflammed gills or something. They are acting fine, eating normally, schooling, good colors. I can confirm there is no pH swing. Did 30% water change, still nothing. The tank is a moderately planted 32g...
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    Fish flashing, head twitching but no visible signs. What to do? :-[

    Hello everyone, I noticed that my ram and a few neons are flashing. Not very frequently but when they do flash they flash like 2-3 times before starting swimming normally. I also noticed the ram (introduced 2 weeks ago) twitching and sometimes having its tail clamped. I dosed with seachem...
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    Can I add a german blue ram in my 32g tank? Overstocking?

    Hello everyone, Went to the lfs the other day and saw some beautiful (small) german blue rams and I totally fell in love with them. I am wondering if I can add one to my 32g tank. About my tank: 32g, with plenty of filtration, live plants 1 Angelfish (raised from baby) 2 male mollies...
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    What killed my betta? Should I disinfect my tank before adding another one?

    I've had my betta for 5 months in a 10 gallon heated filtered (set up and running more than 3 years ago). Two weeks ago i noticed the fins looked a bit thinner and kinda see-through and were usually clamped, then the face and belly started looking whitish. Today i found it dead on the bottom...
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    My new 33g tank. What type of angelfish did I get? :)

    Hey you all It's been 10 days since I bought my first angelfish. I have him in a 33g tank as a centrepiece. It is a nickel size one i think. I had a tough time picking just one at the LFS. What type is it? Koi, blushing, gold marble?? I am confused...LOL Oh, and btw let me introduce you my...
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    Help Missing corydora found stuck under rock. Looks like it has kyphosis

    I was away and my sister told me that one cory has been missing for two days. I thought that it died and that it may had been eaten by other fish but I found it stuck under some rocks. I noticed that the corydora was hanging on the top of the tank lately and I thought that it was suspicious. I...
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    Leaving dead cory in tank?

    Hey, I am having some problems with my 33g tank. On Monday I found a bronze cory floating dead in my tank. No fish picked on it or something. I did a 30% water change. On Tuesday I noticed that one of my corys spent most of its time on the surface. I ve been away since Wednesday morning when...
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    33g tank. Neons and one Angel

    I am just out of luck with my 33g. All my rummynose tetras are gone to what looks like columnaris. I wanted to have an angel and a school of rummynose but I am not buying any more rummys. They are just not healthy from the start. Currently I have 8 harlequins, 4 cories and a black molly (max...
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    Is this columnaris? Disinfect tank with melafix?

    I lost 4 rummuynose tetras since yesterday and a DG last week. My water chemistry is good amm 0, nitrites 0 nitrates 15. I managed to take a picture of a rummynose. You can see that it developed some white patches under the skin and on the dorsal fin and died during the night. Four more had the...
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    Should I remove my UGF? I have some live plants

    I've been reading lately that UGF are a no-go for planted tanks. My tank, which i have for 2 months now, is a 33g lightly planted with dwarf hair grass, a small amazon plant, alternanthera rosaefolia and a very fast growing plant from the hygrophila family. I am currently running a tetra in800+...




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