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  1. LeticiaM

    Lethargic Betta

    Hi everyone!! If you could help with my sick Betta, I would so grateful! Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10g How long has the tank been running? Fall 2018 Does it have a filter? Yes, modified Aqueon Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78-80 What is the entire...
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    Swapping Filter In Shrimp Tank

    hi everyone! I have an established 5.5 g with many cherry shrimp (70+??) it’s been running since July with the shrimp in, previously they were in a smaller tank. Anyway, I have two filters on the tank...a tiny sponge filter and an internal filter..tetra whisper 10i . The intake is covered...
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    Qt For Shrimp

    Hello!! I would like to add a couple Amano shrimp with my young female Betta in my established 10gallon (ramshorns and a nerite are her tankmates at the moment). She is still small, just over an inch in length. I know I should qt the shrimp prior to adding them in with her. I have a 2.5...
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    Doubled Dosed Thrive In My Rili Tank

    hi everyone! I just accidentally double dosed Thrive S in my 5.5 gallon shrimp tank...should have been 1pump, I just did 2. Last time added was 7 days ago, I pump. How harmful will it be? Shrimp currently acting fine. I just did a 15% water change yesterday...usually do it weekly, so I don’t...
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    Fish For High Ph

    hello !! Just trying to plan a future tank...29 gallon. I have high pH water, 8.2 sometimes 8.4. gH is 179ppm and kH is 143ppm. I woukd like a peaceful, active, colourful tank. I would love a group of C. Pygmaeus in my tank...is that out of the question with my water? I do not want to get...
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    Urgent! Nitrite 5.0 And Leaving For Holidays!

    hi everyone! I am in a major panic...we are leaving for camping in a few hours.... I have 10g Betta tank, running since July 6th with one young female Betta, moved over cycled media at that time, went through a nitrite spike to 0.25 a couple weeks later, nitrates produced. I figured that was...
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    Cleaning Used Lava Rock

    Hi everyone! I got a cool piece of lava rock (and mopani wood) when I bought a used tank. It has been sitting dry for quite some time. I am hesitant to boil the rock (for fear it may explode), but if I scrub it well, put boiling water on it, leave it in the sun to dry, would that be adequate...
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    Betta With Popeye

    hi everyone! I just picked up a Betta that was listed on kijiji. It was kept in a vase and the pictures on the listing showed fin rot and a white eye. I thought no one else would want this poor thing, and if they did, they would keep it in the same vase and it would never get better. So, I...
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    Breeding Red Rilis

    hi everyone! I started in March this year with one female, 2 males in a 2.5 gallon tank (not ideal I know, they weren’t sexed when I bought them, then a couple died...). Mama had her first batch of babies early May, next batch mid June. I had only ever seen 14 shrimp total, so moved everyone...
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    Good Deal On Fluval Tank?

    I am in Ontario...just saw a used Fluval Flora (7.9 gallon) for $50 on kijiji. I know they retail for a lot higher than that and they are such a nice looking tank. I wish it would have been posted before I moved my shrimp from their 2.5 gallon to my standard 5.5 gallon tank...I just moved them a...
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    Bolivian Ram Information From A Pet Store

    Hello! I would like to verify some information that I received at my local (still 45-60 mins from me) Big Al’s a couple days ago. I asked if they had any Bolivian Rams I could have a look at...he said no, but they do get them in from time to time. I said it wasn’t a big deal, I wasn’t ready to...
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    Hitchhikers With New Plants

    hi everyone! I just came home with plants for my aquarium and put them in a QT tank....and found these swimming guys at the bottom of the bag...there are a couple different ones...can anyone tell what they are?? There seems to be 2 greenish ones, one brown one, and something clear with eyes on...
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    Sad Banana Plant

    I bought my banana plant months ago, it had been growing well, putting out new leaves. Then I think my fast growing water lettuce out-competed it for nutrients, and the leaves started to get holes and die. So I moved it to a different tank, thinking that would help, but it hasn’t seemed to...
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    Carbon Filter Used Periodically?

    hi everyone! I recently added a piece of mopani wood to my shrimp tank, after boiling and soaking. I really like tannins, but there was so much tannin I couldn’t see the shrimp at all. I added a carbon filter to my internal canister and it cleared the water in a couple days. My question is...
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    Infected Fins

    Hello everyone! 2 days ago I noticed the ends of my betta’s dorsal fin was ragged and a little dark, now today after work there is an area of them that is white and fluffy -is this a bacterial or fungal infection? What should I do? Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10G How long has...
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    Disinfecting After Fish Death

    hello everyone, I recently lost one of my female Betta fish. She had a mass growing around/through her operculum, and she was doing fine until the mass started to grow white fluffy material. I myself was going for a CT scan, my 18 year old cat started stumbling and falling over, and with...
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    Hard Water Stains

    Hi everyone! I recently picked up a used 10 gallon tank of kijiji...it is covered in what I presume is hard water stains. I have googled the issue and apparently vinegar should work. I have been spraying 100% on it and scrubbing like a crazy woman. Nothing. The stains fade when they are wet...
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    Damaged Nerite Shell?

    hello everyone! I am not having an easy go in the fish keeping world lately and I have another problem...I think. Last night I noticed that my nerite has a v-shaped irregularity in her shell, at the bottom near her foot, on her right side. I have not noticed this before. Her other side seems...
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    Betta With Mass Coming Out Of Operculum?

    hi everyone! I am not having a very good couple of days I have shrimp dying in another tank (which I posted about) and this morning one of my bettas is not acting right st all. I did a 50% water change yesterday, and she was normal. Last night’s feeding, she ate, but then seemed to be...
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    Muscular Necrosis In Rili Shrimp?

    hi everyone! I have a little 2 gallon ramshorn tank that I set up in Oct-November last year. I added 3 rili shrimp in February. They turned out to be all female, went to the same store and purchased 3 more and added them to my tank March 13th. There *were* dead shrimp in the tank that I...




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