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  1. jesse96

    Stocking Help—Best Tankmates for Zebra Danios?

    Hi all, Does anyone have any stocking recommendations for a 20 gallon long with 6 zebra danios? I’ve had the zebra danios in the tank for a few weeks (I cycled the tank, then added three in, then added the other three after a week). This is my first time with danios, so I waited a bit to make...
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    Help! Ghost Shrimp Is Actually Giant River Prawn!

    Gumbo would be a good name for him at the least. I'll see what my LFS can do. He's still pretty tiny (3 inches) so it's hard to imagine he could grow so big, but he's molting almost once a week. Also, I had a perfectly healthy adult guppy disappear overnight with no traces, so it's probably...
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    Help! Ghost Shrimp Is Actually Giant River Prawn!

    I'm relatively new to fishkeeping; I have a 5gal with a couple guppies that I got in late February. About two months ago I purchased a little ghost shrimp to add to my tank. The owner of the small LFS in my town told me they'd gotten some prawns mixed in with the ghost shipment, so he carefully...
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    Ghost Shrimp Or Whisker Shrimp?

    Thanks everyone! I was concerned because the LFS I got the shrimp from said there were some larger guys mixed in with the ghosts, but if he's just a whisker shrimp that's not too much cause for concern. I was just worried I'd wind up with a foot long behemoth.
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    Ghost Shrimp Or Whisker Shrimp?

    Hello! I have an established 5g tank with a fully grown female guppy and two adolescent female guppies. About a month ago, I picked up two ghost shrimp to add in. One of them only lasted about a day, but the larger one is doing well. In fact, he's thriving. He's going buck wild. About two weeks...
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    Optimizing Filter Setup

    Hello! After almost 7 weeks, I've FINALLY cycled my first tank. It's a 5 gallon. Now that I've got all of the good stuff I need in my tank, I'm looking to optimize my filter for the most efficient setup. I have one adult fancy guppy and three 5 week old fry. Does anyone have any...
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    Sick Guppy Help

    She was going strong up until this week when I had an ammonia spike. I'm surprised she's still hanging in there... Is it possible for fish to recover from this state?
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    Sick Guppy Help

    Hello! For the past couple of days my guppy has been getting progressively worse. She's staying at the surface of the water, bobbing along with the current, and usually hangs out right up against the filter. She is still eating and does swim quickly at times but I don't think she has much...
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    Cycling Tank & Guppy Ulcer?

    Hello! I'm having sort of a fish fiasco tonight. I've been posting rather frequently about my tank cycling process. I'm now just over 6 weeks in my fish-in cycle with two female fancy guppies and three fry that occurred along the way... (taking the fry to my LFS once they're a bit bigger). On...
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  15. jesse96

    Using Tetra Safestart With Prime?

    Sounds good! Roughly how long should I let it sit? 30 minutes or so? I'm not sure how long I can safely leave the filter turned off. Thank you!
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    Using Tetra Safestart With Prime?

    Unfortunately I'm unable to source any media (my only local fishkeeping friend has a filter that he's not able to pull media from). I'm about to go get some TSS. I'll follow that routine for the water changes. Hopefully this will help the cycle along! Again, thank you for your advice! I...
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    Using Tetra Safestart With Prime?

    Thank you! Next time I'll definitely do a fishless cycle. This time I didn't know any better, unfortunately.
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    Using Tetra Safestart With Prime?

    Hello! I'm almost 6 weeks in to my fish-in cycle with my first tank, a 5 gallon with two female guppies. I was doing 25% water changes every other day to keep ammonia down during the fish-in cycling process (my tap has 1ppm too so I wanted to make sure the fish are safe). I add a dose of...
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    Week 5 Of Cycle-advice Needed

    My pH is 7.6! It's stayed the same pretty consistently. It's quite a predicament. I've been very religious with the 25% water changes every other day; I haven't missed a single one since getting the tank. I only started doing the 40% WCs when the ammonia levels rocketed. I'm thinking the dirty...
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    Week 5 Of Cycle-advice Needed

    I just tested my tap! My tap water is still at 1 ppm ammonia (this is also what it was a month ago). I'm concerned about that now; I may have to get filtered water for my tank. The nitrites and nitrates in the tap are 0. I do carefully shake the nitrate bottle, I time it and shake according to...




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