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  1. Chiles

    White Spots On Plecos Belly

    Hi FlowFish, Sorry to hear about your pleco being sick :/. What are you water parameters? Id suggest filling out the "Fish Emergency Template" located at the top of the freshwater fish disease page as it would make it easier to solve the problem. I not too confident to give you a definite...
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    Thank you very much for the information! I tried using a plastic canvas for that but it kept on floating :( .
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    There is a rather drastic size difference unfortunately. I bought them both at 3.5inches but the smaller one refuses to eat beef heart no matter how long I starve it! The larger one tries almost anything I give it which is why it's larger. That is the main reason for the bullying I'm guessing...
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    I live in Melbourne, Australia so I'm not sure how I am supposed to get metro. Do you know of any way to get it...? yeah I usually cut the cube into 6 smaller cubes and feed it until it's full. I should be able to set up the 120 by tomorrow but the praziquantel medication said to treat one week...
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    I suspect its loss of appetite is due to the larger one (shown above) picking on it all the time and the stress caused it to contract an internal parasite which is what I am treating it for using praziquantel. It seems that it has began eating again which is a good sign. UPDATE: it seems as...
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    Yeah, I'm currently setting up a 120 gallon for 6 more discus and the other is alone as well. Hopefully the java fern and anubias will be able to deal with the temp. i see it still defecating though and it doesn't appear to have a bloated stomach the poop is brown but has a clear white...
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    Discus Looking At Food But Not Eating

    hello everyone, My discus has recently lost interest in black worms so I fed it beef heart and made a beef heart mix for it yesterday. Now it seems like it has lost interest in the beef heart as well. It still goes near the beef heart to check it out but doesn't eat. About 3-4 weeks ago I...
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    Question 300l Recycled Polypropylene Rain Barrel For Water Changes?

    Alright that would be a good idea. I guess I'll have to wait another week before I can use it . Thanks for that valuable information. I think I will both of your advice to ensure my fish don't get harmed. The container is stored in doors with little to no sunlight and the water is only 28 C so...
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    Question 300l Recycled Polypropylene Rain Barrel For Water Changes?

    hello everyone! I recently went to my local hardware store (Bunnings) and bought a 300L rain water container made from recycled polypropylene (found out because of the 5 inside the recycle triangle). I was wondering if this is safe to use for my discus as all I have done is rinsed it once with...
  10. Chiles

    Effect Of Reducing/removing Ial Extract In Discus Tank?

    Hello! Thanks for you reply. Yeah that's correct, I want to acclimate my fish to a clear water tank xD I wasn't sure how to word it. Soft water and pH aren't really an issue for me as I live in Melbourne and the water is very soft with a pH of 7.4. The pH In my tank is about .3 less than tap. I...
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    Effect Of Reducing/removing Ial Extract In Discus Tank?

    Hello everyone! I'm currently in the process of planning and waiting for my new 120 gallon aquarium with 55gal sump to arrive! Currently I have a 55gal with 2 discus, a betta and a bristlenose pleco. I do water changes every other day and boil 2 IAL in 5L of water for around 3 hours mostly on...
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    @Specialflamingo very
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    Is he still alive?
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    Help Bristlenose Pleco Stopped Eating

    UPDATE: it seems as though my pleco is eating again! I guess my treatment worked
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    Help Bristlenose Pleco Stopped Eating

    Hello everyone! Recently my bristlenose pleco has not been eating. I am suspecting it to be finrot as it's fins are clamped and not 'flowy' like it used to be as well as shorter. It started off as a tiny hole which she has for many months and I thought nothing of it and now it has nearly eaten...
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    Question Blue Planet Multi Cure For Finrot?

    The white circle is where the a section has dropped off already and it’s probably going to deteriorate more seeing as there is more white stuff on it. Sorry for not adding all the info don’t know what I was thinking. I’m treating a Betta fish. I originally made this post in the freshwater...
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    Help What Disease Is This?

    Alright thank you very much.
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    Question Blue Planet Multi Cure For Finrot?

    Hello, I've ordered myxazin for finrot but it is on backorder currently :/ the only thing I've got for now is blue planet multi cure which contains 0.4mg/mL of malachite green, 4.00mg/mL of methylene blue and 2.00mg/mL of acriflavine. The bottle only says it helps with ich, velvet and fungal...
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    Help What Disease Is This?

    Sorry for posting for much lately but I just can't figure out whats wrong with my betta... it first started off with a fuzzy growth at the tip of his analfin which caused a section to fall off and now it's getting worse. I've just noticed today that there was a cottony growth on his body and...
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    Question Myxazin With Planted Tank?

    Okay, thank you so much for the help! one last question, should I use myxazin to aid in the healing of his fins or should I use something else?
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    Question Myxazin With Planted Tank?

    hello, My betta fish recently got some white cottony growth on the tip of his analfin that's causing him to be lethargic and parts to fall off. I thought it was finrot and bought myxazin. Would this be useful for his issue and if so can I put it straight into his planted 55 gallon which also...
  22. Chiles

    Help Betta Fish Laying On Ground

    Sorry for posting so much, I've forgotten to include a picture of the suspected finrot. It's a fuzzy patch at the bottom of his tail causing sections to fall off. Could it be bacterial or fungal?
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    Help Betta Fish Laying On Ground

    I suspect that the reason my betta is laying on the ground is because of fin rot :/ I think the fin rot came as a result of the poor water quality. I have two done 50% water changes so far and the ammonia is back down to 0 as well as nitrites and nitrates. I'm surprised though, how can a betta...
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    Help Betta Fish Laying On Ground

    Hello! I dont normally test but will do after water change when I wake up which is in a few hrs sorry about that. I forgot to mention that I have a planted tank so maybe the ammonia could be from detritus? I will let you know after water change
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    Help Betta Fish Laying On Ground

    Hello everyone, Recently (about the past week) my betta has been laying on the ground more than usual. He swims around still when I'm around and he's pretty active and still eats normally but is just not as active as before. Today I've noticed him swim around and playing then drop to the ground...
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    Question Pleco Not Eating

    Maybe mine is just having trouble getting the algae off the driftwood and wont eat anything else until the driftwood is clean haha. I've added in silk pants and an extra urn so I hope it will help
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    Question Pleco Not Eating

    I leave it in for 24 hours. I had silk plants in before so I'll probably put them back in. They had some diatom algae but I don't think that'll be a problem for the pleco haha. Yes I will try tonight. Maybe I should try and change up the zucchini to cucumber sometimes Thanks for the help guys...
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    Question Pleco Not Eating

    Hmm I try to keep the tank at 23 degrees which is where both fish like it. I haven't put algae wafers yet so I'll do that tonight. I usually check on it at around 10:00 PM and its not out and about. It's still under the driftwood :/
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    Question Pleco Not Eating

    Canopy box Hello, Ive recently bought a new longfin bristlenose pleco for my 30g goldfish tank. It's been in there for 5 days now and I've been putting zucchini in there ever since I introduced it. It just sits under the driftwood all day and doesn't go out to eat the algae in the glass or...
  30. Chiles

    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    Oh, thank you for the response and sorry for the late reply. Didn't think anyone would reply to this since it was a week ago.
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    Help Clear Patches On Betta Tail

    Okay, thank you very much
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    Help Clear Patches On Betta Tail

    Thanks for the help! Does it just start with a patch and then branches out?
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    Help Clear Patches On Betta Tail

    Hello again, I've noticed that my betta fish's caudal fin has been slowly deteriorating for about a month now. I think it has stopped for a few weeks already but just yesterday I noticed white patches on the end of its tail. I don't know what it is and how to fix it. Any advice would be...
  34. Chiles

    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    Hello again, It looks like he has white sort of translucent patches on the edge of his tail... what could this be?
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    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    Alright. Thank you very much for the help!
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    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    Yes, hopefully he does! Should I just leave his tail to heal since I have moved and given him more space?
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    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    The dark lines are part of his tail unfortunately. That's what I was thinking as well! He likes to squeeze in small areas so just today I moved him from his 30 gal to a 55 gal to hopefully give him some more space.
  38. Chiles

    Help Is This Fin Rot?

    Today (19th of January) 23rd of November When I first got him (30th of October) Hello everyone, For the past few weeks I have noticed that my betta fish's tail has been deteriorating but it seems to have stopped for about 4 weeks now... I thought it was fin nipping because I wasn't giving him...
  39. Chiles

    Help Bloated Betta... Again

    Okay, thanks for the advice!
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    Help Bloated Betta... Again

    Thanks, I really appreaciate the help! I'll also make sure to hide the zucchini from him so he doesn't decide to nibble on it if he ever does. One final question: do you think fast once a week is enough?
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    Help Bloated Betta... Again

    Yes I do feed him at night. I drop the zucchini in after lights out but I've been a bit lazy recently and instead of taking it out the next morning I've left it in there until he finishes it which takes 24-48 hours. I'm thinking that maybe the zucchini has flaked off and he has been eating it...
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    Help Bloated Betta... Again

    Wednesday As of now When I first got him Hello, In the last three days I've noticed that my betta fish is becoming bloated. I fasted him on Wednesday and it seemed to go down and on Thursday I fed him one pellet. This morning he seemed to be a bit more bloated but I thought it was just from...
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    Is My Betta Bloated?

    Thanks!
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    Is My Betta Bloated?

    I was just really worried because my first betta died from dropsy which started off with a bloat and i really dont want anything to go wrong with this one.
  45. Chiles

    Is My Betta Bloated?

    Hello, i just got a new betta and im wondering if hes a bit bloated. Ive also noticed a lump in his rear end and have wondered what that was as well. Any info would be very appreciated
  46. Chiles

    Brown Algae?

    If it is a diatom problem then it could be excess phosphates or silicates in your water. I had the same problem in my tank but I've gotten a few cleaners to fix it up in my tank.
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    Bristlenose Pleco White Poop

    Good point. After I posted this I went to look at him and I saw black poop come out so I guess it's a sign of improvement! I can stop worrying that it's a parasite now




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