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    Question Well Water/soft Water?

    Hello everyone, I just bought a new house, which uses a well system for water. There is also a water softener (which I dont want to turn off, because it's better for the pipes). However, I had always wanted to set up a tank with shrimp, silver hatchetfish, and live plants. But I dont really...
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    Ideas For 55 Gallon

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum... So right now my 55gallon tank is lacking fish. I have a female Pearl Gourami, 1 platy, and 2 striped Raphael Catfish. Obviously, I would like to add more fish...but I'm having trouble deciding what would even be good to add. I would love to have a school of...
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    Bn Pleco Babies

    So a few weeks ago, we discovered baby plecos in our 55 gallon tank.... I guess I'm probably going to end up just selling them on Craigslist or something, but I wanted to see if anyone had any other ideas on what to do with them (I don't want to bother with shipping fish). I'm also curious...
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    Do Raphael Catfish Eat Other Fish?

    We have a 55 gallon tank that came with a couple of striped Raphael catfish that we've had for a while now. Recently, we added 7 snow white danios....but I noticed today that I can only count 5. Nothing else in the tank seems big enough to eat the danios (I mean maybe slowly, but I think we...
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    Future Pair? Solis and Venus

    Ahhhh. I miss the breeding process, but at the same time jeez it was a lot of work, and I'd have to buy new supplies. Buttttt I just got this new betta and I can't stop thinking about how perfect it might be to breed him with one of my girls...So I'm thinking maybe some months in the future, it...
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    Striped Raphael Catfish

    Does anyone have striped raphael catfish, or know anything about them? I got 2 with a tank last year, and despite me not really wanting them or knowing what to do with them, they're still alive. They've really grown on me though- they're such silly fish. I've been trying to learn more about how...
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    Question About Color Mixing Bettas

    I've been playing with the idea of breeding bettas again sometime, and I've been trying to decide which of my bettas I would breed to get the coolest babies. I have this one girl from my last spawn, she started out as a Cambodian, but then apparently this red-loss gene kicked in, and now she's...
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    Cambodian Betta Turned White?

    Hey all, I have a small sorority of female bettas that I bred from a Cambodian female and White/Blue Marble male. They're about 3 months old now (I think about to hit 13 weeks), and 2 of them have always been showing Cambodian coloration. Well, earlier this week, one of my Cambodians just...
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    Sick Betta Fry

    Hey everyone, My betta fry turned 10 weeks old on Monday, and my only male has been sick for days now. I'm really worried about him, but I don't know exactly what's wrong or what to do about it. A couple weeks ago, he started showing a curved spine. I tried changing up his diet and moved him...
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    Shelves with Plants?

    I've got this idea to put little shelves into my 55 gallon. Basically just like a piece of plexiglass or something, attach it to the side of the tank so that it sits horizontally, like a shelf inside the tank. These wouldn't be huge shelves, and there could be several of them at different...
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    Betta With Velvet

    Hi everyone! So last week, my boyfriend noticed some "stuff" on one of our bettas, so when I looked I realized it was Velvet. I went out the next day and got some medicine (I believe it's Kordon Copper-Aid, but I'll check later). It says that it should treat the tank for up to a month, so I put...
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    Introducing Dry Food to Fry?

    Hey everyone! I have a question for the betta breeders out there: At what point (in weeks) do you start trying to feed dry foods? And..how? My fry are at 6.5 weeks, and I want to at least start introducing dry food, but I don't know how to get the fry interested in it. I know I've heard...
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    Rescued Fry From Toilet-Now What?

    I was cleaning my fry tank today, and I mean I usually keep a very good eye on the siphon but I must have accidentally sucked up one of my fry. Then, I let the buckets sit so that the water is still and I look very carefully for any movement on the bottom to indicate fry. I didn't see any fish...
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    How do the Contests Work?

    Every once in a while, I see stuff about the photo contests on fishlore. But I was wondering how they work exactly, and didn't see information about them (but maybe I just missed it). So how often do they happen, when do they start, how long do they last, etc? I see the December one is going on...
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    Apparently I have no Patience

    I've been conditioning my bettas, letting them see eachother a little bit each day..and BAM finally it was today, Saturday, my planned breeding day. So..I let Vanilla Spice (my female) float a bit in a cup in the breeding tank, then release her out into the tank. This all started at about 8:15...
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    Betta Info Pamphlet

    I'm planning to breed bettas, and so eventually I'll be having to find homes for some babies! I know a lot of people think they can just stick a betta in a little vase and just forget about it, so I decided I would make some basic info pamphlets to hand out with the babies. Since I can't FORCE...
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    Rocks from Outside?

    Is it safe to find rocks or even driftwood from outside (yay free stuff), and put them in the aquarium? I was thinking about going down to a nearby creek and looking for some nice rocks and stuff to use.
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    Blooms and Branches?

    I keep looking at this site, because they look like they have some really nice stuff. I'd love to get some Manzanita branches from them, but I just can't decide if I want to spend that much money. Does anyone have any experience with this website and buying from them? If you ask for a shipping...
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    Ideas for Tunnel/Hidey Places?

    I want to have some good hiding spaces for my bottom-dwelling fish. Right now I have 2 Striped Raphael Catfish, and I might get a BN pleco or two. I know something like pipes would be nice, as they can go all the way into them and whatnot, but I'm trying to think if there's a more...aesthetic...
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    Buying Tank...With Fish?

    Right now I'm very interested in a used aquarium that I've found online- it looks to be in great condition, comes with a stand, lid, accessories, etc. Well apparently it also comes with two catfish...I already have plans for what I would put in the tank, and I'm not really sure I would want to...




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