A tank's shape gives you a nice idea of the shape of fish to put in it. Just remember- fish that grow long need long tanks. Fish that grow in height (like angels, discus, seahorses) will like the high tanks.
I have had troubles with live plants in my tall tank... the water depth works against...
If you have ANY ammonia it's bad... I would rehome the molly and platys. They have a large bioload.
The best way to have live plants in an aquarium is to use a substrate that better supports them. I like Eco Complete. I can get the vac pretty close to my plants without plulling them out. the...
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Has your tank water gotten cloudy?
We can definitely help you if you can get your water tested and tell us the water parameters of your tank. NitrAte, NitrIte, and ammonia levels are crucial when trying to diagnose what is wrong
I have heard of people keeping dwarf puffers in community tanks successfully.
I have also seen dwarf puffers take chunks out of fish 3x its size.
Depends on the personality of the puffer really. Also you must realize most dwarf puffers have internal parasites in them. You must dose your...
I love my Eco Complete Plant Substrate. Easy to clean and comes with a bit of fertilizer and goodies in the black water it's packaged in. I think it does great to bury plants in. I don't vacuum it like i do gravel, i just run the vacuum about an inch away from it to pick up the extra debris.
I would suppliment with algae wafers. Depending on size of the wafer.. one or two every other day should be fine.
You could also put a rock in water in the sun to grow algae for them. I know many people who feed their snails/shrimp this way.
did you use the TSS? Do you have fish already?
The brown is tannis leaking into your tank. You can use carbon in the filter to get it out faster, but it will not hurt your fish. It will eventually go away.
If you used the TSS you are not supposed to do water changes for like 10 days or...
For tetra safe start you have to have some sort of ammonia for it to feed off of.. do you have anything alive inthe tank right now? Tetra safe start is supposed to be use when cycling your tank with fish.
my danios have a 37g all to themselves and i rarely see them school. When i first added them to the tank they all schooled together but i haven't seen them do it since. Jdhef is right, they usually only school if they are threatened or stressed about something
ah, yes. Figure 8 and green spotteds are brackish.
usually if the green is a bright yellowish green- they they are brackish.. if they are more of a neutral color and not as vibrant.. then they are freshwater.
(from my experience of researching puffers)
dwarf puffers are 100% freshwater species. Do not put them in a brackish set up- it will shorten their life span.
Dwarf puffers should not be sluggish even at the pet store. There are species of puffers that are substrate layers like my ocellated puffer. Dwarf puffers are not this way. Dwarf...
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I didn't get the egg sac out fast enough.. it was eaten. I've come to the conclusion that it had to have been my ocellated puffer. She must've been carrying eggs when i bought her. Atleast i learned 3 things:
1. What ocellated puffer egg...
ok, just a few things- you can buy Seachem Prime for a dechlorinator. It declorinates the water and makes it safe to add immediately. I personally see no problems with leaving the betta in the tank while doing water changes. I would also perform weekly 15% water changes and every 4th water...
whoa.. you keep your dorm room pretty chilly (i keep my apartment at 78degrees LOL)! anyway you can turn the temp up a bit until you can buy a new heater?
not sure about bubbles in the heater... maybe someone else with more knowledge can reply on that.
My fish are all healthy in a 8.4 pH level. its my tap water level.
I just am sure to take my time acclimating the fish because i'm sure my pH level is much different than the stores. most LFS keep the pH around 7.4
i stir my sand up every other week before i do a vac. i have a few trumpets in there but i'm worried they won't stir it up enough or might even be dead due to the puffers... sometimes i see them sometimes i don't.
I just feel safer stiring it up every other week- i have found a chopstick...
temperature is most important for fish. the plants can tolerate pretty much all temperatures most fish tolerate.
I'm assuming this is about the tank in your aquarium info? or do you have a plant only tank?
Puffers aren't difficult, but they definitely aren't as easy as a community tank. They do require a bit more time while feeding and much more care while cleaning. They are extremely messy eaters so i try to clean up the excess food 2-3 times a week (i do this with a turkey baster) and then a...
You might want to have your water tested at a pet store to make sure nitrAtes and nitrItes are good. sometimes that can make fish aggressive. You also might want to remove the most aggressive one and put him in isolation for 24 hours then put him back in the tank.
also rearranging the tank...
puffer fish are oddball fish and very fun to have. they can be tricky though and i do frequent but small water changes to clean up after them..
you couldn't do an angelfish in a 20long. you could do some colorful male guppies?? they tend to be fun and colorful.
you could do some cardinals with...
So i got home today and was surveying my 10g puffer tank and i have found this odd looking cocoon thing attached to one of my fake plants... it appears to have 3 circular sacks attached to one of another going vertically down from the plant. approx 1 centimeter long and each ball is about .4...
well there could be many reasons for the aggression... your aquarium info and your signature are different.. which is the right information? What are your water parameters and do you add any salt to your tank?
Your stocking choices are not ideal.. Are your bettas male or female?
I am not...
I know you've kinda steered away from the leaf fish- but i would recommend not getting a leaf fish for a 10g.. my friend has some in his 55g and they are every bit 4 inches.
I think a 10g would stunt its growth. (no offence petsmart.. lol)
I agree- Figure 8 puffers thrive the best in slowly increasing brackish conditions. As they grow the saline should increase. I have heard reports of people keeping figure 8 and GSP in complete freshwater but it usually lowers their life expectancy. I also think it would be a terrible idea to...