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    Does My Betta Fish Have Fin Rot? Help! *pics*

    I actually wouldn't rule out him being pretty old then, betta fish can live for 3+ years but if he spent a long time in harsh conditions who knows how that affected him. Just see how the water changes affect his behaviour and colouring.
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    Does My Betta Fish Have Fin Rot? Help! *pics*

    Just as a warning, the peroxide can be pretty stresful but I've heard many success cases. Has his behaviour changed further? Also, do you know how long he was at Walmart? I know it's unlikely as mentioned, but fish can be stuck at places like that for quite a while.
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    Does My Betta Fish Have Fin Rot? Help! *pics*

    I think it will help a little, but it's definitely not a magical solution. Definitely increase water changes and check for anything rotting/any detritus, they can cause fin problems even if there is no ammonia or nitrite. It doesn't actually look like his fins are too bad though, are they...
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    Does My Betta Fish Have Fin Rot? Help! *pics*

    Try not to use antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. I made the mistake of using Kanaplex when my betta fish had finrot as I was afraid it would become body rot, but it did absolutely nothing and I exposed him to antibiotics for no reason. Almond leaves are calming and are said to have...
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    Ok, thanks a lot!
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    It's around 78-79°F, I actually didn't plan on getting 3-line cories but asked for some julii which I thought was up to around 78-79. When I took them home, I realized that they were not true julii but they seemed to settle in well so I never asked to change them. I thought they'd be happier...
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    Ok, thanks for the tips!
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    Did Parrot Fish Lay Eggs?

    Hi, most of the time parrot fish are not fertile so you don't need to worry about babies, but either way unfertilized eggs will grow fungus and the parents will eat them. The thing sticking out of it is a breeding tube. I think if they are defending the eggs, it is the blood parrots'. Mine...
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    Ok, thanks! However, do you think I should get more cories?
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    I have imaginatarium black sand, it's a heavier grain but another user said their cory was on that without any issues so I don't think that was the problem. I'll look for the pleco, but I was just wondering if they'll cover the same in poop because I've heard that they end up contributing a...
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    50 Gallon Tank Debating Stocking

    I have a 47 gallon tank (I know it's 3 gallons off the label) that is already stocked, but I'm debating adding more fish. Right now they're all doing great but I'm not sure if I should get more fish and I'm looking for a small algae eater (5 inch max.) The main reason why I'm not sure is...
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    Using Antibiotics In Fishtanks

    Hi! I haven't been on fishlore for a while, but I think we should talk more about antibiotic resistance. Many of the bacteria causing issues is now resistant to common medications, such as erythromycin, tetracyclines, and even kanamycin, and people often expect a recommendation when the post...
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    Slowly Losing Barbels

    Well, right when I thought the cory was getting better it ended up dying. I think it's something bacterial, but I have no idea what kind of bacterial infection it is and how long it takes to show symptoms. I now feed at least once a day, usually two, and it looks like the remaining cories are...
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    Slowly Losing Barbels

    Ok guys I'm really sorry I didn't respond... I started doing daily substrate vacuums and cleaned up all the best popular areas, the wearing away actually stopped and it isn't losing its barbels anymore. I think it's fine now, there is still a little bit of barbel left and I'm keeping up with the...
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    Slowly Losing Barbels

    I use a larger grain black sand by imaginatarium or something similar. I don't know the species of the cory losing its barbels because they were incorrectly labeled, but the other ones are three line cories I believe. I feed them crushed carnivore pellets and micro pellets by hikari and give...
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    Slowly Losing Barbels

    Around 2 months ago, I got 6 new cories, and one of them ended up wasting away and losing its barbels. I did post a thread on fishlore, but I wasn't if I should medicate, what was causing it, and what medication to possibly use. All the other fish acted fine and the other cories all did well...
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    Ghost Shrimp And African Dwarf Frogs

    2 feet is a bit too much, it can be pretty hard on them especially if they are not particularly strong or there is a lot of current. It would be better to keep them in something less than 10-12 inches, is what I've read. I had 2 African Dwarf Frogs in a tank just 10 inches tall and they were not...
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    Bumblebee Catfish Pale And Not Eating.

    Yes, they are fed every night, usually at 10-11 o'clock with the lights dimmed. I do use a pipette to feed them, but they haven't been eating any large pieces and only some time scraps if it's nearby and it happens to open its mouth. Oops, I read your response wrong. I have a feeding bowl in...
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    Bumblebee Catfish Pale And Not Eating.

    I have a 2 year old bumblebee catfish who has recently been very pale and refusing to eat. It shows interest but hasn't actually taken anything besides a scrap or two per day. My care hasn't changed at all, but I recently went on vacation for 10 days and when I came back it had lost a lot of...
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    Question Is Dropsy Contagious?

    It shouldn't be a problem then, and you can treat him in his own tank. However, if you have multiple tanks, try to get him his own set of equipment so there isn't water contamination.
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    Hospital Tank For Cory?

    Thanks for all the tips, but unfortunately it passed away. Still, some other symptoms were extremely fast breathing, lethargy, as well as being very thin with a red-ish stomach. I was wondering if it could've been internal parasites? Considering that I feed the whole tank twice a day and make...
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    Hospital Tank For Cory?

    I'll try to get pictures when I'm home. Should I add more leaves to lower pH? I currently have 4 leaves in that are pretty highly decayed that the cories really like, and I added 1/2 of a leaf to the main tank yesterday and the other half to it's gallon container. I use ground hikari sinking...
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    Hospital Tank For Cory?

    I have driftwood and live plants only, but there is some minor nipping on the funds from the diamond tetras (I'm guessing). I noticed it was doing very poorly and rolling around a bit, so I got a one gallon container and am floating it in the main tank with added prime. I also added a bit of...
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    Hospital Tank For Cory?

    I recently posted a thread about barbel wear in my corydoras, but I'm still not exactly sure what to do. I have 6 cories all labeled under the same name, but I believe at least one of them is a different species. My tank is kept at 78°F, with a pH of 8.2. The other parameters are 0, 0, and 10...
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    Help Barbel Wear

    I do, but I can't really reach into the tank anymore besides a few seconds for Easter changes. I injured both of my hands and I don't want to bleed into the water. I will be on vacation for 10 days, I think, and I'm only asking someone to feed every other day or so because I'm afraid of...
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    Help Barbel Wear

    Well, I thought it might be the sand because it used to have barbels and it's the smallest, but if it's something else is there a solution that didn't involve bathing the whole tank in medication? It's small and hard to catch and I'm also going on vacation very soon so I don't want to stress...
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    Help Barbel Wear

    I recently got 6 new cories (around 1.5 months ago) and overall they have done great. 5/6 of them are plump, growing, and have their barbels, but the smallers one seems to be getting thinner as it's barbels may have been worn off. I did get sand, but it is the largest grain available as I...
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    Glass Catfish Hiding

    Btw, sorry about the glare! There is also one catfish right beneath the filter, which is one that I got earlier than the others. My parents have a pretty heavy footstep and often cause vibrations, but for the vast majority of the day and most of the night the house is calm. (I'm also aware of...
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    Glass Catfish Hiding

    I currently only have 5, but will definitely get at least 7-8 of them when the stores have more. Their other tank mates are 6 cories, 7 diamond tetras, and one pearl gourami. The diamond tetras are the most boisterous, not the catfish definitely root around on the ground with the cories when I...
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    Glass Catfish Hiding

    I recently got 4 new glass catfish! Previously, the store only got one, but it was actually doing fine and eating well. It was also active at feeding time and at night, but after the introduction of more catfish it started to hide a lot in the back and now it's not coming up to the surface to...
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    Can Plecos Eat Grey Squash?

    Sorry for getting back so late, thanks for the tips! Grey squash is pretty soft, and the inside looks similar to zucchini. The outside is marbled greyish and green. I've never seen it explicitly recommended for plecos which is why I was hesitant to offer. Will they just rasp on shrimp that I...
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    Can Plecos Eat Grey Squash?

    I'm looking for different vegetables to feed plecos besides zucchini, cucumber, and seaweed. Can they be fed grey squash? I only usually have a few types of vegetables at home, which is why I don't offer pumpkin or bell peppers. Additionally, do they like to rasp on different kinds of meats...
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    Plants Not Growing

    Ohh, good suggestion. Do you just mix a powder with water or something similar?
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    Plants Not Growing

    Thanks! I guess I'll try switching the lights, my main issue with ferts is that they are so expensive...not sure my parents are willing to fish out $20 bucks on something for plants but I do have a few fluval root tabs. The anubias rhizome isn't actually in the substrate, it's right above but...
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    Plants Not Growing

    Hi, I have amazon sword, java fern, corkscrew vallisneria, sagittara, cryptocoryne spiralis, and a mystery plant in my tank. There is also an anubias plantp but I'm not sure the exact variety. They're not really growing at all, and it's been over a month since I set it up. Do I need more light...
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    Red Specs On Ends Of Find Lethargic Fish

    I would try to get some, it's a live but bottled bacteria that should speed up the cycle. The cycle is probably stateds, but the bacteria colony is probably petpre small so if there is debating matter in the substrate and a fish it may be overwhelming the colony.
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    Red Specs On Ends Of Find Lethargic Fish

    It looks like the beginning of finrot, and it's possible that he is lethargic from ammonia poisoning. Instead of every other day, I would do a 25% water change every day and add enough Prime to detoxify the whole tank. It will bind the ammonia and nitrite to make it nontoxic for 24 hours. Try to...
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    How To Tell The Difference Between Types Of Glass Catfish?

    I didn't end up getting them, as I had already spent $60 on cories... Even if they happened to be different types, would they school together? As long as there store near me gets a new shipment I'll pick up the other glass cats next weekend. Btw, one of the cories has fin rot. Would you...
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    How To Tell The Difference Between Types Of Glass Catfish?

    I've had a glass catfish for about a month now, trying to find a store to complete the school. I finally found one, but they said their glass catfish get around 5"? How do I tell the difference between kryptopterus vitreolus and bicirrhis? I believe I have a smaller variety that only gets around 3".
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    Color Changing Betta

    That's fine, most bettas from pet stores are "coloured down" and will regain vibrancy in a good environment! He is most likely more comfortable and became colourful again. He could also have the marble gene, which causes bettas to randomly change colours throughout their whole lives. If he's...
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    5 Gallon Tank Fluval Spec Betta Hates Current

    I would add more plants, I have bacopa carolianna growing and it works pretty well. In the meantime, I also like the idea of having a sponge tied under, as it should help break up the flow a bit and should help. However, I am pretty sure the film is protein and is pretty much harmless, as my...
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    40 Gallon Breeder Freshwater Community

    Good luck on your tank! Sounds like it'll be amazing. If you've never kept pearl gourami before, they can be a little skittish at first. I got one around a month ago, he took a week to eat but then adjusted very quickly. They do spend a lot of time glass surfing though!
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    5 Gallon Tank Fluval Spec Betta Hates Current

    Is the filter on the lowest setting? Sometimes if it's not it'll blast water. I don't have any blockage on mine and it works fine, but to combat it I added tall plants directly ahead of the outflow and all around and point the nozzle out and towards the back. That way there can be a little...
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    Help Sick/dying Betta, Help! :-(

    I would do more water changes, and get Seachem Prime. That neutralizes all ammonia and nitrite for 24-48 hours. As Scavatar said above, there is no way that you have no ammonia if you're changing the water every 5 days in a 0.75 gallon bowl. Ammonia poisoning is definitely possible. Bettas need...
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    Frustrated. Can't Keep Bettas Alive

    I would first clean the tank super thoroughly (dry out the filter completely), bleach or use vinegar on the tank and leave it to dry for a while, bake any driftwood, boil decorations, etc. If the tank is harbouring anything, that should take care of it. It also provides a fresh start. I wouldn't...
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    Stocking 36g Bowfront- Opinions? - Revised

    I personally wouldn't go for 2 males, but I think 2 females or a ratio of 1:2 for male to female would work well! If there is more then one male, the breeding aggression could be increased.
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    Stocking 36g Bowfront- Opinions? - Revised

    Which fish do you like best? It's better to play it on the safe side when stocking, so I would take out one of the schools, especially as you have 10 fish schools. It could also make the tank seem more cluttered. If you really like all of the fish, I think you could get away with all of them if...
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    Brown Algae

    If it's diatoms from when a tank first establishes, they will eat it. I'm pretty sure they eat most kinds of soft algae, and they can definitely climb the glass!
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    Flaring For Attention?

    It's possible! Maybe he sees you moving and gets excited? Often when I'm sitting at my dinner table and my betta sees me, he gets really excited and flares, moves around a wriggles, etc. Even though he still wriggles when I'm there, he usually doesn't splay out his gill plates.
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    Help Opaline Gourami Acting Strange

    Does she seem stressed? Frantic? Is she zooming around or flashing? My pearl gourami is usually out the whole day and doesn't hide much now that he's used to the tank, which is why I wouldn't be as concerned. Her stripes don't look much darker than anything I've just seen in Google. If she is...




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