Found me a half-grown shrimplet!
I have finally successfully got baby shrimp!!!
Guppy fry (ended up with 53).
Also, baby killifish! They are so frickin titchy!!! Ten so far but also seen a few more eggs so numbers pending.
Your filter won't help your nitrates, they're the end of the cycle so that's why we do the water changes.
Do a 50% change then test again in a little bit, and do another change if needed. Get them down to around 5-10 and you should be sorted.
The tank looks beautiful, you must be proud of how...
Water change will depend on your parameters, what are they? (Ammonia, nitrite, nitrAte).
How long have you been cycling for? Did you use any bacteria supplement?
How many fish will depend on what you get, but a 10g is pretty small, so I wouldn't get too many even small ones.
I'd go with cardinals over neons, personally. They're a hardier fish, and you don't have to worry about NTD.
I'd look at things like threadfin rainbows, ember tetras, CPD, but I love tiny fish, so there's that.
Sounds like a new-fish mini-cycle.
What size tank? 10g?
How long has it been cycled for?
What fish did you add?
I would do another 50% change immediately to bring that ammonia down to 0.5, and dose prime for the entire tank. I'd also throw some stability in to boost your bacteria.
The red-tail probably has a week or so.
The black-tail probably at least another two weeks.
It depends on if they've given birth before/if you know when they last had babies...
The advice above is sound.
I have a breeder box. As soon as my guppy give birth in the main tank, I net the babies...
Oh, my bad! I totally forgot about the magical floating plants that eat up fish poo as well as A/N/N, whilst introducing oxygen and a varied mix of minerals back into the water...
How are companies still allowed to make sh...tupid stuff like this? Crazy.
I currently have four male Endler (two shop two home-bred), and one juvenile who got his black side-stripe about a week ago, and started showing leopard-tail colouring yesterday.
They all look like endlers. The home-bred definitely came from a standard female guppy.
I'm not looking to breed...
Huh... I didn't know that, that's interesting.
Well I very much doubt I have any true Endlers.
I still don't understand though... why any offspring I've seen bred; males will turn out either with Endler or normal guppy characteristics, whereas females will all appear as a standard guppy?
The elusive female Endler guppy...
I've never seen one in shops, and I've never seen one come from breeding.
Plenty of female guppies, but they all end up as large guppy.
Or is it just that a female Endler just, looks like a normal guppy?
I feel like I've read somewhere that you shouldn't use stress coat with anabans because the aloe can clog up the labyrinth organ...
I could be wrong, though... maybe some of the experts will chime in.
Nothin like tagging @CindiL in a sick betta post. @BottomDweller, @Al913, @Flowingfins all...
Most things that turn up in an aquarium are typically found in normal habitats, and are harmless.
There are a few things that may need removed due to various different reasons.
Small grey hairy worm doesn't ring any bells... could you maybe get a pic of it?
And so it begins... lol
These things can quickly overrun a tank, if left to it. They breed like wildfire.
As said above, they're considered by many to be pests. I've known people to tear down, dip, and redo entire tanks to get rid of them.
If you don't mind having them around, once you get too...
Endler guppies are smaller and even more colourful than standard guppies.
Other than that, they're the same.
The two will breed together.
For easy-breeding, guppies are by far your best bet.
Mollys, platys, swordtails are all also easy live-bearers.
For a little more of a challenge, killifish...
If you're getting shrimp, you want those nitrates right down to 5ppm.
I don't know how many water changes you've done since you posted this, but I'd do at least an 80% change, then in a couple hours test again so you can see where you're at, and water change again based on results.
MissRuthless isn't the op...
I would get another couple guppies, so there's like six of them to spread the aggression around.
Are you sure the one getting picked on is okay? Fish can sense when another is sick/dying and will gang up on it and force it away.
If they've made it a couple days now that's hopefully a good sign.
Getting as much oxygen in the water as you can would definitely help. Water changes will help, any increased agitation, bubblers, live plant (elodea is cheap and can just be thrown in the tank and thrown out after if you don't...
I dunno... the edges do look like they're getting a bit of rot on them, see the browny colour? Although it could be his colouration so it's tough to tell for sure.
I would start doing daily 20% water changes to make sure his water is kept pristine. Even if it's not rot, the super-clean water...
Hey, keyboard warriors.
Let's not derail ops thread with personal opinion arguments.
Pygmys are very active, which is why they need the bigger footprint (proportionally).
One person keeping fish in a tank smaller than recommended may have the ability to make it successful, but minimum recs are...
The aggression should settle in a couple days. They just gotta sort out the pecking order.
I would not get corys. Even Pygmys need a bigger tank.
I would add another couple guppies. You have space. And I'd keep them warmer rather than cooler.
What about maybe 8 ember tetras? Much more hardy...
I think maybe op is referring to the bottom of the fin, where the brown colouration seems to have "clumped"?
I agree, it looks like a natural colouration, but length of set-up (rather than parameters) and stocking levels lead me to believe it could be the lighting and it may actually be fin rot...
I think the damage may be done now as it's a chemical issue, and all you can do is wait and see if it's gonna pull through, although those you've already tagged, and others, may have better advice.
Lots of partial water changes (treated) to make sure the water is kept pristine, and hope for the...
Ah, my fault for not clarifying.
There was literally zero info on it other than that it was a small tropical pipefish.
In all honesty, I'm still not finding much. It seems they're still new to the aquarium.
Tanks all take different amounts of time, but six weeks should be about right without any supplement. It should go a lot quicker with added bacteria.
If your tank is taking months to cycle, you may want to look into why it's taking so long.
Float the bag for 10 mins. Empty most of the water into a jug, replace with a little tank water. Add a little more tank water every 10 mins for an hour, then net the fish out and dump the bagful of water away.
Leave lights off for an hour to help them settle.
My little girl found our kittyloach trying to escape her tank.
I think she subdued her, for now. Any tips on preventing further escape attempts?
Her tank is approx 954774388855 gallons, has several decorations including couch-plants and driftbeds, and is well oxygenated.
That last cory looks rather messed up... is that the hunched one or just the angle of the pic?
If it's the hunched one, was it like that when you got it or has it developed in the tank?
All the other pics look like great healthy fish, as far as I can tell.
I believe the only true freshwater puffers are the pea and the mbu.
So, if you want a puffer that definitely does not need brackish water, those are your choices.
You already said no to the pea because you want larger... well, the mbu is larger.
It can get to over two foot, and needs a minimum...
Best thing to do is switch to daily water changes.
Stick to cleaning out and vaccing etc weekly, just, daily take a couple hugs off the top and replace with fresh.
Keeping the water absolutely pristine will help him recover.
He does look like he's been in an almighty fight or suffered severe...
If you only reach 5ppm in a week, I'd think your fish should be fine for 3.5. Especially in a heavily planted tank.
Do you have anything overly sensitive?
Could the fish feeder not just bucket some water out the top and refill? You could leave a couple buckets of pre-conditioned water for them...
@grantm91 where did you get the bamboo?
I notice you used £ so I'm assuming UK. For a quid I'd definitely give one a go.
I'm not sure about using root tabs because they have copper in them and don't know if they'd kill off the snails, or harm the turtle?
Small world... I'm not far from Suffolk at all.
And my other half is in Iowa, lol! Wanna swap?
I have various stuff planted in the sand, and that's fine.
What I'm looking for is a plant that will grow with roots in the tank and leaves/flowers if it has them out of the tank.
So if any of those...
My guppies will sometimes just kinda, hang at surface. No real reason, just, chilling out.
Does she look unwell? Red gills? Gasping?
If not, and since your parameters are fine, I'd just keep an eye on her.
I took it to mean it's four foot by two foot six inches, by two foot, but I could be wrong...
If I can math correctly, it's a 150g.
ETA: which would make it ~560 litres... the first post says 260 litre tank, so, I don't know.
260 litre would only be about 70g...
Measurements are off somewhere...