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  1. Mickeycricky

    Help Columnaris Experiences?

    I feel like crying My worst nightmare has come true, and I have a Columnaris outbreak in my 29 gallon tank. I am overwhelmed by the different medications used to treat it. In a matter of a week, I've lost two Otocinclus catfish, and my beloved platy has two spots on her head that are quickly...
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    Otocinclus With Saddleback Disease?

    Unfortunately, he passed away yesterday afternoon. The spot started to grow very aggressively in a short amount of time. I had been treating the tank with NeoPlex for 2 days, but I think I was just too late. I'm pretty bummed. I had grown very fond of him over the past year.
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    Otocinclus With Saddleback Disease?

    Thank you. I have a small update: The area started getting red and very fuzzy, so I ended up going to my LFS to see if they had any recommendations. I dosed the tank with ParaGuard to prevent anyone else from being infected, although I'm not sure that helped at all. I'm kind of driving blind...
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    Otocinclus With Saddleback Disease?

    Hello everyone, I have an Oto catfish that I suspect has Columnaris or Saddleback Disease. I noticed a white patch on his back, maybe three days ago. It actually looks like it has gotten a little smaller since I took pictures, but it is starting to get the tiniest bit fuzzy. His back looks a...
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    Help Pop-eye....maybe?

    Hey everyone, quick update: I bought the Maracyn 2 and went through the 5 day treatment period. Twinkle's eye started to heal almost immediately. He is back to his normal appearance. No cloudy eye and no swelling. He even made a couple bubble nests Thank you so much for the help!
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    Help Pop-eye....maybe?

    Thank you very much for the advice. I went to a local fish store this afternoon to hopefully get some more information and they also recommended the Maracyn Two. In their experience, it has been very successful. I will be starting his treatment today and will update as necessary.
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    Help Pop-eye....maybe?

    Hey everyone, My beta fish, Twinkle, has recently acquired a cloudy eye. Through my research, it seems like it might be the beginning of pop-eye, but I also read that they can get cataracts...? Just wondering if anyone can give me a better opinion, and maybe some remedies. I've seen a bunch of...
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    Question Glue For Java Moss

    I used Gorilla Glue to attach my java moss to some aquarium decorations without any problem. It's growing quite well.
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    Help Weird Bump On Platy Tail

    An update: The spot ended up getting a little bit larger and then broke up into smaller bumps. The smaller ones are still there, but seem to be "disintegrating" slowly. The platy has had no signs of distress and is acting happy and healthy
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    Question Strange Silver Patch On Platy?

    Can anyone help me identify this weird silver patch? It is right on top of my female platy's head. I noticed it this morning while feeding the tank. She is acting pretty normal, but is breathing a bit rapidly. She ate just fine and has been moseying around plucking at plants, but she is...
  11. Mickeycricky

    Can Fish Eat Mystery Snail Eggs?

    I woke up this morning, opened my fish tank, and found a long line of snail eggs on the hood. I only have one snail and never thought it would lay eggs by itself. I definitely do not want to keep them. That's why I bought only one snail, thinking I was safe and egg free, but apparently I was...
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    Help Weird Bump On Platy Tail

    Thank you for the info I'll just keep an eye on it for now.
  13. Mickeycricky

    Cherry Shrimp Tank?

    Thank you so much for all the advice. I am still kind of new to fishkeeping...I've never tested for kH. I used to use test strips that told me what my hardness was. I think it was in the range of 7? If that sounds like a number that describes hardness, lol. I remember it was a little on the...
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    Help Weird Bump On Platy Tail

    Do you know if it will continue reappearing if it is a tumor? Do they get bigger each time?
  15. Mickeycricky

    Cherry Shrimp Tank?

    Hello everyone, I just bought a 1 gallon tank that I want to keep as a shrimp tank (after it cycles, of course). It has a heater set at 78 degrees and a filter. Is it possible to keep 1 or maybe even 2 cherry shrimp in that small of a space? Would I be better off with a different kind of...
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    Help Weird Bump On Platy Tail

    Hey everyone, I recently found a white lump on one of my platy's tail. Can someone help me identify it? Is it something I should be worried about? None of my other fish have signs of it, including my other platy. She did have a similar bump quite a while ago, but it was a lot smaller, and I...
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    29 Gallon Tank Stocking Question

    I do have other tanks as well (a 5.5g, a 10g, and a 3.5g), but I do frequent water changes on all of them and test water parameters regularly. I'm terrified of an ammonia spike killing everything :/ For the 29g I have a Topfin SilentStream 40 filter. According to the box, it's meant for 30-40...
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    29 Gallon Tank Stocking Question

    Hey everyone, newbie here... I have a fairly new 29 gallon tank (about 4 months old) and I need a little help figuring out how many more fish I can stock it with. I currently have: 2 x Platys 3 x Cory Catfish 2 x Nerite snails 6 x Zebra Danios 1 x Oto Catfish I have a handful of Platy fry in...




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