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    Question How Do You Quarantine?

    I’m planning on getting 2 african dwarf frogs (NOT african clawed frogs) to add to my 10 gal planted tank with my betta. I want to quarantine them first to make sure they don’t bring in any diseases, but I don’t know how to quarantine even a fish. I know you put them in a tank by themselves and...
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    Help Betta With Red Streaks And Finrot

    when he’s swimming i can see the webbing in his bottom fin near he back is red and very thin & there’s a small red line on his tail too that’s visible in person... that is my main concern. all my fish start out looking okay with tattered fins like him then get dropsy and die. I watch him very...
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    Help Betta With Red Streaks And Finrot

    Please help me!! My Betta Bruce started showing red streaks in his fins today. I’m extremely concerned because he has some mild fin rot which seems to get steadily worse even with better filtration, new planted 10 gal tank, and melafix. Tank parameters are 6 ph 0 ammonia 0 nitrates 0 nitrites. I...
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    Snail Not Moving

    No Co2 no ferts no nothing just java fern and mirimo balls in dirt and gravel
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    Snail Not Moving

    I acclimated him for at least 40 minutes. The betta took one big strike at him but left him alone after that. Pretty sure he thinks its a rock
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    Snail Not Moving

    The snail has passed unfortunately. I think he just died yesterday as he had a small odor then but it has only gotten much worse and his trap door is quite open. This is the second snail i have gotten from that store, and considering all of them seemed sick and unhappy i just decided to save...
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    Snail Not Moving

    I never mentioned nitrites because in my research it said they were sensitive to high nitrates & i know ammonia is what killed my lest snail. I do have a lot of plants in the tank and i feed my betta once or twice a day and he eats all of it. I use the liquid test kit. I used to use test strips...
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    Snail Not Moving

    Im not too worried about my betta, i know they will eat snails but my bettas have always learned to leave them be
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    Snail Not Moving

    I test before and a few hours after. I tested before i added the first one and everything was 0. Did a water change, tested the water the next day, everything is still 0. This happened last time i cycled my tank I wasnt getting any nitrites or nitrates but the ammonia consistently became less...
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    Snail Not Moving

    Hes in the tank with my betta who is NOT happy about a tank mate. Hes much too big for the betta to eat or even hurt when hes in his shell. I tried poking his trap door to see if hed retract and he didnt and it is slightly open which is strange, my ramshorn always retracted a bit.
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    Snail Not Moving

    I figured he was still acclimating, but i wanted to make sure. I have kale but not zucchini would that work? At what point should i be concerned?
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    Snail Not Moving

    I purchased a zebra nerite snail yesterday but he was sitting on the ground and wasnt moving then and he hasnt moved at all since yesterday. I poked his trap door yesterday and he retreated a bit so I know hes alive, so how can i get him to move around? I have no nitrates or ammonia and i do...
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    New Stock Suggestions

    I recently had to euthanise my betta (rip anubis) and i now have an empty 10 gallon tank. I want to make it a mini community tank with some different shrimp and small nano fish. I like endlers and thought some different colored ones would look cool. Any thoughts?
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    When Should I Euthanise My Fish?

    Ive been using stress coat the entire time I had him. Ive been using more and it seems to be helping him heal. What do those meds do?
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    When Should I Euthanise My Fish?

    The pineconing is only on half his body and seems to be going down. It used to be on his whole body. He just ate some blood worms and hes mostly responsive to things outside the tank when before he wouldnt respond at all. I dont want to get my hopes up but it seems like hes recovering.
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    What's The Best Way To Raise New Water Temperature?

    Get a second heater and put it in a bucket of the new water
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    When Should I Euthanise My Fish?

    My betta got super sick nearly overnight and began pineconing and growing fungus and losing his fins. I dont know what happened and i have him in a 2.5 gal hospital tank with his old filter and some api fungus cure. He had pineconing in his whole body but now its just in his rear end. His fins...
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    Help! Rescued A betta From Petco! And I Think It’s Sick

    His fins look a little beat up. Pick up some stress coat to help regrow his fins and reduce stress. Is your tank cycled? Do you know about the nitrogen cycle? To help control the air pump get a valve. Just cut the air tubing in half and connect it and there you go. Feed the betta until his...
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    Whats This Worm On My Java Fern??

    Its definitely been munching on my java fern, i see little green pieces in its body. My plants look sad enough they dont need the extra damage
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    Whats This Worm On My Java Fern??

    It was submurged im assuming i found it in water and when it was out of water it eouldnt move at all unless poked I bought the plant from aquarium co-op's store but im not sure if he grows the plants here bc if he does it would probably be native? But ill probably kill it anyways




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