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    Question Is this bloat??

    i only cleaned their tank two days ago but i think a 25% water change might be a good idea, and i might drop a bit of salt in there too as an added precaution. thanks for the advice about the peas! (and yeah i did write those wrong haha, sorry, it's late)
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    Question Is this bloat??

    i tested the water earlier today and nothing's off in my parameters. ammonia is at 0, ph is at its usual 6.4, nitrates at 0 and nitrites at 10. water is at 26 celcius (78.8 fahrenheit). he's darted off so i cant get a photo from above but he doesn't seem to be pine coning at all which was the...
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    Question Is this bloat??

    hey guys, i've recently picked up an incredibly active baby boy whom i love very much, but i noticed today that he's been incredibly listless and not his usual self at all (he's been lying on one leaf for about six hours now) and i was wondering whether you could help me identify what's wrong...
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    How Do I How Do I Add Aquarium Salt To My Freshwater Tank?

    that makes a lot of sense, thank you!
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    How Do I How Do I Add Aquarium Salt To My Freshwater Tank?

    but do i dissolve the salt in the water i'm about to pour into the tank? or do i pour the salt directly into my tank while i'm doing a water change?
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    How Do I How Do I Add Aquarium Salt To My Freshwater Tank?

    i guess what i'm trying to ask here (sorry if i didn't word it properly) is how do i add the aquarium salt? my packet says not to add it unless i'm doing water changes because it won't dissolve, so do i put it in warm water to dissolve it and then add it to the water i'm pouring into the tank...
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    How Do I How Do I Add Aquarium Salt To My Freshwater Tank?

    Hi guys, i've just discovered my first case of cotton fin in my fish tank! It's affected one of my rummy nose tetras and I've been told numerous times that aquarium salt is a good cure for fungal infections. I've got a carton of API aquarium salt but it says on the packet that i have to add it...
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    Help Weird Corydora Eyeball Problem???

    I'm really not kidding when i say that big bloody thing will be on its eye one minute and gone half an hour later so i have no IDEA if it's getting better simply because i can't find the cory with the bad eye right now. my tank is still recovering from the bacterial infection so i'm doing 50%...
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    Help Weird Corydora Eyeball Problem???

    Hey guys, these past few weeks i've been battling a pretty aggressive bacterial infection in my tank and while i think my tank is generally on the uphill (with only one corydora lost to the entire thing) one of my albinos has developed an odd symptom where its pupil seems to be popping out of...
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    Instagram Worthy Member Pictures

    idk how insta worthy this is, but my old man shinsou likes to pose quite dramatically and i thought you guys might like to see him in all his drama king glory Shinsou by birdyboots posted Sep 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    Shinsou

    my old man shinsou, the betta i panic bought from a horrible green water jar in a horrible tiny pet shop that started my whole freefall down the fishkeeping rabbit hole
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    Help I'm New And I Need Corydoras Help!!

    hey guys, while the general gist of my tank is doing better (no more red blotching, cories are becoming more active again, starting to eat) i've noticed one of my bigger albinos has developed a rather alarming eye condition in the span of a few hours/?? is this to do with my bacterial infection...
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    Help I'm New And I Need Corydoras Help!!

    Ok so after all that (and over three hours of phone calls between local pet shops) it has been discovered that my tank has been suffering from a pretty nasty bacterial infection. I've been treating the entire tank with bactonex (50% doses because cories don't have scales and my shrimp are still...
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    Help I'm New And I Need Corydoras Help!!

    I've had these corydora for roughly six months now without a single problem. They've been eating hikari tropical sinking wafers designed for cories, which include spirulina, silkworm, and krill. they were also getting some algae wafers when i had my apple snails in this tank, and general food...
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    Help I'm New And I Need Corydoras Help!!

    Hey guys, i'm running a 1yr old planted tank (65L, 17gal) that has, to date, had absolutely no problems, but in the past couple weeks i've run into a whole BUNCH of problems with my corydoras?? Tank parameters are, as of this moment, ammonia: 0 nitrites: 0 nitrates: 20ppm PH: 7.6 temp: 26...




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