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    New Pearl Gourami! Sexing help?

    I saw this stunning Pearl Gourami at my LFS about a week ago but wasn’t planning on getting any new fish quite yet at the time. I stopped back in yesterday for some supplies and he was still there. I just had to get him! He is huge - at least four inches long - and has extremely long “feelers”...
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    Can I keep all males?

    I am interested in the Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish and I'm planning what I'd like to purchase. I'm looking at getting a school of 6 to 8. Would it be okay to have only males? Would there be aggression issues?
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    Trading in fish to LFS

    I am pretty new to owning anything besides bettas. I currently have 48 guppy fry from three different spawns (lord help me). Obviously, I can’t keep them all. While in the future I may sell them on a site like eBay or Aquabid, to start I’d just like to keep it simple and trade them in to my LFS...
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    Can two male Bolivian Rams live together?

    This might be a silly question. I've decided to get two Bolivian Rams. I'd really like a pair, but currently my LFS is sold out of them, and I'm not sure if they offer bonded pairs anyway. I was looking at them online, but there doesn't seem to be a place where I could specify which sexes I...
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    When can I tell gender of guppy fry?

    I have 10 guppy fry that were born on Oct. 4, so they’re about 3 and a half weeks old. I’m wondering when I might be able to tell their genders? They are nearly an inch long now and are doing well. I can see what I believe are gravid spots on a few of them, but I can’t see any gonopodiums...
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    Cycling - am I on my way?

    I am currently doing a fishless cycle with my new 29 gallon aquarium. I have never done a fishless cycle before, so I want to make sure everything looks okay. On Sunday evening I dosed to 4ppm using pure ammonia. 24 hours later I tested and had 0 ammonia, 5 nitrite, and 30 nitrate. Does this...
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    At least they seem happy...

    I just wanted to share, these four little ones give me a show every day. Here they are after getting their dinner: IMG_8143.MOV At least they seem happy! I hope they’ll put a smile on your face too. This hobby can be expensive and hard work, but the fish make it worth it!
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    Schooling fish or not?

    I am looking into getting one or more Pearl Gouramis. I have been reading articles about them on the internet and also threads about them here. I'm getting very conflicting information. What I was reading says that you can keep these fish by themselves but that they do much better in a group of...
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    Silly Question

    This is probably a dumb question, but could someone please enlighten me as to why it's called a 40 Gallon Breeder? Why not just a 40 Gallon? It doesn't seem like any other tank sizes have special names like this. A 10 gallon is just a 10 gallon. A 55 gallon is just a 55 gallon. Is it just...
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    Is this moneywort or something else?

    I ordered some moneywort on eBay and it came in about a week ago. The seller stated that you would get a free mystery plant with each order. I received a few stems, about half of which are the moneywort I ordered. The plant with the pink coloration, I don’t know what that is. It’s growing new...
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    Tank Divider for Fry

    I am getting more into breeding fish (or at least raising the ones that I get without me doing anything) and I'm looking for a tank divider for my 10 gallon that I could use to separate different groups of fry. The holes would need to be really tiny so that fry couldn't fit through. Is there...
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    Fish Spreadsheet

    Who else has a spreadsheet with their tank parameters and/or list of fish? Am I crazy? Haha. I'm just starting to get into the hobby and multiple tank syndrome hit me fast. I started with one 5 gallon betta tank and now have three more established tanks, three in the cycling process, and one...
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    German Blue Ram vs. Bolivian Ram

    I am interested in both the GBR and the Bolivian Ram and I’d like to know if anyone has suggestions or thoughts on which would be better. I have a 29 Gallon tank that is being set up that I am considering adding rams to, hopefully with a school of tetras. I like the coloring of both. Do they...
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    Potential Stocking for 29 Gal

    I am considering stocking a separate 29 gallon. I haven't decided if I want this to be a goldfish tank (I already discussed this with some members on the goldfish board) or a community tank. If it were a community tank, any thoughts on stocking? I would like a Pearl Gourami in there - are they...
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    When can I move fry to main tank?

    I currently have 10 guppy fry in their own tank. The tank is only 3.5 gallons as it's the only cycled tank I had available. Does anyone know roughly how old they need to be before I can put them back in their main tank with the adults? They will be three weeks old tomorrow and are about 3/4 of...
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    20 Gallon Stocking

    Hello! I am setting up a new 20 gallon high that is in the process of cycling. I really love the look of multicolored fish, especially those that are half one color and half the other, like Gold Doubloon Mollies. After some research, I'm not sure if a 20 gallon will be okay for mollies. My other...
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    Considering goldfish...

    I have recently set up a few new tanks that are in the cycling process (with existing filter media for a jump start). I have a 29 gallon that I am considering adding a fancy goldfish or two to. I have been reading quite a few threads, and many people say minimum is 20 gallons for your first...
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    Is my Betta fin nipping?

    This is my black orchid boy, Ice. He is a PetsMart Fish I’ve had for almost one year. He’s also my miracle fish, who after a sudden tank leak lived for at least two hours laying on gravel with absolutely no water. I came home, left him for dead for at least one more hour, and as I was scooping...
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    New Driftwood Question

    I am setting up some new tanks and just got some driftwood pieces for them. A few of the pieces are at least a foot long and one in particular is about two feet long. Does anyone have any tips for getting them waterlogged so they don’t float? I was able bury a few under substrate but the others...
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    Tank Cycling Question

    I recently set up two new tanks: a 20 gallon high and a 29 gallon. I added filter media from my established tanks to both of these new tanks to help jump start. I have been adding fish food to both every day to provide an ammonia source. So far, I haven’t had any luck with moving the cycle...




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