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    Advice on stocking

    I have a 180l (50g) heavily planted tank, with two angelfish, 1 blue gourami, 3 bristelnose pleocs and 5 columbian tetras. The water perimeters are in order (0ammonia ppm, 0ppm nitrites, 10 ppm nitrates). The filter is a Eheim 240 Biopower. The tank isn't overstocked and everyone seems...
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    When did you get into breeding fish?

    Hello everyone. I have a genuine question and would like to read your advice. I have been keeping fish for about 6 years now. And I have a 50gallon, planted community tank and just set up a non filter/heater nano (3g) tank. I have been into breeding fish for almost a year now. I wanted to start...
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    Stocking suggestion for a 50 gallon

    I have a planted 50 gallon tank. It well established for more than a year now. I currently have 2 angelfish and a blue gourami. I would like to add more fish so any suggestion would be appreciated. Here are some of my ideas 2/3-Bristlenose plecos A pair or trio of appistogramma A school of...
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    Stocking ideas for 3 gallon

    I will soon set up my first nano planted tank. It will be a non heater, non filter tank. It's about 3 gallons(I have it from years ago). It will be heavily planted and have a peace lilly with its roots submerged in water. I was doing some research and here is what I came up with (in terms of...
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    Can plecos bully one another

    So, I had two male super red bristlenose plecos (both males) in my 200l tank. They were doing fine, and were getting pretty big, about ready to breed. I decided to get two females of similar size, the common ones as they are less expensive and in case of any breeding i would get both varieties...
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    How to treat bloating in fish

    How do you treat bloating in fish. My blue gourami is definitely bloated and I want to help her. I won't feed the tank for a couple of days, but other then that is there anything else I should do. I may be able to put the sick fish in a quarantine tank with only an air stone or something like...
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    Bloated or pregnant

    Hello. I have a female blue gourami who look very round. I don't know if thats because she is bloated or because of the eggs (I doubt that its the eggs). The male has been building a bubble nest and there has been some spawning behaviour. Is the fish bloat or just very pregnant. It did just get...
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    Adding apistogramma to my 180l planted community tank

    I'm planning to add a trio of apistogramma cichlids. Not sure which type yet. My question is; if I provide enough caves and hiding places, will the fish breed? I would like to promote breeding. Thank you
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    Breeding super red bristlenose pleco

    So about a month ago I got a breeding pair of super red bp. They bred in the shop, and I saw the male with the young. They haven't been showing any signs of breeding, but the male did explore the caves and I was pretty sure he picked one, but it was taken over by a panda garra. To be fair panda...
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    Amazon sword runners

    Hello. A couple of months ago, my amazon sword sent out runners, I let them grow and now I have 4 more amazon swords. a few days ago it sent out more. Now this time the stem is getting above the water level. Should I push it back underwater or does it need to grow out of the water? I saw the...
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    Appistogramma vs Kribensis

    I would like to add a pair of dwarf cichlids to my 180l (50gallon) community tank. Currently I have 2 angels, 2 blue gouramis, 4 bp and 2 panda garra. I kept appistogramma agazzisi in the past and there weren't any problems, however I lost them both due to fungal infection. I was wondering...
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    Why do my fish breathe heavily every time I take the air stone out?

    So I have an air stone running in my tank most of the time. Now when I'm trying to get my gouramis to spawn, I would take the air stone out over night but then in the morning all the fish start breathing heavily. I don't understand why because I have live plants. Why do they react strongly about...
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    Need advice with gourami breeding

    So a few months ago I had my blue gouramis spawn. I took the fry out and started raising them and soon after, the male built another bubble nest but I didn't want any more fry so I put an air stone so that the water is constantly moving and he can't build a nest. It has been about a month since...
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    Low tech, planted 5 gallon stocking options

    Hello, I have a 5 gallon tank and I would like to try a no filter but heavily planted nano tank. I wouldn't buy a heather either but I'm more flexible about that. So here are some fish I considered and any feedback or advice would be appreciated. 1. A school of clown killifish (6 or so) 2. A...
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    How often does an amazon sword tail send out runners?

    I bought an amazon sword plant a couple of months ago. Soon after it sent out 4 runners, which I replanted and are now growing really big but they aren't sending any runners of their own. How often does the plants send out runners and will the plants which are grown and raised underwater send...
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    Angelfish fighting or mating

    So I have a two young angelfish (about 10). I think one of them is a male and the other one is a female because, the "male" would often times fight with another "male" which eventually stopped eating and died (that was about 4 months ago). Now the two angels keep "flirting" but I'm not sure if...
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    Panda garra agression

    So I have two panda garra, who are both males sometimes fighting. I had a female but she died a few months back and the fighting began a 2 months ago. After 5-10 min they just leave and eat normally and then they fight again in a week or so. Is there a way to prevent this? should I add a female...
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    Fry growth rate

    Hello. About 2 months ago I had my first gourami fry. Now most of them are big enough to display all the physical features of an adult fish (tail, fins, those little whisker things and even some shading and spots of darker color) I feed regularly 3-4 times a day (baby brine and microworms) and...
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    Is it safe to collect wild plants and put them in your tank?

    Hello. Today on a walk I found some cool plants in a nearby mountain pond with a small stream going through it. The plants looked familiar so I took a little bit home to find if I can grow it in my tank. I have a tank, in which I will try to grow them if it turns out to be safe. Is it ok to...
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    Breeding Super red vs. common bristlenose pleco.

    Hello. A few days ago I was in my local fish store and noticed that super reds are much more expensive than the common pleco. I want to get into breeding plecos and would like to know if super reds are harder to breed than common version. I recon I can get more for the super red fry. Is this...
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