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  1. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

    I have a 20 gallon long that I am looking to add a sort of centerpiece fish to, something just to liven things up a bit. My current stocking is 4 Glowlight tetras (will soon be 8), a healthy amount of ramshorns, and a few bladder snails. So I think there is definitely room for an addition. I...
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    Neighbor's goldfish having issues, how to bring this up?

    So I've been pet/housesitting this week and taking care of my neighbor/ family friend's dog and fish. They've had a comet goldfish for a while, and it was one of those things where their kids won it at some festival and then they were stuck with it. I wish I could have given them advice when...
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    Caring for ramshorns?

    I need some help with ramshorn snail care. The only snails I've had before were some random bladder snails that I pretty much just ignored. But today I got some ramshorn snails in the mail and their shells have some pale/ chipped areas. I've heard cuttlebone is good for calcium, but now I'm...
  4. Danny002

    Root tabs safe for inverts?

    I've recently gotten some Thrive Caps (root tabs basically), and I got them without even thinking to check if they were invertebrate safe. The only inverts I have in my tanks at the moment are bladder snails that I don't pay much mind to, but I've been wanting to add some shrimp and ramshorns...
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    Can I leave media in a bucket of water without filter running?

    I'm going to be changing the substrate in one of my tanks, and I'll be putting the fish and snails in a bucket. I was going to just put the filter media in the bucket with them, but I've heard that keeping media in still water can kill the beneficial bacteria. It's a round bucket so I can't run...
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    Mold in Seachem Prime?

    I have one large bottle and one small bottle of Seachem Prime, and after a few weeks of using the larger one it developed a HORRIBLE smell. The smell filled the room the tanks were in and didn't let up for days. I opened up the bottle for another look and noticed that at the bottom there was a...
  7. Danny002

    20 Gallon Tank Help with stocking options

    I have a 20g long that I'm looking to restock and I'd like some opinions about my options. Currently, the tank only has 4 Glowlight Tetras and pretty heavy filtration. Ideally I'd like to have a pair of Apisto. Cacatuoides (Cockatoo Cichlids) and get 3 or 4 more Glowlights to fill out their...
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    Questions about treating dropsy

    Hi there, I haven't been on the forum for quite a while but I've run into an issue I could really use some advice on. I went through a bit of a rough period where I couldn't care for my fish the way I usually do, and as a result my betta has developed dropsy. He's gotten to the stage where he's...
  9. Danny002

    Tetras stealing oto food

    I got some oto cats a few days ago and every time I try to feed them my glowlight tetras steal their food. I'm getting very frustrated because ive tried things like distracting them with more food while I drop in the wafer, dropping it in different parts of the tank, and guiding the tetras away...
  10. Danny002

    Ember Tetras brown and lethargic, then dead

    I was away for about a week, and my mom was left to take care of my fish. There was one ember tetra lost, but I assumed it was nothing. She fed them some brine shrimp once or twice- just 1/4 of a frozen cube, an amount that they scarf down in a few seconds. However yesterday, two days after I...
  11. Danny002

    Pond Stocking Ideas and Questions

    I’ll be building a garden in my backyard soon, and I want to put a pond in it, but I don’t know what I’d put in the pond. First off, pond dimensions. It would be about 350 gallons total with two “mini ponds” each with a diameter of 3 feet and a depth of 3 feet. Each one would be about 160...
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    Snail ID Help

    I found this snail in my tank a few minutes ago. I carefully pulled it out with some tweezers and put it in a cup. I got some pictures but I'll also provide what I've seen visually: Dark brown body and shell. Shell has off-white to yellow spots that are about the size of a grain of sand. The...
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    Keeping otos with other fish without food stealing

    I have a 20 long that I'm thinking of adding otos to once I get some algae growing (I only ever get brown algae in my tanks, not sure why). However, I'm worried that they'll live up to their reputation and blow through that almost instantly. So, I was thinking about just leaving some food in...
  14. Danny002

    Anyone else have a local infestation?

    I have a pond very close to my house FILLED with common plecos. I mean they're basically everywhere in the pond. It's honestly pretty cool to see, whenever you walk close to the water line, even very slowly, they swim away. It's neat how they're so aware of what's going on up there, even though...
  15. Danny002

    Curiosities about angelfish

    I don't have angelfish, nor am I planning on getting them in the near future, but I do have some questions about them, just general curiosities. What's the whole deal with keeping them together? Do they have to be in existing pairs or can you just get some juveniles and grow them up together...
  16. Danny002

    Just wanted to run this stocking by- not sure on the Apisto

    Alright so I've got a 20 long getting set up right now, it's going to be pretty well planted in the back with a solid amount of swimming room in the front. So this is the stocking I've been thinking of: 7 glowlight tetras 8 ember tetras 1-2 Apistogramma Cacatuoides (more on this below) So my...
  17. Danny002

    Apisto as a centerpiece?

    I have a 20 long that's coming along pretty well and will be ready for fish relatively soon. My family have been bugging me a ton about putting what they think are "tiny fish" in the tank and have been suggesting impossible stocking (an oscar, angelfish, you get the jist). Anyways, I've started...
  18. Danny002

    How often should I feed my tetras?

    I have glowlight and ember tetras. I currently feed them Repashy gel food once a day (when I turn their lights on) and I take the food out when I notice that their stomachs starting to bulge a little. They seem to be doing good right now, but I'm wondering if I should also start feeding them at...
  19. Danny002

    Malaysian Trumpet Snails and dirt

    I'm setting up a partially dirted tank right now, and I really like the look of Malaysian Trumpet Snails. However, I know they like to dig around in the sand and stuff, and I'm concerned that they'll dig into the dirt and release a bunch of it into the water leaving me with a big mess to clean...
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    What are everyone's favorite funky looking fish?

    I'm really curious to know what everyone's favorite unique/ weird fish are. I personally really like knifefish and blind cave tetras!
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