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    15 Gallon Tank Community Fish/Shrimp tank with algae

    I have a 16 gallon (60L) fluval spec. It is planted with java fern, anubias (various kinds), red root floaters, java moss, marimo balls, and amazon swords (see picture). In terms of stocking I have 8 harlequin rasbora, 4 male guppies, 6 amano shrimp and 30 (ish) cherry shrimp. I have 0 nitrates...
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    I have a planted 60L (16gallon) tank with cherry shrimp, harlequin rasbora, male guppies and nerite snails (plus some pest snails in small quantities). I used to feed the cherries twice a week with shrimp pellets on a tray. The harlequin rasbora and snails would occasionally steal the food too...
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    Can shrimp shed scutariella japonica themselves?

    I recently bought some new red cherry shrimp. After a week or so I realised that one had what looked like scutariella japonica (see photo). From looking online, this didnt seem like an emergency, so I ordered the API freshwater aquarium salt online (small children, work, pandemic etc. make it...
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    Planted Fluval Spec 16 Gallon (60 Litre)

    I have just updated from a 30L tank to a 60L (16Gallon) Fluval Spec. I did a fishless cycle using Dr Tim's ammonia over the last month and today transferred over my old stock of 8 harlequin rasbora and a nerite snail. I also have 10 red cherry shrimp which I plan to transfer over in a couple...
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    Fungus on new plants?

    I have a new 60L/16gallon tank that I am fishless cycling. Yesterday I planted an Amazon Sword into sand/gravel substrate and added three anubias which I attached to driftwood using string. I currently have 0.5 ammonia, 0 nitrate and 5 nitrite. So we're getting there... But today I noticed the...
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    White fluff growing on sand

    I've just set up a new tank (4 days ago). There is aquarium gravel and sand on the base and I added some fertilizer to it. I'm doing a fishless cycle and am currently ghost feeding a fishless tank to create ammonia. This morning I noticed this white fluff growing on the sand in one patch (see...
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    New 60L (16G) Fluval Spec

    Please can you let me know whether you think this is going to work well and cycle the tank properly (and ideally quickly)? I have a new 60 litre fluval spec. I have used new aquarium gravel and aquarium sand for the substrate. I plan to plant the tank, so also added Pro Flora Florapol and...
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    Unknown fish disease - have shrimp and snail in same tank

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 30L How long has the tank been running? 2 months Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What is the water temperature? 25 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) - 7 harlequin rasbora (there were 8...
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    Missing Harlequin Rasbora...

    I have a 30L biorb life (I know... no one likes them...). It is fully cycled and has been running for a few months. I have a few java ferns, java moss and anubias plants on rocks/drift wood and some marimo balls. I have 8 harlequin rasbora, a nerite snail, an (uninvited) bladder snail and 6...
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    Unidentified baby snail!

    I am new to the aquarium keeping world. I have a new tank and the initial cycle all went well. I recently built up my stock to a school of 8 harlequin rasbora, 6 red cherry shrimp and a nerite snail. All was going well so I decided to replace my artificial plants with real ones. 2 weeks ago I...
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