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  1. Rtessy

    Will yellow and orange poso snails hybridize?

    Rad, thanks!!
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    Is 2 Nerites in a divided tank a mistake?

    From my experience, nerites won't overstock the tank, they have a pretty low bioload. 2 bettas is realllly pushing it, but if you keep up with large weekly water changes you'll be fine. Keep in mind that snails die very quickly at 0.25ppm ammonia or nitrite, and can't handle nitrates over 20ppm...
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    RCS breeding in community tank

    It's pretty easy, very similar to java moss. It'll stay alive with basic LED's (like really basic) and a liquid fertilizer, though honestly you may not need the fertilizer. I got both of mine from aquabid.com, but my local fish store also had some. I know Petco sometimes has java moss, not sure...
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    RCS breeding in community tank

    Java moss greatly increased the survival of mine! Granted, I have a TON of java moss, but my shrimp are producing just as many young as they did when they weren't in a community tank. I have them with platies, so it would definitely keep out the guppies and tetras. I've also had luck with...
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    Will yellow and orange poso snails hybridize?

    Hey, long time no see! Had a question I'm struggling to find an answer to. I've had a rad yellow poso rabbit snail for three years now, and a buddy just picked me up two more! Except... they're orange posos... lol (not that they're not welcome!). Was hoping to breed em, course, it's still...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    Thank you very much, I greatly appreciate it! I actually love king koi, got three wonderful fish from them before, maybe I should give em another go! Personally it is hard to deal with getting another, I don't want to feel like I'm replacing my baby, but I feel like I'd be doing an injustice to...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    60 gallon, she isn't acting right at all and started bottom sitting, no signs of pineconing. I am continuing with the treatment for this week just in case, but the one that passed has had dropsy 2 other times and didn't pass it to the others (used to be 5). She only started showing stress...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    Please stop replying to the thread with misinformation. You literally know nothing about the history of the tank or how many I had. You seem to be confused on what shoaling fish are; they are not schooling fish, they do not form schools, and Google is a free resource. I have nitrogen fixing...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    They're not schooling, they're shoaling. Nitrates are under 20ppm. I've had goldfish for 7 years, they need the company of another. Removing one absolutely does not make the water quality magically better. If it was bad in the beginning, it was due to poor maintenance. Shoaling fish need...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    For the first 3/4 hours after my goldfish passed she literally just stayed in the spot where she died, which is the spot with most plants/hiding areas. Didn't come to greet me at first, like she normally does. She seems okay and is going about the tank normally but isn't as active, just swimming...
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    60 Gallon Tank How fast do I need to get my goldfish a buddy

    My 7yo goldy passed away today due to dropsy. Third time she had it, can't believe she survived the first two, but this time just hit her too fast. She was a common, but had bonded very strongly to my fantail. My fantail, Artemis, always followed her everywhere, wanted to eat what she was...
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    Is my fantail a tosakin?

    Oh how neat, I didn't know fan tails could have fused tails! I'd only seen ones with large splits lol... We don't have good quality goldies around
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    Is my fantail a tosakin?

    I've had her for 2 or 3 years and literally just noticed she doesn't have two tails, just one fused one.
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    Bedbug treatment and aquariums

    Yeah Looks like we have bedbugs. Unless there's another bug that bites in a line at night. Ugh No idea how bad it is, what's going to happen, etc, look like chemical methods are the only way to go. Problem is: my fish. I've got lots. In a bedroom (guest bedroom, but with everything going on...
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    Fish lying in bottom corner

    Do you mind listing out your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, temperature and gh/kh/pH? You sure she's female? Has she ever given birth or been around males?
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    My Blackmoor is sick! :(

    A 60 gallon is fine for commons/comets/shubunkins, I have a 8ish inch one in a 60 for the past 6 years and she's been thriving. She's got a fantail friend, and since they're a social species, it's better for them to be in a slightly smaller tank than a pond alone. That's some great news that...
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    My Blackmoor is sick! :(

    It can take 1-2 weeks, sometimes longer if pH is very low (yours isn't though) for nitrite to start showing up after an ammonia spike. I have heard good things about tri sulfa, totally forgot about that one. Did you remove carbon before adding it? Best of luck!!
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    My Blackmoor is sick! :(

    Sorry all my replies are late, lot going on. If you just removed all the filter media, it restarted your cycle. Something around 90+% of the bacteria lives in the media, so ammonia poisoning seems likely to me. You can try erythromycin, personally I just prefer Kanaplex, and I haven't had any...
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    My Blackmoor is sick! :(

    Most goldfish get bowls, so it's still significantly better, especially if you're looking for a new one. Methylene Blue can stress fish quite a lot, more than Kanaplex, but not as much as a salt dip. I think the risk depends on how weak your fish are to begin with, and I've personally not had...
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