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    Fuzzy White Bump - Columnaris? TB + Fungus?

    Hey all! I've got a danio with a white fuzzy bump on its side and I am trying to figure out how to effectively treat it. The current suspects in my mind are either a columnaris infection or a sore - perhaps from TB - that got secondarily infected with a fungus, but I'm not sure. Any help...
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    What’s Causing This Shrimp Sickness?

    Hi, y’all! I’ve just had another shrimp come down with a mysterious ailment, and I was hoping y’all might be able to lend a hand. A few days ago, I noticed my largest Red Rili shrimp (a female who laid one batch of eggs previously, shortly after the power outage and multiday freeze in February)...
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    What to do with a stagnant filter?

    Hi all! As the title implies, I lost power in the Texas outages for a few days and didn't think to unseal my canister filter to prevent it from stagnating. I'm not certain it's reached the point where it's making toxins, but it's been long enough that I don't want to risk it. I'm now curious -...
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    Power Outage - What to Do?

    Hey, everyone! I lost power in a record-breaking winter storm 36 hours ago, and we’re looking at potentially at least another 12 before we get any more. Aside from a one hour blip this morning where we got energy back and I was able to run heaters and air stones, my three tanks (one with RCS...
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    Hydra and Baby Shrimp - What Should I Do?

    Hi, everybody! A few months ago, I set up a rili shrimp tank, and these past couple of weeks I've been delighted to see several babies swimming around the tank. They really seem to be doing well and until yesterday, it was smooth sailing. However, last night, I noticed a sizable infestation of...
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    0-0-0 readings in a seeded cycle

    Hello, everybody! Just over a week ago I set up a new 10g tank, filling the tank with RO and the filter with media from my display tank. Initially, I was getting an ammonia reading (around 0.5 ppm, I believe): I think this was because a small amount of sand from the tank's previous incarnation...
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    Small Fish ID

    Hello, everybody! Someone in my local buy-nothing group is moving and she can’t take her fish and shrimp. I turned my 10g quarantine tank into a display tank for the shrimp, and I plan to house the fish in it at least temporarily, depending on what they are. There is apparently a lone Zebra...
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    My plants keep dying

    Hello, everyone! I'm having some major trouble with my plants and I was hoping y'all might be able to help. Basically, my plants keep dying in similar ways, but in separate tanks with separate parameters and no warning at all. I have two tanks, so I'll handle the issues in them separately...
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    Clamped Fins - Should I Take Action?

    Hi, everyone! I just got eight cherry barbs (2 males and 6 females), and introduced them to my QT. So far, they all seem to be settling in very well, but I noticed when I went to feed them that one of the females had her fins clamped against her. She can unclamp them - she flares them out and...
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    Possibly gravid java loach

    I just turned on the lights to watch my java loaches eat tonight, and was surprised to notice that one of them has a large belly! All things considered, it looks a lot like eggs: I wouldn't be surprised, either, since they just changed tanks and parameters, which could have triggered something...
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    Ultum Nature Systems Fertilizer any good?

    So, I'm having a lot of trouble with my plants right now. They're losing their old leaves and the new growth is pale yellow to silver and stunted. I'm only dosing with Flourish Comprehensive, plus a few Osmocote root tabs. I'm planning to up the amount of Osmocote in the soil, but I think I need...
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    Raised silver-white patch on Pearl Gourami’s back

    When I woke up this morning, I noticed a tiny, silver-white, raised spot on my Pearl Gourami’s back, directly at the base of her dorsal fin. It’s similar-looking to when she lost a scale, and about the same size, but raised instead of depressed. It hasn’t affected her behavior so far. She also...
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    How to Introduce Yoyos to Each Other?

    So, now that my 50 gallon is up and running, I'm getting ready to upgrade my Yoyos into it. Right now, I have two - one that I've had for years and one that's been in QT for about a week and a half. I want to introduce them to the 50 (it's 4" long) in whatever way's most likely to help them get...
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    Depressed Spot on Pearl Gourami

    Hi, all! I’ve had this Pearl in my planted blackwater tank for about three weeks. She was a traded into the LFS, and I was waiting for them to get some more adults so she could have a few friends. However, I just noticed a little silvery depression on the left side of her head. Initially, I...
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    Yoyo won't stop glass surfing

    Hi, everybody! I've been trying to build a shoal of yoyos, so when I saw one come through my LFS via trade, I knew I had to spring for it. It was acting really restless in the tank, pretty much pacing the back glass nonstop, but it was a small, crowded LFS tank without much cover, and I felt...
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    New YoYo (I hope!)

    So, I went to my LFS today to check out their newest shipment. As it would turn out, there was no new YoYo shipment - but there was a singular YoYo that had been traded in! They were about 4 inches long, the same as my full-grown one, which I figure will help the two get along. I wanted to get...
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    Should I be worried?

    I was looking at the rI'm of my 50 gallon today and I noticed the rI'm isn’t always touching the side panes of glass. I’m pretty sure it’s fine, and it seems like these gaps are present to a small extent on all of my tanks, but it still made me hesitate, and I’d like to know ASAP if it really is...
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    Pearl Gourami poops a lot

    Exactly what the title says - I just purchased a pearl gourami, and they (I think it's female, but it might be a young male) poop pretty much constantly. It's a healthy, dark color, but I swear every time I look over, it's pooping again. Maybe I'm just used to loaches, who you can't really see...
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    What is this stuff?

    HI all! I recently found these white dots on my tank wall. It’s a very small patch, maybe 1.5 inches wide by 1 inch tall. At first I thought they might be baby hydra, because I have several hydra in the tank at the moment, but they haven’t grown at all in the two days since I noticed them...
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    Fenbendazole - safe for loaches and plants?

    Hello, all! As the title says, I'm wondering if fenbendazole is loach-safe. I'm planning to upgrade to a larger tank really soon, which is already set up and running. Trouble is, I noticed a number of hydra in the tank, stuck to the pane: I imagine there's several more that I cannot see, but...
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