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  1. Hannah M

    Co2? 9gal Fluval Flex

    I have a 34l/9gal Fluval Flex which after losing my betta fish to disease I'm stripping down to rescape. I have never had much success with live plants except Java fern, so I'm going to put in plant substrate (probably fluval stratum) and when I have the money, mod the light to a fluval plant...
  2. Hannah M

    Harlequin Rasbora Eyes?

    I've had a group of Harlequin Rasbora for about 3 years and I've noticed that a number have varying levels of clouding on one of their eyes. I've read that it can be issues with water perameters but Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0 and while Nitrate is higher (40) it's water change day so I'm not...
  3. Hannah M

    New Betta - fin rot on top fin or just fin type?

    So having left him for a bit I think it might be rot as it's looking a bit worse. I've found a pic from the first day I had him and looking at him I think that he had the transparent fin colour around his top fin then which he doesnt now. I've got a catappa leaf in with him although the water...
  4. Hannah M

    New Betta - fin rot on top fin or just fin type?

    Thanks so much for that. I've been reading about adding botanicals and i'll definitely be looking into adding those for him. Plus the usual water changes. Your betta is a stunner. I love the irridesant and black combo, definitely what appealed about mine too!
  5. Hannah M

    New Betta - fin rot on top fin or just fin type?

    I have recently got my first betta - I've always kept away from them due to worries with interbreeding health problems and just prefering more unusual fish, but I had an empty cycled 9gal, saw this one and loved his colouration. I think he is a butterfly half-moon with dragon scales and I've had...
  6. Hannah M

    Harlequin swimming angled

    Yes he was bloated on reflection. He unfortunately passed away yesterday. I'm now mostly concerned with whether my other fish might be at risk as I didn't get time to quarantine before he died as he went down hill so fast.
  7. Hannah M

    Harlequin swimming angled

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 87l How long has the tank been running? c. 4 years Does it have a filter? Yes: Fluval U2 Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 26c What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 8 Harle rasbora 6...
  8. Hannah M

    Fluval Flex Killifish Tank Stock

    I've finally got a good cycle going on my 38/9 gal Fluval Flex. I'm a fairly experienced home aquarist and looking for more of a challenge. As a nano I thought that killifish would be an interesting type to keep. Probably either lyretail or clown (or any other non-annual suggestions welcome!) I...
  9. Hannah M

    Pearl Gourami fin/tail issue

    I have a female pearl gourami in my 22gal which has been running for 4 years (she was bought in initial stocking so is likely c.4 years old.) Recently, Ive noticed she's not looking so hot. Her tail/analfins are looking ragged and she has a tail droop. When she is swimming, it's predominantly...
  10. Hannah M

    9 gal stock advice

    Update! So I've now scaped the tank and I'm pleased with the look - need the plants to grow in but I'm wrestling with lighting. I've narrowed down to either 2/3 scarlet badis OR 2/3 killis- clown or lyre tail I think. Would those species want to live alone or could I put other stock in there...
  11. Hannah M

    9 gal stock advice

    Thanks for this. I expected the shellies wouldn't work but they're such cool little guys, they'll have to be for another day.
  12. Hannah M

    9 gal stock advice

    I have a 34l/9 gal Fluval Flex I failed at keeping pea puffers which unfortunately passed away (I think disease) and following a full disinfect I want to restock with something else. I would like more unusual fish ideally, I want to avoid just getting a single male betta. I'm semi-experienced...
  13. Hannah M

    Pea Puffer Supply Issue?

    I usually hate blaming stuff on sickly stock cos I feel like I'm avoiding responsibility for my animals, but considering the first one was showing symptoms when he arrived and then the other two went the same way after looking totally healthy... maybe it was this time. It's such a bummer as I...
  14. Hannah M

    Cleaning tank after unexplained deaths

    Sorry, my initial post wasn't all that helpful. My puffers were, I believe, showing some signs I associate with parasites - wasting/hollow stomach, weight loss despite eating, lethargy - however, I never saw any parasite evidence on their bodies (even after deceased) in terms of protruding worms...
  15. Hannah M

    Cleaning tank after unexplained deaths

    I have a 9gal nano tank (fluval flex) which has been stocked with rescued pea puffers. Unfortunately, the peas declined, one at a time and died (I'm gutted). I treated for parasites etc but as I have no idea of the fish's background really, I don't know what they could have had. Now I'm left...
  16. Hannah M

    Pea Puffer Supply Issue?

    Final update on this thread: I'm just about to lose my third puff. I'm heartbroken. They have all lost weight, lost energy and vitality so they can barely swim and then died/I've euthanased, they have gone one at a time. I've treated for parasites, I've checked all my perameters again and again...
  17. Hannah M

    Sudden harlequin death

    I have a 20gal which has been running about 3 years with no major issues. Today I went in the tank to harvest a couple of MTS to crush and feed to the pea puffer I have in my other tank. I spent ages hunting for a nice fat snail and nothing caught my eye. Off I go to feed puffer. Walk past...
  18. Hannah M

    Pea/dwarf Puffers

    I've now got a pea puffer (Puff Daddy) and he's living up to all the traits I expected. He's learnt the long tweezers mean food and is pretty tame in some ways. He loves bladder snails and will hunt them reliably, I supplement with MTS from my big tank but he'll only get those if they're...
  19. Hannah M

    Pea Puffer Supply Issue?

    So I've had my puffs just over a month. I lost one just before Christmas but he came to me very tiny and I put it down to that. Today my next smallest has been hiding and lethargic. I was away for a week over Christmas but left a tonne of snails in the tank. The puff is very sunken and is...
  20. Hannah M

    Puffer swimming unstable

    My puffer has been with me a week and I did my first water change today. My tiniest puffer has all of a sudden been struggling to swim upright. I've turned the flow right down but there's nothing else I can do cos it's late. Any medications (available in the UK) which might help? I don't think...
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