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    Synodontis angelicus Not Eating

    So... Long story. I recently got a Synodontis angelicus that is new to me, but he's at least 5 years old and very stunted. He came from one of the tanks that my mom keeps and maintains in her office waiting room - a 29 gallon. She has kept fish for decades, so the water quality was fine, and the...
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    Two Female Cryptoheros Nanoluteus?

    I'm waiting for my local fish store to get some yellow convicts, and I'm very excited! I was initially just going to get one, but I read that they prefer groups. Assuming my tank really only has room for two yellow convicts, and assuming I would like to keep the peace, would it be better to just...
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    Accidental Algae Farm

    So, a couple months ago, I decided to try my hand at a planted tank for the first time. It's a 5.5 gallon tank with a java fern, an amazon sword compacta, crypts, anubias nana, and 3 little dwarf sag plants. It started off pretty well, and still is not a catastrophe yet, but there has been a lot...
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    New Puffer Hardly Eating, Pacing Glass

    Hi all. I just got my first pea puffer a couple days ago, and I have her in a 5.5 planted tank (my first planted tank, going well so far!) with 4 ghost shrimp. Don't worry, the ghost shrimp are way bigger than her, plus they're only in there temporarily to help take care of some algae and dead...
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    Ich from plants?

    Trying to confirm an ich source before I make a "heads up" call to my disease-ridden lfs where I was dumb enough to buy some new plants. Checked my receipt, and that was 10 days ago. All I've done since then was a couple 50% water changes (for green water, but parameters are still fine) and...
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    Adding fish in planted tank

    When, after adding in live plants, do you all usually add fish, especially more sensitive ones like puffers? Currently waiting on some new plants to get growing in my (definitely fully cycled) 5.5 gallon before I add a pea puffer, and I want to have some activity, but also don't want to hurt the...
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    5.5 Gallon Tank Lighting

    Has anyone had luck with the light that comes with the Top Fin 5.5 gallon kit? I'm on a budget and purchased this tank a while ago, and now I'm trying a planted tank for the first time, but the light seems pretty weak. There aren't any high-light plants - just a java fern, anubias nana, dwarf...
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    Green Water

    I have a tank that has been running for a couple years now, definitely cycled with plenty of filtration. It is a little overstocked (growing out SA cichlids to put in a 40 breeder that I already purchased in a couple months, then a 75 family members have sitting around). I have managed to keep...
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    Free Marble Angelfish, 6 Praecox Rainbowfish, and 2 Red Eye Tetras

    The angelfish and the rainbows are all juvenile. The red eye tetras are a couple years old, but I am not entirely sure on their age, since I got them from a friend. They just need a good home, as I am at a point in my life where I have less time to take care of my tanks. I would prefer not to...
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    Blood Parrot Red Spot on Head

    Hi all. For quite a while now (several weeks, at least), my juvenile blood parrot cichlid has had a red spot on the side of her head. It looks like a bruise, and looks to be internal, not like an open sore, but really hasn't been improving. It definitely hasn't gotten worse, but also hasn't...
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    Dead Female Praecox Rainbowfish

    Hi all. Over the past few days, one of my dwarf neon rainbowfish has started looking bloated, which I assumed was just overeating, until yesterday she started breathing really quickly and acting lethargic. When I woke up this morning, I found her dead. I got her, along with 4 others (I've been...
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    Bolivian Ram Parasites?

    Hi! I purchased two Bolivian rams from a big chain store a few days ago (I know... I meant to purchase them from my lfs but I was picking up some other supplies and couldn't help myself). They are pretty active and getting along very well, but I am worried that I have not really seen them...
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    Bolivian Rams with Praecox Rainbowfish?

    After a few weeks of waiting and deliberating, I finally started restocking my 29 gallon tank! I was determined to get a pair of cryptoheros nanoluteus, but I came across some Bolivian rams at a major pet store chain of all places and purchased a pair that seemed healthy and like they were...
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    29 Gallon Tank Stocking

    Hi! I am redoing one of my 29 gallon tanks and was wondering if what I want to do would be feasible, as well as if anyone has any ideas. So far, I know I want to have one Bolivian ram and one cryptoheros nanoluteus. I figure I should just do one of each instead of pairs since they're both pretty...
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    Help! Mysterious Ammonia Spike!

    HI everyone, I made a separate post a few days ago about some fin rot on my angelfish and discovering that it was likely caused by an ammonia spike. I thought it was due to overfeeding, but I have cut down the feedings in that tank, still no luck with getting rid of the ammonia (even after...
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    Story time... Rookie Mistake

    HI everyone! Just wanted to share a classic "even after a few years you can still make all kinds of mistakes" story. I recently branched out from the world of goldfish and decided to get a really young (only about 1.5" - so cute!) blood parrot cichlid and a pretty equally-sized koi angelfish...
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    Redoing Tanks

    Admittedly, I'm not entirely sure this is the best place to put this question, but here we go! I've been running my two 29 gallon goldfish tanks for over a year now, and I adore them, but I realized that I absolutely love ranchus (especially after losing my only one to a prolonged move-in...
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    75 Gallon Preferences?

    Hi! I currently have two 29-gallon fancy goldfish tanks (one with an oranda and a telescope, one with a lonely oranda whose ranchu tank mate passed away about a month ago) and a 5.5 betta tank. I wasn't exactly sure where in the forum to post this... But I have been planning on upgrading my two...
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    So Many Goldfish Questions!

    I have two goldfish tanks that have been up and running for several months now - both 30 gals, one has a chocolate ranchu and a telescope and the other has 2 orandas. All of them are pretty young and, in turn, do not seem too overcrowded (correct me if I am way off base, though! I plan on moving...
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    Platy - really thin with multiple symptoms

    Hello everyone! I have a 5.5 gallon tank that is a little over 6 months old with a mickey mouse platy, a balloon belly molly, and a female betta. The platy and molly are both males. There are no nitrites, minimal amounts of nitrates, and the pH seems to be about 7.5 (taken from a strip so kind...
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