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    Identifying shrimps (they were post to be amanos)

    Hello guys! Today I got 3 shrimps that were post to be Amanos, but now I’m 90% sure they’re not amanos… can you guys help me identify what kind of shrimp they are? I put numbers on the pictures so you can name them by commenting the number. I can post more and better pics if needed. Thank you!
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    Are these guys amano shrimps?

    Hello everyone! I have never had any kind of shrimps before, but I decided to get amano shrimp to help keeping the tank clean. I have read about many people saying the pet store sold them a different kind of shrimp for amano shrimp, and I just wanted to make sure my 2 ones are actually amano...
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    20 Gallon Tank Shrimps to control algae

    Hello everyone! I have a 20 gallons tank divided into 6 gallons and 14 gallons. In the 6 gallons side I have my betta fish with 1 nerite snail, and 14 gallons side 4 albino corys, 5 harlequin rasboras and 2 nerite snails. My Amazon sword plants and one of my anubias is growing that type of...
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    20 Gallon Tank Tank divider for betta fish

    Hello everyone! I have a 20 gallons tank with a male betta fish, 4 albino corys, 5 harlequin rasboras and 3 nerite snails. I have had so bad experience with the tank mates I have brought these last months (neon tetras nipped betta and corys, molly fish nipped betta and corys and betta killed 2...
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    20 Gallon Tank Betta fish’s tank mates

    Hello everyone!! I have 1 male betta, 4 albino corys and 3 nerite snails in a 20 gallons planted tank. I’d like adding more fishes, because it looks a bit empty, however, my experience with some fishes haven’t been the best. First I had 4 molly fishes that nipped the betta tail and corys...
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    Floating algae on plant (Amazon sword)

    Hello everyone! I’m asking this question just to make sure, since I’m new on this. Are those algae floating from the leaves of the Amazon sword ok? They don’t bother me at all, but I just want to make sure it’s ok to keep them. What I have noticed is that since they appeared, my Amazon...
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    20 Gallon Tank Baby Snail in freshwater

    Hello everyone! I just realized there is a baby snail in my fish tank, and I want to make sure that it’s not a pest or something. I have 3 nerite snails, 1 betta fish and 4 albino corys. I read that nerite snails don’t reproduce in freshwater with parameters for a betta fish, so I was...
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    20 Gallon Tank Suggestions of best tank mate for Betta and Corys

    Hello guys! I want to ask your advice about the best tank mates for my betta fish and albino corys, because I guess YouTube gives too many options, but so far they have been a fail for me. I currently have 3 nerite snails, 1 betta, 4 albino corys and 6 neon tetras in a 20 gallons tank, but I...
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    20 Gallon Tank Broken tail, betta fish

    Hello! I have a betta fish since like 1 and half month ago, and his tail was good. I just realized today his tail looks like broken or beaten. I paid attention to the decor and also to tank mates, so I have no clue of how this could have happened. Does anybody have an idea according to the...
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    0 ppm Nitrate

    Hello ! I’ve been treating my fishes with PraziPro because they were scratching a lot, so to prevent I put 1 teaspoon of the product for my 20 gallons tank, and after 5 days I did 30% water change and put another teaspoon. 1 day after the second dose, I tested the water and the parameters...
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    20 Gallon Tank Calcium for Nerite Snails

    Hello! This is my first time having snails (and also a fish tank). I got 2 nerite snails yesterday and their shell is a little bit broken from the pet store (specially the bigger one) so I was reading about boiling an egg shell, get ride of the membrane, crash it to powder and put it inside...
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    20 Gallon Tank Orange-brown spots on my ornaments

    Hello! I saw some “orange-brown” spots on the ornaments in my tank, Could it be diatoms? I don’t know exactly what it is, how it happened and how to get ride if it (I’m in USA in case somebody recommends a product) Can somebody help me please? My tank is like 3 weeks old and I have 0 ammonia...
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    20 Gallon Tank Sponge filter replacement

    Hello ! I have a power filter that use those sponge with carbon inside, and you’re post to replace every month. I know replacing it that often is nothing good, so I removed the cartridge and put a new sponge foam with the intention of keeping it permanently until it really falls apart (I’d...
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    20 Gallon Tank Best product for possible flukes or worms in albino corys

    Hello ! I suspect my corys could have some kind of worm or parasites. I have seen them scratching against the ornaments, shaking their body and giving some small speeds. I don’t see anything on their skin, but it’s just the behavior. They’re 4 albino corys, 5 neon tetras and 1 betta fish...
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    Does corys have fluke or parasites?

    Hello everyone, I’m worried because I suspect my corys could have some kind of worm or parasite. I saw them once swimming fast to the ornament and hitting themself against it. I haven’t seen it again. Sometimes they swim speeding up and down. I also saw something on their head that I...
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    20 Gallon Tank Female black Molly attacking Male and Female orange Molly

    Hello everyone! I have a 20 gallons tank with 4 mollies (I checked I have 2 black female mollies, 1 Mickey Mouse female orange molly and 1 Mickey Mouse male molly), 4 albino corys and 1 betta fish. The black female is chasing so bad to the orange mollies, and one of them got the tale eaten...
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    20 Gallon Tank Struggling with new tank syndrome. Help please

    Hello! I am very new on having an aquarium, and sadly I got to know about the new tank syndrome after I put my fishes in the water (my bad). Now I’ve been struggling a lot trying to save their life and keep them as healthy as possible. My parameters are: ammonia 0.50ppm, nitrite 0.25, nitrate...
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