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  1. RayMichelle

    How often should I change water during a nitrite spike?

    TWO TANKS Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes What do you use to test the water? API Freshwater Master test kit + API Gh and KH test kit What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”. Ammonia: 0.5ppm Nitrite: 1.00ppm Nitrate: 10.00ppm pH: 7.2...
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    20 Gallon Tank High Nitrite & presence of Ammonia!

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 20 Gallon How long has the tank been running? A month? Maybe more Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78 F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) Five female bettas...
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    Moving fish around - Would my tank be overstocked?

    Hello! I have a 10 gallon tank and a 20 gallon tank. In the 10 gallon, I have three guppies and two black neon tetras (had more but they unfortunately passed). In the 20 gallon, I have five corys and one female betta. I'm considering moving my catfish into the 10 gallon and turning the 20 gallon...
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    10 Gallon Tank Is it normal for guppies to spend much of their time at the top of my tank?

    Hello! I have a fluval aquaclear 20 power filter and an imagitarium bubbler in my 10 gallon tank that has five guppies. I bought a sixth guppy but he died shortly after coming home from the pet store with the five that are still alive. I didn't notice him right away so his body caused a tiiiiny...
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    20 Gallon Tank Should I be using an air pump?

    Hello! I have a fluval aquaclear 20 power filter in my 20h aqueon tank and I was wondering if I should really be using an air pump? I have been using one per pet store employee recommendation and it appears that it is making it very difficult for my Cory catfish to swim. They have been lying...
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    10 Gallon Tank Is a ten gallon really big enough for a 6 fish betta sorority?

    UPDATE: After all of the replies I've just gotten, I am going to instead do a schooling fish that requires less space. Hello! I've just upgraded from a 10 gallon to a 20 gallon for my current stock of fish (5 corys, 1 male betta). I now have an extra 10 gallon tank. I was thinking of doing a...
  7. RayMichelle

    Help! Is it normal for albino Corydoras to not be very active?

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10 gallons How long has the tank been running? Does it have a filter? Yes and a bubbler Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78 •F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 albino corys 2...
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