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  1. ValkyrieLips

    How should I look after my goldfish with torn tail?

    If you remove the live plants you can add a little aquarium salt in addition to frequent large WCs. Around 50% every 2 days. How big is the tank? I usually use 2 TBSP per 5 gallons to start.
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    New Elephant eared betta are mirrors a good idea?

    I also wouldn't get the mirror. Imo the best thing you can do to keep him happy is to provide him with an enriching environment full of live/silk plants and things he can explore. Floating betta logs, sinking logs, caves are good options too. A mistake I see a lot is people keeping bettas in...
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    10 Gallon Tank Help with fish-in cycling

    I would double dose the prime to help detoxify ammonia and nitrite until your next WC. 80% should make a dent in the nitrite but I would still recommend doing another large WC tomorrow to get ammonia down. Keep doing large WCs until ammonia is down to 0.25 - 0.50 ppm then you can cut back to 50%...
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    10 Gallon Tank Help with fish-in cycling

    That is no where near enough, and that's why your ammonia and nitrite have gotten so high. You probably have to do a WC everyday to every other day to keep levels within safe ranges. 50% weekly WCs are usually recommended for cycled tanks because there is enough BB to process ammonia and...
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    10 Gallon Tank Help with fish-in cycling

    You need to be doing frequent WCs while you are doing a fish-in cycle to prevent ammonia and nitrite from getting to toxic levels. Nitrites are especially deadly to fish and should never be allowed to get this high with a fish-in cycle. Are you vacuuming the gravel to suck up excess fish-food...
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    Does my betta have stress stripes?

    Just wanted to add that white substrate can also stress fish out because it reflects a lot of light. It's often too bright for fish and their colors become dull because of the stress.
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    Fin damage on betta?

    He definitely has fin rot on his tail. It's possible the infection could have spread to his pectoral fins. I would start by increasing WC frequency while he heals.
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    Help. Is my betta okay. ???? Thank you in advance

    I agree it looks like her natural coloring not disease or injury. A lot of naturally light colored fish will develop splotches (for lack of a better term) of color.
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    New 10 gallon setup - help

    Yup, Anacharis is elodea. Elodea is just the common name. It's a very hardy plant that is easy to propagate.
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    New 10 gallon setup - help

    72-73 would work for both species. For a 10 gallon I would recommend a 50w or 75w heater. If you're looking for brand recs eheim and aqueon are good ones. Yeah most of the preset heaters that come with kits are set at 78 I believe so that would be too warm for the goldfish. Yes that would...
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    Filter media pallets add to my current filter kit

    This thread may help answer your questions: https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/diy-media-guide-for-top-fin-silenstream-aquaclear-and-other-hob-filters.385506/
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    New 10 gallon setup - help

    The goldfish are probably fantails, the first plant is Elodea, snail is nerite, and the cories are probably false juli corydoras. My advice would be to rehome the goldfish. -In short, the cories aren't compatible with this set-up as is. They not only need more space, but they also should...
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    10 Gallon Tank Did someone say Betta glow up?

    Awesome, here's Mick's little glow up. :)
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    10 Gallon Tank I am a newbie with a betta

    That's pretty common, I also feed my betta by hand. It's a good way to minimize excess waste and monitor his eating. You're on the right track to helping him heal by keeping his water clean and cycling his tank. If he is only 1 year then he is not that old. My betta is close to 3 years old...
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    New mollie tankmates with betta

    Sometimes bettas just decide they don't want tankmates and there's not much you can do except separate them. Always a risk with an aggressive species like bettas. He probably doesn't like the other fish swimming in the middle/top where he usually is.
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    10 Gallon Tank I am a newbie with a betta

    Why do you think his hardness and pH need to come down? It doesn't. Messing with the water chemistry is just going to cause him undue stress. Those recommended numbers you are chasing are for wild bettas, not betta splendens which is what he is. Bettas can tolerate a wide range of water...
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    10 Gallon Tank I am a newbie with a betta

    Seems like you're in good hands, but I just wanted to chime in that there is no need to warm up frozen foods in the microwave. Just add tank water and it will thaw it pretty quickly on it's own. I like to cut up some of the cubes into quarters and keep in a baggy in the freezer so I can just...
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    New mollie tankmates with betta

    If he's not chasing them then I'd wait. If he is flaring and chasing I would remove the betta and rearrange the decor then reintroduce him to the tank.
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    Good filters that dont clog up every day.

    It's not all about how it looks. It's more so about the bioload of the species of fish you are keeping and how big those fish will eventually get. You have 2 plecos which have big bioloads (they are messy eaters and produce A LOT of waste) as well as a bunch of other schooling fish. Depending on...
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    Good filters that dont clog up every day.

    I saw your other post and since your tank is so heavily stocked you're going to want to get a filter that's rated for higher than a 55 gallon, like a 75. Although, your sick gourami will not like the heavy flow. I would consider moving him to a quarantine tank. Best of luck and don't forget to...
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