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    Black Moor Fin Rot?

    Ok! So, it’s one week later and I have been doing my testing. Every day my nitrites and ammonia have gone down. Now they are almost 0. They are in between .25 and 0. I am honestly thinking that the water in that log was poisoning my tank! But my Black Moor’s tail is still white. No rough or...
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    Black Moor Fin Rot?

    I am, I have been for the last few weeks since I noticed it. I had been doing 50%-60% once a week. I can’t promise the water parameters right now though. Every time I measured them the ammonia and Nitrites were at .25. I didn’t understand why they were still so high and not at 0. I realized on...
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    Black Moor Fin Rot?

    Hey, so I noticed about 3 weeks ago that my Black Moor’s tail fin was becoming white slightly translucent. I immediately thought it was fin rot. But now I don’t know. It hasn’t really changed since I noticed it. Maybe grown up his fin like a 1/4 of an inch in the three weeks. No splitting or...
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    Does Anyone Else’s Goldfish Do This?

    Well, I don’t know who is who when it comes to their sex. But my Orange (the pet store said it was an Oranda, but it’s big and doesn’t have a wen. So I think it’s a fantail) fantail has swollen up more than it was when I received it. But it has always had a more pronounced balloon belly. My...
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    Does Anyone Else’s Goldfish Do This?

    So my goldfish have been doing this thing for about three weeks now and I don’t know what it is. Is it playing? Is it a mating thing? I don’t think it’s fighting, but maybe? Does someone know? (I can’t seem to attach the video.) They keep nudging their back ends where they poop and swimming in...
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    Ok, 50% water change is done. I will test the waters now to see where they are at. Ok, nitrites are at .5ppm and nitrates are at 40ppm.
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    But then how do you get ride of the nitrates? mattgirl thank you for your kind words. I just feel like every time I try to do something good for the tank it ends up having a negative effect.
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    Ok, so I am an idiot. I’m gonna state that firmly right up front. I honestly thought: 1. that the bacteria was free floating in the water as well as all over the stuff in the tank. Which is why you shouldn’t do large water changes. 2. That it would be ok to add the pleco because I had the algae...
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    This is my tank and it’s inhabitants. Lol Okie dokie, I can do that. But what about the nitrates?
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    Tank is 29 gallons It was set up on 5/22/21 and according to testing, it fully cycled on 6/5/21. I was told not to do a water change right away after the cycle was complete. Didn’t want to disrupt what I had worked to build. Mattgirl told me I could add my fish at that point. So I did. I forgot...
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    High Nitrates and Nitrites

    Ok, so I tested my water yesterday after I did a water change and noticed that I had pretty high nitrite and nitrate levels. So I tested them again today and they are about the same. pH: 7.6 Ammonia: .25ppm Nitrites: 1.0ppm Nitrates: 80ppm I will attach pictures of the tubes. Please tell me...
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    Oranda without a Wen

    See, my friend and I thought so too. When my friend got the fish it was in a random tank eating baby snails. But there were other Orandas in another tank and they were smaller but all had the beginning of wens.
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    Oranda without a Wen

    Thank you! I have tried really hard to make it a nice home for my aquarium children. Lol The lily in the back just took off! I currently have 6 pads on top of the water. I’ve had to cut away 4 due to natural decay and fish eating them. I have 3 more pads growing towards the surface. I’ve only...
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    Oranda without a Wen

    So my friend gave me some fish and they said that the fish were a Black Moor and an Oranda Goldfish (according to the people at the pet store). But the Oranda doesn’t have a wen. I googled it and it said that Oranda won’t start growing one until they are about two years old. But then it becomes...
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    Is my tank cycled?

    Okie dokie! I will just scrub the algae! Thank you!
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    Is my tank cycled?

    Okie dokie! Can I clean it now? The snails are not keeping up on the algae and there is a big thick patch of green algae on the front of the tank. lol I’ll let my friend know to bring them over. She’s actually giving me three fish now. The platy, the black moor and a gold oranda. The platy...
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    Is my tank cycled?

    Ok, I tested a few times yesterday after I added the ammonia. I got up to between 1-2ppm on the ammonia level (that was right after I added it) and had the faint hint of nitrites. I tested again last night before bed and we at .5 on ammonia and between .5-1ppm on the nitrites. Now this morning...
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    Is my tank cycled?

    Ok, so I tested again today and am at 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 7.6 pH 40 nitrates I wasn’t able to add the ammonia yesterday because I was out of town. So I’m going to add some now and see if it’s back to 0 tomorrow. Almost there!!!
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    Is my tank cycled?

    A half dose got me to 4ppm. So maybe a quarter dose? Okie dokie! I will let you know when it happens!
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    Is my tank cycled?

    Update! So I did the food method for a few days and that wasn’t doing a whole lot. So my friend gave me some aquarium ammonia and told me to do a half dose. I did and of course my ammonia spiked to 4. All of my snails survived and were still doing their snail thing. Heck, they were breeding and...
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