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    Hiding & losing color, Is my Harlequin Rasbora sick?

    Hey everyone, after I did my weekly water change today I counted my fish and found that one of my harlequin rasboras was missing. I have 5 of them in the tank that usually school around together at all times. After searching for a few minutes, I found that it was hiding under a rock/cave...
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    Unbalanced Tank

    Hello, I’ve had a 20 gallon tank running for about 6 months now and I’ve been dealing with a lot of algae lately. There’s a lot of hair algae and black beard algae growing on the leaves of my plants. I also have brown diatom algae growing on the glass and gravel of the tank. I’m using a low...
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    Why is my Molly always hiding?

    Hey everyone, around 2 months ago I moved a molly and platy from a 5 gallon into a 20 gallon community tank. Ever since I moved the fish, I noticed that the molly always hides in the back of the tank out of sight. She’ll only come up for food and when I go near the tank, she’ll get scared and...
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    Help! High nitrates and nitrites

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gallons How long has the tank been running? 6 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 76 degrees What is the entire stocking of this tank? 8 neon tetras 5 harlequin rasboras 1 molly 1 platy 4...
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    What kind of algae is this?

    Hello everyone, I have noticed that this weird algae has been growing in my tank for the past few weeks. I have attached a picture of it. What kind of algae is this and would I possibly be able to get rid of it? Thanks
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    20 Gallon Tank Weird Algae

    Hello, I recently have noticed that there is this weird algae that is growing in my tank. The tank has been running for around 6 months now and I only started to notice the algae a few days ago. I have attached some pictures of the algae. How would I be able to get rid of it? Thanks
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    Neon tetras not active

    Hello, I have a 20 gallon tank and it’s been running for about 5 months now and I’ve noticed that my neon tetras aren’t ever active. My tank is fully cycled and I always have 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite, and around 20-35ppm nitrate. I have really hard water here in Arizona and my pH is always at...
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    20 Gallon Tank Lots of brown algae

    Hello, I have a 20 gallon aquarium and I’ve been dealing with a ton of brown algae. All of my plants and most of the gravel is always covered in the algae. The algae appeared in the tank around a few months ago when it was still being cycled. I haven’t had any other type of algae besides the...
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    Harlequin Rasbora with mouth fungus

    Hello, I just noticed today that one of my harlequin Rasboras has a little “fuzziness” under his mouth. It’s very small but it looks like a little fuzzy white bump just under his mouth. I have attached a few pictures of it but it’s barely noticeable on camera. My only option to quarantine the...
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    TetraMin vs Omega One

    Hello, I have been using TetraMin tropical flakes for my community fish tank and was thinking of switching over to Omega One Freshwater Flakes. I’ve heard that they’re a lot better for the fish and that they have more nutrients. Should I switch over? Thanks
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    Fish varied diet ideas

    Hello, I have been feeding my community tank fish with just some TetraMin flakes daily and I want to setup a varied diet. First I am thinking of switching over to a higher quality flake like Omega One. I also am getting freeze dried bloodworms and baby shrimp for the fish. How should I feed my...
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    Is my 20 gallon overstocked?

    Hello, I have a 20 gallon tall and I was wondering if I’ve got too many fish in it. I currently have 8 neon tetras, 6 harlequin Rasboras, and 3 peppered Cory catfish. I don’t plan on adding any more fish. I will be doing a gravel vacuum and 25-30 percent water change weekly. Is the tank too...
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    Can’t get nitrites to go down

    Hello, I’m doing a fish in cycle on my new tank. For about a week now, my nitrites have been off the charts(over 5 ppm) and its not going down. I’ve been constantly dosing the tank with prime to protect the fish. How much longer will it take for the nitrites to go down? And should I be doing...
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    Can different fertilizers be used together?

    Hello, I have been using API Leaf Zone for my planted tank for a few months. I haven’t gotten the results that I wanted, I noticed that it only contains potassium and iron. I also own Seachem flourish and was wondering if I can dose the tank with both of the fertilizers. Thanks!
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    How should I stock my 20 gallon?

    Hello, I recently have setup a 20 gallon tank which is now cycled and healthy. Today, I brought home 7 neon tetras but the tank is still looking empty. I have a molly, platy, and harlequin Rasbora that I’m thinking of moving to the 20 gallon from a different tank. I’m thinking of at least...
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    Tank cycled in 3 days?

    Hello, I recently bought a new 20 gallon tank and apparently it’s cycled after only 3 and a half days. A couple of days ago when I first started the cycle, the parameters were 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 0 nitrate. When I checked a day later, I had around 0.10 to 0.20 ppm ammonia. When I checked...
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    Molly fish aggressive

    Hello, I have noticed that today my molly has become aggressive to the other fish in the tank. The fish have been fine around each other for months but the molly became aggressive out of nowhere. The molly is nipping everything including the fish. She even is chasing the other fish around the...
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    Harlequin Rasbora male or female?

    Hello, I have a Harlequin Rasbora and I was just wondering if it is male or female. I have attached some pictures. Thank you
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    5 Gallon Tank Filter media question

    Hello, I have a aqua tech 5-15 filter for my 5 gallon tank and I’m thinking of replacing the filter cartridge with aqua clear foam for better filtration. My tank is fully cycled and I’ve heard that replacing the filter can interfere with the beneficial bacteria. My filter has a pre filter sponge...
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    5 Gallon Tank Dwarf hairgrass question

    Hello, I just planted some dwarf hairgrass in my aquarium last night and it was hard to get the roots into the gravel. I got the grass to stay on the gravel but it’s not fully planted. Is this okay? I have attached a picture. And would my other plants be okay if their roots are sticking out of...
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