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    30 Gallon Tank Baby Goldfish's Dorsal Fin

    Hi all, My SO and I got the cutest calico fantail goldfish a week ago named Marshmallow. When we got him he had his dorsal fin chipped at the front. I thought maybe it was fin rot and would heal. Picture below: He is in a 30 gallon long, 0 ammonia and nitrite and 20ppm nitrates, moderately...
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    Female Oranda not feeling great

    Hi, My oranda goldfish has not been feeling well for a bit over a month now. Below are my water parameters and the story of why I'm confused what's wrong with her. Water parameters: ammonia: 0ppm nitrite: 0ppm nitrate: 10-20ppm before a water change this morning A bit over a month now my...
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    Black Moor With White On Body

    HI everyone, I have a new black moor that I put into a 60 gallon tank with a red fantail. I got him at night and left the lights very dI'm in my tank so he wouldn't be stressed out. Today in the morning I noticed he has some discoloration on him. I'm not sure what it is but here are some...
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    60 Gallon Tank Questions For Starting 60 Gallon Tank

    HI all! So I have a new 60 gallon aquarium that I was considering using for freshwater. However, I'm still a college student that lives with my parents and they've always wanted saltwater (they never have because we moved around a lot). I'm completely comfortable in freshwater and have no...
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    Is A Sponge Filter Enough?

    HI everyone I recently got a 60 gallon aquarium and would like to put an oranda goldfish in it. I use live plants and sponge filters for my other tanks (20 gallons) and was wondering if sponge filters are still okay for fancy goldfish? Thank you
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    New Guppy Chasing Gourami

    Hi, I have a 20 high gallon community tank. It has two female guppies and a honey gourami. They all get along great and zero aggression. I got a new female guppy and when added to the tank yesterday, she seemed ok with the two female guppies. However, when she saw my honey gourami she became...
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    What More Can I Add?

    I have a standard 20 gallon tank with the following: 1 honey gourami 2 female guppies 1 baby mystery snail 1 dwarf crayfish. They have all settled in well after a couple of weeks but now I would like to get one last thing but I'm not sure what would be best. This is my first community tank...
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    Friends For Cray..?

    I have a cute small crayfish in a 10 gallon. He is currently 2.5 inches big. I originally had the 10 gallon empty for a small community tank I wanted with: ghost shrimps mystery snails and maybe one guppy or other small fish. Then I got my blue crayfish which was unexpected (boyfriend saw...
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    Suggestions For 50 Gallon Filter?

    Hello fishloreans, I need help with my 2 inch blue crayfish. He's in a 10 gallon by himself with a 20 gallon filter from Fluval. I already switched to the 20 gallon filter from a previous 10 gallon but it still did not help keep his water clearer. His bio load is heavy. I was told by a...
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    New Blue Crayfish! What Food?

    Hello everyone, My boyfriend saw what was labelled as a "blue lobster" at Petco and IMPULSE bought him after the salesperson said they were easy to take care of blah blah blah. So right now the blue crayfish is in my 10 gallon alone with black gravel, Malaysian driftwood and a cave my...
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    Help- Dropsy..

    Hello everyone, My heart is broken today. I purchased a female betta a few weeks ago and thought she was bloated. I first fasted her and then tried feeding her peas. She started doing some things (trouble swimming, stringey poop) that I attributed to constipation. My water levels were fine...
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    Want To Start A Small Planted Tank

    Hey its me again! I decided to start cycling my 2.5 gallon tank. I already have 5 and 10 gallon betta tanks so I understand the basic things in setting up tanks. However, these tanks are lightly planted with gravel/sand substrates and I would like to do a fully planted tank. So, I've tried...
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    Stocking A 2.5 Gallon Tank

    HI everyone I have a 2.5 gallon tank that I would like to stock. I really want to keep ghost shrimps in it because theyre SO cute. I used to have them with my betta Sam for a few months in his 10 gallon until my cycle crashed a bit (changed substrate) and they were sensitive to it. (I now use...
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    Help With Sick Betta (velvet And Fin Rot)

    Hello everyone, I have many questions.. Here is some background: I had a 10 gallon tank with Sam (betta) and divided it so I could keep another betta named Avalon. I made the divider kinda hard to see through and it never affected Sam but Avalon... he was very aggressive and did not do well...
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    Betta Still Pacing Against Glass

    Hello everyone, My betta keeps swimming against the glass, pacing at the front of the tank or at the sides. I'm not sure if he's doing this because he's stressed or if its just normal betta behavior? Just some information: -10 gallon tank with lots of live plants and some driftwood and...
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    Is It Possible To Change From Gravel To Soil?

    HI I have an established 10 gallon tank with 1 betta fish, a mystery snail and a ghost shrimp (my betta is active but doesn't care about the ghost shrimp). Currently my substrate is gravel and I have some plants such as anubias, amazon swords, moss balls and gold ribbons. However, I would...
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    Betta Has Missing Scales...?

    Hi, I got a new betta last Thursday and when I got home I did notice he seemed to have some "missing scales" on his head and searched online about it but found nothing. Now when I went to feed him he seems to have zero scales on top of his mouth! I do not think it looked like this before or...
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    Nitrogen Cycle. Don't Know What My Next Steps Should Be

    Hi! I'm new to keeping fish but I've already come across the nitrogen cycle a lot. I have a 10 gallon tank currently stocked with one male betta. Currently my problem is lowering nitrite levels. My tank already has a short but, complicated history. I'll try to give a timeline of my tank and...
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