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  1. Cryptex

    Ram cichlid illness diagnosis and medication help

    small bumps on rams head I have him in basic general white spot cure or whatever from a local brand medicine (the kind that turns in blue) (none of the brands in india list what they are made of and this says its general cure for parasites, fungal and bacterial stuff) he has been at 32 c in...
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    Quarantine tank on a budget?

    If you are adding fish for the first time quarantine isnt necessary. If u really want to go budget just get a big plastic tub and a sponge filter and then just use your air pump and that should be more than enough for a quarantine tank.
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    5 Gallon Tank What should be my water change schedule

    I have a 5 gal tank for my single betta fish and I cant get test strips and kits out where I live because of import duty and things and I havent found anyone carrying the local brand ones. People are telling me to do a 50 percent every week and this boggles me. One single fish in this much water...
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    20 Gallon Tank Would this water filter work

    Yes I was asking if this filter would be enough to condition my water for my tank. I was half asleep when I made this post so my post wasnt very clear. sorry about that and thanks for the reply! :)
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    20 Gallon Tank Would this water filter work

    So I have a water filter with basic filter things, carbon filter, ultra filtration (for like very fine impurities) and uv. Carbon will remove chlorine and chloramine to my knowledge and no its not reverse osmosis so can i use this for my tank. Its municipal water and is heavy metals really a...
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    20 Gallon Tank Advice for electric blue ram cichlids

    I have only guppies and swordtails not mollies. I just got two electric blue and also I have two rainbow boesemani which hopefully a frnd can take in sometime as I bought them like an idiot without realise they school. The fish shop has them in twos so idk I'll try to give them away or I guess...
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    20 Gallon Tank Advice for electric blue ram cichlids

    I have a 20 gal and I only want a single male and idk if they like that or not. Would males be okay with being alone? I don't want any aggression.
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    20 Gallon Tank Advice for electric blue ram cichlids

    Hello! I have a planted tank with sand and fertile soil substrate, two rocks and some artificial small hide thing. I got cherry shrimp and Ramshorn and apple snails. Will a single male.electric blue ram do well with guppies and swordtails? I'm worried about getting a pair and them breeding. More...
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    20 Gallon Tank Is my tank stocking unacceptable or is it fine?

    Okay I guess I'll try to return them I guess. It's a 20 gallon btw but ya I'll see if they'll take it back
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    20 Gallon Tank Is my tank stocking unacceptable or is it fine?

    The fry just get eaten and I when I see them I put them in a bucket and sell them of to an lfs
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    20 Gallon Tank Is my tank stocking unacceptable or is it fine?

    unfortunately the last option for me rn would be to just give it away to someone. I cannot buy another tank or anything. Would it really be that crazy bad tho? :/
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    20 Gallon Tank Is my tank stocking unacceptable or is it fine?

    11 guppies (3 male), 1 male swordtail and three female swordtail, two apple snails. The shopkeeper I trusted sold me boesemani rainbow fish and once again I got screamed at with condescending and hurtful words by internet people for doing this. I currently have two and I'm planning on getting...
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    Only top fin for literally all fish seem to be tearing at the base. The male has it barely connected. I fed them like barely a pinch twice and also cleaned it up immediately once after they didn't eat. Today they fortunately ate something. Maybe they didn't eat yesterday cause of stress. I've...
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    I don't know exactly what it's called but it's the little round brown mud thing where plants grow. 25 degrees Celsius is too high? Then what would be the usual BCS even for this my heater literally never turns on. I've made sure it works but it literally doesn't turn on BCS temperatures here...
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    I have turned on the air stone and put it in a corner now. My heater is set to 25 degrees and I've never even seen it turn on at that temp. I've checked that it works but I live in a pretty hot place so water temperature rlly isn't a concern here and is usually I would guess around 25 or 26...
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    I thought of just using the ones which come with the syrup bottles! But ya syringe would work too I guess Ya the guy was just mentioning he hated kids every give seconds and now going thro it it's pretty funny lol
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    Thanks! Ill go read up on this! If I have any questions ill make sure to ask
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    Yes I'll definitely do that. Even if they ask a little money for gravel or filters I don't really mind spending a little money. I really hope I can save these little guy and girls
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    20 Gallon Tank Lot of questions! Beginner here. Also kind of an emergency so help asap! Thanks

    I have a 20 gallon tank 60x30x38 cm. I have three female and one male guppy. I asked the guy in my LFS and he picked these out and gave it to me. One of the fish have spots in the back and it a has a pretty sharp looking fin on the top. You can see that in one of the pictures, the fish with a...
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