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  1. peddidle

    Lost another honey gourami - so sad and frustrating :(

    I lost another honey gourami today and am at a loss as to why and what to do. I started with 4 honeys about 6 months ago. Two of them have/had thrived and two have/had been a bit slow to mature and grow. A few months back, one of them suddenly showed severe swim bladder issues and died within...
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    Where to buy stand online?

    I've been trying to get a new tank since right around the time COVID hit our area. Because of store closures, shipment delays, etc., I'm still dawdling with trying to figure out how big of a tank to get and whether to buy an ensemble or buy the tank and stand separate (Petsmart hasn't had their...
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    10 gallon - What types of algae are these?

    My 10g tank has been running for about 6 months now. I suddenly have new algae showing up. I've always had a moderate battle with brown algae--sometimes worse than others, currently a bit bigger battle than usual--but haven't had problems with any other kinds until now. Last WC was Wednesday. I...
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    Type of fish with best personality?

    The stay-at-home order in my area started just as I was getting ready to plan another tank, so I put everything on hold. I thought I knew what I wanted to do, but with all the time I’ve had to think about it, I’m starting to question things and want to explore more options. We have hard...
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    Honey Gourami Suddenly and Quickly Dying

    Edited: This particular fish has since died. However, the other 3 gouramis are now exhibiting minimal symptoms. I did realize this morning that the filter had been set to high rather than low, so I set it back and they seem to be doing a bit better, but I don't the filter setting is the root of...
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    Are these black scales disease or natural change?

    I have 4 honey gouramis, presumably all male, that have started developing black on the tips of their scales more near the head (the black immediately around the eye has always been there). They're swimming and eating well. Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, pH 8.1, temp 78. Last WC was 2...
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    Any Expert Sudoku Solvers?

    Just started attempting expert level Sudoku puzzles this week. After a few successful solves, I’ve run into one I just can’t get. I put the numbers into a solver to make sure it has only one unique solution, and it does. I’m looking for someone to help me understand how to solve what’s left of...
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    How to rest aponogetons—in water or damp sand? How long?

    My aponogetons have stopped growing and are dying back, so I want to try resting them. I’m reading various information and am wondering what has and hasn’t worked for you. I’ve read to prune the leaves and roots and to put them in a container in a dark, cool place. Some say to use damp sand...
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    20g Long Stocking Question

    Hubby said he's picking up a 20 gallon long for me (dollar/gallon sale going on), and I'm honestly not sure quite what to do with it, lol. Would it work to combine my 20 gallon high and 10 gallon stock into the 20 gallon long, or would this create issues? (I have a 4-tank limit, which is why I'm...
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    What is this—worm or parasite? Harmful or harmless?

    Saw this in my 10 gallon today. I removed it but am not sure if it’s something harmless or harmful to my fish. All current inhabitants appear healthy and have good appetites. I did, however, have an endler die about a week or so ago. He had stingy, white poop, though much thinner and shorter...
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    Are these harlequin or lambchop rasboras or? Are these neon green rasboras larger than normal?

    When I bought these fish, the orange ones were labeled "purple/blue rasbora" and the green ones "neon green rasbora." I bought them from a small chain store; their regular fish person wasn't working, and the guy working wouldn't have known the difference between a goldfish and a minnow. Are the...
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    Funny How to get your heart racing

    How to get your heart racing: Read a post that strongly implies Melafix will crash your cycle while you're on day 3 of dosing Melafix and then glance at the test results for the cycled tank (being dosed Melafix) in front of the results for the partly cycled tank as you quickly walk past to shut...
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    Endler and Cory Sick, One Cory Dead

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 10 gallons How long has the tank been running? 2 to 3 months Does it have a filter? Yes, a modified (ceramic rings, filter floss, intake sponge) Aqueon Quietflow 10. Does it have a heater? Yes, a preset Aqueon 100w. What is the water temperature...
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    Are Melafix and Herbtana safe for Honey Gouramis? Other options?

    I'm trying to figure out the best/safest way to treat my 20 gallon that I think has ich just starting in it (new fish introduced two days ago; couldn't get QT to cycle, so fish were not quarantined). The fish that I think has ich is a new rasbora--one spot on its tail that I'm quite sure, but...
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    Question about water changes with Herbtana and Melafix

    Post title and content has been edited (since there seems to be no way to delete our posts or move them to a different forum). I have one rasbora that has what I'm quite sure is a spot of ich. I have shrimp and honey gouramis in the tank as well. I was recommended Microbe-Lift Herbtana and...
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    Looking for filter suggestions for 75g

    I'm entertaining a somewhat joking comment my husband threw out there--that I could get a 75 gallon (18x48x21) if I kept all my fish in one tank. He said it as a joking remark to my, "Don't forget to pick me up a 75 gallon from PetSmart on your way home," comment as he walked out the door to...
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    10 gallon and 20 gallon tanks - is the stocking okay or needs changing?

    I have two planted tanks and am not sure I've stocked them properly. My current thought was that the 10 gallon is pretty much stocked except to add 1 or 2 nerite snails and that the 20 gallon has room, which I'm hoping to fill tomorrow when I visit some fish stores. However, my concern is that...
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    How to transport bagged fish by car?

    We’re going to a bigger city for the day soon, and I’m hoping to find some fish to finish stocking my 20g. The city is 2 hours away and we have an appointment to go to before coming home. Depending on what I find and when (we’re going to go to several places), the fish might end up being in the...
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    What to do with amano larvae?

    I've had amano shrimp for, I think, about a month now. I believe I have two males and one female. At first I thought, "Cool, maybe they'll breed." Then I found out the larvae won't survive in freshwater, so then I thought, "Well that's lame," haha. Anyway, sure enough, they bred. My female is...
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    What are these white things bouncing around in my tank? Are they from adding Stability?

    History of tank: 7.5g tank going through fishless cycle. It has been cycling for over 2 weeks. As of yesterday, ammonia still at 2, nitrite still at 0, nitrate still less than 5. Tank and filter new. Heater is from my 10 gallon guppy tank. Media added upon setup included small portions of...
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