I haven't bought fish in over a year. Mine just simply breed and keep populating.
Now plants on the other hand... I can't seem to stop collecting species. I only order online since the selection locally is so limited (and not great quality).
I never quarantine my plants. I buy them from trustworthy sources (hobbyists who I know keep pristine conditions) or in Tissue cultures to ensure no disease. If I do notice there is algae on it (my biggest concern), I do a quick 5 minute dip in a bucket with a few mLs of API AlgaeFix.
Looks like ludwigia arcuata based on the curvature of the narrow leaves.
This is extremely difficult to do. These stems don't naturally adhere to driftwood and this is more of a temporary scape feature rather than a permanent one. After trimming it so much, the stems will eventually become...
I'd ditch the API CO2 booster and API leafzone.
Go for ThriveC by NilocG, it's much better and contains all necessary nutrients. It also lasts a long time.
Activated carbon will absorb your fertilizers. I'd remove it.
Your val needs to be planted in substrate. It likes sand or very fine...
Thank you, I'm located in SoCal so it's warm most of the year, but sometimes it gets fairly cold. I have guppy endler hybrids in there for mosquito control, and some bladder/ramshorn snails. There are not a ton of snails, just a few here and there but I think they're very important for a...
It's likely an anacharis flower that was going to bloom, but it likely will not do that now because the flower has been submerged. When anacharis grows floating near the surface, it'll send up flowers that float on the surface of the water
It's likely a non aquatic plant in there that is growing. The likelihood increases a lot if the person left their substrate outside for a few days or weeks. They'll most like die, but it's worth just letting them grow out to see if they survive.
The only time I've had plants seemingly come...
UPDATE: Vishaquatics is now fully licensed and has certified clean nursery stock
I will be resuming orders and sales starting now. Thank you all for your patience with my huge delay in sales.
PM incoming :)