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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
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>Pictures are always helpful

Links:

Tank Cycling:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
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Articles and Care Guides:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/
>https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/
>http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Melano.htm
>http://www.scotcat.com/
>https://www.loaches.com/species-index
>http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/wiki/

Aquatic Plant Database:
>https://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants
>https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/all.php

Plants and Animals for sale:
>http://www.aquabid.com/
>http://www.liveaquaria.com/
>https://aquaticarts.com/
>https://www.wetspottropicalfish.com/
>https://www.aquariumplants.com/

Can't find what you're looking for? Check on ebay or aquabid.

Old thread: >>2873757
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>>2881946
tilapia are food not friends
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>>2882012
When I bought my 55g, I actually wanted to only have a betta in there. I was told bettas actually hate large spaces, something about insecurity. Then I was told that was a myth. This hobby is so confusing.
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>>2881946

Dont forget to join our friendly Discord community :^)

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>>2882016
That's a lie said so people buy overpriced cubic 5 gallons with built in filters. Same with the aggression shit. No shit a betta will kill a neon tetra in a 2.5 gal but keep a betta with rasboras and small gouramis in a 30 gal and they'd be fine.
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Who here /aqherp/?
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>>2881946
>need more shrimp
>need less bladder snails
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>>2882239
>what are assassin snails
>what are pea puffer fish
>what are kuhli loaches
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This thing.

I slept in the day it came in the mail and sort of panicked thinking it was dead, which it very much seemed to be when I opened the box. The only possible sign of life when adding it to the aquarium was that it seemed to have flipped itself from landing upside down as it sunk to the bottom after acclimation and I was ready to prepare a refund request if I didn't see activity within a few hours. It didn't move, hide, change colors, or bury itself. The only thing that let me know it wasn't dead for the first couple days was the fact that it would magically be in a completely different part of the tank every once and a while when I looked over to check.

It initially did not have burrowing behavior for the first few weeks. Until then, it would be content to perch in my coontail-like plants, or more amusingly, rest vertically on this fake red plant akin to its sword-like leaves. If disturbed by the other bottom-dwelling tankmates (before it got used to them) the response would be to "hover" using its gills as a propulsion system and fan-tail as a sort of rudder (in seeming imitation to a dead leaf) and relocate a humble distance away.

Currently, it seems fairly comfortable and established, although most of the day is spent buried in the sand. Sometimes its face will be peeking out. It is nocturnal in the extreme and will refuse to become active until every single light in the room is turned off, including my laptop. As consequence, I'm finding myself in bed hours earlier than normal in order to accommodate the banjo catfish, which means I'm finally curbing my long-time bad habit of staying up until 5 am.

10/10 fish. Hardy as hell, doesn't do anything, never had a fish impact my life so drastically.
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>>2882016
It's some bullshit to say they don't like open space but they can have too tall a tank as they breath air.
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>>2882236
I plan on getting some african dwarf frogs here pretty soon. I have a 5.2 gallon that's I'm pretty sure cycled now as it's been breeding snails for my puffer for a few weeks. I'm not sure if I want 2 or 3.
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>>2882242
Peapuffers are so fucking cute. Also love it when I see them kill a ramshorn 3x its size.
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>>2882016
They like lots of plants and places to hide because they come from very vegetative waters, but that doesn't mean they don't like a lot of space.

You can get away with keeping them in smaller tanks, but you haveto be on top of the water quality and giving them things to do. They are hunters, they'll get bored and depressed if they don't have something interesting to look at or interact with.
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>>2882236
Setting up this 5.5 for frogs. Would they do better with plants that form floating leaves or whos leaves reach the surface of the water?
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>>2882439
They like both. Mine like to rest with their body out of their water for some reason
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>>2882579
I ordered some Cardamine Lyrata on eBay when I got the tank like a week ago, that shit should be just what I need. But could I benefit from a couple of Banana Plants? They're ridiculously cheap and it has lily pad-like leaves.
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>>2881946
Could anyone possibly identify this plant species? I've checked all of guides on local river plants and found nothing. Most people try to tell me it's Ludwigia Palustris, but it looks too different.
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>>2882624
Too bad they are illegal to have where I live.
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>>2882582
SLAMMED
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>>2882587
The more plants the better. It's really fun to watch them bite a plant by accident and try and pull it out with their hands.
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Does anyone know what is growing on the tips of my windelov ferns?
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>>2882900
Looks like it's growing new plants. Once they get big enough (half inch or so) rip them off and put them in a small open container without any water flow and a few flakes of food or a couple pond snails so they grow big enough to be planted
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>>2882900
That plant is pregnant.
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>>2882900
Just like >>2882907 said. I have them growing on my fern's leaves too.
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>>2883064
Sexually transmitted diseases are just natures attempt at doing a water change
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>>2882941
>>2882937
>>2882907
Thanks. I've seen the big versions (with leaves and all) on my 20gal's java fern, but I hadn't seen them at this small before so didn't know that's what they were. Just put my CO2 setup into that tank too so should see them explode.
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>when you know what you want in life, and achieve it.
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>>2882247
Banjo cat are super underrated. There's a species that only gets 0.6 inches and looks like a little bumble bee. There's also these giant foot long monsters which venture into brackish water and incubate their eggs on their bellies. It's on my things to do before i die list to somehow collect a few dozen of pic related and breed them.
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>Not having your aquarium in the kitchen so you can feed your fish the scraps while cooking

It's like you guys don't even care about your fish.
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>>2883223
>implying I don't
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>>2883259
Nice
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Will a flourescent bulb in a floor lamp be enough to grow aquarium plants?

It says not use more than like a 60 watt bulb.
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>>2883560
Depends on the plant. Plants for carpeting usually require a lot more light.
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>>2882628
Very pretty plant. Where was it collected from?
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>>2882439
I would probably swap out the sponge filter for a less loud one. Amphibians in particular are sensitive to vibrations and don't like too much surface movement.
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>>2881946
Does anyone know if the Chinese remote controlled LED's controllers work with the equivalent Fluval lights?
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>>2881946
Ive seen em both together today. They seem to be doing fine. I think they hid because my lighting was a bikelight attached to the electricity outlet. And pretty bright.
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Look at how absolutely fucked my tetra is. What a survivor.
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>>2883675
Newaukum River in Lewis County Washington. The leaves all died back and new leaves are growing.
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>>2883859
What did that?
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>>2883874
I'm guessing it's fins got nipped off by the other tetras and it's got a columnaris infection on it's face that somehow didn't spread. How does it even eat?
Sorry my pics and videos are so shitty. Idk how long to make my webms before they're too big.
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>>2883666
Just the basic 'beginner' plants.
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>>2883880
You can use Movavi. Ver 15 is a decent torrent if you don't want to pay for it. You can use the crop tool to make the video smaller, then in the converter you can just straight tell it what file size you want the export to become.
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>>2882411
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>>2883940
I just used an online converter. That's probably really bad or something.
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What is the minimum amount for a group of upside down cats? I read 3 but that seems small.
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>>2883259
What is the plant on the left??
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>>2883958
That one's a silk plant. One on the right is a windelov java fern, with bits of marimo ball everywhere and a fuck ton of duckweed.

It doesn't look bad for a fake plant though does it?
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>>2883259
I had the exact plastic tree trunk, does your betta like to sleep inside it as well?
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>>2884008
Sometimes
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>>2883991
Eh it didnt look real so I thought Id ask.
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Apparently freshwater dragonets exist. Why isn't anybody collecting and selling these?
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hey lads whats wrong with my gf's fish

>2 black tetras
>2 yellow ones
>2 gilli fish
>2 koricats
>The 2 yellow ones have been hunkering underneath this moss we planted a while ago
>never come out to eat
>rest of the fish are acting normally

so theres 2 fish constantly hiding with the rest acting normally. The tank is fairly large, with three plants, and three pieces of decoration so its not like a size or decoration thing. The water appears clean.
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>>2884433
What are the yellow fish? Barbs or platies or something? If your tank is large just get like 2 more cause they're likely just intimidated by not having conspecifics
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>>2884448
They’re yellow-ish tetras
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Does this look like an alright tank setup? I have no experience with rainbowfish
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>>2884451
Sound like they are barbs. Make shure you know what you keep and how many you need of them. 2 of each kind is not enough to make em behave naturally. Get rid of the yellows. And buy some more corys and 'black' tetras.
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Some type of clover growing in a bucket of rain water. I wonder if anyone has tried to grow this plant in an aquarium.
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my two year old betta just started acting odd a week ago. he's barely eating and is sleeping constantly. the only thing appearance wise i've noticed is that the bottom of his mouth area seems to have lost a little color but it isn't white or dramatically different looking, it's sort of grayish. anyone have an ideas or is he just getting old? he's in a well maintained 20 gallon tank with ten neons
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>>2884555
He could be getting old. I would watch him closely over the next few days to see if anything else pops up.
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the hell is happening to my boy losing his colour from his body and fins?
Is this fin rot or some other disease?

>5 gal tank on his own
>heated to 78 and filtered
>regular water changes and nitrates are fine.

He's still perky and just as active as usual
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Lately my tap water has been alternating between coming out at 6.0 and 8.4 ph, I guess because of heavy rains

what's the easiest simplest way to simply set a bucket of 5 gallons of water to ph 7 for a planted tank?
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>>2884406
It starts with (you), organize an expedition to south america and start rearing these guys
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Currently setting up one for the first time. Because of greases, spirits and primer compound im fanaticaly washing my hands in fear of contamination. Also thinking of changing my job but off topic. The tank is a Juwel 70l 61x31x44cm. Id plan on 12 cardinal tetras as the swarm. I honestly wouldnt want shrimps, slugs why not. Dont know which other fish i need besides ground cleaner leopards. Cant have too many as we have a volume law per fish respective size.
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>>2884616
Depending on if you were raising or lowering the pH, you would use an acid or a base. Sodium bicarbonate or carbonate as a base and some type of weak acid like vinegar would work.
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>>2882242
Bladder snails are the fucking bane of my existance. My 20 gallon long is just lost to them, I've tried everything.

I got four assassins for my 20 gallon long, they don't do fucking shit

Aren't pea puffers super aggressive? I don't want to hurt my other fish

I have 8 Kuhlis, they don't do shit with snails.
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>>2884661
>volume law per fish
Are you talking about the inch per gallon guideline or does your area have an actual law on fish?

Cory cats are great, kuhli loaches are nice too, but unless you have a large group you'll never see them.

I'd highly recommend changing up on your shrimp policy. Amanos are super based. Bamboo shrimp are cool too if you want something big.
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Does styrofoam man still lurk these generals? I really liked his tank, wondering if he ever updated us.
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>>2884803
Pea puffers are super hit or miss. Some don't bother other, and some will nip relentlessly. Really not worth it to get rid of snails in a community tank. You could set up a 10gal for some peas and collect bladder snails from your 20 though. Would be endless free food.
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>>2884803
I'm sure the bladder snails ate a hole in my Anubias while not being effective at all at cleaning the algae off of it. That pains me but they have not exploded like I thought they would. a month or more ago there was 1, now I count only 4
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>>2884869
Mine have ruined half the plants I tried planting. At least the ones who established haven't been ruined by them. Just occasional holes in leaves.
When I found out it was them I started systematically grabbing them and tossing them in the puffer tank. I have MTS and rams horns in the same tank so I suspect that's why I haven't had an explosion of any one snail.
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>>2884805
Switzerland has it tied by law.
Aquariums Ponds

Size classes and Liter of volume per cm of fish length

Aquariums Liter per cm Ponds Liter per cm
1 up to 5cm 0.5 up to 10 2

2 up to 10cm 0.75 up to 20 2.5

3 up to 15cm 1 up to 30 5

4 up to 20cm 1.25 up to 40 7

and so on. https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/20080796/index.html#app21ahref2
also as well as volume the dimensions have to be acceptable too.
length min. 3x body length of largest fish
width min. 2x body length of largest fish
depth min 1x. body length of largest fish

Plus it has to have "rounded" corners but well as one can argue that the isolation is already a rounding from two flat planes of glass it can be ignored. It has to have an "escape proof cover". it may not be visible from all sides.
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>>2885049
Check the timestamps nigger and migrate your shit thread here.
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>>2885029
That's so shitty and invasive. So what does some over paid fuckboi come into your home to make sure you're taking care of your fish?

It's fucking Switzerland too. Like 90% of the fish trade would die by September if it got somehow released into the wild. And "escape proof lids" have nothing to do with how those invasive species even start.

It's like preventing car deaths by requiring glove boxes have a lock.
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>>2885056
No. Its more or less a thingy against animal cruelty. The veterinarians that would be called if anyone would suspect inhumane treatment would most likely not care about how many there are but how well they are kept.
The escape proof lid is against fish "jumping" out of the tank and dying.
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first time setting up a sand bottom, how did I do
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>>2881946
If I get 10 shrimps and 20 neon tetra in a 50 galon tank will the neons harass and injure/kill the shrimps?
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I got back from work and my two clown killifish died out of nowhere, they were doing just fine earlier and I checked the water and it was fine too. All my other fish are okay but I’m sad that they dropped like flies I only had them for 2 weeks.
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>>2884529
Oxalis
>>2885145
Too small for that plecostomas 0/10
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>>2885290
for what purpose
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>>2885327
I had a pond snail tank because I didn't want to kill them. Sometimes I would feed them to my yoyo loaches. Eventually, I moved the tank outside while rearranging during the summer. It went pretty much dry and I just left it out on a back porch. I noticed today that there are still some snails alive in it. I might clean it out and bring the snails in for the winter. I was feeding them just whatever scrap trimmings and veggies I had. You can see how many were in there based on the amount of empty shells littering the bottom.
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>>2885029
I knew Switzerland had that retarded law about guinea pigs, but I'd never knew they'd make a law that is just plain retarded.
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How well can fish take temperatures a few degrees (F) lower than their suggested range? It's getting chilly here and the aquarium temperature has dropped but I won't be able to get a heater until tomorrow.
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>>2885161
Tetras are small enough that they are some of the calmest fish you could have. Even in large numbers they won't cause problems and do well in any community tank. In a 50 gallon you could probably go 40-50 neons desu.
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>>2885391
Oh nice, didn't even notice the shells, i just thought it was pea gravel. That reminds me, I wanted to set up a small tank for breeding scuds cause they just look cool and supposedly clean better than shrimp.
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>>2885478
For tropical fish I wouldn't go under 65 degrees farenheight. For sub tropical (hillstream loaches, some barbs, some cichlids) I wouldn't go under 55, and for coldwater (dojo loaches, goldfish, northern fish) as long as the water isnt frozen its fine
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>>2885497
Definitely warm-water fish for the most part, thermometer is reading at 69F. What's the maximum for dojo loaches?
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>>2885501
Dojos are fine with very low water temperatures (or else they wouldnt be invasive in new york) but they can't handle temps over 75 degrees for a prolonged period of time, it drops their life span from 20 years to only 5 or so if kept at a temp like 80 for their whole life
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My Cardamine Lyrata arrived in very poor condition. It was delayed in the mail by two days, most of the leaves are melting off. Will it come back? Pic related but not mine.
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>>2885612
get an African butterfly fish
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>>2885890
Why..? They are kind of an interesting fish and I surely have room for them, but all of my tanks have tons of floating plants, so I'm not sure they would enjoy my tanks.
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>>2885612
f
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>>2881946
Didnt see that there's two threads going, so i'll post here also.

Hi, I have a 5.5l bowl from 10 years ago when I kept a goldfish. Unfortunately it died on me when I went away for a week and my sister forgot she was supposed to feed it.
Anyway, recently Ive been wanting to set it up again, so I want to know what kind of fish, besides goldfish, can I keep in a bowl this size? Sorry if you get this question a lot, but searching on google gives many contradicting answers.
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>>2885982
5.5l is able to humanely hold snails, and maybe some red cherry shrimp if you add a filter and heater.
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>>2885982
To add if you want fish. Petsmart has this top fin 5.5gal on sale for $20. With that you can get a betta, or some neon tetras, or a fair amount of shrimps, or african dwarf frogs.

If you go to 10gal you have a lot more options.
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>>2886204
5.5 seems way to small. i feel bad for putting stuff in 70gal and watching them understand how small it is. I wouldn't be able to enjoy the fish that way. not same guy btw
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>>2886204
Thanks for the answer. I dont have petsmart in my country, but ill look for something bigger then.

Some websites claim tetras, guppys and bettas can be kept in bowls while some say putting any fish in a bowl is practically fish torture. If the latter is consensus here also, then i'll definitely dismiss the bowl idea.
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>>2885612
f
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>>2885897
They actually prefer floating plants, they hide and hunt prey under them. It's really fun to throw live crickets in and seeing them stalk and eat them
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>>2886232
That sounds pretty cool, I already have to buy crickets for my frogs. I'm going to have to look into them a bit more because one of the LFS here usually has them for sale.
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GUYS
what happened to aqadvisor.com???
I can't run an aquarium without that website HELP
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How to aquascape with plants? I have a shitton of plants and they look like a 3 year old arranged them. I'm not gonna spend some sort of ridiculous amount on rocks so pls no rock
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>>2886279
post pics of your 3 year olds aquarium
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>>2886279
Low plants in front, tall plants in back. Use something like Amazon Sword for a centerpiece plant in the back or in the corners. It all really depends on what plants you have and what plants you like.
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>>2886260
Yes you could, use common sense. You don't need a website to tell you not to put an oscar in a 20 gallon.
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Why does nobody pay attention to Japanese, Korean, and Chinese freshwater fish? They have shit like loaches, gobies, sculpins, freshwater crabs, icefish, and grenadier anchovies that nobody pays any attention to. If I ever win the lottery I'll import a ton of loaches and shit and breed them.
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>>2886462
Not found in most stores
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>>2886462
The asian misgurnus anguillicaudatus is very popular as an aquarium and pond fish.
Very hardy, active and cool looking, often kept with goldfish.
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>>2886213
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>>2886260
It's still there. Just like it was last time you asked.
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>>2886469
I know but there's other loaches that have more interesting patterns and don't get as big so would be better tank fish.
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So I just got some ghost shrimp for one of my small tanks, but the store had ich-contaminated water and warned me about it before selling. I said that it was fine, since I didn't intend on putting any fish in this tank for right now. What I didn't ask there but will ask you all is this: how long would I have to wait out the ich contamination in this tank before putting fish back in, assuming that I don't try to treat the water (copper in meds will kill shrimp) and do obvious regular water changes? I'm not sure if ich is something that can be "waited out" even but I'd figure I'd ask. I do want to introduce some fish eventually.
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what is wrong with african cichlids.
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What in the fuck did I just pull out of my tank?
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>>2886782
Dragonfly/damselfly
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>>2884570
Fin rot.
Add tea tree oil. Just a drop
Possibly a teaspoon of drugstore hydrogen peroxide, and a bit of salt to your tank until it improves.
It will help a bit.
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>>2886794
Thanks! Got him in his own jar now (away from my fry). Hope to see him see adulthood.
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>>2886848
Not likely. They are basically super predators in ponds and constantly hunt live food. For something like 2-9 months pending species. Then they are dragon flies.
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>>2886704
They are from Africa for starters. Nothing good comes out of Africa.
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>>2886782
>>2886848
Fucking kill it
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>>2886704
>kill plants
>kill other fish
>shit as much as goldfish
>bite their owner
They're water shitbulls
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>>2887089
>>bite their owner
OH NO
NOT A FISH BITE
OH GOD
YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GO GET STITCHES IF YOU GET BIT BY A CICHLID
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>>2887157
>ignoring literally everything else
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>>2886284
Loaches keep uprooting everything reeeeee
>>2886361
I'll probably put all the hornwort in the back, and move my sword to the front. Any tips on getting rid of glue, by the way? That's why the tank looks so yellow
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>>2887159
wtf
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>>2887160
I warned you
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>>2887168
why is your water literally the colour of my toilet after i shit
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>>2887159
>Loaches keep uprooting everything reeeeee
This is why I don't keep loaches
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>>2887203
Because of yellow glue on the back. the water is clear
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Rate my loach
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>>2887088
Noo it's cute.
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>>2887089
Based dwarf cichlids.
>sassy
>small
>community friendly
>doesn't destroy your shit
>better looking
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>>2887220
Long/boi
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>>2881946
My gold fish are rather big. Would they harass any shrimp if I decided to add some Blue Velvets?
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Here is my 29 gallon.
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>>2887256
They would eat them.
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sup /aq/
i have a 10 gallon with some fishies in it, and i'm headed home tomorrow for a month due to winter break between semesters. it's about a 40 minute drive, what should i do? i was thinking of emptying half of the tank's water, and then not sure if i should remove the fish into cups/bags or if i should leave them in it or not. i don't want to empty it entirely because the water is already cycled, not sure if that matters.
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>>2886220
Don't keep fish in a bowl, you're not a game at the county fair. Just get a tank or a clear jar of a sort.
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Dangernoodle
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>>2887305
You could empty it 3/4ths of the way and keep you fish in baggies and up front with you. dont leave them in the tank
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>>2887305
Go to pet store. Ask if you bring in some fish if they will bag them for you for transport. If not ask them for some bags and rubber bands. Bag them 1/3 water 2/3 air.
Drain the tank to the gravel before moving, try to preserve at least half the water. Tanks only handle weight well when on a flat surface, not being handles and in a car. 5gallon square buckets with screw caps should be like 10$.
When you get it set up again. Put a plate in the tank and pour the water on to the plate. Disturb the gravel as little as possible. It's full of waste and can cause a toxic bloom if disturbed. Add more water to fill. G'congrats on the water change. Float fish to temp (more worried about tank running for a bit then the temp). add fish. Enjoy.
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>>2887298
What would do well in here? There is lots of space so I wouldn't think they would get territorial.
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>>2887305
What others mentioned to transport the fish. Move the tank water by filling up gallon milk jugs with the tank water for transport. Alternatively you can just go to walmart and buy full or empty 1 gallon water jugs and dump out that water.
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>>2887328
wow awesome snake eel! has it adapted to captive conditions for you? I bet it would appreciate a more open aquascape in case it isn't adjusting. thanks for posting!
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>>2887331
>>2887335
>>2887373
So I'm thinking currently of having the tank 50% water, 50% air, and leaving it in the back of my car (which is a flat surface). If I were to bag the fish, how many could I have realistically in a single bag? I'm considering just leaving them in the tank until I get to my destination, and then transferring them to cups until the tank is ready. It's only about an hour and a half in total if you include preparation and setting it back up again, it couldn't be that bad could it?
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>>2887370
>>2887256
>>2887159
The absolute state of /aq/
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>>2887213
>>2887159
You can try gluegone and a razor scraper. Just make sure to apply the gluegone to a rag and wipe the outside down before scraping it off and make sure none of it gets in your tank.
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How do I get rid of ich?
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>>2886782
feed it some ghost shrimps
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just got 7 of these cool cats.
I also have a fer mollies and some bloodfin tetras. What else should I toss in my 40? Thinking of a gourami and a nerite and calling it stocked.
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>>2887460
Heat and salt works best
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/freshwater-ich-yuck/
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>>2887264
f-f-fake PRANTS?!?!?
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I'm planning to set up a planted tank soon. It's gonna be a small tank, about 15 or 20 gallons. Should I go for regular glass or low iron glass ?
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>>2887477
why did you buy dead fish?
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>>2887305
>>2887331
>>2887335
>>2887373
Why not just get an auto feeder and come back every week or two? It's 40 minutes bro.. i have to drive farther just to go to class...
You're grossly overcomplicating things by moving your fish.
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>>2887518
>>2887305
Shit I just did some dogl/house sitting that was 45 minutes away, and I still came home every day to feed my fishies.
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>>2887305
>>2887518
Lastly. Even if you flubbed and it's 40 miles it's still not that far. There's people who commute 100 miles a day.
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What can I do to help this betta?
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>>2887528
Is that an odd camera angle or mad pop eye?
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>>2887530
Both, she is kind of up against the glass in a corner so I had to do that angle to get the eye. Her right eye is fucked.
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>>2887518
>>2887521
>>2887524
I'm going to be 1,000 miles away for the second half of winter break, after Christmas. That's why I'm not relying on an autofeeder. And I don't have anyone to come and feed the fish either, because it's a dorm and everyone's leaving.
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>>2887384
Same poster that gave direction to drain completely.
Long story short. This is my job. I consult, design and construct tanks for a living as well as have a product line in the industry.
As a unverifiable professional I'm telling you, flat isn't what you think. 5 gallons (50%) is still 40 lbs plus substrate etc. And in a moving vehicle is no static weight. Other option is homedepot a 5g bucket with lid. Poke two quarter inch holes in the top fill to 3/4 with tank water. Add fish and run an air stone though one hole. Black out air pumps run off battery or it's also possible to run of a converter to the cig lighter. Acrylic tanks are held together by a chemical weld that is suseptable to shearing forces. And glass tanks aren't glued, it's literally a little vaccuum and some physics and you really don't want to risk compromising the integrity now and having a seamline failure later.
Good luck, and you do you.
And ideally. 1 fish per bag of you aren't packing with oxygen. Bigger fish bigger bag.
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>>2887381
Yeah, he's chill in the soft reef tank. One of two alive in captivity to my knowledge. Took some real fanagaling to get him to eat. But it's been two years and appears conditioned well for tank life. Recognizes my face and comes out when called. Begs for food etc.
Here he is begging with the seaponies.
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>>2887730
I was going to carry the aquarium on a board to transfer it to the car, so it would be resting on something in the process of moving it, and then I was going to secure it somehow in the car. If the main concern is the integrity of the tank I think I should be fine, I was more worried about the fish in a smaller amount of water
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>>2887381
PS he lives under the sand so open area isn't really an issue. A real lurker.
Here he is back in May '16 dug in.
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>>2887734
It's not accepting my reply here. But basically, boards bend, don't be a dummy. Do it right the first time.
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>>2887740
Beyond concern over bending boards, etc, sloshing is a huge problem. All water should be removed just for that reason, never mind weight reduction.
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I don't own an aqarium, I never have, but just hypothetically, let's say I wanted to start one. Electricity is very expensive here and I wouldn't want to spend hundreds of bucks a year in heating alone for a medium sized aquarium. What are some decorative beginner fish that are comfortable in room temperature or only very minorly heated water (20-22°C, 68-72F)?
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Let's discuss foods. What do you guys use?

For my community of rainbows/tetras/corys, I alternate between frozen spirulina brine and Sera tablets. Sera is their staple, and it breaks apart over a long period of time so I know everyone is getting some food. Spirulina brine because they tend to get constipated, aka long poops.

For my shrimp tanks I feed Shrimp King Bio Tase cause I prefer powdered foods. No squabbling over pellets, and easier for the shrimplets to eat.
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>>2887870
Plattys and mollys are pretty hardy in colder water. Goldfish too but you need a big tank even for one. If youre poor, there are alot of small crustaceans you can get from nearby ponds. At least its something to watch.
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>>2887870
Weather loach, hillstream loach, sunfish, darters, madtoms, texas cichlids, gars, white cloud minnows, asian freshwater gobies, dace (rainbow dace are beautiful), panchax, topminnows, some killifish, cherry shrimp

not all of these are compatible though and will need different tank sizes
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>>2887477
Get 3 to 4 yoyo loaches, they're some of the funnest and most personable fish in the hobby
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>>2887917
Fish need to be compatible? They don't just ... get along?
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What light would you guys recommend for a 10 gallon tank?
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>>2887921
It's not that they'll beat eachother up because they don;t like the other fish (some exceptions like bettas tho) its just that a cichlid wont hesitate to eat up the school of neon tetras you bought an hour ago
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>>2887924
Sounds like a vastly differently sized fish problem more than anything else though. I thought this was an issue of what fish occupy what part of the tank.

Also how does this whole how much water is needed for your fish thing work? I mean, fish have recommended tank sizes, but then again fish also have recommended group sizes, so if I understand this correctly you can easily end up needing the entire tank volume just for one group of one kind of fish. Or does it not add up that way?
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>>2887927
It does not add up that way. A fish needs a certain width depth height for swimming purposes which is independent of surface area needed for oxygen exchange at the top.

For instance if you are shooting for 10 times a fish's length then a two inch fish would be best suited in a 20 inch tank, which would be a 10 gallon tank usually.

Or a five inch tall discus would want maybe four times height at about 20", which covers things like 55 gallon or 90 gallon.

Surface area is based on fish volume so that a single two inch Cardinal tetra might only need something like 40 sq in, so that same 10 tank at 20" x 10" width x depth could support five while the length is suitable for the species as a whole.

Note these are super hypothetical numbers. Pretty sure a Cardinal tetra requires less surface area.
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>>2887938
And these are all minimums, right? It's not harmful for fish to be housed in larger tanks so I can fit multiple species, is it?
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Are sparkling gourami gonna bust up my ghost friends :(
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>>2887942
Probably if they dont have a good amount of hiding places. A guy on youtube did a walstad tank with a bunch of shrimp and sparkling gouramis, you can see how they interact https://youtu.be/xut0YAvE8eQ
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>>2887893
I feed every two days. 2x frozen brine shrimp cubes, followed by Ken's tropical flake and Tetra crisps, then sometimes I give them frozen bloodworms. That is my community tank. My other species tanks only get the flakes, cichlids get Ken's cichlid flakes and the snails get Ken's sinking calcium veggie sticks or a handful of organic baby spinach/salad greens.
If you guys haven't checked out Ken's Fish, do it. Great prices on food and nearly everything else. Have to pay for shipping, but some of his items are on Amazon, but I recommend going directly to his website.
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>>2887940
Yes, don't believe all the bullshit about fish getting scared in large tanks. A small school of 8 neon tetra in a 120 gallon will be happier than 40 neons in a 20 gallon
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>>2887984
>Fish get scared in large tanks
>Rivers and streams where they're found naturally are larger than anything 99% of people can afford
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>>2887734
Except that any time you acelerate, decelerate, or corner you will be putting lots of presume on the sides of the aquarium. That could break or weaken it resulting in containment failure during the trip or even years later. Always move it completely drained.
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>>2887984
It's about hiding space ultimately. The neons could do just as well in an Olympic sized pool so long as there was plenty of plants, wood, and rocks to hide around.
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>>2887893
I've been struggling with overfeeding. I've got reduced down to 4 mini Hikari sinking wafers for my 15 corys and amano shrimp, and a pinch or two of Hikari micro pellets for my two female and one male Apisto.
Every now and then I feed them 1/4 cube of daphina, bloodworms, krill, or brine shrimp. I also give them live baby brine shrimp occasionally, as the apistos love chasing them around the tank.

In my pea puff tank I give them krill or bloodworms two to three times a week, and let them hunt snails in between. They have a decent amount of bladder, ramshorns and MTSs to choose from, and I'm always adding more that I pull from my apisto tank.

My two bettas get 4 pellets of hikari betta food.

My fry get baby brine shrimp and Hikari First bites.

I'm heavily considering picking up some shrimp kings food for my amanos, and soon some RCS though.
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>>2887940
Actually what I posted was likely above minimums.

But yes, like others have stated, it is rarely detrimental to put them in larger tanks.

Super large tanks for small fish may be inconvenient FOR YOU though. If you need to spot feed or catch a particular fish in a very large tank... good luck. But again, that is your problem, not the fish's.
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>>2887988
It's not me saying that, its the people spreading that so retards will buy their 0.5 gallon filtered tank kit with pink gravel and a spongebob decoration for a hundred dollars
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>>2888142
I know, I was backing you up with an example of how it doesn't make sense.
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Two of my angelfish like like they might be getting ready to breed. The one on the left has been cleaning surfaces starting last night. The only thing is, I think these are two females. Can anyone confirm?
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>>2888192
Oops, it is actually the one on the right that is cleaning surfaces. Maybe. They are kind of hard to tell apart.
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>>2887893
I use a mix of frozen cubs (brine shrimp, daphnia, krill, blood worms once a week only) and some live flightless fruit flies. Occasionally I blanche some peas too and feed them to the tank, about once a week. I try to avoid too many bloodworms because it was causing obvious constipation, hence the regular peas.

I have a bunch of yo-yo loaches in the tank so they hoover up any left over food within minutes, feels like it's almost difficult to get the pictus catfish to get enough food with those little fellows around
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>>2888230
yoyos are like brine shrimp vacuums bloodworms too
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i need a little advice yall
my gf is getting more interested in my fish tanks and fishkeeping in general. ive been trying to convince her to get a betta, even offer to buy her the tank and set it up for her but up until recently she didnt want to. but now she wants to get me a 55 or 65 gallon tank and wants a single centerpiece fish for it instead of a community tank. she really likes certain goldfish like ryukins. ive never been one for centerpiece fish so idk what to do, what would you do with a new 65 gallon tank with the only limitation being that it cant be a community tank?
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>>2888367
Could do a school of amazon puffers.
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>>2888367
Get a 40 breeder instead as typical 55's are shit dimensions both for fish stocking capability and maintenance.

If you do go with 65, I'd easily go with discus. I assume sticking with freshwater.
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>>2888367
>>2888391
I don't agree with the discuss suggestion unless him or his gf are willing to learn fast, put in a bunch of work and probably still lose a few expensive fish anyway. How about getting a couple of bigger centrepiece fish that are calm and community friendly, then filling in with a shoal of dwarf rainbows or something? A pair of angels, or blue gourami for instance
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>>2888367
Maybe an oscar or a red devil. A lot of people enjoy.
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How do you fix filters that stop pumping water with enough force?

>got 54 liter tank
>buy pic related
>lasts for a few years
>dies
>okay, I'll just put in a smaller one I had for backup
>it barely lasted for half a year

For fuck's sake, is it even possible to repair them? physically there doesn't seem anything wrong with them, as far as I can tell. The water flow is just too slow, even on the highest setting.
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My new mystery snail has green gunk on the inside of its shell. Kind of looks like the shit it left in the bag on the trip home. Is it possible for it to clean it out on its own?
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>>2888367
Why doesn't she get the fishtank instead of you? It sounds like she wants the tank, so she should be the one to take care of it.
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>>2888477
How does it run without the sponge?
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>>2888367
if you end up going twords the goldfish (which i swear every woman loves because of how they look) an amazing tank mate would be dojo loachs, chinese highfin sharks, and maybe even an eel depending on the size of the eel and the other fish.
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>>2888477
Did you clean the impeller? I've also had my impeller find the magic spot between magnets so I had to just spin it to get it working again.
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>>2888614
Thanks guys, I managed to solve the issue!
>How does it run without the sponge?
Ran like shit, pretty much
>Did you clean the impeller?
Well as much as I could. But I didn't know you could take it apart! I was browsing on the internet just now, trying to found a solution and managed to find this diagram that shows how to do it. I never would've dared to fuck with the core of the filter, myself, but I was like okay, I'll give it a shot.
So I took the bottom plastic cap off, took a deep breath, then pulled out the metal bar, which was kinda.. stuck to the impeller is it? Then put the whole thing back. I didn't understand the mechanics of it before, I thought the bottom - or top half was what made it rotate, but now I realize the impeller is rotating around the metal bar. The top and bottom are just plastic caps. Though now I'm not entirely sure how it acquires the necessary electricity to run.
Anyway, it's now as good as when I bought it like 4 years ago. I could put it on the smallest setting on the top, and the water flow is just perfect. I'm extremely happy.
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Hey guys, I left my aquarium in the care of my dad and brothers for 2 years (and counting cause college) and this is what my tank looks like now.
It seems that all my tetra and the pleco have died, but the rope fish is still alive and the minnows have actually reproduced and several are currently pregnant. Did they do good?
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>>2888600
Chinese high fin sharks get like 4 feet long.
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>>2887400
>>2887160
>>2886361
Better? Used a bunch of alcohol to get the glue off so water doesnt look like poo water
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>>2888695
Good job!
The impeller runs on magic (EMF) and is generally the same technology for most filters like yours or HOB. So, now you can perform maintenance on other filters if the problem arises. Some people grease the impeller with Vaseline, but I never have.
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>>2885886

It's akin the duckweed in my tank. I can't get rid of it. I've removed what I though was 100% of it multiple times and it keeps popping back.

Im sure yours will be fine.
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Frens, I need some advice.
I came home from work and my retarded angelfish, Reet, was upside down at the surface. Because of his problems, this is a fair common occurrence. However, this time it appears like his abdomen is swollen with air, presumably that he sucked in by being stuck at the top. I tried to spook him from the surface and he swam to the bottom of the aquarium but basically floated back to the top. I don't know what to do. I know that someone here once saved their fish by using a tiny needle and syringe to suck out the air from the fish but I don't have the tools for that.
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>>2888857
Swim bladder issues are usually fatal.
But you could try to increase osmolarity but adding salt or Epsom salt.
Do it gradually so as to not nuke your biofilter though.
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>>2886970
Yeah you need a constant fish source.
Add anything weak looking to it's tank post haste. And continuously
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>>2888859
Damn, that bums me out. I've had Reet for almost three years now I think. I have other fish of course, but he has a certain charm about him. Maybe its the backflips he does when he knows it is time for food, or the way he gets stuck in plants or under anything in the aquarium.
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>>2888535
thats not the issue, i dont mind taking care of the tank by myself and i prefer it, she just likes how the tanks look and i dont mind that
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>>2888391
we found a really nice 65 bowfront with a beautiful stand at a local LFS the only problem is the price, a little over $1k.
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>>2888953
>$1k
Wtf? You can get a nice 125 for that much
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>>2888963
the stand is all stainless and its rimpless plexi, id never buy it but id love to have it
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>>2888966
I mean that's nice, but dude you can get a 100gal custom made rimless for 1k.

Stainless stand is nice though
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Can anyone help me with my algae and diatom problem. I do weekly water changes of 5gal on a 75. I just got a protein skimmer 4 days ago. And I tried vodka dosing. Lights are off half the time but I have corals and a carpet anemone so the light can't be off for more than 3 days. Could my light be to close or just not having a proteine skimmer for some time cause this
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Joey's bloodlust continues. My money is that one of the rays is next
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>>2888391
>>2888438
>>2888953
>>2888963
That's true. Discus are a fairly advanced level fish. I was under the impression he's experienced with fish, just not centerpiece fish (e.g. he's like 99.9999% of /aq/ that has had a gazillion 20G longs filled with tiny schooling fish and bettas).

I also agree, $1k is insane. Might as well go reef at that point. People have built 1000 gallon tanks for less.

Lake Malawi peacock cichlids are pretty colorful and eye catching and much easier than Discus, although you do have to consider aggression moreso than what is usually kept by /aq/.
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>>2888983
Might want to look into getting some shrimp or some sort of filter feeders to help.
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>>2888983
how old is this tank?
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>>2887870
you could get a solar panel for air pump xd
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Why the fuck do I always get slimey green algae in my gravel? It's never on top, it's always underneath it
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>>2888719
They did what most would do. It's definitely not good, but it's not the worst ever.
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>>2888857
>>2888859
>>2888893
Well, he survived the night and he is back to normal.
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Sorry if I'm not in the right thread with this, but I'm looking for some help with a tank.
My girlfriend had this 28 gallon tank that we decided to get going recently, but she doesn't have a hood, hence the plywood and 10gal hood there.
I think it's an aqueon tank, but I'm not 100% sure, and I'm having trouble finding a hood online. The tank is about 24" wide and at the deepest point of the bow, it's 14" deep.
Any help identifying the brand for sure or pointing me in the right direction for a hood would be appreciated.
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>>2889320
Detritus accumulating and feeding the algae
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>>2889361
So possible correction, I did some measurements and plugged them into my calculator and I think it's actually a 25-26 Gallon tank.
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>>2889320
That's cyanobacteria, not algae. Gravel vac better.
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>>2881946
I don't even gravel vac anymore I just water changes. How many lashes do I deserve?
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>>2889378
Depends.
I don't gravel vac cause I don't have gravel. Have to just hover over sand and carpeting plants. Also can't gravel vac my shrimp tank cause I don't wanna kill babies.
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>>2889361
It's likely a top fin. See if they offer replacement parts.
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>>2889331
That's cool bro. Glad to hear it. I have a sick betta right now myself.
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Me and my boyfriend have a 55 gallon tank.

What are some fish that go pair well with cardinal tetras and panda cory catfish? Ideally non aggressive fish.

I really like angelfish and I really personally like shubunkin goldfish because I grew up with those.
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>>2889530
Shubunkin will unfortunately grow far too big for a 55 gal and will likely snack on cardinals given the chance. Do you like loaches? Kuhli loaches, dwarf loaches, and horseface loaches are good with small fish and they're very friendly once they settle in. But loaches are asian while your fish are south american, so if you want a strictly south american tank then go for apistogrammas which are distantly related to angelfish but wont eat your other fish. Some other ideas are small plecostomuses and even amazonian puffer if you can find them and are willing to give them snails to eat.
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>>2889530
>angelfish
>shubunkin
No and fuck no.

Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
Cherry Barbs
Rummynose Tetras
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>>2888835
It was too late. Too much of the plant melted off before it arrived and it died and was a mess cleaning out. I still want it as my backdrop so I'm either gonna check the lfs or take my chances online again, but from a different seller.
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I got a blood parrot and a oranda goldfish together (not permanently, they're both only 2 inches) and they pal around all the time and adore each other. Does anyone else see fish from different species buddy up like this?
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>>2889516
Sorry to hear that, do you know what illness your betta is suffering from?
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>>2889553
>>2889543

Thank you so much for your advice!
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Since ember tetras school with neons, do they count towards a healthy school (ex. getting 10 neons and 10 embers instead of 20 neons.)? Would rummynoses school with neons as well?
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>>2889670
If they do in fact school/shoal together. it counts. I've had neons/cardinals together and they can't tell eachother apart.

I have had them with rummynoses as well, but they don't group up at all. Rummynoses are too active while neons tend to just hang out. If you haven't seen rummynoses in person though, it's a real treat.
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>>2889231
im fairly experienced with fish, been fishkeeping for around 5-6 years so i know how to prep a tank/water for new fish and i know to research any specific fish im getting, I do love discus but they are pretty pricey for a fish im not crazy about. I can justify spending upwards of $30 dollars on a fish as long as i already love them (pretty much any catfish) but as Im not familiar with discus I'd rather stay away from owning any until im a little better financially set
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>>2889727
I went from discus to reef fish just because if you can afford discus and also care for them you have all the money and skills necessary to keep saltwater. In my limited experience discus are more difficult than most saltwater fish. That doesn't mean a whole lot though, most saltwater fish are pretty forgiving.
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>>2889735
im not very interested in a saltwater tank desu, beyond my skillset and budget
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I visited a friend last week, and they had a small shrimp tank, sortof like pic related.
It was relatively cheap, and they said all they need to do (besides feeding) was clean the glass regularly with one of those magnet thingies, and replace half the water every few days because it's a small tank.
Is that all there is to having some shrimp, or is there more to it to actually have them living a decent life?
I'm interested, but I don't want to have them all die on me every 2 months.
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>>2883949
webm for retards has an option to set a specific max filesize, you can crop, trim, resize etc with it too.
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>>2889808
You need lots of things for them to hang out on. You need tons of plants for them to crawl around and pick at cause they can't grip the sides of an aquarium unless it has algae on it. You also need to let the aquarium run for a month or two without any animals (or a few guppies or minnows) to allow a bacteria colony to form which will help filter your water.
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>>2889874
Once it's up and running, replacing half the water won't harm the system?
I assumed there needed to be some decoration n plants, but did not know why, thanks for the info!
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>>2889882
Shrimp are particularly sensitive to temperature changes so you have to take precaution with temperature matching, but otherwise a mature shrimp tank is preeeetty easy.

Lots of natural aquascape not only helps the tank create a mature and stable system but also helps induce shrimp breeding.
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>>2889727
>>2889735
>>2889738
Maybe some type of the larger gourami then?

Or angelfish.
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>>2889984
Cheers mate.
I have thought about fish, but that just sounds too intimidating, and I want to do things right so I'd get a big tank, but I can't safely place it anywhere in my current apartment.
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>>2890005
Fish are easy. Try something like a dojo loach and a few guppies. Both don't need heaters and will eat just about anything. A trio of dojo loaches were my first fish and are still one of my favorite animals.
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What’s a good set up and fish for first time owners
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Just added 2 ghost shrimp to this 5 gallon betta tank yesterday. How long should I wait before I put in a betta?
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35 gallon freshwater, with some plants, 6 Cory cats and a Chinese algae eater. Some snails

Just about 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 20ppm nitrate (need change)

There's a weird, orange growth floating on top of the water. It looks a bit like little orange bubbles with tiny white hairs coming off it. Some tiny snails are crawling around it. Is it algae?
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>>2888192
So these angels bred, I didn't see them do the deed, but I did see some eggs on the leaf of a plant. One of the fish (mom presumably) was defending the site from all the other fish. That was two days ago. Well, today all of the eggs are gone. I know angelfish eat the unfertilized eggs, so either they failed breeding or just ate all the eggs or something, still not sure. Oh well.
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>>2890044
Looks like uneaten food that has started growing some microorganism on it. Not sure if bacteria (not likely), fungus (likely), mold, etc., I'd just remove it if I was you.
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>>2890042
I wouldn't keep ghost shrimp with a betta from personal experience. The ghost shrimp I had bred, and when the shrimplets hatched, the betta hunted down and ate all of them. He ate so many that he got bloated and eventually died from it. Ghost shrimp are fun to watch but I wouldn't keep them in the same aquarium with a hunter like a betta.
But if you are dead-set on adding a betta, what are your parameters? How long has this aquarium been running?
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>>2881946
wanna see photos of fish i took recently in a zoo
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>>2890060

Well, I would think a betta is the only thing that’ll be happy in a 5 gallon. The tank has already been up for 2 weeks. I added the shrimp because I thought they would be fine cleaners and they will speed up and cycling left before I put in any actual fish. Is there anything else I could put in that tank?

The shrimp are 2 females so I don’t have to worry about shrimplets.
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Could I add shrimp to a tank after it's been on for a couple days or should I wait a week or two?
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>https://youtu.be/7f6gud-55bc
why do they throw the fish /aq/?
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>>2890167
>aquariums have been around for hundreds of years
stopped watching there
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Word of advice. If you find bladder snails in your aquarium, remove them immediately. They ate up my lilies and alternanthera bettzickiana. I'm not sure I'll ever get rid of em now.
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>>2890178
Yeah they are a huge pain in the ass. Even if you get rid of the adults, there are still many more young ones hiding under your rocks, wood, and decor. Assassin snails are OK at getting rid of them, bait works well, snail eaters like yoyo loaches work best.
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>>2890180
I don't know if loaches would be too happy with my gravel substrate. It's smooth pebbles. They only seem to accidentally make pin holes in my anubias chowing down on algae, and they won't touch my ludwigia or java ferns. But with everything else it seems they intentionally eat them. Do they like some plants more than others?
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>>2890188
When I had a horrible infestation of them (1000 at least), I noticed that they liked to eat floating plants and grass the most, they didn't touch the anubias nana I had at the time. But they decimated the floaters, grass, as well as the baby dwarf tears. The pinholes in your anubias are more likely from a potassium deficiency rather than from the snails.
I never saw my yoyo loaches sifting through my sand, I think they would be OK with the gravel you have. They do search a lot around the base of plants though, they often uprooted my plants.
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Does anyone know about what size Apistogramma fry can be transported? My step-brother has a tank already cycled for one, but I don't know at what size they're safe for the car ride over.
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>>2881946
Conan posts another africuck with no link. Again. Good job.

-love
Juo
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>>2888983
THIS nigga thinks coraline algae is the bad algae lmfao
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>>2890229
Fuck you conan!
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>>2890209
any size
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>>2889986
I do love gourami and my gf does like angelfish, we'll look into those ty
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>>2890247
Ugliest combo ever.

Also can we a fuck conan train going?

Fuck conan
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Hey guys what size tank should I get for my betta?
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>>2890288
a 10 gallon is cheap, easy and puts you in the top 1% of people. had one in a heavily planted and only 4/5 full 40 gallon breeder for awhile, it was cool as shit, little dude made good use of all that space.
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>>2890288
10 gallon
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>>2890288
I have 10 gallon and some tetras and shrimp and stuff. If he ever gets bored he just harrassed the tetras and I've seen him swim/crawl between the forest of floating plants I have.
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FRANK IS DEAD?!
;(((((
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>>2888983
If you're using tap water that's probably the source of the problem.

otherwise it's perhaps a new tank? In which case all of that's normal. (by "new" I mean less than a year old)

Vodka dosing REQUIRES a skimmer. If you're dosing vodka without a skimmer you're just feeding bad algae and other stuff you don't want.

so to fix- Run a fucking skimmer. Use RODI, and wait until this shit clears up.

if you can't do that then stop changing water until you can. Also stop dosing vodka or vinegar or any other carbon source immediately. Everything you're doing is making it worse.
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>>2890345
At least Francine can get a real mate now.
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>>2890345
And Solidgold is dead. How do we stop Joey and his manlet rage?
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what happened to frank?
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>>2890423
Joey kept moving him to a different tank every week and then he died and then blamed his wife because she didn't do a water change properly when he was gone for a week
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just going to paste it here
thinking on getting into this after the local store started to promote an anniversary sale next week, went there to see a budget on how much it takes to mantain stuff like food and spare parts
just one question
are brands relevant when picking things like filters or food? or anything is fine as long as it fits the aquarium needs?
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>>2890423
The fish was a textbook example of horrid genetics, and why hybrid species are retarded; and the inevitable meltdown finally happened.
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>>2890429
Don't cheap out on filters, especially if it's a canister filter. There's so many brands of food it's hard to say what is actually better than another.
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>>2890429
>filters
You can cheap out by getting sponge filters.
>food
Most fish food isn't even that expensive unless you get frozen/live. Depends what you're feeding but dry foods are cheap and will last you a long time.
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>>2882247
I got one of these when I first started keeping fish. I didn't know any better and had blasting sand in the tank at the time, so I'm pretty sure that was a big factor in its premature death.
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>>2890468
>>2890473
another thing since I'm not sure to believe the store guy on this one, told him I liked the ones in te small section (the are called in english nanofish if I'm correct, like neons) and liked a tank that was 70(27.56in?) long, 30(11.8in?) deep, 50(19.69in?) tall, a 105 liters, and asked him how many of the small fish can live comfortably inside there, and he told me up to 100
is that number exagerated or for real that many fish would be happy? not that I even want that many but for curiosity sake
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>>2890488

Oh no, no. 100 fish is way to many. You could do over 100 red cherry shrimp though lol. If you like nano fish though that tank would be great. You could do something like 15 neon tetras, and 15 pygmy corys.
Generally there's a fair amount of choices. Check out some lfs and mess around with aqadvisor. See what you like, and plug it into it. It's not perfect, but it'll give you a rough idea, and is okay at notifying you if there's a potential for aggression issues.
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Reminder to use this recycled thread after we near the bump limit here.

>>2882008
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>>2890497
ok
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>>2890054
Sometimes they just eat them, especially if they are inexperienced. I had the same with mine
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Those black light neon glowing fish freak me out
Kinda wanna get some of those bio-luminescent bacteria tho
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>>2890815
You mean glo-fish(tm)? I have a cool story about those.
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>>2890817
Yeah they ain't right
Do tell
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>>2890818
So back in 2003. At the University of Singapore the Glo company (loose talk here) isolated the genetic code for the pink green blue orange in jelly fish. (Green Fluorescent Gene and so on). They introduced it to the zebra danyo and the big tetra that we usually see in stores. The idea was (is) testing water for toxins is really expensive and the people that do it (in China) are easy to bribe by big companies (dumping waste). China "requires" test for something like 1400 different toxins. So enter Zebra Danio. They share 98% the same DNA as us and prenatally develope their cerebral systems the same way we do. So enter the fluorescent Gene behind a genetic inhibitor and boom green but no green. Use an inhibitor that reacts to a range of toxins. Now you have a living sensor. So one day a villager calls the government because all the fish turned bright green. They send out people to test green relative toxins. The green fish can't hide as well and are eaten by predators. Naturally removing the sensor. Since it's genetic the fry pass the Gene on. So once you introduce a population they self populate until "set off". It's a cool concept. They can even put eggs in the water and let the grow for 15-20 days and test the fry for neurological and growth issues that could reasonably translate to a pregnant woman consuming the same water. Neat fish. When you buy them a portion of the profits go to the research institute do develope new water testing technology.
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>>2890824
I may or may not have worked for the government in Singapore and then for a pet store in the US.
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>>2890824
Yeah Danios are better lab rats than the rats themselves.
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>>2890824
Fascinating
I still think they're an affront to God and would prefer not to see them
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>>2890837
Yeah, that's true
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>>2890410
did he beat her up? :o
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sell me on the sand pill, why its better than gravel outside if you like how it looks
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>>2891061
its better because you like how it looks, duh
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>>2891075
matter is I keep hearing the
>hurr its full of worm eggs
>your tank will blow up
>you will never fully clean it and at sme point your fish will die
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>>2891089
dunno what they are on about, ive had sand in one of my tanks for like 3 years, never done a single vacuum to it. compare that to the gravel in one tank been going on almost two years, you can see the fish shit building up along the glass. so space between gravel = space for shit, doesnt happen with sand
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>>2891061
Sand is only really better if you have loaches or corys, or a fish that likes to dig/forage. Otherwise it's actually a pain, bitch to clean before use, bitch to maintain during use. If you don't keep MTSs you have to manually fork it to prevent anaerobic bubbles, and you have to be careful gravel vacing or you'll suck up as much sand as poop. Even putting water back in isn't straight forward. You need to pour into a cup to spread the water out in order to not kickup the sand.

But in the end it still looks better than most gravel, and watching corys sifting through it is adorable.
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>>2891061
use soil and gravel with lotsa plants
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Alright Anons, over a half a week ago I've noticed that my largest angelfish has had red pointy thingies coming from his pooper (he is also a bit chubby now, somewhat concerning). A quick search on Google confirmed that these were camallanus worms. Since then, most of my research on these red death sentences have only given me conflicting information (e.g. "Levimasole only paralyses the worms" vs "Levimasole kills the worms"). Any personal experiences with these bastards that resulted in successful treatment?
Is it true that shared equipment between tanks can cause cross-contamination, or that most of these fuckers are immune to Fenbendozle? Are they dangerous towards dwarf frogs?
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>>2891773
Tank is 75 gal, inhabitants are:
>Hundreds of pond snails
>Dwarf frog
>Two guppies (female)
>Two swordtails (male+female)
>Four cories
>Two angelfish
>Hundreds of trumpet snails
>Two one bristlenose plec
>Four fire tetras
>Four serpae tetras



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