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Questions tagged [community-aquarium]

Aquariums intended to keep more than a single species of animal. Most aquarium questions will probably involve community tanks, but this tag is only appropriate when the question specifically deals with some aspect of keeping multiple species together.

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Will my bristlenose pleco eat aquarium plants?

I've got two 20 gallon fish tanks. One has a bristlenose pleco and 5 tetras, one has 4 corycats and 4 nannostomus and a ton of plants. I am thinking of merging the two tanks as keeping both clean is a ...
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Can snails and betta fish cohabitate?

So my mom just brought home three snails home. One for me, and two for my brothers. I set the bag in the water for 20 minutes, and then put the snail into the tank. My female betta fish has been in ...
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New Guppy disappeared from tank overnight

I just got a new guppy yesterday who was living a tank with a young Koi, 4 Tetras and one guppy. The guppy seemed to like the new member of the tank. The next morning the new guppy was gone! I ...
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Completely Self Sustaining Aquatic Environment in a Sealed Jar

I recently got the idea into my head to create an entirely self sustaining aquatic environment in a (large) sealed jar. I'd like to include: A layer of soil and gravel at the bottom A large number ...
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Air pump selection

I'd be really thankful if anyone who owns any of the air pumps mentioned in this article https://fishtankclub.com/aquarium-air-pump/ could tell me which one is the best, from either personal ...
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Is my tank overstocked with Goldfish?

Is this tank overstocked? There are many baby Goldish and a couple of adults (some not visible in the dark area). According to some people it should be OK, others say that goldfish need 40gal (80l) ...
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how do i keep my goldfish tank's bottom clean? [duplicate]

my goldfish tank's water is crystal clear and the filter is working fine but goldfish creates a lot of waste so their manure collects on the bottom of the tank(which is bare), is it okay or will it ...
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What's wrong with my gourami? Has she been bitten, or is she ill?

I got home tonight and found my gourami injured. She's in a community tank, with, amongst others, five large male angels. I've taken her out of the tank into a hospital tank. I don't know if she ...
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Can I put new born platies with neon tetras?

I have 4 new born platy fry. Can I put them with neon tetras in one aquarium?
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Do plecos eat fish poop?

I'm wondering if plecos will eat the poop of other fish, specifically Molly fish. I've heard they eat algae growing on the aquarium walls but I don't know about what else their diet may include. I'm ...
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Changing out aggressive fish species?

My husband and I "adopted" a 55 gallon tank that came with a number of fish, including 2 angelfish and 7 black skirt tetras. Unfortunately we've been having an issue with both species: the angelfish ...
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Is my betta aggressive? Can she share a tank with other bettas or mollys?

A few months ago I had a male betta (separate tanks) pass away. I had him since I was 9, I'm currently 20. So eight months ago I adopted my fifth betta. A veiltale female. Violet. My mom and ...
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Red Cherry Shrimp tank mates

In our tank of 120 liters we have a starting colony of Red Cherry Shrimp, 4 adults and a growing number of smaller ones. They all live in a big pile of (curly) java moss. There are quite a bit of ...
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How do you breed daphnia to feed to aquarium fish?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding how to breed daphnia, with the goal of feeding them to aquarium fish. Some of these at large expense including having ...
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Ancistrus breeding in rock pile

Is it possible to get Ancistrus to breed in a rock pile or do you need those eye sore pipe caves everyone is using. I really don't want to taint my fish tank with one of those.
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Will a couple of guppy males be happy in my fish tank?

Will a couple of guppy males be happy in a community tank without guppy females? Will they harrass for example platy females or will they mind their own business? The tank is a Juwel Vision 450 LED ...
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Help with Fishless Cycling with Live Plants

I have some questions regarding fishless cycling of a 65L tank I have set up 2 days ago. Please bear with me. I set up the tank with tap water, and added an appropriate amount of Seachem Prime to ...
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How often should I feed my juvenile discus fish to grow their full potential

I have juvenile discus fish(2.5" to 3") and based on my online research it is said by many that three to four feedings in a day with wide variety of foods will help them grow healthy & to full ...
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Feeding Mashed Green Peas To Discus

I have been feeding my juvenile discus (3 inches each) and other cichlids in my tank with a wide variety of food like pellets, flakes, bloodworms, beef heart mix etc (4 feedings a day). As all my ...
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Benefits of adding aquarium salt to freshwater juvenile discus tank

One of my friends suggested that I add "API Aquarium Salt" to my 40 gallon freshwater tank to promote good health for the fish. He mentioned it will kill some bacteria that can attack freshwater fish. ...
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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have two discus as recent additions to my tank. They are 3 inches each and they are the only discus I currently have in my tank. I have been observing them for a week and one of them is constantly ...
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Does medicating an entire tank harm healthy fish?

I have a female guppy, that's been through a lot of stress over the past year. She's moved from my friends overcrowded, unclear green algae tank to mine, has had babies 4 times, has had internal ...
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Flourish Excel melting my hair grass and ludwigia

Folks I got a nano tank setup of 6 gallon, In which I got Tall Grass (Eleocharis Vivipara) Ludwigia Mini Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Acicularis) For the first 3 weeks I didn't introduced any CO2 ...
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White dots appearing on the drift wood surface

In my newly set aquarium, white dots are appearing over the drift wood surface. I don't know what it is and don't know how to avoid it. Its a newly planted aquarium with no fish. I haven't introduced ...
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Full Spectrum LED(400nm~840nm) vs Grow Light LED (RED+BLUE)

I'm planning to buy lights for my planted aquarium tank. After a small research I found that regular lights are not suited for growing plants. Beacuse they need BLUE for Leaf Growth and RED for Stem ...
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Any tank mates for an African clawed frog

My aunt keeps forgetting to feed her African clawed frog and offered it to me. I think this frog would be cool with other fish or amphibians but I've also heard of them eating some. I would like to ...
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How to use CO2 tablets for Aquarium?

I'm new to live planted aquarium. Recently while looking for CO2 system for my 22 Liters (i.e. ~6 Gallon) tank, i came through a product named CO2 tablets from generic seller. But don't know the ...
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Nitrogen cycle for new fish tank

I recently bought a fish tank. I googled about basics for setting up a fish tank. Almost every webpages help me to understand how important the nitrogen cycle is for a healthy fish tank. So I decided ...
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50g filter for 4g aquarium

I am setting up a small 4g aquarium. I have a large filter from my old tank that I want to reuse. Is there a disadvantage at putting 50g filter into a small tank?
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Fish that do not spawn in freshwater aquarium?

I am looking for a species of fish that I could keep in a 10 gallon freshwater aquarium that will not spawn- either because I could easily keep all one sex or because the fish require special ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I had a small snail (about 1" shell) in the same tank as my betta fish. They seemed to both be doing fine living together for the 7 months I've had them. But this week, I checked up on the tank and ...
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How to setup a planted aquarium

I have a 4 feet by 6 feet hole newly introduced on one of my walls. This wall in particular, separates the foyer and the drawing rooms in my house. I have mentally worked out a plan to use this hole ...
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Mollies with Bettas?

Yesterday I bought 3 balloon mollies to put in a 20L tank, which I also added my male Betta shortly after. How long should it take for them to get along? My Betta was a little defensive, not attacking ...
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My fish are slowly sinking in the tank and then they die …pls help

I am a noob in fish keeping and bought a 10 gallon aquarium 2 days back. It had 3 neon tetras, 5 guppies and 2 Indian glass fish. On the first day one of my guppies started coming to he surface quite ...
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White Skirt Tetra

I recently bought a white skirt tetra, and he seems to be a little on the aggressive side toward one of my Cory Catfish. This Cory happens to bee the crazy one that likes to swim really fast all over ...
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Can an Albino Shark stay with a guppy in the same tank?

I recently bought a few guppies and two albino sharks. I have a seven gallon tank. Can I keep both of them together or separate the guppies in my five gallon tank?
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My Guppy & Betta fish ignore cucumber

To be honest I was a bit suprised when I heard that fish can eat cucumber, I though it's a joke till I watched it with my own eyes on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pt4ZdEKniQ). From what ...
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What causes a Norman's lampeye to lose the ability to move it's tail fin?

I have an aquarium with eight Norman's lampeyes (unfortunately 5 male, 3 female) and some other fish. Last Sunday I discovered that one of the Norman's lampeyes wasn't doing so well. She was nearly ...
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My male platy is clamping, is he sick?

I got this platy when I first got my tank. He used to swim around a lot, at the top, in the middle, and low close to the substrate, fins open, chasing the two female platies. He still feeds and if I ...
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How can I get a guppy out from beneath an under gravel filter?

I have a small tank with an under gravel filter. At some point, a guppy fry managed to swim down the circulation tube (while the bubbles were going full blast) and set up house in the cavity between ...
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What is the best cold-water fish to control a baby guppy population?

I have a tank with 3 guppies, 2 fire belly newts, and one Borneo sucker. Guppies, being guppies, have young frequently. I would like to control their population, if possible, by introducing a fish ...
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Underwater dry zone for planted aquarium

I'm thinking of getting a vampire crab or fiddler crab, some other semi aquatic creature for my 20 gallon long planted aquarium. I have a 24oz pickle jar that I plan on running through the dishwasher ...
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Did my catfish kill my betta

I have a 4 gallon small tank and a larger 15 gallon tank. In the smaller tank I have a couple of guppies, a sailfin catfish and a male fighter. I have kept this combination of fish before without any ...
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

I have goldfish in a tank. I added cichlids 3 weeks after. They died over the weekend. I don't know if it was the heater I have in there or I could have overfed. My question is what do I do to next ...
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Aquaponics: lobsters, clams, oysters and tilapia all in the same tank?

I've really been getting into gardening over the past year and have just started looking at aquaponics. I hope to one day build my own homestead, and want a big greenhouse with a central aquaponics "...
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Does stability comprise a pH buffer?

I went to the pet store to get some advice regarding the water quality in my 100L freshwater aquarium (which is stocked with fish). Since taking over this aquarium, I've notice that the pH tests no ...
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What are some safe sand sifters and residue eaters for my turtle?

Sand sifters are animals that move the sand bed, and the latter eat remaining food matter that fell down to the substrate, keeping in mind an animal can be both. Since I'm intending to add some ...
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Why is my tetra attacking other tetras when they swim nearby?

I have 8 white skirt tetras and 17 other community fish in my 60-gal tank. Today, I noticed my white skirt tetra swimming against the filter flow (which I understand to be swimming "upstream") and ...
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Can I put any other fish in with a male betta?

I had a male betta fish for a long time, and was told by the people at the pet store that I could put in a pleco fish (aka an algae eater) because it would stay near the bottom. Since, he claimed, the ...
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Giant gourami tolerate tank mates?

Right now, I have 2 fish tanks in my home and it is very difficult for me to maintain both at the same time. I have attached images of both fish tanks and fishes living in them. In fish tank 1, I ...