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Questions tagged [fish]

Fish kept as pets in a natural or artificial enclosure.

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Why has my fish laid eggs but is a platy?

My platy was showing all the signs of being pregnant so we had it checked and she was but when it came to the day she had eggs in a sack and took 2 days for them to come out completely however we ...
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Fish disappearing in small tank [duplicate]

I have a five-gallon freshwater fish tank with 3 guppies, 2 ghost shrimp, 7 nerite snails, 1 mystery snail, and 3 dwarf catfish. 2 catfish and 2 guppies have disappeared completely. There are 0 bodies ...
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

I have an aquarium and keep peaceful fishes together like : Angel Guppy Shark Saugmaulwels These are my fishes picture in aquarium : My fishes living together peacefully, But I intend to buy a type ...
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How many mollies and glofish can be in a 20g tank?

I’m cycling a 20g tank and I have 3 mollies currently. As the tank is done cycling, I want to add more mollies and glofish! How many of each do you recommend?
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I think my beta fish is sick, what should I do? [duplicate]

I've had my beta fish for about a year and a couple months ago I noticed its fins were turning a blackish colour and appear to look "fried" at the edges. Now my fish doesn't eat and I think its ...
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How do I clean an aquarium?

I just got a used aquarium from my cousin. It's dry, but there is black stuff on the sides, and I'm not sure how to clean it off. It's completely dissassembled, but the parts are inside. Everything ...
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Streamlining Aquarium for Frequent Travel

Currently, I have a planted 30gal tank with a male betta and a few shrimp/snails. I'm very attached to my fish, and enjoy the ability to give him a tank much larger than the average pet-store betta ...
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Silvery fish with red eyes and neon fins

Please, help me identify this fish. After going through some local aquarium & pet stores in Chengdu, China, where I am visiting, I was able to identify most of the fishes I saw. Except this one. ...
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Black long fish that can swim upside down

I am new to aquarium fish. Could anyone help me identify these species? I found it in local aquarium store in Chengdu, China, where I am visiting. It is about 6 inches long, it has a black body with ...
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Betta losing colour [duplicate]

My Betta is losing its colour from its head. This seems to be progressing daily. Please see pics. What is the cause and is there any cure?
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What’s wrong with my Betta? [duplicate]

My Betta is very healthy,water is good and she is always swimming around. But today I noticed a weird tear in her fin, I decided to just change the water and let it heal on it’s on and then later ...
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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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Does a goldfish experience feelings of loneliness?

My goldfish has been the lone fish in her tank for a number of months now, and quite recently, has begin to behave differently and remain in one small area on the very bottom of her tank. Could ...
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Betta fish eating but stays at tank bottom [duplicate]

About 2 months ago I saw the fins on my elephant ear betta were tearing but I was told that it was not fin rot. He was swimming and active and eating but now he lays at the bottom only coming up to ...
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Half-Moon Betta fish tail-fin is curled in on itself, what could be the issue?

After having my beta for two weeks I noticed that his tail was curled in on itself, and when I had to net him to move him i noticed it got worse. He seems to swim fine but its just constantly curled ...
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Does my fish look like she is ready to drop her fry? [duplicate]

I know she is prego but I don’t know when she will drop her fry help
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Freshwater aquarium - many fish batches dead, LFS keeps claiming that water is 'perfect'

Got a new 30 gallon aquarium ~1 month ago. The seller told me to use tap water (no conditiner), run the pump for a week (to get rid of chlorine), then bring a sample for test. Did that, didn't use ...
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Is my betta getting old or is he sick? [duplicate]

My Betta fish has white patches on his fins. One of the patches has a small whole in the middle. There are no signs of dulling scales, red/bulging eyes, or any other signs I found that could mean he ...
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Will pets stores test my aquarium water?

If I have a fish and I don't have the skills and/or supplies to test the water in my fish tank, can I take a sample from the fish tank to the fish/pet store to get tested? If yes, what if any special ...
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Troubling Behavior of my Betta [duplicate]

I have a Betta in a 3 gallon tank with a filter, heater, and a bubble stone. He just hangs at the top corner of the tank by the heater and filter and will not eat. Please help me help my Cowboy Roll!
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Betta laying on bottom [duplicate]

Our little Betta fish has been laying at the bottom of the tank for a couple days. It will move spots from time to time, but is not swimming around like before. I don’t see any signs of sickness on ...
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Saving fish from ick/ich [duplicate]

I have ciclids and guppies and African frogs in a 30gal tank. I'm new to this and didn't realize I was supposed to quarantine new fish before introducing them. I introduced a ciclid with ich without ...
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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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Fish's fin got torn in garbage disposal

Putter my fish is two years old. Yesterday while cleaning out his bowl, he jumped out and landed in the sink and fell down the disposal hole with freshly cut potato skins. I managed to get him out ...
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Can goldfish be trained?

I've recently got a family of goldfish and I want to encourage them to be interactive. Can they be trained? Background: I have 3 comet goldfish. During the transition to their tank, I must have ...
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How do I tell if my goldfish is pregnant?

I'm new to keeping fish. I picked up 3 comet goldfish a couple of months ago. They've been living in the same tank and one is getting bigger, way bigger than the other 2. Is it pregnant? How can I ...
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I have a 37 gallon tank with one goldfish in it. Any ideas for tank mates?

I have a 37 gallon with one goldfish in it and I just need ideas for tank mates. I know goldfish need a lot of space so I didn’t really want to add more goldfish.
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Starting up a canister filter that has been off for a while

We prepared an Eheim canister about a week ago and had also put some tank water in it but, because of a series of setbacks, we haven't been able to start the filter in our new tank. We are still not ...
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questions about leveling and positioning a 4 foot fish tank

We are beginners but have ended up buying a fairly large (4 foot) fish tank and have some questions about setting it up. we are worried about making sure it is level, as a lot of videos say this is ...
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Does my Betta fish look Ill? [duplicate]

My Betta has this 20 gallon. I wanted to do a bare bottom with plants. So I added the glass jars. With the (I clean it with a vacuum) gravel and plants. I have 70 aqua clear that I baffled with a soap ...
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Aquarium Salt and Pink Salt

Is Himalayan pink salt okay to use in fish tanks? I have read that aquarium salt is good for conditioning water but I was curious if pink salt would do the trick as well?
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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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Betta fish lying at the bottom of his tank [duplicate]

I have had my betta fish for around a week and he seems to like to lay on the bottom of his tank. He is in a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank and he occasionally swims around but usually goes right ...
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Betta Fish. Girl or boy

My fish, Dylan Marie is believed to be a girl. However, I’ve been noticing some bubble nests in her bowl! (Just an FYI the bowl is bigger than in the pictures and she does seem to enjoy her bowl. I ...
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How to get a good picture of pet fish?

It is often important to include a photo of your fish in your question. Based on some of the photos that have been provided this is not always easy. What are the steps to get a clear, good quality ...
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Black dots on betta fins [duplicate]

I have a giant veil tailed betta. Two days ago I moved him from a 2.5 gallon tank (filtered and heated) to a 10 gallon tank with a divider. One side of the divider has him and there is another male ...
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Why is my Betta fish lying at the bottom of it's tank? [duplicate]

My male betta fish is about 1 and 3/4 years old. He is normally more active, but it's been 2 days now since he's started lying at the bottom of the tank and only coming up for air. He lives in a 5 ...
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Why did this fish kill my Kissing Gouramis?

I got two of these recently, and they killed my Kissing Gouramis. The shop owner said that they would be compatible. I don't know what kind of fish it is, nor what would have caused them to kill my ...
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My koi fish ate a piece of gum

I have a koi fish pond with about 14 to 15 inch koi and a neighbor hood kid threw a piece of gum in the pond and one of my koi ate it, how harmful is this?
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Corydra with injured barbels stopped eating?

My mum bought 2 small (baby) juli eye corydra a from a pet shop on Monday. On Friday when I came to hers for the weekend, I noticed that one of them was missing like 2 whole barbels and it looks a ...
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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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Betta fish question

My betta fish does not want to eat and has developed a discoloration under his chin. He is acting sick. Can someone help? Attached is a picture.
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Can I Use Rainwater to Generate Reverse Osmosis Water for Fish?

I currently use half Reverse Osmosis (RO) water, half tap water & dechlorinator for my aquariums (probably closer to 75/25) but it takes a lot of water to generate enough RO to do water changes ...
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How many pets can I keep in an aquarium?

I recently got a 5.5 gallon fish tank and am curious about the quantity of animals I can have in the tank. I currently own six fish. I don't know their proper names, but I own one bottom feeder fish(...
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My guppies appears to have fin rot.. can I treat the whole tank? [duplicate]

One of my guppies appear to have fin rot. It doesn't seem super bad, but I want to start treating it before it gets worse. He is in a tank with other guppies that don't seem to have fin rot and seem ...
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When will my momma platy give birth? [duplicate]

Judging from this photo, can anyone tell me when my momma platy is going to give birth? I’ve put her in her own 3 gallon tank because the other male fish in the community tank harass her, and I’m ...
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When is my Platy fish due? [duplicate]

I just got my female Platy yesterday along with a male and she is pregnant, but I don’t know for how long? I did some research and it looks like her stomach has squared off, but I don’t know if she ...
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How do I read my new tropical fish thermometer?

I bought some last minute items for our tank before we started to get any fish, and one of them was a thermometer. We didn't look at it closely until we got home, and then realised we had no idea how ...
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My betta fish is now lying on the down of my bottle [duplicate]

my betta fish is not eating anything and he is lying on the down of my bottle and becoming inactive day by day and found some black spots on his fins