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Questions tagged [fish]

Fish kept as pets in a natural or artificial enclosure.

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Betta laying on bottom

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
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What is the best way to clean soil substrate in my aquarium?

I recently set up a tank for a Betta sorority (I'm letting it cycle till we have everything) and as a substrate we have dirt. I was under the impression we just clean it like sand using a wider gravel ...
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Platy has been pregnant for over a month

I’m wondering if anyone can help me? I have a platy that seems to have been pregnant for over a month. I’m starting to wonder if she is sick, constipated, or if the male we have in the tank is ...
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I think my Betta has dropsy but I'm not sure?

I'm really worried about my dragon scale Crowntail Betta. I realised that in the last couple of weeks he has had a bump, like in the picture, on his body on both sides. He has started to curl his ...
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How to get rid of worms in my tank?

Got worms in my tank now. The tanks got water in it but no fish and the water has just been sitting, I've now got cyclops and now weird worms. Are they deadly to fish? I've been meaning to empty the ...
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First time beta owner please help [duplicate]

I have a male beta for a month now.he was in a small tank and was just upgraded to a tl2 gallon tank with a filter and I also added a heater.i knew he was unhappy in the cold dirty tank he was in so ...
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I'm wanting to have a female Betta sorority and Corydras- would that be over crowding?

I have a 3ft tank, it's been cycling for about a week so far. We want to have a female Betta sorority(at least 5 females) and at least 2 bottom feeders (Corydras). Would this be considered ...
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When do I know they're ready to give birth [duplicate]

How do I know when my platy fish (Xiphophorus variatus) are going to give birth in the next few days?
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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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Microscopic like bugs or parasites in my tank?

2 months ago a friend gave me a plant (encharlis or some thing) from her plastic guppy pond.. it had algae and bugs etc... but I just rinsed it in warm water a couple times, hoping that would be ...
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How do you empty clean and disinfectant an aquarium that contain sick fish? [duplicate]

Just wondering how to properly clean and disinfectant a tank that has had sick fish in it? Kinda failing at fish keeping.. but I didn't want to give up, I kept researching medice water changes- the ...
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Co² supply with Kh 0 - ph effect

I couldnt find anything online so im asking the question here. I use destilled water for some species of crabs which should have a carhonate hardness of 0. Now i want to add plants to the aquarium ...
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My baby guppie is having trouble swimming

I just got home and my baby guppie is at the bottom of my 10gallon tank, and he seems to be having troubles to swim... i don't know what to do please help:( ( points that may help: He is as big as a ...
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Can a house get too hot for tropical fish and what precautions could we take?

We really want to get tropical fish but there's a problem. In the state we live in it can get as high as low 40*C's in the summer and worse, we don't have insulation installed in our house. Would it ...
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Fantail goldfish looks bloated - Does this mean he is sick?

I bought two goldfishes last summer and they've been doing great in my 10 gallon tank, but I am starting to wonder about one of the goldfish. I don't know if he is sick or in pain or what. When I ...
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Yellow Hawaiian Tang Bullying and Killing Everything in the Tank!

A little info about my tank, I have various soft reef, beginner reefs. The tank is 55 gallons in size. A couple months ago I bought a Yellow Tang. Upon purchase the Tang was an adolescent. I also ...
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Is my Betta Sick? [duplicate]

enter image description here Is my betta fish sick? He is laying on the bottom, breathing quickly, and will randomly have bursts of energy and swim rapidly around the tank before settling down at the ...
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How much water do betta fish need?

How much water do betta fish need?
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What do I do with my dead fish? [duplicate]

I came home earlier to find that my fish had died. I wasn't expecting this to happen as he was supposed to live for a really long time. So this is a situation that wasn't thought about much. I do not ...
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Why are my fish always scared?

I have a tank with four 1.5" Shubunkins, which I've had for one month. There are no other fish. It is a glass-bottom tank with no substrate (for easy cleaning), and has many floating plants for them ...
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Is my guppy pregnant…? How do I know how far she is? [duplicate]

I can’t tell if my guppy is pregnant. She keeps floating in one spot and rolling around on the rocks in the tank. She’s also trying to attack the other 2 fish in the tank and her 3 one month old ...