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Fish kept as pets in a natural or artificial enclosure.

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Reasons for killer fishes?

I've got a recurring problem with killer fish. In the last 3 years I repeatedly had recurring sudden spikes in fish deaths. Via pure coincidence I found out that it was no strange sickness or water ...
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My brand new goldfish is gasping for air

Today I went to the pet shop and got a goldfish. My tank is 20litres and the goldfish is pretty small. When I first got the fish it was gasping and eating the bubbles in the bag I thought this was ...
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antenna catfish With strange white spot and side fin

For two days my fish has had a strange whitish spot on his left side and right side fin. Looking today, I noticed he had it now massively on his right side and the eight side fin looks as if it's ...
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Fish needs light in its tank or not

Do fish need light in their aquarium? I have a fish tank in which there are approximately 10 fish. There is a light on the top of the tank, which I keep on during evening time. I Do not know ...
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How do I add turtles to an existing fish tank

I have a typical 10 gal fish tank with Neon Tetras and one algae eater. I'd like to add two small turtles. Besides a place for them to rest are there any issues I should be aware of or precautions ...
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Can I cut lucky bamboo and replant it into my fish tank? [duplicate]

I have a 29 gallon tank, I recently purchased bamboo, which I believe is “lucky bamboo” at my local fish store. Now it’s just a little bit taller than my tank. I was wondering if I could cut it , &...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

My turtle tank is half of its height filled with water. Where the filtered water falls from the pipe into the water, there is a lot of limescale on the glass. What tools (sponge, brush...) could I ...
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Fin rot or physical injury? [duplicate]

I've had this betta for a little under three weeks now. He's been super happy, has already made two bubble nests and in general has had a lot of energy and been eating well. Nothing has changed other ...
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My empty but not empty fish tank

My Betta died a couple weeks ago so now i have a tank filled with water, can my small female goldfish be in the small rectangular container that has rocks a cave and a sea anemone, and this tank has ...
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Sick Betta fish - insecticide exposure

My Betta was exposed to insecticides over the summer and became very ill. He is still with us 4 months later but hardly moves at all and lays at the bottom of the tank. I significantly reduced the ...
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Gold fish survivability in winter

I have a small pond, about a meter deep with some regular gold fishes in it, nothing fancy. The fishes look healthy, they have a really good color, they are active and they recently reproduced, so I ...
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Aeration of fish tank

Should I keep the air pump of my fish tank on , all the time? What is the rate of oxygen absorption in water at 25 degree Celsius? I have a primitive type of aeration system where a thin tube is ...
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My koi started dying and I can't seem to stop it

I've had a small pond set up in current location for about 9 months. I transferred my koi from another pond. Some of them are 10-12 years old, others are only 5-6 years old. 4 weeks ago, two of my koi ...
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Efficient aquarium cooler [duplicate]

I wonder if it'd be a good idea to cool an aquarium with an external source of water, e.g., pool water. Because my tank runs hot in summer (~30C) and needs to be brought down to 25C, I was thinking if ...
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Will My Goldfish Survive?

So, I have one small goldfish (tiny) in a 20litre tank. I am going on holidays for 3 weeks later this year and I was wondering if I got someone to come in and feed him once every week would that be ...
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When will my platy give birth? [duplicate]

Does anybody know a rough idea when you think she will give birth please
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Identify unknown fish, what strategy should I follow?

Through this post ( Why did my Oscar change color? ) I ask me, how to identify a unknown fish? What should I look at first? Size? Shape? Kind? Color? Biotope? So my questions is: What strategy ...
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guppie male harassing females

Background I have 2 female guppies in a ~60 L planted aquarium, temperature ~25 deg C, internal filter, relatively hard (but not too hard) water. They've been on a diet of standard flakes. Change ...
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Growing a baby betta with other fish in the tank

I know that betta fish can be aggressive towards other fish, especialyl brightly coloured ones. What I'm trying to figure out is if this is nature or nurture, if that makes sense... I have an ...
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Why did my Oscar change color?

Both pictures are the same Oscar. I was hoping someone can tell me if it normal for him to change colors like that.
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Want to know solution of betta fish problem

My betta fish isn't eating food from last week. He sinks at the bottom of the tank and color faded. What is the solution?
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Sole Danio Left after rehousing my other four

Will my last danio be ok on his own? I rehoused my other 4 but couldn’t catch the last one! I don’t want any more and he’s a really nice specimen so would happily keep him but I’ve heard they need to ...
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Is my fish suffering from fin rot or is this just a sign of wear and tear?

I've had this goldfish for around 2 years now, and have no problems with it at all. I changed it over to a bigger tank (22 Litre) around 3/4 months ago, and until now have had no issues. The tank has ...
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Hi I was wondering if anyone knows if my fish is pregnant or not? [duplicate]

Hi I have had these fish for 2 months now and was wondering if it’s pregnant or ill or just it’s shape, the others are a lot thinner but i don’t know how to tell if it’s pregnant Thanks for the help
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Why do my aquarium plants appear like they are mummified?

My 20 gallon tank is 6 months old. I haven't had too many problems with it, just a few diatoms 2 months into cycling it. I added 4 Serpae tetras, a Golden algae eater, 2 shrimp and an Assassin snail ...
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Is my platy pregnant? [duplicate]

We have three female and one male plays, one of the females is growing and is almost twice the size of all the fish in the tank. She is only showing half the signs of pregnancy and we don't know if ...
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Is this fin rot or just him tearing or biting himself

I’m not sure what happened to his Finns and I need help to find out exactly what the issue is and ways I can help treat him. He lives in a 2 gallon filtered and heated tank with gravel and fake plants....
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Setting up new fish tank for new fish - will using decor from my existing tank help spur the bacteria growth process?

The guy at petsmart told me if I used the bacteria-established cartridge filter from my existing tank in the filter of the new one for a few days, it would help set up the bacteria (this is all before ...
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Can anyone tell me if the think my platy is pregnant? [duplicate]

Please can anyone tell me if they think my platy is pregnant?
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Black molly female om ground but eating

A female black molly seemed to be highly pregnsnt. And suddenly went ground snd rubbed her belly. The next day she looked a bit thinner but still was on the ground. Swimming very swldomly snd then ...
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Why did all my goldfish suddenly die?

I have read this question, and this one, about goldfish/pond life suddenly dying. These situations are similar, but not identical to my own, and so I'm not sure whether this question is a duplicate. ...
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Is this white spot on my Black Moor something I should be concerned about?

So I have 4 fish in my tank, and Gypsy is my little Black Moor. She has been quite timid at times in the tank with the others, staying in one area at times, but will come and eat when it’s feeding ...
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Got a new betta and he's swimming and drifting on his side. Does he have a swim bladder disorder?

I just bought a new male betta fish yesterday. However, he keeps drifting onto his side as well as swimming at the top on his side. His fins and scales looked perfectly fine, so I decided it was a ...
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Why is my betta hiding?

I have a 10 gallon tank with a male betta, three cory catfish (I cant remember exactly which ones), five black khuili loaches, and now two female guppies and one male (not on purpose they were for ...
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Cooling aquarium with aluminum heat sink

Summer is approaching again. Last summer, I had a lot of trouble keeping the temperature in my aquarium at 30°C. My fish prefer 21-24°C, but I couldn't get it any lower than 30. So I want to avoid ...
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Neon tetra left fin looks snapped and white

Hi I have 6 neon tetras in a 29-gallon tank. I noticed one of them has the left fin looking like snapped to the side and white. It swims well and eats well. No sign of discomfort from that fish. Any ...
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What cleaner fish should I include with my aquarium?

I am planning on getting a 20 gallon Marina fish tank (24 inches x 12.5 inches x 16.5 inches). I have already planned on getting several species of fish for my aquarium. I am most likely getting two ...
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Broke my Seapora AquariumController. What are my options?

I'm a fool and dropped the controller. The people at the store I bought it from didn't really have a solution on how to resolve this...anyone know how I should go about replacing it? thanks!
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My koi fishes are dying every day

It all started last week. My big koi started to spin out of control and died the same day. I went to the pond place and they gave me a parasite treatment bottle, with instructions to use it for 3 days....
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How to transport turtle and fish via airline?

I may relocate to another country. How can I manage a flight transport for my turtle and fish? Is it realistic to do so in general? The flight is approximately 3-4 hours. The fish are black mollies, ...
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What the best way to get water up to temperature for a water change?

I'm just about to do a water change and was wondering what's the best way to get water up to the right temperature to put it back in to my tank?
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Can you use super glue on outside of fish tank?

Trim of my fish tank is leaking. Can you use super glue on outside of fish tank?
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Can I fill my aquarium with the water from a purifier?

I only have a bore well in my home so I bought an 8 stage water purifier with RA And UV which adds minerals to the water. The final water TDS Is 44. I'm keeping tropical fish such as guppies and Angel ...
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Goldfish laying at an arch- what should I do? [duplicate]

I have one common goldfish in a 20 gallon tank with a filter and heater. She has been sitting in this arch position for about 4 hours with little to no improvement (couple of little energy bursts). I ...
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Goldfish unresponsive, what should I do?

so I have a common goldfish that lives in a 20 gallon tank by herself with a filter and heater. Recently she has been showing signs of swim bladder disease because she wouldn’t swim properly. After ...
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How to raise PH in RO water? (with chemical compounds no commercial products)

I am using RO water for my newly started 100 lt aquarium and it results to a Ph of 6-6.2 which is too low considering that KH is 0. In this case, I need something to raise PH (and KH eventually). ...
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Betta sick; not sure what's wrong

My betta all of a sudden took a turn for the worse. I automatically thought it was fin rot as both fins look as though they've been nibbled on. I've treated the tank for fin rot and fungus, but he's ...
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Betta died of fungal infection, when can I add a new betta?

My little betta passed away after a long struggle of being sick, getting better, being sick. He finally developed a fungal infection that I couldn't kick and he passed away. In the immediate moments ...
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Why did my betta’s fins grow back curly?

I purchased my half moon about 3 months ago with some fin rot anddull color. This little guy’s fins grew back white and curly and just recently got color. Attached is the progress photos with time ...
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Problems keeping stable PH in aquarium

I've had some fish deaths lately and paying attention to water params, I've gotten a little concerned about my PH levels. My tap water comes out of the tap with a PH of around 7.6. After aging it ...