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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have to strongly suggest taking these fish back to the store. I've kept discus for many years and bred discus in the past for roughly a decade. I can say with almost complete certainty that these ...
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Can I put newborn platies with neon tetras?

Neon tetras will attempt to eat these. I've kept neon tetras with shrimp and they would often pursue the baby shrimp. Luckily for the shrimp, they're pretty fast and hard to see so the fish would ...
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Can snails and betta fish cohabitate?

This article has several good suggestions for potential betta tankmates. It also mentions: Please remember that the ideas below are suggestions. Your betta may get along just fine with all of these ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I've gone through two snails with my betta over the last few years. I've never seen the betta care about the snail's presence. I would think the snail probably died of natural causes. I don't think ...
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

Goldfish are in the carp family and are coldwater fish, they thrive in temperatures from 15 - 25 °C. Goldfish handle water temperatures above 25 °C poorly, so they are not a good ...
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My guppy & betta fish ignore cucumber

From my experience raw cucumber is often too hard/unattractive for aquarium fishes and snails, especially if they're unused to it. Put about 2 or 3cm of water in a pan or small pot. Boil the water ...
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Does medicating an entire tank harm healthy fish?

As you've already pointed out, the best course of action is to quarantine the fish. If you really can't do this then you'll need to tread carefully with medicines if you have any invertebrates (snails,...
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Feeding mashed green peas to discus

I've found peas to be extremely beneficial in relieving constipation in my aquarium fish. They have a laxative effect and help to prevent blockages which could form as a result of feeding only flakes ...
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Help with Fishless Cycling with Live Plants

Just leave it for a month or so. More than likely you will get some decaying material from the plants which will naturally kick-start the cycle. If you put food in there at all, it will absolutely ...
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How do you breed Daphnia to feed to aquarium fish?

You don't really have to do anything special, especially considering Daphnia aren't really anything exotic (you can find them in many ponds etc.) depending on where you live. A very minimalistic ...
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What fish can I put with my Betta?

There are a 2 main reasons why a betta can become aggressive to other fish: Visual apperance In general, a betta will only be aggressive to other fish if he thinks they are 'competition'. This can ...
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Red Cherry Shrimp tank mates

I've got a very similar setup as you have: 180 litre tank 11 Panda corries 17 Cardinal Tetras 4 big platy & some little ones (2 Platy Hawii, 2 'mixed') Cherry shrimp I chose the platy's because ...
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

There are many different types of aquarium crayfish, that have different levels of activity, aggression, size, and feeding habits, as well as different individual personalities, so its hard to say ...
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Growing a baby betta with other fish in the tank

Individual bettas are unique, so you should keep an eye on him on the first days anyway. You never know. Typically, a baby will not be aggressive, I have seen many very small bettas kept in community ...
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How to feed a Pleco in a community tank?

I had a similar situation before, and added a simple "shelter" to tuck the Pleco food under. Most fish, and I suspect bettas as well, won't bother swimming under a low structure on the ...
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Pretty, bright, unusual and active fish acquisition advice for kids

First of all: Nice that you want to get your daughter some fish and even more awesome that you're not going the cheap route of grabbing some bland (and in the end unhealthy) gold fish glass or betta ...
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Mollies with Bettas?

Betta can be housed with various other fish but in your case, you're short on space. 20L (5 gal) is about what is recommended for only a betta. Various sources seem to place the min tank requirement ...
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My guppy & betta fish ignore cucumber

In the video you can see a catfish and I think the cucumber is primary for him since they are vegetarians. Bettas are predominant carnivorous (insects, larvae) so they will not eat cucumber. For ...
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White dots appearing on the drift wood surface

So most driftwoods are boiled down or treated at some point to be safe for all types of aquariums and terrariums. When dried out and then placed back into water, marine or fresh a fungus can grow, ...
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Is my betta aggressive? Can she share a tank with other bettas or mollys?

Bettas are semi-aggressive fish which means that they are temperamental towards certain kinds of fish. Bettas shouldn't be housed with other male betta's since they will fight until one of them is ...
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Is my tank overstocked with Goldfish?

Probably overstocked. This article keeps to 1 inch of fish per gallon. That sounds about the advice I tend to hear while I live (1cm of fish per litre). But as the article says, there a many a thing ...
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New guppy disappeared from tank overnight

Your fish was probably eaten. As others have mentioned in the comments, your fish was probably eaten. As soon as a fish dies in your tank, chances are you'll have other fish pecking at it immediately ...
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Will my bristlenose pleco eat aquarium plants?

No, they won't eat plants. And generally, nothing will eat Anubias, the leaves are too thick; there are some exceptions, though. Bristlenose plecos will eat some film algae but not actual plants. ...
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

As others have said, crayfish would be an inappropriate fish to keep with your current selection. As an alternative to crayfish you might want to look at giant fan shrimp (Atya gabonensis). They look ...
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My molly is nipping at one of the cherry barbs in my tank. What should I do? The barb is losing colour

Look for a fish breeding box as a temporary solution. You can get a small plastic container with holes in that will sit in the tank and give one fish his own private space without requiring a second ...
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How many betta fish can I have?

You can have as may as you want, but not in the same aquarium. Two (or more) male betta's in one aquarium will surely find each other and fight to death. Just consider this: a male betta is always ...
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

I would have no way to know if your heater was the problem as you asked because you never told us the temperature of the tank. My tank is at 24 - 27 °C (75 - 80 °F) it ...
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Aquaponics: lobsters, clams, oysters and tilapia all in the same tank?

Producing these for food is not something to "stumble" upon. About the easiest thing on your list is tilapia, and you are probably not aware that all tilapia in the USA and Canada food markets are ...
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Which shrimp will co-exist with my loaches and schooling fish?

I made the mistake of keeping Kouli Loaches in a 55 gal heavily planted tank with Amano shrimp. I added several shrimp 3 times and they would just disappear. I thought they were just finding good ...
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Which shrimp will co-exist with my loaches and schooling fish?

The key word you used was Loaches. Any shrimp you put in that tank are immediately an expensive fancy dinner. Loaches will flip them and rip them out of their shells just like they were snails. ...
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