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Setup a fan pointing across the tank as a form of evaporative cooling. I assume though that would cool the top layer of water more than the bottom and I wasn't sure if the differential in temperature may make things even worse? A fan is a fantastic method for lowering a tank temperature efficiently; when researching methods to effectively cool a 60 gallon ...


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Here you can see 4 signs of guppies during pregnancy until birth (source). The gravid spot does not need to be completely black, in lighter colored fish it could also be a kind of gray. Fish in general do not get "fat bellies" like humans could. If they got lots of food, they will growth nearly equally on all ends. This said, a big belly is nearly ...


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I have observed something different in my tank. She behaved fine when I only had java fern in the tank. But then I replaced it with large amazon sword plants, now she’s having a party on my plants! I feed her quite well, but the sword plants are becoming expensive food for her now.


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Fish in the pictures attached to your question looks like Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (Chinese algae eater, CAE for short). Chinese algae eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) Image source: Wikipedia. Image source: aqualog.de. Image source: aquascape.ae. Chinese algae eaters are fish from the carp family Gyrinocheilidae (they are the only one genus in it); they are ...


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Yes, there are a decent amount. In fact, I have a specific species that might work for you: Texas river cooter (Pseudemys texana); they do not eat fish but instead are herbivores. Just keep them well fed.


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Ok Number One, I am very sorry for your loss. It is rough when you lose a pet or even an animal that was a part of the family. Number Two, As Omar Saadoun said, Water Shock can occur very easily if your fish is already ill as is, and it can also occur if you dont watch your PH level. If you do end up seeing strange patterns in your fish such as crashing at ...


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THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY! Your fish may be infected with the viral infection called lymphocystis. There is really no direct cure for it, but your veterinarian can suppress the virus until it eventually stops. Many prayers to your fish. This is a decision you will have to make yourself. As well with that, it will not go away on its own. I would not ...


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It will be difficult but not impossible to find a turtle which fits your needs. There are some main factors you need to focus on: temperature and water quality. The temperature will be important for your turtle, the water quality for your fish. You need to find the kind of turtle, which will survive in the temperature region you live in. If you decide to ...


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Too long for a comment, so an answer that might help future readers. How old are the fish? What sex? Sometimes pushing about is male fish trying to squeeze eggs out of female fish. In my experience, female goldfish get eggs round about 3 years of age. Males get breeding tubercles about 1 year. Sometimes biting and pushing just fish defending territory, ...


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High concentration of nitrite ions (1 mg/L of NO2-) is the most concerning thing in the list of your water parameters; it is many times above the toxicity threshold, because nitrites may start to become toxic at levels as low as 0.1 mg/L. Mechanism of toxicity is that NO2- ions get absorbed into the bloodstream through gills and oxidize hemoglobin in fish's ...


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