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  1. Plants
    I'm buying a few plants from an online store and I have heard that with certain plants like hornwort, bleach solutions can kill them. I have heard of potassium permanganate being used instead. My question is, how long should I soak them in the solution for? I have heard answers from 10 minutes...
  2. Fish
    Hi all, My tank has always been pretty healthy, lots of plants, very good water quality and I've had happy cories. I've noticed in the last couple of days they've got these small work like growths on their fins. There was actually an old thread on here where somebody had the exact issue but...
  3. Fish
    Hey everyone, Setup is: 20 Gallon 12x12x24 1 Aquaclear Mini HOB w/ small sponge filter on inlet 1 med sponge filter with airpump Planted, 2 Blood Gouramis, 3 Khuli Loaches, 5 Ghost Shrimp, 9 feeder minnows which appear to resemble White Cloud Mountain minnows 0ppm Ammonia, 0ppm Nitrite, 5ppm...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I turned on my lights yesterday in my nano shrimp tank, and saw a few of these things hopping around on the glass. I have no idea what they are, and whether they are harmful or not. Anyone have any experience with these? I read they might be isopods or something but I really have no idea...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've searched for an answer to these worms but haven't seen anything that looks like them yet... Anyone know what these little things are? Some of them like to ride my poor Nerite Snail :/ They don't appear to cause it any harm though. They can also be found attached to the glass. During water...
  6. Fish
    some tank info: 10 Gallon Tank Ammonia-0, Nitrite-0, Nitrates - usually around 20 but can hit 40 before a water change Ph- about 7-7.2, GH/KH - not sure. test strips are weird. haven't bought liquid yet. Substrate - eco complete Plants - 2 Anubias, 1 small/trimmed water sprite, growing...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I had ordered some shrimps online, and they came with vorticella. Only found out after putting them into a tank unfortunately.. I've treated all the shrimp in this tank with a concentrated salt (API salt) dip, and treated the whole tank with salt with normal dosage per instruction as well. I...
  8. Fish
    Just picked up 5 dwarf honey gouramis for my tank, and I noticed that a couple have little brown spots that appear to be under their skin. Currently have them in a little hanging quarantine tank. Any idea what these spots are? Some kind of parasite? Is it safe to add them to the aquarium?
  9. Fish
    Hi! My corys have been flashing a bit. I got them some medicated food because its safer for shrimp. I have been using it for 4 days & seems like the flashing has reduced, but its hard to tell since they don't do it that often. I was snappin' pix of the aquarium & noticed there is...
  10. Fish
    Good morning, a-fishionados! (See what I did there? ;) ) I've got a question about my DG that Google hasn't been able to help me with. I've had him for nearly a year, but in the last 2-3 months, I've noticed that he looks like he's losing weight. He still eats every day (flake and...
  11. Fish
    I am slightly concerned about 2 of my barbs. They have some odd growths on them. I am concerned they are parasites but they do not look like anything on the web that I have found. The fish are behaving normally and do not appear sick. If this is something, I want to hit it early. Should I treat...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Spotted a wiggly worm or parasite in one of my tanks, it was free swimming and fighting the current. Had no fear of being out in the light. It has a thicker part just below its head making it look like a long tailed sperm.. wtf is it? Its in a tank with a mostly blind betta so I don't know...
  13. Plants
    Hello fellow planters, I had this thing growing out of my stauro carpet I am trying to establish and is killing my plant. Any ideas on what it is and how I can get rid of it? thanks in advance
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi everyone, I work for a lab that cultures a marine tunicate, Ciona intestinalis. Lately, the copepods have gotten so out of control that they are killing all my juvenile animals. They are parasites to these animals, and since the Ciona are the only things we need in the tank, I need to get...
  15. Fish
    Can anyone tell what this is? It looks kind of like a popped white head. Not sure how well that shows in the pictures. He seems fine. He's swimming like normal and eating. Should I separate him? What could I treat it with?
  16. Fish
    I got done treating an all in one last week... I recently bought some driftwood and didn't soak it and had a drop in ph almost killed my fish. I use liquid fertilizer. Was wondering if the ph drop or ferts would irritate my fish enough to make them scratch a little. I know when an injury on me...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've read that snails can harbor several species of flukes that can infect humans, namely lung and liver flukes. I was wondering, is there a way to purge snails of flukes, or something like that? I'm considering getting some MTS.
  18. Fish
    Hi, My 3 or 4 month old angelfish is occasionally twitchy and has white stringy poop. I'm feeding spirulina/garlic and he is eating it like a champ. I've been all over the internet and most say this means parasite. I'm setting up my qt. Should I quarantine, then medicate or just add salt...
  19. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Okay I'm going to apologize in advance. I'm not very knowledgeable about mystery snail anatomy so I might be about to embarrass my self tremendously. So I've had this snail for about a week and today I noticed a white worm looking thing coming out of its "vent"(the part they poop out of). It's...
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