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Fish: Fantail problem, perhaps?, gallon tank, fish
Fish: Fantail problem, perhaps?, gallon tank, fish

Fish: Fantail with rock in stomach, black moor, circumference
Fish: Fantail with rock in stomach, black moor, circumference, fins

Fish: Fat Oscar, intestinal blockage, laxative
Fish: Fat Oscar, intestinal blockage, laxative, tiger oscar

Fish: Feeding, water quality problems, african cichlids
Fish: Feeding, water quality problems, african cichlids, plecos

Fish: Feeding Oscar KOI Food?, oscars, nutrients
Fish: Feeding Oscar KOI Food?, oscars, nutrients, babies

Fish: Female Betta Fish Aquarium..., gal tank, mollies
Fish: Female Betta Fish Aquarium..., gal tank, mollies, different colors

Fish: Female Betta fish, gallon tank, betta
Fish: Female Betta fish, gallon tank, betta, fishes

Fish: FIN LOSS, stannard, tammy
Fish: FIN LOSS, stannard, tammy

Fish: FISH SWIMMING UPSIDE DOWN
Fish: FISH SWIMMING UPSIDE DOWN

Fish: Fighting Convicts, thier babies, cichlids
Fish: Fighting Convicts, thier babies, cichlids, shells

Fish: Film on top of Betta bowl, rhode island, beta
Fish: Film on top of Betta bowl, rhode island, beta

Fish: Fin nipping, community tanks, pecking order
Fish: Fin nipping, community tanks, pecking order, goldfish

Fish: Fin rot, fancy goldfish, jonathan hope
Fish: Fin rot, fancy goldfish, jonathan hope, goldfish

Fish: Fin rot on fancy goldfishes, goldfish, garlic
Fish: Fin rot on fancy goldfishes, goldfish, garlic, fins

Fish: Finding Nemo Fish, coralline algae, morish idol
Fish: Finding Nemo Fish, coralline algae, morish idol, freshwater tanks

Fish: Firemouth tankmates, 30 gallon tank, aggressive fish
Fish: Firemouth tankmates, 30 gallon tank, aggressive fish, firemouth

Fish: About my Firemouth, giant danio, blood parrot
Fish: About my Firemouth, giant danio, blood parrot, fish

Fish: First fish tank, stress coat, fish store
Fish: First fish tank, stress coat, fish store, maintaince

Fish: Fish Help, popeye, tank
Fish: Fish Help, popeye, tank

Fish: Fish health, female goldfish, swim bladders
Fish: Fish health, female goldfish, swim bladders, slime coat

Fish: Fish Tank, sea shells, milkey
Fish: Fish Tank, sea shells, milkey, tanks

Fish: Fish tank slime, size tank, tank walls
Fish: Fish tank slime, size tank, tank walls, new tank

Fish: Floating Goldfish, goldfish owners, fancy goldfish
Fish: Floating Goldfish, goldfish owners, fancy goldfish, flake food

Fish: Convict Babies, flower horn fish, sexual dimorphism
Fish: Convict Babies, flower horn fish, sexual dimorphism, female flower

Fish: Fry and Treatment of Ich
Fish: Fry and Treatment of Ich

Fish: My fantail goldfish, fish, tank
Fish: My fantail goldfish, fish, tank

Fish: fantail, stress coat, aloe vera
Fish: fantail, stress coat, aloe vera, tropical fish

Fish: fantailed goldfish, cassius clay, glass fish
Fish: fantailed goldfish, cassius clay, glass fish, shubunkin

Fish: what to feed my oscar?, gold fish, pellets
Fish: what to feed my oscar?, gold fish, pellets, feeder

Fish: Is my female betta fish pregnant?, bubble nest, bloat
Fish: Is my female betta fish pregnant?, bubble nest, bloat, stripes

Fish: Is my female betta pregnant?, bad eggs, bubble nest
Fish: Is my female betta pregnant?, bad eggs, bubble nest, watchful eye

Fish: My first oscar and bottom feeders?, bottom feeder fish, fin rot
Fish: My first oscar and bottom feeders?, bottom feeder fish, fin rot, pleco

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Fish: fish bowl, comet goldfish, schooling fish
Fish: fish bowl, comet goldfish, schooling fish, white clouds

Fish: My fish has got a cloudy eye, cloudy eye, gallon aquarium
Fish: My fish has got a cloudy eye, cloudy eye, gallon aquarium, handful

Fish: My fish is floating upside down, fancy goldfish, swim bladder
Fish: My fish is floating upside down, fancy goldfish, swim bladder, laxative

Fish: My fish floats but is alive and well., fantail, flake
Fish: My fish floats but is alive and well., fantail, flake, shan

Fish: My fish keep dying, aggressive fish, wal mart
Fish: My fish keep dying, aggressive fish, wal mart, diseases

Fish: My fish look like they are going to die.. please help!, tank glass, side ways
Fish: My fish look like they are going to die.. please help!, tank glass, side ways, swims

Fish: my fish has lost both eyes, could it still live ?, eyeless fish, zuchini
Fish: my fish has lost both eyes, could it still live ?, eyeless fish, zuchini, flake

Fish: is my fish pregnant, giving birth, babies
Fish: is my fish pregnant, giving birth, babies, tank

Fish: fish problems, bch, molly
Fish: fish problems, bch, molly

Fish: fish tank clarity, 10 gallon tank, goldfish
Fish: fish tank clarity, 10 gallon tank, goldfish

Fish: My fish goes upside down after eating, eight hours, goldfish
Fish: My fish goes upside down after eating, eight hours, goldfish, pellets

Fish: floating goldfish, fishy things, goner
Fish: floating goldfish, fishy things, goner, goldfish

Fish: fresh water puffer fish, little known fact, puffer fish
Fish: fresh water puffer fish, little known fact, puffer fish, freshwater tank

Fish: freshwater flounder, feeder fish, fresh water
Fish: freshwater flounder, feeder fish, fresh water, shrimp

Fish: Golden gourami's aggression towards all other fish, pet stores, fish
Fish: Golden gourami's aggression towards all other fish, pet stores, fish

Fish: Goldfish, bacterial infection, carbon filter
Fish: Goldfish, bacterial infection, carbon filter, fungus

Fish: Goldfish in bowl., goldfish, fish
Fish: Goldfish in bowl., goldfish, fish, tank

Fish: Goldfish disappearing!, mature fish, birds
Fish: Goldfish disappearing!, mature fish, birds

Fish: Goldfish dying, tail fins, silver fish
Fish: Goldfish dying, tail fins, silver fish, mouth sore

Fish: Goldfish found stuck to filter, dead fish, hell
Fish: Goldfish found stuck to filter, dead fish, hell

Fish: Goldfish fungus, fungus infection, giving medicine
Fish: Goldfish fungus, fungus infection, giving medicine, goldfish

Fish: Goldfish stopped swimming and eating, fishes, tank
Fish: Goldfish stopped swimming and eating, fishes, tank, fish

Fish: Goldfish swimming upside down., goldfish, pellets
Fish: Goldfish swimming upside down., goldfish, pellets, feeder

Fish: Green Sevrum injury?, salt bath, cichlids
Fish: Green Sevrum injury?, salt bath, cichlids, tweezers

Fish: Green Terror Breeding, green terrors, eggs
Fish: Green Terror Breeding, green terrors, eggs

Fish: Green terror question.., blue acara, fish pets
Fish: Green terror question.., blue acara, fish pets, pets at home

Fish: geophagus, harems, handfull
Fish: geophagus, harems, handfull, females

Fish: gold fish fighting PLEASE HELP A.S.A.P (as soon as posible), comet goldfish, fancy goldfish
Fish: gold fish fighting PLEASE HELP A.S.A.P (as soon as posible), comet goldfish, fancy goldfish, correct choice

Fish: goldfish, goldfish, period of time
Fish: goldfish, goldfish, period of time, fish

Fish: goldfish, camallanus, flubenol
Fish: goldfish, camallanus, flubenol, anti biotics

Fish: why did my goldfish die?, tank, fishy
Fish: why did my goldfish die?, tank, fishy

Fish: goldfish-eggs or dropsy?, epsom salts, ammonia levels
Fish: goldfish-eggs or dropsy?, epsom salts, ammonia levels, fancy goldfish

Fish: goldfish trying to jump out of aquarium, goldfish, scare
Fish: goldfish trying to jump out of aquarium, goldfish, scare, fish

Fish: green spotted puffer fish, clown fish, green spotted puffers
Fish: green spotted puffer fish, clown fish, green spotted puffers, neon dottyback

Fish: green terror, anal fins, dorsal
Fish: green terror, anal fins, dorsal, females

Fish: guppies, guppy, red dot
Fish: guppies, guppy, red dot, fishes

Fish: guppy breeding, thier babies, lower abdomen
Fish: guppy breeding, thier babies, lower abdomen, fry

Fish: guppy femals back is curved, many generations, genetic problem
Fish: guppy femals back is curved, many generations, genetic problem, shop man

Fish: Help! My Fighter Fish Is SIck!!, rocks, plants
Fish: Help! My Fighter Fish Is SIck!!, rocks, plants

Fish: Help!!!! Quick!!!! My Beta fish Lay's on it side at the bottom & it has white fluffy stuff on it!, ammonia levels, tank walls
Fish: Help!!!! Quick!!!! My Beta fish Lay's on it side at the bottom & it has white fluffy stuff on it!, ammonia levels, tank walls, herbal oil

Fish: hard-water fish, hard water, tank
Fish: hard-water fish, hard water, tank

Fish: help, axe
Fish: help, axe

Fish: hi, good shape, females
Fish: hi, good shape, females

Fish: housing breeds of freshwater fish, irridescent shark, gallon tank
Fish: housing breeds of freshwater fish, irridescent shark, gallon tank, lifespan

Fish: Ich....my new fish i bought for my new aquarium have ich., partial water changes, new tank
Fish: Ich....my new fish i bought for my new aquarium have ich., partial water changes, new tank, toxins

Fish: Injured Dwarf Gourami, fish tank, platties
Fish: Injured Dwarf Gourami, fish tank, platties, small fish

Fish: Iridescent Shark, aquarim, centigrades
Fish: Iridescent Shark, aquarim, centigrades, darkness

Fish: ick, mud turtles, feed the fish
Fish: ick, mud turtles, feed the fish, uneaten food

Fish: identifying a fish
Fish: identifying a fish

Fish: iridecent shark, catfish family, 10 gallon tank
Fish: iridecent shark, catfish family, 10 gallon tank, buffoon

Fish: My Jack Dempsey, life expectancy, parasite
Fish: My Jack Dempsey, life expectancy, parasite, hes

Fish: Jack Dempsey possibly dying or giving birth?, jack dempsey, stomach
Fish: Jack Dempsey possibly dying or giving birth?, jack dempsey, stomach

Fish: Jewel cichlid keep attacking eachother, territorial fish, community tank
Fish: Jewel cichlid keep attacking eachother, territorial fish, community tank, solitary lives

Fish: jellybean parrot, hardy fish, black patches
Fish: jellybean parrot, hardy fish, black patches, dying process

Fish: kenyi cichlids, mature females, vertical band
Fish: kenyi cichlids, mature females, vertical band, kenyi cichlids

Fish: koi in tank., outdoor ponds, gal tank
Fish: koi in tank., outdoor ponds, gal tank, water changes

Fish: koi in tank., goldfish, sterile hybrid
Fish: koi in tank., goldfish, sterile hybrid, mixture

Fish: Lake Malawi Cichilds, clown loaches, plecos
Fish: Lake Malawi Cichilds, clown loaches, plecos

Fish: how many Lake Tanganyika cichlids can I put in a 75 gallon aquarium?, clown loach, colorful fish
Fish: how many Lake Tanganyika cichlids can I put in a 75 gallon aquarium?, clown loach, colorful fish, demasoni

Fish: Lesion on Betta, tropical fish, white stuff
Fish: Lesion on Betta, tropical fish, white stuff, cold water

Fish: Longevity of a beta fish, c shape, little fish
Fish: Longevity of a beta fish, c shape, little fish, walmart

Fish: Lots of Sick and Dying Guppies, guppies, medication
Fish: Lots of Sick and Dying Guppies, guppies, medication, oray

Fish: Lump and rasied scales, king of the jungle, tumors
Fish: Lump and rasied scales, king of the jungle, tumors, plants

Fish: leaning beta after water change, water shock, water change
Fish: leaning beta after water change, water shock, water change, old water

Fish: Male Betta, bloat, color changes
Fish: Male Betta, bloat, color changes, betta

Fish: Male Betta, pet store owner, breeding betta
Fish: Male Betta, pet store owner, breeding betta, lazy fish

Fish: Male Betta fish tank issue, sponges, aquariums
Fish: Male Betta fish tank issue, sponges, aquariums, dish

Fish: Mickey Mouse Platties, new borns, platties
Fish: Mickey Mouse Platties, new borns, platties, main tank

Fish: Mollies, balloon mollies, wild balloon
Fish: Mollies, balloon mollies, wild balloon, brakish

Fish: Molly Fish Laid eggs, balloon molly, eggs
Fish: Molly Fish Laid eggs, balloon molly, eggs, babies

Fish: Molly fry, femal, fry
Fish: Molly fry, femal, fry, fins

Fish: Is my Molly Pregnant?, sailfin molly, red swordtail
Fish: Is my Molly Pregnant?, sailfin molly, red swordtail

Fish: male or female?, black dot, gold fish
Fish: male or female?, black dot, gold fish, bulge

Fish: mean fish, black moors, oranda
Fish: mean fish, black moors, oranda, aggressors

Fish: mickey mouse fish breedinggestation, sign of pregnancy, 2 females
Fish: mickey mouse fish breedinggestation, sign of pregnancy, 2 females, poecilia

Fish: molly fry, male sperm, great fish
Fish: molly fry, male sperm, great fish, 10 gallon tank

Fish: moor eye white spot, ammonia concentrations, black moor
Fish: moor eye white spot, ammonia concentrations, black moor, gal tank

Fish: New betta, female bettas, male bettas
Fish: New betta, female bettas, male bettas, bubble nest

Fish: neon sunburst moon platy, fsih, comfertable
Fish: neon sunburst moon platy, fsih, comfertable, guppy

Fish: neon tetras, neon tetras, beginner fish
Fish: neon tetras, neon tetras, beginner fish, happy fish

Fish: new betta, labyrinth organ, tiny containers
Fish: new betta, labyrinth organ, tiny containers, rice paddies

Fish: new convict cichlid babies, gallon tank, realties
Fish: new convict cichlid babies, gallon tank, realties, convicts

Fish: Two new Dwarf Gouramis, dwarf gouramis, aquarium
Fish: Two new Dwarf Gouramis, dwarf gouramis, aquarium, tank

Fish: is my new oscar happy?, research fish, fish care
Fish: is my new oscar happy?, research fish, fish care, species of fish

Fish: new tank, ace brand, ace hardware
Fish: new tank, ace brand, ace hardware, ammonia

Fish: newbie, aggressive fish, cichlids
Fish: newbie, aggressive fish, cichlids, tank

Fish: O Crap my fish are dead, gallon tank, goldfish
Fish: O Crap my fish are dead, gallon tank, goldfish, beta

Fish: OSCAR FISH BEHAVIOR, oscars
Fish: OSCAR FISH BEHAVIOR, oscars

Fish: Oscar, jack dempsey, oscars
Fish: Oscar, jack dempsey, oscars, ciclids

Fish: Oscar, bottom feeder, pucu
Fish: Oscar, bottom feeder, pucu, gallon tank

Fish: Oscar, feeder goldfish, blood worms
Fish: Oscar, feeder goldfish, blood worms, gray spots

Fish: Oscar Behavior, hole in head, maracide
Fish: Oscar Behavior, hole in head, maracide, melafix

Fish: Oscar Behavior, proper filtration, fish water
Fish: Oscar Behavior, proper filtration, fish water, water changes

Fish: Oscar Bloated Belly, oscar fish care, epsom salt
Fish: Oscar Bloated Belly, oscar fish care, epsom salt, laxative

Fish: Oscar behavior, mirror, fish
Fish: Oscar behavior, mirror, fish, tank

Fish: Oscar condition, water test kit, ping pong ball
Fish: Oscar condition, water test kit, ping pong ball, feeder fish

Fish: Oscar Fish, aquarium salt, territorial nature
Fish: Oscar Fish, aquarium salt, territorial nature, melafix

Fish: Oscar feeding, goldfish
Fish: Oscar feeding, goldfish

Fish: Oscar with pitting/missing scales on head, gold fish, parasite
Fish: Oscar with pitting/missing scales on head, gold fish, parasite

Fish: Oscars and Convicts, survival of the fitest, tiger oscar
Fish: Oscars and Convicts, survival of the fitest, tiger oscar, convicts

Fish: oily betta water, non iodized salt, strange shape
Fish: oily betta water, non iodized salt, strange shape, fungus

Fish: oscar eggs, eggs
Fish: oscar eggs, eggs

Fish: oscar fish, pimafix, water change
Fish: oscar fish, pimafix, water change, pellets

Fish: oscar fish behavior, oscars
Fish: oscar fish behavior, oscars

Fish: oscar fish and other fish, black ghost knife fish, ghost knife fish
Fish: oscar fish and other fish, black ghost knife fish, ghost knife fish, black ghost knife

Fish: oscar jump, hole life, rubys
Fish: oscar jump, hole life, rubys, food diet

Fish: oscar's popeye, high nitrate, good bacteria
Fish: oscar's popeye, high nitrate, good bacteria, tank size

Fish: Is my oscar pregnant?, 2 pieces, oscars
Fish: Is my oscar pregnant?, 2 pieces, oscars, slate

Fish: oscars fighting, oscars, tank
Fish: oscars fighting, oscars, tank

Fish: Parrot Fish, color changes, parrots
Fish: Parrot Fish, color changes, parrots, colors

Fish: Parrot Fish, 10 gallon aquarium, aquarium gravel
Fish: Parrot Fish, 10 gallon aquarium, aquarium gravel, shy fish

Fish: Pearlscale fish too bouyant, tank water, bloating
Fish: Pearlscale fish too bouyant, tank water, bloating, fishes

Fish: Pictus Catfish and African Dwarf frog, african dwarf frog, community tank
Fish: Pictus Catfish and African Dwarf frog, african dwarf frog, community tank, pipe work

Fish: Platies with eating disorders, fish store, digestive system
Fish: Platies with eating disorders, fish store, digestive system, bacterial infections

Fish: Plecostomus, plecostomus, goldfish
Fish: Plecostomus, plecostomus, goldfish, ltr

Fish: Polypterus Fish, sterling pounds, petco
Fish: Polypterus Fish, sterling pounds, petco, babies

Fish: Pond Fish, baking soda, white film
Fish: Pond Fish, baking soda, white film, goldfish

Fish: Pregnant Fish?, good answer, aquarium
Fish: Pregnant Fish?, good answer, aquarium, babies

Fish: Pregnant Goldfish, breeding goldfish, perfect water
Fish: Pregnant Goldfish, breeding goldfish, perfect water, instincts

Fish: Pregnant Guppy, two tanks, types of fish
Fish: Pregnant Guppy, two tanks, types of fish, hiding places

Fish: Puffer fish, snails, hard time
Fish: Puffer fish, snails, hard time, guess

Fish: parrot cichlid behavior, angel fish, parrot fish
Fish: parrot cichlid behavior, angel fish, parrot fish, circles

Fish: pet shark, granules, medicine
Fish: pet shark, granules, medicine

Fish: placostamus, sucker fish, foam filter
Fish: placostamus, sucker fish, foam filter, pre filter

Fish: pond fish, fish ponds, hardware store
Fish: pond fish, fish ponds, hardware store, goldfish

Fish: pregnant fish, male fish, eggs
Fish: pregnant fish, male fish, eggs

Fish: pregnant guppy, pregnant guppy, google
Fish: pregnant guppy, pregnant guppy, google, good luck

Fish: pregnant guppys, mateing, ferst
Fish: pregnant guppys, mateing, ferst, guppy

Fish: pregnant neon tetra, neons, pet store
Fish: pregnant neon tetra, neons, pet store, 3 years

Fish: puffers and green scat, puffers, fungal infections
Fish: puffers and green scat, puffers, fungal infections

Fish: My Rainbow shark, red tailed shark, rainbow shark
Fish: My Rainbow shark, red tailed shark, rainbow shark, guppies

Fish: Ram Cichlids, stress zyme, angel fish
Fish: Ram Cichlids, stress zyme, angel fish, fish tank

Fish: Ram fish, biological filter, mardel
Fish: Ram fish, biological filter, mardel, fishes

Fish: Random Ammonia spike?, run on sentence, water changes
Fish: Random Ammonia spike?, run on sentence, water changes, ammonia

Fish: Rapid Breathing Angel Fish, fish, air pump
Fish: Rapid Breathing Angel Fish, fish, air pump

Fish: Red Belly Piranhas, pirahna, oscars
Fish: Red Belly Piranhas, pirahna, oscars, fish

Fish: Red Devil Cichlid habitat, red devil, canister filter
Fish: Red Devil Cichlid habitat, red devil, canister filter, liters

Fish: Requirements for an albino oscar, tank mates, community fish
Fish: Requirements for an albino oscar, tank mates, community fish, oscars

Fish: Rope Fish Compatibility??.., ghost fish, rope fish
Fish: Rope Fish Compatibility??.., ghost fish, rope fish, angel fish

Fish: Rust?, salt water aquarium, quality environment
Fish: Rust?, salt water aquarium, quality environment, problem thanks

Fish: red cap oranda, red oranda, night and sleep
Fish: red cap oranda, red oranda, night and sleep, little fish

Fish: red gills, dying fish, amquel, water change
Fish: red gills, dying fish, amquel, water change, tap water

Fish: red wag platy, mollys, wags
Fish: red wag platy, mollys, wags, zebras

Fish: redtailed shark and african cichlid compatibility?, clown loaches, cichlids
Fish: redtailed shark and african cichlid compatibility?, clown loaches, cichlids, surprise

Fish: Sexing and breeding my black mystery snail, apple snails, water line
Fish: Sexing and breeding my black mystery snail, apple snails, water line, mystery snails

Fish: SILVER TIP CAT FISH SHARK FISH, fish expert, gallon tank
Fish: SILVER TIP CAT FISH SHARK FISH, fish expert, gallon tank, cathedrals

Fish: Siamese fighting fish, siamese fighting fish, rosy barbs
Fish: Siamese fighting fish, siamese fighting fish, rosy barbs, black widows

Fish: Sick Betta Crown Fish - more information, betta
Fish: Sick Betta Crown Fish - more information, betta

Fish: Sick columbian shark., columbian shark, wall marts
Fish: Sick columbian shark., columbian shark, wall marts, wall mart

Fish: Sick Oscar, natural cure, goldfish
Fish: Sick Oscar, natural cure, goldfish, gentleman

Fish: Silver Dollar Behavior, algae fish, spirulina algae
Fish: Silver Dollar Behavior, algae fish, spirulina algae, shredded carrots

Fish: Silver Dollars and Pacu compatability, red belly pacu, tiger barbs
Fish: Silver Dollars and Pacu compatability, red belly pacu, tiger barbs, silver dollars

Fish: Silver Molly Babies, baby mollies, quik
Fish: Silver Molly Babies, baby mollies, quik, tank

Fish: Stringy stuff, jungle fungus, fin rot
Fish: Stringy stuff, jungle fungus, fin rot, melafix

Fish: Swollen belly on my betta, blood worms, swollen belly
Fish: Swollen belly on my betta, blood worms, swollen belly, petshop

Fish: Swollen and bloody fish, negative bacteria, necrosis
Fish: Swollen and bloody fish, negative bacteria, necrosis, affection

Fish: Swollen side, betta
Fish: Swollen side, betta

Fish: salt water fish( blue devil dansiles)
Fish: salt water fish( blue devil dansiles)

Fish: sick Betta, distilled water
Fish: sick Betta, distilled water

Fish: sick beta fish, little fin, water change
Fish: sick beta fish, little fin, water change, water and salt

Fish: sick comet goldfish, maracyn 2, dropsy
Fish: sick comet goldfish, maracyn 2, dropsy, condolences

Fish: sick/dying Balloon Molly, fish deaths, massive fish
Fish: sick/dying Balloon Molly, fish deaths, massive fish, nitrate

Fish: sick or dying - can something be done, pellets, betta
Fish: sick or dying - can something be done, pellets, betta

Fish: sick fish caused by dead plants???, fin and tail rot, hardy fish
Fish: sick fish caused by dead plants???, fin and tail rot, hardy fish, nitrogen cycle

Fish: sick goldfish, little tank, gallon tank
Fish: sick goldfish, little tank, gallon tank, goldfish

Fish: sick Pleco, 10 gallon tank, pet store
Fish: sick Pleco, 10 gallon tank, pet store, fish

Fish: soft water = low pH?, frequent water changes, organic matter
Fish: soft water = low pH?, frequent water changes, organic matter, soft water

Fish: somersaulting goldfish, peacock bass, ok thanks
Fish: somersaulting goldfish, peacock bass, ok thanks, goldfish

Fish: spotted green puffer fish, tankmate, puffers
Fish: spotted green puffer fish, tankmate, puffers, gsp

Fish: spring water?, gallon tank, betta
Fish: spring water?, gallon tank, betta, filter system

Fish: my stingrays, purchase animals, fish store
Fish: my stingrays, purchase animals, fish store, stingrays

Fish: strange Oscar fish behavior, eggs, source of information
Fish: strange Oscar fish behavior, eggs, source of information

Fish: sucker fish/algae eater, sucker fish, goldfish
Fish: sucker fish/algae eater, sucker fish, goldfish, good luck

Fish: sunburst platy fry, breeding fish, guppies
Fish: sunburst platy fry, breeding fish, guppies, babies

Fish: swordtail babies, babys, mama
Fish: swordtail babies, babys, mama, tank

Fish: Tank for my betta, corydoras catfish, rough rocks
Fish: Tank for my betta, corydoras catfish, rough rocks, angel fish

Fish: Tank Mates, sorority, females
Fish: Tank Mates, sorority, females

Fish: Tank problems, nitrates, aquarium
Fish: Tank problems, nitrates, aquarium, aquaponics system

Fish: Tetra care, soultion, acurate
Fish: Tetra care, soultion, acurate, tetras

Fish: TIGER OSCARS, pinky mice, goldfish
Fish: TIGER OSCARS, pinky mice, goldfish, pellets

Fish: Tigar Oscars, carbon filtration, unhealthy water
Fish: Tigar Oscars, carbon filtration, unhealthy water, water changes

Fish: Tiger Oscars, pinkie mice, tiger oscars
Fish: Tiger Oscars, pinkie mice, tiger oscars, red shrimp

Fish: Tumor on our angelfish´s nose..?, elephant man, elephant
Fish: Tumor on our angelfish´s nose..?, elephant man, elephant, angels

Fish: Turtle and fish, red eared slider, gold fish
Fish: Turtle and fish, red eared slider, gold fish, vacation trip

Fish: Will the tail grow back?, pecking order, bully
Fish: Will the tail grow back?, pecking order, bully, fish

Fish: tank mates, specilize, aquatic products
Fish: tank mates, specilize, aquatic products, aqua

Fish: tank size for oscar cichlids, gallon tank, oscars
Fish: tank size for oscar cichlids, gallon tank, oscars, tanks

Fish: tank water, fish tank, susie
Fish: tank water, fish tank, susie, big fish

Fish: how do i tell if my endler fish is pregnant, tiny babies, real fun
Fish: how do i tell if my endler fish is pregnant, tiny babies, real fun, factual information

Fish: Can you tell me about my fish?, molar teeth, sea of okhotsk
Fish: Can you tell me about my fish?, molar teeth, sea of okhotsk, hokkaido japan

Fish: how to tell if your gupppy is pregnant, combinations, nuts
Fish: how to tell if your gupppy is pregnant, combinations, nuts, cheese

Fish: I think my black fin shark is pregnant, pregant
Fish: I think my black fin shark is pregnant, pregant

Fish: I think my goldfish is constipated, few days, fish
Fish: I think my goldfish is constipated, few days, fish

Fish: tiger oscar, 30 gallon tank, tiger oscar
Fish: tiger oscar, 30 gallon tank, tiger oscar, chiclid

Fish: unknown, unexpected cichlid young in the tank, cobalt blue, yellow labs
Fish: unknown, unexpected cichlid young in the tank, cobalt blue, yellow labs, hybrids

Fish: upside down alive floating fish, goldfish, fish
Fish: upside down alive floating fish, goldfish, fish, fish pellets

Fish: upside down fish swimming, clove oil, anaesthetic
Fish: upside down fish swimming, clove oil, anaesthetic, clove

Fish: violet goby eating gravel!, filter feeders, gravel
Fish: violet goby eating gravel!, filter feeders, gravel

Fish: Weather Loach escaping!, dojo loach, goldfish
Fish: Weather Loach escaping!, dojo loach, goldfish, cold water fish

Fish: whats wrong with my fish, iron content, rust
Fish: whats wrong with my fish, iron content, rust, particles

Fish: white patch growing on the goldfish, chilodonella, wight
Fish: white patch growing on the goldfish, chilodonella, wight, web page

Fish: white spots on my betta, frozen brine shrimp, aquarium salt
Fish: white spots on my betta, frozen brine shrimp, aquarium salt, quality diet

Fish: worms in tank, water changes, clean water
Fish: worms in tank, water changes, clean water, worms

Fish: Now what am I facing?!, brine shrimp, protein skimmers
brine shrimp, protein skimmers, salt baths: Hi Claudine, Playing in the bubbles is a normal and healthy sign. The only concern might be if the bubbles were too fine, for example if you were using a glass diffuser or wooden airstone (the kind used for protein skimmers or CO2 devices). Not a problem...

Fish: A faded portion of Plecos' plates, bala sharks, columbian shark
bala sharks, columbian shark, home aquaria: Good evening, Tabasco Jim! Ketchup is my favorite condiment, but there s a special place in my heart for tabasco too... While a 55 gallon is a substantial sized tank, you are courting disaster with your stocking scheme. Even one pacu will outgrow your tank....

Fish: fading goldfish, feeder goldfish, fish feeder
feeder goldfish, fish feeder, shredded carrots: Good afternoon Dawn, thank you for your question. Feeder goldfish are reared in less than ideal conditions, to put it mildly. They are packed like sardines into the dealers tanks, and by the time they get to you they have been exposed to high levels of...

Fish: faintail gold fish, bladder disease, swim bladder
bladder disease, swim bladder, air bubbles: Hey Michelle, Can you describe the bumps more in detail? are they typical oranda air bubbles ? are they under the scales, such as Swim Bladder Disease? Are they white spots like ick? I m not sure whats wrong, because I m not sure what the lumps look like....

Fish: fancy goldfish, water test kit, goldfish owners
water test kit, goldfish owners, goldfish keepers: Good evening Trevor, thank you for your question. Even though the BiOrb seems to be targeted for goldfish keepers looking for a high tech bowl , the major shortcomings of the product design make this a difficult tank to maintain clean and keep stable....

Fish: fancy goldfish upside down, epsom salts, fancy goldfish
epsom salts, fancy goldfish, swim bladder: Hello Sherryl- Sounds like an advanced swim bladder problem. If you ve tried peas, salts, fasting, and diet changes, the problem most likely has a deeper root and is not gastrointestinal. As fish get older, they are more prone to swim bladder failure. ...

Fish: fancy goldfish, 30 gallon tank, frequent water changes
30 gallon tank, frequent water changes, fancy goldfish: Hey Kayla, This is a very difficult question to answer. The truth it, it s really up to you. Speaking in terms of easy care, easy upkeep, and least responsibility, i would recommend 1 for every 3-5 gallons. There is an old rule-of-thumb saying that for...

Fish: fancy guppies/ghost shrimp, ghost shrimp, time ghost
ghost shrimp, time ghost, fish tank: Hi Dustin; Guppies are sexually mature anywhere from 4 to 6 months old. They can have babies while still pretty small but there will only be a few in their first litter usually. As the females grow larger they will have more babies at a time. Ghost...

Fish: fancy guppies, fancy guppies, chris robbins
fancy guppies, chris robbins, water changes: Hi Tami; It can take several months for males to really show themselves. Make plenty of water changes and they will mature faster. Replace 25% of the water at least once a week and you will see a big difference in their level of growth and maturity. ...

Fish: fancy guppy, fancy guppy, peace lovers
fancy guppy, peace lovers, gallon tank: Hello Tracy, Puting more females in the tank will help the male calm down, he lookes like hes a bit desperate. But i warn you that when you put females in there you may end up with a couple babys but nothing major. So that sounds like the best idea, oh yes...

Fish: fancy pleco, living in the tank, earthquake in southern california
living in the tank, earthquake in southern california, hardy fish: Hey Katrina, Sailfin and Butterfly plecos do well in most tanks, and I love my Borneo Loaches (also called chinese butterfly loaches) they may not be a plecostomus, but if you google a picture, you d understand why i love the little suckers. In general,...

Fish: fanta, brine shrimp eggs, egg yolk
brine shrimp eggs, egg yolk, egg eaters: Fanta, Your goldfish are egglayers. Your female might be eggbound. The only way to sex goldfish is that when the males reach sexual maturity in 1 to 3 yrs . They get white pimples around their gills often...

Fish: fantail, medium tank, stone water
medium tank, stone water, preventive action: Hi That is good , I m happy for you to have a breeding couple , try to separate them in a medium tank with medium air stone , Water temp should be 20 to 22 , clear water with anti fungi , and anti septic as a preventive action , Try to provide them...

Fish: fantail, cichlid research, gold fish
cichlid research, gold fish, good health: Hi Michelle, I don t understand how you can tell that the gold fish is missing the other one. It is very possible that the gold fish was the one that injured the other one. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fantail behaviour, feathery tail, tail fins
feathery tail, tail fins, fantails: Hi Sara- It s perfectly normal for fantails to wiggle their bottoms when they swim. They look so pudgy swimming like that! That s how mine swim all the time; because their tails are long and flowing, it makes it harder for them to swim, just because of...

Fish: fantail of my betta, aquarium salt, melafix
aquarium salt, melafix, water conditioner: Hello Santje- Changing the water was a good idea. Usually, fresh water will perk bettas up within a day or so. What you saw happening with his tail fin is called clamping. Bettas do this when their water isn t up to par (too cold, too dirty, bad pH,...

Fish: fantail fish, gill covers, prickles
gill covers, prickles, fantail fish: Hi Raheel This is will be easy if your fishes are sexually matured , means the age over 1.6 years old and above , the female will be larger , the female will have a fatter appearance as she is carrying eggs. The male is usually smaller and more...

Fish: the differance between the male and female, red cap oranda goldfish, cap oranda
red cap oranda goldfish, cap oranda, red caps: Hi again. Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. I assume you mean the Red Cap oranda Goldfish? If so, they are difficult to sex, but the males have white pimples on the gill covers, and the females have a deeper body when sexually mature. Red Caps will...

Fish: fantail goldfish, cichlid research, fantail goldfish
cichlid research, fantail goldfish, fish one: Hi Bob, Hmmm.. that s a hard one for me to give advice about since I don t have much info to go on. Is the fish still eating? Is it still swimming? Bloat is often caused by intestinal problems and those can be very difficult to deal with, particularly...

Fish: fantail goldfish, ammonia nitrate, nitrate levels
ammonia nitrate, nitrate levels, swim bladder: Hello Lisa- Sorry about the wait! Keep up with the salt, but you might as well stop the tetracycline for now. If anything, your fantail may have an internal infection, which is easier treated through the use of medicated food. However, I think that...

Fish: my fantail goldfish, fantail goldfish, raw hamburger
fantail goldfish, raw hamburger, drunken fish: Hi Julie; Poor little Toast! I can t say it looks good, but there are a few things you can try to make him feel more comfortable, regardless of how it all turns out. First, make another water change to get as much waste out of the tank as possible....

Fish: fantail goldfish, male betta, plain fish
male betta, plain fish, fish tank: Hi, No. Goldfish are the messiest fish I know, and need at the bare minimum 10 gallons each, with a powerful filter. A bubbler isn t necessary though. If you want a beautiful, easy to look after fish, go for a single male Betta. As long as you have a decent...

Fish: fantail goldfish, long tank, chris robbins
long tank, chris robbins, fantails: Hi Christene; Goldfish do lay eggs but you have to have a long tank or pond of 30 gallons or larger with thick bunches of plants at one end. Goldfish have to make what s called spawning runs so they need lots of space. Obviously, as you know already,...

Fish: fantail goldfish, cichlid research, little fish
cichlid research, little fish, goldfish: Hi Sarah, Large fish are pretty much always going to pick on smaller fish so you can t really stop that. The fact that the little guy can hide in the ship ornament is a good thing. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home...

Fish: My fantail goldfish, cichlid research, fantail goldfish
cichlid research, fantail goldfish, gold fish: Hi Scott, This doesn t sound like a disease issue it sounds like the other four fish are picking on the one fish and will likely kill it if you do not remove it. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fantail goldfish agression, partial water changes, swim bladder
partial water changes, swim bladder, bladder disease: Swim bladder disease can lead to long term complications. Fish tend to pick on sick fish to get them out of their territory, to stop the spread of the illness. This is why a quarantine tank helps. Sometimes, sick fish are killed by the healthy fish before...

Fish: my fantail goldfish has black blotches!, goldfish bowls, fantail goldfish
goldfish bowls, fantail goldfish, betta fish: Hi Rachel; The black blotches are ammonia burns. They were definately caused by lack of water changes while you were gone. Ammonia comes from fish waste. The burns will heal but even if the fish does survive for awhile, that s all it s doing. It s just...

Fish: fantail goldfish disease, goldfish disease, nitrite levels
goldfish disease, nitrite levels, aquarium salt: Hi Ashley; It sounds like a bacterial infection that is inside of her. The best way to treat internal infections is with an antibiotic fish food. As serious as hers appears I don t think a medicine in the water would cure it. The seizures she is having...

Fish: fantail goldfish problem, aquarium kit, tank syndrome
aquarium kit, tank syndrome, zebra danios: Hi Susan; Fish with swim bladder issues will still eat and carry on as usual. They just can t sink or rise up in the water. He is likely suffering the effects of New Tank Syndrome . Make a 25% water change today and another one for the next 3 more days....

Fish: fantail goldfish trouble, bladder problems, fantail goldfish
bladder problems, fantail goldfish, fantails: Hello Rico- Try to isolate your fantail to a separate tank, if you can. Fast him for a few days, then start feeding him some defrosted, frozen peas. If you see improvement, you can start feeding him his regular food. In my opinion, pelleted foods are better...

Fish: fantail goldfish, sick fish, chris robbins
sick fish, chris robbins, tail fin: Hi Sue; Make a 25% water change and feed the fish chunks of cooked and cooled green peas. Feed them only the peas until the sick fish is feeling better. If he is upside down it indicates he has gas in his belly from indigestion or a stress of some kind....

Fish: My fantail is having issues.., fantail gold fish, aquarium salt
fantail gold fish, aquarium salt, fish bowl: Hello Virginia- Is she sitting at the bottom of the tank, or laying on her side at the top? Do you use a water conditioner to treat the water before introducing your fish? What temperature is the water at? The water needs to be treated with a conditioner...

Fish: fantail sick, fantail goldfish, last water
fantail goldfish, last water, water change: Hello Felchia- I ll need some more info before I can help. What temperature is the water? What do the fish look like? Are there any other symptoms? When was the last water change? How big is the tank? Let me know more about the fish and the setup...

Fish: My fantail swimming crooked, partial water change, calico fantail
partial water change, calico fantail, fancy goldfish: Hi Nancy; Poor little fella. He has gas! Fantails are fancy goldfish. Goldfish have unique digestive systems and they develop gas easily. They are also natural born gluttons so they often eat too fast and suck air into their bellies at the same time. They...

Fish: fantail tail problem, black moors, hospital tank
black moors, hospital tank, old tank: Hi Denise; She really needs to be isolated. I think the stress of being attacked and nibbled on by the other fish is just as bad or worse than moving her to a hospital tank. Make a 25% to 50% water change every day in the hospital tank and treat with salt...

Fish: fantail and it's tank size, algea eater, gallon tank
algea eater, gallon tank, tank size: Hello Brittany- It s probably best to move the fish, especially if you notice that they are having trouble moving. Relocating them will allow them to grow to their full potential, and leave them much healthier since they will not have to compete for air,...

Fish: fantail, fantail goldfish, stress coat
fantail goldfish, stress coat, goldfish: Try stress coat, or a product with stress coat in it. This will help to keep the wound covered and prevent fungus or secondary infection. Nothing will help the scales grow faster, but it can help your fish feel better as he recovers. Make sure you keep...

Fish: fantaile gold fish, aquarium salt, gold fish
aquarium salt, gold fish, melafix: Hello Sharon- Your fantail probably has a small injury that is slightly infected. To help her recover, do a 20% water change and add some Melafix and aquarium salt to the water. Both will help keep the wound clean and prevent healing. You can find them...

Fish: fantailed goldfish, bladder problem, long periods of time
bladder problem, long periods of time, bladder problems: Hello Sinead! I m surprised your fantail and your shubunkin get along - usually the fantail ends up getting bullied. First off - Do a chemical check. Change about half of the water, and be sure it s not at extremes (hot/cold) Fantails like to rest...

Fish: fantails, litre tank, goldfish flakes
litre tank, goldfish flakes, digestive tracts: Hello Lauren- The 60 liter (~16 gallon) tank will be large enough for a while, but once your fantails get bigger they will need to be moved to a bigger tank (or split up into two tanks.) There s really nothing you need to add to the tank water other...

Fish: fantom breeding, african cichlid, golden severum
african cichlid, golden severum, pea gravel: Good evening Paul, thank you for your question. I hope your tank is a biggie, 55 gallons or larger! The African cichlid is the only misfit in this South American community you have going here... I would tend to agree that this is spawning behavior. Cichlids...

Fish: a fat beta, cichlid research, marble
cichlid research, marble, tumor: Hi Megan, It sounds like he might have some sort of tumor. Would I put him down ? Absolutely not. If he acts normal, I would just keep doing what you are doing. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fat beta, epsom salts, little fella
epsom salts, little fella, tank temperature: Hi Anne; Poor little fella. He may be constipated and needs a little help. Raise his tank temperature to 82 degrees, slowly. This higher temperature will speed up his metabolism and help his digestion. Feed only green peas for a few days. Feed no other...

Fish: fat betta/bulgy eyes, aquarium salt, betta
aquarium salt, betta, dori: Hello Dori- How long did you fast him? Try again for at least a week, and then offer him some pea. During this period, add some aquarium salt to his tank, and try to get the temperature up near 80 F. Also, be sure you keep his water very clean (remember...

Fish: fat fish, epsom salt, bladder problem
epsom salt, bladder problem, salt baths: Hi Theresa; I usually don t answer pond questions, but it sounds like the fish is either constipated or has dropsy. With live plants and a diet of insects outdoors I doubt it would be constipation. Dropsy is almost always fatal I m afraid. It isn t a disease...

Fish: fat gold fish, fresh water aquarium, goldfish fry
fresh water aquarium, goldfish fry, gold fish: Hello Jeanne, The odds are that the other goldfish are males, and they are following her because they want to breed with her, and the reason she is getting fat is because she has eggs inside her. She will lay the eggs on the plants around the tank and soon...

Fish: fat goldfish, cod liver oil, epsom salt
cod liver oil, epsom salt, chris robbins: Hi Larry; You may need to give her a dose of Cod Liver Oil. It works as a laxative. Just wet a clean paper towel with tank water and put 2 drops of the oil directly in her mouth. Or, give her epsom salt baths. Not regular salt, just epsom salt such...

Fish: Re: Re: VERY fat platy, epsom salts, peppered catfish
epsom salts, peppered catfish, nitrate levels: Awww, I m sorry Quinn. It happens though. And listen, you can do a light vacuuming every other day until things get under control. Also, when you rinse your filter media out, rinse it in the water that you take from the tank, not spigot water. Reason being...

Fish: Over fed or Pregnant? Tiger Oscar, cichlid research, tiger oscar
cichlid research, tiger oscar, egg layers: Hi Rich, Oscars are egg layers so they don t get pregnant as such. It is possible that your oscar is filling up with eggs in preparation for laying them, but it is more likely that the swelling is due to too much food. I would cut back on the food if it...

Fish: What Can I feed my Beta for a treat?, frozen brine shrimp, chris robbins
frozen brine shrimp, chris robbins, fish forum: Hi Christine; They do like freeze dried tubifex worms. They also like frozen brine shrimp. It is fine to give these twice a week instead of the regular food. Feed him once a day, no matter which food you are feeding. Change his water once a week and...

Fish: What can i feed my betta?, wild bettas, mosquito larvae
wild bettas, mosquito larvae, blackworms: Hello Jenn- In the wild, bettas are carnivores, meaning they eat only meat (usually insects or small fish.) You can feed your betta live insects like mosquito larvae, daphnia, live (not freeze-dried) bloodworms, blackworms, or anything else that will fit...

Fish: how much to feed our cichlides, cichlid research, cichlides
cichlid research, cichlides, galon: Hi Rika, The odds are very low that he is not feeding them enough. Most people overfeed their fish. I feed my fish once a day with a few flakes per fish. That is all they need. Anything else will just rot in the tank. You should only put enough food...

Fish: How much should i feed my Oscars, feeder goldfish, cichlid research
feeder goldfish, cichlid research, water bacteria: Hi Matt, Yes, they will always ask for food. That doesn t mean that you should feed them all the time. You can feed them the rosey reds or no live fish. The choice is yours. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research...

Fish: what to feed my oscar?, cichlid research, blood worms
cichlid research, blood worms, guppies: Hi Dave, You have to be persistent when switching them to pellets. The spitting out thing is part of them tasting the new food. They taste it, decide it is different and spit it out. Over time, they will accept the pellets. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: what to feed my pirhrana's, blood worms, fish foods
blood worms, fish foods, veriety: Hi, you may feed them live small feeder guppies which they sell at you local pet store, or you may feed them cychlid pellets, (cychlids are thir species) which they sell at your local pet store, they will also eat blood worms and small shrimp will be loved....

Fish: should I feed my pocostomus?, shredded carrots, algae growth
shredded carrots, algae growth, chris robbins: Hi April; Plecostomus love veggies! I feed mine spinach, romaine lettuce, sliced squash, sliced cucumbers, cooked and peeled peas, cooked green beans, and cooked shredded carrots. Just rinse and drop them in at night. Plecos feed at night when other fish...

Fish: feeder fish, gallon community tank, 55 gallon tank
gallon community tank, 55 gallon tank, bala sharks: Hi Shelly; I m so glad I could help! My needles only ate live guppies, so yours may do the same. Their jaws are long but not very wide so they will eat smaller stuff like guppies for quite awhile. Sometimes they can be enticed with fish chunks from the...

Fish: feedin my goldfish, walmart, orange slices
walmart, orange slices, somtimes: Hey Nikeitha, Thawed peas (cut) The dark green tops of broccoli orange slices cucumber those 4 items make great temporary foods, healthy treats, and in the case of peas and broccoli, suppliments when ill. Fish can go a few days without eating as...

Fish: feeding, tiger oscars, gold fish
tiger oscars, gold fish, chris robbins: Hi Katherine; In my opinion, it s actually healthier for him if he doesn t eat feeders. Pellets and veggies are much better for him. Goldfish are kept in pretty deplorable conditions before you get them so they can easily carry disease to your oscars. There...

Fish: feeding, blood worms, gal tank
blood worms, gal tank, crakers: Jessica, Alright, As far as your feeding habbits, you may want to through in some tropical sticks or flakes into their diet. Other than that, you re on the right track, i advise the sticks because it ll give them a little wider range of nutrients they need....

Fish: feeding, high protein diet, bladder disorders
high protein diet, bladder disorders, vegetable material: Good afternoon Matt, thank you for your question. The amount you should feed will vary depending on the size of your goldfish, which is why it s best to feed only as much as will be consumed in about sixty seconds. If you have a measuring spoon, 1/4 teaspoon...

Fish: am i over feeding my beta?, chris robbins, fish forum
chris robbins, fish forum, mini bowl: Hi Amber; If he isn t getting fat I think 3 per day is fine. Cut back to 2 a day if he is getting a bit chubby. Followups Welcome At Your Service; Chris Robbins Come on over and join us on the freshwater fish forum at About.com to get even more...

Fish: feeding my betta, north hollywood california, food fish
north hollywood california, food fish, algea: Hi Shaena, If there is a lot of plants and algae and other natural stuff that remains undisturbed, then supplemental food is not necessary. Unless you have a big tank there s probably not going to be enough. Feeding a prepared food is a good plan. Feed...

Fish: feeding my betta, insect larvae, brine shrimp
insect larvae, brine shrimp, surface feeders: Good evening Kathy, thank you for your question! That s very interesting. I have heard of goldfish being fed oranges but never imagined they relished them! An excellent source of vitamin C, certainly. :) You can certainly try feeding your betta fresh...

Fish: feeding betta, flake food, temperature shock
flake food, temperature shock, betta food: Hi Tracy; How ironic. Irresponsible behavior by the adults teaching children responsibility. I agree with you completely. A live animal should never be thrust upon someone. Even a fish. Especially since bettas need proper care to keep them healthy. I guess...

Fish: feeding a calico fish, tank size, calicos
tank size, calicos, pet store: Hi Karen, No pet store should ever give you advise on how many flakes to give him/her as it depends on his size, the flake size and your tank size. The correct amount to feed your fish is whatever can be consumed in 5-10 minutes. P.S. Your fish will...

Fish: feeding my cichlids, cichlid research, new tank
cichlid research, new tank, uneaten food: Hi David, Did you just get these fish? It can take cichlids days or even weeks to get used to a new tank and situation and often they won t eat during that time. Keep trying with the food, but it is absolutely essential that you remove any uneaten food...

Fish: feeding daphnia, quality fish foods, brine shrimp
quality fish foods, brine shrimp, baby shrimp: Hi Stacey, The dried baby shrimp is essentially the same as brine shrimp - you would just need to cut it up nice and small. With the daphnia cubes, get a cup of tank water (not tap water) and sit a bit of the cube in it. It will soften up and then be...

Fish: feeding elephant noses and black ghost knife, black ghost knife, diamond tetras
black ghost knife, diamond tetras, knife tank: Hi Luis; Wow. I am not sure where to start. Actually, the least of your problems here is what the ghost and elephant nose are going to eat. The tank is grossly overstocked. All these fish will grow and some will be getting big enough to eat some of the...

Fish: feeding fish, black moor, protein content
black moor, protein content, gold fish: Hi DeAnna; The general rule of thumb for feeding flakes, pellets or any other packed food is to give the fish 5 minutes of actual eating time per day. If you prefer feeding twice a day, make sure all the food is consumed in two to three minutes each time....

Fish: feeding fish river minnos, cichlid research, fish river
cichlid research, fish river, minnows: Hi Michael, Why would you want to do that? The problem with feeding your fish with local minnows is that the local minnows might be carrying all sorts of parasites that could infect your cichlids. I wouldn t recommend doing what you propose. ...

Fish: feeding fish river minnos, chris robbins, fish river
chris robbins, fish river, pet fish: Hi Michael; If it were my fish I wouldn t. Wild fish may carry illness or parasites that your fish are not immune to. The wild minnows are accustomed to whatever pathogens they live with every day. Introducing these possible diseases to a closed tropical...

Fish: feeding fish river minnos, feeder fish, external parasites
feeder fish, external parasites, fish river: Hi Michael, It should be okay to feed them the minnows, as long as you make sure they re small enough and can be eaten right away. I d take them out if they re not eaten after a day. You do run the risk of introducing a disease to your fish or your tank,...

Fish: feeding fish, fish hobbyists, chris robbins
fish hobbyists, chris robbins, excess waste: Hi James; A fish eating itself to death is very rare. If a fish appears to overeat it should still be able to digest it unless there are other underlying factors. Stress due to parasites, overcrowding, bacterial infection, inadequate water conditions...

Fish: feeding my goldfish, mortar and pestle, pepper grinder
mortar and pestle, pepper grinder, version fo: Hi c, Personaly, I think it isn t good to keep fish in bowls unless they are quite small or a betta. Maybie you should try flakes. If the flakes are too big, put them in a mortar and pestle and grind them. Or you could use a pepper grinder or just shake...

Fish: feeding goldfish, sweet fish, fish reference
sweet fish, fish reference, fish waste: Hi Dave; Feed your fish once a day. Give them only what they can totally consume from all areas of the tank in 5 minutes or less. If there is food laying around on the bottom, floating, or on the decorations after 5 minutes you are overfeeding. Even if...

Fish: feeding guppies and snail, brine shrimp eggs, feeding guppies
brine shrimp eggs, feeding guppies, male guppies: Hi Amy; Welcome back to the fish hobby! If I could get a bit more info from it will help get this tank off to a good start; Do you know what kind of snail it is? How big is it? What size tank? What kind of filter? Here is my article on new tanks...

Fish: feeding large Jack Dempsy, jack dempsy, chichlids
jack dempsy, chichlids, cichlid research: Hi Sandra, I have several similar fish and I feed them Tetra Cichlid Sticks. I give each one about 6 to 7 sticks, once a day. I also have a much larger cichlid (a 16 inch Wolf cichlid) and for some reason he just loves Wardley Spirulina discs (which are...

Fish: feeding ocars and dressing the aquarium, cichlid research, acidic waters
cichlid research, acidic waters, plastic plants: Hi Alphonso, Definitely do not put coral in there. Oscars are freshwater fish that come from acidic waters and coral will make the water hard and alkaline. Put some wood and plastic plants in there. I avoid snails entirely. Any other fish you...

Fish: feeding orandas, fish flakes, worman
fish flakes, worman, pellets: Hello Pamela- Peas can be used as a supplement or as a medicine to treat constipation. Peas should not be the only thing you feed your fish, though - Orandas need variety, so be sure to keep up with fish flakes/pellets. Hope this is useful. -Amber...

Fish: feeding my pleco, feeder fish, ghost shrimp
feeder fish, ghost shrimp, flake food: Hi Holly; The plecostamus needs some driftwood to rasp on during the day as well as chunks of cucumber and/or squash to eat at night. He isn t going to get enough to eat with the algae discs. He will grow to be 12 inches long and need even larger food....

Fish: feeding plecostumus, whisper filter, chris robbins
whisper filter, chris robbins, fish forum: Hi Rebecca; Plecostamus enjoy chunks of cucumber and squash as well as romaine lettuce. They are nocturnal feeders, so plop them in when you turn the lights off at night. Rinse them well first and you don t have to cook or peel them. It may take a few days...

Fish: feeding Tink, helium balloon, pink balloon
helium balloon, pink balloon, baby shrimp: Hello Stacey- Aw, poor little gal! I had a female like that...she would swell up, but never quite un-swell...Eventually she passed on. :( Anyways, I m thinking that the swelling is caused by freeze-dried foods. These foods tend to swell up when they...

Fish: feeding while on vacation, cichlid research, feeder fish
cichlid research, feeder fish, automatic feeder: Hi Rob, Do NOT put in a ton of food for them to eat -- that can cause really big problems if the food rots. If you cannot find anyone to feed them, your best bet is to just not feed them. Five days is actually not long for a fish to go without food....

Fish: feeding, water temperature, beta
water temperature, beta, fish: Betty, Make sure his water temperature isn t cold and isn t too hot. It should be about 74-78 degrees. Make sure that you are not over feeding him, just feed him a pinch of fish food a day. Make sure also that the light he has is on for only about 8 hours...

Fish: i feel bad..., cichlid research, male bettas
cichlid research, male bettas, seven months: Hi Natalie, Bettas do not get lonely. If you put another fish in there with him, either he will kill it or it will kill him. Male bettas are extremely territorial; he doesn t not want another fish in there with him. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: My female angel fish, cichlid research, angel fish
cichlid research, angel fish, female angel: Hi Stephanie, Lone female cichlids will do that time to time, sometimes often, but the eggs cannot hatch because they were not fertilized. Typically the female will guard them for a few days, but then the eggs will turn white and the female will eat them....

Fish: female beta and eating, frozen brine shrimp, tiny chunks
frozen brine shrimp, tiny chunks, beta fish: Hi Kathleen; The food may be too large, or she just doesn t like it. Crunch the pellets smaller and if that doesn t work try some frozen brine shrimp or chopped frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms. Vary her diet so she gets lots of different choices every...

Fish: female beta possibly releasing eggs, female bettas, blowing bubbles
female bettas, blowing bubbles, betta: Hi Monique, Female bettas can only realease eggs with a male in the tank with them. The males rap themselves around the female and squeeze the eggs out of her. Male battas are the only ones who make the nest. Your female betta probably is having a digestion...

Fish: female beta, breeding betas, betta breeding tips
breeding betas, betta breeding tips, chris robbins: Hi Kimberly; She may not be ready yet. There would be a tiny white breeding tube sticking out of her vent below her swollen belly. Here is web site with photos and good advice that may help; http://mermaiden.net/Betta/breeding_tips.php At Your Service;...

Fish: female betta, female bettas, cichlid research
female bettas, cichlid research, betta: Hi Pink Betta, Unfortunately I don t have any pictures of female bettas. It isn t unusual for a fish to be a little lighter colored on the belly. Female bettas get round little bellies when they are full of eggs -- it is quite noticeable. -- Ron...

Fish: female betta, betta breeding, chris robbins
betta breeding, chris robbins, divider: Hi Tammy; It s possible she has eggs in her. The breeding tube will protrude when she s ready too. But the tank has to have enough room for her to hide from him if he gets too aggressive with her. A betta breeding tank should be at least 10 gallons, especially...

Fish: my female betta, red streaks, face area
red streaks, face area, bad water: Chris, It may be temperature. You should keep them at least 74 degrees. I doubt it is a gill parasite, because they would both have it. It could be stress. Has your male been blowing bubble nests? How long...

Fish: female betta fish behavior, female betta fish, cichlid research
female betta fish, cichlid research, fish behavior: Hi Shaun, Well, he wants to mate and she doesn t, so I guess you could say that something is wrong. Give her time and in the meantime, be sure that she has places to hide. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: Why is my female betta fish darting around?Red poop?, female betta fish, tank mates
female betta fish, tank mates, fish specialist: 5 gallon tank is necessary. 72-76 degree water temperature. Almost sounds like a parasitic infection. You need to put her in a hospital tank immediately and do a 100% water change if your male shares the same jar . I m not quite sure which parasite it...

Fish: Is my female betta fish pregnant?, female betta fish, female fish
female betta fish, female fish, male fish: I don t believe so due to they are egg layers. So I say she is not pregnant. You need to set up a special tank to breed bettas and I suggest you ask some of the more knowledgeable staff that are into betta breeding to help you as I am not very knowledgeable...

Fish: female betta fish, female betta fish, finrot
female betta fish, finrot, soap residue: Hi Elizabeth; As long as you rinse your hands completely before you scoop him up it s fine to move him that way. You don t want any soap residue or traces of lotion or anything on them. He may be constipated and have a bit of finrot starting. Here are...

Fish: I have one female betta and one male betta Tank and breeding.........., best tank, chris robbins
best tank, chris robbins, gallon tank: Hi Whitney; Here are some really goods sites with pictures to help you know what to do; http://www.siamsbestbettas.com/breeding.html http://members.fortunecity.com/markang/breeding.htm http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Betta,%20Breeding%20basics.htm...

Fish: female betta might be dying the way my last male betta did?, female bettas, male betta
female bettas, male betta, blatter problems: Hi Ashley, This could be a fish dieing of old age. I don t have enough details to diagnose it though. (feel free to e-mail me more details.) Samanthalynnpotter@yahoo.com This could be swim blatter problems which means she could still live but not be able...

Fish: Is my female betta pregnant?, fry hatch, bubble nest
fry hatch, bubble nest, male betta: So she is already pregnant? If she has not had any contact with the male how could that be? Was she pregnant before you bought her? Put them together for around an hour, to see if they spawn. They will be very aggressive and a few torn fins may occur. be ready...

Fish: My female betta, fish bowl, worman
fish bowl, worman, betta: Hello Lauren- First off, since bettas are not live-bearers, they aren t technically pregnant. You can call your female ripe, since she s probably stuffed full of eggs. A pinkish belly is a sign or ripeness. Just for future reference, you shouldn t...

Fish: female guppy, chilids, 10 gallon tank
chilids, 10 gallon tank, question thanks: Thanks for getting back ahold of me...much appreciated. You re very welcome I think I m too late, but just incase I did seperate her from the others. Except now she is having problems swimming and floats kind of funny in the tank and is breathing very...

Fish: female male's bubbles, horizontal stripes, vertical and horizontal lines
horizontal stripes, vertical and horizontal lines, bettas: The stripes aren t as important as her behavior. If she s still afraid of him, don t let her loose. My females have horizontal stripes all the time, and when they re breeding they just have a stripey jumbled mess so I judge on their actions. -Amber Worma...

Fish: My female mollie, fungus cure, spirulina algae
fungus cure, spirulina algae, chris robbins: Hi Julie; You might try a medicine to treat internal infections. Maracyn 2 is the one that works for things like that. Other medicines treat only the outside of the fish. Also keep her water very clean (25% twice a week) and feed her greens like spinach,...

Fish: female swordtail, frozen brine shrimp, pineapple swordtail
frozen brine shrimp, pineapple swordtail, aquarium salt: Hi Lauren; Sometimes female livebearers have a difficult time recovering after babies. I would make a water change of 25%, maybe add some aquarium salt and hopefully she will recover. It s a shame but sometimes they don t recover. Males will still harass...

Fish: Can a female swordtail cross over and get pregnant?, swordfish, whit
swordfish, whit, dots: Hi Rosalind, I m not exactly sure what your asking me but I think your asking me if your females are still carrying your dead males sperm? In many cases this does happen because the male gives the sperm to the female in seperate (packets.) She uses them...

Fish: which one is a female, species of fishes, striped fish
species of fishes, striped fish, cichlid research: Hi Kevin, The answer depends entirely on which kind of fish you have. In some species, the males and females are distinctly different. For example, in one species of cichlid fish from East Africa, the males are blue and the females are orange. In other...

Fish: My two females bettas, maximum life span, cichlid research
maximum life span, cichlid research, female bettas: Hi Jonni, Two female bettas should actually be fine in the same tank unless it is very small. How large is the tank? Also, are you sure that you have two females? Two males in the same tank is a recipe for disaster. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: females?, cichlid research, males and females
cichlid research, males and females, cichlids: Hi Travis, That depends entirely on which kinds of cichlids you have. For some species, the males and females look completely different (e.g., a male might be blue and a female might be silver). In other species, the two sexes look identical. Which...

Fish: A few beta questions.., green rocks, algaefix
green rocks, algaefix, beta questions: Ok well your tank should be clean with weekly water changes of 25%. You should clean right now then a week from now then keep repeating the smae process. Bettas will thrive with a clean enviroment. The green rocks and plants sound like an algae bloom put some...

Fish: fighter fish, fighter fish, chris robbins
fighter fish, chris robbins, tank size: Hi Kiki; Without details it s hard for me to say. Start with a water change. If your room temperature is below 76f, his water will probably be the same. He needs it at least 76 all the time. Even 80 or 82 is good. You will have to put his tank in a warmer...

Fish: fighter fish (betta), fighter fish, lots of money
fighter fish, lots of money, chases: Well, the ONLY time a male and female Betta should be in the same tank is if you are breeding them. If not, chances are your female will wind up dead, relatively quickly in some cases. You did not say if you were trying to breed. This takes lots of conditioning...

Fish: about my fighter fish, fighter fish, chris robbins
fighter fish, chris robbins, happy guy: Hi Bam; Well, they re not eggs because your fish is a male, but the bubbles are a nest to prepare for eggs if a female happens by and he breeds with her! He s a happy guy! Here is more about bettas and their breeding habits; http://bettas.fishjunkies.com/Spawning/lesson1.php...

Fish: My fighter wont eat or swim, epsom salts, betta tanks
epsom salts, betta tanks, blood worms: Hi Karen; Get him in the warmest place in your house that you can. If he has an infection he has a better chance of fighting it off with his water in the 82f to 85f range. Once he warms up he may start eating again. If he doesn t, he may need medicine....

Fish: fighting, cichlid research, blood parrot
cichlid research, blood parrot, tiger oscar: Hi Meme, Adding more fish is not going to deter the fighting. What you need to do is to add more structure to the tank. Structure can be things like wood, rock and/or plants. In one of my tanks, if it has a lot of structure, I cannot see the back of...

Fish: fighting cichlids, cichlid research, small fish
cichlid research, small fish, sexes: Hi Wes, Hmmm... one cave, two fish... Do you see the problem? You need to have at LEAST as many good spots as there are fish, ideally many more. Otherwise, they are always going to fight. Fish don t share. How you tell the sexes depends...

Fish: fighting fish, cory cats, aggressive fish
cory cats, aggressive fish, community tank: Hi Marko; Providing there is room in your tank, Bettas can usually get along with a few other fish. I wouldn t suggest a tank smaller than 10 gallons as a community tank. There just isn t enough room in anything smaller to allow comfortable cohabitation....

Fish: fighting, cichlid research, 30 gallon tank
cichlid research, 30 gallon tank, rosy barbs: Hi Anthony, The best thing you can do is add a bunch of plants (real or plastic) to help break up the space and to provide hiding places for a fish that is trying to get away. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: filling my tank with cleaner fish than goldfish, shirlie sharpe, algae eaters
shirlie sharpe, algae eaters, inch fish: Hi Karla; Our About.com Freshwater Fish guide Shirlie Sharpe has some excellent suggestions for coldwater fish. Just do research on their maximum sizes so you don t get anything with a potential size that s too large for your tank. I wouldn t risk anything...

Fish: a film on my beta, natural laxative, ammonia levels
natural laxative, ammonia levels, fungus infection: Hi Mo; He needs some medication. If the film is whitish, it is a fungus infection. Use a product called BettaMax by Aquatronics. Treat it right away. It is fatal. If the film is more of a yellowish or gold color, he has a parasitic disease called...

Fish: filter, cichlid research, sponge filter
cichlid research, sponge filter, undergravel filter: Hi Shaad, Yes an undergravel filter is the kind that you keep under the rocks in the tank and you should avoid those. They don t work because if a fish digs down and exposes the plates, the filter will no longer function and becomes a source of lots of...

Fish: filter intake accident, zebra danios, dwarf gourami
zebra danios, dwarf gourami, danio: As you probably know, zebra danios are REALLY fast fish. They aren t just getting stuck up against the filter intake, they are dieing and THEN getting stuck up against the intake. Did you cycle your tank? Here is a good article on the cycling process: ...

Fish: My filter is too strong!, fancy goldfish, fish bowls
fancy goldfish, fish bowls, tank syndrome: Hi Bob; The solution really is to get a bigger tank. The two goldfish (moors are fancy goldfish) are too much for a 3 gallon. If you get at least a 10 gallon tank with no heater (goldfish don t need one) and use the same filter it should be just fine. Goldfish...

Fish: filter and time, gallon fish tank, female bettas
gallon fish tank, female bettas, female betta fish: Hi, i have 4 filters and they do fine, also consume little electricity. And yes you MUST run the filter 24/7 365 days a year.I also TOTALLY disagree i have had fish and cept fish for 16 years and have let the water run for only about 5 hours maximum and my...

Fish: filtered water, brita filter, heavy metals
brita filter, heavy metals, calico fantail: Good evening Damien, thank you for your question. The only thing about using water filtered through a Brita is that this seems to strip your water of some of the essential elements that fish need, along with the heavy metals and undesirables, I m afraid....

Fish: filters, gallon fish tank, sponge filter
gallon fish tank, sponge filter, bladder problem: Hi Cam, nice to hear from you again! As far as filters, it really depends. 2 of my 3 Bettas don t mind filters. If you run in to a problem, take a piece of panty hose or something like that and put it over the intake valve and pull it tight and fasten...

Fish: fin color, blue dye, gal tank
blue dye, gal tank, chris robbins: Hi Laura; Yes, it will wear off. The blue stuff was to prevent infection. Many wholesalers and retail stores use it during transport. Do lots of water changes in his tank to encourage growth and the dyed tissue will be replaced with normal tissue even...

Fish: fin rot, cichlid research, tail rot
cichlid research, tail rot, fin rot: Hi Ben, There is no reason to add salt to a betta tank. The water where they come from has no salt in it at all. The best thing you can do is to change his water and not add things to it -- the medicines are often very hard on a fish. Actual tail...

Fish: fin rot and elodea, male bettas, aquarium salt
male bettas, aquarium salt, fin rot: Hello Jessica- Some plants have sharp leaf edges or sharp stems poking out from them. Usually, when fins are getting sliced up, it s from a plant or decoration. If you run your hand over the plant, it should feel soft and very limp, as anything rigid...

Fish: fin rot or nibbling, bala sharks, bala shark
bala sharks, bala shark, dwarf puffer: Hi Brandon; I would suspect the puffer is nibbling. It s what they do. Puffers need to be in a tank with their own kind. They have teeth and will bite chunks out of other fish. Cute as a button, but oh so nasty! You might need to know that bala sharks...

Fish: fin rot, fish bowls, tank syndrome
fish bowls, tank syndrome, nitrifying bacteria: Hi Ed; It is from New Tank Syndrome . The tank is also too crowded for a new tank. The more fish in there during this time, the more toxic it s effects are. It burns their gills, fins and skin, so it often looks like fin rot or other diseases. When you...

Fish: finless beta, paraguard, size tank
paraguard, size tank, traditional medicines: Hi kpw; Did floppy have pretty long fins before? (Only the males have long fins, females have short fins.) What temperature is the water? Are there other fish in the tank? What size tank? How often do you change water? In the meantime, make a 25%...

Fish: fins, tiger barbs, rainbow shark
tiger barbs, rainbow shark, tropical tank: To get the albino shark bigger put a divider in the tank feed him more then the other fish. for the fins if they have a white outline or look like they are clamped they probaly have fin rot i would treat it with melafix. I don t know how to tell males from...

Fish: fins on my convict., cichlid research, new tank
cichlid research, new tank, convicts: Hi Josh, How long have they been in that new tank? If it has been more than about a week, they may have already laid eggs, which are just now hatching. They extend the lower fins as a signal to the babies. If they really do have babies, you will see...

Fish: the fins on my gold fish are startting to drop to their body, goldfish questions, little buggers
goldfish questions, little buggers, epsom salt: Sophia, I am soooo sorry about your loss. You have to much fishy and to little water.As you have learned these guys are notoriously dirty , but beautiful little buggers. Do a good water change for the big...

Fish: fins, fin and tail rot, bladder problem
fin and tail rot, bladder problem, swim bladder: Hi Vee; It s fin and tail rot, probably along with a swim bladder problem. Here are links to articles about these troubles; http://www.mushi.petfish.net/finrot.html http://groups.msn.com/TheBettaObsession/illnessamptreatmentpart2.msnw I hope he feels...

Fish: fir on my black mollies, black mollies, maracyn
black mollies, maracyn, water change: Monique, It sounds like it has a fungus. It can be brought on by stress. You should put some maracyn in the tank...or erythromycin...take carbon out for seven days then a 25% water change. It won t hurt the...

Fish: firemouth cichlid, cichlid research, firemouth cichlid
cichlid research, firemouth cichlid, rock plants: Hi Chris, The best thing to do is to make sure that you have lots of structure in the tank. Structure would be things like wood, rock, plants (live or plastic) to break up the space and create hiding places for the fish that is being chased. -- Ron...

Fish: firemouth and green terror breeding ?'s, cichlid research, green terror
cichlid research, green terror, size tank: Hi Justin, Sorry for the delay in answering -- I was out of town. Separating the fish may make it harder for them to spawn again, but not necessarily. I typically leave the kids with the parents for about a month or so. Green terrors, like any...

Fish: firemouths and green terrors breeding, aequidens rivulatus, green terrors
aequidens rivulatus, green terrors, chris robbins: Hi Linda; Maybe they don t like each other and aren t bonded, or aren t mature enough to breed? Or, perhaps they aren t established enough yet? How long have you had the tank set up? Could the tank be still in the break-in period and the toxins are...

Fish: first betta fish ever, brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms
brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms, blood worms: I have had my Bettas for 2 -3 years each now, and I feed them bloodworms only. However, if you wanted to give them more of a variety you could also try brine shrimp and see if he likes those. Your Betta will live longer and healthier if you keep him in...

Fish: first betta, betta fish, fish bowls
betta fish, fish bowls, tank syndrome: Hi Mon; The other fish need a heater too! They are tropicals that need at least 75 degrees all the time. The betta is probably just stressed from having a new home. He will eat better as he gets more comfy. Don t add any more fish to the new tank for...

Fish: My first oscar and bottom feeders?, cichlid research, good tank
cichlid research, good tank, sucker fish: Hi Jeff, A plecostomus would likely make a good tank companion for an oscar. I suspect the snails might just be dinner once your oscar gets larger, but you can try it. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: my first tank, aquarium gravel, fish mollies
aquarium gravel, fish mollies, fish aquarium: Don t worry about how many questions you ask. 1)It depends what kind of fish are in the tank. Fish like stingrays need sand, but other fish like plecostomouses, most catfish, pretty much most fish need gravel. 2)I suggest cycling it the old fashioned...

Fish: my first tank, aquarium gravel, fish aquarium
aquarium gravel, fish aquarium, fish expert: Hi Sean, Welcome to the great hobby of fish keeping! You can put sand or gravel in the tank. I like sand known as #3 grade which has pieces about 1/8 inch in diameter but you could use coarser stuff if you like. It really doesn t matter that much,...

Fish: my fish, gold fishes, angel fish
gold fishes, angel fish, size tank: Hi Andrew; Fish want to eat all day if they can. It just isn t good for the tank or the fish for them to eat that much. They see you as their source of food. That s why they will beg when you come to the tank. Natural instinct tells them to eat whenever...

Fish: So many fish!, backgarden pond, shredded carrots
backgarden pond, shredded carrots, hungry fish: Hi Mark; Usually I don t answer pond questions, but the rule of thumb is that the fish must consume all the food within 3 to 5 minutes, or feed 3 times a day what they can eat in 60 to 90 seconds each time. Goldfish and Koi are natural born gluttons and...

Fish: fish, size tank, chris robbins
size tank, chris robbins, goldfish: Hi Christine; How many goldfish do you have? How big are they? What size tank? How long has the tank been set up? Has the color change been gradual over a few months, or in just a few days? What color did they start out to be and what color are they...

Fish: fish, 20 gallon tank, size tank
20 gallon tank, size tank, chris robbins: Hi Jamele; Goldfish get 8 inches long and koi get about 3 feet long. They will outgrow the 40 gallon very soon. The koi will need a 240 gallon tank or a pond that is even larger. These guys are all very messy fish too. Provide twice the amount of filtration...

Fish: my fish, cichlid research, eye fungus
cichlid research, eye fungus, pop eye: Hi Michael, Sadly I think what happened was what I call a cascade of death. Basically a fish dies for whatever reason, then the dead body starts decomposing, which puts all sorts of bad things in the water, which causes another fish to die, which adds more...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, flake food
cichlid research, flake food, goldfish: Hi Jaspreet, You need an aquarium of about 15 gallons to start. You need a filter and you may need a heater, depending on where you live and the temperature. They should be kept abour 70oF or so. Feed them once a day with goldfish flake food. And...

Fish: more fish, bala sharks, plecostamus
bala sharks, plecostamus, chris robbins: Hi Joe; I think your tank is maxed out based on the future adult size of the fish you have now. Here s the rundown; Oscar - 12 inches Convicts - 5 to 7 inches each Plecostamus - 8 to 12 inches depending on variety Synodontus eupterus - 9 inches ...

Fish: more fish, green terrors, small tank
green terrors, small tank, firemouth: Hi, about thr firemouths or something about that size would be fine, u are not pushing it very much at all, but for the oscar im afraid that he may become much bigger, since their adult size is 12 inches.........if i were you i would stick with simply getting...

Fish: my fish, happy 2gether, cichlid research
happy 2gether, cichlid research, feeder fish: Hi Angela, Are you feeding the oscar with feeder fish? That is one way to introduce white spot into the tank unfortunately and for that reason, I never use live feeder fish. The fin rot may not be fin rot but may in fact be damage caused from one fish...

Fish: what fish??, brine shrimp, compatible fish
brine shrimp, compatible fish, silver shark: Hello Victoria- Bettas and neons do well together, so do white clouds, danios, etc. Any small schooling fish will do well with a betta; no fin nipping should occur. You may want a cleaner fish to keep algae down, and as for the brine shrimp, great idea!...

Fish: my fish, frequent water changes, fish tank
frequent water changes, fish tank, community fish: Hi tnhunters, Your tank sounds as though it is going through a cycle - a lengthy explanation, but a good guide is here: http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php As the guide states, ammonia is the problem and therefore we need to dilute it. Do frequent...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, fantail
cichlid research, fantail, roomate: Hi Jennifer, I feed my fish only once a day. Be careful not to overfeed them -- you don t want them to get fat -- that is very dangerous for their health. You should never replace all the water in the tank. You should replace 20% once a week, every...

Fish: fish, silver mollies, spirulina algae
silver mollies, spirulina algae, blood worms: Hi Linda; They would all benefit from a regular basic flaked diet and especially some vegies. Mollies can t thrive without vegies in their diet actually. Give them the flake once a day and supplement with the worms maybe 3 times a week. They may not want...

Fish: fish, moments notice, bodys
moments notice, bodys, sharks: They actually do something called rest Its not quite like sleeping. What is actually going on, is they shut down their bodys and will float in the water or lay on the bottom. They can move at a moments notice, and they are still completely aware of whats...

Fish: fish, female fish, two females
female fish, two females, males and females: Hi Macy, Both fish could still be pregnant so keep an eye on them, also the males probably know she is free of babies and want to mate. You are supposed to have more females than males just to let you know. Also males and females eat the babies. Have fun...

Fish: fish, new rocks, tail rot
new rocks, tail rot, fin rot: Hi Lily, It sounds as if all your fish got tail rot and fin rot. It may because of the water quality so my advice if you want to start up your tank again is to clean it out real good get new rocks and then run it for 2 or 3 days test the water with test...

Fish: My fish, fuzz ball, maroxy
fuzz ball, maroxy, tiny fish: Hello Veronica- This sounds like a cotton fungus...It can affect your other fish if you don t treat it. Start dosing the tank with Maroxy or another antifungal medicine. Also, adding a dose of Melafix may help the injured fish regrow the lost fin. Hope...

Fish: fish, bala sharks, rope fish
bala sharks, rope fish, glowlights: Hi Rudi; I wouldn t recommend it. If the bigger types of fish are still babies they might be okay for a short time, but once they grow your little tetras and platies will be eaten. Especially at night by the predatory nocturnal rope and knife. They might...

Fish: my fish, cichlid research, neon tetras
cichlid research, neon tetras, algee: Hi Patrick, The trouble you are going to have is that eventually the oscar is going to get quite large (over a foot) and he is going to eat all the other fish. I suspect the convict and dempsey will eat the tetras pretty soon but as soon as the oscar is...

Fish: my fish, cichlid research, american cichlid
cichlid research, american cichlid, cloudy eyes: Hi Chris, Are there other fish in the tank? Usually a fish gets cloudy eyes as the result of being attacked by other fish (they aim for the eye because it is the most vulnerable). The good news is that if given a chance to heal, cichlid eyes usually heal...

Fish: my fish, fish share, aquarium salt
fish share, aquarium salt, fish store: Hi Megan; That s a shame. I m sorry you lost her. Your male may be okay but it would be good to clean out the tank. It will lessen the chances of infection to him by whatever it was. Hope all goes well..... At Your Service; Chris Robbin...

Fish: fish, partial water changes, aquarium salt
partial water changes, aquarium salt, sick fish: Hi Ron; Even when the filter picks up wastes, the biological action of beneficial bacteria turns the wastes into unseen nitrates. Nitrates will slowly build up over time and cause fish to be sick. This is why partial water changes every week to two weeks...

Fish: fish, gallon fish tank, cichlid research
gallon fish tank, cichlid research, gravel bottom: Hi Clarissa, There are over 1500 species of African cichlids, so that is quite a few to choose from. I would not put small fish like tetras in the tank with African cichlids. Snails might do okay but many African cichlids eat snails. It depends...

Fish: My fish, aquarium salt, melafix
aquarium salt, melafix, alpha female: Hello Kennia- You re going to need to divide the tank or remove one of the fish. Female bettas form a pack when they are placed in a tank, and with just two fish, the alpha female feels the need to bully the other female, since it is one-on-one and...

Fish: fish, tank syndrome, fish tank
tank syndrome, fish tank, size tank: Hi Jennifer; It could be ammonia, New Tank Syndrome, tannins from driftwood, overcrowding, overfeeding, algae under the lid blocking the light, bad light bulb, medication residue, etc..... Let me know more about your tank and I might be able to help...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, bladder problem
cichlid research, bladder problem, swim bladder: Hi Danielle, Sadly that doesn t sound good. It sounds like either a swim bladder problem or an intestinal problem. One solution -- if it is an intestinal problem -- that I have heard about but never tried is to try to get the fish to eat thawed frozen...

Fish: fish, angel fish, aggressive fish
angel fish, aggressive fish, gallon tank: Hello Aaron, Yes, all of those fish are compatible. Well, i think you listed out the bunch of semi-aggressive fish that can go together. There are many more but way to many to list out. So here are some that will go with the ones you have, Australian Rainbows,...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, kinds of fish
cichlid research, kinds of fish, gallon tank: Hi Brian, I don t know what a dino giant is, sorry. An adult oscar is about 12-16 inches long. You really should have him in a larger tank. Being in a 40 gallon tank will tend to stunt his growth and isn t good for his health. Oscars are wonderful...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, sucker fish
cichlid research, sucker fish, gold fish: Hi Susan, That is a possibility. If so, it would likely occur at night when the goldfish is sleeping/inactive and the catfish is much more active. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com ...

Fish: my fish, swim bladder, bladder problem
swim bladder, bladder problem, beta fish: Hi Thomas; Sounds like either his tank temperature is too low (under 76f)or it could be a swim bladder problem. Here is a link to information about swim bladder issues and how to deal with them; http://www.petfish.net/articles/Bettas/swimbladder_betta.php...

Fish: My fish..., flowerhorn cichlid, cichlid research
flowerhorn cichlid, cichlid research, fish tank: Hi Jessica, It could have been the water, but it is very hard to see, particularly since I never saw him or the water. Many times I have fish that die and I don t know exactly what caused them to do die. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, tail rot
cichlid research, tail rot, fish attack: Hi Jamie, It is much more likely one fish attacking another than tail rot . Tail rot is really just a symptom, i.e., the tail looks like it is rotting. While it is true that there is a disease associated with a very few cases of tail rot, that is extremely...

Fish: fish, frequent water changes, neon tetras
frequent water changes, neon tetras, ammonia test: Hi, Well, your tank is 129 litres, so it is thankfully not overstocked. In fact, because Tetras are shoaling fish, i recommend buying a few more neon Tetras, to raise the number to at least 6. You need to change 30 percent of the water EVERY WEEK. That is...

Fish: fish, african dwarf frogs, african rift lakes
african dwarf frogs, african rift lakes, african clawed frogs: Hey there Haley, I m glad to hear I didn t hurt your feelings, it certainly wasn t my intention. By rejecting your previous question, I hoped you would reconsider what you were asking, while not using up 1 of my 7 questions that I am able to answer in a...

Fish: fish, female goldfish, hometown aol
female goldfish, hometown aol, chris robbins: Hi Darlene; Goldfish really don t get pregnant the way that livebearing fish such as guppies do. The female goldfish grow eggs inside of them that have to be fertilized by males as soon as they are laid. In order for her to even lay the eggs she would...

Fish: my fish, lots of bubbles, aquarium salt
lots of bubbles, aquarium salt, bubble nest: Hello Elizabeth- The bubbles are a bubble nest, which is something a betta makes when he is healthy, or when the weather changes. So, your betta is probably feeling fine, but he may be a little cold. Use a desk lamp and warm the water up to about 80 F,...

Fish: fish, zebra danios, chinese algae eaters
zebra danios, chinese algae eaters, neon tetras: Hi, In a 10 Gallon tank, you can get no more than 7 or 8 small fish. 10 Gallons is actually very small, even if it looks quite big, it s nothing compared to the amount of space they have in the ocean. Chinese algae eaters need 45 Gallons at the very least,...

Fish: fish, chris robbins, guppies
chris robbins, guppies, vent: Hi Lucan; I really can t give you a delivery date or anything like that, but there are clues that can narrow it down to about a week or so before delivery. When the female is ready to have her babies within about 5 to 7 days, her sides and bottom part...

Fish: my fish, black moors, water changes
black moors, water changes, food quality: Hey David, Improve the water quality (20% water changes, amquel, etc), improve food quality (thawed cut peas, broccoli, etc), adjust the temperature to 65*f, and if things dont get better in 2-3 days, treat for clamp tail. Hope this short response helps!...

Fish: fish, plant tank, fish tank
plant tank, fish tank, danios: Hey again, Whoever said barbs are peaceful is a liar, or very uneducated. Barbs are among some of the most aggressive freshwater fish avalible. They are often murderous fish, and will kill just about anything slow, or with long fins. Danios do pick at each...

Fish: fish, breeding goldfish, gill openings
breeding goldfish, gill openings, google: Hey Sonia, Goldfish are an egg laying fish, so they don t get pregnant in the manner you d assume. The egg develops inside the mother until it s ready to be fertilized, then a male will coax the eggs out and fertilize them, and the eggs hatch after a...

Fish: fish, gold fish, fish forum
gold fish, fish forum, chris robbins: Hi Sylva; They are not compatible. Tetras are tropical and goldfish are cool water. Tetras also will tend to pick on long finned goldfish, but on the other hand, goldfish can eat tetras if they are big enough. Followups welcome At Your Service; Chris...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, female mate
cichlid research, female mate, egg layers: Hi T, That is an excellent question. Some fish do get pregnant, similar to humans. The male and female mate and the female carries the babies inside her until she gives birth. Fish like guppies and mollies do this. However, most fish don t do...

Fish: fish, fish tank, iron level
fish tank, iron level, danios: Hi Jeeva See , who told you about Barbs , this type of fish is not peaceful at all , but it is hardy , Zebra are very peaceful and what you saw might be a breeding chase , any way it is your choice after all , regarding the cycling do water...

Fish: fish, new tank, strange water
new tank, strange water, harmful materials: Hi Gonna actually it is not recommended to add any strange water to your trusted tank , It might have small parasites , fungus , or other harmful materials , It is safer to add the bag to the tank side until you are sure that the temp is almost...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, fish tank
cichlid research, fish tank, new tank: Hi Jeeva, A bag of water from a petstore would be okay, but pet stores don t always have the best water. A bag of water from someone else s healthy fish tank would be the best. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page...

Fish: my fish, cichlid research, kind of fish
cichlid research, kind of fish, idea what kind: Hi Mariam, Unfortunately that could describe many thousands of possible fish. Is there any chance you could send me a photo of the fish? Send it to the address below. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com Cichlid Research Home Page http://cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish, chelated copper, potassium permanganate
chelated copper, potassium permanganate, host fish: Chemical treatments include formalin, malachite green, chelated copper, copper sulfate and potassium permanganate. Because they can be harmed by these treatments, certain plants and invertebrates, such as snails, should be removed before application. There...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, oscar fish
cichlid research, oscar fish, males and females: Hi Elsie, You can t. That s one of the interesting and cool things about oscars, namely that males and females look the same. They all aren t exactly the same but the differences you see between individuals don t tell you whether the fish is a male or...

Fish: fish, size tank, kind of fish
size tank, kind of fish, chris robbins: Hi Kyle; You ll have to help me out a bit and tell me more about your tank and the fish; Is this a new setup? Are the fish new or this is new behavior in fish you have had for awhile? What kind of fish? How many fish? Have they ever eaten the food...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, external signs
cichlid research, external signs, kind of fish: Hi Lac, It depends entirely on what kind of fish you are talking about. On some kinds, there are obvious external signs and on others the two sexes look identical. There is no single rule that applies to all fishes. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, swim bladder
cichlid research, swim bladder, bladder infection: Hi Andrew, Unfortunately that sounds like he has either an intestinal infection or a swim bladder infection, either of which can produce gas inside of him making it difficult for him not to float. Sadly there isn t much you can do about this. One possible...

Fish: fish, online dictionaries, chris robbins
online dictionaries, chris robbins, e mail: Hi Cliff; Thanks for the message! I haven t found any reference to the word pratt in the online dictionaries under this particular spelling. There is a reference to the word prat (with one t ) on Hyperdictionary.com ; Definition: the...

Fish: my fish :(, tea trees, beta fish
tea trees, beta fish, water change: Sarah, It sounds like he injured himself. I would add melafix to your water. It is a mild antibiotic and made from the oil of tea trees. Treat it and do a total water change. If this is a tank you change...

Fish: fish, fantail fish, swim bladder
fantail fish, swim bladder, bladder problem: He spins when he swims? I m not sure about that.... But if its a swim bladder problem the area under his gill would be round and bloated. Feed him frozen peas that you thaw out. Break them up and drop about a quarter in the water. It should aid as a laxative...

Fish: my fish, jelly bean parrot fish, cichlid research
jelly bean parrot fish, cichlid research, small fish: Hi Bryanna, This sort of thing is quite normal for cichlids. Unfortunately, it can be very dangerous to the smaller fish. How large a tank do you have them in and are there LOTS of hiding places for the smaller fish to hide in? -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish, chris robbins, meaty foods
chris robbins, meaty foods, betta: Hi David; A female betta needs a male who is ready to spawn with her in order to lay eggs. There really isn t a certain time frame but both fish must be ready. They need to be kept separated and conditioned by feeding meaty foods such as worms and shrimp...

Fish: fish, fantail goldfish, aquarium salt
fantail goldfish, aquarium salt, chris robbins: Hi Danielle; Poor guy. It sounds like a water problem or a very bad bacterial infection. Change his water and see if that helps. Be sure to use water conditioner and make sure the new water is the same temperature as his old water. If that doesn t help...

Fish: fish, fantail goldfish, having trouble breathing
fantail goldfish, having trouble breathing, white stuff: Danielle, As they get bigger they need their tank cleaned more often kiddo. Have you been doing regular tank cleanings. Does it look cottony on his gills if it does treat him with erythromycin. Take your carbon...

Fish: fish, cichlid research, partial water changes
cichlid research, partial water changes, fantail goldfish: Hi Danielle, Are there any other fish in the tank? That kind of damage can often be the result of one fish attacking another. Also, are you doing regular weekly partial water changes? You should be changing 25% of the water in his tank once a week,...

Fish: fish, aquarium salt, fish store
aquarium salt, fish store, chris robbins: Hi Lauren; Poor thing. I can t say if it will survive after such a trauma but he definitely needs more oxygen. His gills are probably damaged and can t take in very much. Get a little air pump and air stone to make small bubbles and agitate the water. It...

Fish: Which fish?, filter gravel, fish bowls
filter gravel, fish bowls, tank syndrome: Hi Prue; One platy would be okay I guess, but they do like to be in groups. It might get lonely. All the small fish I can think of need to be in pairs or groups. Neons, danios, guppies, cory cats. I guess 2 of any of these would be okay. Just keep up with...

Fish: fish, natural spring water, maracyn 2
natural spring water, maracyn 2, shock infection: Hi Mary; Either the water is too cool so he is lethargic and/or he may have lost the use of his swim bladder. Swim bladder failure can be caused by shock, infection, low temperatures, etc. You can try using an antibiotic like Maracyn 2, but there is no...

Fish: Should I get a fish?, fish fish, kinds of fish
fish fish, kinds of fish, size tank: No one needs a fish. But, fish do need appropriate care. What kinds of fish have you tried? How many? How big? All at the same time? What size tank do you have? Does it have a filter? Heater? How often did you feed them? How often did you...

Fish: My fish is acting strange. HELP!, fish stores, mouth rot
fish stores, mouth rot, chris robbins: Hi Alexis; Redness usually indicates a bacterial infection. It could be a form of mouth rot or something. Try using Maracyn 2 . It s available at most fish stores. Here is a good web page about treating fish in small tanks to help you with dosage; http://www.healthybetta.com/easymeds.html...

Fish: fish is acting strange?, bala sharks, bala shark
bala sharks, bala shark, algae eaters: Hey Dora, First off, cats cant hypnotize fish. Second, if you re not sure the fish has ick, dont treat for it... yet. Third, most freshwater fish do not live more then 5 years, with the exception of cichlids. Fourth, table salt contains iodine...

Fish: fish acting weird, african cichlid tank, clown loach
african cichlid tank, clown loach, clown loaches: Good afternoon, Jeff! Thank you for your question. That does sound like strange behavior. Test your water to make sure that it is within acceptable levels. There should be 0 ppm of ammonia and nitrite, and less than 20 ppm of nitrate. Your clown loach is...

Fish: fish ailments, fish ailments, quality pellets
fish ailments, quality pellets, chris robbins: Hi Paul; You didn t give me much to go on so I still need more info. Check the water chemistry first. Have it tested for the levels of pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Don t let the store tell you it s okay or something is off . We need actual numbers....

Fish: fish and aquarium care, janitor fish, gallon aquarium
janitor fish, gallon aquarium, peaceful fish: Hi Sandi; Hopefully they won t buy any more fish for at least another month. The tank is still in the break-in period and there are often losses when too many fish are added to start out the tank. The break-in or cycling period takes a total of 6 to 8...

Fish: fish and aquarium, cold water fish, warm water fish
cold water fish, warm water fish, ghost shrimp: Hey Veronica, A general rule of thumb says you shouldn t mix cold water fish with warm water fish , just as a heads up. Your gold fish are not going to live a full 35 years in warmer water. However, when they outgrow your 10 gallon tank (in 5 or 6 months)...

Fish: fish ~ arowana, frozen brine shrimp, arowana fish
frozen brine shrimp, arowana fish, blood worms: As babies Arowanas should be fed live and frozen brine shrimp, black worms, blood worms, and small fish. They like live food. Insects work great too! Also, Make sure you have room for a fish like this, if you dont already know. The arowana fish grows to be...

Fish: which fish is attacking my goldfish?, fantail goldfish, aggresive fish
fantail goldfish, aggresive fish, zebra danios: The 2 angels and the 2 silver dollars are the aggresive fish in the tank you need to take those out and you should be fine because silver dollars are like pirahnas and the angels are semi aggresive but become even more aggresive if they are a breeding pair...

Fish: my fish's babies, how many, main tank, chris robbins
main tank, chris robbins, fish forum: Hi Kristyn; Congratulations! Baby fish are fun to have. You will need a bigger tank though. Get one that is 10 gallons or so and you will have lots of room for the babies for quite awhile. A female guppy can have anywhere from 6 to 40 babies. Provide...

Fish: fish had babies, starter tank, feed the babies
starter tank, feed the babies, water sprite: Hi Theresa; Make a 25% water change every day for the next 3 days. The other fish died from New Tank Syndrome toxins during the break-in period. The water changes will help lower them so the little guys and the mom will survive. Also add more hiding places...

Fish: fish babies, swordtail, inhibiting hormones
swordtail, inhibiting hormones, dalmatian: The fry can certainly be kept together. You can release the fry once they are swimming well and are about -- this big. You may loose one or two, but they are usually the weaker ones. You will have to pour clean water in the breeding box every day to stop...

Fish: My fish had babies, gestation time, livebearers
gestation time, livebearers, batches: Hi Anndrea! Congrats on the fry (babies). You may want to try to put the fry into a breeding net if you don t have them in there already, as bigger fish tend to snack on the smaller ones! Livebearing fish can store sperm in their bodies for up to 7 more...

Fish: My fish had babies!, gallon aquarium, chris robbins
gallon aquarium, chris robbins, small apartment: Hi Cristy; Most stores will take fish donations. If you can grow them to a size that you can tell the sexes, you might be able to get a few cents for them too. Make lots of water changes (25% twice a week) and feed small amounts of food several times a...

Fish: fish behavior, little fella, fish behavior
little fella, fish behavior, chris robbins: Hi Wendy; Poor little fella! The mean one probably will not stop so one of the fish should be moved out. A 10 gallon tank is really only suitable for one goldfish to grow up in anyway. Goldfish are pretty messy guys that get 6 to 8 inches long and need...

Fish: fish behavior, fish behavior, disese
fish behavior, disese, roks: Hi, this could mean that they are simply itchy or it could mean that they are developing ICH which is a mild fish disese, if not treated in time it may be fatal to the fish.Some of the symptoms include small salt like dodts on the fishes body,woonds and...

Fish: fish behavior, animal behavior course, siamese fighting fish
animal behavior course, siamese fighting fish, cichlid research: Hi Chandima, That sounds like a good choice. All I can say is get started as soon as possible. A big part of any experiment is working out the dozens of little choices that need to be made about exactly how to do your experiment in a meaningful and consistent...

Fish: fish behavior, fish behavior, lack of oxygen
fish behavior, lack of oxygen, definite sign: Hello Maddie- Gulping air is a definite sign of lack of oxygen. Goldfish need to get their air from the dissolved oxygen in the water, and without a pump or a filter to move the water around, it s very hard for them to do so. A filter would be your best...

Fish: fish behavior..are they sick?, 10 gallon aquarium, chemicals in tap water
10 gallon aquarium, chemicals in tap water, fancy goldfish: Well it sounds like you are having some good luck with the fish i hope everything else goes well. don t forget to do weekly water changes of about 25% percent and make sure you vaccum the gravel bed so all the food,waste, ect. comes out of their. Anymore...

Fish: fish behavior, nitrite levels, fish behavior
nitrite levels, fish behavior, oxygen levels: Katie, Your fish are trying to obtain oxygen. As your tank cycles the ammonia and nitrite levels rise to deadly levels and choke out the oxygen. You should never add fish until your tank has been set up for about a month. Anyway, now you should add an...

Fish: fish bleeding please help!, cichlid research, goldfish
cichlid research, goldfish, stomach: Hi Rachel, Swimming upside down is very, very bad and bleeding out of the stomach is worse. It sounds like your fish has a serious internal problem. Sadly, I doubt if thee is anything you do for it. Sorry. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish with bloody eye and a lump on the same side, cichlid research, gold snail
cichlid research, gold snail, phantom tetra: Hi Hallie, It s hard to say without seeing the actual fish but it certainly sounds like your fish has a tumor. This could cause blood in the eye, I imagine. Unfortunately, if it is a tumor of that size, and it is causing internal bleeding, the outlook...

Fish: My fish is boated, i think, epsom salts, maracyn 2
epsom salts, maracyn 2, beta fish: Hi Vickie; To help the fluid drain from his body and hopefully give him some relief for now, add a pinch of epsom salts to his water. Not regular salt, it is different. Just the epsom salts that you buy at the drug store. Also lower the water level so he...

Fish: fish bowl water, fish bowl, betta fish
fish bowl, betta fish, side glass: Lamarra, Are you changing his water regularly. It should be changed like once a week to once every 2 weeks. You should clean everything. Check the water he came out of for temperature. Fill it as close as...

Fish: fish bowl, siamese fighting fish, schooling fish
siamese fighting fish, schooling fish, large surface area: Hi Charlie Ann; There are a few small fish that can live in a container with no filtration. It must have a capacity large enough for them though. You need to have a minimum of one gallon for just one fish and it must have a large surface area. Bettas are...

Fish: my fish are breathing funny, cichlid research, partial water change
cichlid research, partial water change, green terrors: Hi Travis, It could be something with the water. The most likely problem is that your water is getting too warm -- this is a common problem in the summer. Check that it isn t over about 83 degrees. If that isn t the problem, then consider doing...

Fish: fish breeding, cichlid research, earthen pond
cichlid research, earthen pond, rice bran: Hi Sanjesh, Unfortunately I have no experience breeding koi so there isn t really any thing I can offer. Sorry. Best of luck. My guess is that in a nice large pond like that, it will just be a matter of time. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: fish breeding, chris robbins, pet store
chris robbins, pet store, aquariums: Hi Chad; I never had a fish breeding business actually. My family bought an established full-line retail pet store when I was a child and I worked there for over 25 years. The main part of our store was aquariums and fish. My parents wanted to own their...

Fish: my fish had a bubble on his eye, chris robbins, dunwell
chris robbins, dunwell, bamboo plant: Hi Stacy; Poor Dunwell! Is the bubble right on the eyeball or more on the area surrounding the eyeball itself? What color is the bubble? Does it look like a blister or is it more like a bump? Do you use a water conditioner in his water when you change...

Fish: fish bullying, dalmation mollies, aggressive tendencies
dalmation mollies, aggressive tendencies, stress coat: Hey Braeden! What you do depends on how bad condition the fishy is in. Is the fish wounded, and sickly looking? Or is it just a little stressed? If your fish looks close to death i would remove her and medicate her with MelaFix. If the male is just playin...

Fish: fish care, frequent water changes, night fish
frequent water changes, night fish, fish care: Hi Ash; It is best to turn off the light at night. Fish need to rest. It also helps keep algae from growing excessively. More frequent water changes and adding additional aeration with an air pump hooked to an air stone will help the pH to naturally...

Fish: fish care, clown loaches, water clarifiers
clown loaches, water clarifiers, water clarifier: Hi Vette; Just keep a good quality water conditioner on hand and you re set to go. Some good ones are NovAqua, Stress Coat and Prime. Any one of these is all you need and only for water changes. It will remove chlorine/chloramine and help prevent stress....

Fish: fish care, black neon tetras, fish bowls
black neon tetras, fish bowls, ammonia levels: Hi Brad; You want to keep only one or two fish in there while the tank breaks in. Six is way too many and ammonia levels have probably skyrocketed. To help the ones you have left, make a 25% water change every day for the next 4 days. Here is my article...

Fish: fish care, stress zyme, goldfish food
stress zyme, goldfish food, flake food: Hello, I m sorry to say this, but your friend may not have neons for much longer if they re continued to be cared for like this! Let s run through the basics real quick. Six neon tetras should be in nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank. Gravel on the...

Fish: fish care, diamond tetras, serpae tetras
diamond tetras, serpae tetras, cory cats: Hi, Yes, keep the Serpae Tetras, they are fine. If possible, take the three of either of the other species of Tetras, the Diamond Tetras or the Black Neons, back to the fish shop. And then buy another few of the remaining group of Tetras, so you have 2 groups...

Fish: fish care during an extended absence, black moor, vacation food
black moor, vacation food, fish care: Hi Ashlee; Fish can go well over a week without eating at all. Since goldfish are so messy and there may not be any heat provided in the residence halls while you are gone, it may be best not to feed him anything. Vacation food in small tanks make a horrible...

Fish: fish care, fish diseases, proper medication
fish diseases, proper medication, sick fish: Hi bhiloo; What kind of fish? How big are the fish? What size tank? What kind of filter? How often do you make water changes? How often and what kind of food do you feed? Do your fish have a disease that needs attention right now? Chris Robbin...

Fish: My fish has got a cloudy eye, red platy, cichlid research
red platy, cichlid research, cloudy eye: Hi Kerry, The most common cause of cloudy eye is that it results from another fish biting that fish in the eye. When one fish wants to get at another fish, the first thing it does is bite it in the eye because the eye is so sensitive. The good news is...

Fish: fish color, gold fish, fish forum
gold fish, fish forum, chris robbins: Hi Vicki; Goldfish change color as they mature. There isn t anything you can do but enjoy his new outfit! ;-) Followups Welcome At Your Service; Chris Robbins Come on over and join us on the freshwater fish forum at About.com to get even more...

Fish: fish compatibility, zebra danios, bala sharks
zebra danios, bala sharks, balloon mollies: All the fish you have put on your list will go very fine with the ones you have now, all besides the blue/yellow gormatis, they can become very agressive and even eat your guppies when reached adult size.Here are a few more fish you can add, some plecos,all...

Fish: fish compatibility, elephant nose fish, clown loach
elephant nose fish, clown loach, cichlid research: Hi Colin, I doubt that they will live well together. Elephant noses basically like slow moving sluggish waters where they poke around. It s a quiet sort of life. Cichlids like the blue dolphin are used to open clear waters where there is a lot of fighting...

Fish: fish compatibility with plecos, convict cichlid, cichlid research
convict cichlid, cichlid research, african cichlids: Hi Char, Fortunately, plecos get along with most fish. This is mostly because plecos do their own thing and ignore other fish and most other fish ignore plecos. So, the pleco shouldn t be a factor in choosing new tankmates. You do want to figure...

Fish: fish compatibility, clown loaches, 30 gallon tank
clown loaches, 30 gallon tank, black shark: Hi Joseph; They are compatible but will all outgrow the 30 gallon. These guys all get 10 to 12 inches long. Followups welcome At Your Service; Chris Robbins Come on over and join us on the freshwater fish forum at About.com to get even more information...

Fish: fish compatiblity, neon tetras, dwarf frogs
neon tetras, dwarf frogs, starter fish: Hello again, First of all, when adding fish to a new tank, it s best never to add the water they came with. I know it sounds like it would be the logical thing to do, but adding someone else s water to your tank -- especially if it came from a pet store...

Fish: fish container, betta fish, little fella
betta fish, little fella, chris robbins: Hi Cindy; His flaring is quite normal. It means he sees something that he thinks is another betta and is trying to scare it away from his territory. Sometimes it is just his own reflection or something colorful he is reacting to. He s a sassy little fella!...

Fish: my fish is in one corner, male betta, tank size
male betta, tank size, bettas: Elias, I need more info....like how long have you had him and tank size. How often do you change water? We have an expert in bettas named alejandra. Give her these details. I am sure she can help you she...

Fish: fish death, partial water changes, tank syndrome
partial water changes, tank syndrome, new tank: Hi Ian; I suspect it s all from New Tank Syndrome . Make partial water changes to help keep the others as healthy as possible while it breaks in. You didn t mention what kind of fish they are but if they are larger messy types such as goldfish, the New...

Fish: fish desease/death, cichlid research, molly fish
cichlid research, molly fish, strange behavior: Hi Samantha, Unfortunately it is hard to say. It could be that the fish were sick when you got them, or it could be that your water isn t right. Do you have chlorine in your water? What temperature is your water? -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...

Fish: After my fish died of ich....., algea eater, cherry barbs
algea eater, cherry barbs, cherry barb: Hi Shannon, Don t be affended by other people that VOULONTER there time to help you. He was probably just really busy as I am. You should wait atleast 24 hours to put more fish in. It sounds like your doing everything alright but just incase I suggest going...

Fish: my fish died in a new tank, fantail goldfish, feeder goldfish
fantail goldfish, feeder goldfish, bala shark: Hi Erin; Did you use a water conditioner? Did you float them to gradually acclimate them to the temperature? Keep in mind that you will only want 3 inches of fish in the new tank to get it through the break-in period. Here is my article on new tanks...

Fish: fish died wierdly, happy fish, fish tank
happy fish, fish tank, male betta: Hello Angie, I have no idea why a pet store would tell you that, fish just dont cause other fish to get stuck. Anyways, fish like to exlplore there surroundings, your platy just got a little too curious, so, to prevent this from ever happening again i would...

Fish: my fish died..............., chris robbins, gallon tank
chris robbins, gallon tank, face area: Hi Mathilde; I m so sorry you lost him. What a shame. Could the other two have been bullying him? His injuries do sound like when a fish is getting picked on and/or losing territorial fights. Is the tank big enough for all of them? As adults you...

Fish: my fish are dieing, 30 gallon tank, aquarium salt
30 gallon tank, aquarium salt, community tank: Hi Mike; Poor guys. They should start to improve on the third day. It is normal to see more spots for the first couple of days. Unfortunately, sometimes fish still die the first 3 days or so too. The parasites embed themselves in the skin where they are...

Fish: fish dieing..., oxygen bubbles, bristle nose
oxygen bubbles, bristle nose, last clown: Hi, funny you tel me this story.........because the same thing happens to me and i lost some rare beautifull fish because my filter and air pumps were UNPLUGED ! AND since the air stone distribute oxygen to all your fish, your fish all need exygen to survive,...

Fish: After a fish dies..., household bleach, ammonia levels
household bleach, ammonia levels, starter fish: Hi Katherine; Oh, that s a shame. Poor guy. I m so sorry you have both had to go through such trauma. He s had you to love him through it and that s important, no matter what the outcome. All we can do is do our best. Anyway... Usually just a good rinse...

Fish: fish discoloration, cichlid research, iridescent sharks
cichlid research, iridescent sharks, treating ick: Hi Ally, Turned green? I have never seen nor heard of that. It seems very peculiar. It may be a result of the ick. The key to treating ick is to start right away and follow through completely or else it will just return. -- Ron rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com...