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  1. A

    Black Ghost and Plant Compatibility

    So I have narrowed it down to these two and I am thinking of doing both. Visibility of the whole tank isn't an issue. I want to make it thick by using background plants that grow large as center and foreground plants. I Asked here once before for plant recommendations that can use sand as a...
  2. K

    For Sale  20 in Koi FIsh (Yamabuki Ogon) For Sale

    Hey, so i have this yellow koi fish for about 2 years now but he has out grown THREE tanks, He is now in a 75 gal tank and he can barely turn. I am looking for some one to take him off my hands or might consider building a pond. But I am located in New York and it very cold out doors. I am open...
  3. M

    Boesmani rainbow fish attacking/killing eachother

    Hey I have set up a 90 gallon planted tank and just added some boesmani rainbows (6) and they all been nipping at eachother for a week. I have added aquarium salt to help heal their wounds but it seems to be getting worse. they have been in the tank for a week now and this morning I noticed one...
  4. M

    boesemani rainbow Head turning dark blue/black with new tank mates

    So I have had 1 boesmane’s rainbow for about 3 months, he was all alone with guppy’s and tetras. I set up my new 90 gallon planted tank with co2. And let put him in it after about 3 weeks.. he was doing fine for about a week and a half, but people kept telling me that he needs more boesmani...
  5. Balake2424

    Freshwater stingray water movement

    So I have some black diamond hybrids and I know their from river systems but I was wondering how much water movement do they like? obviously I have a power head in there but It’s only does 950 Gph, plus the filter that pushes lots of surface water around, it’s a 250 gallon But I have an extra...
  6. N

    Safe to move? Help

    Is it safe to transfer a goldfish and pleco tank to tank (no buckets, bags, or drips), if test numbers are identical and temperature are within a single Degree of each other? Zero transfer of old water, fully cycled @4weeks api test kit used 2analog thermometers and Braun thermometer set to...
  7. N

    Possible to cycle too long?

    We started out our cycle trying to transfer some good bacteria from our old tank the filter media and a little old gravel then added ammonia. The gravel is planned to be removed to go for a more natural river rock bottom. The ammonia was too high, ph was too high, we then switched tactics and...
  8. N

    Tank mates

    I posted this under setup, hoping for some more answers on tank mates etc sailfin and pleco shared 120g tank. Other parameters on the original post... https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/pleico-goldfish-shared-tank.730708/
  9. gmwJOY

    I TOOK A CHALLENGE , CAN YOU HELP ME ?

    HI THERE FRIENDS , I AM JOY BANERJEE (I AM MALE , AGE 27) FROM INDIA , KOLKATA I RECENTLY TOOK A CHALLENGE TO SET UP A SALTWATER THEME FRESHWATER TANK, I DECIDED TO GO SMALL FIRST SO I BUY A NEW TANK , MY TANK SIZE IS 2 FT LONG X 1 FT WIDTH(FRONT TO BACK) X 1.5 FT HIGH, WHICH IS EXACTLY 44.45...
  10. N

    Pleco food change/ripped fin recovery

    Hi All First off a great big thank you to the whole Monster Fish Community for all the help, advice, and support over the last few years... Q.1 So Our Pleco Squiggly suffered a ripped anal fin about a week ago from unknown source. No changes prior to the injury and the water has been clear...
  11. Ricardo quezada

    One of a kind BLIND ASIAN REDTAIL CATFISH?!?

    I bought a Asian redtail catfish (black body with redtail) from my LFS and didn’t notice it untit two month later that it has no eyes. I don’t know if it’s a miss identification by the store. I call them and asked if this is normal and they said no that all of their red tails have eyes and this...
  12. gmwJOY

    help me build 24/12/12 inch tank, denisonii barb tank

    how many danisonii i can keep ? what will be their tank mates with danisonii ? which fishes i should add as cleanup crew ? what type of tank decoration is needed ? possible to go with low tech planted ?
  13. J

    Deep large ulcers cichlid

    Hi everyone. I have had this Texas x red parrot for a couple of years now and for as long as I have known he would always develop red swellings that would later ulcerate. The ulcers remain for 1-2 months before they heal over by which time ulcers would have developed elsewhere. They form in...
  14. J

    180 stock ideas

    I’ve finally set up my 180 and think Ive decided on a stock list. I’m concerned that it’s pretty bottom dweller heavy so would like feedback on the numbers and compatibility. Bristlenose Pleco-3 School of Cory-10 Giant Danios-10 Rope fish-3 Congo tetra-10 RH geophagus-6(not sure if I even...
  15. G

    Help! what’s wrong with my stingrays spiracles?!

    Hi guys, I’m a newbie to this site but I’m desperate for some advise. My black diamond stingray has some weird growths on its spiracles or gills just Behring it’s eyes! Ive only noticed it today and she hasn’t eaten today either. Any advice?
  16. S

    Tank Mates for Gibbiceps?

    Tank Mates Question. Ready to upgrade and want to know what may be best to add. Currently: I have a 40 gal/ the upgrade likely to 90 gal. Gibbiceps is 5 or 6 years old. He is in a freshwater tank and is almost 14 inches long. Artificial plants. As of 2 days ago, I have two more fish- I was...
  17. N

    HELP Pleco diet/stopped eating

    our big guy is several years old. He had stopped eating regularly and we have been noticing changes in his behavior since switching out his smaller hiding place for a reptile cave appropriately sized for him to hide in. He’s about 13 inches, and I’ve posted about him before. He’s had a variety...
  18. Jacob._.merc

    What's wrong with my Jade goby?

    My goby has these strange bumps in his mouth and 3 on his side. The 4 in his mouth look like pimples of some sort and the ones on his side look like a bunch of bumps in a large pile. There are 3 of these. He lives with a Raphael cat, a synodontis ocellifer and a goldiela eques. Any ideas? I...
  19. Dennis Kraemer

    New Pool Pond!

    Hey I just moved to a new house down in Florida and i love right on the intercostals. I am getting an above ground pool that is 1,800 gallons(https://www.amazon.com/Bestway-Steel-Rectangular-Ground-Swimming/dp/B079F6CDM7?keywords=rectangle+pool&qid=1535845757&sr=8-4&ref=mp_s_a_1_4) I could...
  20. Z

    Need advise for my 180G setup

    Hi guys! Need some advice and hope u lot can help! Am setting up my first 180G, with a 40G sump! Planning to house 40-60 African cichlids..pea pebbles as substrate, and rockscape smack in the middle! Tank will be in between 2 common areas, so it needs to be eye pleasing especially both sides...
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