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  1. Oh yeah, what size tank roughly for 2 schools corys and danios? Your plan for 80L max would be a good size. That's 20 Gallons which would do you that. I would make the corys a small school like 3 and bump up the numbers of the other fish.If It was my 20gallon tank, and I had it heavily planted and could maintain perfect levels. I would get 6 or so Cardinal tetras (or neons, cardinals are just prettier but cost more) 3 milini or panda corys, Julis are kinda cute too. 6 Rasboras (of some type likely harlequin) 6 Galaxy Danios Otherwise for regular tanks I would cut out one of the 3 groups of 6. Thanks for the ideas. Went to my lfs and there was a 70L ( 18.5 US gallons) tank for £70 with heater lights and filter on offer which seemed a good price. So say i was to moderately plant it although not too heavily. Would this stocking be sustainable 3 corys (probably panda) 5 cardinal tetra 5 platys / galaxy danios (not both) and perhaps a centre fish such as male dwarf gourami maybe? Also my tap water has a pH of about 8 if this is too high for the tetras? Thanks for the help
  2. Oh yeah, what size tank roughly for 2 schools corys and danios?
  3. Hello everyone, I used to own a small 15L? maybe tropical tank with 3/4 male guppies however this did not work out very well in the end and ultimately the tank was just too small even for the small fish. However i do miss having a tropical tank in my games room so i am going to buy a bigger tank although don't want it exceeding 80Litres MAX really due to space. I don't really have much knowledge on stocking tropical fish and what breeds can live together etc. so for those that do i was wondering if you could give me some ideas of stocking ideas and what size tank would be needed to accommodate them. I want a colourful tank with mid low and higher swimming levels (not so keen on guppies) if possible if not don't worry. Ps. low(ish) maintenance and easy to keep fish would be a BIG plus Thanks
  4. Hi koko, Finished round 2. Starting round 3 this evening, I think Blacky developed a secondary bacterial problem so for the 2nd and now the 3rd round I am using esha gdex(prazi) along with esha bacterial as they were made to be used together with no problems. This seems to be working and I think they are getting better.
  5. UPDATED. Just finished round 1 and just changed 60% water. White spots still there and seem a bit sluggish but i think just from medicine. Will start round 2 on Friday.
  6. Okay I see. I will carry on treatment ofc. And keep an eye on them for any bacterial infections. Thank you I just get a bit confused with all the different options and fish behaviour!
  7. No other symptoms. Day 3 but I haven't added day 3's does yet. No I don't and sorry but I don't know where I could find them
  8. My fish are not eating. Is this common with praziquental and salt? I am a bit concerned as they are always keen for food
  9. Just done a 30% water change to reduce nitrates and redone salt to that 30% so water is at 0.3% salinity. 180 drops added. One more question, can I do a water change mid round if I re add the correct amount of prazi and salt? Or will it be ok with a bit higher nitrates? Thank you so much!
  10. Ok will they manage that much does, I presume it's ok to overdose this med. Also as for days 1-4 do I double those does too. Thank you
  11. Okay so salt at 3% throughout? Okay 3-4 rounds. Prazi is 66g in every 1ml Here is instructions Sorry, I understand I just really want to help my fish
  12. Please could someone help me regarding the salt and med issue. I need to get this med in asap so I can do it the same time tomorrow as I'm away for the night. I do appreciate the help
  13. I can't believe that didn't even cross my mind I've got the esha gdex now, shall I follow the directions on the bottle? That is a 5 day round. Will I need to repeat another round after the initial round. Also do I need to keep the salt in whilst using this? Thanks
  14. I've salted at 0.3% this morning using 23 tablespoons. I will get the esha product ASAP. Thanks for your help! You think it's flukes?
  15. They act frantic like this when I am in front of the tank, like I was when videoing, and at feeding time. The rest of the day they seem quite chilled except Blacky scratching along gravel. I will do another water change tomorrow and start salt. Is it 0.1% increase every 12 hours? And could I have the measurements please. I don't have prazi and I am in the UK if it's harder to find here. Thanks for your help shakaho. I'm trying to do the best for them!
  16. I can see the breeding stars on his gills. However it is the white grains along his whole body that concern me, along with the scraping against the floor of the tank? I agree, i am working on a bigger tank and converting this one into a tropical !
  17. Zooming in on the picture will make it easier. I also forget to say i have another smaller filter on the tank. And the salt in API aquarium salt. Thank you
  18. Here is the clearest picture I could get to show the spots. On the gills may be breeding stars however. Here is a video. The lost scale(s) is from the rubbing along gravel. <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid1325.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu637%2FI-goldfish%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F72E6CB41-E0EE-480E-AB25-1964BF9F82D6_zps9swzahhr.mp4"> http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/I-goldfish/media/Mobile%20Uploads/72E6CB41-E0EE-480E-AB25-1964BF9F82D6_zps9swzahhr.mp4.html
  19. Hey guys, I suspect my fish have ich, not completely sure. I will try to get some photos/videos however my fish are extremely fast. I have tried medication to no avail so i bought some aquarium salt. Fortunately my fish have never been ill before so i have never actually used salt so i will need quite a clear guide if someone will. All the symptoms below they have actually had for quite a while and i can't seem to get rid of them. I know this tank is a bit small so i am thinking of getting a bigger one to make it more manageable for myself and more space for the fish. Thanks in advance aha. Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 20-30ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 5-10ppm (more like 5) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4-8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4-7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit drops * Water temperature? 28 celcius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90litres, 23.7 US gallons * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval something? * How often do you change the water and how much? 1-2x week, 70-80 % * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 70%, * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 4inch, 3inch approx. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? ​Fluvial aqua plus * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra flakes/sticks/granules. Bloodworms/peas. 2x a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Not now. last week, eSHa 2000 and exit. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. eSHa 2000 and exit. 7 days. Have also used eSHa 200o in the past. Also before interpret white spot. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Grains of salt, as in they are very very small white spots. Can only visibly see them on blacky as he is black. Patchy white and orange can't see them but obviously has got whatever blacky has i presume. Patchy, red veins in tail. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Mostly normal. Eating normally. Blacky scratches along gravel. Patchy is breathing more.
  20. Thanks, yeah I will definitely too that in the future
  21. Okay thank youu ChelseaM. That's so annoying!! It is now unplugged, thank you for your help
  22. Yeah the cable has (very) slight crimps in it as it is hanging now
  23. No worked perfectly then! Yes it was cleaned and air dried before storing, the cord was folded.
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