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  1. Im not sure if biweekly means twice a week or once every two weeks, But either way I agree with Koko, I would do at least 80% a week wc and test the tap water to see if there is nitrates in it
  2. Hi Just how high is the nitrate? How big is the tank? How often are you doing waterchanges and how much? Welcome to kokos
  3. Oh wow! That's no good Koko I'm doing pretty well. Finally decided to change driving instructors. My last lesson, which was 2 weeks ago made me feel such a wreck afterwards. He only ever critisizes, never gives me any positive feedback even though everyone I've driven with other than him says I do very well. I just want to get my lisence and a car so I can go do things on my own terms
  4. I haven't been able to find it yet Maybe I dreamed it and it was just a group of photos I saw!
  5. I have some fish like that, where their bodies have stayed pretty small but their fins are massive! I find my butterflies to have been quite good eaters without much worry of other fish out competing them, even when I had them in with faster fancies and single tails I just try to spread the food around the tank so there are lots of spots for them to go eat
  6. Hi, welcome to Kokos I agree they are Anchor Worms. I have never treated Anchor Worms before so am not sure of the procedure but @koko or @shakaho or @Arctic Mama may be able to help. In the mean time could you please fill out this form? I know you've included some of the info in your original post, but it really helps to have it all laid out! Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  7. Mama is beautiful and the tank looks great, it will be amazing to see that scape expanded into the 100g!
  8. They are! The BN live in with my goldies but I moved the babies to the tropical tank because the fish in there are smaller and hopefully wont eat them. Though there was a few I couldn't catch so they will either have to hide well or become goldie snacks! They are so cute though so I hope I can raise a few of them up. I don't have a free tank I can designate to them at the moment unfortunately but this is the second batch of eggs he has been fanning in a short amount of time so I'm sure there willbe more. Though he is upset I took his driftwood cave out. Going to buy them an actual pleco cave though and see if I can convince him to move to there
  9. That looks great! I do quite like guppies don't have any at the moment though!
  10. My plecos have been busy
  11. Can you wait until a while after someone has showered to do your waterchange? (If thats what you mean)
  12. Oh no! I've done this before but in the opposite direction, I made the water way too warm. I thought I had killed all my fish. Like Taryl said the best thing you can do is slowly bring the temperature to where it should be. I hope they recover for you!
  13. I found my butterfly teles and oranda struggled. The longer bodied teles were ok
  14. My longer bodied fantails and single tail fish do well in it. Ryukins and pearlies ended up struggling. Basically the fancier/rounder they are the more they struggled with the depth.
  15. My tank is 24 inches tall, (by 24 inches wide) MOST of my fish do ok in it but I have had some that I have had to move outside into the 12 inch tall pond because they just don't handle the deep water. When I get a new tank it's only going to be 18 inches tall, I find that even the ones who seem to do ok in the 24 inches seem to do best with that kind of depth. I do find my goldies do a lot better having a tank that is wider/longer rather than taller.
  16. I've had a few fish that white and orange change colour lol. Some turned all or mostly orange, one ended up turning all white
  17. I seen a video of them once I believe, they are really awesome looking but i wonder how long the pattern would last
  18. Don't use regular salt, use just the Epsom at 1/2 teaspoon per 10 gallons. Regular salt can add to the fluid retention xx
  19. Koko I'm so sorry Taryl oh no my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry
  20. Hi, first of all, dont feel bad, a lot of us started in the same situation! Second, for cycling a tank, I recommend using Seachem Prime for your water conditioner, as this will detoxify the ammonia up to 1ppm. Third, I highly recommend getting a liquid test kit, the API freshwater master test kit is a great one, it will last a long time and is a lot more accurate than the strips It has been a long time since I did a fish in cycle, or any cycle for that matter, so Im not entirely confident on giving out instructions for it as I dont want to lead you down the wrong path, but I believe @shakaho is really knowledgeable in these matters
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