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  1. Really? that's really sad to hear.
  2. It's really hard to find medications here. Luckily my LFS is good for having medications for fish. Usually not brands that I ever seen mentioned anywhere but they work
  3. That could be really cool. I've currently got one female guppy but she's been with me for almost a year so I don't think she will be with me for much longer
  4. Here in Ontario its hard to find a lot of things because of laws and rulings that come with shipping fish and plants
  5. I'd love to try a SW tank but all of my local aquarium stores are freshwater only
  6. Hey everyone I've been planning my first nano tank. I'm new to this and I've noticed that there isn't many discussions online about nano tanks. If anyone would like to share pictures of their tanks, what fish or plants are in their tank, any tips you might have and anything else regarding nano tanks. To start with my tank I'm starting a planted 5 gallon tank with java fern, java moss and Anubias. So far I haven't decided if I want nano fish or shrimp in the tank.
  7. I've never heard of them before. Do you know where you can get them in Canada?
  8. I know not many fish can go into a 5 gallon but sadly that's as large as I can go so I'm just trying to come up with ideas that will make a decent tank and happy fish. I wasn't aware that there were freshwater clown fish. I thought all were saltwater
  9. I was thinking about shrimps but I've had a hard time with them in the past. I have moss balls currently in my tank
  10. I'm a first time nano tank owner, long time goldfish owner. I'm looking to start a nano tank for in my dorm room. I have a strong filter, 5 gallon tank with a light and a heater. I'm looking for a less common fish than a betta for my tank. I was thinking one dwarf/pea puffer for in the tank. I know I would be live feeding and have the time to feed and do many water changes that comes with that. or a small amount of another type of fish if anyone has any ideas. I plan to put a couple easy plants in the tank but not too many because I have minimal good experience with aquarium plants. Does anyone have any tips for a beginner or any ideas to help me plan my tank? All ideas are welcome. Thank you ahead of time to anyone who offers any ideas or tips.
  11. Thank you for the advice. I emptied the tank and I'm cleaning everything with bleach right now
  12. he seemed very healthy In the store besides a crooked peduncle that caused her to swim a little funny. the first two days it was even coming up and eating pellets right below my hand
  13. I will try to get the better kit. Sadly I live in a very small town and that api test strips were all I was able to get from our small petvalue. The fish didn't display the symptoms when I got it. about a day after I got it it started hiding other things which I assumed was from the high current of the filter that was too large and strong. Yesterday it started the bottom sitting and clamped fins. I only had it for a week. I just woke up and the fish has passed. Very beginning of dropsy was there with a small amount of pine coned scales around the gills. Thank you for your help
  14. Thank you. ive been on the site for a couple years but this is my first problem
  15. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank ph 7.5, kh 120, gh 180 * Ph Level, Tap (ph 7.5, kh 120, gh 180 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?api test strips * Water temperature? 22 celsius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gals. running a little over a month * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 20 gal marina slim * How often do you change the water and how much? 80 percent water change every other week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 40 percent water change about a week ago. 2 days before first fish was put in * How many fish in the tank and their size? one oranda. about an inch and a half long * What kind of water additives or conditioners? nutrafin cycle, waste control and plus (dechlorination) * What do you feed your fish and how often? hikari fancy goldfish, hikari lionhead, bloodworms, brine shimp, bug bites * Any new fish added to the tank? this fish is brand new, ive had it for a week * Any medications added to the tank? no medications, but I have them on hand if they are needed * 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? clamped fins * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? sitting at the bottom, hiding under things, I don't think its eating. it will take a pellet when I drop it into the tank but no more than one. not swimming around
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