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Aquarium/Fish enthusiasts, what are you up to?

Anybody here who keeps fish of any kind in aquariums of any kind (ostensibly of correct size) how's that going? Anything you're waiting for? Just finished a tank? Let's talk fish here!

18 comments

  1. [4]
    eelnave Link
    I've got a 29 gallon community with some tetras, Mollies, and shrimp. I also have a 10 gallon with a betta and some snails. My betta has been having constant issues with fin rot which is really...

    I've got a 29 gallon community with some tetras, Mollies, and shrimp. I also have a 10 gallon with a betta and some snails. My betta has been having constant issues with fin rot which is really bumming me and my wife out. I'm going to start twice weekly water changes this week in hopes of cutting down the bacteria hurting him.

    6 votes
    1. [3]
      Heichou Link Parent
      Oh nice, I love shrimp! Any filter-escape-shenanigans with the shrimp? I've heard many stories of them hopping up and out through the filter and the owners finding a sad, dried-out husk

      Oh nice, I love shrimp! Any filter-escape-shenanigans with the shrimp? I've heard many stories of them hopping up and out through the filter and the owners finding a sad, dried-out husk

      1. [2]
        eelnave Link Parent
        When we first got them we found one but other than that they've been great! Granted we haven't looked behind the tank in a while so who knows haha

        When we first got them we found one but other than that they've been great! Granted we haven't looked behind the tank in a while so who knows haha

        1 vote
        1. Heichou Link Parent
          Some mysteries are better left unsolved lol

          Some mysteries are better left unsolved lol

          1 vote
  2. toobsock Link
    Anyone running a heavily planted tank or aquascape? I’d love to see some pics of your tank if you feel like sharing.

    Anyone running a heavily planted tank or aquascape? I’d love to see some pics of your tank if you feel like sharing.

    4 votes
  3. [6]
    DadIsSnoring Link
    I just got in to the hobby not long ago. I have a 29 gallon with 7 silver tip tetras, 5 harlequin rasboras, a couple snails and a bunch of shrimp. I'm looking for one centerpiece fish but I...

    I just got in to the hobby not long ago. I have a 29 gallon with 7 silver tip tetras, 5 harlequin rasboras, a couple snails and a bunch of shrimp.

    I'm looking for one centerpiece fish but I haven't found the right one. I'd LOVE some suggestions.

    It's pretty well planted. I wouldn't call it "heavily" planted, but I have several bundles of amazon sword and jungle val in there.

    Struggling with finding a way to control the green algae, but unfortunately it seems the only thing I've found that works is scrubbing the glass with a sponge and doing a 50% water change ever week...

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      Heichou Link Parent
      Ooh, I'll throw in some recs! Check out the Leopard ctenopomas. If you have a sufficiently planted tank, it shouldn't bother your other fish as long as it gets its food. Gouramis are really neat,...

      Ooh, I'll throw in some recs!

      Check out the Leopard ctenopomas. If you have a sufficiently planted tank, it shouldn't bother your other fish as long as it gets its food.

      Gouramis are really neat, too. There are plenty of pretty ones out there! Though it's important to know how to cycle your tank to keep em happy. Some you can even train to shoot food off of your finger with water!

      As for the algae, maybe a pleco? A small one, too, given your tank size, you could probably go with a Otocinclus Catfish. Very smol, and they love the algae. They do well in groups, however, so maybe get a few if you can afford it. Good luck with your tank!

      1. DadIsSnoring Link Parent
        Hey thank you! I got the amano shrimp to try to help with the algae, and actually I totally forgot to mention that I have 4 coridora catfish as well. I think I must have a nutrient imbalance but...

        Hey thank you!

        I got the amano shrimp to try to help with the algae, and actually I totally forgot to mention that I have 4 coridora catfish as well. I think I must have a nutrient imbalance but I'm not sure what I should be trying for either, so that's been hard for me to solve.

        I didn't think I could get a 6 inch fish with a 29 gallon but from researching your recomendations it seems you're right and I was mistaken, so I'll definitely be looking now that my schools have well established territories. Thanks again!

        1 vote
    2. [2]
      eelnave Link Parent
      Maybe not something you're interested in but nerite snails have done wonders for my glass. I got some from aquarium co-op online and they all came through alive (might be different depending on...

      Maybe not something you're interested in but nerite snails have done wonders for my glass. I got some from aquarium co-op online and they all came through alive (might be different depending on how far away from their store you live). They've been the most active feeders and they keep almost my entire tank clean.

      1. DadIsSnoring Link Parent
        I have two nerites (a zebra and a reddish one I can't recall), and they don't cut it by themselves. Should I get more? I hear they're ammonia neutral or even ammonia negative.

        I have two nerites (a zebra and a reddish one I can't recall), and they don't cut it by themselves. Should I get more? I hear they're ammonia neutral or even ammonia negative.

  4. [3]
    lumbo7332 Link
    Mine isn't nearly as impressive as all of yours, but I have a little ten gallon tank with 2 mountain guppies. They've lived for about 5 or so years and that's a record for me. I usually kill them...

    Mine isn't nearly as impressive as all of yours, but I have a little ten gallon tank with 2 mountain guppies. They've lived for about 5 or so years and that's a record for me. I usually kill them in a few months ):

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      Heichou Link Parent
      Hey man, they've got sentimental value! It isn't much, but you've kept them alive that long, which is a testament to the care put into it

      Hey man, they've got sentimental value! It isn't much, but you've kept them alive that long, which is a testament to the care put into it

      1. lumbo7332 Link Parent
        Thanks. I'm still probably a bad owner. They're just really hearty. I hope I'm not that bad though.

        Thanks. I'm still probably a bad owner. They're just really hearty. I hope I'm not that bad though.

        1 vote
  5. flit (edited ) Link
    Recently took my tank down after fighting a losing battle against bubble algae and aiptasia for over a year. Everything is currently living in tanks at my parents until I can figure out what I'm...

    Recently took my tank down after fighting a losing battle against bubble algae and aiptasia for over a year. Everything is currently living in tanks at my parents until I can figure out what I'm going to do, or whether I'll start again at all for now, it can be easy to become disillusioned with this hobby unfortunately. For now I just live vicariously through others' tanks.

    Couple of shots I have on hand: Clam, Chalice, Rastas

    2 votes
  6. StellarV (edited ) Link
    My fiancee has been trying to get into it and we have a 20 gal tank with three danios and a couple of corys. The only problem is she has been trying for months to get the nitrogen cycle to...

    My fiancee has been trying to get into it and we have a 20 gal tank with three danios and a couple of corys. The only problem is she has been trying for months to get the nitrogen cycle to complete and it hasn't been getting anywhere and she's been getting pretty discouraged. We've been to multiple aquarium supply stores to ask about it and haven't gotten anywhere.

    2 votes
  7. Petril Link
    I love that even in our small community, there's always at least a couple of people for whatever "Does anyone else...?" thread. You go, fish people!

    I love that even in our small community, there's always at least a couple of people for whatever "Does anyone else...?" thread.

    You go, fish people!

    1 vote
  8. nate Link
    I have a 60 gallon cube (24" cube) reef tank set up, the long term plan is a viable clownfish harem tank. I currently have 14 clownfish (ocellaris) and 4 anemones (3 BTA, and a condylactis, which...

    I have a 60 gallon cube (24" cube) reef tank set up, the long term plan is a viable clownfish harem tank. I currently have 14 clownfish (ocellaris) and 4 anemones (3 BTA, and a condylactis, which I don't expect the clownfish to show interest in.)

    A number of other fun invertebrates as well.

    1 vote