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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thank you for the advice. I emptied the tank and I'm cleaning everything with bleach right now
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Thank you. ive been on the site for a couple years but this is my first problem
  7. 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
  8. I recently got a new goldfish (oranda) and ive been having issues with it bottom sitting, clamped fins and I don't believe it is eating. I have not seen signs of bacteria or an external parasite. It is currently the only fish in the tank and the tank has been running a fishless cycle for a little over a month. My fish is in a 20 gallon tank with a filter. Up until today (4 days with the fish in the tank) the filter was too strong and the fish is very small. I got a filter that was correct for the tank because it had been pushing around the goldfish. The new filter is very soft and doesn't push the goldfish. I have tested my water quality and everything is in range that it should be, no ammonia or nitrates and the temperature is at 22 Celsius. Does anyone have any suggestions of what the problem might be or how to help the fish? Thank you ahead for any help
  9. I have a fancy goldfish tank with 2 male, 2 female and one that I haven't found the sex of yet. Both of my males have been chasing both the females. Does anyone know any way of stopping the males from chasing so much. I am not home to float the females for 3 days in a row and I'm nervous the males will hurt the females is there any other way to stop the spawning and keep the females safe?
  10. Maybe this picture is a little better? I have the same decorations in my tank
  11. okay thank you. I've tried moving him temporarily but every time I put him back in the tank he tries again. this time I will move him permanently to a new tank
  12. My male black moor has been chasing my two female calico telescope eye fish. Is there any way I can stop my male fish from trying to spawn?
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