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  1. hello. If the tails of the fish is white then it is normal to see some streaking of blood. that said, you still need to give us the stats for ammonia and nitrite. we cant help on fine as an answer. if you dont know then please take a small sample to a fish store for them to test. nitrite and ammonia in high concentrations will stress your fish out and its important to keep their water clean. If it was me, i would be doing a half water change every couple days with gravel vacs. being uk im not up on bio wheels but any cleaning should be done in old tank water. fins reddening is only a symptom or indication of a problem elsewhere, usually bacterial and water related. pinpointing the cause is the hardest part, and starting with the simplest things first will narrow this. water is always the first place to get a clue, so please help us by getting the water tested.
  2. Sounds like he fed those fish to another tank. Its not a 60g tank, those fish would be around 2 or 3 inches at most and in perspective they are too big to look like they are in a 60g. Anyway we can only go by what he says he does, which may be different to what he actually does. I tend to avoid looking at other peoples mistreatment of fish on youtube, it would just depress me.
  3. Hey Bala, yeah i know i havent been on for ages and when i can its not for long. Homelife sucks just now so not getting the time i need to be here more often. Hope youre well
  4. Fish dont change their ways shamu, they run on instinct. Tiger barbs are one of the most aggressive fish out there and if you want to keep them then you will need a large shoal of about 12 to keep aggression to a minimum and change the tank decor around. Also, what size tank are they in? Even small fish need territory or they will fight.
  5. Looks like a larvae beetle, maybe a kind of water beetle. Doubt it will do any harm as it doesnt have any jaws to bite with. Find a local pond and let it live.
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    Gills on male bettas are usually darker as they are loose skin that they use to flare with. As for the lump, bettas are prone to tumours so it sounds like this is whats going on.
  7. Fish are susceptible to secondary infections after getting ich, so it sounds like something bacterial going on inside. I would go for something like medigold to feed her. Good luck
  8. You are suffering from new tank syndrome. Basically, your tank is cycling and fish just dont like it. You need to get yourself test kits for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate asn levels of ammonia and nitrite are deadly to fish if not detected. I dont know what first aid is but i dont think it will help, nd dont clean out your filter until the tank has cycled. Which filter are you using? You should also be using a conditioner such as prime to help with any chemical in the tap water. Check the temperature too as fluctuations can cause problems for fatter fish. Pearlscales arent the best swimmers anyway as they are bred too much too exagerate the size.
  9. Hi Have you tried fasting the tank for 3 days? Both fish wont suffer and its good for them to not eat for at least one day a week. The algae is good for them too so dont worry about them eating it. After 3 days feed the peas for a few days and see how they go. Do you know if the fish is a female or is it a guess? It could be eggs if it is female and may be infected. Have you ever seen clear zig zag poo from her at all? Is the poo trailing or short and comes away fast? Bacterial issues can cause what you are seeing so do water changes often to keep on top of it. Meds in this country arent really strong enough to do anything so just check the ph and everything else before adding to the tank to make sure its at the same levels. And temperature match new water too. Could be anything from a bacterial infection to too much gas, but fingers crossed she can get better
  10. If its relevant to the original post then its ok to open it. The problem comes when old posts are dragged up just to say one word. If you want discus then find a local breeder who uses the same water chemistry or make sure your local supplier has had them for a while and they are feeding well.
  11. Sounds more bacterial than anything else. You need to do more in the way of water changes per week. Try doing half the tank twice a week and dont use cold water, try warming it first. A slightly bigger filter with more media in it might help too.
  12. the tank seems ok to me and much bigger than 9 gallons. The problem isnt medical but the other fish eating the eyes. A 36" tank is plenty for territory so the smaller fish may be already weak and sickly and the other took the opportunity to have a free meal. If you can divide the tank then do this as your fish is now completely at the bigger ones will. You need a tank or seperated area free from all ornaments and strong filtration. If your fish cant maintain balance or seems dstressed then the outcome isnt good. Good luck with him
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    Id say 75 minimum too and there is absolutely no need to feed live fish.
  14. Depending where you live, could be a number of animals. I lost one of my fantails to a heron recently and the other fish didnt hide. I now have netting over it. Better that than an empty pond
  15. The powerhead sucks the water in and through the sponges and then pushes it out, so i guess it pulls water through.
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