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  1. Diseases
    Hi everyone, first of all I'd like to apologize because I don't know some proper terms, english is not my mother tongue. I would really appreciate if someone would give my advice, my loach is letargic and has white "smears" on his back. The disease seems to also have attacked his gills because...
  2. Invertebrates
    Because of my fondness for mystery snails - a friend recently gave me her "sick" blue mystery snail with the hopes of me being able to help - however, I have never seen anything like this before and need some help figuring out what to do/what is going on! From my understanding, she had this...
  3. Diseases
    Hi everyone, Wondering if anyone can help me identify the disease that has been killing my fish. I have lost two fancy guppies and two swordtails. I have one 55 gal planted tank with currently 13 neon tetras, 3 clown plecos, 4 guppies, 1 swordtail and an apple snail. Over the past week, I lost...
  4. Diseases
    Okay so, i have a 120 litre tank, plenty of plants and ornaments and hiding places. I recently purchased 2 Blue Gourami fish and unfortunately had to take one back as it was fin nipping my other fish, i also have 1 Angel fish, 2 Royal rams and 1 Red-tail Sharkfish. The other day i noticed a...
  5. Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds
    Hello. My parents have had a pair of goldfish for about ten years now, in an indoor tank. (There were three, but one died a few months back.) Of the two remaining, there is an orange one and a white one. The orange one is perfectly fine, but the white one... The white goldfish has been...
  6. Diseases
    i let a bucket of dirty water from a partial water change sit for 3 days, to let the danio eggs hatch. As i was going threw the water I seen these little Free swimming things moving around with my only 2 surviving danio fry (15 some other ones died). So my sister took it to school to see if her...
  7. General Freshwater
    I have 5 tiger barbs with semi aggressive fish and only the tiger barbs have white bulgy spots and the fin damage I've used meds for ich and no progress the spots and fin damage have only gotten worse what do I do. (The fish are to fast so why post a blurry pic anyway.
  8. Diseases
    I have about 14 black and dalmatian molly's (thanks to ten 1-2 month old fry). We just had a massive power out due to Hurricane Irene, and I had to evac for the day - I was able to get a battery air pump, so everyone made it out okay. However now today I notice white spots on a lot of my fish...
  9. Bettas
    What does betta poop look like? I found brown like thing laying on the gravel on my bowl. If you can please provide pictures or detailed descriptions.
  10. Beginner Freshwater
    I'm very new to keeping aquariums. I got some feeder goldfish and some fan tail goldfish at walmart for a school project and no surprise the person I thought could take them couldn't and walmart wouldn't take them back. A friend in my class gave me a very small 1.5ish gallon tank to keep them...
  11. Diseases
    Hi! I am a bit worried. I set up a new aquarium (345 lt) which consisted of: 7 angel fish 2 clown loaches 6 rasboras 5 rummy nose 1 brittle nose pleco. I bought an angel fish and the day after 2 ramirezi. The angel fish I bought yesterday I found like white on her head and today it became...
  12. Diseases
    PICTURES NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT LOOK AT PICS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE AUTOPSY FISH! I have begun to slowly lose fish. I have lost an Angel fish (no autopsy), a Silvertipped Shark (Autopsy:Callamanus Worms), Platy (Autopsy:Callamanus Worms). I have lost a few other...
  13. Diseases
    I have a black moor that is a few months old. When I woke up this morning I found him stuck to the side of my filter, so assuming he had died, I put in the net to scoop him out. To my surprise he was still alive. He seems to be unable to swim - I liken it to a person that has had a stroke...
  14. General Saltwater
    First I would like to thank Old Salt for letting me know about the thread post date!! :D But, I have a yellow tail damsel who I used to cycle the tank and now have a question about possibly an ulcer on him. I'll include a few pictures to see. Water is 8.2 ph, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 10-20...
  15. Bettas
    I got a new betta a few weeks ago. Now, when I bought him, I don't recall seeing any spots on his fins. They looked nice and golden-y all throughout. You can kind of see the spots there. Is this a symptom of something? I tried Googling it but it only came back about spots on the body, not...
  16. Diseases
    I have a male guppy who has been getting progressively worse over the last few weeks. His symptoms are: sitting at bottom of the tank, one slightly red gill, drooping tail, difficulty swimming, degenerating tail and fins, pale colour. He has been in my community tank with 5 other fish all of...
  17. Beginner Freshwater
    I came home today and the rest of my fish were dead I want to know for sure that it was the effects of the cycle that killed my 4 zebra danios, or if it was disease, or dodgy pet shop fish, or my filter, or my short attempt at fish food fishless cycling that killed them. Should I start over...
  18. General Saltwater
    what is the easiest way (other than buying rid ich or kick ich) to get rid of ich that is on my tangs? i have heard that it is recommended to keep your tank temp. at 80 degrees F and have your Specific Gravity at 1.06 until it disappears. is this correct? or is their an alternative that works...
  19. Diseases
    Hi, I noticed this strange growth about a week ago on one of my hi fin white skirt tetras . I have been treating the tank with melafix since sunday in hopes of preventing further infection of the open wound/sore/lesion. It is a 29 gallon tank with 3 zebra danios, 3 red eye tetras, 2 small...
  20. Diseases
    hi ive got a 27 litre tank which has 2x dwarf gouramis one male one female 2 neons 2 danios, i lost one flame gourami and replaced him with another neon blue he was fine for a month then he got a dark lines that ran down his head he stoped eating, i was told to put some epsom salt in the tank...
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