• I am in desperate need of expert advice on my fish, please read and reply?

    Hi, So I have a 94L tank with a Black Moor (6cm-7cm) and Oranda (4cm-5cm), I have had the Black Moor for just over a month and the Oranda for about two weeks, the entire time I have had them there have been no issues, they could swim together or just float together, no problems at all. As of the other day, the... show more
    Hi, So I have a 94L tank with a Black Moor (6cm-7cm) and Oranda (4cm-5cm), I have had the Black Moor for just over a month and the Oranda for about two weeks, the entire time I have had them there have been no issues, they could swim together or just float together, no problems at all. As of the other day, the Oranda has been really being nasty to the Black Moor, harassing it, The Black Moor will be minding its own business and the Oranda will come over and start biting it and the Black Moor doesnt fight back, just swim off and hide, It happens every time the two come close and its literally just started out of nowhere and it is unfair on the Black Moor, I had a look and the Black Moor was laying on the ground still and the Oranda swam off as I came over, after looking I noticed the Black Moor looked beat up, scales looking rough with rips in its fins, I assume this is from the Oranda (I noticed it before after the Oranda started behaving like this toward the Black Moor but its getting worse) I cant upgrade tank quite yet and was planning on doing it just when I needed to due to their eventual large size, all I have spare is a 19L tank which obviously I cant keep one in for long, Does anyone have any suggestions? I love both the fish so cant give away the Oranda but I hate how it is treating the Black Moor and how its making the Moor look, I feel bad for it and just want to help but cant do anything! this has all happened out of nowhere starting just the other day!
    5 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Which is the best fish for beginners?

    Best answer: Depends on your preference. You have several ways to go with a 30 gallon. It's not that big, but not as limited as a 10 gallon would be. I would decide on one fish that you want to be your focal point and design the tank around that fish. Look through the fish on this website http://www.liveaquaria.com/ and... show more
    Best answer: Depends on your preference. You have several ways to go with a 30 gallon. It's not that big, but not as limited as a 10 gallon would be. I would decide on one fish that you want to be your focal point and design the tank around that fish. Look through the fish on this website http://www.liveaquaria.com/ and read up on all the requirements of the fish you really like the look of. There's really too many options to suggest to you so you'll just have to do your research and decide for yourself. One thing I will say though is to not trust pet store employees. So many people go to the pet store with questions and get told the wrong info. Do research on your own because unfortunately, most pet store employees are remarkably under qualified. Keep in mind that just because a fish can be housed in 30 gallons doesn't mean 10 of those fish can be in 30 gallons. You can also use this website as a guide http://aqadvisor.com/. Read up on acclimation, cycling an aquarium, and testing the water. You should always look out for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. Those are the 3 golden compounds in aquarium keeping lol. They're the most important as they affect the fish the most and can kill fish when levels are too high.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do fish have to eat fish flakes/food?

    I know they have to eat, but do they have to eat fish food all the time??
    I know they have to eat, but do they have to eat fish food all the time??
    5 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can I put a chicken egg in a fish tank with my beta.?

    What will happen.
    What will happen.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can goldfish have frozen brine shrimp as a daily meal?

    Best answer: Goldfish need a lot more vegitable matter. All fish need a larger variety of food.
    Get some new life spectra goldfish pellets. Some omega one flakes. Some frozen blood worms.
    Some canned corrot, blanched spinach, other raw,blanched, boiled veggies.
    Be carefull not to overfeed
    Best answer: Goldfish need a lot more vegitable matter. All fish need a larger variety of food.
    Get some new life spectra goldfish pellets. Some omega one flakes. Some frozen blood worms.
    Some canned corrot, blanched spinach, other raw,blanched, boiled veggies.
    Be carefull not to overfeed
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I tell my son his fish died or just replace it?

    Best answer: No offense, but I can’t stand it when parents try to hide the fact that a pet has died from their kid. That’s called sheltering (and lying). If you want your kid to get how the world works and be well rounded, you shouldn’t shelter them. And if you expect your kid to be truthful with you, you need to start by being... show more
    Best answer: No offense, but I can’t stand it when parents try to hide the fact that a pet has died from their kid. That’s called sheltering (and lying). If you want your kid to get how the world works and be well rounded, you shouldn’t shelter them. And if you expect your kid to be truthful with you, you need to start by being truthful with them.

    On the matter of the fish dying in the first place, you need to find the cause and fix it. Replacing the fish is just going to end in the same result, another dead fish. And continuing this cycle is teaching your kid to be careless with the care they provide for living things. A pet can be a great experience to teach responsibility, but you’re doing the exact opposite. You’re teaching when a pet dies, you just replace like no big deal. Rather than showing how to provide responsible care and doing research. Read up on fish acclimation, aqaurium cycling, minimum tank size for that species, water changes, water testing, etc.
    16 answers · 7 days ago
  • Can I use sunlight as a form of light for my aquatic plants?

    I want to do a semi planted tank with basic plants such as java fern/moss, anubias, amazon sword (yes, I know I will need to trim), etc. People say they need 6-10 hours of light per day and I figured if I put the tank by a window, it should get a few hours of sunlight and I don't need to buy a LED light and... show more
    I want to do a semi planted tank with basic plants such as java fern/moss, anubias, amazon sword (yes, I know I will need to trim), etc. People say they need 6-10 hours of light per day and I figured if I put the tank by a window, it should get a few hours of sunlight and I don't need to buy a LED light and keep it plugged everyday. I will try to avoid direct sunlight by not opening the blinds all the way. Will this be a sufficient light source for the plants?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do fish poop?

    Best answer: They usually pass a long, thin, mucus covered fecal package. If you watch a tank full of goldfish for long enough, you'll see one of them with a poo sticking out from the area at the base of the tail, not the fin, but where the body ends and the bit the fin is attached to, the caudal peduncle.
    Best answer: They usually pass a long, thin, mucus covered fecal package. If you watch a tank full of goldfish for long enough, you'll see one of them with a poo sticking out from the area at the base of the tail, not the fin, but where the body ends and the bit the fin is attached to, the caudal peduncle.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to keep angel fish and discus from breeding??? What do I do with hatched eggs?

    Best answer: Discus, are not community fish, they are the hardist freshwater fish available, and probobly harder to keep alive then saltwater fish, so no worries about breed if you made the mistake of starting there. Angel fish are semi aggressive cichlids. The are also not ideal beginer fish, but its been done. You cant... show more
    Best answer: Discus, are not community fish, they are the hardist freshwater fish available, and probobly harder to keep alive then saltwater fish, so no worries about breed if you made the mistake of starting there.

    Angel fish are semi aggressive cichlids. The are also not ideal beginer fish, but its been done. You cant really sex young angel fish. The only way to be sure that they dont mate is to keep just one. Now if you kept 2, and you were lucky enough that they eventually formed a mated pair, and then laid eggs, well then its unlikely that the eggs survive to hatch, and if the did, the fry would likely be eaten in a community tank. before you ever even saw them.

    If you keep multiple angle fish, Their is a good chance that the will form mated pairs. They will be aggressive and nasty for about 7 days during the process, less if they do not leay eggs. But they will mate more then once a month.
    So - if you dont want mating aggression, get different species of fish.
    Or keep at least a 55 gallon tank, and keep sturdy but non nippy tank mates. No top dwellers, No cichlids, no livebearers, no gaurami.
    Rainbow fish, bottom feeders, loaches, corie cats, some species of tetras would work.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why did only one of my glofish die?

    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • I have fish aquarium that is empty at the moment, can I put just a goldfish or a beta in it?

    It's a 55 gallon tank but I have no interest in getting it full of tetras and skirts and those algae eaters again. I know most people with a beta or goldfish just put it in a little bowl with plain old tapwater. Is that ok for such a large tank?
    It's a 55 gallon tank but I have no interest in getting it full of tetras and skirts and those algae eaters again. I know most people with a beta or goldfish just put it in a little bowl with plain old tapwater. Is that ok for such a large tank?
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • My fish keep dying?

    I had 4 guppies and I’m down to only one now. The first died out of the blue and I don’t know what was wrong with him. The second died from becoming too bolted (I tried to treat him, but I wasn’t home to properly do it and had to leave it to who I live with.) The third also died out of the blue. He was perfectly... show more
    I had 4 guppies and I’m down to only one now. The first died out of the blue and I don’t know what was wrong with him. The second died from becoming too bolted (I tried to treat him, but I wasn’t home to properly do it and had to leave it to who I live with.) The third also died out of the blue. He was perfectly fine in the morning and by night he was dead. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I change the water every week with properly treated water. I wash the plants whenever I can. My tank is cycled. What do I do?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is this Guppy actually female?

    Is this Guppy actually female?

    My Mum bought some guppies from an aquarium shop in our local area (not Pets at Home). This tank was labelled male guppies. But I think there may have been some human error and now believe that the fish in the pictures I have attached is actually a now pregnant female!! Can anyone please confirm we are novices and... show more
    My Mum bought some guppies from an aquarium shop in our local area (not Pets at Home). This tank was labelled male guppies. But I think there may have been some human error and now believe that the fish in the pictures I have attached is actually a now pregnant female!! Can anyone please confirm we are novices and were told guppies were good beginner fish. (In the tank my mum has neon tetras, Harlequins, guppies and red spotted snails.) The tank has been established for around 3 months now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I use algae from a fresh water pond to create a culture in a marine aquarium? (I WANT TO GROW ALGAE NOT PREVENT IT)?

    Best answer: No, freshwater organisms cannot be put in salt water, including algae. Algae will show up on its own, in the water with livestock and on the live rock. I'm going to point out again. ....... Be very careful with info you learn online and in stores. Double check everything with reputable sources. Often... show more
    Best answer: No, freshwater organisms cannot be put in salt water, including algae.

    Algae will show up on its own, in the water with livestock and on the live rock.


    I'm going to point out again. .......
    Be very careful with info you learn online and in stores.
    Double check everything with reputable sources.
    Often people or sites sound like they know what they are talking about, but it's pure nonsense.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Do guppies eat each other?

    I have had a tank with only two male guppies in it for a long time. I left for the day and came back to feed them and now there is only one. I poked around the tank to see if he’s hiding somewhere and he isn’t. I’m super confused. My only explanation is that he got eaten somehow. Is this probable?
    I have had a tank with only two male guppies in it for a long time. I left for the day and came back to feed them and now there is only one. I poked around the tank to see if he’s hiding somewhere and he isn’t. I’m super confused. My only explanation is that he got eaten somehow. Is this probable?
    4 answers · 5 days ago