• Do you like fishing?

    16 answers · 2 hours ago
  • Is my 20 gallon aquarium overstocked?

    I'm new to the whole aquarium thing and only have had fish for about 4 years. The first year was horrible and I didn't know anything. I made a lot of mistakes and a lot of fish died and it was traumatic. I have a 20 gallon tropical community tank that housed 3 guppies and 6 neon tetras. It used to house a... show more
    I'm new to the whole aquarium thing and only have had fish for about 4 years. The first year was horrible and I didn't know anything. I made a lot of mistakes and a lot of fish died and it was traumatic. I have a 20 gallon tropical community tank that housed 3 guppies and 6 neon tetras. It used to house a goldfish (i know! bad! he's in a much larger tank now) so because of that it has 2 - 20 gallon filters. My neighbor is even more naive about fish than I am, and she got 6 Dalmatian mollies. After 3 of them died, she decided fish weren't for her and she asked me to take the other 3. Now I have 3 male guppies. 6 neon tetras, and 3 dalmatian mollies. Is that too many fish? I'm paranoid about something going wrong.
    6 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Feeding fish while on vacation?

    We're going away for 6 days and have a small tank of fish. How can we feed them if we'll be away?
    We're going away for 6 days and have a small tank of fish. How can we feed them if we'll be away?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Saltwater tank question?

    In my new saltwater tank, if I use mostly ocean water I bought can I avoid having to cycle my tank?
    In my new saltwater tank, if I use mostly ocean water I bought can I avoid having to cycle my tank?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is basa fish safe to eat?

    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • 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!
    7 answers · 6 days 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 · 1 week 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 · 6 days ago
  • Can I put a chicken egg in a fish tank with my beta.?

    What will happen.
    What will happen.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can neon tetras school with cardinal tetras?

    I currently have 4 neons and I m working on getting more ( I just got the 4 today.) I had seen seen is VERY old fish keeping books and some old web forums that they, along with other similar sized tetras, could be schooled together. I wanted to know if I could have a mixed school of neons and cardinals, or if it... show more
    I currently have 4 neons and I m working on getting more ( I just got the 4 today.) I had seen seen is VERY old fish keeping books and some old web forums that they, along with other similar sized tetras, could be schooled together. I wanted to know if I could have a mixed school of neons and cardinals, or if it would be better just to get neons.
    4 answers · 6 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 · 6 days 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 · 2 weeks 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 · 7 days ago
  • Does my female betta fish need special food?

    I have a 20 gallon fish tank with various fish and i feed them generic fish food. I recently added a female betta fish & i was wondering if the generic fish flake food is good enough? Do i need blood worms or other betta fish food? thanks
    I have a 20 gallon fish tank with various fish and i feed them generic fish food. I recently added a female betta fish & i was wondering if the generic fish flake food is good enough? Do i need blood worms or other betta fish food? thanks
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can mystery snails live alone in tank or with another mystery snail?

    Best answer: Mystery Snails will do perfectly fine with no fish in the aquarium. They can live as a single snail, with other Mystery Snails, and/or with invertebrates such as peaceful Dwarf Shrimp that would do well in basic/alkaline water (Cherry Shrimp, Blue Pearl Shrimp, Snowball Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp, Yellow Shrimp,... show more
    Best answer: Mystery Snails will do perfectly fine with no fish in the aquarium. They can live as a single snail, with other Mystery Snails, and/or with invertebrates such as peaceful Dwarf Shrimp that would do well in basic/alkaline water (Cherry Shrimp, Blue Pearl Shrimp, Snowball Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp, Yellow Shrimp, etc.)

    A 5-10 gallon aquarium should work just fine. They absolutely will need a filter, and would do best with a heater as well. They should also have an aquarium hood/lid with no gaps, as they sometimes will climb out of a tank. There should also be a gap of a couple inches between the surface of the water and the aquarium lid. Like with fish, the snails should have weekly partial water changes.

    Mystery Snails and other ornamental snails also require a pH of 7.0 or higher. In water with a pH below that their shell will start to erode, and they will eventually die. If you don't have that type of pH already you can put crushed coral or aragonite sand in a filter bag in the filter to raise the pH or use limestone or seiryu seki stone as decor to help raise the pH and hardness of the water.
    The snails will also require a calcium supplement, such as unflavored cuttlebone, for shell maintenance and growth. The unflavored cuttlebone sold at pet stores for birds will work just fine, just break off a piece about the size of a thumb and place it in the tank. It might float at first, so you can partially wedge it under decor until it is waterlogged.

    Mystery Snails are omnivores, so should have a sinking food meant for omnivores. They don't eat much, 1/4 of a omnivore wafer per snail every other day should be adequate feeding. They will also take blanched vegetables as treats, you can feed those a couple of times a week. Blanched zucchini is a favorite. Other options include blanches peas, broccoli stems, and romaine lettuce. Just make sure to remove any uneaten vegetables before 48 hours have elapsed so the vegetables don't rot and hurt the water quality.

    I've never noticed a preference in my Mystery Snails for types of plants, honestly. So you can basically put in whatever types of plants appeal to you.
    Some easy ones that will work in a 10 gallon include: Java Fern, Anubias, most mosses, Dwarf African Water Fern, Marsilea species, Cryptocoryne species.
    Some moderate care ones that would work with a nutrient rich substrate, moderate lighting, and fertilizer include: Amazon Frogbit, Ludwigia species, Water Sprite, Wisteria, Pennywort, Dwarf Lily, Dwarf Sagittaria, Hornwort, Bacopa species.
    If you want to include high maintenance plants with a gaseous CO2 supplement, further fertilization, and high lighting in addition to the good substrate you could grow high maintenance plants like: Glosso, Dwarf Hair Grass, Riccia, and Downoi.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can a snakehead survive in my backyard fish pond?

    I'm looking to see if they are legal to have as pets in California. I think they are neat to have as a pet. If they are not illegal then I would like to keep arrowanas, Pike Cichlid, and Oscars with a snakehead
    I'm looking to see if they are legal to have as pets in California. I think they are neat to have as a pet. If they are not illegal then I would like to keep arrowanas, Pike Cichlid, and Oscars with a snakehead
    4 answers · 1 week ago