So I set me tank and loved it (it;s my first tank ever) but now fish is in I feel like it is not working... It is 5gal Fluval Spec V, not too tall, quite long but narrow...
I feel that fish could do with some more vegatation... I am thinking keeping castle ornament but loosing ugly rock cave, which barely any one using and replacing it with some plants on the back, and maybe smallest possible bogwood?. I have attached the picture for you to see. Ideas for plants which will grow more up rather the wide growth??
I have guppies, galaxy rasobras, 1platy Thank you!
Hi, looking for some advice about my male betta, Freddy Mercury, who is not his usual active self the last couple of days. We have had him for a little less than a year, and he grew a fair bit after purchase, so I've no reason to think he's particularly old. He has always been relatively active, with periods of patrolling the tank and periods of rest, usually on plants and the tops of rocks/logs/equipment. The last couple of days we have noticed that, although he still comes out for food, he is spending most of the time hiding in the caves or resting on the bottom of the tank, and generally looks sluggish and "not right". When he does swim there is no obvious issue apart from perhaps being less enthusiastic, but I may be imagining this. Equally, I think his colour is less vibrant but I'm not certain. He lives in a 100L planted tank with a variety of placid tankmates and it is a very harmonious tank. We upgraded from 80L just before Christmas, but apart from that there have been no changes. Any suggestions to try to improve his health? Or do we just have to watch and wait as long as there are no specific symptoms to point us in the right direction? I'm not even sure what the life expectancy of these fish is normally.... Thanks in advance 🤞
Not 100% certain but it looks like a juvenile bristlenose pleco. It will grow to about 5 inches long and if it's male will develop bristles on its face/nose as it matures; if it's female it may get a few small bristles on the mouth area, but none on the nose. Link below to more info and pictures of this species for confirmation: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=49