Bottom



Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: Yesterday 15:03
Re: I need a good aauarium dhop in london to help Seth #1
I can't help with London shops as I'm a long way from there, but if you have a 55-gallon tank it's plenty big enough. Did you maybe mean 55 litres? If so you will need to upgrade to at least 180 litres for your goldfish. Have a look at these articles:

https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... -size-life-expectancy.htm
https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles_12/keeping-goldfish.htm


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 14/1 7:42
Re: Help, I'm Losing Everything #2
What is the kH of your tap water? It may be low, but possibly enough if you up your water changes to 25% weekly or a tad more rather than adding a buffer. That way your pH won't rise as much. Though to be honest, the pH is unlikely to be an issue if your water is soft, which is the more important factor for soft water fish.

As to the disease, that's a separate problem, and I would suggest treating with Esha 2000 to try and cure that. What water conditioner do you use? Some can actually make medications less effective so that may be why treatment has been less than effective so far.


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/1 17:30
Re: It's 2019 #3
An even more belated Happy New Year from me


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/1 14:35
Re: Sick guppies #4
Guppies are a hard water fish. In soft water they can suffer the kind of problems you're seeing and eventually die. The problems related to soft water are long term and cumulative so take time to actually manifest.


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/1 12:56
Re: Sick guppies #5
What's the water hardness (gH)?


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/1 11:39
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #6
I don't think there's any more you can do right now except watch her and see what happens.


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 12/1 11:32
Re: Bronze Cory Flicking #7
Your nitrate is a little high (depends partly on how much is in your tap water though) and could be the cause of the licking. Otherwise it could just be a bit of sand causing irritation. Ideally these cories need a tank a bit bigger than yours - 2ft long/60 litres and to be in a larger group of six or more, but that's not practical in a 40 litre.


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 10/1 18:47
Re: Swimbladder issue or something else? #8
Sorry to hear they've deteriorated so fast. That does indicate that it's likely to be a congenital deformity. You've done your best for them so although this is very sad, there really wasn't anything more you could have done.


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 10/1 18:44
Re: New to fishkeeping #9
Floss and/or clarifiers won't help as what you have is a bacterial bloom because the tank is not cycled. Your fish are at risk of ammonia and nitrite poisoning until the tank is cycled. Test daily for both ammonia and nitrite and do a very large water change if either is above 0.25 ppm. This article explains what the nitrogen cycle is and why ideally tanks should be cycled before adding any fish: https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... hless-cycling-article.htm This one explains in more detail what to do to keep your fish safe if you added them without cycling your tank first: https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm


Fishlady Fishlady
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Tropical Moderator
  • Posted on: 10/1 9:39
Re: Aggressive platy #10
It's not uncommon for the occasional platy to behave like this. Unfortunately, you just have fish with a bad attitude. It's probably best for your others to return it.



(1) 2 3 4 ... 1168 »