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  1. Thank you everyone!!! I have heard that CAE will eat the slime coat of fish. These fish have lived together for 4+ years without “Otto” eating their slime coats, but that is a definite possibility. I feed him one algae wafer in the morning and Xtreme big fella pellets at night. Plus all the other food that falls to the floor. Again, thank you all for responding 😊 Also, thank you for identifying my fish. I suspected that’s what he was but wasn’t sure.
  2. I’m looking to identify the algae eater fish on the bottom. Yes, the silver dollar has issues, which I’ll get to. The algae eater is 6-7 inches long and for reference, the silver dollar is full grown and sword plant is 17 inches tall. I got the Alfred’s water with a bunch of Otto’s. He’s clearly not an Oto and I have no idea what he is. He actually looks like the golden siamese algae eater I had except in gray/black. Any ideas? Ok, the silver dollar. I almost dosed the whole 75g tank with ickX but after looking closer, I believe it is missing scales as a result of trauma. I’ve got three of them and they freak out over everything. There’s wood tree branches, pvc pipe with smooth river rocks and a fake tree root. No one else had white on them so I’m keeping close watch for now.
  3. So I don’t have Pimafix and after looking at reviews on it, I’m concerned how it’s going to affect my Cory cats and amano’s. I’m not sure how accurate the reviews on Amazon or Google are, is it okay with Cory cats and amano shrimp? I was also thinking I’d try taking that section of gravel out and cleaning it or just replacing it.
  4. Thank you Gardenman, I’ll try that. I think I’ve got Pimafix.
  5. Is this white slime mold? It’s taken over this corner of my tank. It’s sticky and impossible to remove from the gravel by vacuuming. I’ve taken the plants/wood out and scrubbed it only to have it reappear almost instantly. The stuff on the glass moves-it comes up when the light is on and goes away when off. Anything I plant here (in the substrate) dies despite Easy Grow root tabs and Easy Green liquid fertilizer. Here’s the specs: 17g nano - started May 2020 2-3 inches of crushed gravel spider wood x 3 all boiled (piece in the picture has only been in the tank for 3-4 months) and this and another piece are replacing an Amazon sword that outgrew the tank 30-ish Endlers, 10 dwarf emerald Rasboras, 8 amano shrimp, 2 cory cats (lost one) and 1 mystery snail. musing the new Co-op strips: Nitrates 25, Nitrites 0, Ammonia 0, hardness >300, Buffer looks like 0 <40 (pale pale yellow/green), Ph 6.8, Chlorine 0 Because there’s always Endler babies, I was feeding 2x day and cleaning gravel, sponge filter and small HOB weekly with usually 50% WC. I added a second sponge filter 3 weeks ago, thinking it might help. After recently seeing the water change video and discussion from Bob at Steenfont Aquatics and Cory, I’ve decided not to do so much. I did vacuum just the area in the picture on Sunday with about a 10% WC and I’ve cut back feeding to once/day for about the last two weeks. I suspect I’ve been over cleaning just trying to keep up with this stuff. Lights are Hygger 16w full spectrum turned down x2 (4 light settings) on 6 hrs, off 4hrs, on 3 hrs. Temp 80 degrees How can I get rid of this stuff before it takes over the whole aquarium? It’s literally a “no mans land”
  6. James Black thank you! He’s very sparkly in person. I was thinking tumor, but as Ashe pointed out, also worried it might be a parasite. He’s still eating, just not from the surface but that’s not new. I had the same thing happen Ashe, as your gourami with a betta (separate tank) and couldn’t save him. Quinn’s had this lump for about 3 days and so far it’s not getting bigger.
  7. PH 7.8 Ammonia, Nitrites both 0 Nitrates - see pic KH - 10 GH - 12 Hi all, Quinn developed a lump rather quickly and I’m not sure what it is. It seems too high for constipation and (so far) no one else in the tank is showing similar or any symptoms. I’ve had Quinn for at least 3 years in this tank, yes, nitrates are high and I’ll be doing a water change when I get home tonight but this tank has always run higher on nitrates. If I do weekly h2o changes it’s usually around 40ppm. This reading is a week and half. A little history on Quinn: he (she?) lost his gourami friend Alice about 6 months ago, causing him to be a little shy. About a month after that, I added 2 electric blue acaras, realizing after the return time that they are not advised with angels. For the most part, they leave each other alone, but Quinn now spends most of his time on one side of the tank and rarely comes up to the surface anymore at feeding time. He’s still interested in eating and this lump hasn’t changed his behavior or ability to maneuver. Does it look like something that can be treated? The quarantine tank I have is only a 5 gallon and it’s be a tight fit, but I’m okay with treating the whole tank. I’ve also got Silver dollars, red angus cory’s, a mystery sucker fish, Synodontis catfish and a large danio. 75g with some live plants, 2 sponge filters and an Aquaclear hob. Any help is appreciated. Sorry so long!
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