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  1. My main display tank is a 125 planted community tank that's been setup for about 3 months. It looks like this (with some minor additions/rearranging). Stocking is as follows: 13-ish Red Wag Platies 20-ish Neon Tetras 11 Rummy Nose Tetras 20 Colombian Tetras 8 Boesemani Randowfish 4 Albino Bristlenose Plecos 4-ish Panda Corys 1 Dalmatian Molly 1 Amatitlania Nanolutea (A peaceful community cichild that I've heard called a "Gold Convict") I've recently noticed that the Neon and Rummynose Tetras all kind of congregate in one area of the tank and don't venture too far outside that area, even though they have an entire 6ft tank to swim in. The Neons stay pretty much in the pearlweed under the curved log on the right hand side and the Rummynose pretty much stay in the front right corner in front of the log on the bottom. They come out normally to eat and everything, but otherwise seem to spend their time in those two areas. I'm not positive that either one of them were all that active before, but I definitely remember the Rummynose going back and forth across the whole tank quite a bit. I had a Neon die on me the other day and I'm hoping it was just a fluke and not a matter of stress. My first instinct is to say that they're being bullied and forced into that area, but I really don't know who the culprit would be. The most recent additions are the Rainbows/Plecos about 2 weeks ago and the Colombians about 4 weeks ago. It's my understanding that Rainbows are super peaceful and shouldn't bother anyone. Colombians can have a reputation for being a bit nippy, but I've never observed any of this behavior and they should all be from similar geographic regions and should be compatible. The Gold Convict is very peaceful and I've never seen him messing with anyone. Is it just a matter of plant cover or an area to feel safe? Is it a matter of light? I have very dim lights that are on most of the day and then a brighter plant light that turns on for 4 hours a day in the afternoon, but I've never noticed a difference in behavior in lights on/lights off times. What would anyone recommend as a course of action? I have several other thanks that are empty that I could pull some out and throw into if I needed to, but honestly, I'd rather use those as originally planned. Anybody have any insight here?
  2. Was trying to get some decent pics of the growth of some of my new plants and got totally photobombed by two schools of tetras, and one straight mean mugged the camera. I thought it was funny so I wanted to share.
  3. I’m wondering if the Finnex Stingray 2 is too powerful a light for my 29 gallon planted community tank and causing me to have bad algae problems. The algae keeps heavily covering my plant leaves, to which I have to constantly rub off. I currently have crypts, java fern, water sprite, anubias, and vallisneria in it. As well as growing on the plant leaves, a lot of the algae is concentrated on the gravel around the vals and crypts where I have root tabs buried. I currently have 12 neons, 4 corys, 1 red eye tetra, and just added 6 nerite snails to help eat the algae. I keep the light on for 7 hours and water parameters are: temp-75, pH-7.6, ammonia-0, nitrite-0, and nitrates 30ppm. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
  4. Hey all! Was feeding the tetras and noticed a white spot on the side of one of them. Behavior seems normal. Parameters are: pH: 6.8, NO2: 0, NO3: 0 to 10, dKH: 1.1, dGH: 6.8, temp: 73. On a side note, being my first scaped/planted tank, how the heck do you guys catch the fish to quarantine without wrecking your scape!?
  5. This is my very first visible disease issue ever (I've only been in the hobby about 2 1/2 years). I moved my 20 gallon tank last week, which involved draining almost all of the water. I essentially ended up with about an 80% water change. I'm not sure if that's at the root of the issue or not, but I'm thinking that the stress of the moving/water temp possibly swinging/large water change may have upset something. Anyway... Temp: 78 Ph: 8.2 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: was 0 before meds, now .5 Nitrate: 20 Gh: about 300 Kh: about 200 I have 11 neon tetras in the tank, 1 betta, 5 cory habrosus, and 1 lone WCMM who's the last of his small school. 2 of the neons are showing signs of something being wrong. Neon #1 has a white bump near his mouth, like this: Neon #2 has a dull whitish patch on one side and it looks like the scales are slightly raised. It takes up about 1/3 of his side. I cannot get a picture of him with the cloudiness of the meds in the water, and I can't find anything really similar online. The other fish look good. Everyone, including the affected neons are swimming and schooling normally. They are still in their normal community planted tank because I have fish in both my QT tub and 10 gallon QT tank that I've been getting ready to put in the 95 gallon community tank. I've treated with Maracyn and Ich-X for 3 days so far with no improvement and also no worsening of the disease per this article: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/blogs/aquarium/fish-fungus I'm not sure what to do at this point. Should I remove the affected fish? Do salt baths in a 5 gallon tub? Keep going with the meds and hope they start working? Different meds?
  6. Ok so I have a 60g that’s been up and running for a year. water parameters: pH - 7.9 Nitrates - 20 Hardness - 7.5 Nitrite -0 Ammonia - 0 KH/Buffer - 5 Water Temperature - 79 inhabitants: 11 neon tetra (been in tank whole time) 1 pearl gourami (10 months) M and F apisto caucatoides (6 months) 3 sterbi cories (1 year) 5 khuli loaches (1 year) 1 super red bristlenose pleco (1 year) 2 Bolivian rams (10 months) 1 silver hatchet fish (10 months) 1 pearl scale marble angel (3 months) 4 golden wonder killi (1 month) nerite snails, MTS, Amani shrimp Over the last month to six weeks I’ve noticed my neon tetra school’s tails looking pretty beat up too nearly missing. At first it was just one that looked really bad and almost like tumor or a wound at the end of the tail before it forked out when I was ready to pull him and medicate it started looking better and the tail had started growing back. There is still a bump and tail is not all back but doesn’t seem bothered. But now there are maybe 5 with beaten up tails. they still look ok otherwise, are eating, schooling and swimming relatively ok. I don’t see anyone chasing anybody around or nipping at anyone the Bolivians will half-heartedly spar sometimes, the bristlenose will chase anyone away from his piece of food, and the female apisto is cranky even though she and the Male pay little attention to each other and she mostly goes after the gourami or angel if they invade her part of the tank for the day. I tried to take pictures but funny enough neon tetras don’t want to stay still for pictures. Is it fin rot, NTD, or fin nipping? How do I tell the difference? Should I just do a full course of maracyn on the whole tank? Thanks
  7. Its long but thanks for the advice. I took over a 10 gallon tank for another family in September and have learned quite a bit since then on improvements to make. The tank came with 2 neons and 3 ember and a boseman rainbow. As well as some shrimp and mystery snails. One neon and 1 ember died within a week of each of each other. I thought this was due to temp drops as the previous person told me that she kept the water around 70 and being the heater was broken plugged it in occasionally for an hour to get the temp back up to 70. I bought a new fuctioning heater. The neon that was left was stressing because he lost his friend. My husband went to the store and picked up 3 more neons (oct 22). One of the new neons completely disappeared- maybe by the rainbow- maybe died and the shrimp ate him (who knows). One of the new neons kept picking on the original neon and then the original ended up with what I assume was cottonmouth or maybe just injured from the new neon and the original neon also died. After that death I treated the tank with API Furan 2 Once that was complete we rehomed the rainbow to a home were he could have a school and bigger tank. I then started working on a bigger tank- now have a 20 gallon long that is cycled and planted. Has an aquatech 20-40 filter and airstone. We moved the 2 embers and 2 neons over at least 7 days ago and put 3 tablespoons of aquarium salt in the tank to help with stress and their fins weren't looking the best. We moved over the shrimp 2-3 days ago. I did a 50 % water change last night so that we can move the mystery snails over. My daughter noticed that one of the neons now has a white spot on her lip.......... The goal was to get them all in the new tank and then go get more embers and neons/cardinals and put them in the 10 gallon as a quarantine tank so that they could actually be properly schooled in the end. What should my step be now?? Take the one single fish and put it in the 10 gallon and treat it? (what should I treat with?) Even though that might stress her being all alone? I can't do both neons as the other one gets stressed when its just him and the other neon together - he doesn't calm until the 2 embers are with them. Other information. Ph 7.4 (steady), temp 75, have been testing levels with the API master kit
  8. Nick L

    Neon tetras

    Not an issue in my current tank but I had neon tetras before I moved and after about a year the looked amazing and healthy overall and acted fine. But it almost looked like they had cataracts. I treated for bacteria and fungus with melofix and erythromycin but nothing seemed to help. They looked like they could still see food when I dropped it in and never acted lethargic or stressed. Anyone have any ideas? I dont remember parameters but it was heavily planted with no ammonia and low nitrates and nitrites
  9. I got some new neon tetras yesterday. They are in a 10 gallon quarantine tank with the quarantine ned trio. Saw this little guy has a small white bump right underneath his mouth, kind of between his chin and bottom lip. Can anyone identify what it is and it’s proper treatment? Thanks! (ignore the bottom of the tank covered in algae lol)
  10. I started my aquarium since October. So far I always had a trail and error. First I had a 10 gallon aquarium. But because of the build of that aquarium the circulation was so bad my fish got ick all the time while my water was perfect. In that time I had 6 neon tetras and 5 super blue emperor tetras and they left my beta alone just fine. I now have put them into a new aquarium of 15 gallon but in the beginning I noticed they had not enough air. So I removed the lid and bought an air stone but it was to late for 3 blue emperor tetras and a neon. In these last few days I noticed my betta had huge fin tears. And now I saw the tetras nipping at them. My betta is just to nice to say to back off and I really don't know what to do anymore. Soon he will have no tail left and I was wondering what am I doing wrong? Any advice will help... I also don't know anyone who can take fish I have and store won't take Em back. I also spend so much money now that another aquarium can't help me now...
  11. Three weeks ago, I added 10 neon tetras to my tank. Today, I’m down to 4. The tank has 9 female bettas, two African dwarf frogs and a small hillstream loach. All in a 75 gallon tank. The tetras are juveniles, but they’re not teeny tiny. The missing fish are not in my plants, floating around aimlessly or in my filter. What could be happening? The only thing I can think is that maybe my frogs are eating them? Is that possible? They are disappearing without a trace!
  12. One of my Neons recently very slowly lost his color and some weight, but other than that has been acting completely normal - I chalked it up to the guy getting old. But this morning I noticed another healthy-looking neon has developed some weird growths or peeling scales or something? My searches have been fruitless so far... Thanks so much in advance for any help. Sick Neon IMGUR.COM Imgur: The magic of the Internet GH ~30 mg/L KH ~0 PH~ 6.5 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Ammonia Stays ~72F
  13. Hello and good day! I thought I could start this thread to document my journey into fish keeping. I figure that it is also a great way to get help when problems arise and/or to get people to bounce ideas off. 😁 I mentionned in an intro post that this is my second attempt at fish keeping. My previous setup was about two years ago on this same aquarium. I must unfortunately say that it did not end well. I had a betta who got sick and I did not notice fast enough. So here I am now, starting again. My current tank is a 20 gal.US high that has been planted and in water since October 9th. I had started scaping it a few days before. I have an Aquaclear 30 HoB, an airstone with USB air pump, a Fluval heater (not submersible) and a basic T8 fluorescent light. The substrate is some planted tank I bought in a small aquascaping shop. It just says ''Aquarium Soil, Black Brown Soil'' (that I can read I should add). My tap water is around: - pH 7.8 - 8.0 - GH 120 mg/L (ppm) (+/- 6.7 dGH) - KH 70-80 mg/L (ppm) (+/-4.4 dKH) Few days after filling it with water (Oct. 13th): - pH 7.8 - GH 60 mg/L (ppm) - KH 70 mg/L (ppm) - Ammonia 0.50 - 1.00 ppm - Nitrites 0.0 ppm - Nitrates 0.0 ppm And my aquarium parameters are currently (dated Oct. 26th): - pH 7.4 - GH 40 ppm (+/- 2.25 dGH) - KH 50 ppm (+/- 2.80 dKH) - Ammonia 0.25 ppm - Nitrites 0.0 ppm - Nitrates 5.0 ppm My plan is to get the most Neon Tetras I can for my tank without having to do massive and/or frequent water changes. I am thinking anywhere from 12 to 20. After that I might get some Otocinclus, around six to eight. But first, I want to get two or three Nerite snails as I have a lot of decaying plant matter (I do not know if my Vallisneria will pull through 😕). Seeing as I am dosing Seachem Stability to help establish bacteria, I am wondering if I can add the Nerites this weekend? Also, I might have to add that I have dosed one pump of Easy-Green twice now (Oct. 21st & 25th) and I did not see a spike in ammonia, nitrites or nitrates. As I am writing this, I realise that although my tap water is somewhat hard, I should probably add something like a Wondershell or crushed coral to help increase my GH & KH since it went down so much. 🤔
  14. Hey everyone, I was wondering if my fish have NTD. I have some neons that have been suffering from white patchy stuff for about 6+ mouths. Salt & erythromycin had no effect on it. Could it be NTD? THANKS
  15. so i added some pea gravel to my 10G planted and i removed so much moss and I've notice my pygmy cories and neon tetras are significantly more active does anyone have ideas on what's going on? also i know it will raise hardness
  16. S.O.S.! Over the last week my Neon Tetras have been dying off steadily and I can't figure out why. I started with a nice school of about 25 and now I'm down to the last three or four. They're in a 90 gallon planted tank with all community fish, mostly tetras, livebearers, corys, etc. My water parameters have been pretty steady at: PH = 7.9 (I know this is a bit high as they like more acidic water, but see the kicker below) Nitrates = between ~5 ppm Nitrite = 0 Ammonia = 0 Hardness = 140-160 (Moderate Hardness) KH/Buffer = 55-70 (on the low side, but I don't have big swings in PH) Water Temperature 77-78F Here's the kicker! I have a 45 gallon, planted, community tank with pretty much the same water parameters and my Neons are thriving in there. I just can't figure it out. They look healthy, too. No visible signs of disease or fungus or parasites. So frustrating. Any help is appreciated. Oh, and yes, I do regular water changes and use Prime to dechlorinate.
  17. 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 10 nitrates Ph 7.4 Gh 8° Temp 79° I’ve had my 10 neon tetras since June and they were fine until a few weeks ago when I noticed one or two of them becoming very skinny and isolating from the group. Their gills looked like they were protruding. They were in a 55g community tank but I have moved them all into a 10 gallon quarantine tank. I am now down to 7 neons and a couple more that are very skinny, one is missing an eye as of a couple days ago and the others have bumps/knots on their stomachs. I’ve treated with multiple parasitic meds with no luck.
  18. Hello, I have a group of 12 neon tetras in my 60 gallon community tank and just noticed two of them breeding in a corner over a piece of wood covered in java fern, I watched as a couple eggs dropped but have no way of recovering them. I thought neons required soft acidic water to breed but my water isn’t, if I pull out the neons and put them in their own tank would they continue to breed or the stress of moving ruin it. They’re in a tank with tons of cherry and Amano shrimp, Pygmy corys, Kerri tetras, bristle nosed plecos and CPDs so I’m fairly certain the fry have no chance in their current set up. thanks for the advice, jerry
  19. I got some pygmy corydora yesterday and after bringing them home and taking a closer look I noticed one is missing an eye. I'm chalking this up to "it happens" and realize that there's no way to determine when/how/why the eye was lost. He looks happy enough, swimming around with the others and eating. I'm dosing with the quarantine trio just to be safe. But, since he does technically have a big 'ole hole in his head, is there a higher likelihood of him getting sick in the future? Should I take precautions or just keep a close watch on him?
  20. i have a 5 neons in my 10 gallon medium planted tank and 2 of them won't leave from behind the sponge filter because 1 one of the other neons chase's them back under then leaves them alone other fish in the tank 1 oto 5 pygmy cory's
  21. How many neon tetras in a 100 gallon tank
  22. Hello everyone! Recently I have noticed my 4 neon tetras that are temporarily in my 75 gal are starting to show breeding signs. What are the signals to know if they're babies on the way? Also, which fish should I separate? I have only ended up breeding mollies before so I am still new to the breeding aspect of fish keeping. If I can get a video I will share. Thanks!
  23. I noticed last night while staring at my tank when I was supposed to be listening to my wife (she shouldn't sit right next to it if she doesn't want me to get distracted) that several of my neons have areas on their fins that have a red tint. Mostly a large patch in the middle of their dorsal fins and then the red coloration from their bodies extends about half way through their tail fin. And it got me wondering. Are redfin neons a thing? Can selective breeding produce neon tetras with fully red fins? Has somebody already done this? Should this be my breeding project once I get my fish rack running?
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