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I can answer questions about betta, goldfish, aquatic snails, freshwater crustaceans, freshwater bottom feeders, and tropical fish. I have little knowledge on freshwater frogs/tadpoles. No saltwater fish/cichlids questions please! I do *NOT* know how to make Decor for tanks/aquariums. I can also help you if your fish is stress/sick and setting up an aquarium/fish bowl/tank/etc. I can also help you with disease/injuries/parasites/etc. I can also help you with compatibility of tropical aquatic animals.

michael mccorry

I can answer questions concerning tanks, setup, display, maintence,filters, heaters, substrates, CO2 Systems, lighting, arrangements. Also water quality, chemical makeup and altering water parameters. I can advise on fish selection, how to arrange the tank to minimize aggression, water parameters for specific fish, breeding and raisning fry. Feeding and nutrition. Lighting both flourescent and metal halide and everything in between Plants, selection, lighting and feeding requirements, CO2 Systems, and substrate selection as well as what plants will work with what fish. Heating, and cooling the tank. Automating certain functions and what maintenence is necesssary to keep things looking good. Fish diseases their diagnosis and treatment. As well as other topics related to the hobby.

Richard Hight

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I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


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I can answer all questions related to freshwater aquariums. Fish care, fish behavior, feeding, and diseases are my specialty. To be specific, I am most familiar (though I am familiar with most species) with Livebearers, Tetras, Barbs, Danios, Loaches, Goldfish, Angelfish (freshwater), Catfish (corydoras, plecos, etc.), Bettas, shrimp, and aquatic snails. I can help out with questions regarding new tank setups, the cycling process (nitrogen cycle), acclimation of fish, and general care. I can also answer questions regarding many species of freshwater plants, including fish compatibility with plants. Additionally, I can lend a hand when it comes to aquarium support equipment questions, such as those regarding filters, heaters, and thermometers. Questions about aquarium water conditioners and products are also accepted. I will try to answer your question to the best of my abilities, and if I do not know an answer, I will do my best to find out. I do not have much experience in saltwater aquariums, advanced breeding techniques, or pressurized CO2 systems, so I cannot answer any such questions. Best wishes, and good luck to your fish!

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2017-02-16 Internal organs coming out of fish's gill? Photos attached:

I am not sure what this is at this point, hard to make out from pics. I don;t believe I have seen anything quite like this from what I can make out. Don;t believe its contagious and appears to be either

2017-02-13 Cloudy water:

what you have is an algae bloom.  Too much light or the wrong spectrum of light.  Its not dangerous to the fish.  You may be getting window light from somewhere  or the spectrum of light may be dialed

2017-02-06 White stuff growing everywhere in tank:

Rosie,  looks like a fungal type thing at this point, not overly harmful. I have had the same but localized, like cotton puffs.  I would at this point, remove all the gravel, either replace or rinse it

2017-01-31 Raised patch on Goldfish:

Hello Robert,    Unfortunately, I can't give you a full diagnosis just from a few pictures. Occasionally Goldfish can get tumors for no apparent reason. The only way to find out if it's cancerous is to

2017-01-27 Fish tanks in Commercial Airlines.:

Prashant,  In a short answer to your question is if the airline is willing to take on the expense.  There would be some challenges but nothing that could not be overcome.  Simply a closed system not unlike

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