• What’s a good question to ask about fish?

    Best answer: I always like it when the person provides information that indicates they tried to find answers and just need a little help sorting out the nonsense, or refining their methods to get more success. It's harder these days because the entire pet industry just stopped hiring competent hobbyists to run their... show more
    Best answer: I always like it when the person provides information that indicates they tried to find answers and just need a little help sorting out the nonsense, or refining their methods to get more success.

    It's harder these days because the entire pet industry just stopped hiring competent hobbyists to run their aquarium sections and began purchasing knock off products by either buying known brands and screwing them up, or outright making cheap copies of good products.

    Beginners have a hard time unless they know more about fish than a petsmart employee.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are my goldfish eating each other and other fish, and how can I stop it?!?

    Months ago, my brother came home with goldfish as a reward from his teacher. Before that we had other fish that were completely fine, and not do harm. Ever since we got these new fish, fish have been disappearing, even when we buy new and different kinds of fish. My parents just discovered that the goldfish my... show more
    Months ago, my brother came home with goldfish as a reward from his teacher. Before that we had other fish that were completely fine, and not do harm. Ever since we got these new fish, fish have been disappearing, even when we buy new and different kinds of fish. My parents just discovered that the goldfish my brother was given were eating the other fish, and a few of the others are getting into that habit as well. They re all about the same size, and the smaller ones are actually eating the few big ones, then eating each other. I ve looked for answers, but they re all about size and how the big fish eat the smaller ones, which isnt really the problem. They re well fed twice a day with plenty of food for all of them, so we have no clue why they re eating each other along with other fish. I recently just found a skeleton of my favorite fish (who wasn t a goldfish) in the fish tank, and another in the filter. My dad said we ll let the fish starve to death, eat each other, and when there s one left, we flush it down the toilet. I don t want that to happen very much, so I m looking for answers as to why they re doing it and what I can do to stop it. I believe the kinds of fish the goldfish were eating, other than themselves, were Glow-In-The-Dark Fish, Sucker Fish, and a Bowla Shark (I don t know their actual names are). Both the Sucker fish and the Bowla shark were bigger than the goldfish (almost twice their size). Do I killer fish?!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best way to care for a Betta fish?

    Hello, I'm planning on getting a ten gallon tank soon and am wanting to put a betta, a few shrimp, and maybe a snail or two just to start off. I've had them before, but I'd really like to put my best into this tank. I just have a few questions that should be able to start me off. The first one involves... show more
    Hello, I'm planning on getting a ten gallon tank soon and am wanting to put a betta, a few shrimp, and maybe a snail or two just to start off. I've had them before, but I'd really like to put my best into this tank. I just have a few questions that should be able to start me off. The first one involves the filter. Since I'm not going to have a lot of bioload in a tank, and since Bettas are native to still water, what would be the best to use? I've read breeding filters are good for Bettas since they're gentle. Another involves live plants. Id love good resources for this because I never had a planted aquarium before. Would this effect bioload or make the tank more difficult to maintain? Also, I plan to have the tank in our living room, however it is a very active room. We listen to loud music, have people over, etc. Would this be stressful to my tank? Or would they eventually get used to their surroundings? Since this tank will be ten gallons and won't have a lot of bodies in it, does the water have to be changed regularly like once a week? Or would it be easier to maintain? I'm not to fond of bioload, but I've read a bit about it. If you have too much or too little, it makes it harder for the tank to not change too often too much, right? Any info would be much appreciated :)
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do fishes fart?

    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are good fish for a ten gal tank?

    Best answer: Any guppies really. Killifish, pea or dwarf puffers, etc
    Best answer: Any guppies really. Killifish, pea or dwarf puffers, etc
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • My koi had babies?

    So, what do I do now assuming that they survive through this coming winter? It’s early yet, it’s only June, but considering that winter comes fast, what do I do with the new fish if they are in the pond next spring along with the other parent fish?
    So, what do I do now assuming that they survive through this coming winter? It’s early yet, it’s only June, but considering that winter comes fast, what do I do with the new fish if they are in the pond next spring along with the other parent fish?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Where can I buy piranha in MD?

    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is there any good reason why my fish can breathe water?

    Best answer: First they can extract oxygen from the water using magic. I say magic because I suck at remembering biology class; I'm sure there was an explanation that didn't involve magic. But I hear square root of this, molecular pathway of that, planes fly because, and all I hear is blah blah blah, magic. Good... show more
    Best answer: First they can extract oxygen from the water using magic.
    I say magic because I suck at remembering biology class;
    I'm sure there was an explanation that didn't involve magic.
    But I hear square root of this, molecular pathway of that, planes fly because,
    and all I hear is blah blah blah, magic.

    Good luck in your intellectual pursuits; do better than me.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • What insect is this?

    What insect is this?

    I found this insect stuck to the pump of my fish pond. I thought it was a cricket at first. It has a hard, rough, dark carapace. It seems to be very comfortable in water and is able to swim around in it. Out of the water it's very slow moving.
    I found this insect stuck to the pump of my fish pond. I thought it was a cricket at first. It has a hard, rough, dark carapace. It seems to be very comfortable in water and is able to swim around in it. Out of the water it's very slow moving.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What size tank would i need for these fish?

    in gallons and litres not just one 2 plecos 2 dojo loaches 2 shpunkins 1 gold fish 1 black moore and what size filter and air pump would i need
    in gallons and litres not just one 2 plecos 2 dojo loaches 2 shpunkins 1 gold fish 1 black moore and what size filter and air pump would i need
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • My fish keep dying, why?

    I have a 2.5 gallon tank for now, and I didn't get a heater or filter because people from Petco said they can survive without them, and its fine since the fish tank is so small and will probably fry the fish with a heater in there.
    I have a 2.5 gallon tank for now, and I didn't get a heater or filter because people from Petco said they can survive without them, and its fine since the fish tank is so small and will probably fry the fish with a heater in there.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which fish do not have Y bones?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is water that comes out of a soda machine purified ?

    For instance at Del Taco, Subway, Jack in the Box etc if I get the water from the machine is it purified at all or have the chorline removed. Is it just cold tap water. I ask because my 4 year old Goddaughter has a beta fish and cannot use tap water.
    For instance at Del Taco, Subway, Jack in the Box etc if I get the water from the machine is it purified at all or have the chorline removed. Is it just cold tap water. I ask because my 4 year old Goddaughter has a beta fish and cannot use tap water.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do these work or are they a rip off?

    Do these work or are they a rip off?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will a crayfish eat my Glofish?

    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What should I name my Oscar fish?

    Hezekiah or Bono
    Hezekiah or Bono
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Huge Ammonia Problem!?

    Best answer: YOU DO NOT WANT SUDDENLY BRING IT DOWN TO ZERO. Sorry about the caps but that’s important. Your gourami is used to the ammonia level a sit right now. Her body chemistry has adjusted to it. Suddenly knocking the ammonia down to aero or putting her in clean water would be as harmful as a sudden ammonia spike. You... show more
    Best answer: YOU DO NOT WANT SUDDENLY BRING IT DOWN TO ZERO.

    Sorry about the caps but that’s important. Your gourami is used to the ammonia level a sit right now. Her body chemistry has adjusted to it. Suddenly knocking the ammonia down to aero or putting her in clean water would be as harmful as a sudden ammonia spike. You want all changes to take part gradually.

    Do not add any new fish until you’ve had the problem solved for several weeks. Mostly for the poor gourami sake, let her relax before you add a new stressor.

    What you want to do is a 25% ware rchange every other day until the ammonia drops to zero again. Buy some tetra safestart which is bottle beneficial bacteria. That’s the stuff that eats ammonia and make nitrites/nitrates. But two add the first bottle all at once then do a maintenance dosage every time you do a water change until things settle down.

    Change your filter media now but don’t do it again until things settle

    Do this even if your gourami dies Do not change all the water
    4 answers · 1 week ago