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    Goldfish are messy and require a lot more care than they tend to let on at pet shops. I have had a few and I have never been able to keep them healthy. I had one that actually got ich and killed everything else in my tank either by eating or through the fish getting ich from him. He ended up living for months by himself in a tank before he died.

    I have been looking for more for over a year now and have not had any luck.


    I figured I would ask on here in the off-chance there are some amano shrimp breeders. I would prefer to buy them from a store or maybe through ebay if possible.

    What types of coral would you recommend for someone who is brand new to keeping a saltwater tank?


    I was looking at all different types and some will say beginner-friendly on one site and advanced on another so I don't really know what to go by.

    In terms of starting a saltwater tank from nothing other than a 30-gallon tank, how much money should I have prepared to spend on supplies and fish?


    I would like to do a lionfish tank but if not, I will do a clownfish tank. Anyone have any ideas of the starting costs?

    I know it is not ideal, but I have used duck tape to seal small leaks in small tanks and it held! I would not advise it for a bigger tank though. I ended up buying a new one but I needed to keep the water in the tank until I could find the same size.

    I want to get a small koi pond when the wife and I buy a house. We have been in the process since 2020 and well, you know how that year went. Everything has been setback after setback and house prices got too high in 2021 so we put it off. We are going to start looking again after the summer and I will be excited to work on my next project; a koi pond!

    Bigger tanks are easier to maintain and clean, believe it or not. I have had everything from 5 gallons to 60 gallons and the 5-gallon tank has always been the most time-consuming for me.

    I had one years ago and loved her. She was playful and fun to watch. I decided to introduce some fish to her space to liven it up and it ended up making her sick. I removed the fish and cleaned everything for her, but it was already too late. She slowly died over the course of a month. I felt terrible. I have wanted to get another one since losing her. I see so many people keep them with fish but I am not sure it is a good idea.

    From my understanding, this is nothing to worry about if it happens now and then but if the fish has been like this for days, it can be sick. Either sick from poor water quality or eating something it shouldn't have.

    Yeah, they can. Both salt and freshwater fish can eat different types of food that are frozen. Depending on the type of fish, you may have to pre-thaw it a bit so it isn't too cold.

    I have fancy guppies that breed like crazy. I never bothered with containers. I use smooth pebble stones on the bottom of the tank and each birth, 3 to 5 manage to survive just fine. If you want more to survive without using a box or anything, you can use glass marbles or "carpet" on the bottom of the tank. They are net-like plastic plant squares the fry can hide in.

    I like the fake glass coral reefs but they are so expensive to buy. I found one I almost got until I realized it was only 2 inches bit. They wanted $13 for it! I wish this kind of stuff was cheaper, I would have some of it to go along with my live plants.

    So I had issues with BBA for months and never got it under control. Ended up having to do a new tank with mostly new items.


    I had soil in the bottom of the tank and I think that was helping it to grow too rapidly to the point where the shrimp couldn't manage it.


    When I set up the new tank, I did smooth pebble stones for the bottom and put the soil in clay pots to keep my plants in. I have not had any issues since doing this!

    The lionfish is my favorite in the saltwater realm but I have yet to bite the bullet and buy one. I have been researching them however and am considering using an old tank I have lying around to get one. I am just concerned it will not be large enough. It is a 30 gallon tank. Some people say that is the minimum and others say lionfish shouldn't be kept in anything under 50 gallons. Which is correct?