Posts by k31th

    Hey everyone,

    I totally agree with Betta. Adding loaches to your shrimp tank would be a great idea. They are known to be peaceful with shrimp and won't cause any harm to them. Plus, loaches are really interesting to watch and they can help keep the tank clean by scavenging for leftover food and algae.

    Another option you could consider is adding small rasboras or dwarf gouramis. These fish are generally compatible with shrimp and won't pose a threat to them. Just make sure to provide plenty of hiding places for the shrimp so they can feel safe and secure.

    However, it's important to keep in mind that every fish is different, and there might be individual variations in behavior. So, it's always a good idea to monitor the tank closely after introducing any new fish to ensure the safety of your shrimp.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Happy fishkeeping!


    Hey there,

    So I saw your post about cleaning your tank and equipment, and let me tell you, it's a real struggle. I've tried so many different cleaning products and techniques, it's hard to keep track of what actually works.

    Honestly, I think the key is finding a balance. Cleaning your tank too much can actually be harmful to your fish and disrupt the balance of the ecosystem. On the other hand, not cleaning it enough can lead to poor water quality and health problems for your aquatic friends.

    When it comes to cleaning products, I've found that it's best to go for something specifically made for aquariums. Avoid using household cleaners because they can contain chemicals that are toxic to fish. Look for cleaners that are safe for fish and won't harm the beneficial bacteria in your tank.

    As for the equipment, regular maintenance is important. Give your filters a good cleaning every month or so, making sure to rinse off any debris that might clog them. Check your heater, air pump, and any other equipment you have regularly to make sure they're functioning properly.

    Water changes are also crucial for maintaining a clean and healthy tank. I usually do a 25% water change every two weeks, but you might need to adjust the frequency depending on the size of your tank and the needs of your fish.

    Lastly, remember to keep an eye on your water parameters. Test the pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels regularly to ensure that everything is within the recommended range. This will give you an idea of when it's time for a water change or any other necessary adjustments.

    I hope this helps, and good luck with your cleaning endeavors! Trust me, we've all been there, trying to find the right balance between cleanliness and fish health.

    Take care!

    I got a new baby angelfish 2 weeks ago and started increasing feedings to 2x daily for them. My adult angelfish was getting more food than usual as a result and started to look a bit bigger. 8 days ago she started to look huge and I moved her to a hospital tank. I’ve tried Epsom salt baths, paracleanse and maracyn but she keeps getting bigger and bigger and she has been almost gulping these 8 days. I think she is starting to pinecone since her scales look different

    I love this fish I don’t know what else to try or if I should euthanize it. She is very uncomfortable and has been for 8 days now.

    Algae in Aquatic Ecosystems: Environmental Impacts and Conservation Efforts

    Yo, fellow forum members! Today, I want to talk about something that often gets overlooked in the world of aquatic ecosystems - algae. Yeah, those slimy green things that float around and make your swimming experience a little less enjoyable. But guess what? Algae play a huge role in our environment, and it's time we give them some love!

    First off, let's talk about the environmental impacts of algae in aquatic ecosystems. While too much algae can be a nuisance and disrupt the balance of an ecosystem, a moderate amount of algae is actually beneficial. Algae serve as a primary producer, converting sunlight into energy through photosynthesis. This energy is then passed on to other organisms in the food chain, supporting the entire ecosystem.

    However, excessive algae growth can lead to some problems. When there's an abundance of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in the water, often due to human activities like agriculture or improper waste disposal, it can trigger algal blooms. These blooms can deplete oxygen levels in the water, causing harm to fish and other aquatic organisms. They can also block sunlight from reaching other plants, leading to their decline.

    So, what can we do to conserve our aquatic ecosystems and prevent the negative impacts of algae? Here are a few simple steps we can take:

    1. Reduce nutrient pollution: By being mindful of our actions, we can minimize the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus entering our water bodies. Properly disposing of waste, using eco-friendly fertilizers, and implementing sustainable agricultural practices are all ways to reduce nutrient pollution.

    2. Promote biodiversity: Maintaining a healthy and diverse ecosystem is essential for algae control. By preserving wetlands and protecting natural habitats, we can encourage the growth of beneficial algae competitors and predators, which help keep the algae population in check.

    3. Monitor water quality: Regularly monitoring the water quality in our local lakes, rivers, and ponds can help us detect and address algae blooms early on. This allows for swift action to prevent further harm to the ecosystem.

    4. Educate and raise awareness: Spread the word about the importance of algae and its impacts on aquatic ecosystems. By educating others and raising awareness about conservation efforts, we can inspire more people to take action and protect our precious water resources.

    Remember, algae may seem like a hassle at times, but they are an integral part of our aquatic ecosystems. By understanding their role and taking steps to conserve these ecosystems, we can ensure a healthier and more balanced environment for all living organisms. So let's join hands and make a positive difference!

    No closing greeting needed. Peace out!