20g Long Build

goatnad

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Hello everyone. New to the site and this will be my first tank journal on here. Here I have a 20 gallon long tank i setup a few months ago. It has been growing wonderfully.

Fish:
1 betta fish
celestial pearl danios( these will come in the future when my lfs can manage to get them in)

plants:
anubias nana petite
rotala rotundifolia
myrio tuberculatum
staurogyne repens
ammannia gracilis
cryptocoryne undulata

light:
finnex planted+ 24/7

substrate:
organic potting soil
black diamond sand blasting material

co2:
DIY co2 system

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goatnad

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thank you to everyone for the likes and comments on the tank. small update here. i removed my betta from this tank and put in 12 von rio flame tetras. i did notice one of the fish has a crooked spine. i didnt notice if he was that way when i got him since there were so many fish swimming around the tank. you can see the bent spine on the last picture

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rajkm

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Check from the top, if the spine is bent, it’s not gonna recover. Also look at its appetite.. if it’s eating or not.
 

goatnad

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OK I'll check that tomorrow. Ty for the help. The fish is swimming fine and has gained the red of the others but I haven't watched to see if its eating.
 

goatnad

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Looking from the top he does have a slight bend in his tail. I did see him eat though and he is still swimming and schooling like normal. He looks a bit fatter then the others so could he possibly have internal parasites causing the bent spine? Is that a thing?
 

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Looking from the top he does have a slight bend in his tail. I did see him eat though and he is still swimming and schooling like normal. He looks a bit fatter then the others so could he possibly have internal parasites causing the bent spine? Is that a thing?
Not sure. Many tetras have that issue. Not sure if it’s parasite or something else.
It’s called tetra disease.
 

goatnad

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ah ok. that does look like what the fish has. i have since removed and euthanized the fish. i still have 11 more that all seem to be doing well.