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A few minutes ago, my sister noticed that our gold mystery snail had dropped his shell. He was floating at the top of the tank, hanging on to some hornwart. He's still moving a bit, even extending...
10-24-2013, 05:08 AM
Thanks everyone, for the help! It seems that my betta realized that it was supper time, so somehow dislodges the ant himself. Whenever he hears that little alarm he knows its time to eat. He ate just...
10-24-2013, 02:25 AM
Okay. Thank you. He never actually caught an ant before, so it kind of freaked me out that his first one bit him instead.
I think I can sleep a little better tonight, thanks!
10-24-2013, 02:07 AM
Okay, its been a long time since I was here. My lovely betta has been just fine (aside from his fin-ripping habit) and hasn't given me problems in a few months. So, here is my dilemma...
Here are the promised photos! Also a bonus of my brother's female vailtail betta in her "moonrock" cave! It was too cute to not show off!
You can see the purple thing on top...
I moved him into the 5gal today. It took hours, literally hours to set it up and drip method him into it. When I was moving his filter from the 1gal tank, a huge amount of debris floated...
Yeah, craigs list is awesome. My dad likes getting lawnmowers and frankensteining them... I'll look on craigs list today, I just hope that they have 5gal tanks, I don't have a lot of extra space... I...
Thank you! I'll weasel the 5 gal that my sister hasn't filled yet from her. I had a whole bunch of stuff for him, I had planned on switching it out every once in a while, but he just got too big for...
Thanks! His tank was perfect for him when I first got him... I thought he was full grown (stupid me) and they had him in a little 1/4 gallon jar... The 1gal was a fair price...
Thanks! He looked even better when his fins were still in one piece... As for silly names, he has been dubbed "Soul Train" ("Train" for short).
I'm saving all ideas and advice to a...
Earlier I asked my friend (through PM) for help with my betta ripping up his fins. Here's the conversation:
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ME: My new betta was pretty young when I got him, and his...
03-23-2013, 06:55 AM
Our petco has an aquatics specialist, but he deals with them generally. He knows a little about every one.
The male shrimp did show up a few hours later. He was hiding in something. It's funny...
Nevermind. He just died.
Yesterday I started keeping the temp up at 70-80. Today we have it at a steady 80 but this morning we noticed the white fuzz on his side, and tonight its on his pectoral fins and his head.his dorsal...
No! No no no. We have the tetras, ghost shrimp, and snail in a 20 gallon! I must have forgot to correct that. Sorry. I have my betta in a one gallon while he's sick just to save money on treating...
Here is my darling. He's such a trooper. His fins look downright painful today. :scry:
The meds are API BettaFix. It was the only thing that the specialist at Petco would recommend out of their stock. I've moved him to a smaller tank to medicate him (mostly for cost reasons).
He's doing much better today. When I got home with his medicine he started swimming around to greet me. He's resting atm, so I don't want to push him. He keeps swimming around every so often which is...
03-18-2013, 04:23 AM
The sites that I just checked seem to agree that the water temp needs to gradually increase and be kept at a steady 82 degrees in order to help defeat the parasites, but I've also found much...
03-18-2013, 03:57 AM
Thanks! I didn't know that the rubbing was Ich-related. I'll be looking that up right now.
03-18-2013, 02:23 AM
Okay, I hate to be annoying with all of the questions that I've been asking, but so far, all of the help we've been getting here has saved our fish several times over and I'd like to not lose any.
Okay! Thank you very much!
nitrate is 40 (safe according to test)
nitrite is 1.0 (says to cause some stress)
hardness is very hard
chlorine is 0
alkalinity is 120 (also considered safe)
pH is 7.9
Can i just use the...
Not bloated, be looks like he's gotten thinner maybe, just a tiny bit. But he doesn't fluff out his fins anymore either so its hard to tell how much thinner he's gotten.
I have a very beautiful red veiltail betta male, but last night I noticed he wasn't being as active as usual, then today I found that he had crawled up and had his head out of the water for a while...