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10-25-2013, 07:40 PM
I used triple sulfa with a few drops of VitaChem.
10-11-2013, 10:38 PM
I have a 5-gallon tank as well. I advise a slightly overpowered heater. I forget the wattage on mine, but it's the size recommended for a 20-gallon tank. My office turns off the climate control over...
The gravel is Petco brand aquarium gravel. It's been in the tank for more than two years, and the pH was a pretty steady 7.4 during Mooch's tenure.
The main difference now is the live plants,...
I have a cup of tap water that's been out for a few days. It measures:
gH: 125.3 (7 drops)
kH: 71.6 (4 drops)
I live in Dallas, which like most of Texas has hard water.
I've got the following setup:
5 gallon tank
1 white/spotted deltatail betta (Ripley; been in tank two months following the death of previous betta, Mooch)
At least two pond...
After my work buddy, Mooch, died a few weeks ago, I decided to to redo the tank. Out went the plastic/silk plants and the resin rock ornament, and in went quartz & live plants (Anacharis, Java fern...
So here's the plan so far:
I really like the riverflow setup, and I love bright shiny schooling fish. The LFS has several fabulous showroom tanks, including a large community tank of Dennison's...
Cool. Someone raised an ethical issue - I didn't realize they were endangered in the wild. What are folks' thoughts on that? Is there a way besides price to confirm the source of stock?
I saw a large planted tank with a school of Dennison's barb (roseline shark) at my LFS months ago, and have been dreaming of them ever since. My wife has given the OK for me to start a large tank at...
Thanks, everyone. I'm still sad, but already thinking, "hey, now I can make all those changes in the tank decor I'd wanted!" I've got ammonia to keep the tank cycling until I'm ready for another.
Damn. By end of the day, he was gray all over, and when gently poked, could only move his pec fins. His back was arched and he looked paralyzed. A co-worker with a fair amount of aquarium experience...
Water temp is 76.
I just retested the water. Ammonia went UP: it's now 0.25. I just did a 2 gallon change.
I have Finquel on hand for euthanization. What's a reasonable time frame? I want...
Nothing changed in the routine at all, and nothing new added to tank in the last two weeks (two weeks ago I added a moss ball). He was perfectly normal when I left last night.
On the theory that...
Nitrates this morning was 10-20. The two colors are purt-near identical on the card, so I can't be more specific than that. I did a 3-gallon water change this morning.
I feed him 2x/day, of...
I rinsed the media (in used tank water during a water change) about two weeks ago, and vacuum substrate with every water change.
No, he's been absolutely fine. Lively, colorful, interacting with me, and then this morning, wham!
He's been in the tank 18 months. The nitrate rise is a mystery to me.
Mooch, my 2-year-old-ish betta, was lying on his side on the bottom of the tank this morning. His color is poor, and he's breathing hard. He occasionally flails his pectoral fins. No sign...
11-04-2012, 07:15 PM
I switched from Melafix to Triple Sulfa after a lot of Googling. I also did a what-the-hell-couldn't-hurt daily drop of Vita-Chem, which I've continued. Also in the...
I would never hit a dog on principle.
I have had giant breeds (Neapolitan mastiff, Rottweiler mix), as well as medium-sized dogs, and I grew up with Boston terriers (dumb as house plants, bless...
That might be his natural color. My Mooch has lovely white fin tips.
09-24-2012, 05:34 PM
Day 4 of Melafix: Mooch is just awful today. The dorsal fin has lost almost all its webbing, anal fin is almost as bad. He's also alternating between lying on the bottom curled up like a pork rind,...
09-19-2012, 11:05 PM
He just went swimming across the tank, fluttering his little fins and tail and leaving a confetti-like trail of white shards behind him.
I've added some melafix to the tank. I'm...
09-19-2012, 05:51 PM
I've never seen him pay attention to his own body in any way. Would this be something at night?
And if he's doing it, what can I do to stop it?
09-19-2012, 03:55 PM
His behavior remains lively, he's eating, color is good,water parameters good.
But this morning, there were bits of tail fringe scattered on the bottom of the tank (the white flecks on the...