https://amzn.to/2UpIRRI – My review on aquarium water changer systems. I’m not a fan because they are wasteful of water and lack pressure a lot of the times. I like using a transfer pump. Here is a link:
Transfer Pump – https://amzn.to/2UpIRRI
Added Fish tank ramblings:
I got this giant thing, Shrimpzilla, in a batch of ghost shrimp, he got as big as my fish, and creeped me out so much, i gave him to a friend with a bigger tank. I had the same thing happen last week, I had noticed the betta had some holes in his fins and couldn’t figure out why, treat for fin rot, and then I witnessed it! I had to pull the shrimp off him! Needless to say, all the shrimp from all the betta tanks are now gone! Ghost shrimp are shady.
I watched a short shrimp pull a snail off a rock yesterday and put his filthy little legs in to try eat him, I have been finding empty shells since I got them, I have about 6 in my community tank, they are going to be fed to the chichlids in the local pond! Furious.
Hello I do have same betta like yours and I want to ask if you ever encounter having a curl fins on your boy.? Mine just has two or three curl fins, he eat well though and swim fine. I water change his tank twice a week and I did salt bath him. But, the curling still there and theres a probability he will have more.
I have read a little more and there does not seem to be a definitive answer, could be genetics or aging. Maybe someone here will have an answer, there is a lot of knowledge in this group. Yo, I have the same betta too. I literally thought you posted a pic of my betta… Hard to see in thus light, but he’s got the same blue and curling find from regrowth. Twins for sure. Wow! I have a ghost and amano with my betta and they pretty much stay hidden and keep to themselves. I have a ton of hiding places and plants for them tho. Maybe that’s why they haven’t attacked my boy yet?
I had 2 Amano shrimp but they passed away. One I get to bury and the other the Swordtail ate before I could get it out in October the day I was getting ready to leave for the weekend for a convention. My ghost shrimp are doing that to my fish too! I’m having to take my shrimp out tomorrow… Those damn things ruined my bettas long fins.
This has me wondering if this is why my betta all of a sudden has ripped fins. Looks like the shrimp will be heading to the Fish Eye tank until I can take them to my classroom. Do yall put Holiday decor in your tanks for the season? If so, show me! I snagged a little christmas pineapple for my fishy(it was on clearance for $1.97 at petsmart).
Hey guys, I feel like something is wrong with my boy it seems like he has a hard time keeping afloat and I can’t figure out what it is. It doesn’t seem like GBD but no matter what I do he always looks like he’s struggling. Could someone help me? My New betta double tail (no name jet). I Think he is a Young boy, what do You Think, he is 1.2 ins in his body.
He is in a 5.5 gallon tank, I would have liked to have him in my 12 g tank, but he is actually fine in this, so I might keep him here and put some live plants. Can anyone helt with what color is he? PS: the wathersound is from my Big tank.
Hello I’m a new fish owner, so the worker at petsmart where I got my fish’s told me that I can put my 2 female betta fish with my male in the same tank (she does it as well) then like 3 hours later the male is biting and chasing one of the female and she now has small mark’s. I currently have him separated in the cup that he came in inside the tank because of the heater. what should I do now? I also read that it could just mean that the male is showing them who is boss and that he will leave them alone in a few days.
I’m not sure if you need to think this far out of the box- but a 5 gallon bucket is better than nothing in emergencies between tanks. Arent as fun to view but they still get clean swimming space. I have a small plastic tank I can set up, I have thrown the plants and filters in a bucket with the tank water, i had a spare tank running, and I have one guy in a breeding net in my 50g. It’s only for a few hours, it gives me an excuse to get a slightly bigger thank I think.
Normally 1 pellet once a day & occassionally he may steal the couple flakes I give another fish. Usually skipping a day a wk. usually once, sometimes twice but not very often. i almost never feed pellets anymore and i never feed flakes as they always give my bettas bloat and constipation. most of my bettas won’t even eat frozen brine shrimp so i mostly feed frozen bloodworms. Twice, most days, but i skip feeds when he’s looking a bit bloated.
He tends to eat his tankmates food too, so it’s quite tricky making sure they get enough, and he doesn’t get too much.