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  1. i'll check there too. thanks! hopefully someone will have a place in a tank for him (or her i suppose). i just didnt know where else to turn for help... they tried posting him on craigslist but the people interested didnt have the first clue of how to take care of him.
  2. so i'm visiting my cousin in coeur d'alene area and he's got a 75g tank with a GIANT red belly pacu in it. my cousin understands that this poor fish needs to be in a MUCH bigger tank but doesnt want Eyore to go to someone who doesnt know how to take care of him. does anyone know of someone who would take him or an aquarium that would take him? he's gorgeous but seriously cramped. i'll try and get pics but he's a little sensitive about lights. i'll be in the area until thursday but i know my cousin would be willing to transport him too.
  3. my betta did worse when i added betta fix. i would recommend just a little salt and some good, clean water. he'll heal up pretty nicely. i gave my betta oranges when he wasnt feeling well...the high vitamins seemed to boost him back up. i would just cut a tiny little slice and let it float in the water for a few minutes. he would dart up and rip off a chunk or two and then i'd take it out. i know bettas are more carnivorous than goldies but mine sure loved his oranges and peas.
  4. *sigh* every year i look at the pictures of your pond and wish that i had more room in the backyard. someday. i LOVE your pond.
  5. ohhhh, you've had yours for 4 years already?!? do you have any pictures?? i'd love to see it!!
  6. thanks robin! i'm headed to wmart to pick up a pool temp gauge to float in the tank so i can keep an eye on the temperature. i bought a pump w/ 1600gph rate and i'm building my own version of the skippy filter out of flower pots. we'll see how well it works! to combat the wandering kitties in the neighborhood, the seeds and dirt floating in the air right now and fish getting too frisky, i'm adding a net over the top of the tank. after all this work, i'm really hoping that this turns out like i want it to!
  7. also, my stock tank is black so i'd imagine its probably going to warm up nicely during the day and then stay a bit warmer at night... but i'm just nervous that the temp drop will put my goldies into shock.
  8. i had one betta that was a jumper...but he was only a jumper when i put him in the little cup to clean out his hex tank. After the first time he jumped out of the little cup, i quit taking him out of his tank to clean it. my bettas were pretty active at first but i think once they get used to routine and comfortable with their surroundings, they tend to settle down. they're a lot like cats, i've found... more so than goldies. goldies are a lot like dogs (FEED ME!! WATCH ME POOP!! FEED ME!! FEED ME!! WATCH ME POOP!!) where as bettas seem to have more of an independent attitude (bow to me human!). just my
  9. rofl. i live in north dakota...the days are in the mid to upper 70's right now but nights still get pretty cold (down in the high 30's and 40's). some days i wish i lived further south, but then i hear about that 90 degree weather for 3 or 5 months and i thank god i live up here. i'm worried that those drops in temp at night will have an adverse effect on my fish. i want to move all but 2 of my fish outside (the bubble eye and the "special" oranda will stay in the house) but i dont want to stress them out too much.
  10. I'm going to be setting up a 100g stock tank in the next week or so to put my goldies in for the summer. Do I need to wait until the water temperature is up in the 70's before I add the fish or can I add them when the temp is lower?
  11. what are those things the fish are feeding from in the videos?
  12. this one is my first arrangement of a 5g hex for my betta wellington. wellington's first arrangement this was all plastic plants, which i changed to silk and then on to real plants. recently he's been upgraded to a 10g with real plants. that one's not so pretty right now so i'm not going to share that one
  13. my pH is crazy and very unstable anyways, so adding something to soften the water even more is just asking for trouble. ive been having problems finding casting resin tho...so the driftwoods been put on hold for now.
  14. both my bettas really enjoy little bits of orange every now and then as well. sounds like thomas gets to stay at the hilton while his family is on vacation! you're doing great!
  15. i have a friend with petrified wood that he's trying to get rid of and i was thinking it would look really nice in my tank... is it safe? i havent done the vinegar test yet either...but will petrified wood alter any of my tank levels? ph, etc? thanks!
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