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  1. It's always good to do things just in case:) I was thinking about adding more plants to the tank and he does have a thing to hide in also. Plants really make a big difference, I like to mix artificial plants with real ones. This makes for denser planting and you can remove the artificial ones as the live plants grow in. I've always wanted to get live plants but I don't know how to fully go about it. It's really just trial and error. Check out some of the planted tank threads and get a basic idea. Buy some plants and then see what grows, that's what I do. Anubius and crypts are easy. Will do:) Should I buy bulbs or the plant already grown?
  2. It's always good to do things just in case:) I was thinking about adding more plants to the tank and he does have a thing to hide in also. Plants really make a big difference, I like to mix artificial plants with real ones. This makes for denser planting and you can remove the artificial ones as the live plants grow in. I've always wanted to get live plants but I don't know how to fully go about it.
  3. It's always good to do things just in case:) I was thinking about adding more plants to the tank and he does have a thing to hide in also.
  4. Oh I read that it's normal for baby bettas to have the stripes on them. Also I kind of like Xya cuz it's a unisex name;)
  5. Sadly Bow(my male veiltail) isn't doing so well..He's been having trouble swimming so he just says at the bottom of the tank:/ I think he's just getting old but I've been doing everything to keep him comfortable..The only reason I figured he was old was because when we got him he was pretty big already and we've had him for over a year now and I heard bettas only last to about 4 years. Correct me if I'm wrong..Another thing is that my sister bought me a new fish for christmas:) She surprised me early with a baby betta. he/she is a little over and inch long and is very active:) The person who was in the fish section said that baby bettas can eat pellets..But the pellet is too big for her/his mouth so I've been feeding flakes that I first put in water so they sink. A cool thing about this little guy is that sometimes his colors really show and sometimes they don't and he just has the stripes down his side just like in the picture.One thing though their belly seem a little bloated and I figured that was from the feeding..is this normal or should I lessen the amount of food? Also any name ideas? Also this picture was before I brought him home he is now in a 5.5 gallon and bow is in the 10.
  6. I would have loved to see that color change:) is there a thread on here for color changes?I know theres one for before and afters but I've seen most of them:p I love watching fish change and grow:)
  7. she's gained a lot of black since I've gotten her so I mean I wouldn't expect her to not lose a bit of it here and there.
  8. Haha it's fine and it's healing up fairly quick so he shouldn't be in there much longer:)
  9. His tail got torn and then there was a bit of nipping so I just decided to put him in qt till it healed
  10. Thank you all and yeah the wen is what got me when I first saw him. Even when he was tiny he had a cute lil wen:p
  11. Yeah I deffiently would get another calico if I ever get another fish.
  12. Chewie is currently in qt but he's doing a lot better now, but here are a few pictures of him from yesterday.
  13. So today I noticed that Bear my calico fantail looked slightly more orange than usual. I think she's starting to loose some of her black and I wanted to document it plus share it with you guys:) These pictures aren't the best but hopefully you can see a difference too. Today. A couple months ago.
  14. I see this post is a month old but I am going to comment anyway. First things first... I have an aqueon 55/75 and I love it. Great flow and the intake extends very low. Second, I have 13 fish in my 40 gallon. If your fish are small, you may be fine with 3 fish, for now. Third, it seems you are seeing ammonia but nitrate. Yes? To me this either means the tank is not cycled or you are feeding too much. A second filter would help you convert the ammonia faster, once the filters are cycled. yea my ammonia was at 25ppm and I forget what my nitrate is, but I did add on a second filter and everything seems great.
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    New Betta

    Well Nova is very active so that's good but still hasn't eaten..I tried the pellets,he flakes they gave me,bloodworms, and soaking the pellets in garlic juice. I saw they he did try to eat the bloodworms so maybe he is eating and It's when I'm not watching?
  16. abcdomo

    New Betta

    Thanks everyone:)
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    New Betta

    I tried this morning and it looks like he didn't touch it:/
  18. abcdomo

    New Betta

    I went over to my mom's friends house yesterday and she didn't want to take care of it anymore so she asked if I wanted him:) he was orginally in a bowl that was less than a gallon. I think I might name him nova but I'm not quite sure yet. Also Bow and him will be sharing a tank, I plan on getting a divider and putting them in the 10gallon. He hasn't been taking food though..not that i've noticed but I'm hoping that's only because he's adapting to the new environment.But if you have any name suggestions just let me know:) He also looks tiny compared to bow:p
  19. I don't have a camera right now but heres a pic I found on google. http://www.contractdesign.com/contract/content_images/PhilipsLightolier_283x195.jpg Its the same concept but it comes out of the wall farther. I tried finding it on google but they didn't have a picture..But yeah when I moved it was already mounted on the wall and the wiring connects to a switch so you just turn the lights off and on with a switch. I figure it was suppose to be a desk lamp, but it's about an inch shorter than the length of my tank and the lights go over only the back of my tank so It's not in my way or anything. I do plan on getting actual aquarium light since I'll need one for when I go to college but that isn't till next fall.
  20. I've had the tank since april, but I did move in july. it's a 20 gallon tank with 2 filters which equal to 215gph. I have 3 fish(I know over stocked but I keep up with keeping the water clean). I have 40watt light bulbs there are 3 that go over the back of my tank and the light is on from 5am to about 11:30pm, sometimes it differs from day to day. this is way too much light hun, this is why you are getting algae problems. With three 40 watt bulbs on a 20 gallon you are going to be in the high light range. In addition to being too much light in general, your photoperiod is too long. 6-7hrs is adequate in most tanks if you have plants. Do you have plants in the tank? Are the 3 bulbs in a single fixture or are they separate? (do you know what type of fixture you have?) No plants and the fixture has three lightbulbs, but I don't know what kind of fixture it is. I have tried to only have 2 on but my tank is so dark without it, the light bulbbs are about 5 or 4 inches long. I was going to say that maybe I'll get a timer so it'll turn it off after awhile but the light is built into the wall so that won't work. maybe I'll pick up 20watts and adjust the length of time I leave my lights on.
  21. I get up early for school and thats about the time I go to bed but somtimes..i fall asleep:/
  22. I've had the tank since april, but I did move in july. it's a 20 gallon tank with 2 filters which equal to 215gph. I have 3 fish(I know over stocked but I keep up with keeping the water clean). I have 40watt light bulbs there are 3 that go over the back of my tank and the light is on from 5am to about 11:30pm, sometimes it differs from day to day.
  23. Not sure if it's a bad or good thing but for some reason all of a sudden within the past month or so my tank has had brown algae and a bit green growing on the walls of my tank. I was just wondering what makes it grow?Is it good for the fish(like if I don't clean it off)? It looks gross but everytime I scrub the walls of my tank to get it off its back within a couple days..I think it might be my lighting but..I've had the same lighting since july and the algae started growing at the beginning of October. I'm just curious about why it grows like what kind of environment you have to have and also how to get rid of it or keep it to a minimum if wanted to(control it). Also if it's healthy for the fish.
  24. How frequently? How much water? Water changes, if they are large enough and frequent enough, can compensate for an undersized tank, but that might mean 100% twice a day. There are two aspects to filtration -- biofiltration and mechanical filtration. As far as biofiltration is concerned, if you have zero ammonia, and zero nitrite, you aren't going to improve on that by adding more filters. Mechanical filtration will be improved by adding more filters or by using a filter that turns over more water. More filtration will not compensate for a too small tank unless your filters are so big that they significantly increase the amount of water in the tank-filter system. about every 3 days and 90% of the water. My nitrites are zero but I always make sure my ammonia doesn't reach more than .25ppm which it usually doesn't. Plus I read that if you have two filters you clean one then go back and forth each month, so if one filter fails during an ammonia bloom or something then you have a back up.
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