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  1. Narny, if you don't already know about it you should look into Oscar's Law. It is mainly about dogs, but it's bringing change and hopefully will be put into place one day very soon. I think this will result in a shake up with the pet industry for the better. The more people who support it the better
  2. Water test results: Tank- Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0-5.0 (Not yellow, but not the orange of the 5.0) PH: 7.6 Tap- Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 PH: 7.6 Ok so now I'm a bit confused. Albus has moved but he is just trying to bury himself under the log, like he wants to be hidden and away from the light for obvious reasons. My bedroom light that is, not the tank light I left that off today. So any ideas? I'll try to get a better top view shot tomorrow, for now I will just let him rest. Sorry!
  3. Oh no, I do have a heater which is currently constanly on. I wouldn't not have a heater on in this weather My goldfish tank is currently below 18 degrees so I wouldn't be getting anywhere close to 26 degrees if I didn't have a heater Going to test the water now. He hasn't moved since those photos were taken That is also why I'm not sure how to combat the fluctuating temperatures bar increase/changed the direction of the outlet flow, which I have done.
  4. For fin nipping or lethargicness? Albus seems to be going down hill fast now. This is all I can get for now, I'm not sure if I want to disturb him but the video isn't really great :/ http://s1117.photobucket.com/user/Andrea-Cronshaw/media/M4V00933_zps574a9ea8.mp4.html I don't think he is swollen like dropsy if that is what you are thinking. But I understand you ask for these things for a reason and they are important. I'm going to have the params to you after dinner.
  5. Ah another fin nipper I hadn't seen any of similar behaviours to Klaus, my previous fin nipping betta, such as chasing his tails and big chunks appearing all of a sudden so that is why I thought it was rot. I'm just charging my camera battery as it just died. I'll have it to you as soon as there is a bit of charge in there.
  6. It is not, I have the outlet facing into the wall of the tank so it is quite light. I just changed this during the water change though, thinking the heat wasn't cycling through the tank enough and now the outlet is facing down. It is still not super strong, but maybe I should change it back. Below are some videos I took. The first one is of him of how he acts up the top of the tank over the past 2 days, he had just eaten a pellet. The second is how he has been acting, hiding under or near that log. Sorry about the algae I couldn't clean it as that is where he was during the water change. I'll see if I can get a top view photo if you would still like. http://s1117.photobucket.com/user/Andrea-Cronshaw/media/M4V00929_zpsc3e0da14.mp4.html http://s1117.photobucket.com/user/Andrea-Cronshaw/media/M4V00930_zpsd2b9e69d.mp4.html
  7. My betta Albus has steadily been getting more lethargic over the past week or so. I didn't really notice and was not worried at first, as I thought he was just a bit lazy and he always came up to me whenever I walked in the room/near the tank. He still had a active appetite too. But since yesterday he is barely coming to the top of the tank and struggled to eat two pellets yesterday, almost like he did not have the energy too. He is now no longer coming to the top of the tank even if I'm standing right next to the tank. He did just eat one pellet. I also just cleaned him out, a 70% water change. I am not sure what the problem is. He also has fin rot that just won't go away, but I wasn't sure what to do about that, bar keep the water clean. It isn't getting better at all Plus now he has very clamped fins. As I just did the water change, I'll wait a bit and do the water test later tonight. I understand if you can't help me till you get that. Tank information: * Brand of test kit (drops or strips): API * Filter name and size (GPH/LPH) Hailea, 200lph * Additives and conditioners: Prime and I have been adding a bit of Seachem's stress guard in hopes to help heal the fin rot. The water change I just did, I only added Prime. * Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify): Generally around 25-26 celsius. I've seen it fluctuate a bit unfortunately as it gets quite cold over night here and we have a cold house. I've seen it go down to 22 celsius, I'm not sure how to combat this. * Last water change date: Today * Tank size (Gallons or litres): 21 litres * Fish in the tank (species and number): 1 * Any new fish added into the tank: No -If Yes: Were they quarantined? - -If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added): - * List prior health issues in tank: Brought Albus with fin rot, got a bit better, then worse, then a bit better and now just seems to stay steady. * Medications previously added to the tank: No medications, not even salt. * Medications on hand: Aquarium salt is all I really have. Affected fish information: * Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding: Atison Betta Food, once or twice a day of 2/3 pellets. Bloodworms or brine shrimp once a week * Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc: All day bottom sitting, occassionally comes to top of the tank and then just sort of floats there. Has clamped fins too * Any unusual findings on fish and in tank: Not that I can see * Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank: Usual tank * Current medications being used on affected fish: None * Previous medications used to treat affected fish: None, unless you count stress guard? * If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken: Just fin rot. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. I'm just getting the videos ready now. I'll post them next.
  8. I was considering getting a second filter just for the reason of if my current filter dies, I have the second one going, especially if I don't notice!
  9. My Clementine was inspired by the character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I just always liked the name. My betta is named Albus also because I liked the name and his blue reminded me of the blue eyes they describe Albus Dumbledore to have.
  10. He is so pretty I called him a she, haha sorry about that, but what a beautiful boy I think the noise is fine, didn't even notice it I must admit!
  11. Gorgeous photos and gorgeous fish! I love those little specks of orange she is has in her fins
  12. She's absolutely gorgeous either way! I can't believe it can happen that quickly though. I must admit I'm glad my black fish stayed black, it's an awesome colour for fishies hehe
  13. Yep video is working The mods won't probably be able to help you until you fill out all the info so make sure you get it all up. (Alex got in first!) If you live in New South Wales, around the Sydney area, I know of a place you may be able to take him and get medication.
  14. If Alex or any of the other mods recommend aquarium salt and you are unable to find it in your LFS or other appropriate salts at the supermarket, check out the post in the 'Aussie' part of this forum which has many links to online aquarium stores which most sell aquarium salt
  15. I can't help with the disease part sorry, but I am sure Narny will probably be around soon and should be able to help. In regards to the eating, the best bet is to go back to where you got him from and ask what they feed their bettas. I did the same for my first betta as he wouldn't eat and once I brought the same pellets as they used to feed him, he would gobble them down. Maybe also try to keep going with the frozen worms, mine loves bloodworms, but be sure there isn't too much left over food in the tank. Best of luck, he is absolutely gorgeous!
  16. I can't help, but the photo is the cutest, he looks so sad and naughty. Hope you sort it out, I guess it depends how bad it is or gets.
  17. Haha omg that's great! He is beautiful, opposite colouring to my old betta
  18. They are such delicate things to me. I wish you the best of luck with Blake!
  19. Gorgeous And I bet he'll look even better after being in your care. I love his little face!
  20. I'm glad it isn't poisonous to humans, avocado is my life haha. I actually found out it was poisonous to other animals after I found out it was poisonous to birds, just like you shouldn't feed parrots lettuce because it is also poisonous to them or at least causes diarrhoea. Don't feed bad orandafan, how could you have known and clearly there has been no ill effects to your fishies
  21. I was always under the impression avocado was poisonous to many animals including fish, horses and birds. These may just be the skin and seed as motherredcap pointed out, but I wouldn't feed it to these animals.
  22. Everything is expensive in Australia, especially in Sydney
  23. I killed my banana lily, my java fern doesn't seem to grow, I accidentally ripped nearly all the roots off my $22 java fern when trying to attach it to some driftwood and my goldfish eats all my other plants Haha. I'm good at normal plants, but aquatic plants I just can't seem to get the hang of. Good on you though
  24. Ohhhhh...I want ranchus. You wouldn't consider moving to tassie would you? LOL....only kidding. Can't get any decent fish here due to stupid quarantine rules. Living in Perth is better..lol. Thru' those imports I got in 2011, I've successfully built my ranchu army, (next project will be tvrs and orandas) now I'm planning to do some charity by giving away my youngsters to hobbyist in Perth. I'm not set up to do shipping yet but if you ever come to Perth do look me up and don't forget to bring your packaging gears too. If I ever move to Perth I'll definitely look you up, the Ranchu's in your sig are gorgeous. Or if you ever move to Sydney make sure you advertise it on here
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