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  1. congrats, I just love how high he holds his fins! if you haven't picked a name yet Autumn would be nice
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    New Betta Set up

    That make me sad, I never did test his water as I was constantly changing his water, but I guess I should have been. I am on city services and I'm going to test it tomorrow, last time I checked it was 0 out of the tap.
  3. Omg yes! Though the last one I tried (2 days ago) big fail! 3 ingrident beer cheese dip.....def follow the measurements bc mine turned out like beer cheese soup,...
  4. I am glad to hear she has put on weight! I am following her.....I just love her color, and those fins! watch out boys! I think she is going to be a stunner now that she has favored conditions....
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    New Betta Set up

    I am sad to report that Dilophy has passed. about a week ago I noticed pin holes in his tail and started treating him with melafix, once the melafix was over with (1 week treatment) he took a turn for the worse and passed after two days.....his fins started to curl around themselves, he had red bumps on the end of his tail, I have no clue what got him.....I know it sounds like bad water quality but I was changing half of his water every two days.....
  6. Awww, thanks for this! My boyfriend took one look at her and said "that is the ugliest fish I've ever seen," but even after just a couple days of frequent feeding I can see her starting to plump up and I have a feeling she will be a real beauty once her fins heal and her color comes out. I couldn't agree more!
  7. I can see why you wouldn't want to pass her up, she does have very pretty colors, she kind of looks pitiful with her fins. I would have picked her too, she have very good potential to become the great white swan (so to speak)
  8. you take really good pics!
  9. Fish Envy here!!!! congrats on the new one!
  10. Very pretty betta, I think he is a mustard gas? Good luck with healing him all up, he should recover quickly in your care.
  11. Holy, those suckers are huge, how old do you think some of them big boys are?
  12. just to nudge you more, some of the calico fantails are beauties....I have one myself, he is not perfect (single anal fin, longer body, might be forming a hump...so he might be a mix) but once you own them, you start to really love your own goldfish for its personality and individually...... Im no goldfish expert but I think in general goldfish are pretty hardy and with proper water maintenance you can avoid a lot of problems.....I have an oranda and a lionhead.....I change about 90% of the water every week so far no problems....
  13. Niki

    New Betta Set up

    everything is going swimmingly!
  14. Keep your chin up! It will be a pin in the rear to start a new cycle and everything, but most likely not as much of a pain as doing large WCs for reasons you do not know and trying to make a sick fish better.....I think it might be worth it, but def. wait for another member to chime in :-) Bare Bottoms are really nice and easy to care for, you could always try planting plants in small pots, and attaching others to DW. I have a couple of bare bottoms bottom tanks and I love them. though I do not have them planted.....I have also painted the bottom and back a dark brown color (outside the tank) and I enjoy that look :-) I look forward to seeing your choices
  15. First, don't beat yourself up over it! you are doing the best you can to care for these GF, we can see from your dedication! Second, It might not be your fault if the fish are coming to you sick or their genes are weak for whatever reason, some things are out of our control. Thirdly, starting off fresh might be a good plan of action. start a new cycle with fresh media that way you know there is no nasty's lingering from what has been your previous problem. with that said, I don't know how often you test your tap water as some cities have more additives or not enough for the things found in tap water. I am no expert in this area but there are other members here who cannot do large water changes because of their tap water. (and they would be a better resource than me to tell you where to start) but maybe a more in depth analysis of your water might be in order Also, I am very sorry to hear of Eleazar's passing, I wish you much luck and hope you are not too deterred from keeping GF.
  16. I'm sorry to hear of sunshines passing, I'm sure you will always remember her.
  17. When I first put water in my little betta tank the micro bubbles stayed around for 2days, not sure what that meant, but I got sick of looking at them and wiped them away :-)
  18. Ridiculous! As If goldfish are not colorful enough! I can't see any true goldfish lovers being drawn towards them, the look like they are geared towards 2-5year olds.
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    New Betta Set up

    Thank you, I'm going to get some ferts for the plants today and I might pick up one bunch of carpeting plant to try. For ferts should I get excel and flourish? Or just excel? I also plant to get dry ferts for my swords.
  20. Very nice fishy! I was thinking Ray, Rea, Fire Fox, or Kara (carassius, scientific name for goldfish)
  21. Niki

    New Betta Set up

    Thank you! He is pretty awesome looking in his tank! And doing wc on a 5g is sooooo easy!
  22. very nice! the orange is my favorite, I think orange GF are overlooked a lot!
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