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  1. All-Glass / Aqueoun are fine tanks. Since you're getting it used, be sure to inspect everything to (all the sides & the seams) to make sure there isn't any damage.
  2. Throw some dry newspaper under it. You'll see any water spots on it pretty quickly due to the water-soluble dye.
  3. Is your betta floating on its side? Does it seem incapable of swimming at different levels of your tank? Many bettas will hang out near the surface so it has easy access to food & air, but they should be capable of swimming near the bottom and middle area of your tank. All healthy fish should explore their surroundings. Its possible there's something wrong with him. Have you checked the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels of the water? Make sure the water has safe levels of these toxins and that you clean out any poop & uneaten food regularly.
  4. I can't take pics now bacause my camera is full and the flash will scare Moe Sounds like a crowntail, but his mouth shouldn't hang open all the time. He should be capable of opening and closing like a normal fish.
  5. Pond dechlorinators are probably much more concentrated than aquarium dechlorinators to make up for the difference in volume you'd usually be replacing.
  6. Omg, for a second I thought we lived in the same place! I'm going to have a similar outage on Friday. If you know when your power will be out, you might want to do a large water change sometime beforehand so as to keep waste levels as low as possible when the power goes out. Good luck!
  7. I think it would be more helpful if you added more details to your post... For example, what is this jellyfish you speak of? Is it SUPPOSED to be in a tank with fish? HOW does it kill? Are there only SPECIFIC types of fish that are not compatible with it?
  8. viscosity2004

    New Betta

    It could be a plakat. I've been seeing a lot of them in the pet stores lately. I even purchased one for my little brother and he absolutely adores it.
  9. Breeding for aesthetics is CRUEL! but they're so purdy lul <3
  10. In addition to your volume + filtration + waterchange concerns, I would also worry about feeding. Goldfish LOVE to gobble up all the goods. Do you have a method of feeding that will allow your loaches to have their fair share?
  11. I'd be worried about the betta with the guppies. Their fins might be too similar to a betta's.
  12. Print out the pets*mart ad with the price showing, the manager will match the price to whatever your printout says www.pets mart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754034 Right now a master kit is $30
  13. I'm very loose about my calculation with dojos. Right now my two they live in a 40-gallon aquarium with three fancy-type goldfish. This is with a 90% water change once a week + 700 GPH filtration. Personally, I think if you're planning to keep them in a goldfish tank, don't keep dojos in anything smaller than a 10-gallon and give them at least 5-gallon personal volume. Plus, keep an eye on your goldfish to make sure they're not harassing the dojos. In my experience, my goldfish don't pay them any attention at all.
  14. I have two golden dojo loaches in my goldfish aquarium and I love 'em. They're so fun to watch as they swim around like little dragons, and they work as hard as any goldfish at getting bites from the gel food!
  15. I'm a little worried about the foam. You might have a higher bioload than what your current water change regimen can handle. I recommend changing more water at a time or changing the same amount a lot more often. This may help get rid of the smell too.
  16. I've never heard of a "deep clean" for an aquarium. At most, you might want to get rid of the muck that builds up in your gravel & filter, but I don't see why a deep clean + 100% water change is necessary.
  17. A good fumigator will test pesticide gas concentration at a parts per million level to see if it is safe in all rooms. If you're paranoid, have another company check for you when they're done. Baits don't get all termites in all areas of the building. And I'm not sure where you heard tent fumigations cause cancer, the only thing my google-fu came up with was soil fumigation.
  18. Supposedly the stuff they use to fumigate dissipates completely when they remove the tent, but better safe than sorry. Move the tank!
  19. That sucks, Small_ranchu! You must've gotten a bad batch of bloodworms.
  20. If all else fails, you can get a tiny needle and poke your own holes. Sometimes minerals from the water get stuck in the pores of the bubble wand and clog it.
  21. I've seen this happen a lot when a new fish is introduced or if the tank is simply too small to accommodate the fish. Keep an eye on their behavior and hopefully it'll pass in a few days. If your moor's aggression becomes more severe (to the point where he's harming the ranchu), you may want to consider adding a tank separator during feeding time so that the ranchu will not be bullied.
  22. Black is generally a difficult pigment to keep on goldfish. If your goldfish is turning black, I would be concerned that this might be scar tissue from toxins in the water such as ammonia or nitrite. I strongly recommend that you have the water tested for ammonia/nitrite/nitrate or purchase a kit so you can test at home. Keep changing his water regularly and keep an eye on him.
  23. 3 days should be fine. I feel comfortable not feeding my fish for 7 days.
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