• How do I tamed my betta female?

    Best answer: You can't tame your fish. They are who they are. You need to learn more about the fish before you buy them. They are not like dogs. You can't change who they are. It is the ignorant owner who needs to be tamed and shown how to properly care for the fish. Stop killing fish. You got a Betta. Betta are FIGHTING FISH. They... show more
    Best answer: You can't tame your fish. They are who they are. You need to learn more about the fish before you buy them. They are not like dogs. You can't change who they are. It is the ignorant owner who needs to be tamed and shown how to properly care for the fish. Stop killing fish. You got a Betta. Betta are FIGHTING FISH. They literary rip fishes throats! They are solitary fish. If you want more fish get a different tank. Bettas do not like other tank mates. Read more about your fish. Inform yourself of what kind of fish you have. Here: (You see tank mates? NO!)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OYY2FEuV...
    1 answer · Fish · 5 years ago
  • Why is my fish tank cloudy and green?

    Best answer: Hello :) I made mistakes too so its all cool. Here first things first: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for-everyone-358.html Is your tank cycled? You need to learn this concept before you do anything else. You can loose a lot of fish by not understanding this concept. Read the article it will help. If you have... show more
    Best answer: Hello :) I made mistakes too so its all cool. Here first things first: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrog... Is your tank cycled? You need to learn this concept before you do anything else. You can loose a lot of fish by not understanding this concept. Read the article it will help. If you have further questions about cycling your tank just ask. Tetras and Tiger barbs are not good to mix; Barbs are hard fish to have tank mates simply because they are fin nippers your live bearer fish are in danger of being killed. Most of the time the barbs will be very aggressive and nip at the tetras or long finned fish. The platy needs at least 3 more of it's kind. It is a live bearer fish so take that into consideration. They poop out kids like you eat candy. Guppy's should be in groups of 3 as a minimum (a ratio of 1 male per 2 females). They too are live bearer fish. The Dinos much like the Tetras, and Tigers need a minimum of 6+ to school. They are schooling fish and need more than just a couple of them to "function correctly". I would urge you to do more research on the fish you have. Separate the fish that are not compatible with one another before you suffer casualties. The cloud minnows are cold water schooling fish. Either you have a cold water tank set up or a Tropical tank set up; all of these are fresh water tanks, but the difference lies in the temperature of the water. Cold water fish are Goldfish and Cloud minnows. Tropical fish are like Tiger barbs and Tetras. Both are not compatible with each other. Do 25% water changes every other day especially if your tank is not cycled. I suggest you get Prime. Prime from Seachem is a very good water conditioner. The tiger barbs will need a 20g tank and can't be housed with many fish because they are fin nippers research about fish compatibility. The Tetras/Plattys/Guppies can be housed together if you want. They too need a 20g tank or more (Closer to 30-40g tank). The tetras need 6+ members and the guppy's and platy's need at least 3 of each. Your 10g is just not enough. Sorry. I know that is not what you want to hear, but it is the truth. If you are serious about keeping fish and being in this hobby you need to get your tank stock controlled before your fish die. The fish are suffering; schooling fish feel secure in numbers and are not too mean/aggressive. Those barbs will kill most of your fish if not all of them. Get what your fish need, big tanks, good filters, and heaters. You don't mention a heater, but most of your fish are tropical fish. Your friend knows about fish? I am not sure if he gave you those fish.... As for the cloudiness it will go away if you do water changes. Be patient in this hobby you learn to be patient; it will take about a week or more just to be patient. Get a bigger tank' stocking your tank the right way from the start will help to avoid issues such as yours. I would say a 20g for the barbs in a school of 6+ and a 20g long or 30g for the tetras and the live bearers. Just do water changes, but cloudiness in an aquarium is just a "Symptom" per say that adds up to the real problem. Overstocked tanks are messy and many fish don't make it. Get what your fish need.
    2 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • What is the largest fish i can put in a 30 gallon long fish tank (36 X 18 X 12 I think) that will live comfortably?

    Best answer: Hello Tropical community tank is usually what people have for a 30gallon tank. A range of tetras like Neons, Cardinal Tetras, Silver tipped, ect or (can have Dwarf) Rasboras along with a school of Juli Cory Cats or some type of bottom dweller; shrimp, or horned nerite snails. In a 30gallon tank you can have one Fancy Goldfish. Even... show more
    Best answer: Hello Tropical community tank is usually what people have for a 30gallon tank. A range of tetras like Neons, Cardinal Tetras, Silver tipped, ect or (can have Dwarf) Rasboras along with a school of Juli Cory Cats or some type of bottom dweller; shrimp, or horned nerite snails. In a 30gallon tank you can have one Fancy Goldfish. Even then that is small. I have two in a 55gallon tank. Maybe a pair of apistos: They are South American cichlids and are considered dwarf cichlids. http://www.dwarfcichlid.com/Apistogramma... Many people incorporate them in to established community tanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYiHPON0...
    6 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • What's it like to have a tortoise as a pet?

    Best answer: Hello To answer your question well its very fun! Other people might think it is boring, but I don't think so. Here is a picture of mine: (at the bottom) During the winter it might be hard as the tortoise will hibernate or become a bit sluggish, but in the summer I am out in the back yard with the tort everyday. Watching it and... show more
    Best answer: Hello To answer your question well its very fun! Other people might think it is boring, but I don't think so. Here is a picture of mine: (at the bottom) During the winter it might be hard as the tortoise will hibernate or become a bit sluggish, but in the summer I am out in the back yard with the tort everyday. Watching it and making the outside pen better. I find myself eating more healthy too do the fact that I have learned what veggies are best for the tort. Do you know what kind of turtle you want? There are different kinds. There are aquatic, box, and land/ tortoises. Sulcata, pancake, Russian, ect Here have a look: http://www.backwaterreptiles.com/tortois... If you are just starting out I suggest a dessert tortoise. Example a Russian Tortoise. I have one and I am glad I do. They are small (males 5-6inches) and are very docile torts. They are the perfect tort. They are fun and relatively easy to take care of, but do need special care as a tortoise is an exotic animal. In my opinion (I have parakeets, cocktails, and chickens) birds are more costly. The vet charges me more for a bird than this tort. Female birds like a cocktail needs a light as well (suns rays) so take your pick. If your parents allow you to have it know that you do need to spend money on it. Any reptile is not cheap and neither are tortoises. You need to make sure to get it to a vet when you first get it and get at least one check up with your local tortoise vet once a year (you want to check for parasites; if your tort has parasites it can't hibernate and having parasites is not good for it's heath that is why you must get it into a vet). So you do need money. Maybe doing odd jobs will get you some money either from parents or some other relative. My local exams are @40 dollars and @50 dollars for a fesses check (poop check) They are expensive. Yes they are. Not what they eat, but as all reptiles need a UVB and UVA light; I would go with Zoomed Power sun (50.00 bucks, but well worth it). Many bulbs do not give off both light spectrum's so getting the right bulb is critical to your animals healthy; bone growth and to avoid shell rot or bone deficiency. The lamp would cost 12-25 bucks and the bulbs 50 bucks. Plus your electricity bill +20 dollars or so per month. They are expensive. Make sure that you can buy what it needs and that you can maintain it. My best advice to you is read as much information as you can. This will either make you want it more or maybe you can reconsider a land tort and go for an aquatic one instead. Lamp: Get a chick lamp not a reptile light as the reptile lights burn out your bulb really fast. @12 bucks at your local ranch feed store (where they sell horses and chicken foods). Bulbs: http://www.lllreptile.com/products/72-zo... Here is how it's home should look like: http://russiantortoise.net/care_sheet.ht... Here is more additional information: http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/beginner-mistakes.45180/ http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Russian-Tortoise/ http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-russian.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fnJJCLbG0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py7Zz79iuic Hope I helped out. If you have questions just e-mail me :)
    8 answers · Reptiles · 4 years ago
  • Idea's for stocking my tank?

    Best answer: Hi :) The cherry's can stay in your tank just get more of them (6+) your tank is big enough. They are aggressive towards themselves if they are not in groups. (Schooling fish like Dinos, Endlers, Rasboras, Neon tetras, Silver tipped tetras ect). With any lobster you might find fish dead. Usually they are a one species only tank.... show more
    Best answer: Hi :) The cherry's can stay in your tank just get more of them (6+) your tank is big enough. They are aggressive towards themselves if they are not in groups. (Schooling fish like Dinos, Endlers, Rasboras, Neon tetras, Silver tipped tetras ect). With any lobster you might find fish dead. Usually they are a one species only tank. The ones you want grow small, but they eat fish so if you want them be aware that at night while your fish are resting they might attack them. Lobsters eat shrimps. I would suggest that you get cherry red shrimp instead of the lobsters. Shrimp go well with community tanks while lobsters don't. Some community fish might snack on your shrimp though. The shark...boy you picked quite the aggressive fish. http://www.fishlore.com/profiles_rainbow... These fish are usually not suitable for community tanks although I have seen tanks that are fine. I think the way to make it work is for you to not have any bottom dwellers, but him. They will chase and kill any fish that comes into their territory. What kind of tank were you going for? I guess you can have angels as you have a big enough tank and Angels are semi-aggressive fish. Check your stock here and what kind of fish would be compatible with each other: http://aqadvisor.com/ http://www.myaquariumclub.com/complete-f...
    1 answer · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Why do my friends always leave me out of converstaions and what can I do about it?

    Best answer: They are not interested in what you are saying clearly. Both of them are closer or share more commonalities that you. Get better friends that do like your input into conversations. It is very annoying for your opinion and topics to not be taken into consideration. I would suggest to be you. Why must you mold yourself into something... show more
    Best answer: They are not interested in what you are saying clearly. Both of them are closer or share more commonalities that you. Get better friends that do like your input into conversations. It is very annoying for your opinion and topics to not be taken into consideration. I would suggest to be you. Why must you mold yourself into something you are not for people to like you? What can you do? Be yourself and find more friends that do like your input. Get friends that do not ignore you. They are ignoring you. Are you in middle or HS? Things like this happen all the time. It is called clicks. A group of girls will leave out one. When the other girl is absent then the other will have no choice, but to talk to you. You are the 3rd wheel friend. Sorry harsh truth. Just get real friends.
    5 answers · Friends · 4 years ago
  • Do binaural beats work on betta fish?

    Best answer: Hi Punkin eater I don' think fish like it.... If they are small dudes I know for sure they would hate it. Bigger fish can handle more I think... ? Good question.
    Best answer: Hi Punkin eater I don' think fish like it.... If they are small dudes I know for sure they would hate it. Bigger fish can handle more I think... ? Good question.
    3 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • How much sand?

    Best answer: Depends on your set up. Do you have MTS that can move the sand for you? Is your tank a freshwater tank? I would say that 1-2 inches is good for a sand bed no more. Keep a little extra as each time you siphon the substrate you will loose some. You have to move the sand with chopsticks or your fingers to remove air pockets each time... show more
    Best answer: Depends on your set up. Do you have MTS that can move the sand for you? Is your tank a freshwater tank? I would say that 1-2 inches is good for a sand bed no more. Keep a little extra as each time you siphon the substrate you will loose some. You have to move the sand with chopsticks or your fingers to remove air pockets each time you do a weekly water change. If you have the sand in a planted tank then I would strongly suggest you get MTS they move the sand for you. Cool little snails. I hope I helped you out. I have an Oscar and about 2 inches of sand. She likes to spit the sand out and just slam herself in the sand for fun. She moves the sand constantly, but I still move it during the weekly water changes. I also have sand in my goldfish tank. For goldfish I only keep around 1/2inch deep of sand. No more. It just depends on what your set up is :) Hope I helped out.
    3 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Is My Betta Fish Dying?

    Best answer: Hi :) Take a panty hose and slide it across the rock; if the panty hose gets stuck then so can you fish; take it out. I think it is your water. If you don't have your test kits for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate I would urge to get them. http://www.apifishcare.com/aquarium/water-testing/test-kits Your water can look clean, but... show more
    Best answer: Hi :) Take a panty hose and slide it across the rock; if the panty hose gets stuck then so can you fish; take it out. I think it is your water. If you don't have your test kits for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate I would urge to get them. http://www.apifishcare.com/aquarium/wate... Your water can look clean, but fish pee through their gills and you can't see that. If you were to test your water you might be surprised that there is toxic ammonia in the water. See fish are feed and they poop and pee. This waste or should I say their own waste kills them. So you have to do water changes. Do you have a filter? A simple sponge filter would be good to have that way your tank can cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXcFEZhh... So do a water change. Do a 35% water change right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Re04cY... Then after today do 25% water changes every other day for @3 weeks. Your tank will cycle. Here is more about cycling a tank. Usually fish do well, but then they start to get sick and die. Every time your fish is not eating he is sick and you must do water changes. http://bettasplendid.weebly.com/cycling-for-dummies.html So your water sits at 62F during the day? At night do you know how much it drops? Big fluctuating temperatures can kill your fish especially if that fish is a tropical fish. I would get a heater. If you have a 4-5 gallon tank a 25 watt self adjustable heater would be something good to invest. The heater will heat up the water and it will keep a constant temperature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OYY2FEuVAg http://www.bettafish.com/ http://www.myaquariumclub.com/myths-and-the-truth-about-betta-care-1894.html Let me know how your fish is doing :) If you are unsure just e-mail me and I can walk you through the cycling process. Angela_65@ymail.com
    1 answer · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Aquarium stocking Ideas?

    Best answer: Hello I would suggest that if your tank is semi planted or fully planted to only add one other gourami. Event then you are risking the issue of aggression and fighting. They are aggressive fish to each other. They leave others alone. They are from the family of Bettas. Be very careful. To be safe I would only have one per tank. Two... show more
    Best answer: Hello I would suggest that if your tank is semi planted or fully planted to only add one other gourami. Event then you are risking the issue of aggression and fighting. They are aggressive fish to each other. They leave others alone. They are from the family of Bettas. Be very careful. To be safe I would only have one per tank. Two if your tank is heavily planted. I hope you get a pair and not two males. The school of cory catfish sound good. What kind are you going for? Juli catifish are really cool and also Panda cory catfish. There are albino ones too. 10-12 zebra dinos are good. Tetras too Neon or Cardinals. Rasboras are good as well. You can have in your 30gallon tank two kinds of schooling fish. Each made up of 8+ members or so. If you would prefer to have a bigger school you can have 20 of something or mix and match. Do not overstock your tank unless you want to be doing more additional water changes. http://aqadvisor.com/ Plug in your numbers. Your stock should not be over 100%
    2 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • My fish has dropsy from overfeeding. NOW WHAT???

    Best answer: Hi Are his scales "pine coning" or sticking out? Dropsy is almost always fatal. It is due to interior parasites or other organ failure like the kidneys. http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com/2006/11/betta-with-dropsy.html Does your fish have dropsy or is it just bloated? I am glad you cleaned the water. Now just keep cleaning... show more
    Best answer: Hi Are his scales "pine coning" or sticking out? Dropsy is almost always fatal. It is due to interior parasites or other organ failure like the kidneys. http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com/200... Does your fish have dropsy or is it just bloated? I am glad you cleaned the water. Now just keep cleaning the water every other day. Only remove 1/4 of the water and do not feed for the next few days. His bloating should go down. A bowl is not a suitable home for a Betta fish. A Betta fish needs a 3gallon tank minimum. I have mine in a 5gallon tank and hope to upgrade him to a 10gallon tank. You need a filter. Sponge filters are cheap and work great for Bettas. Please make one and put inside his bowl until you can upgrade him to a bigger tank. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9fT_zoJv... Bettas are tropical fish and need a heater. This helps them digest their food better and have a better immune system so they will not get sick. With bowls you run the risk of cooking your fish. That is why a 5gallon tank with a 25watt heater is best. Here is how to properly change your Bettas water. You should never take your fish out to make a water change. You should never replace all of the water only do a partial water change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Re04cYJ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OYY2FEuVAg Here is more info on how to take care of your Betta fish properly. http://www.myaquariumclub.com/myths-and-the-truth-about-betta-care-1894.html
    3 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Good tank mates for zebra danios in a 40 gallon?

    Best answer: HI :) 40gallon huh? You need more Dinos! They are a schooling species and you should probably get a few more of them. 8+ Seems to me that you need more schooling fish. Ready? Here pick (You need 7+, but having a school of 10+ is way better). Rasboras, Endlers, Neon or Cardinal Tetras, silver tipped tetras,phoenix rasboras, Chili... show more
    Best answer: HI :) 40gallon huh? You need more Dinos! They are a schooling species and you should probably get a few more of them. 8+ Seems to me that you need more schooling fish. Ready? Here pick (You need 7+, but having a school of 10+ is way better). Rasboras, Endlers, Neon or Cardinal Tetras, silver tipped tetras,phoenix rasboras, Chili Rasboras, Celestial Pearl Danio, Microdevario kubotai, ember tetras, ect. Get some more schooling fish :) Get your janitors. All tanks must have a janitor. Get some type of cory cats. Juli cory cats are nice and available anywhere. Get some! Get a school of them and watch them go through your substrate to clean. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_... Also you can have nerite snails. My favorite is the horned nerite and these snails are not pests. They do not reproduce in freshwater so you won't have a snail issue. Good cleaners. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_... Your frog would probably want company. Why don't you get two to three more? I am sure the one would love to have company. If your tank is a planted tank maybe having some shrimps would be good too. Ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp. Shrimp need cover. If you have ADFrogs they might eat the shrimp, but with good cover the shrimp will hide and clean your tank :) http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_... Here check your stock and stock your tank accordingly. http://bubblesandbettas.blogspot.com/p/betta-diseases.html How long have you been in the hobby? You can add some aggressive fish to a peaceful community tank. You can make it work, if you are new to fish keeping I would not add any semi aggressive or aggressive fish. If you have experience go for it. Angles will fin nip so don't get those. However, you can have a dwarf gourami. Only one though. http://www.petsmart.com/live-pet/live-fish/dwarf-gourami-zid36-15253/cat-36-catid-700002 Or have Apistos they are cichlids and are good fish to have (very colorful). http://www.dwarfcichlid.com/Apistogramma.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBXE1oeGCp8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfCbN-q7Hvc
    4 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Which water is suitable for fish aquarium ???? i mean mineral water or ground water?

    Best answer: Hi :) General question so I will go with the general answer (reef tanks and such use different water (Reverse Osmosis/DI). Best water for a freshwater tank would be well water. However, most of us are on city water.
    Best answer: Hi :) General question so I will go with the general answer (reef tanks and such use different water (Reverse Osmosis/DI). Best water for a freshwater tank would be well water. However, most of us are on city water.
    9 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • What fish can be kept in a 10 gallon aquarium with a betta?

    Best answer: Hi :) Betta Fish are not easy to get along with. They are aggressive. Even with Female Betta Sororities you can have a lot of issues. A Betta Fish will be fine and happy by himself no need for tank mates. If you must have tank mates because you want something else in there then I would go with a Mystery Snail or Nerite Snail. The... show more
    Best answer: Hi :) Betta Fish are not easy to get along with. They are aggressive. Even with Female Betta Sororities you can have a lot of issues. A Betta Fish will be fine and happy by himself no need for tank mates. If you must have tank mates because you want something else in there then I would go with a Mystery Snail or Nerite Snail. The best bet is with something that has a shell; it can at least protect itself. They are easy to take care of: http://www.applesnail.net/content/care.p... Even with snails your Betta can still harass it. This is what you don't want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yfd5pqEk... All Betta's are different. Some are nicer than others. I had a Betta that would not tolerate anybody inside his tank not even a snail. So if your Betta does not accept the snail then have plan B. Plan B is another tank that is cycled, heated, and filtered and if you can't provide Plan B don't get any tank mates and play it safe. Your Betta will either accept a tank mate or it won't and kill it. See on this video how the mystery snail is able to fully come out and not get bitten? That is what you want, but with Betta's you don't know unless you try: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_pd0Kmh...
    2 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • What can I give my betta fish to eat?

    Best answer: Hi :) If your fish is not eating Hikary there is something wrong in the water that is making your fish sick. Do a 25% water change. You need to be doing water changes. Remove the water (it may look clean to you, but it is not to the fish) and replace it with new conditioned water. Here:... show more
    Best answer: Hi :) If your fish is not eating Hikary there is something wrong in the water that is making your fish sick. Do a 25% water change. You need to be doing water changes. Remove the water (it may look clean to you, but it is not to the fish) and replace it with new conditioned water. Here: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/how-to-car... How big is your tank? If you have your Betta in a bowl upgrade to a tank. All fish should be housed correctly to avoid issues such as yours.
    4 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • What LIVE plants are best for tiger batbs?

    Best answer: Hi :) Your best bet is driftwood and cheap plants. If you want real plants start off with cheap plants. If you feed them well I think they should leave your plants alone. You just have try it. Driftwood and Java fern (java fern narrow leaf, Java fern lace, ect Java fern's) tie to driftwood using just cotton tread. These plants... show more
    Best answer: Hi :) Your best bet is driftwood and cheap plants. If you want real plants start off with cheap plants. If you feed them well I think they should leave your plants alone. You just have try it. Driftwood and Java fern (java fern narrow leaf, Java fern lace, ect Java fern's) tie to driftwood using just cotton tread. These plants you don't plant into the substrate they attach to driftwood. Java moss is a good one. Also anubias there are so many types I have nana and the regular one on a bunch of driftwood and it looks really cool. You can also do jungle valve in the back with the driftwood. Try the java and go from there. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrgw6R9...
    2 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Can i keep just one affrican cichlid in a 20 gallon long tank?

    Best answer: Hi Yes you can. Dwarf Cichlids are your best bet. You don't want the 6 inch ones though so please do some research before getting any. I would suggest you keep German Blue Rams; maybe a pair make sure that they are a pair if not just keep one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSktlogz...
    Best answer: Hi Yes you can. Dwarf Cichlids are your best bet. You don't want the 6 inch ones though so please do some research before getting any. I would suggest you keep German Blue Rams; maybe a pair make sure that they are a pair if not just keep one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSktlogz...
    2 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Should i return my sick betta?

    Best answer: If you have a filtered, cycled, and heated tank and your fish still gets fin rot then that is not good. Can you post a picture? Can you tell me your tank size? Heater and temp? Filter? Food? How many water changes do you do per week and how much do you take out? Is your tank cycled? You really don't need ROD water all you need... show more
    Best answer: If you have a filtered, cycled, and heated tank and your fish still gets fin rot then that is not good. Can you post a picture? Can you tell me your tank size? Heater and temp? Filter? Food? How many water changes do you do per week and how much do you take out? Is your tank cycled? You really don't need ROD water all you need is tap water. Before putting in the new water you use a water conditioner to take out chlorine and chlorimine. Does ROD water make your PH lower? What is your PH in ppm? Well I use tap and my fish don't get fin rot. I use Seachem Prime as my water conditioner. Hi :) No reason why you need to give it back. You know what you need to do? Water changes! simple water changes. Do 25% water changes every other day and his fin rot will go away. You don't have to get any meds. Just water changes will do. Here read this: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/a-quick-ru... If your Betta gets worse or not any better you want to double check if you are giving him a good home. A Betta needs a sponge filter; do one yourself. They are inexpensive and easy to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3_ofmL... A tank not a bowl, vase, or 1g tank. They need a minimum of a 3g tank or a 5.5-10g tank. If you need to upgrade to a bigger please do so. They also need a heater. A small heater will cost you anywhere from 10-15 bucks that is not too bad. They are tropical fish and need a heater. Please learn how to properly house your fish. Fin rot is common to have when you get the fish, but if you have the set up correctly they should recover. Let me know if you have further questions. Angela_65@ymail.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OYY2FEu...
    4 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Planeria problem.....?

    Best answer: Hi I agree with PeeTee, To add to what he said I would not use copper; it is way way too risky you can kill your fish not just inverts. The fish will eat them. They are part of your tank now; they will be diminishing little by little you need to have more patience. Do you really dislike them? Get rid of them then.... show more
    Best answer: Hi I agree with PeeTee, To add to what he said I would not use copper; it is way way too risky you can kill your fish not just inverts. The fish will eat them. They are part of your tank now; they will be diminishing little by little you need to have more patience. Do you really dislike them? Get rid of them then. http://greenleafaquariums.com/products/n... This is your best bet. It does not kill inverts and it is very effecting .One dose is all you need.
    3 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • I have been maintainin my fresh water aquarium since 2009. It's a large one having its dimension as: 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 3ft (H).?

    Best answer: Ok. Check your stock here: http://aqadvisor.com/ I believe your tank is way way overstocked. Overstocked tanks lead to fish fighting (aggression), illness, and death. Did you change your substrate to sand? Did you make sure your canister was seeded prior to taking out the UGF? Once you change out the gravel and UGF then just test... show more
    Best answer: Ok. Check your stock here: http://aqadvisor.com/ I believe your tank is way way overstocked. Overstocked tanks lead to fish fighting (aggression), illness, and death. Did you change your substrate to sand? Did you make sure your canister was seeded prior to taking out the UGF? Once you change out the gravel and UGF then just test your water for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate: http://www.apifishcare.com/aquarium/wate... If you test and you have any ammonia or nitrite do a large 50% water change. If you have 40ppm of nitrates do a water change and try to keep them at 20-30ppm. I would re-home some of your fish. You just have too much going on. Too much poop and not enough space. Either re-home some of your fish or do more frequent water changes around 75% twice a week. Catfish? Silver dollar? Bala shark? Dude those fish are huge. A 77g is not even enough. Silver dollars require a school (6+ of them) and need a minimum of 300gallon tank. The Bala shark are huge and school you need a minimum of 100g for each one and you need at least 5 of them. They are some of the most abused fish because people don't know how big they could get; many aquarists state that those fish should not be allowed in aquariums. What kind of catfish do you have? Warning wall of text ahead read at your own risk! Hi :) What kind of fish do you have? Do you mean you have a hard time siphoning out the gunk? Your tank set up, your filter power, and water stability (e.g PH preference) depend on the kind of fish you have. Your tank is @ a 77G tank or so give or take. Like I said tank set up depends on the fish you have, but here is my opinion. A tank can support and process the fishes waste with a canister filter; I have one and it does a great job. UGFs were introduced in the 70's and I prefer canisters. You do not need the UGF. Do you want to keep the UGF? In my opinion UGFs you can't really clean them because the media is the UGF the gravel above it. When I removed my UGF I found all kinds of gunk underneath it. If your nitrates are high I would definitely remove it completely. The muck is probably just brown algae (diatoms) and some Nerite snails will help eat the algae and clean. Do you have a Pleco or any other kinds of janitors in your tank? (Well I guess a Pleco is not much of a janitor, but they do help). If you want to keep the UGF just get some Nerite snails and they should help with the brown algae. The canister will kick up and work; what kind of canister did you get? If you don't want the UGF anymore here is what you need to do: Wait around a month and just keep the UGF to seed your other filter. During this time the new canister filter will grow strong (beneficial bacteria will colonize) and then just remove the gravel and your UGF. Your tank will still function (the nitrification cycle is still working) so you don't need your UGF anymore. If you have fish in your tank I would remove them and place them in a tub with a heater and filter ect if they are a tropical type species of fish. If you have too much muck that is. If not just do it with the fish inside the tank. Doing a substrate change is not hard. If you want to keep gravel just remove the UGF and take some gravel out. You don't need a deep bed of gravel since you don't have the UGF anymore. About 1-2 inches of gravel. After you remove the UGF just do a partial water change and call it good :) Place your fish back. If you want sand as a substrate: Remove the gravel and the UGF. Ugh you are going to probably have a lot of gunk. Don't worry. Just get it done it will clear up. It will be mucky, but with time the substrate will get cleaner and cleaner. What you don't want to do is over clean and take too much water out. You can do 35% water changes once a week and each time you do a water change you clean your substrate a bit. Then place your new substrate. Gravel holds a lot of gunk. Too much for me. I prefer sand. I have black sand on one of my tanks and white sand in the other. Sand is not that hard to take care of and looks more natural. You can get regular pool sand and its cheap and works great! Just rinse rinse until the sand is clean then add it. Let me know if you have any more questions happy to help you out! When you get your tank set up send me an updated pic! :)
    1 answer · Fish · 4 years ago