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  1. hurgerburger

    Is inbreeding bristlenose plecos ok?

    Hello, I've had a breeding pair of bristlenose plecos for around 6 years now, but sadly just the other day the female, KitKat, passed away. I do still want to continue breeding plecos, however. My male (Zuko) is a fantastic dad, he spawns every month or so without fail. I know snake inbreeding...
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    New forum idea—for kids?

    that's true, but there could be some incentive like a junior fishkeeper badge or something, or maybe exclusive access to starting threads on the kids forum? and direct messaging would also be turned off for those accounts. And I think overall, asking for age would make the forum a safer space...
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    New forum idea—for kids?

    very true. There might be a way to make it safe, like maybe having a thing ask for age when you sign up? but idk if that's foolproof
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    New forum idea—for kids?

    This was an idea that just occurred to me the other day, but maybe we could set up a new section of the forum for kids who need help with fish tanks? I noticed that a lot of the newcomers here seem to be <13, and since they can't buy their own stuff and might need more patience, it might be nice...
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    My betta is sick! Please see if anyone could give some suggestions

    It's probably dropsy by the looks of it... and usually that's fatal- not sure how to deal with dropsy. but it could also be overfeeding- how much do you feed him? 4 pellets twice per day is the most I would do, and no more than 5 at once. But your ammonia looks high- anything above zero is a...
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    small plants

    does anyone have any ideas for plants that would fit in the foreground mid ground and background of a 6 gallon cube? I won’t be doing co2, but i’ll have a good light. it’ll be ~78 degrees. Also, if you have any fun aquascaping ideas for a small tank, i’d love to hear them!
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    What’s your worst nightmare regarding your fish/pets?

    are we talking about real nightmares? because that would probably be the dream i had where i dropped a bottle of windex in my 20 gallon. Otherwise, probably an extended power outage in the winter (though that probably won’t happen since i live near a hospital)
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    betta color change- good bad or normal?

    and it turns out what I thought was bloating was just a normal full belly
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    betta color change- good bad or normal?

    update: I've been feeding him 4 pellets daily (will eventually work up to more food) for maybe 5 days now and I can already see new fin growth and the bases of his scales are a bright blue again! I'm so glad this forum exists, thank you all :)
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    how bad is it to not soak betta pellets?

    Everywhere i look online and on this forum it says to always soak betta pellets before you feed them. I would do this, however my betta can’t manage to catch sinking pellets, and so i have to scoop them back out with a net every time. I could probably teach him to catch them, but i haven’t...
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    betta color change- good bad or normal?

    I've had a betta since the beginning of 2021, and just this past week I noticed he changed color a bit. underside: greenish blue --> whitish greenish blue sides: vibrant blue --> greyish blue head: black --> grey. there is also a slightly darker stripe running down his side that I haven't...
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    Will having an unstocked tank mess with the cycle?

    If I were to remove a betta fish from a 5 gallon tank for ~2 weeks and put him back after, would anything bad happen in terms of ammonia spikes? it is planted and there are a bunch of small unidentified snails
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    how to maintain an uncycled 2.5 gallon for a couple of weeks?

    That's true, I didn't even think of that. I would have to train the fish, he often misses food even when I drop it right in front of him. But I'll put that on the guide as an alternative. Thanks! And also, welcome to the forum :)! These guys have saved my butt a million times
  14. hurgerburger

    how to maintain an uncycled 2.5 gallon for a couple of weeks?

    Just wanted to reply to my own thread, what I'm going to be doing is suggest either an 80% water change daily as betta fish produce 1ppm of ammonia per gallon per day, which would equate to .4 ppm in a 2.5 gallon per day, which is frankly too much, or I'll encourage them to buy zeolite and a...
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    how to maintain an uncycled 2.5 gallon for a couple of weeks?

    so should I tell them to bring the 5 gallon home? I'm kind of nervous about it, it's pretty heavy and I honestly feel like it would be more risky to bring that than just bring the 2.5 gallon and have them do a lot of water changes. I could also have them put some of the filter media in the 2.5...
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    how to maintain an uncycled 2.5 gallon for a couple of weeks?

    I have been babysitting my choir class's pet betta fish for a little over a year now because of covid, and I've been working on a maybe-too-in-depth care guide so that when I eventually give him back he won't instantly die. Right now he's in a planted 5 gallon tank, a bit of an upgrade from the...