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  1. VickyChaiTea

    Snake Help

    Vibora is spot on with their advice.   I've had corn snakes for 5 years and I currently have 3. All have always eaten frozen/thawed and I highly recommend it. Fortunately, corn snakes are usually the easiest to convert if they've had live before.   I would like to offer alternative advice to...
  2. VickyChaiTea

    Piranha Tank

    dbanner pretty much hit the nail on the head, and described every account I've heard from people who've owner piranhas. I've never owned them, but we have some permanent residents at work.   I think they're beautiful fish, those random sparkling scales and bright red bellies are just eye...
  3. VickyChaiTea

    Genderless Guppies?!

    Probably just female. Pics?
  4. VickyChaiTea

    Nano Tank - 10 Gallon

    Great input so far. I suggest making it an invert tank, with little crabs or shrimp! Corals are more challenging, but you can always add them later. Just start out with LR and shrimp for now.   And, obviously, research heavily. My first saltwater tank is a 10gal crab tank, actually. My crab has...
  5. VickyChaiTea

    What Goes Well With A Betta?

    First of all- it depends on the bettas personality. You can pick the dullest mildest bottom dweller and there will always be a betta out there that will try and kill it.   That being said, that is usually not the case. General rule is: nothing with long flowing fins or brightly colored fins...
  6. VickyChaiTea

    Vegetables For Bristlenoses?

    I feed mine zucchini, but I hear you can also do blanched carrots.
  7. VickyChaiTea

    30 Gal Tank

    "Tell me if I am doing something wrong." I saw something wrong and I told you. Nobody was rude or insulting. We did EXACTLY what you asked. Your 75 is not gonn be big enough, sorry. I'd really appreciate it if you stayed, this forums a good resource for information.
  8. VickyChaiTea

    Can Lion Head Goldfish Be Aggressive Towards Other Fish.

    When animals are housed improperly, they experience stress. Your goldfishs stress is manifesting as aggression tword another fish. The goldfish is highly social, but he is the only one of his species in the tank. He also needs more space to swim and maintain good mental health, again something...
  9. VickyChaiTea

    Teddy Bear Crab Tank Mates? And Other Questions...

    Yeah, all the reading I did was about much smaller crabs. But.. he appears to match the description of P. vespertilio. just bigger. I actually had a hard time narrowing down his species/care info since there were so many other crabs called "teddy bears". He is reportedly from a customer who had...
  10. VickyChaiTea

    Should I Get Newts?

    Sorry, but this is terrible advice. There's not way they'd live their full 20+ year lifespan in a set up like that. (believe me... 20 is not old for a fire bellied newt)   -5 gallons (approx. 18 liters) - Yes! Sand is preferable. Gravel can be accidentally eaten and kill them. - 60-75F (15-23C)...
  11. VickyChaiTea

    30 Gal Tank

    Unfortunately, your tank is poorly stocked. :(   Bala sharks and schooling fish that get 10"+. So a group of 6, a proper school, will need a 125 gallon as adults.   Depending on the species of pleco, which is probably a common, it'll get 20"+ and...
  12. VickyChaiTea

    Bettas - Questions On Care....

    Nooooo goldfish, please! D:   I recommend a shrimp and snail tank over a betta. The little guys are less interactive, but more complex physically. So they're awesome to watch. Plus they breed!   I would disagree- bettas do fine without filters. But they do need their ammonia, nitrite, and...
  13. VickyChaiTea

    Help My Red Gourami

      Well, it would be unusual if all of your fish got sick at once. And unfortunately you have no idea how clean your water is by looking at it. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates (toxic to fish) don't make your water cloudy! So a test kit is extremely important.   The reason we even ask is because...
  14. VickyChaiTea

    Red Cherry Shrimp Unfiltered?

    Hmmm... have you tested your hardness? The calcium may be too low, especially in such acidic water. Alternatively, they could be succumbing to some kind of infection or old age. (they may have been old when you got them)   To answer your question- I'm pretty sure you could pull it off. I've seen...
  15. VickyChaiTea

    Teddy Bear Crab Tank Mates? And Other Questions...

    Erm...   He's kinda big. :[ So maybe no on tank mates then? (please excuse the cloudy water and algae, this is directly after a water change and I'm letting algae grow for any potential snails.) Just put a tape measurer to my hand and he's approx. 1.5" in carapace length.   Thank you sooooo...
  16. VickyChaiTea

    I Am Going To Breed !

    I agree, pics!
  17. VickyChaiTea

    Does Every Fish Keeper Do This Or Is It Just Me?

    Not weird at all! I don't redecorate nearly that often but almost every week I switch things up. :)
  18. VickyChaiTea

    The Guppy Tank

    Those fry in the first picture. <3 They all look nice and healthy.
  19. VickyChaiTea

    Teddy Bear Crab Tank Mates? And Other Questions...

    Long time no post! So I have this lil' P. vespertilio Teddy Bear Crab. I've had him for about 3 months and he seems to be doing well. I've narrowed his diet down to dried algae and frozen silversides, which he relishes.   My 1st question is, what can I keep with him, if anything? I'm not looking...
  20. VickyChaiTea

    Well My Goldfish Made It Through The Night.

      Actually, this is a BIG PROBLEM   Anybody worth their salt empties and refills horse troughs every day, if they get mosquitos.   Adding a fish will force the animals to drink ammonia. There will be fish feces in the water trough, it's a lazy mans way of dealing with mosquitoes. I think you...