I'd have to check with my parents but depending on where you live I'd be willing to give one or two away.I've never said this about baby fish before, not they are cute and I want some!
Hmm, I'm in the D.C. area, so no, I doubt that we could meet up. BUT, I've been considering getting some for my ten gal. Do you have any tips to keep them successfully?I'd have to check with my parents but depending on where you live I'd be willing to give one or two away.
We can't go to another state or more than a few hours away (my parent would never let me just to drop off some fish) but if you're close enough I'd hope my parents MIGHT let me give you some
Make sure if you have a male that he has a cave. My female is out and about but my male is a full bottom dweller and likes his caves.Hmm, I'm in the D.C. area, so no, I doubt that we could meet up. BUT, I've been considering getting some for my ten gal. Do you have any tips to keep them successfully?
Sounds good!I have nothing in the tank right now, it's empty. My Betta is supposed to be living in there, but had been sickly on and off for the last 4 ish months, and might just live out the rest of her days in the hospital tank. I won't be getting any fish though until I know for sure the Betta's living situation. The tank is already scaped with sand, so at least that's covered! Also, I know not to put the Bettas and peacocks together, don't worry about me making that mistake. If I ever need to travel to NC, I'll make sure to pm you about the fish!
Man... Sounds like that betta has been through the ringer...I am plagued by crypts, and I have java ferns. My Betta has always looked malnourished, she just kinda came from Petco (I plan to never shop there again) that way. She was doing fine for the first 4-5 months, and then due to a tank housing situation, I tried moving her to my 29 gal, where the current was too strong and caused enough stress that she succumbed to fin rot. When I saw this happen, I got her set up in the hospital tank, where she quickly threw off the fin rot, and SLOWLY started to regrow her fins. At this point, the reason she had been removed from the 10 gal in the first place had been taken care of, so I was able to put her back in that once she was ready. That was late may, early June. That is when I tried and failed at shrimp. She tried to eat one the first time she saw it, but after being in time out, and just watching, she stopped being a predator, and more of spectator as to what the shrimp were up to. But she was being super lethargic, and her fins stopped regrowing. The shrimp were disappearing, and I wondered if it was because she was eating them when I wasn't looking or something (I don't really know why the shrimp failed, it was just a hypothesis at the time). So back into the hospital tank she went until I could hopefully take care of the shrimp. She was doing okay ish for a while, but then around July she suddenly lost a ton of finnage again! I don't want to cause kidney failure by doing too much salt for too long, so I have to be careful and keep in mind how long she's in the salted water. She's been doing better lately, at least recovered the finnage that she had before the last turn. But her fins stopped growing back, and she hangs out at the bottom until I come to say hello and give food, so I don't really know when she'll be able to go back to the 10 gal.
Sorry for this long life story, but you did technically ask for it!
That could be it!I think it was the strong current in the 29 gal that I had to put her in for a while that stressed her out. But yes, I completely tore down the 10 gal last weekend and changed the sand out for new sand. The sand that was originally in there was turning dark gray around the seiryu stone I had in there, and I think harboring dormant cyanobacteria (I'm not sure, just say that because I could see it through the glass). So I have replaced that sand for new, pool filter sand, and I didn't put the stone back in.
Thanks for being concerned about my Betta and having the patience to read such a long reply when your post was supposed to be about your gudgeons!