Hi this is AmoretteCadenza. I recently set up my first aquarium! It's a 10 gallon tank, it was a starter kit and it came with a 5-15 gallon filter, a hood with two 15 watt bulbs (protected by a clear plastic cover so the fish don't jump up and get burnt), a packet of water conditioner, and some fish flakes I don't use lol.
I set it up on April 24th and put fish in it May 1st (when I got paid). I put 2 glowlight danios, 1 glowlight skirt tetra, 1 gold molly, 3 cory cats (emerald, julii, peppered), and 1 male crowntail betta. I'm pretty sure it's way overstocked, we'll be purchasing a glofish tank soon so no worries
I have plastic plants (too chicken to jump right into a planted community tank).
I watch my fishes behavior and the condition of their fins very closely and they all get along very well, my betta has never nipped or bit at anyone. I feed them tropical flakes, dried baby shrimp(for the betta every now and then), betta pellets, and sinking bottom feeder pellets.
Any tips for a newbie would really help! I did a lot of research, but I still feel very lost.
Also, I've had a time here recently trying to get the hang of feeding my betta Fífo
. I just recently purchased betta pellets, before he was eating tropical flakes and dried baby shrimp. When I came home from work two nights ago, I noticed he looked bloated. I left Fífo
in over night and then ended up taking him out of the tank yesterday and putting him in quarantine all day (scared he had dropsy). But I woke up this morning and Fífo
was fine (lots of waste in his cup). I put him back in the tank with the others, feed them flakes, put 2 betta pellets in for him and a small dried baby shrimp... Came back after getting cleaned up and he was bloated again
any tips on feeding a community tank? Next time I feed them I was thinking I'd just do flakes. Then then next day give him just 2 pellets... I've also noticed his tail fins have white tips... Help?