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Tetra1990 08-01-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Melika2928 (Post 2589444)

Don't know. It's gone now. While trying to find out I came across a few sites saying a good parasite fighter/preventer is soaking a bettas food in juice from garlic. Anyone else hear of it?

I've heard of the garlic thing before. Never personally tried it.

FishieKeeper429 08-01-2013 09:23 PM

Was pleasantly surprised when I got healthy reading on all of my tanks :D

Melika2928 08-01-2013 09:32 PM

Set up a birthing tank for my platys, just need a divider, and made a sponge/gravel filter. Fed blanched zucchini to my fish today. Watching it disappear before my eyes. My loaches r going crazy!

shellieca 08-01-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Melika2928 (Post 2589444)

Don't know. It's gone now. While trying to find out I came across a few sites saying a good parasite fighter/preventer is soaking a bettas food in juice from garlic. Anyone else hear of it?

Yes. It is often suggested; usually to entice a fish to eat. Some fish foods have garlic in it.

Melika2928 08-01-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by shellieca (Post 2590670)

Yes. It is often suggested; usually to entice a fish to eat. Some fish foods have garlic in it.

Thank you. I think I will try it. Just need to buy garlic!

Bearchumjs 08-01-2013 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2589950)

Yes, thank you, I want to get it - have the plastic wrap for now, lol. I was hoping someone here local had it but no!

I have to order it!

I have a little bit cloudy water right now, maybe get a clarifier.

Betta's old tank had tons of plants just growing loose every where, so he's having an interesting time getting used to the wide open space.

The first night, when I walked by the tank it scared him and he darted into the side of the glass and laid there a bit stunned for awhile, seems to have recovered fine.

Feeding is hard as the water at the top is moving around so much he doesn't really care for that. :(

I'm glad you have plastic wrap! It's better than nothing!

I put smooth stones on top of the fountain thing and that really helped with the water movement.

Bearchumjs 08-01-2013 10:51 PM

Hooray! I got the 10g salt tank cleaned today! Now Blue (my yellow tailed blue damsel) is mad at me and hiding. Lol!

CephalopodCove 08-01-2013 11:15 PM

Came down to show my cousin and friend my tanks, I'm showing my berried shrimp to my cousin and my friend calls me to the other tank. He says 'Reference(my betta) is missing'. I look all over and realize the poor thing got stuck in this dragons mouth *not picture of him in there, just the only pic of the decoration* I turned the bubbler off and moved the dragon and he shook himself free. It doesn't seen like he's cut or his fins are damaged but he seemed q bit startled. I took a piece of filter sponge and wedged it into the dragons mouth so hit can't get in there anymore. I know that bettas can get wedged in small holes but I really thought he was too big for that space. Hopefully he's still okay.

CephalopodCove 08-01-2013 11:17 PM

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huma-huma 08-02-2013 02:20 AM

attempted to fix the plumbing on my 125g SW skimmer.....and failed....horribly...

cbourg746 08-02-2013 12:24 PM

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Went home for lunch and couldn't find my arowana. Looked behind the tank and found this on the floor......

Samzter 08-02-2013 12:26 PM

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Went home for lunch and couldn't find my arowana. Looked behind the tank and found this on the floor......

Is he dead?

cbourg746 08-02-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Samzter (Post 2591448)

Is he dead?

Stiff as a board! I could've used it as a toothpick.

Samzter 08-02-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2591449)

Stiff as a board! I could've used it as a toothpick.

Aww :( was he expensive?

cbourg746 08-02-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Samzter (Post 2591452)

Aww :( was he expensive?

$50....

Fresh2o 08-02-2013 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2591459)

$50....

Ouch. Sorry to hear about that.

cbourg746 08-02-2013 01:00 PM

Second one ive lost like this. Took every precaution I thought I could. It managed to jump out of a hole by the filter intake that is about the diameter of my pinkie finger. No more arowanas for me!!!

shellieca 08-02-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2591490)
Second one ive lost like this. Took every precaution I thought I could. It managed to jump out of a hole by the filter intake that is about the diameter of my pinkie finger. No more arowanas for me!!!

Its amazing how fish can find a way to get out. Sorry you lost another one.

Oohitsae 08-02-2013 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2591490)
Second one ive lost like this. Took every precaution I thought I could. It managed to jump out of a hole by the filter intake that is about the diameter of my pinkie finger. No more arowanas for me!!!

That's exactly how my wild Bettas are/were!
You basically had to Saran Wrap the top of the tank and put something around it to hold it down so they couldn't get out. Lost soo many beauties to having a teensy hole in a piece of craft mesh for a wire or two to run out.

I'm sorry you lost him!


Anyways, all I've done so far today is turn my lights on and do a baby check in the breeding tanks/nets. Will probably do w/c's on everything so I don't have to mess with it this weekend, but considering not to because I already did most of them yesterday.

Oh, I did get some baby koi angels today though! Smaller than pea size right now so I'm doing a VERY slow drip acclimation in them, it's been an hour so far, will probably go 2 hours on them.

Autumnsky 08-02-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2591443)
Went home for lunch and couldn't find my arowana. Looked behind the tank and found this on the floor......

Oh, nooooo, so sorry for your loss, that is just awful. Ouch, that hurts. :nono:

So sorry. Awful and amazing how they can get out like that. I have had smaller ones jump, it is crazy how small a hole.


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