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LOGCHADS CANNOT STOP WINNING.LOGLETS NEED NOT APPLY.
>>4670235Logs make shrimp happy, simple as.
New thread already existed>>4663697>>4663697>>4663697
>>4670270>"New" >9 day old schizo thread.Its all so tiresome.
>>4670278My bake is better though, other one doesnt have /aqg/.If your jannie just dont ban me pls, i have been well behaved.
>Removing the forced meme and posting pictures on topic is bad!Mental illness.Anyway I finally got a decent photo of this fattie ember tetra.
Putting off removing this Val out of curiosity. It really does take over.
>>4670326Looks great, do you know the name of the clover like plant spreading in the bottom right?
>>4670332>>4670334Hydrocotyle tripartita 'Japan'. It's really easy to grow. Doesn't need to be planted into the substrate either.
>>4670339Cheers anon, easy to grow is what I want (need) to hear. Do you use co2? I'd love my plants to look like yours.
>>4670270shit thread thread that was made too early
>>4670287Is that the gold tetra? It looks niceIf it is, is it true that they are only gold in dirty water?
>>4670381Thanks, but mine are definitely ember tetras. Those gold tetras are interesting, it sounds tough to make them shine in captivity unfortunately.
>>4670401Ooooh gotcha, are the ember tetras supposed to color up further or are they always an orangeish hue?
>>4670403The males go deeper orange, but are constantly chasing each other so hard to photo. Im sure if i changed their food up, they would colour up more.
>>4670408Ah good to know, i always thought embers were more of a reddish hue but ive only ever seen them at lfs stores
Bump for Based
Not enough crabs in this thread
Are ember tetras a good fit with endler livebearers? I want something small but capable of controlling their numbers in a 20 gal
I have a 5 gallon filled with like. 10 amanos, holy shit this was a mistake, it's my absolute most boring tank. I hope they'll be less shy as they get bigger so I can actually see them do shit. My neocardenia mix tank is way more active and interesting. Someone suggested tossing like, 2 scarlet badis in, I suppose that's an option but keeping fish in a 5 feels dirty.
>>4670450badis are absolutely fine in a 5. other options include a single betta or male endlers, lot of tiny rasboras. 5 gallons is fine as a nanotank especially in freshwater. people run reefs in tanks that small.
>>4670450Take the soft water shrimp pill anon, 5 gal wouldnt cost much to fill/maintain at a good local fish shop. You can carry 5gal of water effortlessly, right anon?
>>4670451Alrighty got myself a 10 gallon for endlers and a betta. But Badis are my top option currently for it. The tank has more than enough snails, and i've got vinegar eels, so live food wise they should be content hopefully.
>>4670460Man, I'd like to but until I get a current living situation issue sorted, i cant buy anymore tanks, and I aint getting rid of my Amanos cause I do legit like them. If youre curious or want to make some suggestions though, heres my current set up:20 gallon long with hillstreams, corydoras, odessa barbs, and some danios that I dont know why i still got em. Since its overstocked its got a cannister and sump, but the sump is an interesting DIY set up i made using old betta tanks i found, so its got neos and assassins hanging in it. A 10 gallon UNS shallow with a cow pasture theme for my neosa 10 gallon standard with endlers and a betta and some trooper ghosts who refused to die. the above mentioned 5 gallon, its primarily purpose was a bonsai tree emersed growth experiment (ficus)a 40 gallon with 3 Apistos (1 male 2 female) 12 blu eye spotted rainbows, and whenever the endlers overpopulate the 10 gallon, the excess gets moved into the 40.
>>4670441No personal experience but sounds solid. They're both too nimble to nip each other, and nipping doesn't really happen in big enough groups anyway. Like 12-15 of each is perfectly fine in a 20, you could even get some kuhlis or cories to keep the bottom occupied.
>>4670346Thanks anon. I don't use C02. There's no need for the plants I'm using. Post pictures of your tank? It probably looks way better than you think.
How "mature" does a tank need to be for bamboo, or even vampire shrimp?LFS has some and I really want to get one for my community tank, but it's only three months old. It's fairly heavily planted, but I'd probably need more hardscape for it to get comfy in, plus I'm not sure if "mature" just means the plants are shedding and regrowing.
>>4670498for these shrimp tank maturity doesn't matter that much imo. what you need is 1. flow2. particulate dense water and/or spot feeding like you'd do for a coralHardscape doesn't matter that much nor do biofilms, mature plants are a plus but not necessary, the main things you want is a perch in a high flow area though my vampire shrimp would always make heavy use of caves.I've been able to keep bamboo shrimp to about the 1.5-2 year lifespan doing this though I have never had a vampire shrimp last more than that and apparently they can live ~2x as long. I recommend bamboo shrimp over vampire shrimp if you've never kept filter shrimp. especially if its a high-moderate light tank. My vampire shrimp would only ever come out when the lights were on if I let duckweed 100% take over the top.
>>4670505oh I also forgot to specify for feeding, something real fine, 0.5mm pellets or smaller. I would usually spotfeed him when I fed the tank, if he was at the top I would just kind of feed so that the flow would carry food to him, if he was sitting lower i'd put the food in some tweezers to get it down closer to him. I use a lot of nano-xtreme and aquarium coop fry food for full grown nanofish anyways though, the smaller pellets help distribute the same mass of food more evenly imo.
>>4670176>I'd be more into Innovative Marine if they didn't stick their ugly-ass logo on the glass of all their tanksThey don't do that anymore. Mine certainly doesn't have one, regardless of what the pictures look like on their site (some of their pictures don't seem to be updated) The only way to tell it's an IM system is a small sticker on the side, which I can obviously remove.>>4670204>what can I still manage good quality upkeep on if I'm sick, stressed out, have to move, things are going all wrong in my life?Great rule and very true for aquariums as well.
>>4670332Purty tank. Nice LEAF.
>>4670326Yeah jungle Val does that. It seems to grow wider after I trim it too.
Do you guys unplug your heater when you work in the tank? I just had the idea to do it and realized I had never thought to do it ever before.
>>4670514to be fair if you're keeping simple community aquariums maintenance doesn't increase that much beyond the first tank. I have 8 tanks and 3 terrariums under my care and the daily work is less than 5 minutes. I only have one tank that needs a regular water change and I have slowly increased the plant mass enough that it's finally getting pushed out, sub 10ppm nitrate lasts for ~6 weeks now when it used to be 3. And if you have AWC plumbed you can end up with legitimate near 0 maintenance systems. Terrariums are a little harder but imo it's a similar principle. Balance what you can and automate what you can't balance. I make sure my shit needs as little attention from me as possible explicitly because I don't want to have to feel trapped by it. I can go on vacation for a week without worrying about anything. Shit I had a power outage once while I was away for 72hours, no filters, no flow, no feeding, no light and I didn't lose anything.
Do any US sites/brands sell a 15 or 20 gal long rimless that isnt like 150 dollars
Wtf is this? I tried googling it and it said the fish probably got his eye damaged from aggression or rubbing against something. Will he be fine? He keeps going near the filter bubble stream.
>>4670571cute little claws
>>4670562Not really. One of the reasons why it's always pricier is because it tends to be made of low iron glass, whereas Aqueon glass is super green but at that thickness it's somewhat okay.If price is really that big a deal, you could always get glass panes, cut and silicone it together yourself (some places will cut it for you).
>>4670587sheeeeeeeit i done bought the mothafuckin $1/gal sale alreadyhow many times have i bought and sold these in my life lol
>>4670542My planted tank has it on a smart plug which I just switch off if I really need to, however it is laying horizontal in the back of the tank behind rockwork so it is completely unseen and submerged unless I am doing a 100% water change.For my reef tank it's in my sump connected to a controller so it's really rare that it would be exposed to air, and if I do plan on sump maintenance to that level I would just turn off the controller or set it to never turn on the heater.
i really like catfish
>>4670542i flick the switch on this powerboard which turns off everything.everything.
>>4670597Fugggg, brah. Imagine the smell
i really hate BBC (bacterial bloom circulation)when will it end?
>>4670594talking about exposing yourself to electricity anon not exposing heater to air.
>>4670597>wifeHe readily admitted that he's divorced/separated and used to have a kid.
>>4670625If your heater is shorted, your tank would be fish soup long before you decided to do maintenance. In what scenario do you imagine yourself being exposed to live current while your fish were somehow safe?
Well it happened boys... I ordered some beautiful blue ram's and they were all all DOA. Honestly didn't think I would ever been this torn up about fish but I'm devastated. What kind of stupid cunt ships tropical fish without a heat pack? In November??? And he didn't even put in the other fish and ig tried to scam me out of them. Very cool. I hate ordering fish online.
>>4670763Sorry to hear, anon. Ordering some shrimp online soon. I'm a little worried.
>>4670764That's what you get for disrespecting the bowl&log thread that was already up
this cute fella is so aggressive. I hope he doesn't eat the shrimp I got to clean his tank
>>4670772This is 100% factual and true. Shrimplads can join the club I think.
>>4670198Yes. Welcome to the world of multiple tank syndrome. I have 12>>4670204No its not anything like reptiles. Aquariums basically are little to no maintenence once they are seasoned. All you have to do is feed, and sometimes water change (need for water changes is wildly dependent on a myriad of factors, too many to list off in one post) but basically if you have a well planted tank, that you don't overfeed like crazy and don't overstock like crazy, water changes are more of a every month or two thing (to keep ph from sinking too much over time and to replenish minerals and stuff in the water)
>>4670566Cloudy eye. Bacterial infection on the eye's surface if I remember correctly. Its relatively minor in terms of infections, but its best to medicate with the apropriate medication, wich you can just look up.
>>4670562Never buy tanks firsthand, go to facebook marketplace or simillar sites to get them for a fraction of the normal price
Very impressed with this the colors on him I assumed all the images on ebay were lying.
>>4670542As long as you aren't taking out water to the point where its not submerged (there is usually a minimum water line indicated on the heater) than theres no reason to turn it off
>>4670780Shrimplads are cool too
>>4670498>three monthsyou're fine, by mature they just mean not the second that it becomes cycled.
I got a blue phantom pleco today, its my first "luxury" pleco. Very excited to see it grow.
I've been doing 100% daily water changes for my betta fish bowl every weekWhat are the exact downsides?Also Pic related:This is a fish bowl on a nail, a unique type of manicure I think or some shit I don't know
How are you this (You)-starved?
>>4670763I hear ya, anon. Ive never had luck with online. Ironically, fish from my local petsmart are doing well. Most likely due to the fact that the local uses the same city water, so the parameters are close to what I have at home.
>>4670824Im going to my nearest petsmart tomorrow. I heard the in my town is decent with fish weirdly. I hope thats true. It sucks I try hard to support small businesses and hobby breeders but the only ones willing to even try most of the time are the ones with corporate logos next to them.
What's a good budget lid/hood + light combo for a 20gal tall?Right now I've got the basic bitch hood and built in light that came with a topfin starter kit, been looking at upgrading for something that's better for plant growth.
>>4670787ty anon, amoxicillin is good enough to treat it?
>>4670839idk, look for meds at your pet store, the meds are labeled for what they are used to cure
Leaves and log action, baby. Nothing but the finest tannins for my tank. It’s the goddamned biff tannin tank.
Just look at that sweet sweet bulge on this bowfront.
>>4670837Well, considering you have a topfin tank, I wouldn't spend too much money on it. $15 for the hinged glass lid. Light depends on whether you eventually plan on getting a new tank but of similar dimensions. E.g. a low iron rimless tank, in which case you would reuse the light so you'd want it to be pretty good.
>That log loser keeps bumping his own thread.Fucking sad. I've literally never seen an actual /aqg/ being bumped and I've been here for years.
>>4670815ProShrimp. It's a UK store. Only store with crystal black bee shrimp in stock.
https://youtu.be/qIdNqZxFdkI?si=sC1FSXi_NEKFc5kn&t=1356Play this to make all your shrimp wiggle and come out to eat good.
>>4670789I got a really beautiful betta like this from petco recently. However, after a couple months mine still isn't in that beautiful of shape. I think that one just has outright better fin quality genetics than mine.This betta is also way smarter and more interactive than any other I've had.
>>4671033Betta in question. Updated tank pic.I kinda just did this tank to get back into the hobby. I am trying to figure out how to get a big piece of furniture I recovered from the roadside into my house which will act as a stand for a 20 longI really want to do a better substrate this time. What's the preferred substrate for doing soil under, these days? people used the fluval stratum a lot back in the day but I think I surmised it was too expensive and you could use cheaper products to achieve the same means. fookin snail keeps movin around me buces
>>4671001Never heard of them.
>>4671063You obviously aren't a shrimp pro.what's that substrate?
>>4671038Fluval Stratum is fine but not very heavy so snails will uproot everything. Sand cap or flourite (or any baked clay really) is the way to go over soil.
>>4671075is there a common source of flourite other than the seachem product?
>>4671033I got mine from a vienatmese lady on ebay >>4671039pretty fish. The candy colorations on betta have to be my favorite
I have a ghost shrimp that died and it’s stuck in one of my plants in the worst spot in my tank. I tried to get his corpse out but it just split in half. Am I good to leave it in my 5 gallon betta tank or will it cause a huge ammonia spike? I only have 1 nerite snail and whatever other random invasive snails I’ve got those are the only real clean up crew I have
>>4671083>5 gallon betta tankI would remove it anon
>>46710835 gallons is too little to neglect, get it out of there.
>>4671083If you only have snails in there I'd leave it in. Those fuckers can survive a nuke being dropped in there, a dead shrimp is nothing.
>>4671086>>4671093I literally don’t think I’ll be able to get it out without totally uprooting my entire plant and removing my log. What’s the worst that happens by leaving it
>>4671105Nerite snail + a betta
>>4671106just use airline tubing or something and get it out with suction, simple asworst that happens is a large ammonia spike and your betta, being a virgin smellcuck, goes to investigate and take a huge whiff which overwhelms its senses and dies from trying to imagine the smell.
>>4671083>>4671106do you have a turkey baster?you can just use the turkey baster to suck it upif it's inaccessible / you can't reach it with the turkey baster, then suck in water to the turkey baster and use it to blast the plant / shrimp repeatedly to dislodge it so that it falls into your substrate
>>4671111>>4671122I have a siphon but it’s not strong enough + won’t reach. When I say it’s in the worst possible spot I mean this shrimp must’ve crawled all the way in the back against the glass and some stem plants I have planted in the back and died. Whatever, fuck it I’m just leaving it and will do daily water changes or something I’m not fucking up my entire tank over this little faggot shrimp
>>4671125wat?get a step stool and blast it with a turkey basteryou can be creating flow in the tank with the turkey baster / blasting it from a foot awayI don't see how how you can't reach it - it's not like you have to touch it, you just need to be able to hit it with water if you do decide to leave it, test for ammonia and nitrite everyday, and maybe even get prime on hand just in casehow long has your tank been established? if for more than 6 months, the bacteria should be able to process a single shrimp
>>4670779Mine is too slow to catch the shrimp in his tank
found these on my frogbit is it aphids or springtails or what? I dunked it in the water and the fish appear to eat them. Could these be parasites/water mites?
>>4671108Do you have plants in your aquarium? If you have duckweed, it will definitely handle the ammonia spike. I'd just leave it in there instead of messing with the scape.I've had plenty of inverts kick the bucket (ghost shrimp are treated as feeder shrimp, they're kept in horrible conditions, that's why they're so cheap) and they ended up food for the snails, which in turn resulted in food for the duckweed.
>>4671033>>4671039Here is the secret.Petco and Petsmart get genuinely great looking Betta in pretty often. The key is to find out when they get their shipments in and out on the shelves.
>>4671172I got my rose petal betta at petsmart >>4671160
I'm gonna be getting Mr.Autism a new, bigger tank now that his fins are mostly healed.I have a few questions before I select a tank. I'm gonna do another community tank for him but not in a tall. I want Khuli Loaches, I have more than enough Medaka to act as a dither fish, and after watching Fishtory's video on it, a female Betta. Plus an unknown amount of yellow neocard shrimp.So with that in mind, will a 20 long work or would a 29 standard be a better choice?
>>4671166I get those time to time, pretty sure they're aphids. Touch them, if they don't jump, they're not springtails.You can add a lady bug to the top of your aquarium, or some fish will get up there for them. I had a betta that would hang out on the leaves and munch them, I think she actually ate herself to death doing it.Alternatively, shake the floaters off under the water and they all become fish food at once.
>>4670906>>4670902BASED AND LOGPILLED. WE OUT HERE TAKING NAMES AND EATING SHRIMPS FOR BREAKFAST. WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? PROLLY NOTHING.
Back from PetSmart and I they had some very pretty peppered corys with this green metallic sheen. The cute autistic kid bagging them for me helped me find a very nice looking clown pleco too. Pretty happy with my trip. Had the pet store problems you would expect, but it was better than PetCo.
>>4671224The store lighting and the bad tank lighting in these stores makes it so hard to see the fish. I couldnt even tell this was a clown until he pointed it out.
>>4671214Logs are gayBRIDGE GANGGGG >>4671038
>>4671080Man, there are so many great color morphs of bettas now. The label called this one a Copper Koi.
>>4671166Looks like aphids from visual identification
>>4671243Yeah when I was a kid these fish seemed so lame but now even at chain pet stores you can find the most beautiful fish i actually saw a copper one today and that color required me to be talked out of buying it
>>4671245If you have ever lived in the southern united states you might remember wal-marts having extremely sad walls of dying Red/blue/purple bettas back in the 80s and 90s. The last time I saw any there was like 2006
>>4671249Yeah... I remember that. Very glad they got rid of the fish section at walmart that was never feasible with how they task their employees. Weird corner of the store where fish go to die on neon colored rocks. The red/purple bettas are ugly and they definitely remind me of horrific pet shops like that
>>4671257It used to upset me so much because in all the times I went I never saw another person buy one....I bought one there myself because I felt sorry for it looking like it was dying and it lived for about 14 days in my care. taking care of bettas is harder than you get told at first, I couldn't save it and felt bad, didn't have another fish for years. thinking back, the water was literally cloudy in his cup with a bunch of dissolved food pellets in teh bottom
>>4671166they're fish food
on average, how long does a bacterial bloom normally last?
Please post a crab today
I'm a bit concerned about how reclusive my shrimp are. I put about 8 in the tank a week ago. Now it's rare to see even one out and about during the day time. Sometimes I can see that a few more are lurking inside the LOG, and there's plenty of other cover afforded by the moss and plants - is it really possible they're all just hiding? They could be dead and I'd have no idea, the water parameters are fine except from some cloudiness.There was at least one female carrying a ton of eggs, do they hide away until the eggs are hatched?
4671310>the troll is getting so desperate that he has to resort to posting off-topic to get (You)s.
>>4671325TDS way too high do water changes
>>4671328it seems likely to be bacteria actually, the tank has just completed its first cycle after adding bottled bacteria
>>4671327 (Lonely)(Loser)>every post that i don't like is a TROLL>every post that i don't like is the SAME PERSON>and he's a TROLL!!1!lmao. i've never met a happy obsessed person. in fact, i'd even go so far as to say that the more obsessed a person is the more sad and lonely they are. must be really depressing.
>>4671341Thanks for the (You), retard.
>>4671333bacteria are solids
>>4671160Lmao, inbred little guy.
>>4671356But they're not dissolved
Working at a LFS for about a year now. Learned a lot in that time, ASK ME ANYTHING! :)
>>4671160eventually he'll catch em. shrimp are literally retarded.
>>4671341That fish may be frowning, but I would still give her a big old smooch on those fishlips.
>>4671166those are aphids
>>4671374What's the rough ratio of fish sold to dead fish on your stock? Does it vary widely across species, or pretty uniform?Do you actually quarantine, or do you just toss the fish into a tank "alone" but part of a larger water system like they use at petco/petsmart?What's the intake routine like for shipments? Do you medicate and or just remove the floaters and put them on the shelves?
Yall ever drink that blue stuff? It makes me feel funny.
>>4671374Do fish have vaginas?
>>467132866% water change to fix it, too drastic?
>>4671419Do not do a 66.6% water change. It is the first step to a demonic ritual that will spawn hellfish.
>>4670597built for big black cod
Has anyone ever considered putting clam shrimp in their tank? These guys pop up in the creek on my property when it fills up from the rains. There's thousands of them. I think they are really cute.
>live in a state with a small whitelist of animals you can own>obviously not enforced, petstores sell unlisted species regularly>Fish feds still have to respond to reports>Therefore participating in this hobby=constant danger of being blackmailed or ratted out by whoever is having a bad day and knows da roooolsHow did fish laws get this fucked up?
>>4671432Never heard of them, but its common for people to culture wild crustaceans in the aquarium for live food and the like
>>4671432With fish they'll quickly end up as snacks, but in something like a shrimp tank they could live without issue.
>>4671446>>4671442Interesting. Do you think they are cute?I think they lay eggs and when the creek fills they all hatch or something. It's pretty cool seeing little swimming clams.
Anyone know this type of fish? There'd no name info and the employees couldn't help me before I left
>>4671408Some sensitive fish die en masse like cardinals and angles where as African cichlids rarely ever pass, but for the most part I would say that the ratio is 75% alive to 25% dead. Sadly our QT is poor, we just dose the systems with methylene blue as needed. And we have auto water change racks that are 10~ joined 50gs. The shipments are the most fun! we just acclimate the fish in the bags for an hour or so then strain them in a barrel then dump them in. Nothing crazy and I'm sure that's why we have a higher morality rate.I hope this was informative :)
>>4671454Big ones are silver dollars. The middle one is a black skirt tetra
>>4671450>I think they lay eggs and when the creek fills they all hatch or somethingHaving vernal in their name and all I assume they are the inhabitants of vernal pools, the temporary spring pools in which many salamanders and frogs breed in temperate reigions. If the clam shrimp interest you, check out fairy shrimp. They look like giant sea monkeys and live short lives in vernal pools
>>4671374Do you have any restrictions on your being a customer of the store if you work there?
>>4671300Your ex wife is constantly complaining about the yeast infections she gets whenever I see her. I say those blooms last about a week.
>>4671482Cool! They look like homeless clamp shrimps! Imagine having both in a tank and watching them fight each other to the death.
>>4671494I think they both just eat detritus so probably wouldn't fight
>>4671491i heard that bitch got fake tits now.anyway, my water looks much cleaner today but i'm a bit worried about the betta always lurking near the heater. i'm pretty sure he's not cold.and, as always, the molly loves the camera.
Anyone keeping wild type shrimp or is full colored the way to go?
>>4671483None at all! I get 20% off live stock and 10% on all the rest. I catch the fish my self, so I get the best looking and healthiest fish in the tank. I also take home the donation fish that people bring in. 9/10 they're perfectly fine and healthy and often better than what we have in the shop.
>>4671432Yes, but know that your tank will turn into /d/ because clam shrimp are famous for having absurdly gigantic sperm. Like, some sperm are longer than the animal's body and visible by eye, they have to coil inside the testes just to fit inside the male. The collective volume is so great that the female will inflate like a balloon after taking them. Also, they showed up in Berserk back during the Sea God arc! >>4670794>>4671224Good to see some pleco love. I got some "soft pellet" contraption for mine recently, and it's pretty cool. It has that aufwuchs consistency, just hard enough to be rasped, and it stays that way for a long time. I think even otos would eat it.
>>4671224>better than PetCo.thats wierd, my petsmart is shit and only sells diseased livebearers and african cichlids, while my petco is ran by a fish nerd
>>4671516Holy shit. That is based beyond belief. Imagine if you had an inflation kink as a clam shrimp.
>>4671515That snail has an awesome handlebar mustache.
>>4671505Can you piss in your tank and get it over with?
>>4671560will you EVER stop thinking about my flaccid penis?
>>4671560>piss in your tankserious question: is this a meme because some video blogger says that urine is healthy for your aquarium?i mean i'm seeing people throwing dead leaves in their tanks now so maybe all-natural urine might have beneficial bacteria or something.
>thread bullies flanders into addressing his overstocking>he does - just not exactly in the way the thread outlined for him>he buys a larger tank, no overflow for fry to hide in and grow>it has barely been a month - we need to see time pass>perhaps his population may stabilize here>perhaps not - too soon to tellin the mean time, any attacks on him are just personal vendetta, which benefits nobody in the threadif he was still using his previous tank, I would support the continued bullying of him - for all his faults he's at least trying to fix it We will see if it works, if overtime the platies die from one cause or another slowly, and none of the fry are able to grow. Time will tell. I know it's fun to argue with flanders, but pls, stop - you are now killing the thread worse than flanders by shitposting nonstop about him day in day out, for months. There are far worse people ITT now than him now (eg. the toxic poster) I know that flanders has more faults than just his previous tank overstocking issues, but at least he is trying, got a larger tank, is attempting to remedy the situation if he was still refusing to do anything, then I would understand relentlessly trolling him and bullying himI'm begging you, pls stop
>>4671565Shut up woman.
What fish would like a densely planted 10g tank? And by dense, I mean "more plants than water" level dense.
>>4671563Not sure, but I would hazard a guess that it started with aquariumscience.org as the dude used his actual piss to run nitrifying bacteria experiments. The time where that site became a really popular topic around (post-Walstad bible thumping, pre-Father Autist circle jerk) here and the meme taking off coincide.
>>4671571Pretty much all of them that's size appropriate. My favorites for this scenario though would be probably either Celestial Pearl Danios or Scarlet Badis.
>>4671505you are stressing the hell out of the poor bettawhy is it not in it's own tank?
>>4671160he is a silly flower
>>4671590>that animal is stressed because he has some company
Has anyone else bought a new phone just to take pics of your fish? I have used the cheapest burner phones i can get my whole life but i just ordered flagship phone because everybody else who points their camera at my tank takes better pics than i do
>>4671644Yes, exactly. That's a constant whirlpool of very active livebearers tossing the betta around, not allowing it to do it's natural behavior of goarding and investigating a teritory.
>>4671694>the Siamese Fighting Fish is afraid of the platys
>look at me i am a big scary platy>is no predator to anything but his own offspringloled
>>4671702yesa stag will fight with an other stag, but doesn't want to get mixed up in a herd of buffaloes
>>4671702yeah? i mean i know you're trolling but anabantoids tend to not like the kind of tank you have provided. No line of sight breaks, no cover (hence "ITS HIDING IN THE JAVA FERN :(" because that's the only place it has). The tank is full of things the betta perceives as a threat, many bettas will shut down and hide in those circumstances. If it was a tank with lower stocking the same fish might be aggressive towards them. You can keep the fish alive in there but you aren't going to see the same kind of behavior out of a betta kept like that that you'd get from one kept in a decent tank. Similar to putting it in a sterile bowl it will just sit there 99% of the time. its okay though you know everything and are really smart about fish because you kept a bunch of platys alive in toilet water.
>>4671702Google "betta stress" and you'll see lists containing the exact same symptoms that your betta is displaying. Stupid fucking retard.
>>4671690Get a real camera, a nice macro lens, and a polarizing filter. You will be taking better fish pics than everyone in this thread. This image is from a pro camera + lens. Imagine a fish instead of a tiny jumping spider.
>>4671456Thanks for the answers! I was honestly just curious - no interest in entering the business side of the hobby, but I always want to know how things work.
>>4671737thats pretty cool but i just want them to look nice i only share pics with my friends and on here occasionally
>>4671737My phones lens (iPhone 8+) isn’t that bad for taking cameras either.Picrel was just me cleaning the sink out, saw this little fucker and washed himdown.
>>4671757Camera phones are not bad at all, but compared to real cameras they are far inferior. This fact does not really matter too much because most people care more about content than image quality. Showing off your fish to your fishy friends is a little different, but phones are definitely adequate.That polarizing filter I mentioned may be very useful for fish photography because it can reduce reflections significantly. Might be able to get one for phone also.
>>4671565nobody's gonna read all that "leave flanders alone" crap
>>4671737shill>>4671757> iphonelol. lmao, even
Imagine being such a tremendous retard you don't know what the word shill means.It must really suck to be poor and stupid.
>>4671796How cute would you say he is?
>>4671735>Google "betta stress" and you'll see lists containing the exact same symptoms that your betta is displaying.>Stupid fucking retard.>Stupid fucking retard.>Stupid fucking retard.>Stupid fucking retard.<Stupid fucking retard
>>4671709>i know you're trollingthat's where i stopped reading your post because nothing sensible ever comes after that phrase. you're obviously a moron so your opinion will be discarded.
Isn't this understacked?
>>4671694>tossing the betta aroundyou seem dramatic. are you a girl? how did we go from him hiding to him being "tossed around"?>>4671694>not allowing it to do it's natural behavior of goarding and investigating a teritory.how are they doing that? by tossing him around? he investigated the territory and found a place to hide because that's what he likes to do.seems to me that you're just looking for an opportunity to sperg out and now that i've (sort of) addressed the overstocking issue you're turning your attention to some imaginary bogey man that you've invented.betta fish like to hide. that's why betta caves exist. but my betta won't use the cave that i've provided for him and instead hides somewhere else. at least i can still see him where he hides now and that's my main priority. to have my fish on display for all to see. he had a tank all to himself, but he was still hiding because that's what he does. i read other anons telling stories about their bettas being autistic and causing trouble in their tanks. one guy even calls his fish "mister autismo". bettas have varying personalities and while some bettas cause trouble mine is docile and pleasant. maybe that's because he has a loving environment or maybe it's genetic. either way i have a beautiful fish that likes to hide and you will never, ever have sex. stay mad as hell at your imaginary bogey man.
>>4671817>cherry picks the irrelevant stuff, but ignores the dozens of sources referring to lethargy and hidingYep, stupid fucking retard.
>4671834>YOUR BETTA IS STRESSED>not true>IT IS JUST GOOGLE IT>ok i googled it but the results are different to your opinion>STUPID FUCKING RETARDo b s e s s e d
>>4670566Chloramphenicol NOW. Increase temperature ASAP
Rather than clicking the results and reading the articles, you literally used the useless "People also ask" section reserved for retarded noobs. You're so fucking stupid that you can't even use Google properly. Lol, lmao even.
>>4670571Good cray. My cray don't like me :(
>>4671166If they jump, then they are springtails, just leave em alone. If they dont jump, then no idea
>>4671779shitting on him for stressing out his beta is fine and to be encouraged - just attacking him relentlessly off topic shit to the hobby 50 posts back and forth in a row, no
>>4671860You do realize that he only wants the reactions from people here and doesn’t care at all about stressing his fish out? So why are we not allowed to ridicule everything else about this man’s life decisions?
>>4671865because one is on topic to /an/ and /aqg/ and the hobby of aquariums and one is not
>>4671849Would you say that they are cray cray?
>>4671819Needs more plants long term, but is mostly fine otherwise - hence the clear water. Livebearers and growth could cause problems, I'd feed lightly if it was my tank, but it's your tank, do what makes you happy I guess
how's my tank so far? Right now I have 4 panda corys, 6 peppered corys, a clown pleco, and supposedly still 10 cherry shrimp. Oh and 3 mollys. Today I cleaned off the cloud of bio film that had formed around all of my lotus seeds and it looks much better in there.I figured the corys might eat it but they dont seem to like it. ignore the tape its on there because i removed the ugly plastic bordering on this tank and even tho im sure its fine now i'm still paranoid enough about it to leave the tape on until i figure out how to brace it more permanently
>>4671894Here's your (you)
>>4671897its really not actually. Reading that back i can see what you would say that and the tape looks a little silly but thats hwy i said something
>>4671912He's just a shitposter. Your tank looks fine. The tape looks tacky, but that's about the worst of it.
>>4671917oh thanks. Forgot to say im growing carpet plants in the cool whip container for my next tank
>>4671894>that wallpaperwhat country do you live in
>>4671989okay i live in america i just had bought built by a crazy old woman and i like the vibe and do not plan on changing it
>>4671591>>4671160Ever since I added the shrimp the betta hides all day in the hidey hole
Maybe one of you anons can help me: I want to start a goldfish tank and I can't get a straight answer for how much filtration I need. I know goldfish need "more" filtration but it seems like no one can quantify what the fuck that means. I just want a 60 gal tank with 3 fish. Answers range from a few sponge filters to multiple fx6's. I was thinking something like a Aquaclear 110 but I feel if I'm spending that much on a HOB filter I might as well just get a canister. Can any goldfish anons weigh in?
Are those expensive Hanna marine digital test kits accurate in freshwater? I’m trying to move away from the jewdrops; but these are all labeled marine. Anyone have experience with them in fresh water?
>>4671894Nice tank. The path you made out of white gravel looks cool, and that's an awesome LOG.
>>4672090my shrimp love that LOG
>>4672086Has anyone ever utilized freshwater sponges in their tank? They look cool and it seems like it could be incredibly based.
>>4672085I've heard that you should get a filter with a GPH rating of at least 10 times the size of your tank. I use an Aquaclear 70 (rated for 300 GPH max) on my 29 gallon tank, plus a big double sponge filter, and I never have problems with too many nitrates or unclear water.
>>4672094I'm sure people have done it but IIRC they're filter feeders so you probably have to treat them somewhat like a coral and have particulate rich water or spot feed. Anything you get will probably be wild collected, probably an undescribed or unidentifiable species and care will be experimental. People do pick them up as hitchhikers when collecting stuff out of ponds somtimes. Bryozoans too which are even weirder.>>4672085the whole goldfish need more filtration thing is FUD from goldfish karens. They're just a larger fish. filter for it like you'd filter for any fish of an equivalent size. I have 1 in a 40 gallon community with 420gph total flow running through an undergravel with 4'' of gravel. I'd feel comfortable running a trio in there if I didn't have a community and a scape that would limit the swimming space too much for my tastes with that many large fish. The aquaclear or a small canister would probably be adequate. But yeah never believe anything you read online about goldfish, bettas or axolotls. I think because they're all entry level and easy to care for everyone has an opinion and most of them are worthless. With goldfish, a lot of people have been gaslit away from even keeping them.
>>4672094I did some that I found in a lake up at camp. They were awesome but died eventually, probably because I hade pozzed copper and algecide laced city water. Might try them again next time I go up there. They are green and grow on the sunken sticks and shit
>>4672104I forgot to mention I would try them again because now I have an RODI setup
After 44 days, I removed my hang on back so that my canister could take over. But now I’m testing nitrite and actually seeing, not fully 0.25 ppm but not quite 0 ppm either. By this point, I think my hang on back has been too dry. Should I just say fuck it we ball and hope for the best? I thought for sure over 40 days would be enough to cycle the new filter.
>>4672103>With goldfish, a lot of people have been gaslit away from even keeping them.Yeah, I bet all the bullshit online has been responsible for many people just flushing them down the toilet or dumping them in local bodies of water, which are both way more harmful than people keeping them in smaller tanks. But oh no, whether or not they grow "to their full potential" is apparently far more important.
>>4672126Just keep it as is. So what I'm assuming happened was half your media was in your HOB and the other half in the canister. Both were populated by nitrifying bacteria. You got rid of the HOB and its media and decreased the overall nitrifying capacity by 50%. This is why you're seeing a spike.It'll build up to carrying capacity very quickly though so I wouldn't worry about it.If on the other hand you moved all your HOB media to your canister (thereby keeping all media) and you're still seeing a spike, then I would be concerned that there is something amiss with the canister. Perhaps the flow is not quite right.
>>4670775Borleyi breeding group?
What is the most interesting, unique, or esoteric animal to put in your tank? Freshwater or salt.>>4672104It must be fun to try and figure out care for cool things like a sponge. There would be benefit to the tank if you got it thriving, right?
>>4672085Goldfish are notoriously dirty but 2 aquaclear 110s for a 60 (i assume that’s 48 x 13) is fine. Easier to maintain than a canister. Don’t neglect water changes
>>4672086It looks like that kit works on exactly the same principle as the reagent tests, just has a spectrophotometer to measure the colour changes more accurately
>>4672086You should read about each test. Some are good for both fresh and salt. Some have specific versions for fresh vs. salt.As for the multiparameter kit, it's kind of garbage. They advertise that it's a great deal because you get nine checkers in one, but it's not.1) You're not saving money because of those nine checkers, you're only going to be using a few of them. Nitrite? Really? Who the fuck cares about getting 0.01 ppm accuracy on Nitrite and who the fuck is testing it so often you'd need a photometer for it?2) Each test is exactly the same as the individual checkers, which means if you're doing Phosphate, you're not doing anything else for several minutes while it counts down. If you had individual test kits, you could bang out one or two other tests while you wait for Phosphate or Nitrate to finish.The multiparameter tester is updatable so it's best to send an email to see which freshwater tests have been programmed into it. It's just a photometer so there's little reason that it couldn't be programmed for every one of Hanna's freshwater tests. The reagents it uses are the same as the individual checkers, so it's really just a firmware thing.
>>4671894>>4671912You could have just done a eurobrace on top. It's harder now that the tank is filled. In retrospect tearing off the trim is really something you should have done well before you filled the tank.See pic, the brace is made of four straight pieces, very easy to cut yourself. You could also do cross-member braces but in your case I would advise eurobracing.
>>4672146Basically the contents of pond slop would have the most diverse amount of creatures
>>4672154:o those are the guys with the scary teeth. Awesome video! Seeing them munch was the icing on the cake.
>>4672160iirc someone is actually breeding them again in country, they caught some invasives in florida for it. so these might actually show up again on the scene in the next few years. Back in the wild west times you would see these from time to time in exotic pet stores.
>>4672127even beyond the tank size and anti-stunting garbage (I personally don't/wouldn't keep stunted goldfish but there is not much good evidence that it's bad for them) just the sheer number of contradictory recommendations I see amazes me. Like, people, they live in toilet water from 33-100 degrees. They are not hard to keep properly. Yeah a bowl is a fucking bad idea, no shit, but a 20 high with a reasonable filter is fine for a single non-stunted fish, a 29 for a pair. You do not need a 100 gallon tank for 3 goldfish and goldfish do not get to a foot long (body+tail maybe but the tail doesnt contribute anything to its metabolic activity), nor do they need a chiller which i have also seen recommended. >>4672140just doubling up on this. Nitrites below 1ppm IMO are not a 911 scenario, unless they are very high or the tank is heavily stocked/low oxygenation to start with they will take awhile to start causing damage. If you're persistently reading nitrites after a week or so there's something you need to fix in there.
>>4672086I have never used them for freshwater, so cannot attest to their accuracy for freshwater, but I can say>do NOT buy the master test kit - you 1) don't save any money by doing so and 2) more importantly, you get forced to do each test 1 by 1, instead of doing them simultaneouslyfor example, nitrate and phosphate test, for the marine test, you need to shake the vials for both of these tests for 2 minutes, nitrate needs to wait 7 minutes, phosphate needs to wait 3 minutes before second reading. With the master tester, that would mean shaking the nitrate vial for 2 mins, waiting 7 mins, shaking phosphate 2 minutes, waiting 3 minutes, 14 minute total processcompared to if you have two separate testers, a phosphate checker and a nitrate checker, you are done in 7 minutes, are able to shake them at the same time, put them in the checkers and hit the button that puts the 7 minute timer countdown and 3 minute countdown timerThey are extremely accurate in marine, and I cannot imagine testing any other way. They make testing very easy, very fast, very accurate - no guess work, no looking at shades of color under different light / sunlight trying to differentiate between small shade differences - you get an exact number readingI do not see why they wouldn't work for freshwater even more accurately, as marine has more "shit" in the water for it to muddy up the results I highly, highly recommend themDoing a little digging here - I don't think Hanna makes a nitrate checker for freshwater that's the same little 'egg' design - as far as I know - HI96786 NITRATE CHECKER PHOTOMETER is the only freshwater nitrate one from Hanna, which is $345 (compared to the 'egg' costing $55 --- this is wayyyyyy too much for a nitrate checker lmao - so probably best to just stick with the API color test
>>4672140Ah, that makes sense. I was going to move the media into the canister filter, but I hadn’t considered this so didn’t (and it’s pretty full right now as is).Unrelated, but the only open space is currently the shipped-with charcoal bags, but I was intending to replace that with phosphate remover bags because I am having a small Cyanobacteria issue and I wanted to test if it would help.>>4672168I’ll keep an eye on it, then. Thanks, guys.
>>4672172I see reviews on the Amazon page of the high range nitrate egg shaped one ($64 and prime) that says it works fine for freshwater and people have even tested against specific nitrate solutions.I honestly didn’t know these existed. I think I’ll invest, the color tests fucking suck.
>>4672158I was planning on doing this but couldn't find glass for it so didn't. In the meantime I tested it a bunch of times and found a calulator thing that let me have a rough idea of if this would hold and the glass is thick enough. When it's fully filled there is a slight bow in the glass but comparatively with other stuff ive seen it doesnt look too bad. I'd say the bowing on the front facing glass is about 1mm at most. Usually I am more confident in my DIY capabilities but I have never worked with glass before and had a rough time getting the bracing off. I think it COULD BE fine without bracing but i'm very into this now and it would kill me if this broke so I am going to order some glass to brace it with
>>4672199https://www.plantedtank.net/threads/hanna-hr-marine-nitrate-checker-works-on-fw-too.1322109/>it seems that you can assume that the correct level is always 2-3ppm lower than the test results>my interpretation of salifert reading was pretty much spot-on 5ppm; perhaps a touch higher.>then used the checker and got 5.5 ppm.>I bought a Hanna Nitrate checker this week. I tested my tank water with the Hanna, Salifert and APi test and the results are very similar.Hmmmm!Maybe it does workthere are some people responding to Q&A on Amazon saying it doesn't work, but I think those saying "No!" are just assuming since it says marineAnyone who has tried it themselves says that it works fine - that it may be off by 2-3ppm [which you can factor in] but even so, it is still much more accurate than any of the color tests >pic relatedThey are 100% worth it, make testing a breezeOnly downside is buying the reagents - probably costs you around $0.50 per testBTW - Hanna instruments very often will run a 15% off sale on bulkreefsupply, usually around this time / black friday, so if you are planning on getting the checkers, I would check out BRS and see if they run the discount - if you're buying $300+ worth, could save you $45+
I'm losing hope that his swim bladder can heal, but at least he seem to have much more energy now.
>>4671374do you need to adjust the ph/gh for different fishes, or do they just live in tap water?
>>4672367>>4672365>>4672199>>4672086if you do decide to buy one, they are currently running the sale today, 16% off all hannahttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brands/hanna-instruments.htmlget the checkers, and then also get a box of reagents for each checker to take advantage of the sale (each checker usually comes with ~10 reagents) I stocked up on everything a couple weeks ago when they ran a 15% off sale
>>4672377Definitely a brs sales guy^
>>4672474lol I wish! then I could have gotten the employee discount and saved $3K+ just trying to save anons here money
Is this level trusting a sign of a lack or abundance of intellegence. Purple Spotted Gudgeon btw. One of my if not my favorite fish. Hope they show up at the lfs so I can get some more of them. Extremely beautiful, personable, pettable, friendly fish. Only downside is they are very predatory and have big mouths. I've had many of them in the past, and they are really ambitious when it comes to filling their gullets. Elotridids in general are amazing aquarium fish.
>>4672482This is just retarded
master of disguise.
hello, update on my 1st tank. figured out why my dwarf water lettuce was rotting. the guppies ate all the roots off them so they just fell apart on their own, got a cover for the window upstairs so the tank isn't being blasted with sunlight every day now. everything seems to be balancing out now.
>>4672482There is absolutely nothing better than fish that like or are at least cool with touching. My ropefish have taken to handfeeding incredibly quickly. I think they'd freak if I pulled them out of the water like that still (even though they enjoy being out of it) but hopefully they'll be so trusting in time.
>>4672562My ropes used to do it, I used to hold them pout of the water at feeding time. They stopped though for some reason.
>>4672482>Is this level trusting a sign of a lack or abundance of intellegenceDepends on the fish, most fish can recognize individual people.If he does it with everyone he's stupid.
>>4672474Nah, just a shill. Same guy who was promoting the RODI systems a few weeks ago.
>>4671702>>4671817Late reply, but the problem is that you think bettas are like people. They don't like company. They like being alone unless its to fuck a female betta, and even then its a short time.
>>4672643>anons post ITT about considering buying RODI system>anons post ITT about starting their reef tank>give them heads up that they are currently 20% off Y-y-you're a shill!!!11one
>>4672554I would appreciate more photos of your beautiful tank
>>4672755That shrimp looks like a little bitch.
>>4672762Nah your looking in a mirror anon
>>4672766No. I am looking at your mother while checking the aqg thread.
>>4672767why? this place is dead as fuck
>>4672771I like to call shrimp little bitches...
>>4672775why, can't you keep them alive?
>>4672776What an incredibly rude assumption. I simply enjoy bullying shrimp over the internet. Nothing more, nothing less.
>>4672778you know shrimp can't read, right?
>>4672780Tell that little bitch how I feel about him.
>>4672785you know they don't understand english either, right?
>>4672806Why would you assume I asked you to speak english to a bitch ass shrimp?
>>4672807because you said to tell him here >>4672785how else would i tell him? you want me to learn latin first, and then tell him or something?
>>4672808No dumbass, learn how shrimp communicate with each other and call him a bitch ass shrimp. Duh!
>>4672809how do i communicate with shrimp? you gotta help if you want your message to get to him
Guys if I start with a 10g will I immediately regret it and want a 20g?
>>4672819probably, yesthe price of a 40 gallon is really not that bad if you buy it used on facebook - pretty much same price as the 10 gallon (used)
>>4672822No no 40 is right out I would have to build a special stand for something that heavy.
>>4672823a lot of people will be selling tank with stand on facebook marketplace for super, super cheap
>>4672824No I can't do 60 gallons stop trying to get me to buy 80 gallons. 120 gallons is way too big.
>>4672817I don't know. Shrimp communication seems like an illusory art. Please just do it for me. Maybe you can take a deliciois piece of food straight out of his claws. Give it back after a minute so he doesn't get too sad tho.
>>4672825come to the dark side..you can do it.. just search on facebook marketplace "fish tank aquarium" -- search it everyday for a month, someone will post a 40 gallon tank with stand for under $50
I wonder if his tank is still cloudy (it is)
>>4672845Do you think the log in its tank likes to spend its weekends giving in the local gloryhole?
i wonder if his betta is still stressed (it is)
Pleco posting, here is my new L066.These fish shit at a crazy rate, I also have a L144 and because she has pale skin, as one shit comes out, you can see the next shit coming down the road.Nature is simply amazing.
i wonder what flanders is doing rn (right now)
>>4672874I just picked up a starlight pleco for my gourami tankVery happy with it
>>4672967Looking good fren, love the white fin tips.
>>4672970Thats not mine, mine is still 2 inches long. I bought from a local fish breeder I met online. It was a teenage black girl, was not expecting that when I picked it up for $25
clown on the filter >>4672967The starlight plecos look incredible >>4672972there are a lot of cool black girls in the pet trade. I used to know this black girl who worked on this weird commune in the city and had this apartment framed out like a petstore for all her reptiles.
>>4672482Is its mouth big enough to eat vories? I want to have a purple spot but i have a bunch of cories and i want to make sure the purple spit gudgeon won't try to eat and choke on the corys fins/needles
>>4673000There are cories in there with him and he doesn't go after them. Also it willl never be an issue unless the gudgeon is full size and you have a smaller than normal cory. Cories are just pretty unappealing to predators in my experience, because of their awkward shape, armor, and spines.
>>4672648>They don't like company. They like being alonewhich is exactly why they like to hide in a community tank.i had a really good chat with one of the guys at my local fish shop and we walked around the huge store looking at a few of the established community tanks that had male bettas in them and they all like to hide. my male betta is displaying normal behaviour for a male betta in a community tank.it's females that are more adventurous.>the problem is that you think bettas are like peoplenot true. i know they're just fish. it's the karens in this thread who unironically believe that their fish are their friends because they have no human friends. i know they're just fish and my fish aren't my friends.[/done]
what a boring little threadyou guys post something interesting from time to time?
>>4673083what do you have in mind?
>>4673078My betta hides all day from the shrimp in his tank
Confess your aquarium sins, anons. I’ll start.I regret getting pea puffers, and wish I had a third tank to put them in.
>>4673078>my male betta is displaying normal behaviour for a male betta in a communityNo, both you and your LFS are retarded australians. Build the betta his own tank, and if he isn't sick by now, he will be more outgoing. In fact, he will come out every time you walk up to the tank.
>>4673109>retarded australiansrule 3band id rather take the advice of a qualified marine biologist who manages an aquarium store than some anonymous faggot on the internet who just wants to oppose anything that i say to pick a fight because he's that lonely he needs the engagement. let me give you some advice, kid: you get more bees with honey. fuck off.
>>4673131ok flanders, enjoy your toilet tank
Damn, someone sounds so incredibly mad that they might shit themselves.
>>4673106Not the easiest thing to get for us freshfaggots, now the reeftroons (bless their souls) may have what you are looking for
Okay, HYPOTHETICALLY... would the concept of aquarium altchan have any prospect? There are a million different sects that people are obsessed with in their own right, and if it got enough steam, it's anonymous imageboard nature would make it a place for all aquarist enthusiasts advance their hobby and share it free from the prying eyes of karens, normalfags, and fish feds
>>4673146I would argue with every single sect for no reason. I would especially bully every shrimp posted.
>>4673108I also regret my pea puffers kinda. they're really boring but their saving grace is i have them in a tank i never look at anyways and i only have to top them off on snails like every few weeks. unrelated news corey got a 1 ton carved seriyuu stone kek. not gonna lie im jealous of his ability to get random weird shit from china by merit of him running his own cargo containers regularly. if I were in that position I think I'd buy one of their fancy giant porcelain display tubs.
>>4673109>>4673131I'm not keeping up with this but if I am correct your betta is being hidey or withdrawn, flanders? Bettas that kept with a lot of tough fish that rival it in size in an open tank tend to get a little intimidated. They are shy fish that are used to thick vegetation and plentiful cover. If you added some floating cover, like leaves and free floating plants like water sprite, moss and hornwort, he would become much more confident. I keep a lot of different anabantids so I personally know that heavy cover is important to them, especially when there are other fish in the tank.Also your livebearers will love grazing on the extra surface area
>>4673164https://youtu.be/cyegAfIq7sM?si=qzwG5xWzC9YwbTYy&t=1005im telling rabbi corey that you don't follow him btw
>>4673155speaking of cory, in that livestream where joey(DIY) had a meltdown, joey was shit talking cory and alex(fistory) piped in that he went to the same school as cory, and lives a quick drive from coop. He said he asked cory if he wanted to collab a long time ago, and cory apparently told him>you're either gonna be too small to matter or large enough to compete with me, either way I have no reason to work with you.
>>4673155They just limit what I can have in my main tank and they only eat annoying live stuff, and if I try to go the route of “starve or eat frozen” they just eat my shrimp instead.
Rosy loach gets a scientific name finally!Physoschistura mangohttps://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2023/11/RBZ-2023-0051.pdf
>>4673170based and talmudic. alex actually shops there and afaik still sells fish to him. i've met him in the store a couple of times. i think corey generally just doesnt want to collab anymore though. and if he does he does it because he wants to do it not because anyone else asks him. he's reached the old rich man who doesnt need to do anything he doesn't really want to do phase of life already.
Messing with my new phone. It's hard to get my better in focus because he wont stop moving
>>4673157>your betta is being hidey or withdrawncorrect. he has selected an area behind the heater to be his territory and he rarely ventures out from there. i've provided a "betta cave" for him but he won't use it and i think that's because he prefers to be near the surface.i'm reluctant to add floating plants because i don't want to obstruct the light, and from what i've read some floating plants are a pest.the anubius that i have in the tank is still young so hopefully as it grows it provides more shelter so he's more comfortable but i do want him on display because he's a beautiful animal. i don't really want him hiding all day.you wouldn't buy the mona lisa and hide her away in a cupboard.
>>4673108I once owned a fish illegal in my state.Was funny because his species can't handle cold weather at all and my state normally gets snow four months out of the year.Some politician probably went "it's blacklisted in Florida so we might as well make it illegal here".
>>4673146too slow, I mean there's an otterchan and board for raccoons on another and they get like 10 posts a week
I'll make a new thread when we hit page 6 or so if that's okay with you guys.
Does that ultralife blue green slime stain remover shit really work? I keep getting mixed answers whether or not it affects the shrimp and fish or even BB
The real next thread:>>4673354>>4673354>>4673354
>>4673078STILL CLOUDYSTILL COPING
>>4673243>>4673360>>4673381i h8 u