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Re: Aquariums

Postby TxCat » June 12th, 2012, 5:00:31 pm

Alois wrote:hmm i just changed it and the water looks clean,i have those pool testers for ammonia and its a very low level,i have him in a 2 gallon bowl but my others are in half a gallon and they are doing just fine after almost 2 years in them.


Don't use test kits meant for pools for your fish! The test kits for pools aren't meant to evaluate living waters and you could get a false reading. A certain amount of ammonia in a pool is generally acceptable so the ammonia in the bowl may not register. I would reccommend spending the money on a complete water assessment kit meant for aquariums. It will also help you eliminate other possible water issues. These kits can be found in most pets stores and only cost a few dollars.
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Alois » June 12th, 2012, 9:43:27 pm

o-o..he appaears to be swimming just fine now,his fins are all spread out and he likes to charge at his reflection again :lol: and he is eating as well^^ dont know what was wrong but he is better :evil: !
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Re: Aquariums

Postby TNHawke » June 12th, 2012, 9:59:33 pm

Wow... someone should smack me with a herring. I totally forgot that first step- check the water quality.
I'm so glad to hear that it seems that was the only problem.

If you don't want to spend the money on an aquarium test kit, many, probably even most, pet stores will do a water test for you for free. It really is better for business if people buy a tank, set it up right and have fish that live rather than having to keep coming back with dead fish under the guarantee- when it's not the pet store's fault, but the tank the fish are being moved into.
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Alois » June 12th, 2012, 10:09:52 pm

TNHawke wrote:Wow... someone should smack me with a herring. I totally forgot that first step- check the water quality.
I'm so glad to hear that it seems that was the only problem.

If you don't want to spend the money on an aquarium test kit, many, probably even most, pet stores will do a water test for you for free. It really is better for business if people buy a tank, set it up right and have fish that live rather than having to keep coming back with dead fish under the guarantee- when it's not the pet store's fault, but the tank the fish are being moved into.

i thinm my fish must be bipolar cause really the only thing i did was put my green female by his tank as i was cleaning the others :lol: im going to go to pet co to get it chekd^^
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Synchronized » June 13th, 2012, 6:45:25 pm

Alois wrote:i thinm my fish must be bipolar cause really the only thing i did was put my green female by his tank as i was cleaning the others :lol: im going to go to pet co to get it chekd^^


Doubtful. If he's acting like this after only just a water change, it was definitely a water quality issue. And for the record: just because water looks clean doesn't mean it is.
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Alois » June 13th, 2012, 8:32:40 pm

Synchronized wrote:
Alois wrote:i thinm my fish must be bipolar cause really the only thing i did was put my green female by his tank as i was cleaning the others :lol: im going to go to pet co to get it chekd^^


Doubtful. If he's acting like this after only just a water change, it was definitely a water quality issue. And for the record: just because water looks clean doesn't mean it is.

was only messing,im not sure what was wrong with it though,i used betta drops and those typically help it :roll:



now i have a new problem,how can i trasport my fish safely? im going to my dads house for 3 weeks and i don't want them left alone:C
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Re: Aquariums

Postby TNHawke » June 14th, 2012, 11:56:56 am

If you have clean plastic jars that food came in- like a plastic peanut butter jar, you can put them in those. Only fill the jar about half full of water. You don't want to use glass, just in case of breakage. Sealable lids are your friend.
I, myself, have successfully transported fish 200 miles in gallon size ziplock bags in a cooler. For a single betta per bag, you could probably get away with quart size, but I definitely wouldn't go smaller. No ice or anything in the cooler, it just helped them maintain their temperature, and protects them in transit. Again, only fill the bags about half full of water, they need the air in the bag to breathe, more than they need room to swim while they're moving.
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Alois » June 14th, 2012, 12:08:03 pm

TNHawke wrote:If you have clean plastic jars that food came in- like a plastic peanut butter jar, you can put them in those. Only fill the jar about half full of water. You don't want to use glass, just in case of breakage. Sealable lids are your friend.
I, myself, have successfully transported fish 200 miles in gallon size ziplock bags in a cooler. For a single betta per bag, you could probably get away with quart size, but I definitely wouldn't go smaller. No ice or anything in the cooler, it just helped them maintain their temperature, and protects them in transit. Again, only fill the bags about half full of water, they need the air in the bag to breathe, more than they need room to swim while they're moving.

ya! i have plenty of those^^ imma use some old pickle jars and peanut butter ones,i have a cooler to keep them in as well,its not going to be a very long ride but there is 4 of them :lol: im not sure how to GET them in the jar though...the net wont fit:C
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Re: Aquariums

Postby TNHawke » June 14th, 2012, 1:44:42 pm

Don't use pickle jars. The vinegar and everything that they use to make pickles leeches into the glass. That's why pickle jars always smell like pickle forever after.
They can be gently dropped or poured into the jars.
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Re: Aquariums

Postby Alois » June 14th, 2012, 4:43:51 pm

TNHawke wrote:Don't use pickle jars. The vinegar and everything that they use to make pickles leeches into the glass. That's why pickle jars always smell like pickle forever after.
They can be gently dropped or poured into the jars.

i washed them with hot water and they don't smell anymore :t-shrug: you can pick them up with your hands? i though that ruins their slim coat

edit:I found him dead,he was floating at the bottom of his tank:C
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