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jimnyc
04-25-2015, 05:24 PM
That's right, that's her name. :laugh:

I have the cichlids in the big tank, then had to move my frogs and tetras to a medium tank, so a bought a Betta to put in my small desktop tank. While I think she likes it, since it's bigger than the egg sized bowl they keep them in, the filter is a problem. You see the vent holes beneath her and behind those 2 plants. When I first put her in there within minutes she was kinda stuck to those intake holes. I then lowered the filter speed and the dolt was back there a few minutes later. I then turned it to it's slowest setting AND I put those 2 plants in front of it. A little while later she was wedged between the plants and the intake!! I don't know if she's really that weak, scared or what. I turned it off and she does move here and there. So now I can't use the filter. Most of these little fighters don't live in a full size aquarium anyway, and most without filters, but why not let her be in heaven with a perfectly clean tank? But the lame little wuss can't seem to fight the current!

http://i.imgur.com/KklfGoY.jpg

Kathianne
04-25-2015, 06:57 PM
Ack! More damned fish! :laugh:

LongTermGuy
04-25-2015, 07:11 PM
ahhhhhh....you finally got a Betta...good...I have had a few over the years....that can live pretty long if taken care of....as you know they breath a little different than other fish.... Mirrors usually work well to get them exited...

`Betta Fish get excited when they see me`



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9onmWRaiaU



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NibQ-ZoUWkA

Jeff
04-26-2015, 08:20 AM
That's right, that's her name. :laugh:

I have the cichlids in the big tank, then had to move my frogs and tetras to a medium tank, so a bought a Betta to put in my small desktop tank. While I think she likes it, since it's bigger than the egg sized bowl they keep them in, the filter is a problem. You see the vent holes beneath her and behind those 2 plants. When I first put her in there within minutes she was kinda stuck to those intake holes. I then lowered the filter speed and the dolt was back there a few minutes later. I then turned it to it's slowest setting AND I put those 2 plants in front of it. A little while later she was wedged between the plants and the intake!! I don't know if she's really that weak, scared or what. I turned it off and she does move here and there. So now I can't use the filter. Most of these little fighters don't live in a full size aquarium anyway, and most without filters, but why not let her be in heaven with a perfectly clean tank? But the lame little wuss can't seem to fight the current!

http://i.imgur.com/KklfGoY.jpg


ahhhhhh....you finally got a Betta...good...I have had a few over the years....that can live pretty long if taken care of....as you know they breath a little different than other fish.... Mirrors usually work well to get them exited...

`Betta Fish get excited when they see me`



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9onmWRaiaU



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NibQ-ZoUWkA


Get a couple more and you can take bets on who will win :laugh: Think about it DP's fighting fish thread. :laugh:

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 08:27 AM
ahhhhhh....you finally got a Betta...good...I have had a few over the years....that can live pretty long if taken care of....as you know they breath a little different than other fish.... Mirrors usually work well to get them exited...

`Betta Fish get excited when they see me`

Mine sucks thus far, but it has only been overnight!


Get a couple more and you can take bets on who will win :laugh: Think about it DP's fighting fish thread. :laugh:

I don't like filter-less tanks, especially when small, as it'll get filthy. I can't believe this sucker can't handle the smallest of currents, but it is a small tank. I'm thinking of eventually placing him in the middle tank, where he would be with 2 small neon tetras and 2 African dwarf frogs. I couldn't care less if he killed the tetras, as they are lamer then him, but I'm concerned he might kill my frogs. Also, even in a bigger tank, I'll have to monitor and make sure he doesn't get caught up in the intake tube on that one!!

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 08:28 AM
Think about it DP's fighting fish thread. :laugh:

Kath would probably bet on that, hoping they would all croak! I'm thinking you may be onto something here. Put in as many fishies as participants, 10 bucks apiece - last man standing gets it all!! :)

tailfins
04-26-2015, 08:55 AM
Raising fish is actually a very educational experience. It also builds diligence. Careless owner = dead fish. I would like to see Jim raise salt water fish. I hear that's a big league challenge. I don't care about fish per se. However, I like seeing someone succeed at it because it's no small feat.

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Raising fish is actually a very educational experience. It also builds diligence. Careless owner = dead fish. I would like to see Jim raise salt water fish. I hear that's a big league challenge. I don't care about fish per se. However, I like seeing someone succeed at it because it's no small feat.

I wrote out a lengthy reply about how I could be successful with a salt water tank, but WAY too expensive, like 5x that of freshwater, and browser crashed. Fricking little Nemo fish are well over $100. Don't get me started on supplies and filters!

Here is the Betta in with the others. I pan to the left to show the Tetras, and when I show the frog, he bolts for whatever reason. I know it wasn't because he saw me, as they are basically blind!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8tsE48qSEo&feature=youtu.be

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Btw, tank was only stirred up a tad from pouring in some new water and adding the betta. Normal that tank is crystal clear.

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Since the convicts are history I went and got 2 more fish. I got another blue Demasoni, but a little bigger. I also got a flower cichlid. They were nice bright blue colors but were light shaded by the time I got them home, which happens from stress/fear. Hopefully they'll be ok within a few hours. Also got some live plants to replace a few more of the fake ones, healthier for them.

tailfins
04-26-2015, 01:44 PM
I wrote out a lengthy reply about how I could be successful with a salt water tank, but WAY too expensive, like 5x that of freshwater, and browser crashed. Fricking little Nemo fish are well over $100. Don't get me started on supplies and filters!

Here is the Betta in with the others. I pan to the left to show the Tetras, and when I show the frog, he bolts for whatever reason. I know it wasn't because he saw me, as they are basically blind!!



I want to try keeping sea horses for multiple years.

jimnyc
04-26-2015, 02:19 PM
I want to try keeping sea horses for multiple years.

Don't know much about them honestly. They used to sell "Sea Monkeys" when I was a kid, which were nothing more than brine shrimp!! LOL

tailfins
04-26-2015, 02:34 PM
Don't know much about them honestly. They used to sell "Sea Monkeys" when I was a kid, which were nothing more than brine shrimp!! LOL

Correct. If you want to see lots of "sea monkeys" (the kind you're talking about), go for a swim in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Some talk about a different type of "sea monkey" on Miami Beach on Memorial Day, but I won't bring up that topic.

http://wildlife.utah.gov/gsl/brineshrimp/brineshrimp.jpg