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|07-01-2009 06:46 AM|
Thank you for the condolences, he will be sorely missed! As will this tank...it was the first tank I set up intentionally as a planted before I really knew what I was doing (inert gravel...silly me!) I am sure it's next incarnation will be even better and that much more fun now I know what I am doing (well....kind of anyway).
Thanks for all of the encouragement and advice along the way everyone! My little 5.5 and I will be back some time in the fall after the move
|06-27-2009 06:29 PM|
|sewingalot||Sad day, indeed! I am sorry to hear about Mr Bettastic. He was such a great guy, very beautiful and vibrant.|
|06-26-2009 03:39 PM|
Sad day, Mr. Bettastic passed away, I'm not sure if it was residual trauma from the heat spike or what. I check parameters, they were fine, temp was fine. He'd been lethargic for a few days so I checked everything, temp was a LITTLE higher than it had beem from the first few days of heat we've had, but nothing extreme for sure. He was very beautiful and died before his time. He will be missed.
The other sad thing about this is that it means I will be shutting down this tank now in preparation for the move in August I am downsizing my number of tanks (TEMPORARILY) I will set this one or the 10 back up after the move as a Betta tank because I love having a Betta! For now, RIP Bettastic and Tank!
|06-09-2009 02:35 AM|
Ugh, sucks about the moss. More importantly how is Bettatastic doing with the temperature? Hopefully well.
Edit - you answered my question, duh.
|06-08-2009 03:09 PM|
|Karackle||Oops! I never updated this, Mr. Bettastic is doing well, but I did lose a lot of plants (including flame moss) during the temp spike. Bummer. But I am going to get some major renovations done in the next couple of days with the gorgeous plants from SewingAlot (thanks again!) that still need homes, so stay tuned!|
|04-29-2009 01:27 PM|
Yeah, he was floating near the top (i imagine in order to breath) so I got nervous, but as soon as I put in cool water, he was swimming around like nothing was wrong.
I think I'll have to keep a closer eye on the plants to watch out for die-off due to high temps so i don't get an ammonia spike.
|04-29-2009 05:53 AM|
|sewingalot||Oh no! I would just keep an eye on him and put in extra air if possible to get the oxygen back up. Luckily, they like higher than normal temperatures, so I think he will be just fine.|
|04-28-2009 09:24 PM|
I got home today and my bettas was sitting near the surface of his tank. I thought he was dead at first but luckily he wasn't. UNluckily the water was nearly 100 degrees! I noticed it was high yesterday after a 90degree day so i turned the heater down. Apparently i turned it up!
I quickly did a 50% water change with some cooler water to cool him back off. Is there anything else I should do? Is there anything I should keep an eye on or out for as a repercussion?
Any input would be appreciated!
|04-10-2009 03:38 AM|
Soooooooooooo handsome. Are you sure I can't have him?
I feel your pain with euthanasia. I just lost the battle with my platty that had dropsy. His dropsy got better, but he just started laying on his side barely moving. I actually had to get my husband to euthanize the poor guy because I was so teary-eyed.
Your tank is looking awesome. How often do you feed Bettastic brine shrimp. Cool name, by the way.
|04-10-2009 03:34 AM|
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|04-09-2009 08:44 PM|
|Karackle||heeheehee all excellent points, I will have to play with the various pictures and see what works best|
|04-09-2009 05:28 PM|
|Complexity||Yeah, I'm not sure how the peeking one would look once resized to an avatar, but if it doesn't turn out good, then I vote for #2 which I think is the one you mentioned, as well. Or you can use #1 if you rotated the pic and cropped it so the plants won't look funny being sideways.|
|04-09-2009 04:27 PM|
|Karackle||Thanks! I think that one is my favorite too, though I think the clearest focus is the one where he is picking the brine shrimp off the wall, but the peeking through the plants might just have to be my new avatar|
|04-09-2009 04:25 PM|
|Karackle||Vicki, thanks for the info! I'll look into those options as well I'd like to find out more about the Jobe's, I worry a little about using non-planted tank specific fertilizer in such a small tank as my 5.5g, so a little more research might be at hand|
|04-09-2009 04:24 PM|
|Complexity||Wow, I love your pictures! You're not kidding, you got some really good ones! I think the 3rd one is my favorite. I love how he's peeking through the plants. Perfect focus on it, too!|
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