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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BarefootPixie
It looks like a damselfly larva. ...

It looks like a damselfly larva.
http://www.critterzone.com/animal-pictures-nature/stock-photos/damselfly-larva-larvae-nymph-AWIN100108-153.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Here's a piece of the clutch in my hand: ...

Here's a piece of the clutch in my hand:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x139/Akira_Mizuki/CAM000441_zps53fefdd6.jpg...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Is there a special way I should do water changes...

Is there a special way I should do water changes now? They're so tiny. I'm a little worried they'll get sucked into the turkey baster.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
I know this is sort of an old thread but I just...

I know this is sort of an old thread but I just want to announce that the snails have hatched! :D
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-17-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Oh, good. I was afraid I'd killed them.

Oh, good. I was afraid I'd killed them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-17-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
I tried to get it off and it broke in half!!! D:...

I tried to get it off and it broke in half!!! D: What should I do? Will any of them hatch now, or did I completely screw up?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-17-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Ooh, I might use that method. How should I take...

Ooh, I might use that method. How should I take the eggs off the hood without harming them?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-16-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Awesome! I'll PM you when/if they hatch.

Awesome! I'll PM you when/if they hatch.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-16-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
What should I do when I take the hood off to...

What should I do when I take the hood off to change the water, just mist them or something?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-16-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By BarefootPixie
Caring for apple snail eggs?

I thought my apple snails were both female, so I wasn't expecting a clutch of eggs to be attached to the hood of the tank this morning. Is there any special way to care for them, or should I just...
Forum: Fish   05-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By BarefootPixie
Do you have a heater for your tank? Bettas are...

Do you have a heater for your tank? Bettas are tropical and should ideally be kept at a constant temperature between 77 and 80. I keep my bettas at 78. Also I highly recommend you pick up some stress...
Forum: Fish   05-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By BarefootPixie
Well, there's your biggest problem. 30 minutes is...

Well, there's your biggest problem. 30 minutes is a pretty long time for him to be sitting in those chemicals. Do you have stress coat? if not you should pick some up and dose the tank according to...
Forum: Fish   05-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By BarefootPixie
How big is your tank? What temperature do you...

How big is your tank? What temperature do you keep it at? Did you treat or filter your water? He may have gone into shock from the sudden temperature difference, or if you haven't filtered your water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By BarefootPixie
This is literally the greatest thing I've seen...

This is literally the greatest thing I've seen all week.
Forum: Fish   04-04-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By BarefootPixie
Good snail eater?

My friend has a 35 gallon tank with a pleco (not sure what species) and a bunch of mollies. A few snails hitchhiked in with some plants and now there are a few hundred of them. Is there a fish she...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-29-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By BarefootPixie
Sorry about your snails too. :( Yeah, I think...

Sorry about your snails too. :( Yeah, I think Oberon was waiting until he thought I wasn't looking because it seemed like they were getting along fine until, well, you know. Can't wait to see the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-27-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By BarefootPixie
Well sadly, the snail passed last night. :( The...

Well sadly, the snail passed last night. :( The other one is doing great at least, though. Thanks anyway for the help.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By BarefootPixie
Injured apple snail

So I got two apple snails for one of my betta tanks, to eat all the dead plant matter. The betta that was in this tank, Oberon, is usually super aggressive but I had tested him with some ghost shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarefootPixie
Thanks for the help guys! I'll pick up a nerite...

Thanks for the help guys! I'll pick up a nerite snail next time I'm at Petco. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarefootPixie
Haha yeah, I don't think that a 2.5 will be...

Haha yeah, I don't think that a 2.5 will be enough for a betta AND Otos. XD Will Nerites eat my healthy plants too though? That's mostly what I'm worried about with snails, aside from all the waste...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarefootPixie
Looking for a cleanup crew

I'm new to inverts, and I'm looking for a good shrimp/snail for my 2.5 gallon planted betta tank. Early on I tested my betta Oberon's compatibility with some ghost shrimp and he chased them a bit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-06-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By BarefootPixie
Oh... well there are only three of them left, so...

Oh... well there are only three of them left, so I guess a lot of people wouldn't even bother. Also there was an ich outbreak recently and although I've been treating the whole tank and haven't seen...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By BarefootPixie
She got them from Petsmart. I couldn't find the...

She got them from Petsmart. I couldn't find the reciept for them so that was out. I completely forgot about Craigslist! I almost never go there so it slipped my mind. I guess I'll see if anyone there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By BarefootPixie
Question I have no idea what to do about this

So I came home to my parents' house to find that my mom had gotten 6 zebra danios and tried to shove them into a 2 gallon tank. Needless to say they were not healthy and not happy. There are now only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-24-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,494
Posted By BarefootPixie
Some people have reactions to the freeze dried...

Some people have reactions to the freeze dried bloodworms. I know that if I keep the jar open for too long the smell will irritate my throat. Maybe avoid the freeze dried stuff?
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