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post #11 of 19 Old 10-01-2009, 01:44 PM
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Sure thing. I agree that adding some more tetras woule be nice. It's good that your betta could care lass about them. Maybe post some pics of your tank? We LOVE pictures
Forgot to add...since your tank is still cycling it would be wise to purchase a liquid test kit so you're able to monitor your water parameters.

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Sure thing. I agree that adding some more tetras woule be nice. It's good that your betta could care lass about them. Maybe post some pics of your tank? We LOVE pictures
Forgot to add...since your tank is still cycling it would be wise to purchase a liquid test kit so you're able to monitor your water parameters.
Well I was in the pet store today and couldn't resist. I got a couple more tetras. The mollies looked amazing so I got a couple of them too. The owner said one is a male and one is a female. Is there a chance of seeing baby mollies? I will post pics soon.

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1 Pleco
1 Striped Raphael catfish
2 Danios
2 Cherry Barbs
2 Mollies - Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone
2 Cory Catfish
2 Neon Tetras - Terrance and Phillip
1 Female Betta - Tuggah
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Yeah so there are my fish. I couldn't get a good shot of my betta but the mollies and tetras came out alright. Enjoy !

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1 Pleco
1 Striped Raphael catfish
2 Danios
2 Cherry Barbs
2 Mollies - Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone
2 Cory Catfish
2 Neon Tetras - Terrance and Phillip
1 Female Betta - Tuggah
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post #14 of 19 Old 10-03-2009, 08:23 PM
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ok how do yall filter if you dont have the carbon???? Im about to set up a 5 gallon with a betta
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ok how do yall filter if you dont have the carbon???? Im about to set up a 5 gallon with a betta
If you look earlier in this thread there is a useful link that describes it in detail. Basically it says the main reason to use activated carbon is to get excess medication out of a tank. Other than that its not 100% necessary from my understanding at least. Hope that helps.

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Just wondering, my female betta is looking pale and almost a silverish white. What could be the reason for this? Could the white gravel in my tank be the cause of this?

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Just wondering, my female betta is looking pale and almost a silverish white. What could be the reason for this? Could the white gravel in my tank be the cause of this?
It is one possibility. Bettas come from dark waters thick with vegetation. Some floating plants would give all your fish security, and some wood, rocks, plants on the bottom the same.

Fish that are programmed by nature to live in dark, plant-thick waters feel threatened and vulnerable in a bare tank. The fish does not know that it is safe; it only knows what its instinct tells it, that without protection it is very exposed to predation. Adding some plants and dark would certainly lessen its stress, and that is a good thing in itself, since stress can cause most all ailments in fish, even parasites. Free of stress, the fish is better able to fend off attackers.

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Thanks a bunch. My tank will have plants soon. My female molly has been getting annoyed my the male from time to time. This should only benefit her cause.

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2 Cory Catfish
2 Neon Tetras - Terrance and Phillip
1 Female Betta - Tuggah
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Thanks a bunch. My tank will have plants soon. My female molly has been getting annoyed my the male from time to time. This should only benefit her cause.
And another thing, agression frequently appears due to the stress of the empty surroundings, when it otherwise would not. Of course, the male will give attention to the female molly in any case, but with nowhere to escape she is going to be very stressed. B.

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