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  1. Dead Sunlight
    07-20-2010 03:53 PM - permalink
    Dead Sunlight
    Quick question...

    The paint on my log is peeling, can it become dangerous to my Bettas in anyway?
  2. Oldfishlady
    07-17-2010 06:04 PM - permalink
    I have never kept white clouds and I thought they were a cold water fish for some reason, maybe not...they are awesome looking fish and as long as their temp needs fit the Bettas, then yes, also what about fancy guppies-a trio of them would work too and the added fry every month for free betta food...yummy
  3. weluvbettas
    07-17-2010 05:50 PM - permalink
    would i be able to keep a shoal of 4 white clouded minnows in the tank
  4. Oldfishlady
    07-17-2010 05:43 PM - permalink
    I have never had an apple snail so I don't know much about them, I know some snails will eat plants, however, lots of them get blamed when what they are doing is eating dead or dieing plant matter.
    I had zebra snails and these guys got evicted from my planted tanks because they did eat plants and would cut my hygrophila down like looking snails and I sure wished they would have worked out...then I later found out that full blood zebra snail don't eat plants but the cross bred one I must have had crossed bred type....dang-it.....
  5. weluvbettas
    07-17-2010 05:18 PM - permalink
    i already have some live plants in it (its quite heavly planted) i heard the apple snail will eat the plants?
  6. Oldfishlady
    07-17-2010 05:15 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady about dwarf cory cats 5-6, not the regular size ones as they are too big for a proper school in a 10g
    The good stand by-Neon tetra school of 6-some Bettas are okay with them and other are not...for other small fish and I would go to the the fish shop and look at their fish and see what you like, write down the name and then research them.
    Fun getting a new tank and stocking......are you going to add more live plants?
    or if you do plan on more live plants wait until it has matured some and get 5-6 ottos....
  7. weluvbettas
    07-17-2010 05:01 PM - permalink
    hi oldfishlady i have a new ten gallon which houses my male betta , a apple snail and a shrimp (its quite large) i was wondering what other fish could i have in it?
  8. Oldfishlady
    07-17-2010 04:39 PM - permalink
    Most of the carbon are low quality and usually used up in 2-4 weeks, I don't use carbon when a water change will do the same thing-remove odors, tannins, medication. Use of carbon is a personal choice IMO.
  9. mjbn
    07-17-2010 01:05 PM - permalink
    okay thanks! How often do I replace the carbon? The filter came with a timestrip supposedly showing when the carbon runs out of it's full "capabilities" but the timestrip was full after only 3 weeks. When is the correct time to do so?
  10. Oldfishlady
    07-17-2010 01:03 PM - permalink
    That make things easier, just replace the carbon only as per the package direction and only give the filter media itself a swish/rinse 1-2 times a month, I would not change the filter media itself until it is falling apart and just replace the carbon.

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