Hi, my PK is having issues with internal parasites it seems and someone referred me to you :)
soo.. people have suggested curing with api general cure, jungle's parasite fizzy meds, epsom salt, anti-parasitical/garlic juiced pellets, etc. which do you think is the best way to go? the white strands he pooped out looked wormy, not thready at all. and the best part: IT DIDNT POOP OUT. it freakishly snuck its way back into his gut he seems to have some deteriorating of his fins, mostly his pectorals, as they are becoming ragged and white? oh and he has cloudy eye spots again, but on both eyes this time. currently i have AQ salt and jungle fungus clear on hand. hes still active and eating. ive posted a thread about it in the diseases section if you need any additional info. ive posted pics in there.
Natural planted tanks are great to keep and really easy too....but you have to start out with the right soil, right number and species of plants and the right lights...
Organic soil is best or even dirt out of your yard/garden-you will have ammonia produced by any soil-its the plants that use this ammonia for food that will keep the fish safe...but the plants have to be a fast growing big eater and actively growing in order for them to keep the water safe for the fish...Stem plants and floating plants can do this-but in order to get active growth they need the right light and for it to be on long enough...Its a Balance......plants are the filter and livestock are the ferts..a little mini ecosystem in a glass box....
Hi OFL, I have been considering for quite some time now to do a NPT but haven't really known where to start. When I first decided I wanted to do it awhile back, I bought some organic potting soil but was weary of some of the additives that were in it especially after soaking it and seeing that there was ammonia in the water after it would sit.
Do you have any suggestions or even a link that would help me get started? Thanks!
Hi OFL Thanks for responding to my injured Betta, He looks so much better tonight. His eye looks normal. His scales are healing fast. It is his ventral fin, not pectoral fin that is injured. It looks better but is still bent a little. I hope it is not broke. I read lots of advice on the forum for helping injuries. My thanks to all who post advice. I got some freeze dried bloodworms for him. I hope that makes him happy. I also got rid of the nylon and adjusted my baffle in case that is what caused my fish to get up on the filter. I sure hope I got it right this time.
help my betta got caught in his filter. He has injured his head just behind his eye, and one fin under him seems bent. He is eating and swimming. But I don't have a clue what to do. Can he recover? What do I need to do to help him.