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  1. ireland
    05-11-2011 11:04 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL, I have a question and I didnt know who or where to ask so I figure since your one of the most knowledgeable member on here I try my luck with you. I have a 20 gallon long that i just recently set up and wanted to densely plant it and use it as a grow out tank for betta fry. I've read that you've manage to keep them longer together by keeping them in a densely planted tank so I thought i give it a try too, but I have a few question that I hope you can help me with. Have you ever inject CO2 into the tank and would it affect fry growth at all? Would dosing fertilizer affect fry growth too? Thank you
  2. Oldfishlady
    05-07-2011 03:00 PM - permalink
    Since he is otherwise eating, swimming and generally sounds like normal closed system surfing is something some fish do...not sure the true reason...but I suspect it is related to just being in a closed system...the fish has no concept that on the other side is not water.....
    Not really much you can can try moving things around inside the tank when you do water changes, placing different objects outside the tank and inside too, cover the areas that he seems to surf the most for glare...kinda trial and error......
  3. Neil D
    05-07-2011 11:52 AM - permalink
    Neil D
    Hi OFL! My betta Josh likes to 'patrol' just the front of his ten gallon. It's heated and filtered. Is this just his 'hobby' or is something bugging him? He also seems to have an affection for a corner of his tank. He seems to like swimming up and down that wall/corner. The tank is half lit, and he seems to prefer the darkest corner, but when I turn of the light, he still stays there.He's active, eating, swimming, and normal, I was just wondering if this is bad or just his behavioral patterns. Thx in advance!
  4. Oldfishlady
    05-05-2011 03:18 PM - permalink
    I would get her in a small QT container that can be floated in the heated tank....this will make it easier on her to get to air as well
    I need more information to know what salt to recommend....if she is having buoyancy, constipation, bloat etc... problems 2tsp/gal Epsom salt and if it is injury, parasites...etc.... aquarium salt 1tsp/gal...and for open wounds- aquarium salt 3tsp/gal
    Its best to always QT for treatment in a small-clear-bare bottom container-this helps for the needed 100% daily water changes, dosage and most important observation....
  5. Arashi Takamine
    05-05-2011 02:59 PM - permalink
    Arashi Takamine
    OFL I need some tips: How much AQ and Eposm salt to add to a 1.5 gallon tank? Maka's gotten sick and she can't move off her silk plant trust me she's wiggled and trying to fall off of it but she can't seem to move herself. worried about doing 100% changes with the treatment considering that she's gotten this bad.
  6. usmcwife2010
    05-04-2011 01:31 PM - permalink
    ok well i am having a betta fish crisis!!!! i cured one but now its the other one he is motionless im treaing him for ick but he just stays at the bottom of the tank he wont eat or sticks his head in the rocks and is straight up or stares at the other one in the bigger tant and he wont eat and he just started acting like this on monday when i changed his water and everything and i really dont know what to do i got him in dcember and the other one who was given to me in december but his previous owners got him in may he was just constipated which i thought was weird
  7. Betta Slave
    05-01-2011 03:30 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Okay, thank you :) I'll have to do something about the links...

    Decided not to breed him anymore, however- am getting a pair from Thailand :)
  8. Oldfishlady
    05-01-2011 10:05 AM - permalink
    Okay.....sometimes as they get older they stop flaring...but he is not old...also the links don't work...not sure if they just don't work in this section or what...but I have found with links if you hit the preview button first they will show up

    I would keep him isolated and stop the mirror and mass feed live foods like mosquito larva for a week and then intro him to another male and when he flares drop in a larva or other favorite food in the container.....
  9. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 05:08 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Sorry for the double-post, but here's a link to some recent pics... He looks pretty young to me.

    http: //
  10. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 05:00 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    I am really not sure. He was a pet-store betta, but I think he is quite young- his fins are still growing out. Maybe 4-5 months at best.

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