My boy Dallas just won't flare anymore... he stopped one day and I don't know why. He's his normal self, however- no illnesses that I can see, his fins are growing out, he loves to eat, he'll jump for his food, and his tank is about 80 and always kept clean. He gently raises his gills *rarely*, but usually in front of a mirror he just tenses up and has a staring competition with his reflection before swimming away, uninterested.
I am planning on breeding him- will his refusal to flare make it harder? He doesn't seem to be in pain- I'm just wondering if he actually WILL breed. :/ He should, if I've conditioned him correctly, though, yes?
I hate troubling you, but this one has me stumped. I think I may know what it is and what to do about it, but I'd like to be absolutely sure before I lose another one because I guessed and got the wrong answer.
You can safely cycle the tank with the fish provided that you make the needed water changes...in a 2.5gal filtered tank-twice weekly 50% water changes should maintain water quality...1-50% water only and 1-50% to include substrate cleaning by vacuum or stir and dip method...
In smaller tanks (less than 5gal) do not have enough surface area to establish a large enough colony of beneficial bacteria needed for the nitrogen cycle and twice weekly water changes are needed regardless of cycle stage, however, once the nitrogen cycle has established even in a small tank,,,it can give you some wiggle room so to speak when life happens and/or a long weekend...lol......
I need your help again! My juvies are dying, and I don't know what the cause is.
Before, they were ok, had insatiable appetite, and were very lively. When they reached about .5", most just hung in the water surface and stopped feeding.
I noticed that those which had this mysterious ailment had very stubby pectoral fins.
That's what I observed. They just float near the surface, they don't eat, and they have stubby pectorals fins. When they get too emaciated, that's when they just cease living. :(
I just lost half of the juvies in one of my spawns due to this unknown sickness.
As to their diet, I feed (or fed, as they had stopped eating lol) them fish eggs and a variety of powdered fish food. Their water is also well maintained, and regularly changed.
Hi, I was sent to you to seek advice for my betta Ramsey. He developed a white spot on his head about a 2 weeks ago. It hasn't spread anywhere else, it just stays above his eye. I have treated him with bettafix, Maracyn 1 & 2 (all at different times of corse). It still won't go away. =/. He still has normal eating habbits and doesn't act sick. If you could give me some advice that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks =].