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  1. TheKingsFish
    04-30-2011 05:47 AM - permalink

    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.
  2. Oldfishlady
    04-29-2011 03:42 PM - permalink
    You can safely cycle the tank with the fish provided that you make the needed water 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
  3. Blazer23
    04-29-2011 03:27 PM - permalink
    What are the consequences of not cycling? Can i cycle with a fish inside the tank that im cycling. (2.5 gallon)
  4. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 09:26 PM - permalink
  5. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 09:23 PM - permalink
    Here's my thread. There are a couple of pics there. Thanks again!
  6. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 08:47 PM - permalink

    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.

    Please share your thoughts! Thanks so much!!
  7. JenMarie10
    04-28-2011 03:17 PM - permalink
    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 =].
  8. Oldfishlady
    04-28-2011 07:33 AM - permalink
    Sure, do you have a thread started already....
  9. Guppie luver
    04-28-2011 07:30 AM - permalink
    Guppie luver
    Hi can you help me with a sorority question?
  10. Arashi Takamine
    04-26-2011 05:30 PM - permalink
    Arashi Takamine
    Thanks OFL. I checked on him today and he was himself again. Colored up, the only thing missing was a few of his rays. It looked like he fought his tail and won slightly. He's back to normal though and he doesn't have any signs of being ill. Last night he exhausted himself and stayed hidden until early this morning. Thankfully he's okay.

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