View Profile: Oldfishlady
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Oldfishlady's Profile

Oldfishlady Oldfishlady is offline

Member

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 831 to 840 of 1196
  1. weluvbettas
    12-03-2010 08:52 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hello! I have a male , a very calm one. Living with 6 white clouded minnow fry which are small. I was wondering if I would be able to add some of the small female betta fry that are getting picked on in the fry tank. The tank that the male lives in is stuffed with silk plants.
  2. Oldfishlady
    12-01-2010 12:13 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    You never know...these guys can surprise you......lol....all you can do is all you can do....also depending on how old she is too....rare, but it can happen is egg bound-looks just like dropsy symptom and they usually do not recover.......

    Also, you can go up to 3tsp/gal-on the Epsom salt if needed-just do it slow 1tsp at a time every 12-24h to tolerance ....

    You can also try broad spectrum antibiotic...I don't use them so I can't recommend anything.....

    good luck.....
  3. weluvbettas
    12-01-2010 11:55 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hello!
    My pk female violet as you know has dropsy . At the moment i have qt her in a cup with epsom salt. She is eating. Am i doing everything I can? Will she make it? She is a tough girl. Been through cold temps as low as 70 (before i knew anything lol) 3 spawns , fin rot , attacks by other fish and numerous fights !
  4. Oldfishlady
    11-27-2010 03:54 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Are you talking about moving a cycled filter to a uncycled tank to jump start the cycle...is yes, then yes...lol.....
  5. weluvbettas
    11-27-2010 03:30 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hey........ again!! .....laffs.....

    Would I be able to move a cycled filter from one tank to a different tank ? And would it start to cycle again?
  6. Oldfishlady
    11-26-2010 03:23 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    If the filter is in a heavy planted tank-then the cycle is moot in a sense-with enough plants they usually will provide the nitrifying bacteria with the oxygen they need-in unplanted tanks the good bacteria will be limited due to lack of oxygen-in small tanks it really doesn't matter that much due to water change needs

    As far as your shrimp...I have no idea why they are not staying out in the open especially during feeding time...mine do....they do tend to stay in the plants more than in the open when no food is present.....maybe they need more time.....
  7. weluvbettas
    11-26-2010 02:57 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hey oldfishlady!!! I have a few questions . If I keep the filter off will I lose the cycle??
    Also I have a planted nano with rcs and you never see them the always hiding in the shadows and they never jump on the algae wafers. Why? There breeding as
    I have lots of fry and berried females but I never see the shrimp walking along the foreground.
  8. Oldfishlady
    10-30-2010 04:04 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Yes, I would start making some water only changes-sometimes the water can get toxic when you disturb the soil too much....good luck....
  9. weluvbettas
    10-30-2010 03:59 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hioldfishlady! Over the last few days I havehad a bit of a shrimp die off . Is this normal? I gone from 10 to 6 in about a week . should I up my water changes a bit?
  10. Oldfishlady
    10-27-2010 02:11 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Awesome...doing a rescape is always so much fun.....I need to get me a new tank so I can play with something new...lol...I still have so many plants left over when I trim and I have been wanting to try a new species anyway so I have a good reason...laffs......

About Me

  • About Oldfishlady
    Location
    USA
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    20+

Statistics

Total Posts
Visitor Messages
Total Thanks
General Information
  • Last Activity: 01-21-2014 09:02 AM
  • Join Date: 03-01-2010
  • Referrals: 4

Friends

Showing Friends 1 to 10 of 203

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.