Wild daphnia would be okay but I'm not so sure about wild daphnia from a lake that is high in mercury. If the person decides to go ahead and use them, rinse them well first in dechlorinated water using a conditioner that removes heavy metals.
Yeah but I would rather do a small water change once a week than having to do a 100 percent at least once a month in a 5 gallon an put him through the stress of netting. I also believe my tank is cycled now
My first betta probably got sick around the third day I had him? I'm watching this one carefully but he still seems happy and active. The first one would never ever try to eat, whereas this one is very picky, but will eat what he likes.
Ack, I should have seen this first. I didn't think about bringing water to be checked. I bought my new betta from a small pet store in town. They were actually in smaller containers there, but they all looked healthy and happy (one or two even had tiny bubble nests in their cups!) so I didn't feel too bad. My new fish looks pretty healthy to me. The only thing I noticed after bringing him home is that the edges of his fins are a bit pale, but as his body is a light color I'm not sure if it's just his natural coloring. Hopefully nothing is wrong. He's very happy and even if he's being picky about food so far, he's already made a bubble nest. I do have BettaSafe which I put in the water, since I'm just using tap water, so hopefully that will be enough?
going to try to send betta fish care sheet to this person. mom told me this person has kept different fish, including bettas, for many years. *sigh of relief* it causes me to feel so much better knowing this. still will give them the sheet just for info. =)
Oh, in regards to the metal in the hammock. I can throw it out to the rest of the mod team but I know we have a problem with too many stickies already. We're in the process of trying to organize the stickies so once that is done, maybe we can add one about the metal. :)