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  1. indjo
    01-31-2012 05:51 AM - permalink
    indjo
    No wonder I haven't seen you around.......
    Sorry about your loss. I hope you didn't lose all of them.
  2. indjo
    01-15-2012 06:23 PM - permalink
    indjo
    IDK. Rainy season seems to be illness season both for humans and pets. It's just how it is and we've learned to accept it. I'm hearing those who keep their bettas inside are beginning to have problems too.

    10-15 years ago I can keep everything under direct rain and wont have problems. But home how it's different now.

    You know how "giving is better than receiving". Well I guess this especially applies to rain water. LOL. Unfortunately my city can't give since we're a coastal city. We can only receive from other cities. I can only wait and see .... and hope for the best.
  3. indjo
    01-13-2012 01:25 PM - permalink
    indjo
    On the contrary, bugs and other critters (specially daphnia and tubifex) are scarce during rainy season. Well there's a lot of dengue mosquitoes, but I don't want to mess with them.

    Yes bigger tanks are more stable. But most of my breeders are in solitary 1-3g tanks. Only sororities get bigger tanks.

    We had a warning this afternoon. Though rain hasn't been big in my city - thus not flooding rivers, yet a nearby city (known as "rain city") is contributing a lot of water. They are forced to open their dam..... and might flood some areas in my city. Fortunately it hasn't flooded my neighborhood. But we are constantly on the alert. The uncertainty is so frustrating.
  4. indjo
    01-11-2012 04:13 AM - permalink
    indjo
    Though it's generally hot, yet water temps can fluctuate quickly. From a cloudy 26C to a sunny 28C then suddenly drop back to 26-25C in minutes when it rains. A week of these fluctuations, bettas lose appetite. Another week they begin having problems. I wish I could keep them inside.

    It's safer if the temps were stable. At a low 25-26C they would remain healthy. Even filtered 13g tanks that gets heated by the pumps at 28C also becomes problematic in this weather.... don't know why.

    We don't normally have such storms. This year is extra windy - it's too windy for me to tend to my bettas when it rains..... I still get wet though there's a roof above me. LOL
  5. indjo
    01-05-2012 04:19 AM - permalink
    indjo
    Those were tank temp, not air. IDK what temp of air is. I think it should range above body temp - above 36C (probably around 38C - I feel hot) and low should be around 30C (I feel cold). No matter how hot it is here, it seldom reaches 40C.

    We just had a crazy storm. Rain was literally falling sideways (not down). Wind blew all empty plastic jars/bottles everywhere. Tubs that gets rain water over flowed .... even those that's not supposed to get rain water are filled. Well, there goes my supply of daphnia. I hope my fry are ok.... too windy for me to check.

    Fortunately it didn't lasted too long. 1 hour of such rain would have flooded the river and an extra hour would have flooded our neighborhood. .... still waiting for the "once in 5 year" flood .....
  6. indjo
    01-04-2012 07:40 AM - permalink
    indjo
    Hahaha...
    I used to drink beer to warm my body when ever I catch the flu... not anymore because the wife is against it.

    Sure enough I broke down and am not feeling too well. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be dengue fever ...thank god!!! We had sun today, so I'm feeling better ... a little. Either way I'm always outside with my fish..... very windy and damp!!!

    I don't use a combined filter system for that reason. I prefer to keep them in small tanks, in groups of 5-12. It's easier to control and cure if any have problems.

    I'm currently bored - can't breed. Temp is too low (25-26C/77-78.8F). 3 of my latest spawns failed. Heaters are useless when it's sunny because temps reach 28C/82.4F and during hot season it spikes to 30-31C/86-87.8F ..... deep tanks are better in these conditions - more stable.
  7. indjo
    01-02-2012 12:08 AM - permalink
    indjo
    Sorry to hear of your health. I'm not sick ..... yet ... hope I won't. Last week I was bitten (a lot) by dengue (?) mosq. while picking rambutan fruit. If I don't get sick by the end of this week, then I should be OK. My son was (new years eve) and as usual I stayed up to make sure his fever doesn't get too high. He's better now but I'm dead tired..... hope my immune system is still good enough.

    We have been having bad weather for 2 weeks and rain for the last 5 days. Illness is common both in and out of the tanks. My bettas have lost their appetites due to long periods of low temp (they're out side) and some have even died without showing any symptoms. Hope I get at least 1 sunny day this week. That should boost my betta's health.
  8. indjo
    01-02-2012 12:07 AM - permalink
    indjo
    yes. Any betta will breed in any amount of water. I bred mine in a 7, 5 and 3g. .... the ones I know that doesn't produce much fry. And I know people who breed them in 1.25g (15x15x21cm) tanks.... (they don't care much about the female's well being.)

    Just make sure that you know your male's character - if he is vicious, use tons of hiding places for the female. By hiding places, I mean places where the male can't easily go to so he can't follow the female there. I use anacharis jammed together so that they need to shoot into it. They can't just swim normally into it. That way the male can't get to the female.

    Depending how many fry you have - if you have 100-200, 20g will not be enough (only good for the first 2 months). You will need to separate into groups according to size.
  9. indjo
    01-01-2012 11:06 AM - permalink
    indjo
    That is the wise thing to do. Unfortunately I often find myself out of tanks to breed in. So instead if raising a few in too big a tank, I mix them and use the empty tank for further breeding.

    I don't usually mix similar spawns. But in this case I thought blue x blue = blue.... I was wrong because the blue was apparently a result of a mix spawn and got a lot of green.

    I am currently working with:
    Super Blacks (still waiting for age/size)
    Red dragons (now F1 - will be spawning for F2 later this month)
    Gold/Yellow dragons (waiting for age/size)
    Blue dragons (which was apparently from a mixed spawn so I got a bunch of colors in F1) .... this lead me to work with Black dragons too

    Giant - mainly trying to get pure 100% dragon scales ....Green, Blue, and Red ....Oh and improve their fins (the females all have poor form)
  10. indjo
    12-31-2011 09:55 AM - permalink
    indjo
    I used to put tags on my tanks. But when I am busy (work), I often move fry and forget about the tags ..... and forget who's who.

    Sometimes I only work with a few color/types - then I forget who's who because they all look the same. LOL

    I guess the bottom line is that it's better to have tanks for each spawn so you don't need to mix them to make space for new spawns. And working with totally different colors helps too - easy to identify.

    Happy New Year .... at my place it's an hour before midnight.

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