Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources - Conversation Between Karebear13 and kfryman
Conversation Between Karebear13 and kfryman
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 10 of 32
  1. Karebear13
    11-05-2012 07:32 PM - permalink
    Yeah i was thinking a couple of months. Im not in a hurry to add them to the tank. I figured without a fish in there the disease would be gone in a couple of months
  2. kfryman
    11-05-2012 06:03 PM - permalink
    They can be, but you never know. With something like dropsy i wouldnt risk it. You can continue to QT for longer, I would say a month before i wouod even want to try.
  3. Karebear13
    11-05-2012 05:17 PM - permalink
    Hey so i have a question. My friend's betta just died and from the look of it. seems like it was dropsy that did it :( I bought her some plants about three weeks ago to put in her tank and she qt for about two weeks so I dont think it could have been the plants they were in his tank for about a week. Anyway she gave the plants back to me and I'm qt them since they were in a tank with a sick fish. Do you think they will be safe for my tank?
  4. Karebear13
    10-21-2012 08:19 PM - permalink
    How can I prevent that from happening?
  5. kfryman
    10-21-2012 08:09 PM - permalink
    I would say just not enough nutrients most likely then. It is usually that or surface agitation. And in this case, it sure wasn't surface agitation.
  6. Karebear13
    10-21-2012 07:52 PM - permalink
    No I don't have a filter or anything in there. Yeah I figure my plants will do a lot better in a cycled tank with a better light
  7. kfryman
    10-21-2012 07:48 PM - permalink
    Was there a lot of surface agitation? Also nutrients could have gotten low and it had nothing to feed on.
  8. Karebear13
    10-21-2012 07:46 PM - permalink
    Yeah Idk why but mine were doing super good the water lettuce roots were getting so long then everything started dying. My hornwort and then the water lettuce started browning. Right now I just have java fern and java moss since they require low light. Eventually I want to upgrade my HMPK to a ten gallon and possibly do a NPT
  9. kfryman
    10-21-2012 07:42 PM - permalink
    Aw that sucks! I don't have much any more either. They hated when I added more flow to the tank.
  10. Karebear13
    10-21-2012 12:43 AM - permalink
    No I was super upset. I really wanted them to replicate faster so I put them outside with a clear lid so that the natural sunlight would give me more duckweed and my dog still don't know how she got to them and how she managed to get past the lid... ate them all I was super bummed because I loved the water lettuce :(
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome