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  1. finnfinnfriend
    09-02-2013 07:38 AM - permalink
    So basically I am not over feeding....Maybe under feeding? I fast on water change day as well - easier to remember that way...
  2. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 07:12 AM - permalink
    Thanks for admiring my fish, fff. Not many members liked him in the photo contests.

    Actually, he's a "Copper," three translucent layers of color. Depending on the light intensity and angle, he can look copper-tarnish green, dull blue or (mostly) copper-penny brown. But he's so shiny I can't get a good picture of this color mode. He's a 4-ray HMPK and proud of it.

    The light blue HM in my album was my dragon-scale---a devil-dragon because of his red fins. Some people consider dragons as only white. Some include light blue as dragons.
  3. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 06:49 AM - permalink
    I feed 6-10 1.0mm Omega Ones in one daily feeding. Sometimes more, in which case they float and the fish take all day to eat them. I fast on water change day, a tip I got from Byron.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 11:44 AM - permalink
    They are 1mm pellets.
  5. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 08:48 AM - permalink
    I don't know how big NLS pellets are. I only have the really small ones for fry.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:53 AM - permalink
    Will do...But could 6 NLS pellets, 6 days a week conceiveably be too much?
  7. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 07:41 AM - permalink
    You may be feeding a little much. That's the correct conclusion, anyway. Try cutting it in half for a week or two. Won't hurt 'em.
  8. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:28 AM - permalink
    Oh yeah....I run the ATI mini in my 2.5...But I seem to get 10-20 nitrate by the week's end. Am I feeding too much?

    No ammonia or nitrite though. It's cycled.

    Thank you for your help.
  9. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 05:36 AM - permalink
    I keep my wild Smarigdina in a 2.5g bare-bottom tank. His Hagen Elite mini filter (set on low) has a little added foam, but not much. And just a few Anubias, so no real plant help. I vacuum and change 50% once a week (easy to keep a bare-bottom clean). I get 0.00ppm ammonia and nitrite and ~5.0ppm nitrate every week. One drop/gal Prime with the change just to chelate the heavy metals (My well has no chlorine nor ammonia).

    I would say that any sponge filter, even a small one, is plenty for just a Betta. When I activate my 3.0gals, I run an ATI Mini sponge filter, which is way overkill.

    Thanks for the friend request.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    08-31-2013 06:55 PM - permalink
    Hello again! A couple of questions if you don't mind...

    I don't like having a substrate in my 2.5 gallon, but would an over-sized sponge filter make up for lack of surface area?

    Also, for one betta alone in a cycled 2.5 gallon, do you recommend once weekly 50% water changes?


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