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  1. LadyVictorian
    01-05-2013 12:23 AM - permalink
    Waterbottle, food dish, shavings (carefresh paper bedding is great), a wheel (make sure it's large enough too), a hut, the plastic ones work but in the hermit crab section they have coconut huts that are nicer since they are dark, and looots of chew toys and blocks. Oh and when feeding mice buy gerbil food. It has the right balance of protein and vitamins for mice compared to rat and mice with sometimes has too much protein which makes petshop mice lose their fur. Oxbow hamster food is good for a main pellet and Tropical Mix is great for treats, full of good things mice can eat but avoid sunflower seed and peanuts. Those are the two most common things mice become allergic too and elarning your mouse is allergic to them is scary o.o Fresh veggies and fruit is a great snack too and yogurt
  2. LadyVictorian
    01-04-2013 11:46 PM - permalink
    Single males are great snuggle buddies, they love their people like tiny dogs. I have been thinking of using my 20 gallon to house 5 female mice but now I am starting to want a 10 gallon for one boy. My first foster mouse was male, Stuart and he was such a sweetheart, he even groomed my hair. I wish I could have adopted him but by then I had a community of 4 girls xD
  3. LadyVictorian
    01-04-2013 11:35 PM - permalink
    A single male mouse is the only way it should be done as like betta's two males will fight to the death. I have seen some scary things, males will rip the flesh off each other. In fact single males are the most fun because they bound with you. An hour a day is all you need with a male mouse but if you can spare more time the merrier. The first days taming them is best spent in the bathtub. Taking your boy into the bathroom with you and setting him in the bathtube and letting him come to you and smell you is great. You can even hand him treats to reward and build his comfort around you. If he gets nippy though feed treats with a spoon so he does not associate food with fingers. Also because males are territorial and spray when you clean the cage don't was his house and keep a handful of dirty shavings to sprinkle over clean ones. This will make him more comfortable and he won't go on a spraying rampage after you clean the cage.
  4. Oldfishlady
    01-02-2013 03:28 PM - permalink
    I would start my search with Tropical fish nutrition or aquarium fish nutrition, scientific research freshwater fish nutrition needs...etc.... and go from that point and see what pops up.
  5. Oldfishlady
    01-02-2013 03:17 PM - permalink
    Both Hikari and Tetra are bigger/better companies regarding fish care products-IMO....
    Lots of different opinion on different things regarding fish care in general-Its my opinion that its not that big of an issue, many disagree and I respect that. All I am saying based on my opinion, is that wheat isn't that big of an issue as long as you are feeding a varied diet....
    What you should do is research fish nutrition from several different science based resources for a better understanding-Knowledge is power...
  6. Oldfishlady
    01-02-2013 02:35 PM - permalink
    IMO....Too much of any one thing can be bad-with that said, I also think that too much of an issue is being made out of nothing-I personally wouldn't stress over the wheat added to fish food-as long as you are providing a varied diet to meet the nutritional needs to support overall health. Fish food companies do a lot of research and IMO wouldn't provide a product that would be harmful since that would hurt their bottom-line...
  7. Myates
    01-01-2013 07:23 PM - permalink
    There are 800 - 1,000 micron ones.. Brineshrimpdirect. com has some for future reference if need be. Your guy should still eat them.. I feed some of my larger adults NLS Grow formula which is very tiny.
  8. Myates
    01-01-2013 06:48 PM - permalink
    The ones you got are rather small, why I recommended the larger ones.. but if you couldn't find them, then the ones you have should be fine.

    Honestly, I don't count how much I give of food to any of my fish. I recommend numbers to people to make sure they don't over feed (and to not be judged). But I, along with many people who have raised/bred for decades just gets the feeling how much to feed each betta.

    Just put a pinch in and see how it goes.. less next time if too much, or more if not enough, etc. You will be able to tell what your betta likes after watching him eat a few times.
  9. Oldfishlady
    12-31-2012 12:59 PM - permalink
    Well...on average and IMO/E-the one that can tolerate strong filtration in the beginning might have issue on the long term. That said, they are all different in their tolerance both short and long term-especially with the Long fin males. So many factors at play that can change. A lot of it is based on- judgement call from observation when dealing with live animals.
  10. Oldfishlady
    12-31-2012 12:20 PM - permalink
    IMO/E- Filters are optional for this species and so is the nitrogen cycle.
    Regardless if the tank is filtered and has an established nitrogen cycle-You sill need to make water changes and while the nitrogen cycle can help maintain water quality longer between water changes-still gotta make water changes in a closed system.
    When keeping other species of fish-especially community tanks-the nitrogen cycle and proper filtration are very important and recommended.
    Lots of different ways to keep this species and others-as well as lots of opinions based on personal experience, preference etc...not really a right or wrong per se' in some cases.

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