10gallon Sorority - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 259
10gallon Sorority

So today I purchased a 10 gallon aquarium and purchased 3 extra females, since I already had Jenny and Rapunzel at home. Jenny and Rapunzel, of course, remembered their first encounter when they met Lief for the first time...and Jenny had a lot of suppressed anger for Rapunzel tryin to steal her man! So, naturally, they went at it for a bit and soon Rainbow (one of the three females I purchased today) joins in. Rapunzel takes charge of the tank and is the alpha for a short time being, chasing all the other females around and getting more fin damage as she goes along assuming her role. Jenny comes back for a round 2, as does Rainbow. Needless to say, I turned off all the lights (except what is coming from my laptop) hoping they just go to sleep or at least stop attacking each other. I dont want to wake up to a dead female...I believe they had somewhat established their pecking order and will cease fighting for a while to heal their fins. I added some medication to their tank, so I hope that their fins do some serious healing over night!
CrowntailxKing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 12:49 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
I would not add medicine unless you actually need it.
turtle10 is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 259
It was just some droplets to help with fin repair.
CrowntailxKing is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 12:53 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Still though. Fish medicine is made of harsh chemicals and it really isn't a good idea to give it to them unless they really need it. I would have just dosed a bit of aquarium salt.
turtle10 is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 259
Ah ok. And I also added some aquarium salt as well :) I always add a bit of salt to the aquariums ;)
CrowntailxKing is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Lol. Many members on here will say to only use the salt to treat disease as regularly using it can make the disease more resistant when you need the salt to work.
turtle10 is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 259
Hmm...didn't think of that. Well, that's why I signed up on this forum! To swap information with fellow Betta-lovers!
CrowntailxKing is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 259
p.s. I figured prevention was better than actually waiting for something to happen.
CrowntailxKing is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 01:02 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Lol! That is why I am so happy this forum exists. Without it there would be sooo much I didn't know and would probably never find out.
turtle10 is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowntailxKing View Post
p.s. I figured prevention was better than actually waiting for something to happen.
True, but the prevention is a good diet, warm temp, and water changes :)
turtle10 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome