I hope you can keep your cat CodeRed! And i'm sorry about Vulcan too. The last pet that had to be put down for me was the family's (well, more my parent's) dog because she got so sick.......it's hard letting a pet go.
I got bladder snails popping up everywhere in the new tank i'm cycling, apparently ammonia does not hurt them. I've been taking them out and putting them in a separate tank, haha
Don't know what to do with them yet, I actually tried putting one in Thai's tank and he tried to eat it. He sucked it up in his mouth then spit it out a couple times and then flared at it out of annoyance cause he couldn't eat it. It was pretty funny. The snail just kept getting back up and eating off the gravel, I think it was too food happy to be scared of Thai (eating the diatoms, which I think are beginning to dissapear, yay).
I tried putting one of the smaller one's in Autmn's tank and she attacked it right away. It was comical watching her cause she did the same thing Thai did, but instead of flaring she tried sucking the snail out of it's shell, I actually though she'd eaten it because she smacked her mouth a couple times. The snail fell down in the gravel and she looked at it and just swam away like "eh, whateva."
I took it back out and it was just hiding inside the shell from her, after a minute it came back out and started crawling around the tank again.
So bettas can't eat snails and snails are very hardy/tough little critters.
I did find out that if I feed them like ghost shrimp, they dont reproduce so fast, my 2 bladder snails i've decided to keep (Named them Pon & Zi!) have not reproduced and it's been 2 weeks so far. The reason the snails are reproducing all over in the new tank is because I had origionally tossed in a ton of food to start the cycle.
They are funny to see with those tank cleaning mouths. Nom Nom Nom.
Shimmy my newest betta is so cute, he literally dances around when he's excited! Occasionally, haah. He gets really interested in my moving my hand at the corner of the tank and often gets annoyed at the thermometer because it gets in his way of darting over to the corner. lol
He's gotten used to it though and is now darting around it.
Okay, I'll stop rambling. >.>
My bad rant for today is I woke up way too early and to a very bad start! I stayed up really late so waking up early was not my plan. I hate it when days start off really bad. But everything's fine now.
"Life is an adventure full of beautiful things, and a treasure worth more than gold."