Coffeehouse chat. - Page 6323 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree1842Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #63221 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 08:26 AM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 4,976
Thanks guys. Yesterday wasn't so bad. Chloe loved her birthday and all her things. She's 9 now. Wow. I was finishing exams in grade 11 when she was born! o-o

Yuuie, be careful with the rabbits outside. I hear the west gets incredibly hot summers! If you can provide them with a tarp to protect them from the elements and also freeze water bottles for them to cool off on. Rabbits can deal with cold moreso than heat. You don't want them to get heatstroke!

Olympia, the main headline of our weekend paper was about the synthetics in our water. It's scary stuff! Because in our North American go-to-the-pharmacy-for-everything mentality there's nothing we can do to stop it. Pharmacies are corporations and they want money. So, say goodbye to normal swimming water. Wouldn't be surprised if some leaks through to the tap water.

You have to show pics of your rexy boy so we can help with names. The only forum person ever to take my bunny name suggestion was on a now-dead forum and someone got a hottot (the small white ones with black around their eyes and spots on their backs) and I suggested Hammurabi (the Egytian god/leader) lol And it was because it can effectively be shortened to Ham :P

Secondly, you might know more about it bc my most recent source was American but to raise hundreds of thousands of poultry and swine in small cramped overcrowded conditions I think they HAVE to add things to the food to make sure they don't get sick. Once one gets sick it'll be a matter of days before the entire stock needs to be culled. This happens all the time here in Newfoundland with farmed salmon. With all the culls I'm not sure how many batches get to "mature" naturally. Sadly, I think they're pumped full of growth hormones so they can be slaughtered faster for consumption. I know it's near impossible to keep a factory poultry farm without additives. Chickens are so susceptible to illness in factory farm settings. AND since chickens and pigs carry zoonotic diseases (that is, diseases they can transmit to humans) there are extra precautions at work.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist by any means but I wouldn't be surprised to learn the Canadian government is labelling factory farmed meat as "hormone-free" and then not following up on the farm regulations so in fact, there are hormones in the food. Because honestly, and most noticeble, have you EVER noticed the differenc ein the size of turkeys during the year and then at Thanksgiving??

I wouldn't feed that to my kids.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #63222 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 08:47 AM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
A lot of it is in tap water because we don't filter it out. All these things are mixing and reacting into unknown substances as well.
They don't need hormones, broiler chickens grow really fast. We raised them at my grandma's under normal farm settings. While the other chickens go out in the day to forage, by 4 weeks the broilers stay in the coop all day eating grain by choice. They are just hardwired to eat a ridiculous amount to grow really fast. They're like a lesser chicken basically.
Posted via Mobile Device
Olympia is offline  
post #63223 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 4,976
I read about those. Such a sin what we have done to chickens.

Making mac and cheese, Nanny style, for my dinner since Matt isn't here to stop me lol

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
post #63224 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 09:43 AM
Member
 
Nibblez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 183
Just had a failed attempt at breeding my bettas, kinda frustrating seeing the male just constantly not being able to embrace the female and see all the unfertilized eggs just fall while the male just goes straight back to building his bubble nest.
Nibblez is offline  
post #63225 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 10:57 AM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 4,976
Good luck!

I just ate 2 enormous bowls of mac and cheese. Very heavy stuff. Now I want to go to my room and read while I fall into a coma.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
post #63226 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 2,677
GoJo died. No matter what I tried, I couldnt pin point the ammonia source. My last try is to re-cycle my betta tank.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
post #63227 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 01:33 PM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 4,976
Oh no!! I'm so sorry :(

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
post #63228 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 03:31 PM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,108
Oh Fishy I'm sorry :( are you going to start from scratch?
Posted via Mobile Device
djembekah is offline  
post #63229 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM
New Member
 
Yuuie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: saskatoon
Posts: 3
sorry to hear that fishy.
hi all back from work was a good day started rather slow though and out cash in back up not sure how or even when but that is not good either way. everything else was more or less good so unless i have forgotten how to count... i let the other manager know since she closed last night and it boggled her too. i'll keep an eye on the bunnies i know our summers are rather on the hot side but then i do hear we well have more or less a wet summer so was thinking of trying to bring them back in if it gets to wet out.

( ) ( )
(^.^)
@( > >)
^^ ^^ Mister Bunny the new voice of reason hee hee
Yuuie is offline  
post #63230 of 71165 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 06:29 PM
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 2,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by djembekah View Post
Oh Fishy I'm sorry :( are you going to start from scratch?
Posted via Mobile Device
I'm guessing so. I left what decor is in there and the same media. Just added some pure ammonia to start a cycle. Hopefully in a month-ish things will balance back out.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
Reply

Tags
0_o , banana !! , bettathanyou , cornucopia=not yummy , eat the cheese , eyeballs!!!!! 0.o"o.0 , i started a trend - maisy , like a thread in a thread , tag bombed! , tag! you're it! , taggy mctaggerson , taggy mctaggerson ii , that is dobby's cheese , throw the cheese

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