First of all, i wanna say thanks because just reading the forum stickies alone taught me so much about these great little fishies.
Soo i got Sherlock last Friday and let me tell you...I LOVE HIM (at least im pretty sure it's a him lol)!! Other than a scruff on his head that i saw yesterday, i think he banged it on something, he seems really active and healthy so far -- i put some stress coat to help heal his head and a little aquarium salt just in case.
A couple of days ago i mistakenly got a mystery snail to help keep the tank clean (Watson - the little thing's a poop factory & i been reading that they're not really all that good with algae control??)...damn that PetSmart guy!
Now, being that i am COMPLETELY new at this i have run into some trouble and have a few questions:
Sherlock doesn't seem to want to eat Freeze Dried Bloodworms and i have no idea why (apparently that's what they fed him at the pet store). The first couple of days he did, but since Monday he just glaces and passes them by. I have been feeding him pellets and went out yesterday to buy frozen Bloodworms, but they come in cubes and i'm not entirely sure what to do with it -- do i just toss a cube in the aquarium? Also why won't he eat the freeze dried ones/is there a way i can get him to eat them? What other stuff can i feed him to make sure he has a good variety of foods?
I might give the Mystery Snail to my friend that has a bigger aquarium and can handle the mega poops. What other smalls tank mates could i possibly get to help keep the tank clean?
AND is it true that i should feed my betta a pea every 2 weeks or so to help keep constipation away??
So there's a picture of my aquarium; it's just a Aqueon MiniBow 2.5gallons. Both of the little peeps are in the bottom right (snail huddled up behind the Zucchini). This was taken on Monday, the water was a little murky but it ALOT clearer now.
I plane to take out one of the decorations (which ever one i notice he doesn't bother with) and put more plants in there when i do my first 100% water change. I have a bamboo and a marimo moss ball in there right now, probably get another two or three; what do you guys suggest for that?
Oh and btw thanks again, these forums are awesome.