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Old 03-31-2011, 04:18 PM   #951 
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It's the second day and she still hasn't taken to the pellets. I even crushed them up. Maybe I'll need to get a different brand of food for her.. i gave her some freeze dried bloodworms and she gobbled it up but I know she can't live on them alone
She took the crushed up pellets! I found out that they need to be extrememly small so she can swallow them because her mouth is so tiny :)

~ I was wondering.. can females tail bite?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:30 PM   #952 
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Yes, though it is uncommon since they don't have long tails to weigh them down... it might be finrot.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #953 
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Is Tin foil (or aluminium foil) safe for fish tanks? and if not safe for extended periods, is it fine for short periods? such as, long enough for "fish training"?
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:32 PM   #954 
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IMO, no metals are good in tanks, ever, unless for like a few seconds. What do you mean by fish training?
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:33 PM   #955 
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Teaching my beta simple tricks. swim through this hoop, pick up this ring and bring it up to me, swim through this tunnel, move this ball here... you can find out more on the internets.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:13 AM   #956 
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IMO, no metals are good in tanks, ever, unless for like a few seconds.
Including fishing sinkers (I think they're lead)?
I've never given it a second thought until recently. I anchor my plants with fishing sinkers (the last 6 months or so). Will this be dangerous in the long run?
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Fishing line sinkers are fine, I use mine to actually make them float vertical instead of horizontal. Them i clip them to the top of de tank.
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Agreed, though most other metals are extremely dangerous, especially when they rust.
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I'm sorry.. I have yet another question!
So what flakes can bettas eat? just ones made for tropical fish? thanks in advance! :D
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #960 
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So I'm not too sure about Bobo being a tailbiter now...I posted in the health thread about possible finrot. The ends of his fins have always been blackish, but now they're frayed, also if you look through the tail fin in the light, it appears to be (starting from his body): Red --> pink --> very thin --> black tips

The black tips are not really a straight line or in any pattern, some are lines, some are black dots (like when people have scabs). They're not as ripped up as before, though. The very thin areas appear to be creeping up the tail... I've got a 0.5 gal QT ready as soon as somebody else can confirm or redirect me in case I'm mistaken.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I had previously stepped up his water changes because I was told to keep the tank as clean as possible to keep it from developing too suddenly...

I would take pictures but trying to get a picture of Bobo is like getting a picture of ninjas, he moves too much and too fast to ever get a clear shot. He also doesn't stay still while flaring, he does a wiggle dance as well so 99% of his pictures are just a red blur :(
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