Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #1 
Ilikebutterflies
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Perfect QT containers/conditions

So my breeders are on their way and I want to make their 10 days in QT as nice and relaxing as possible. I have 1 gallon jars that will sit in a heated/circulated water bath. Each jar will have either anacharis or java fern as these are what I have on hand and already QT'd. Betta Spa is coming with one group so that will be added. I also have nitrofuracin green that I'll proactively treat with. Each fish will receive a 25% daily water change(per the nitrofuracin green directions) with water that is made up the day before. The water will be siphoned in and out so that I won't have to handle the fish at all. There will be enough aged water so that I'll only use 50% of the water each day but 50% will be added back daily. The aged water will be heated to the same temp as the QT box. The fish will dine on Betta Pro and frozen bloodworms.
I was considering putting a terra cotta pot in each jar to offer a hiding spot. I don't want it to roll around so I was going to dremel then sand an entrance into the side of the pot so it can sit on it's top and be more stable.

Am I missing anything?
Ilikebutterflies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #2 
Twilight Storm
Member
 
Twilight Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest, USA
I have not gotten any fish from overseas yet, but a slow drip acclimation to your water is beneficial from many threads I have read on breeders and hobbyists purchasing overseas. - That and supplying the fish a dim environment when you open the box, to adjust to the light.

I am fairly sure you already are planning on doing this since you have all the other stuff set up, but I thought I would add the information since people may reference this thread when purchasing their fish.

Question:
Is medicating the water generally recommended when importing fish?
Twilight Storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #3 
Ilikebutterflies
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
You know, I had read about opening the box in dim light but forgot all about it. It has been added to the list. Thanks! I had only recently heard of medicating QT fish proactively but everything I have read about NFG has me thinking it's a good safeguard.
Ilikebutterflies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #4 
Twilight Storm
Member
 
Twilight Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest, USA
:) You're welcome. Also thank you for the information on nitrofuracin green, I am planning on researching that medication more in a few minutes. I'm not sure I have come across the name of it before.
Twilight Storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
breeding containers? Landon21 Breeding Betta Fish 5 04-24-2011 04:29 PM
2 liter fry containers baylee767 Breeding Betta Fish 8 03-03-2011 09:13 PM
Containers turtle10 Breeding Betta Fish 8 02-17-2011 03:21 PM
Plastic containers pinkycartwheels Breeding Betta Fish 1 11-18-2010 06:58 PM
Growout containers JorgeBurrito Breeding Betta Fish 2 09-18-2010 09:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.