Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
I can't tell if it has a filter or not, however, IMO/E-filters are optional for this species-especially when kept in smaller tanks-since the water movement can sometimes be the cause of fin damage and stress.
I would watch for fin damage due to the plastic plants-sometimes the plastic can snag their delicate fins and cause damage.
Water changes that I recommend on 1gal unfiltered tanks-Twice weekly...1-50% and 1-100% to maintain water quality-provided that you don't overfeed and remove uneaten food within a reasonable time.
Nutrition-good quality varied diet fed in small frequent meals.
Thanks so much for the reply
Thank you i saw him and there were like 3 other people in front of me looking and i just went up there and scooped him up instantly. The tank is really nice so far, its awesome cause the light can also be put on the bottom and with the clearish gems the light has a cool affect at night.
I was actually reading your water change post last night. I got Avalon New Years eve and already have done one 100% water change and plan to do a 50% tomorrow.
I do not have a filter due to the tank being too small to fit but i did buy one just in case i upgrade to a 2 gallon tank or so, its a Tetra In-tank Whisper 3i (up to 3 gallons, air pump included) do you know if that would cause any harm?
Also, I have been feeding him the flakes the most cause he seems to have trouble with the bits, it seems his mouth is too small but i do feed him 2-3 bits if he'll take them. Any ideas on what i could do?
Im also new to this and i have no clue what IMO/E means hahah could you inform me?