I need to post my tank though right now it's rather sparse on the plant side. I'm buying more silk plants once I have my next rat food run. I'm getting low on rat food for the rats and will go tank shopping. Already blew well over $100 on everything I have now and still am not satisfied with my set up. I love the critter keeper idea by the way. I have like six critter keepers from when I had my mice. Now that I got rats I have no use for them...or so I thought...maybe I have a use now -raises brow-
I'm a new Betta owner. Here's pics of of our 3 new Bettas and their homes.
First, we have the kid's divided 10 gallon tank. All 3 of the males we got are Crown Tail Bettas. My son's is the blue and red one which he named Ghost Roaster after a video game character. I'm guessing this one is a bi-colored Betta. My daughter's Betta, even though a male, will be living like a princess. Haha! His name is Marina. I'm not sure if he's multicolored or what. His body is iridescent pink and his fins are red.
Next, we have Bruce Wayne which I picked for myself. I'll be taking care of all three though. Bruce is in a 2.5 gallon tank until I can upgrade to a 5.5. He is black and dark blue.
So far, they all seem to be transitioning well. We rescued them from those tiny containers at PetSmart. ;)
Jupiter: They are crypts I got at petsmart. When I bought them they were very small and the roots were very tangled (and fragile) and I just found it easier to plant them in larger clumps than trying to separate them for fear of damaging the roots too much.
Teeny: I love the dog in my avatar too! That's Bounce. She's the best!
Whered you get all of the plants? Tank looks good btw.
Most came from http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/
some of the floating ones came from members on here. The swords from one of those petco tubes and ther eis also a thing of mopani wood with anubias in there - which is hidden. All of that also came from petco
I have had like an explosion of growth in the past 3 weeks.
The dwarf lillies that I was gonna toss becausde they looked dead when they arrived - OMG - they grew like weeds and now have leaves that reach the surface. Cabomba I put in there maybe a week ago - which was maybe 6 inches tall- also now reaches the top.
3 weeks ago:
I really was not expecting such good luck with these plants. I do not have a T5 bulb or co2- just a regular T8 and I add in some API plant food after every Water change.
I don't really like circular tanks..er..giant wine glasses. Everything is distorted and the heater is just sitting in there but he seems to approve. its about 2 gallons, much bigger and cleaner then his walmart cup. I want to put him and another one I have into a divided 5 or 10 gallon soon. The other guy, tangaroa, does not have a heater :(