Originally Posted by DaytonBetta
This morning I finished off the last of the Ick Attack. Everyone looks good. My plan is to do a water change tomorrow and then gradually lower the temperature.
I did a water change in the quarantine tank tonight. Ammonia and nitrite are 0, but it's been a few days so I figured it would be a good idea. I was worried about one of the frogs because he spent most of the day near the top on the betta leaf. But, he came down this afternoon and ate. He's been palling around with the other two this evening. So, hopefully he's fine. The frogs seem to be growing a little and plumping up. Right now it's easy for them to find the food since the bottom of the tank is bare and it's a small space. I'm thinking about putting a little glass dish in for them to eat out of when I move them to the big tank. I'm not sure how to get the food to stay or land in the bowl when I put it in the 29gallon since it's about 16inches from the water level to the gravel.
Sammy is doing fine and really likes to eat. We feed him 3 Omega Betta Buffet pellets twice a day. He eats some of the frog food if it doesn't sink right away, too.
I just finished reading your forum journal; great read! I'm sorry about the fish you lost, and happy that things are coming together well after the ich problem. The Falconry stuff was fascinating; I hope your son keeps going with his love of birds; it's good to have a passion and talent to work with.
Your probablly wondering why I quoted this part of your blog; It's because you mentioned using a glass dish. I actually have a palm-sized, deep clam shell half I use as a food dish for my albino bristlenosed pleco... Pleco. Yup, her name is Pleco. It stuck ;P
As for getting the food in; Most the time, i just drop it in and hope it lands in the sea shell. Shark (My bettafish) and Pleco live in a ten gallon currently, so it's not a very far drop from the water's surface. Alternatively, I use a turkey baster I got from the dollar store. I stick the piece of Pleco's tablet in the tip, bring it underwater to the seashell, then nudge it off into it.
Will you post a picture of the vivarium when you get it set up? I love frogs; I used to raise toads, actually, for several years when I was a little kid. Now I just have my two fishies (more planned for the future, though!), and a leopard gecko named Bingo that I adopted from my middleschool when it closed years ago.
Your (son's? ;P) fish tank looks beautiful! I love the live plants you have. I want to do a planted tank, but I'm so nervous on what kinds to get, and how and if I can take care of them. It seems a very daunting prospect to me, but I suppose it's probablly easier and simpler than I'm making it out to be.