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Old 05-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #1441 
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if it's not glass-surfing, you might try wrapping something around the glass?
leave the top for air,
but that might take some bite off the noise/vibrations? ^-^
and then see how he reacts to it,
mine doesn't like being wrapped silly ridiculous child >.<; but some don't mind and it may help ^-^
also watch the temp during this
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:42 AM   #1442 
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I will have to wait now for the next storm. It seems to have gone by us now finally. I will see tho if I cant find more things to entertain him with. The temps actually could also play a role I suspect. Mine is at 26 degrees at the moment but I suspect early mornings its dropping rapidly. Altho our nights never drop below 8 degrees during winter it does drop rapidly after 12am. So it could maybe play a part. Cos when Im gaming on my pc and I can watch him, he behaves himself. Its just when I turn the lights off now at night. And just the past few days, hes never acted out during the night before.

@ Betty - I made a divider for my tank with plastic project binders and plant mesh/craft mesh (we only get the plant one here). I cut the mesh slightly to big for the tank and put the binders on the sides and slide it in, mine curves a little but it keeps it stable and upright in the tank. Ive also added Java moss to the mesh by sticking clumps of it all over the show with the hopes it will create a moss wall! I need more moss tho waiting for some at our LFS. Unfortunately for me I want more plants for my tanks but we dont get really nice plants :(
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #1443 
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I will have to wait now for the next storm. It seems to have gone by us now finally. I will see tho if I cant find more things to entertain him with. The temps actually could also play a role I suspect. Mine is at 26 degrees at the moment but I suspect early mornings its dropping rapidly. Altho our nights never drop below 8 degrees during winter it does drop rapidly after 12am. So it could maybe play a part. Cos when Im gaming on my pc and I can watch him, he behaves himself. Its just when I turn the lights off now at night. And just the past few days, hes never acted out during the night before.

@ Betty - I made a divider for my tank with plastic project binders and plant mesh/craft mesh (we only get the plant one here). I cut the mesh slightly to big for the tank and put the binders on the sides and slide it in, mine curves a little but it keeps it stable and upright in the tank. Ive also added Java moss to the mesh by sticking clumps of it all over the show with the hopes it will create a moss wall! I need more moss tho waiting for some at our LFS. Unfortunately for me I want more plants for my tanks but we dont get really nice plants :(

Thanks Wyvern :) will see if i can find these things to make into a divider :)))
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:10 PM   #1444 
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No worries! I just found its the easiest way to make a divider that fits the tank and doesnt interfere with the hood. Mine is about 3 cms above the water and the boys are rather lazy they only jump for food :P I just did a 90% water change, moved decorations and swopped the boys from their sides of the tank so that it looks like new to them. They are loving the change. But now I can see how badly his fins are :( at least hes looking good otherwise. And loved his dinner of 3 bloodworms (the ones I have currently are very short bout 5mm.) They even blowed bubbles at me! Havent seen them do that in over a week!
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:44 PM   #1445 
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Hey just wondering, are there any live foods I can feed my guy that don't carry or have a good reputation about carrying infections? I don't want my guy getting one
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:55 PM   #1446 
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Most healthy bettas can fight off whatever it is a live food could be carrying. I know OldFishLady gets tubberwares, fills them with oak leaves and such, and fills it with water to attract mosquitoes. To harvest, she nets them, rinse well, and then feed.... She feeds the larve and whatever other larve she finds in those bucket/tubberwares to her bettas and she says they are all fine.

If you wanted to, you could technically start up a colony of guppy fry to feed. Maybe put together a 10 gallon set up with 3 females and one male.... this way you know their general health and the general health of your fry that you feed.

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #1447 
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What about live brine shrimp? I dont feel comfortable breeding guppies only to kill the fry
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:23 PM   #1448 
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baby brine shrimp are fine too :)
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:32 PM   #1449 
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Do they have rep for carrying diseases?
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no, not since you hatch them from eggs in a hatchery... Breeders feed BBS to their fry as one of the first few foods, so it's got to be safe :)
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