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post #201 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 07:16 AM
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Maybe they need a water change? I saw a betta do that at the store. The dead bodies may have spiked ammonia or something.

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post #202 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 09:07 AM
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Well I'll be doing that today. Cause one of the dead guppies actually was moving and is still moving. He's on his side at the top. But also the tetra died. I was really hoping to hold off on doing a big water change so I could go to PetSmart get some more neon tetras and some other stuff however due to this crappy weather my dad has only been home two nights this week and he's supposed to do his up north wells again today so I doubt well be going to traverse within the next few days.. It's a bit depressing.
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post #203 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Aw sorry about the fish. The smallest changes can set them off
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Update: Going to the LFS. Will be picking up some endlers, either tiger or Scarlett, three neritre snails (1 for each tank), looking into a larger filter for my tank and some low-light plants for Caspar's tank. I'll update with the haul late this evening or tomorrow.
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Bettas:
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Swim in Peace:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
River: Blue Marble halfmoon

Other Fish:

Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and 2 Japan Blues (All males)

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
5 chili rasboras
Nerite snails
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post #205 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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So...
We ended up not being able to go to the LFS because an ice storm was on the way and we had to stock up on food. The next day a WICKED ice storm hit and took out all sorts of trees, coating two inches of ice over nearly three feet of snow. The power went out after an ice storm for two days taking the internet with it for a while too, but now everything it back to calm.
I think we'll be going to the LFS today, and here is what I'm thinking.
I'll move the endler (Valentine) from Luc's ten gallon to Caspar's five and get him two or three male friends. Then I'll get five or six ottos if they look good to take care of the massive amount of diatoms I can't fight back. For Sam's tank all that it needs is one or two nerite snails as the diatoms aren't so big there.

The (very tentative) stocking list for each tank would look like:

Sam's Ten gallon:
Eleven assorted dwarf corydoras
Ten Exclamation Point Rasboras
One Betta
One guppy

Luc's Ten Gallon
One betta
Seven bronze/salt&pepper corydoras
six ottos

Caspar's Five Gallon
One betta
Three male endlers
One nerite snail

None of this is set in stone. I always go to the LFS and come back with a totally different version of what I said I'd get, lol. I'm on the fence about what to do with Nicholas, the sole guppy. He's bored and lonely. I wouldn't might getting him some mates but I'm just not sure because my ten gallon is overstocked stocked as it is. I have the 3.5 gallon cruddy setup, but it'd need a filter and a heater and my parents do not want anymore tanks...

Anyway, I did water changes/ cleaned the tanks today. I added a bit of crushed coral to the edges of all three tanks and have been trying to aquascape, but it's harder than it looks, haha. I want to get some small, flat stones like what is in riverbeds from the LFS if they have any.
@AccaliaJay did you ever go and get more fish yourself? @Sadist haven't you had otos before? Were they good or bad?

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Bettas:
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Swim in Peace:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
River: Blue Marble halfmoon

Other Fish:

Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and 2 Japan Blues (All males)

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
5 chili rasboras
Nerite snails
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Still haven't got to go. My dad's been up north for the past few days. It sucks. Trying to create a thank you mmd video for two friends who've been helping me with mmd alot and I'm constantly worried my laptop will crash and I'll lose my place x.x
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I still have otos. I have to warn you that in a 10 gallon, the only ones who survive are the ones who learn to eat supplemental veggies on the side. Once the initial coating of algae is gone, there doesn't seem to be enough to feed them all without adding veggies. I'm sure the cories will eat on the veggies, too.

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post #208 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-22-2017, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks Sadist for the info. I ended up not getting them for stocking reasons even though they looked really healthy at the LFS.
Bummer on the laptop problems AccaliaJay. It takes me over an hour to upload pics on here.

Anyway back onto the fish~
I got four nerite snails from the LFS, one to my tank, one to Cas', two for Luc's. I also got to derpy and cute endlers that seem to be very happy and healthy. Valentine is ecstatic to have friends, haha.
here's some pics. Flaring session with Caspar went well, he's super hyper and loves swimming everywhere. I'm thinking once his tank is all the way cycled I'll get him a trio of endler boys. He's very fascinated with his new snail friend so far. The endlers I got are very sweet too. One of them is nice and has neat fins, but the other has rather muddled coloring and dapples where he shouldn't. The super sweet guy who helped me pick them out let me choose each one and got me the best plants he had, too. I got a bit more broad-leaf ludwigia because that plant is EPIC! I seriously love it. I also got a bit fo java moss and java fern for Cas' tank and aquascaped it better.
Sam is doing well. He's slowed down much over the past month or two but eats like a wild animal and is very peaceful to his tankmates. His back bothers him a lot. I got him a new internal filter and it has a nice low setting for him.
Luc is... okay. His fins have been bothering him so he's mowed them horribly and it looks like he weed-whacked his tail and dorsal. I'm thinking of trimming them because they're heavy and awful but I'm scared to. I'm certainly not taking him out of the water to do so, haha.
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Bettas:
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Swim in Peace:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
River: Blue Marble halfmoon

Other Fish:

Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and 2 Japan Blues (All males)

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
5 chili rasboras
Nerite snails
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post #209 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Welp just looked back and realized I uploaded half the wrong pics. XD.
Anyways...
Last night I cleaned out all three tanks thoroughly. I took out Sam's castle and got rid of a bunch of pest snails before replacing it. The nerite snail in his tank seems to be doing fine, as well as the one in Caspar's, but the two in Luc's tank say mostly out of the water. It's frustrating, because that's the tank that needs it the most.
I've been doing water changes daily or every other day for nearly a months now on Caspar's tank and I'm hoping it's getting close to cycled. I'm thinking about adding two pairs of panda guppies in with him. I put Nicholas (big fancy guppy) in the betta cup form Petsmart and floated it in his tank. He did nothing. At. All. He's very into flaring at his reflection when he can see it, but does not care a bit about other fish/his snail so far.
Cas is so active. It really surprises me every day how much he speeds around. I guess spending three months in a cup stores up a lot of energy, haha.
This morning I decided I couldn't take the clutter and cleaned off my writing/computer desk, bedroom and homework desk. There's a huge pile of Christmas decorations in my homework/writing room that still needs to be cleared out.
Any winter weather affecting you guys. @Sadist @AccaliaJay ? After getting three feet of snow, and ice storm and a power outage we seem to be in the clear for now.

*ShadeSlayer, Sam, Luc & Caspar*

https://www.bettafish.com/144-journal...adeslayer.html

Bettas:
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Swim in Peace:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
River: Blue Marble halfmoon

Other Fish:

Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and 2 Japan Blues (All males)

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
5 chili rasboras
Nerite snails
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post #210 of 231 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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It's fine here. I'd say we only have a few inches where I live but we've been getting alot of rain and snow mixed so roads are sometimes slippery. Two days ago one of my sister's therapists who was on her way did a doughnut and slid into a ditch. So she had to cancel.
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