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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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I moved for school but not that far. I don't have a car so I'm at the mercy of my parents visiting me to go home at the moment :p. I'm at ISU and big oof. My brother calls me a nerd all the time.

But yea! Me too. Also, I know some of them. When I was younger I accidentally overfed my guppies and all their stomaches exploded. I was traumatized to say the least.

Yes, it's definitely a gang. I'm a bit of a nester so I have close to 30 plants in my room at the moment with more on the way due to a horticulture course I'm enrolled in for an elective. What's one more tank? I don't need space, I just need more life in my apartment.
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That's so funny I'm the same way about collecting plants the latest thing is rooting Pothos to put in a tank. Grows very easily even in water &#x1f642; Sorry to hear about your guppies that would've freaked me out.
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post #43 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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It was traumatizing.

I actually have a pothos I've thought about rooting in my tank. I may do it if I can't get my hands on any good plants.


I got another betta. His name is Scythe, Scy for short. I was going to name him Toast but it doesn't really match my naming theme. Also, Toast doesn't really fit my new boy. I believe he's a delta tail but I could be wrong. He's currently in a 5 gallon on my desk with silk plants. The LPS didn't have any of the species/healthy plants that I wanted to take home with me. He's finally figuring out how to eat the pellets on top of the water. He's a bit small compared to my other bettas but I think I'm just being tricked by the tail length. He's pretty active and was zipping around the cup when I picked him up.

TBH I didn't plan on getting another betta so soon. I was looking at plants and helping my friend upgrade their betta tank when I saw him. I ended up carrying him around to help us scale the tank (my friend was looking at a half gallon still so I was trying to show them the size comparison. ) He was very helpful and spazzed when I put him down so obviously he had to come home with me. Thankfully, I had the space and an extra filter that was cycling in the 10 gallon.

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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 10:25 PM
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I can totally see why you couldn't leave without him, he is gorgeous!

I guess what they say about bettas is true. . . they are like potato chips, you can never just have one. :P
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post #45 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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You're too true!

I finally light trained Scy so now everyone's on board with the eating schedule. It took him a while to figure out what the pellets were and where they were coming from but now he guards the little hole on top of the tank whenever I come into the room.

Salem unfortunately lost his favorite plant during cleaning. Despite the anubis (i believe) exploding, the other plant did not fair as well and had to be pulled due to the rapid deterioration. I realize it was due to me lacking something in the water but I don't care play with my parameters after getting a solid cycle going.

I only have trios of my shoaling fish. I'm a bit concerned about their stress levels but all have rounded tummies and zip around in shoals together. They also are quite healthy and I've had bad experiences trying to introduce a new group of them into a tank (e.g all the new fish die even after a month of quarantine). Perhaps over winter break I'll try to introduce some more rasboras and cories but for now I think the tank's at a good equilibrium without being too full on each level.
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