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cpietra16 June 11th, 2008 05:06 PM

Want4rain...ask ans you shall receive...pic heavy
Here they are in their glory...I hope they look healthy...I'm never sure ( I also included a pic of the bottom of the container to show you the fake floor)

cpietra16 June 11th, 2008 05:08 PM


want4rain June 11th, 2008 11:35 PM

what pretty boys you have there!! they both are quite handsome!! the light blueish one is called a crowntail, the red one is a veil tail. whats their names?? the crowntail... *coughs* make sure he is pooping. :o last time i saw a belly like that, they were constipated. :o

girls have really short fins and darker faint lines on her side.

im sure i could come up with more to say but im watching a show on crocodiles!!! the mommy is carrying the babies to the water now. :cloud9:

have you looked into betta spawning at all?? not that id sugggest it but its still interesting. :D im a geek...


rainbow June 12th, 2008 12:20 AM

I know squat about fish but those guys are cool. :cool:

cpietra16 June 12th, 2008 09:33 AM

CONSTIPATED....ARE YOU KIDDING!!!!!!I thought cats and dogs and bunnies were hard to deal with but now I have a consptipated fish...What do I do!!!!!!
I didn't even know they could become constipated...
I know I alsways tell my kids to rink more water to help with their bowels...but what the heck do you do with fish!!!!!!!:yell:

want4rain June 12th, 2008 09:44 AM

LOL he might not be, some fish just look a little fat like that but if you dont notice him pooping, try some blanched deshelled peas or some epsom salt, maybe a teaspoon?? not sure really... its usually a tablespoon per 5g (or 19l). id just wait to see if he poops though. :D i wouldnt feed more than every other day to help prevent that though.


cpietra16 June 12th, 2008 09:49 AM

Thanks, and I thought these fish were the way I have plastic containers, someone at work told me to switch to I need to and did you notice the last picture and the false floor ....does it look OK.

want4rain June 12th, 2008 10:17 AM

i prefer glass but its all about preference. there is no health concern between acrylic and glass. lots of more sensitive systems are made with acrylic. :)

the false door is to pull junk out of the bottom?? *shrugs* i wouldnt imagine there is a whole lot of water to pull it out with!!

BTW there is a nice little 5g aquarium on craigslist in your area-
(im not too subtle am i?? :laughing: )

(on a side note... my AC is finally on!!! freeking record highs though... this thing, come to find out, could have been fixed laast friday :wall: )


cpietra16 June 12th, 2008 11:55 AM

Don't worry Ash, I on it already....And I don't use the door on hte bottom....afterall I did invest in a Turkey Baster...when I told my ex, he asked if I really knew what it was for....I gather it has something to do with a Turkat and its body:shrug:...Listen I'm Italian ( we are not that big on turkeys and I have been a veggie for 40 years...whadda you want hey)!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

cpietra16 June 13th, 2008 11:43 AM

Ash....Were you serious about the fish being constipated...his tummy looks bigger today and I haven't seen any sign of poop...I think??? What can I do? I don't want him to die....

want4rain June 13th, 2008 12:16 PM

uh.... yeah i guess its a possibility. eh, take 1tbs of epsom salt and add it to some water, mix really well. add 1/8th to his tank today, add another 1/8th tomorrow morning unless he reacts badly to it. the reason he may react badly is because it such a small tank. :( i guess you could try adding 1/4th over 2 days really slowly?? make sure you mix the water really well when you put it in there. too much will burn him.

is he still eating?? you could see if he eats a little deshelled pea??

also, can you get your ammonia/nitrites/nitrates tested?? almost ALL illness in fishkeeping is water quality related.


cpietra16 June 13th, 2008 03:46 PM

I bought him blood worms..and he ate just a small piece....peas he spit son will be sooo upset if he dies on my watch.....I thought these fish were easy and stress freee!!!!!!

want4rain June 13th, 2008 07:55 PM

did you put the epsom salt in there??


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