Wednesday, August 21, 2013

So, I wasn't able to catch Hot Stuff in my 10 gallon, so I am breeding Bella with Lucky instead. They are in the breeding tank now. Mean while, my other neon tetras are stressed and paling because there are only 4 left. They look confused. Neon tetras are schooling fish, so you need atleast 5, although they do best with 7 or more. My neon tetras will be released into the tank tomorrow night. I set up the breeding tank to have specific qualities that will make my neon tetras breed.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Breeding pair and cleaning crew

I have an update on my cleaning crew:
Because Mystery died, I got Patch, a Black Mystery Snail.
I also got two more small ghost shrimp because I cant find Casper and I do not know what happened to him.

Also, I am planning on breeding Hot Stuff and Bella. 
Bella is the female, but in this photo Hot Stuff looks like a female, too. I hope he isnt or I will have to name her Rosie and choose another male.
I am looking for a specific gene: to have a really bright stripe.
Do you think I can do it?
Also, I have one red one and an orange one for a reason:
I want to see if the fry will turn out to be pale red, red, orange, or some red some orange. 
My good friend, Crystal, might be interested in keeping some fry.
I will keep you posted on this topic.
Until then, Happy Betta Keeping!

Monday, August 5, 2013

I am at my Mom's house

I got the pH modifier powder. I did not get what I was going to get because it can cause the pH to go to low. Thank god I got the stuff that just makes the pH go to 7, because as it turns out the pH is to low, so this will help. Because I had them in my .33, I floated them in a Ziploc. If you do that, take them out before 5 minutes because they have limited oxygen. Mine were only floating for a few minutes. Here is the video of them being released into my 10 gallon
Happy betta keeping,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I am at my Dad's house

so I cant talk to you about my fish or show you pics, but I can show you this:
Also, I was wondering if any one knew why some neon tetras are read and others are orange....?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Officially a community fish tank!

My aquarium is now officially a community betta fish tank! I got 8 neon tetras, but then I only had 3 left because all the rest died. I did a test and found out that the pH was WAY to high and that was causing a few other things off. So I need this
So today we went to PetCo, but Roy was in a hurry, so we only got 3 neon tetras and did not get the pH stuff. I put the water from the bag with the 3 new neon tetras in my .33 gallon with my other 3 neon tetras, and then put in the 3 new ones. I think they remember each other because they all raced to each other and seemed very happy. they are still in the .33 right now and will be until I get this API pH down stuff.
Tomorrow I am hoping to go with Mom and buy this and a betta hammock. Because my filter is to one side of my aquarium, the other side got cloudy. Of course, it cleared up after taking my neon tetras out, but when I put them in, the aquarium will just get cloudy again. I decided to add a new addition to the cleaning crew. I was thinking about Cory cat fish. I was going to get 2 and 1 albino one, but then I had a better idea. I saw a type of fish that I really, really want, a borneo sucker. I want one sooo bad. So then I decided to look at them more. They get 4 inches, which is actually a perfect size, and you only need one! They look soooo cool! Just look at this Borneo Sucker (Picture Courtesy of PetCo, I got it from their website.)
So I think I am going to get one of those instead. Don't they look really cool and cute? I might get a baby.
That is all for today.
Happy Betta Keeping!