I just know that Bettas get bored quickly and love to nibble on things that move.
In nature they don’t really hunt in the same way we’d think a carnivorous land animal would, but instead they get lucky by having tons of fly larvae float around in semi-stagnant, warm waters.
So if it’s near...
Where would this type of bacteria be if by evolution it dies within hours of a “filter” shutting off.
This type of beneficial bacteria can live for days especially if it’s an internal sponge type.
If you have an external canister it’s best to unhook, and place the contents in a bucket with...
My Platies do that too.
Not excessively, I catch them do it perhaps once a week and I have to watch for hours to see it.
Then I've noticed they do it when poop won't fall off their bowels and they want to break it off to be 'free' and clean.
At times they flick over the substrate to make debris...
You mentioned a snail.
Just remember snails need a ph over 7 or their shells get soft and erode away.
They need hard alkaline water.
Plecos benefit from liquid vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to aid in the building block of proteins.
It helps heal minor skin 'disorders'.
Platies need 'cooler' tropical temperatures, between 68-76°F.
They live about 2-3 years.
If you turn your temperature to 76+ degrees their metabolism speeds up and it shortens their life span.
Also Platies need LOTS of Minerals, water should be fairly hard. If you have that many fish using up...
If he is still alive I'd dose his tank with Levamisole.
This looks like an intestinal parasite and Levamisole will expel the parasite within 2-4 hours.
Be present after dosing, sometimes it's best to use half the recommended dosage.
I've had a fish with a parasite so big it got stuck at the...
A fish that carries a parasite will distant itself from the others until the parasite infection clears.
If it's internal and doesn't clear, the loner fish becomes food and the parasite moves up the food chain.
When cycling a new tank it takes me about 3.5 weeks to finish so I don't test after day 1 until day 21.
My established tank I test maybe every 2 months, only for the plants sake.
I'm understocked and overfiltered.
We lost power already 3x this summer and I'm tired of moving water by hand all night when I should be getting sleep!
I broke down and bought a generator that can keep the tank, fridge, freezer with ice, air fans and a couple gaming PC's going.
Your crayfish will have 2 brand new miniclaws when he completes his next molt, the better the nutrients and water hardness, the bigger the new claws.
He'll be fine but completely defenseless without his weapons.
In a bright room that receives natural sunlight through windows, but not in a spot that the sunlight would hit.
This is enough light exposure for underwater plants to keep growing.
If you're worried about nutrients you can dump aquarium water in with it that has some Nitrates. Or squirt some...
I put plants in a bucket of sink water (not dechlorinated) and let it sit in indirect sun light for a week.
The snails leave the plant and eventually scoot around the bucket, just pick them out.
On the day I plant the aquatic plant into the aquarium I give it another thorough rinse under...