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  1. Brenden

    What Can I Do To Help Betta With Tumors/blindness Feel More Comfortable

    Good ideas! He has a few little plants, but his substrate is currently fertilizer. May change it up, or do a mix of sand with fert. Unsure yet...
  2. Brenden

    What Can I Do To Help Betta With Tumors/blindness Feel More Comfortable

    A while back I adopted Silver from my local pet store. He's a Platinum Dragon Scale Betta. They took him off the shelf and were convinced he was going to die due to having a few tumors on his body. Well, he hasn't. He's been living fine, eating, so on. I been doing everything I can to prolong...
  3. Brenden

    My Guppies Are Dying..

    You're welcome :) I hope for a smooth recovery, seems you're doing everything right. Of course, if another dies please update the thread and we can try to help you and figure it out. Yeah with guppies, they may get fiesty, but never enough to be able to kill another guppy. I've never seen...
  4. Brenden

    My Guppies Are Dying..

    If they go up and down frequently, it's glass surfing, which is usually caused by stress. If they are ONLY doing that, and you notice that when you feed they only eat a bite or so before going back to glass surfing, you may have an issue. I've noticed that anytime I've got a guppy that isolates...
  5. Brenden

    My Guppies Are Dying..

    What has been the typical behavior of your guppies so far?
  6. Brenden

    My Guppies Are Dying..

    Guppies I know for a fact will pick everything and anything including fallen tank mates. Likely the bites are from the other fish picking at the dead fish. Have you seen any odd signs from your guppies? Long white poops, pink marks on their bodies, slowed movement, swollen bellies in males? If...
  7. Brenden

    Recently Purchased Some Candy Cane Tetras And They Won’t Leave The Left Side Of The Tank, Why?

    Swimming up and down is glass surfing, usually caused by stress...which is likely because they're in a new environment. They will break out of that soon. Even with acclimation, I rarely have had a fish that immediately loved it's new tank. They tend to glass surf.
  8. Brenden

    Are My Guppies Pregnant

    Typically you can tell based on a few characteristics when they're ready to pop. You'll see black dots in her belly region, and she'll be fully swollen and acting "defensive". They'll usually start to stick to one area, and guard it almost. Not always the case, just general things to look out for.
  9. Brenden

    Dehydrated Bumble Bee

    We gotta save the bees! Good on you :)
  10. Brenden

    10 Gallon Tank Unforgiving Llama's 10 Gal Freshwater Planted Tank

    Wow, would have never thought to use geodes in a tank...that looks awesome! Gave me an idea tbh
  11. Brenden

    Are My Guppies Pregnant

    Yes, appears so. Based off the stomach shape and how dark it is. Most females bought from stores are usually pregnant when you buy them.
  12. Brenden

    Stock Thoughts?

    You could do ghost shrimp. With the filter you have, should be able to breed them. I'd make sure they have hiding spots though, small enough for them to get into, but not big enough for a fish to get into. I'd put some marimo balls in there too. The babies like to cling to any mossy substance...
  13. Brenden

    Stock Ideas 7 Gallon Tank

    I'd do a Betta. Lots of personality. They don't really need live food, it's more a treat for them. They're one of the easier fish to keep, but you still have to do basic research, it is a living animal of course. I currently have a Platinum Dragonscale Betta in a 6.8 with plants. Very happy...
  14. Brenden

    So...is This Still A Pond Snail?

    Hmm, neat. I've only seen ponds, don't think the bladder has made any eggs yet but we'll wait and see. Yeah I don't mind them. They are in a betta only tank, so they don't take up much space. I just gotta keep an eye on it, cause there are a bunch of little babies everywhere.
  15. Brenden

    So...is This Still A Pond Snail?

    Honestly don't mind them for now. I got a hydra problem in that tank, and numerous pond snail clutches have just hatched, so I'm kind of curiously watching nature take it's course rn. The plan is that as soon as the hydras are under control, I'll plop an assassin snail in, move my mystery into...
  16. Brenden

    So...is This Still A Pond Snail?

    I found this in my tank after buying a White Mystery Snail. At first it was very small, and looked seemingly like a pest snail. Shortly after finding it in my tank, I noticed other pond snails that were very obviously pond snails. I spotted one very large pond snail, and then the snail in this...
  17. Brenden

    Odd Little Clear Creatures?

    I really hope that didn't happen, but while cleaning I found A LOT more than I was planning on. I hope the pond snails take them out...
  18. Brenden

    Odd Little Clear Creatures?

    I also read pond snails will kill Hydras? I have a few pond snails that snuck into the tank, I'm gonna clean up the hydras I can see...but I'm assuming that the pond snails will take care of the left over.
  19. Brenden

    Odd Little Clear Creatures?

    Thank you for the quick reply. Tank was due for water change anyways, I'll try to get them off the decorations...
  20. Brenden

    Odd Little Clear Creatures?

    I wanted to take a picture for you all, so you could see what I'm seeing, but this thing is so small it's impossible for me to get a non-blurry picture of it. On my decoration, there are these little clear things. They are alive. They are not moving, like an animal would be moving. They appear...
  21. Brenden

    Talking To Non Fish People....

    Yeah my family doesn't really get it. My father kept fish as a kid, and grew up on a bay catching them, so he takes a little bit of interest and is the only person besides my friends in the hobby that I talk to about it. My younger brother doesn't care much about fish, but he was absolutely...
  22. Brenden

    These Are Pest Snails...right?

    That is what I thought it was. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't something else... I think I'll let them stay for a bit because I do have quite the bad algae issue in that tank right now. However once they multiply to numbers I don't like, I'll move my mystery to my other tank and plop an...
  23. Brenden

    These Are Pest Snails...right?

    Bad picture I could get of them... About 3 popped up so far but I'm sure more are going to spring up. Bought a Mystery Snail from a local store, and the tank they had the Mysteries in were littered with these little guys. I made sure to pick the snail up out of the bag, didn't pour any bag...
  24. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    Positive update All 3 shrimp are still alive and active
  25. Brenden

    What Am I?

    Yeah that was just kind of a guess based off markings, and it doesn't have the face features...
  26. Brenden

    What Am I?

    He looks like a catfish... Blurry picture but from the markings and the size...maybe a Bristlenose?
  27. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    I'm not very good at sexing shrimp, but I'm almost certain it is two males, and one female. The largest one (which I thought I accidentally killed), has eggs. I noticed after looking at her, and she will pop soon. Unfortunately, the tank isn't really set up for shrimp breeding, so the fry...
  28. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    Yep! The photo I took was of them in the store bag, I had the bag clipped to the side of my tank and was periodically dropping water in manually for about an hour. I figured, they were swimming up trying to get out so it was time to let them out.
  29. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    I do have a Betta tank, and even though my 10 gal has frogs...I'd rather take a chance with frogs than take a chance with my extremely territorial betta in a tank with a power filter... I really hope they thrive. Rn, they are clinging to plants, the rocks, the moss balls, anything they can...
  30. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    Checked. GOOD NEWS. All three have made it. Frogs tried head butting one, but it got away. Guppies leaving them alone. No run ins with the filter yet. They navigated to the plants. All...seems good. For now.
  31. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    One of them I believe died upon entry...my fault. I didn't realize it was still on the net when I was putting them in. It was a pregnant female and my largest one. The one I really wanted to live. I put it in the water, not sure if it made it. I am hopeful...
  32. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    Very small... Guess you can see why I'm concerned...
  33. Brenden

    Got My Dream Shrimp Today!!!

    After nearly considering paying $50 online and taking the risk of receiving dead shrimp...I have finally found my dream shrimp. The Blue Velvet. I'am in love with them. I walked into my local pet store that I usually avoid (cause to be fair, when you see dead fish on the floor it's not a...
  34. Brenden

    Help What Type Of Neocaridina Is This?

    Yeah...chocolate was just my first guess as someone not very experience with shrimp breeding. I just saw a brown shrimp and went "chocolate", as I know most lfs will usually just call any brown shrimp a chocolate to avoid confusing customers who don't know much. I agree, that is a cool color...
  35. Brenden

    Help What Type Of Neocaridina Is This?

    Considering the brownish color, I'd call him a chocolate. Not sure what grade, not a big shrimp guy. Maybe @richie.p could help?
  36. Brenden

    Question What Is Your Favorite Fish To Feed?

    My frogs. By far. I like to hand feed them, so I stick my hand in the water, and they swim up and nibble the food right out of my hand. Kind of an awesome thing to experience. You also kinda have to hand feed, cause they have issues locating their pellets and my fish like to steal them.
  37. Brenden

    Help! There Are Bugs In My Tank!

    Guppies like to pick things off plants, but I don't know if they'd be all that efficient. I say get a group of Amanos. They probably won't stop the issue completely, but they'll definitely slow it down to the point it's barely noticeable.
  38. Brenden

    5 Gallon Mantis Shrimp Set Up?

    Minimum? Ten. Just so you could fit all the rocks, sand, so on it will need to be happy. I wouldn't put anything else BUT the shrimp in it, because it will kill just about anything else you put in it.
  39. Brenden

    "endeavour's " First Bubblenest

    I mean, that tank looks great! He may be perfectly happy, but when he's in his own tank, isn't in mating mood? In my opinion, bubble nest do usually mean the betta is happy, but LACK of bubble nest doesn't necessarily mean he's UNhappy. He could be perfectly fine, just doesn't feel like...
  40. Brenden

    "endeavour's " First Bubblenest

    Bettas make bubble nest in places they feel are suitable for mating. So yes it isn't directly that the betta is "happy" but if the betta was stressed and didn't think his area was suitable, he wouldn't be making the bubble best. So in my opinion, bubbles nest do to some degree equal a happy...
  41. Brenden

    5 Gallon Mantis Shrimp Set Up?

    Wouldn't do a 5 gallon for a mantis shrimp. I'd do at LEAST a 15 gallon, and make sure you do as much research as you can on them before getting them. Kind of ironic this thread came up, I just got done going down a YouTube rabbit hole on Mantis Shrimp The most common one that people keep is...
  42. Brenden

    Betta Community Tank??

    The problem with the green raspboras is their coloration. They will be chased and attacked due to how bright their coloration is. They won't bother the betta, but the betta will definitely bother it. And as long as you don't do too many small fish, you can definitely put them in the 37. I...
  43. Brenden

    Betta Community Tank??

    As Salem said, it does typically depend on the Betta. However the general rule, is if it has anything the betta can nip at, don't do it. So as far as Endlers go? I would pass on that idea. Bettas also do not like other fish with bright coloration, and will often act territorial. Even if the...
  44. Brenden

    Where To Buy Fish/shrimp Online?

    I lightly looked on ebay...that does actually seem doable.
  45. Brenden

    Where To Buy Fish/shrimp Online?

    Okay, I don't know. I don't like the fact there isn't some kind of guarantee or policy that the shrimp will arrive alive. I understand that when dealing with live animals, it's almost impossible to guarantee that, however it would honestly ease my nerves a bit if I knew that if 9 out of 10 were...
  46. Brenden

    Where To Buy Fish/shrimp Online?

    Seems their pricing is $5 for just one shrimp, they don't really show any shipping prices, nor their stock. They have them listed, but want me to order through email. They also do not have a live upon arrival guarantee...which worries me despite their reputation...
  47. Brenden

    Where To Buy Fish/shrimp Online?

    So I been looking for various species and I'm realizing one usual trend...they don't sell them in my city. I been looking to get Blue Velvet Shrimp. I think somebody like @richie.p would know what I'm talking about. Those deep blue shrimp. I absolutely love those, and I need them... Now...
  48. Brenden

    What To Do With Pregnant Shrimp?

    I'll keep you updated when they hatch and see if I can get any together
  49. Brenden

    What To Do With Pregnant Shrimp?

    Think I'll be able to spot them? I mean, my fear is I won't spot the babies until it's too late and they're all dead. I have good eye-sight, so should I be able to?
  50. Brenden

    What To Do With Pregnant Shrimp?

    Hmm, so you think I should put the momma shrimp into the 1.3 and see what happens? I don't intend on doing long term breeding in a 1.3...I do plan on getting a decent set-up in the future. This is just for the now, because she's gonna give birth any day...




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