Where do you put your fish???

When you clean your fishes tank - where do you put your fish????

  • In a small cup.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • in an extra tank

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • in the sink

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • in the toilet - yes i had friends who did that

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • in the tub - i did that!! lol

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • in a bag

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • a mix of them - write what mix

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

BettaBuddy ~ Miley

Member
vote then write something about it. my sisters when they had goldfish would put them in the toilet while they cleaned their tanks!! lol. not very clean but funny!! I usually put mine in the betta container they came in or a small cup. but when I had my first betta, aquamarine, I would fill the tub up, dechlorinate it and put her in it!! lol. Miles
 

tan.b

Member
i've never had to remove my fish to clean the tank. am I doing something wrong? I just remove no more than 50% of the water and rake the gravel up use my magnet glass cleaner for any bits on the glass...job done! my fish seem happy!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
We leave our fish in the tanks when cleaning them too. The Bettas sometimes get curious and check it out, but the other fish mainly stay as far away from the cleaning as they can.

I can't say that we've ever given our betta a bath before, like Aquamarine would get..
 

sgould

Member
Fish stay in the tank, 25% of the water, along with gravel filth come out.
 
  • Thread Starter

BettaBuddy ~ Miley

Member
well we don't have proper sized tanks so u have to do a full clean. my parents and sisters would yell at me if I did a bit each day cause we have a 1 gal a 1.5 gal and a 4 gal. I leave oscar - in the four gal - to clean his but nbot the other two. Smiley
 

COBettaCouple

Member
BettaBuddy said:
well we don't have proper sized tanks so u have to do a full clean. my parents and sisters would yell at me if I did a bit each day cause we have a 1 gal a 1.5 gal and a 4 gal. I leave oscar - in the four gal - to clean his but nbot the other two. Smiley
Yea, with tanks below 2.5g (or even below 5 gallon depending on the tank type) it's best to take them out so they don't get hurt.
 

Hazcop

Member
I leave them in the tank as well...I just try and work around them. ;D
 

Sabi

Member
I put them in a tub.
That is, whenever I do full clean out.
 

vin

Member
I leave them in the tank......
 
  • Thread Starter

BettaBuddy ~ Miley

Member
ya - I think its really fun having them in the tub!!!! LOL they look so so so tiny!! Smile
 

Bonochick

Member
I leave them in the tank.
 

PrayforMojo

Member
the fish don't come out of the big tank when its cleaned, but the bettas take home in a pint glass. not exactly small but still a cup.
 

FishPirateL337

Member
The only time I remove my fish from their tanks to clean, is when the tanks need a major water change, 50% or more.
They go into the hospital tank.
 

Gozer_1

Member
I use 5 Gallon buckets or a pitcher depending on the tank I'm cleaning. TinFoil Barbs don't fit so well in pitchers lol.
 

Phloxface

Member
You should NEVER put them in a bathtub, toilet or sink! There are germs in there that will kill your fish and the cleaners (like Ajax) used to clean the tub/sink etc cannot be completely rinsed off and will also sicken or kill your fish. If you HAVE to remove them, always use a container that has never been used for anything else and has not been washed with any kind of soap. A large 4 cup measuring cup you can get from the dollar store would be fine as long as you put a lid on it (like a CD case) so the fish can't jump out.
All my Bettas are in 5 gallon tanks and I never remove them to clean. It's too stressful on them. You should get larger tanks for all your fish.
 

PrayforMojo

Member
I have been hearing this for a while, get a larger tank, but I have seen some very healthy fish in 2.5 g tanks, vases, our bathroom fish shares his space with three lucky bamboo. livingroom fish is almost three and he lives in a vase above the t.v. His colors are beautiful and has great health. in a 5 g tank do you also put those air and carbon filtration units in? I am curious because I would like to upgrade some of the tan ks in the house but the fish are doing great. the most I ever do is a 10% water change and skI'm the top for scum that the dirty boys make once a week. But not all the fish are really dirty. two out of the five are pigs. but when you clean the water and gravel its like they do their best to make it gross as fast as possible.
mojo
 

Phloxface

Member
The gravel should be vacummed at least every 2 weeks. A lot of dirt settles into the gravel that you can't always see on top. I've always found a 30% or more if needed water change is best and I do that every week. I find the fish are the most active and happy right after a water change. Just because a fish CAN live in a small bowl or vase doesn't mean it should. A larger tank requires less maintenance and the water parameters stay more level. Also, the fish has more room to swim and play. I have heaters, filters and airstones in all my tanks as well as live plants which keep the water healthier, are safer for the fish and look more natural.
 
  • Thread Starter

BettaBuddy ~ Miley

Member
I know the fish need more space but my parents don't want to spend money on fish stuff when they have other things they need to spend it on :-\ I really can't do anything about it. Smiley
 

Beth191987

Member
Oh my I never heard of someone putting their fish in the tub. that just makes me smile. I would think that there is that possibility of some chemical hurting them. But that kind of sounds cool having your fish swim in your tub lol.
 

Muffymouse

Member
They stay in the tank =)) Sir Gawain glares at me with the great betta glare and the others all move as far away as possible except for my corys, sometimes one of them will be brave and come check it out :
 

darkwolf29a

Member
Well, I voted the last one but....my fish never leave the tank.
 

Old Sloppy

Member
I never move my fish.
They stay in the tank when I clean it.
When I moved (7 years ago) I put my fish in 5 gallon plastic buckets, one fish in each bucket.

Harry S.
 

nicole

Member
I leave mine in their tank.
 

Blueandeb

Member
I have a portable plastic tank which I put my fish in when I clean out my tank, first I fill it up with water from the old fishtank. I put "another tank" on the poll.
 

armadillo

Member
I never have huuuge clean-ups, just lots of regular vaccuuming and water changes. So the fish don't really need to move in my case.
 

sick-lid boy

Member
I trained my fish to clean their own tanks.
 

Amorinthe

Member
BettaBuddy said:
my sisters when they had goldfish would put them in the toilet while they cleaned their tanks!! lol. not very clean but funny!!
.....that IS funny. you know, it really depends on how clean your toilet is - in the U.S. we run water that has been filtered enough for drinking to run through our toilets (another reason why we're an ecological joke in other parts of the world) which makes the water actually very very clean.
 

sick-lid boy

Member
Actually, I've heard that the cleanest tap water is the water in the tank of a toilet (not the bowl). Something about the porcelain works as a natural filter....
 

COBettaCouple

Member
sick-lid boy said:
Actually, I've heard that the cleanest tap water is the water in the tank of a toilet (not the bowl). Something about the porcelain works as a natural filter....
yea, that's true.. hmm.. makes me thirsty..
 

zeddy

Member
I actually leave my fish right in the tank but I haven't had to do 100% water changes yet
 

tan.b

Member
Amorinthe said:
you know, it really depends on how clean your toilet is - in the U.S. we run water that has been filtered enough for drinking to run through our toilets (another reason why we're an ecological joke in other parts of the world) which makes the water actually very very clean.
the UK do that too and I never thought much of it, but now you mention it....you don't need chlorine and flourine and highly filtered and clean water to flush a toilet!! btw.....toilets may be "clean, but often full of toilet cleaners/freshners/bleaches/descalers etc etc !
 

COBettaCouple

Member
don't forget the olive!
 

armadillo

Member
Wow, I didn't know zebra danios actually had personality. I thought they were utility fish (cycling, basically). She sounds great. Does she bully the other fish like, viciously? To the point that it's a problem? Because I like hte sound of a hardy, entertaining fish, but not at the expense of aquarium peace.
 

tan.b

Member
Gavinie said:
The toilet? The tub? You people are sick! ;D . I have to wash there and other stuff too.
I wouldnt recommend washing in the toilet!!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
tan.b said:
Gavinie said:
The toilet? The tub? You people are sick! ;D . I have to wash there and other stuff too.
I wouldnt recommend washing in the toilet!!
yea, me either.. it's not big enough and takes me forever to get a good bath in it.
 

Gavinie

Member
Does she bully the other fish like, viciously? To the point that it's a problem?
No, not really. At least not to the point of fin nipping. She seems to leave the smallest of the other danios alone. Also, now that we've added a juliI cory she leaves him/her alone too. It seems that she won't bother others that simply ignore her so I think it's more playfulness on her part -- pretty much normal danio behaviour from what I've read. It bothered me at first that she sometimes went after the tetras, but then I realized the tetras were almost baiting her and the other danios. It seems all a game.

She's actually become friendly with the cory and follows "it" around. No, it has nothing to do with the cory stirring up food remnants -- not at all, uh uh. In fact, we tried a sinking pellet for the cory who ignored it for a bit. The Macho Missus made a point of trying to bring the cory back to the pellet, and even dragged the pellet out for the cory.
 

Amnagrla

Member
I usually leave my fish in the tank when I clean....

Otherwise, I would put them in the 5 gallon bucket that I use to do water changes..
 

TheEssigs

Member
Ditto, Amnagrla.

However, I'm planning a relocationg my 45g to a new spot, so when I do the move, I'm gonna use one of those huge rubbermaid storage tub tote things, this way I can leave the filter running by hanging it on the tote. Hope it works! :
 

Amnagrla

Member
Ohh good thinking!
 

Most photos, videos and links are disabled if you are not logged in.

Log in or register to view

Top Bottom