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Lost at least two cories. Ziggy is behaving well so I think it was just the change of water or something that got them. I can still only find 4 at a time though so hopefully the 5th is still alive.

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Picked up 7 cories from a wonderful fish store in Minneapolis! They are so tiny and precious ~

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Tank Question

Just set up my new 10 gallon yesterday, with Eco-Complete and a thin layer of black sand on top. The water was clear last night when I went to bed, but this morning and all day the water is super cloudy.

I rinsed my sand and substrate, anyone have any idea what this is about or when it will settle?

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Got new plants in the mail yesterday, letting them float. Makes Ziggy’s tank look like a jungle. Some new ramshorn snails too!

Look at my happy (sassy) boy.

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Ignore the crummy quality of the photo. The sweet driftwood I’m going to put in my 10 Gallon!

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Ready for some greener plants!

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Tank Preparation

ava-bird:

theblondeaquarist:

dormroombetta:

Today I ordered a couple bunches of plants online from various folks, and also bought Eco-Complete substrate and black sand. I really like my warm colors in the current tank, but my choices of either white or black sand didn’t leave many options. They should be a nice contrast against the green…

You can always ask to get some pygmy cories in stock. They are uncommon but not unheard of.

They did say they would call me if they got any in stock, but they said it could be a few months. I may have found a good bunch on aquabid. The shipping is such a killer but I think they’ll be worth it. I’m just worried because I usually do the “fish in” cycle, and since they’re just little babies I’m worried that they will be more sensitive to any changes.

Woops, wrong blog.

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Today I ordered a couple bunches of plants online from various folks, and also bought Eco-Complete substrate and black sand. I really like my warm colors in the current tank, but my choices of either white or black sand didn’t leave many options. They should be a nice contrast against the green plants though.

Really hoping I can find some Pygmy Cories soon, I want them in the tank before Ziggy, so hopefully he won’t be as territorial. So far I can only find Albino and Peppered, and they get a little too big for an adequate school.

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aquasplendens:

betta-adventures:

I’m putting together a list of URL’s that can benefit others. 

Please only reblog if you are comfortable answering betta fish questions and you feel you have enough knowledge to help new keepers. 

I’m good with basic care, but when it comes to illness, I’m kind of lacking. Fin rot, I know. Anything else, not so much

I’m not an expert by any means, but I’d still be willing to help if it was needed. Best with basic stuff though.

(via theblondeaquarist)

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  • Question: He might be 'only $20' but you have to realize that shipping can be upwards to $100! (Shipping from the trans shipper to your house) - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Yeah, I’m aware of that. Actually one of the trans shippers is really close to me, and he’s much cheaper than many less-beautiful fish (in my opinion). Shipping can be super expensive, which is why I was excited that his final price would be $20, and then just the shipping on top of that.

    Regardless, I’m not going to buy him. I could divide my tank but there’s not really any reason for me to have a second betta right now. Even if I love that fish!