Nervous about setting up the 10g tomorrow. This is my third 10. It’ll make maintenance easier I keep telling myself (it really will since two bettas, one water change.)

hayisforhoruss:

For 130$ you can have this somehow-21-gallon aquarium with a skull and a spongebob fruit and a weirdass stand with no front or back walls.

This is my area too and people here are clueless in fish!

hayisforhoruss:

For 130$ you can have this somehow-21-gallon aquarium with a skull and a spongebob fruit and a weirdass stand with no front or back walls.

This is my area too and people here are clueless in fish!

neverfearlizzishere:

low-techtank:

Is there any reason why I can’t put the baby betta in the divided 10g with the male when I set up the tank tomorrow? (Obviously on separate sides)

It would have a cycled filter, and the biobacteria will be able to slowly grow with the growth of the baby betta, since it’s cycled for the male. I can keep it at 80 degrees F. They’ll get fed separately. 

any reasons not to?

I don’t see why not. It would be better I think. Jut make sure there’s no way she can sneak over to his side.

Yeah I think so too! It is going to have two dividers, with a space in the middle for heating and filtration, so they’d have to jump two. Less of a chance!

Is there any reason why I can’t put the baby betta in the divided 10g with the male when I set up the tank tomorrow? (Obviously on separate sides)

It would have a cycled filter, and the biobacteria will be able to slowly grow with the growth of the baby betta, since it’s cycled for the male. I can keep it at 80 degrees F. They’ll get fed separately. 

any reasons not to?

http://writing-in-a-daydream.tumblr.com/post/92641070263/fish-community-i-have-a-question-i-have-two-2-6

writing-in-a-daydream:

Fish community I have a question. I have two 2.6 gallons, a 3 gallon, and a 2 gallon shrimp bowl. The filters I have are the Topfin filter that the 2.6 gallons came with, I have to baffle the flow cause they’re too strong. I have two Tetra 3i filters on my 3 gallon and my 2 gallon shrimp bowl.

This sponge filter is my FAVORITE. I have it in 2.5s and 5s. They’d be perfect for you!

evangelicat:

reminder to pls be nice to us that work in big-box chain pet retailers„„ taking care of 1000 gallons of animals (+ doing other duties as well if your store is shorthanded) is difficult @ times & actually having time to maintenance the tanks, etc. can be rare„„ a lot of us are doing our best & my company actually likes to employ people who actually kno about fish„„ a lot of stupid fish advice comes from outside the department (god knows i’ve had to pick up messes caused by my GM [INCH PER FISH DOES NOT APPLY TO COMET GOLDIES IN THE 10G GOOD LORD]). 

however i kno that a lot of people have really dysfunctional stocking plans bc of pet store advice;; so it is best you correct them but do it politely & subtly pls

also please consider that a lot of fish come to us already sick & it’s not caused by us being awful & neglectful; (i’ll have sparkling clean tanks for weeks, then a shipment comes in and there’s a massive ich/whatever outbreak two days later)

i only mention this bc i’ve had some people around my age come in and try to fucking tell me off lmfao for trivial things like “”“there’s plecos in the goldfish tank”“” ok smfh honestly, really? we have to stock the 3-5in common plecos & there’s two options: in one of the 11g on the 300g system or in the 260g + 150g sump koi tank. where the fuck do u want me to put them

the bettas tend to come in in rough shape; some have finrot & others are literally missing chunks of their fins because of being packed to ship too roughly„„ and the thing is„ some people care about the bettas but dont have time to clean all of them & others dont give a flying fuck about them but if youre gonna complain go to whoever is in the dept NOT straight to the GM/ASM because that’s a seriously shitfuck move„, only go to the manager if it’s clear the aquatics person doesnt give a flying fuck

& tip: if you find a betta that is sick/especially dirty, take it and put it on top of the sink area; that way it’s hard to ignore & whoever is around will probs change his cup 

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Yeah the main guy in the fish department at my local petco is really knowledgeable. I brought a sick betta to his attention as I was gunna try and heal it and he says “Aw man I must have missed that guy. I try so hard to change their water and the suppliers keep sending more and more because I sell so many.” He just can’t keep up.

Keep trying your best gurl you got this go get em.