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by ahmandi2
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Proper animal care- pet store issues
Replies: 17
Views: 8437

Betta Cruelty

It's gotten hard to go to the petsmart over here, because of that very reason. The horrid conditions of the poor bettas are so brutal. I used to have to avoid the area where they have cats for adoption, because I would pity adopt them all if I could, now, I think i've got the same thing with the fis...
by ahmandi2
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other Fish Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 6716

New Forums to try out`

I'm going to try out a couple of these that y'all mention. I love the name fish geeks lol....
And mostly I do not have any need of other sites, rarely is a question not answered on here :)
by ahmandi2
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

Bella

Hi there, First of all, your new gal is LOVELY :). As for Bella, I am so under-qualified to even answer that question...I don't think it was normal eggishness, she really looked BAD, bloated, is the first thing that came to my mind. Don't second guess it, if you just go by instinct, then I think you...
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Other Fish Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 6716

Other Fish Forums

Wow I went looking online for other fish forums...I am so disappointed lol...not one is even close to Loaches, in knowledge, in friendliness, in maturity... All I saw were responses to posts such as "Hey I TOLD you that 4 threads ago.." or "What, exactly, makes you think you could ever breed Betta?...
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: 18" tall 55G - Male Betta - Too Deep 4 Betta? Exp Adv N
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

18" tall 55G - Male Betta - Too Deep 4 Betta? Exp Adv N

I would like to get some more female bettas eventually and place them in our 55 gallon tank. It's 18" high. someone told me that they'd not be able to handle the depth, that it would kill them. I would of course have plenty of ledgy, hanging plant, leafy area at the surface for them to rest in. I di...
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

girl power

I think that in general, the males are quite a bit larger than the females...if only because they're being bred for bigger, stronger, finnier males all the time..so the bodies of course are bigger too... Naturally they are bigger, it's scary to watch (I youtube it) them spawn....the male is SO much ...
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

Oopsie

Kelly,
Sorry I just realized what you said about her age; I totally didn't see that earlier! I guess I'm pretty wrong about how old they are when they're finally in a retail setting...heh now I know :)
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pearl or purple danio?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Purple Danios

Hey there,
I saw a tank full of purple danios the other day; they really do have that violet hue on their bodies. I didn't see much of anything else on them..that probably is no help at all but I do know that they are STRIKINGLY shimmery purple :)
by ahmandi2
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

the great aquarium in the sky...

Kelly, The females are so awesome, such personalities!! She does look pretty bad...can't tell if her fins are furled up, but even so she does not look healthy. At least she got to have some NOM NOM blood worms and good love while you had her! And one thing that I finally realized...by the time we se...
by ahmandi2
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

One free way to end your betta's pain...

If you trust Petco, that is. Take her back to them. They will accept her, for an exchange, (though I'd recommend against that!). however, once there I have no idea what they will do to "euthanize" her...but it will be quicker and less personally agonizing than keeping her, and possibly just watching...
by ahmandi2
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Identification fish freshwater
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Great pictures, thank you for sharing them!
by ahmandi2
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: what is the best way to put down a suffering fish?
Replies: 19
Views: 8152

Kinder gentler euthanasia

Hi, I recently started the hobby (fish of course :). We had a huge disaster rip through our tanks, and had many fish die. My two girls, betta's, were not dead but they were on their way out, suffering. I read the sticky on this site. It is VERY informative. I went to rite aid and bought the clove oi...
by ahmandi2
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pale Golden Weather Loach - Advice???
Replies: 2
Views: 3188

Pale Golden Weather Loach - Advice???

I may be over-protective, but I've noticed that our Golden loach has become pale, her head area is still the strong yellow color, but her body is MOSTLY paler, a few spots of the gold still showing... She' is acting just as fine as always, she's a tough ol' bird, but I was wondering if this is somet...
by ahmandi2
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Spare Fluval Parts? - Cambs, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Bulbs or new hood

I guess I'll throw in my one cent....
Ebay. You NEVER know what strange things you'll find on there...anyway, I wish you the best of luck with your search!!!!
by ahmandi2
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Danios - Not a very nice community fish?
Replies: 7
Views: 3927

Seems to be ok still...

They (the danios) are now acting as a somewhat cohesive unit...there is still chasing but never all on one and it's constantly changing who is chasing whom...heh...so I'm much more comfortable with them. I hope this continues! What a strange thing..that the number of fish would have such an impact o...