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  1. I have had Hengeli rasboras with a Betta, They were fine the Betta was the problem. 17 litres is too small for tank mates in my opinion. You need at least 6 of them or they will stress, The more the merrier.
  2. Thanks. Oh yes my female is making bubble nests.
  3. Like the title says I have been away a while. The main reason is, I had a pest controller in and he killed my whole tank. Yes all my fish died. I was so devastated I have no words. Cut a long story short I rebuilt my tank. I now have a beautiful female betta I call Zsa Zsa 5 Kuhil Loaches a Mystery snail and some shrimp, Well the ones the betta don't eat anyway. Here's a few photos. ZsaZsa when I first got her. Same fish a few weeks latter Some of the loaches, I have 5. They live here.
  4. It's a BN Pleco, Active little suckers LOL Snail wash anyone?
  5. He loves brine shrimp.
  6. My first lilly pad, Yobbo seems to like it too.
  7. I will let this photo speak for itself. I wash my hands well in hot water without any soaps or anything first.
  8. Ummm. After this morning I would say no, The little catfish are fine, The snails are fine, the shrimp a fine, He killed one of the Platys, and was attacking the others, I had to put 1 down because of the damage he caused, This is 1 agro Betta.
  9. Mr Yobbo found that if he stares hard at the glass in the back of the tank he can see another betta, And its time to flare and fight. My solution was to line the inside of the tank with those 3d Styrofoam backgrounds. 3-D Aquarium Background Crevice 14"x14" Yobbo also has a few new tankmates.
  10. Yobbo now has 2 of these cat fish as tank mates. I also counted 5 shrimp in the tank today I threw in a few algee wafers and they found them.
  11. Yes it is unusual, I got some Betta pellets from Pet Barn, That night as I said he put on his usual feed me display, I fed him 3 pelets of the new stuff, He scoffed them down and did his I want more by swiming around the tank flaring a bit looking cute, All was well, He swam off into his plants when I went to turn the tank light off he didnt realy come out to say good night. In the morning he was in his sleeping spot among the floating fox tail dead. I cried. I gave his body to my Pitcher Plant. When I went to my local fish shop, R&J Aquatics, I was telling the guy about it, he asked t
  12. I got him from a fish shop in Lismore Nsw Some of those plants are silk. The black substrate is CaribSea Eco Complete Planted Substrate. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CaribSea-Eco-Complete-Planted-Substrate-9kg-Live-version-Coarse-/261764497702?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item3cf2614126 I have a bunch of live plants in the tank Just that nothing is big yet, As the live Plants grow I will remove the silk ones. Sorry about Photo Quality I am using a Iphone, I loaned my camera to a friend.
  13. This is Yobbo. I did a few tank mods.
  14. Sad news. Microsoft died a few days ago. He was quite happy on the last night, Put on his usual feed me show, I gave him 2 pellets he ate them and all was well. In the morning when I turned on the tank light he was still in his usual sleeping spot dead. All the water params are fine, The shrimp and snails are fine. I am devastated, but it looks like he went in his sleep, and did not suffer. I will be getting another Betta, I also remodelled the tank a bit.
  15. I want to add a 3d background to my tank, They are made from a non toxic resin coated foam. Has anybody used these? are they safe with fish? I know they claim its safe but I never trust the advertising. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-3D-Aquarium-Background-High-Quality-Resin-2-FT-Standard-60-x-45-CMS-Rocks-/350937243820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item51b57d60ac
  16. Some leaves started to melt after 3 days
  17. Thanks for that and i also found out the hard way. I got it from Petbarn, I took what was left of it back and demanded and got my $5.90 back.
  18. Microsoft did some renovations LOL
  19. I saw that on another forum and as I am only new to fishkeeping I had no idea. Only been doing it 4 months now. My guy has made his first bubble nest. So all is good in fish world?
  20. Well I put 6 cherry shrimp in the tank $3.50 each a few days ago, At least Microsoft enjoyed eating them, I know he got 2 for sure I have not seen the other 4 in a few days now. Yes the powerhead vac is a neat idea, There are also some great ideas regarding moving bed filters, tank scaping etc. Some bad ideas too. Stuff like this.
  21. Hi all, pretty much all of my local LFS are handing out flyers. Just in case you were not aware the quarantine laws for aquarium fish will be tightened in March resulting in prices skyrocketing for imported fish. http://piaa.net.au/n...up-to-four-tim/ Please spread the word!
  22. If you are going to do it, I say over do it. I am new at this never kept fish before, So i looked at a lot of stuff re filtration on youtube, Moving bed filters, Powerheads with shampoo bottles, Under gravel filters, The powerhead with shampoo bottle while a cool idea looks ugly full stop. same as internal moving bed filters, both take up tank space that could be used for plants or swim room for the fish. those under gravel filters.... Well I just figured they suck, I dont want stuff building up in the gravel even thou I vac it. hang on backs are ok however I would need to cut the glass to
  23. Hi Bettarazzi I guess that I will give Aquagreen a try then, thank you for the suggestion, once I get them I will let you know how it works out, they could end up fish food LOL.
  24. Added petrified wood, got rid of resin ornament, other than the heater thermometer the water pick up and return no plastic or fake items allowed. Next I am getting some glass type shrimp, any suggestions. Prefer native.
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