Blue Gem Update

Hey, those of you who follow Blue Gems story, here’s an update.

So he lives at my cousins house. He is in his cup/bowl. The daily water changes have helped his tail very much, and though you probably can’t see it on the picture, he’s on his way to recovery… lol Continue reading

Trading Gravel For Marbles!

Hey! I have been chewing on my Betta fin problem. Mark’s fins have been ripping. They are MUCH better, and always heal up, but, goodness, I do not enjoy watching him swim around like that. I have evicted the last suspect of the whole tank. This is my Bettas tank when I first started: IMG_5172

Then I moved the plants around… Continue reading

The Weather…

broken treeHey!

Here in Washington we’ve been having some crazy weather, so I just wanted to say some thunder storm safety for fish.

First, make sure your tank is not close to a window. If so, it can get destroyed or damaged badly if a tree falls.  You should NOT have the tank by a window ever, because the direct sunlight is not too good, and may be very inviting for algae. This is important when you are preparing your tank and a place to put it.

Your tank is probably the last thing on your mind if a tree falls and damages your house, so be sure that everything is taken care of in case of an emergency.

Second, fish can get electrocuted because they are in a small body of water. Fish in the ocean only get hurt if they are close to the place of the strike, but when in a tank, the fish are all in a small space. Unplug all the heaters, filters, etc. and wait for the storm to be over…

It’s alright for these things to be off for a while, unless you live in Antarctica… lol Just make sure the water doesn’t drop, and the water doesn’t dirty to fast… that’s all.

Beside these obvious facts, most fish will not notice the change in weather. Take care, and be safe!

 Photo credit: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/29/st-jude-storm-minimal-tree-loss

My Tank Smells Like Potting Soil… ?

plant of some kindUmmm, My tank smells like potting soil. no fishy smell, no yucky stuff, just potting soil… ? and not only that, I don’t even have any plants (except for one fake house plant) in that tank!!!

Now, for my “new tank,” no progress… :/ No one is selling the stuff I need, so he’s just living at my neighbors house.

Blue Gem is Continue reading

Siamese Fighting Fish

The Siamese Fighting Fish is another name for a fish better known as a Betta (Betta splendens). These fish live in Thailand rice paddies. Though rice paddies are shallow, they can be very, very wide, and spread quite far. One Betta (or Siamese Fighting Fish) can live in up to a 100 gallons of water!

Because they live in Thailand, they are tropical, and need warm water. Heaters are recommended in captivity. I also want to clarify that they do NOT need to be flared regularly. They often do that on their own, and if they don’t… so?

Any way, I just wanted to tell you what the Siamese Fighting Fish really is.