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Offline Matt

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« Reply #950 on: November 26, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
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My vote goes for otocinclus, though I'd go for 2 or 3 only to keep from overstocking the tank.

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« Reply #951 on: November 26, 2017, 04:17:40 PM »
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I've never seen my BN Plec sucking on a dead fish. And I've had quite a few dead fish since Bertie has been in the tank (whole shoal of cardinal tetras reached old age).

How do I see the poll?

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« Reply #952 on: November 26, 2017, 04:19:32 PM »
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Just to be awkward I'll comment on the fish in your poll instead of voting -
Trilineatus cories are bit big for your tank
Does your tank grow enough algae for otos? They can be tricky to feed without enough algae
I'd forgotten your water is softer than mine, so maybe not peacock gudgeons
Pygmy cories do better with 10+
Microdevario & ember tetras a lovely little fish, I've kept them both  ;D

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« Reply #953 on: November 26, 2017, 08:48:00 PM »
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*cough* get a bigger tank *cough*

Anyway, a shoal of small fish would be nice, or some otos (I originally bought 6 otos for my betta tank, but most of them died within the first 2 days in the quarantine tank and I now only have 2, although I'd like to get more at some point).

I'm trying not to be a bad influence, but you know my approach to these things...
*cough* another tank *cough*

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« Reply #954 on: November 27, 2017, 07:26:24 PM »
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Thanks, folks - all very helpful.

@Littlefish - I absolutely agree that another tank is the way forward - but I think a house move would be required in order to accommodate it (or "the fish room" that I really want).

The various comments and other issues arising from them played around in my head all evening and during the night, with the productive result that I woke up at some unearthly hour this morning with my answer, including a strategic plan for the tank over the next decade! My definitive decision will be revealed in due course - but, for various reasons, it might be into January before I implement it.
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In the meantime, I'll just have to make do with my main tank and my tiny 80x75x45 mm toy aquarium.  ;D

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« Reply #955 on: November 29, 2017, 10:03:28 PM »
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The 14 baby BNs have all gone to the LFS, hopefully to find happy new homes.

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« Reply #956 on: November 30, 2017, 03:05:24 PM »
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My betta, the one I got a couple of months ago, has finrot in his tail. I noticed a few splits on Friday when i did a water change, so knowing that finrot is caused by stress and/or water conditions and is usually cured by extra water changes, I did another water change on Saturday and again on Sunday. He got worse. On Monday i managed to get to the shop to buy some eSHa 2000, and his tail has stopped disintegrating and is showing signs of regrowth. I think, it might be wishful thinking  :-\

I also considered why he should be stressed. His water conditions were perfect, so not that. But he has been very agitated about the nerite snail, so I took that out of his tank. And very agitated about his refection. Until the weekend, his tank light came on 2 pm to 8 pm. The weather has been so dim recently that having a light inside the tank and dimness outside meant he could see his refection. His light now comes on at 5 pm after we turn the room light on.


But there has been a casualty. I had hornwort in the tank, some weighted down and the rest floating. This morning I had a lot of bare stems and leaves on the bottom of the tank. It took ages hoovering up all the leaves. I've moved a few pieces of water sprite over from the big tank - bettas appreciate cover, and I don't know whether I have many bacteria left in the filter as the plants will use most of the ammonia, so I needed more plants just in case.


I know from previous experience hornwort does not like Seachem Flourish Excel, and it would appear it doesn't like eSHa 2000 either.

So a word of warning to those who have hornwort in their tanks - be careful about adding medication!

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« Reply #957 on: November 30, 2017, 08:38:24 PM »
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Sorry to read about your betta and hope the eSHa 2000 is indeed helping his tail to regrow.

Your post is particularly interesting - and it's actually resolved an issue in my own tank, albeit not to do with hornwort. The wound-prone female tetra has been physically very healthy lately and I'd discovered that her most recent problems seemed to have been caused by over-indulging in snail food. However, this week, she'd been swimming up and down the glass beside the heater, shooting up to the water surface and then diving down, as though very stressed about something. However, I couldn't put my finger on what it was at all. I now realise that it's because the room light had been off for much of the daytime but the tank light on +/- a table lamp to the side and above the height of the tank on during some of the daytime plus the evening in addition to the room light in the evening. Since reading your post and keeping the table lamp off, the problem has resolved itself. Thanks, Sue! ;D

Now I just need to re-arrange the tank slightly in my latest effort to stop my harlequin tyrant from taking possession of the entire tank...

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« Reply #958 on: November 30, 2017, 09:27:39 PM »
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It occurred to me that when it is dark outside and the room light is on the window is like a mirror. I realised that is what it was like for the betta - light inside his tank and darker outside - so it was like him having a mirror against the tank wall.

I can see transparent membrane on the edge of his tail, so fingers crossed.

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« Reply #959 on: November 30, 2017, 10:31:49 PM »
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Fingers crossed for a full recovery for your betta.
I'm sure he'll be feeling better soon.

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« Reply #960 on: November 30, 2017, 11:10:48 PM »
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Really good point about the tank glass acting like a mirror when its dark outside... my neons were behaving similarly the other day and I think this could he the cause.

All the best with your Betta Sue, hopefully things are on the mend now.

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