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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 5/9 2:26
Re: Teeny Tiny wormlike creatures #1
Fish lady,

I’m curious to know if you tried to culture daphnia.

Waiting with bated breath (worm on tongue)

Nancy


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 5/9 2:20
Update on Blue and his new environs #2
Hi everyone,

Blue, lone male Betta, continues to do well in his new tank. He’s been in his tank, (5US Gallon Fluval tank) for 8 weeks now. I do 20-40% water change every 2-3 days. The water consistently tests at 0.25-0.5 NH3, 0 NH2 and 0 NH3. I’m guessing the tank hasn’t cycled yet. I keep hoping.

All in all it’s going well and Blue seems happy and comfortable!

Hope all is well with you and all the species you care for! 🤗

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 8/8 20:48
Re: Teeny Tiny wormlike creatures #3
Hi Fishlady,

I Could be over feeding Blue. Part of it could be that I think he doesn’t find the food I give him. I feed him bug bites. It seems he eats maybe three or four before they all sink to the bottom. I don’t know if he finds the at the bottom if he is still hungry.

I have been entertaining the idea of getting some daphnia cultures to grow his food. I’ve been researching how to grow them. Seems easy enough. Any thoughts?

As always the information sharing is much appreciated.

Nancy


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 7/8 21:34
Teeny Tiny wormlike creatures #4
Hi everyone!

I hope you and your aquarium creatures are doing well. Blue, male betta fish, is doing well. He’s been in his new tank since july2nd. No nitrites or nitrates yet but the ammonia is consistently less than .25 ppm.

I was doing a water change today and when I was done I noticed these teeny, tiny wormlike creatures swimming in the water. They were looking for something to grab onto, like a plant stem. At that point, they sort of disappeared. And now there is no sign of them.

Any idea what these are? Are they harmful? Or just some naturally occurring organism? Can they hurt Blue?

As always thank you for your knowledge and support.

Nancy


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 21/7 16:32
Re: Bluish black gelatinous stuff, oh my! #5
Fishlady,

Yes I was asking about the green hair-like stuff....I've been pulling it out...I wasn't sure if it was a problem or
not.

As always, thanks for the information.. Despite everything, Blue seems to be doing very well in his home
these days. I have you and FCMF to thank for the assistance!



Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 19/7 16:02
Re: Bluish black gelatinous stuff, oh my! #6
I read that one reason it can grow is a dead spot in water movement. I have a muffler on my pump outlet since I read bettas don’t like a strong current.

This morning I removed the muffler and turned the flow toward the back wall. At the moment Blue doesn’t seem inhibited by it. But I will monitor him to make sure.

What about the other green floating algae? Is that just normal build-up? Or should I be concerned?

Thank you in advance!

Nancy


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  • Posted on: 19/7 15:15
Re: Bluish black gelatinous stuff, oh my! #7
I pulled the rock out and cleaned it well with a paper towel and water. I put in back in the tank and will keep an eye on it.

Thanks for the information!

Nancy


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 18/7 19:58
Bluish black gelatinous stuff, oh my! #8
Hello,

I’m 16 days into a fish-in, 1 make betta, cycle. I’ve been able to keep the ammonia down below .25 daily. I do 20% water changes every other day.

Today while doing the water change I noted this goo on one of the rocks and a plant. Pics submitted.

Any idea what it is? Should I be concerned? Also, I think I have a green algae problem as well.

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 17/7 13:49
Re: My tap water registers .25 ppm ammonia #9
You are absolutely correct! I found and read the water treatment Process and they add ammonia to convert “chlorine to chloramines and reduce the formation of chlorination byproducts.“

I can’t believe how much I’m learning about water treatment in my area and chemistry!

Despite all this, Blue seems much happier and more active in his new environment.

Still learning,

Thank you!


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 16/7 13:54
My tap water registers .25 ppm ammonia #10
Hi,

I’m two weeks into a fish-in cycle. One male betta taken from his bowl in the office into a 5 gallon live planted tank. Still waiting for the cycle to start.

I discovered that my tap water has .25 ppm ammonia right out of the tap. The level of ammonia in the tank measured .25 every day even after a 50% water change. I think, now I know why.

I had some bottled water, 6 gallon jugs. I tested it for ammonia. Zilch! Yay. Is Dechlorinated bottled water okay to use otherwise?

Thanks for all your help.



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