Its been quite some time since theres been an update here hasn’t it?
Well never fear we are attempting to make a comeback. In the passing days I have cut back on the bettas and downsized to the two larger tanks. The largest (30gal) houses the last remaining betta, a guppie, two plecos, and three neon tetras. The second houses the newest member pictured above.
Munya is a Dragon Gobie and is roughly 7-8 inches long. Dragon Gobies are brackish water fish originating from South and Central America. He can grow to be 2 feet with the right maintenance and care. They are pretty timid and get along with most fish. But they will eat anything little like a guppies or a neon (hopefully he will eat that minnow we caught for food a year back).
Im working on getting a large amount of plants for both tanks and a new heater for Munyas. Dragon Gobies like plenty of hiding places and prefer warmer brackish water. This tank will not be his permanent tank, I will upgrade as he grows. Its preferred that he lives in a 50 gallon or more.
I was wondering if you could answer a couple of quick questions for me. I half a male halfmoon betta in a 2.5 gallon tank. I know the males can be community fish as long as they are the only betta and aggressive fish. Do you think that I could have another couple small fish in that tank with him (size wise). If so, what kind would you recommend? He just seems a little lonely. I swear this fish has manners, he's such a sweetie! Thank you for your time and help!
It is very possible to have a male betta with smaller fish. Just as long as they are not small enough to fit in his mouth, fish get the “is this edible” thought just like lets say small children. As for what kinds of fish theres a good handful of them ranging different sizes.
- and those are the only ones that i can think of at the moment. Putting a betta in a community tank should have very little problems if none. Just makes sure theres plenty of space and hiding places for all the fish. That way if there are problems whoever is being bullied can easily get away from the bully.
I have guppies and tetras in my tank with a female who is aggressive but has no problem with fish of other breeds/species. my other two females live with a pesky little minnow two plecos and a clawed frog (the minnow was meant to be a snack for the frog…)
I recently purchased a betta and everything is going perfectly fine with him, minus one small detail. His tank is really really cloudy even though I clean it weekly. I do about 30 - 50 % water change each time. I also have water conditioner I use after changing the water. I was wondering if you knew what the problem could be?
My ant had a similar problem with a 20 gallon for some angels. But it could be a series of issues which are all easy to fix.
1. If it happens quickly when you put the water in the gravel might have a residue in it that gets stirred up. Take your little fella out and rinse out the gravel until it runs clear. if this doesnt work then-
2. Test your water to make sure the ph isnt high when you put it in the tank. This and cloudy water may be because of something dissolving in your tank (maybe a decoration of some sort) leaving behind phosphates, heavy metals, or silicates. In this case usually water conditioners should fix the problem but seeing as you use them then theres part-
3. Bacteria bloom has welcomed itself to your tank. It can take a series of days, weeks, and sometimes months for this to happen but either way it isn’t causing any harm. New tanks take time to form bacterial colonies (which every tank has no one freak out these little guys are meant to be there) that are able to clear waste from the tank. Overtime the cloudiness will resolve itself. Just continue cleaning, water changes, and ensuring that not to much food or plant debris is left behind.