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  • Will this size be okay to house a couple of rabbits?

    I wouldn't be getting a bunny for a long time (money issues) but when I do, I want to build my own cage for them. I hate the tiny overpriced cages in pet stores. I was thinking of a 5ft long x 2ft deep x and 2 ft high hutch, made entirely out of wood (yes, including the floor!) with a ventilation area, but also an area almost completely closed off to the elements (except for a bunny door for access.) It's hard to explain on here... but the hutch would be off the ground, so it wouldn't get wet from the ground, and the run (10ft l x 5ft w x 2ft t) will be entirely on grass with a 2ft x 5ft section for them to get out of the sun. (there will be a ramp leading from the hutch to the run) They would be able to freely move between the hutch and the run.

    I'll be the first to say, I need to do a lot more research before I ever get a bunny so I can be sure I can properly care for them. But I'm very drawn to mini Rex. No clue about number, age or sex at this point, I still have too much research to do. But would this size cage and run be okay? How many could comfortably live in an area like this?

    Please be kind with your comments. And thanks in advance!

    2 AnswersOther - Pets10 years ago
  • I need advice. What should I do with my 40gallon Aquarium?

    Hello!

    I've been keeping fish for about 2 years now and I'm LOVING it. I enjoy doing research on different species and how to properly care for them. I've had about 6 tanks from 5gallons-55gallons, so I have a pretty solid background on basic fish keeping.

    I've recently moved the fish that were in my 40 gallon into the 55gal. So now I've got an empty 40gallon aquarium and I'm just itching to do something with it!

    All of my fish (and the 4 african dwarf frogs [in their own tank]) I have are tropical, community fish. I'm looking to branch out a little bit.

    I'm pretty open to suggestions. However, I would rather not do a typical "tropical community" aquarium since I already have a 55gallon.

    I was thinking of either Goldfish (Fantail), or possibly doing an aquarium with Flying fox fish, Red tail shark, or rainbow shark. I find all of these fish to be very neat.

    Any thoughts? Suggestions?

    I'll be doing very THROUGH research before I make ANY fish purchase. I already have everything needed to keep any of these fish, I just need to decide exactly what I want to do.

    If you have any other questions for me, please ask. And thank you in advance!

    5 AnswersFish10 years ago
  • High ammonia levels in a newly cycling aquarium. Advice?

    First off, I have three other established aquariums, so I do have a fairly solid back ground of basic fish keeping. And before you ask, the reason I did not use one of these aquariums to give the new aquarium a jump start is because these aquariums have pest snails that I do NOT want to take a chance of introducing snails to this new aquarium.

    I have a 55g Freshwater and I am currently doing a fish-less cycle. About 2 weeks ago I added a product by Nutrafin called Cycle. It says it's a Biological Aquarium Supplement and claims it "immediately establishes save biological aquarium environment" and "allows immediate introduction of fish" . It has instructions to give X dose per gallon of water for three days.

    I followed the directions and did water testing on the third day. I have the API freshwater master test kit (Liquid testing kit). Most of the reading were off and the ammonia levels read high, so I did a 25% water change. This did not lower the ammonia levels. I decided it might have just been a bad ammonia spike, so I let the aquarium run with the filters for another few days. The other reading went to normal, but the ammonia was still high. I tried Jungle ammonia clear tabs, and tetra's ammonia remover product with a 25% water change. STILL no change in the ammonia reading. Let the aquarium run a few more days hoping it just needed some more time. After about two weeks of the aquarium running and adding the bacteria supplement, I decided to do a 50% water change.

    That was a couple days ago. My readings are now:

    Ph 7.6

    Ammonia .50

    Nitrite 0

    Nitrate 0

    I'm just stumped. The water is also a little cloudy... and the ammonia levels have been high even after water changes. And ideas?

    I think I've been pretty thorough, but if you need more information.... let me know.

    5 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • High ammonia levels in a new cycling aquarium?

    First off, I have three other established aquariums, so I do have a fairly solid back ground of basic fish keeping. And before you ask, the reason I did not use one of these aquariums to give the new aquarium a jump start is because these aquariums have pest snails that I do NOT want to take a chance of introducing snails to this new aquarium.

    I have a 55g Freshwater and I am currently doing a fish-less cycle. About 2 weeks ago I added a product by Nutrafin called Cycle. It says it's a Biological Aquarium Supplement and claims it "immediately establishes save biological aquarium environment" and "allows immediate introduction of fish" . It has instructions to give X dose per gallon of water for three days.

    I followed the directions and did water testing on the third day. I have the API freshwater master test kit (Liquid testing kit). Most of the reading were off and the ammonia levels read high, so I did a 25% water change. This did not lower the ammonia levels. I decided it might have just been a bad ammonia spike, so I let the aquarium run with the filters for another few days. The other reading went to normal, but the ammonia was still high. I tried Jungle ammonia clear tabs, and tetra's ammonia remover product with a 25% water change. STILL no change in the ammonia reading. Let the aquarium run a few more days hoping it just needed some more time. After about two weeks of the aquarium running and adding the bacteria supplement, I decided to do a 50% water change.

    That was a couple days ago. My readings are now:

    Ph 7.6

    Ammonia .50

    Nitrite 0

    Nitrate 0

    I'm just stumped. The water is also a little cloudy... and the ammonia levels have been high even after water changes. And ideas?

    I think I've been pretty thorough, but if you need more information.... let me know.

    4 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Questions about keeping goldfish.?

    I've been considering getting a couple of goldfish to keep. I already have three tropical fish tanks ranging from 10 gallons-55 gallons, so I do have a pretty solid background of basic fish keeping.

    My main question is about the temperature that the water should be kept at. I've been doing research and I'm getting a huge range of suggested temps. The tank that the fish would be going in is a mature tank, and is kept at about 80-82 degrees F. This is the natural temp of the water, there is no heater in the tank. Is this too warm for goldfish to live in? If it is, is there anything I could do to lower the temp of the water? I've heard about different products to do this, but I think they are generally very expensive to do.

    I also know that goldfish are high waste producers. I believe the general rule is 2 gallons per inch of goldfish? I'm kind of leaning toward fantail goldfish, but I'm not 100% sure yet. They would be kept in a 40 gallon aquarium, so depending on size, I would be only keeping 2-3.

    Also, what kind of algae eating fish could I keep with these guys? Most of the algae eaters I know of either get entirely too large ( I would like 4-6in or under) or else are tropical fish.

    Thanks for the help in advance! Please let me know if you need any more information. Feel free to add any more advice. But before people start jumping down my throat, I am very thorough in my research before I make ANY fish purchase.

    8 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • In a 55 gallon community aquarium, would you rather have:?

    *A few species of fish, but lots of them.

    *Lots of different species of fish, but fewer of each species.

    I'm currently trying to figure out how I would like to stock my 55 gallon.

    So what do you guys think?

    6 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Are all of these fish compatible?

    Would these fish be able to live peacefully together?

    Neon Tetras

    Cory Cats

    Otto Cat fish

    yoyo loaches

    Mollies

    Either a Flying fox fish, red tail shark, or rainbow shark

    platties

    guppies.

    5 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Red tail Sharks, Rainbow Sharks, and Flying Fox Sharks.?

    All three of these fish interest me. I am in the process of stocking a 55 gallon tank.

    I have some questions about the three of them, and I'm hoping someone can help me out.

    Which of these fish is your favorite and why?

    Are these fish meant to be kept in groups or one fish per tank? (by groups I mean multiple of the same fish in a tank, not all three mixed together)

    Which fish is the best community fish?

    Any other information is greatly appreciated. All three of these fish interest me... but I would only be keeping one species (if I decide to get one at all)

    Thanks in advance!

    2 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Can a fish grow back it's fins after fin rot?

    I have a fish that I think has fin rot. I'm currently treating him. I was just wondering if it is possible for him to grow his fins back, or if they will always look shredded?

    4 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Which should I get? Male or Female Mice?

    Hi! I am planning on getting 5 mice in the near future. I have had mice before, but only same sex pairs. I am getting all the same gender for the 5, but I was wondering whether female, or male would be better. I'm not sure if one sex would become too aggressive/territorial in groups bigger than two.

    I've also heard female mice smell less than the males...is this true?

    9 AnswersRodents1 decade ago
  • How many mice could live comfortably in this cage?

    I am wanting to get mice (I've had them in the past). I will probably get females, unless someone suggests males as being the better choice. I would keep them in a set up similar to this one: http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/love2dance1... This is a 10 gallon, glass aquarium with a wire mesh cage topper. The cage topper is a little bit taller the the aquarium itself.

    My question is how many same sex mice could live comfortably in this set up? (NO stupid answers like "as many as you can shove in there. a new hundred if you squish them up, etc. Yes, I actually have gotten similar answers to these before.)

    I have only kept mice in pairs before...so I'm not really sure what would be a good number.

    Also, Would it be better to get males, or females?

    Thanks in advance! Let me know if I need to add any info.

    4 AnswersRodents1 decade ago
  • How can I get my aquarium water COOLER?

    Hi! I have tropical fish. The aquariums are in my room, and I keep my room fairly warm because I get cold easily.

    My tank temps usually stay between 80-84 F. This is kind of warm...not hot, but on the higher side of the range for most tropical fish.

    Is there anyway to keep my tanks cooler without changing the room temp?

    Or is there any problem? Is this temp range ok for the fish?

    Any thoughts?

    7 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • A couple of fish questions. Details inside! Please help?

    Hello!

    Ok I have three aquariums at the moment.. 20 gallon tropical community, 10 gallon African Dwarf frog tank, and a 5 gallon beta tank.

    Question 1. I woke up this morning and the beta filter went out... I can't afford another filter at the moment... should I either do water changes (if so how often?) or can I move him to the 20 gallon community tank?

    Another question that goes with this: Will it be mean to move the Beta back to the 5 gallon after being in the 20 gallon? (I plan on upgrading the 20 gallon soon, but the beta will not be in there since I want to get guppies etc)

    the community tank currently has 5 julii cory catfish, adn 4 neon tetras.

    Question two: The ADF tank only has one frog in it (the others died a while back) Can the frog be moved into one of the other two tanks? (after the beta tank has a filter on it?) Or is it better to leave him in there and try to add a couple more frogs to keep him company?

    ok, I think I gave enough details... but if you need more, just ask and I will add on.

    Thank you!

    6 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • What would cause the sudden death of a beta fish?

    Hi. I have a 20 gal established tank with 5 cory cats and 4 neon tetras. Until today I also had a beta fish. This morning I noticed he had a little bit of white fuzz around his mouth. A few min ago I went to check on him and he was on the bottom of the tank unmoving. Both of his eyes are also clouded. I'm pretty sure he died sometime during the day.

    I've had him for 2-3 months. He was purchased at a pet store in a little cup (I always feel so bad for them.)

    My question is why. All of the water conditions are stable and have been for months. There have been no major changes except I added a couple of neons this weekend.

    any thoughts?

    2 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Is it okay to have a slightly over stocked tank if I double the filtration?

    What about adding 1-2 platys? Would I still need to up filtration?

    6 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Would a beta do this? or is there more to the story?

    So a few days ago I added three neon tetras in a 20 gal established tank with a male beta and three cory cats. Later that day one tetra had died (I figured due to stress) and was mostly eaten. Today, I discovered another one was dead and also mostly eaten.

    So my question. Did the beta actually kill the Neons? Or did he just "snack" on them after they we're already dead? I need to know whether or not to move the beta.

    5 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Does anyone know if the soundtrack for "A Very Potter Musical" is available yet?

    Or could they not do it because of copyright issues? I know they can't charge.... but still. I thought they we're going to release it for free. "/

    2 AnswersTheater & Acting1 decade ago
  • Should I move my beta? Please help me out! ASAP!?

    Okay I have three cory cats and a beta in a 20 gal long. Before yesterday they were in a 10 gal. When transferring the fish I noticed that one of the cory's top fin is split in two places. I have a bad feeling my beta did this.

    Long story short...I think I need to move the beta.

    I still have the 10 gallon tank... But I would need a new filter, new decorations, heater, gravel etc. This also means It would need to be cycled....The cost to set it up would probably be about $30

    They have starter kits of 1.5 gallon that comes with everything I would need for $20.

    Would my beta be okay in the 1.5 gallon? I know the obvious the bigger the size the better. If he's in the 10 gallon, is there any other fish that he could live with since he's aggressive?

    Also... would it be mean to or would it upset the beta to go from 20 gallons to 1.5?

    If he needs to be in the 10 gallon, what would be the best way to do this since the tank won't be cycled?

    I can see pros and cons for each set up.

    Pros for 1.5 gallon:

    -easier to set up, cheaper

    -would not take up as much space

    Cons:

    -smaller swimming space (obvious)

    Pros for 10 gallon:

    -Larger swimming space (once again obvious)

    -Can fit other fish

    Cons:

    -Takes up more space

    -Harder to cycle/set up

    -If the beta is to aggressive to live with other fish, and would be okay in the smaller tank, then I have a lot of empty space (so to speak)

    More or less... I would like to have the smaller tank to save on space. But if the beta would be unhappy, or if he would be okay with other fish, then I'm okay with the 10 gallon.

    Lots of questions, I know. But I feel like I really need to move the beta ASAP.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for your answers!

    7 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Split fin on cory cat. What do I need to do?

    His top fin is split almost all the way to his back. There are two other corys and a beta in the tank with him. I've never seen them pick on him.

    What should I do to help him? or will it just heal on it's own?

    3 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • What are good fish to keep with three julii cory cats and a beta in a 20 gallon long tank?

    Suggestions?

    I'm considering adding one or two more corys. I'm also considering some kind of platys.

    Nothing too too hard to keep, please. And I also think I would rather have more different kinds of fish vs. a large amount of the same fish or one or two large fish.

    ^ I would like the fish to be under 2.5 inches each.

    Thanks!

    2 AnswersFish1 decade ago