• How to tell if a fish is dead?

    5 answers · 3 hours ago
  • My mom think my betta fish doesn't need a heater?

    Best answer: She's mistaken, fish do better with temperature stability and no sudden decreases in temp. In fact I adjust heaters higher in summer to protect against drops in temp at night or when air conditioning is left on.
    Best answer: She's mistaken, fish do better with temperature stability and no sudden decreases in temp. In fact I adjust heaters higher in summer to protect against drops in temp at night or when air conditioning is left on.
    5 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Why Do People Put Goldfish in Small Bowls?

    Why Do People Put Goldfish in Small Bowls?

    Please, tell me why people do this! Goldfish are one of the most neglected domestic fish, along with Betta fish. Fancy Goldfish (like Fantails and Orandas) need at least 10-15 gallons EACH, whereas Flat-Sided Goldfish (including Common, Comet, and Shubunkin) need at least 20 GALLONS EACH! But why do people go to... show more
    Please, tell me why people do this! Goldfish are one of the most neglected domestic fish, along with Betta fish. Fancy Goldfish (like Fantails and Orandas) need at least 10-15 gallons EACH, whereas Flat-Sided Goldfish (including Common, Comet, and Shubunkin) need at least 20 GALLONS EACH! But why do people go to Petco or PetSmart, buy a 19¢ feeder goldfish, and assume it'll be fine in a 1 GALLON BOWL!? Goldfish are extremely messy and produce LOTS of ammonia, therefore they need tons of oxygen and a filter, preferably live plants, to survive and thrive. They also need lots of room to swim. Sure, I might put them in a 5 gallon tank to transport them, put not permanently! Common Goldfish grow up to 18 inches in length, whereas Comets can grow up to 16 inches, and Shubunkins up to 12! Small varieties of Fancy Goldfish (like Fantails) can grow up to 4-5 inches, whereas larger varieties (like Orandas) get up to 6-8 inches! When Goldfish are stuffed into a bowl, they have to go up to the surface to breath, or they will drown (yes, Goldfish can drown)! Another myth is that Goldfish grow to the size of their tank. This is not true! A small tank will stunt their growth! Their organs will continue to grow, but their bodies won't. Goldfish grow very fast, so keeping them in a bowl with instantly kill them. Yes, that's why when you buy a Goldfish, it dies in just a matter of days! I've had one Goldfish named Tip for almost two years in a 40 gal, and he was from a carnival!
    4 answers · 31 mins ago
  • Will an unfiltered fish bowl be fine to keep a fish in temporarily?

    I have a sick fishy that needs treatment and I know what I need to do, I just need to isolate him. I don't have the room to set up a spare tank right now. Would it be okay to put him in a bowl without a filter if only for a little bit? He is a tropical fish so if needed I will use a heater. There just isn't... show more
    I have a sick fishy that needs treatment and I know what I need to do, I just need to isolate him. I don't have the room to set up a spare tank right now. Would it be okay to put him in a bowl without a filter if only for a little bit? He is a tropical fish so if needed I will use a heater. There just isn't room for a filter. I don't want to make his health worse!
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • One of my shrimp died. Should i leave him?

    Best answer: Any dead organic matters in the fish tank will rot and pollute the water with ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to the other aquatic animals in your fish tank. You must remove the dead shrimp as soon as possible. Assume you already have a well-established filtration doing the aquarium nitrogen cycle. The additional... show more
    Best answer: Any dead organic matters in the fish tank will rot and pollute the water with ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to the other aquatic animals in your fish tank. You must remove the dead shrimp as soon as possible.

    Assume you already have a well-established filtration doing the aquarium nitrogen cycle. The additional dead animals in the tank will cause ammonia spike which might kill other shrimp and fish.

    http://petfishclub.com/aquarium-nitrogen...
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Betta fish in community tank?

    I’m thinking about getting a female Betta fish to put in my 10 gallon fish tank. I have a female short finned molly and a male guppy already in the tank. They have been there for about 2 weeks. I used to have a male molly but he died a couple days ago. Will a female Berta be fine with my fish? I don’t think my... show more
    I’m thinking about getting a female Betta fish to put in my 10 gallon fish tank. I have a female short finned molly and a male guppy already in the tank. They have been there for about 2 weeks. I used to have a male molly but he died a couple days ago. Will a female Berta be fine with my fish? I don’t think my female molly is pregant as my male never seemed interested in her. He stayed on the other side of the tank of the other fish. My two fish are calm and easy going. They have been doing well so would this be a good arrangement?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Will my fish be able to recover?

    My beta fish 9yrs olf and is very bloated and his scales are sticking out. He seems to be eatting and swimming okay. Should I consider euthanasia? How can I help him, I really love him.
    My beta fish 9yrs olf and is very bloated and his scales are sticking out. He seems to be eatting and swimming okay. Should I consider euthanasia? How can I help him, I really love him.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • How much would be 150 Watt Aquarium Heater raise my electricity bill?

    I have a 150 watt jager aquarium heater and it’s going to run 24 hours a day (excluding the times when it shuts off on its own when it reaches the desired temperature). How much increase will I be expecting upon my next electricity bill? -Note: I also live in an apartment complex (California)
    I have a 150 watt jager aquarium heater and it’s going to run 24 hours a day (excluding the times when it shuts off on its own when it reaches the desired temperature). How much increase will I be expecting upon my next electricity bill? -Note: I also live in an apartment complex (California)
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this a boy or a girl? or how can we tell?

    Is this a boy or a girl? or how can we tell?

    Best answer: You can have short finned male bettas, but not long finned females, your fish is definitly male.
    Best answer: You can have short finned male bettas, but not long finned females, your fish is definitly male.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Need a fish idea for 1 gal bowl?

    My boss bought us a 1 gal bowl for our workstation. He bought a Ryukin and I stated to him the bowl is too small for its habitat. He brought it home and is letting me pick what should live in the bowl. I am leaning towards a betta. I live in southern California so during the day the temperature is in the 70's... show more
    My boss bought us a 1 gal bowl for our workstation. He bought a Ryukin and I stated to him the bowl is too small for its habitat. He brought it home and is letting me pick what should live in the bowl. I am leaning towards a betta. I live in southern California so during the day the temperature is in the 70's water-wise but at night it can get around the 60's. I know ideally, Bettas need to live in 76-80 degree temps, he/she will be subject to below 76 (around 65) degrees for about 8 hours until it gets warmer in the morning. Will a betta be ok at night like that? He (my boss) also forbids any heaters or filters (anything electrical hanging from the bowl, don't ask why... he is how he is, I can't argue with the fact a fish would need it to him) Is this fish choice OK under those conditions, or should I look for something else? (doesn't have to necessarily be a fish, just something aquatic) Thanks.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it safe to put chlorine in a koi pond?

    Best answer: If you want them to die, chlorine is a good way to do it.
    Best answer: If you want them to die, chlorine is a good way to do it.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can anyone identify this fish?

    I ve been wanting to buy a cool fish tank but before I make that investment I wanted to search a wide variety of freshwater fish to see which ones I truly want. I came across 2 youtube videos that had one of the most gorgeous fish I ve ever seen. But the videos are in a foreign language. I googled searched the hint... show more
    I ve been wanting to buy a cool fish tank but before I make that investment I wanted to search a wide variety of freshwater fish to see which ones I truly want. I came across 2 youtube videos that had one of the most gorgeous fish I ve ever seen. But the videos are in a foreign language. I googled searched the hint words in the video but still no luck. Here s the links https://youtu.be/1tFXgG61qUk & https://youtu.be/b8A2xLyuXo8
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What's a good name for him?

    What's a good name for him?

    I can't think of a good name for my beta. He's a crown tail. Please help!
    I can't think of a good name for my beta. He's a crown tail. Please help!
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Cloudy fish tank?

    Hi! I have had my fish tank about a week, I have had my fish in the tank for a few days, The fish is a very young Black Moore, the tank is 19l (Yes, I will upgrade the tank to about 90l when the time comes!) But in the short time the fish has been in there, the tank has grown cloudy (it was quite cloudy before... show more
    Hi! I have had my fish tank about a week, I have had my fish in the tank for a few days, The fish is a very young Black Moore, the tank is 19l (Yes, I will upgrade the tank to about 90l when the time comes!) But in the short time the fish has been in there, the tank has grown cloudy (it was quite cloudy before infact), I've heard im not supposed to clean the tank for two weeks after putting the fish in, and its good for it to have some 'dirt' to boost its immune system but its not very nice to look at! I would love to see my fish properly and not through cloudy water! What do I do? please help!
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Problem with goldfish: gasping for air!?

    I ve been having some trouble with my young fancy goldfish: I have a lionhead and a red cap of about six months I d say. They re about three inches long each, and live in a 20 gallon tank with many plants and some driftwood. The substrate is gravel, and I do have a very strong filter. For about a week, if not two,... show more
    I ve been having some trouble with my young fancy goldfish: I have a lionhead and a red cap of about six months I d say. They re about three inches long each, and live in a 20 gallon tank with many plants and some driftwood. The substrate is gravel, and I do have a very strong filter. For about a week, if not two, my lionhead has been gasping for air a lot, so much that he floats at the surface when I come home! Fortunately, he doesn t flip over, but he does struggle to swim. I got my parameters checked: nitrite 0, ammonia 0, nitrate 0, and phosphate 0. However, my pH is 7.8, which I ve been told is high. To solve my problem, I got an airstone, but will this really help? My fish still seems to be gasping for air! What should I do?
    4 answers · 1 week ago