Kai-ni

Sensei of tank Cycling (apparently)

20 something female living in the United States. Animation student.

Aquarist - I keep freshwater fish and an Axolotl. I can answer most care questions concerning freshwater aquaria, don't be afraid to shoot me an ask.

Note: I can't track my username as a tag because of the - in it, so if you want my attention you have to mention me in a post with the @ feature.

Hi I just get a new betta and I wanna know if you think in everithing ok with the aquarium.Thanks

Is there a reason the heater is mostly out of the water … ? That can be extremely dangerous; all heaters I’ve ever come across have to be totally submerged or they will crack or even explode.

You also NEED a thermometer to monitor the temperature.

Also is there a reason you didn’t fill it up further…? More water is always better; it spreads out the distribution of toxins, which brings me to another point that since this tank isn’t filtered and therefor not cycled you need to be changing the water every other day to avoid ammonia buildup!

So if you don’t want to be doing water changes constantly, you’re going to need a filter.

Here are some great resources for you! (along with the cycling link up there ^)

Betta care sheet

How to set up a betta tank

mc-donuts

Anonymous asked:
What options do I have to stock a cycled 5 gallon tank with?
Anonymous asked:
AC and ice bottles have kept the tank just below 20'C but I'm not sure if its helped the situation. Yesterday, after at least a week of not eating, my axolotl ate a tiny earthworm but refused to have any more. Today she was watching me so I thought she might eat some pellets. She perked up her head when my hand was over the tank but she never swam up and when i dropped them in she didn't seem interested. In 20 minutes she ate 2 but she was just sat there most of the time, not searching for food

And you’re sure the water parms are good otherwise?

If she’s beginning to eat that’s better - give her a little time. She may come around.

housebatbetta:

Photodump of Sam Finchester aka Sammy aka Little Moose aka Moosie. ‘sploring.

Precious baby. PLAAANTS

housebatbetta:

Moosie has a glorious wee scowl!

angry widdle face

Two questions: I added some ceramic rings to my filter (and plan on adding some more next water change), is that gonna effect my cycle any? My nitrates have been reading higher lately and thats the only thing thats changed. Second not sure how much experience you have with the Fluval Spec V but im looking to change out the carbon bag in the filter for something else. Would it be alright to use another of their white biomax bags? Not sure if those are like ceramic rings or not.

Adding media won’t affect your cycle, nope! Nitrate is the final product of the nitrogen cycle and is removed only by you doing water changes; so it will steadily go up until you change the water.

Their biomax media seems to just be ceramic rings! so looks good to me.

fishysarefriendsnotfoods

Anonymous asked:
Have you seen or read any of the 'drunk fish' articles? Apparently it's a thing college people do to their fish pals. It's where you add a shot of alcohol to a fish tank.

If they do that to their pets, the pets are NOT their ‘pals’. That’s a disgusting, abusive thing to do. Alcohol burns fish.

I realllyy don’t want to see it.

horrayaddictedto:

kai-ni:

aquasplendens:

kai-ni:

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

That’s horrible. Why the hell would you even think about doing something like that?

Wtf.
Why is it animal abuse to get your dog drunk but this isnt?
"Lol just a fish"
Lol go die

Who gets their dogs drunk??? 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/10/drinking-dog/6278335/

College students 

ughhhhh I hate people. I really really hate people

This is why I have no friends on campus :D

Let me tell ya’ll a story.

Last year during my 3D sculpture class, our final assignment was to build a mini-golf hole. One group chose to do theirs based on the ‘duck dynasty’ show (good fucking lord) and here is where it gets shitty;

They got three live ducks somewhere. Ducklings, and had them derping around on their golf course while people were putting. OH and they had a small pond on their course! With like seven fancy goldfish!

I was pissed.  I gently suggested to the instructor that in the future, people should NOT be allowed to use live animals in their projects.

They claimed the ducks were going to ‘a farmer’ after it was all done but I’m skeptical. And I confronted the girl who was taking the fancy goldies home (in the most disgusting bowl ever by the way) and she just sassed me and treated me like a total fucking idiot and that’s was a bad end to a semester let me tell you.

Every school I’ve been to has had a strict no-animal policy for use in any projects whatsoever. I’m amazed that some schools allow that

When I’m back on campus I intend to change that lax ‘policy’. An art student also used a betta in a display last semester. It’s animal abuse, and I intend to get some administrators attention to implement a serious no-animal policy in class projects.

Fun fact: it’s illegal to get a fish drunk in ohio.

Not a fun issue but yeah

'drunk' is a dumb term the fish can't get 'drunk' you're just poisoning it. >:I

but yea I should check the laws in my area. Might give me some ammo against the college dipshits.

Anonymous asked:
My betta just completely distroyed a fly, I know they probably eat those as food in the wild, but will he be okay? I'm just worried there might be parasites or bacteria of some kind on it.

While it’s not a great idea to let your betta eat just any insect, odds are he will be perfectly fine. Do you have a lid or hood on your aquarium? You need one; betta are jumpers.

Anonymous asked:
Can Apple snails live outside the water for long periods of time?

Yes, but it isn’t great for them. They do leave the water to lay eggs, I believe; and there have been cases where they escaped an aquarium and were out of water several days before found.

rnememaker asked:
so i have a fishtank. its a 30-gallon-er and i've had it for about 2 years. anyways, i don't exactly want it anymore. any ideas how i can transport it without killing any of the fish?

You have to completely drain it. Never move a tank with water in it! You will crack it.

Drain the tank completely, remove everything, and bag the fish in individual fish bags you can get from petsmart/co.

rnememaker

aquariaporn:

Popular Fish Keeping Myths

Common Fishkeeping Myths

Fish keeping myths

Educate People. please add to the list.

That first link is incorrect in many places. The cycling point just makes me want to bang my head on a wall; it touts fish-less cycling as ‘expensive and dangerous’ and that’s just totally untrue. Fish-in cycling is dangerous, period. Even if you are diligent, a spike can kill your animals. Fish-less cycle when possible, always.

the second one is fine but IMO Undergravel filters are obselete.

Anonymous asked:
Have you seen or read any of the 'drunk fish' articles? Apparently it's a thing college people do to their fish pals. It's where you add a shot of alcohol to a fish tank.

If they do that to their pets, the pets are NOT their ‘pals’. That’s a disgusting, abusive thing to do. Alcohol burns fish.

I realllyy don’t want to see it.

aquasplendens:

kai-ni:

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

That’s horrible. Why the hell would you even think about doing something like that?

Wtf.
Why is it animal abuse to get your dog drunk but this isnt?
"Lol just a fish"
Lol go die

Who gets their dogs drunk??? 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/10/drinking-dog/6278335/

College students 

ughhhhh I hate people. I really really hate people

This is why I have no friends on campus :D

Let me tell ya’ll a story.

Last year during my 3D sculpture class, our final assignment was to build a mini-golf hole. One group chose to do theirs based on the ‘duck dynasty’ show (good fucking lord) and here is where it gets shitty;

They got three live ducks somewhere. Ducklings, and had them derping around on their golf course while people were putting. OH and they had a small pond on their course! With like seven fancy goldfish!

I was pissed.  I gently suggested to the instructor that in the future, people should NOT be allowed to use live animals in their projects.

They claimed the ducks were going to ‘a farmer’ after it was all done but I’m skeptical. And I confronted the girl who was taking the fancy goldies home (in the most disgusting bowl ever by the way) and she just sassed me and treated me like a total fucking idiot and that’s was a bad end to a semester let me tell you.

Every school I’ve been to has had a strict no-animal policy for use in any projects whatsoever. I’m amazed that some schools allow that

When I’m back on campus I intend to change that lax ‘policy’. An art student also used a betta in a display last semester. It’s animal abuse, and I intend to get some administrators attention to implement a serious no-animal policy in class projects.

I'm not sure if I told you this but I have three bettas (one in a five gallon, the other two in a divided ten). My mom wasn't convinced about all the money I was spending on my bettas was worth it. When I got my third betta, my mom was angry and made me promise to not get another one, even if one was to pass away. The other day my mom was cleaning my room and she told me that she couldn't believe how beautiful they looked while swimming and said it was okay to get more. Proper care pays off!

I’m glad it could pay off for you! That’s great!

My father still thinks I’m an idiot :D But I’m an adult and I only spend the summer here.

Anonymous asked:
Have you seen or read any of the 'drunk fish' articles? Apparently it's a thing college people do to their fish pals. It's where you add a shot of alcohol to a fish tank.

If they do that to their pets, the pets are NOT their ‘pals’. That’s a disgusting, abusive thing to do. Alcohol burns fish.

I realllyy don’t want to see it.

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

greylilacs:

aquasplendens:

That’s horrible. Why the hell would you even think about doing something like that?

Wtf.
Why is it animal abuse to get your dog drunk but this isnt?
"Lol just a fish"
Lol go die

Who gets their dogs drunk??? 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/10/drinking-dog/6278335/

College students 

ughhhhh I hate people. I really really hate people

This is why I have no friends on campus :D

Let me tell ya’ll a story.

Last year during my 3D sculpture class, our final assignment was to build a mini-golf hole. One group chose to do theirs based on the ‘duck dynasty’ show (good fucking lord) and here is where it gets shitty;

They got three live ducks somewhere. Ducklings, and had them derping around on their golf course while people were putting. OH and they had a small pond on their course! With like seven fancy goldfish!

I was pissed.  I gently suggested to the instructor that in the future, people should NOT be allowed to use live animals in their projects.

They claimed the ducks were going to ‘a farmer’ after it was all done but I’m skeptical. And I confronted the girl who was taking the fancy goldies home (in the most disgusting bowl ever by the way) and she just sassed me and treated me like a total fucking idiot and that’s was a bad end to a semester let me tell you.

asinsanity asked:
I taught my family about the proper care for betta fish today, the next one we own will be happy and healthy thanks to you, thank you :D

Yay! That’s great to hear :>