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.

Anonymous asked:
AOMTEHIMT WEOBG

… What

Is this is a game? do I unscramble it? (I’m awful at those) or did your cat cross your keyboard?

It’s 3am and I still don’t know what this was supposed to mean

Anonymous asked:
AOMTEHIMT WEOBG

… What

Is this is a game? do I unscramble it? (I’m awful at those) or did your cat cross your keyboard?

LOL Zion

I thought he wanted at the surface for a gulp of air so I moved the tupperware for him, but he just kinda hung there and eventually went back down to the sand. whatever makes you happy buddy.

fishysarefriendsnotfoods:

asian ambulia

fishysarefriendsnotfoods:

kai-ni:

I want so much ambulia it’s so cute

If you find yourself a dismal failure at growing aquarium plants, give this plant a shot. If this one does not grow for you, I am afraid nothing will.

YEP IT’S THE PLANT FOR ME

Does anyone have some stems of…

Oh no..neither of those are in the tank. ALL plants come to me to die. Im no good at keeping flowers outside or anything.   I’ve had the lucky bamboo for a while in some square vases. The marimo was meant to be put in the tank but instead found itself a home in a cute little glass bowl. ..I should pick up another one to go into the tank though since I havent killed my current one.

OH I see all plants!

Yea I’m not so good at plants outside of tanks. I had a venus flytrap, but they’re rather difficult…

asian ambulia

fishysarefriendsnotfoods:

kai-ni:

I want so much ambulia it’s so cute

If you find yourself a dismal failure at growing aquarium plants, give this plant a shot. If this one does not grow for you, I am afraid nothing will.

YEP IT’S THE PLANT FOR ME

Does anyone have some stems of asian ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) they’d be willing to throw me as a birthday gift? XD I’m trying to save my money right now so I’d rather not buy any lmao that’s awful but there it is.

hurhur

Omg! Let me know if you get some and dont kill it. Plants come to me to die. So far i’ve kept lucky bamboo and a marimo moss ball alive. lol

Whispers /bamboo will eventually rot if submerged in water it is not aquatic/

nocoolernamesavailable:

kai-ni:

kai-ni:

hE JUST PERCHED LIKE THAT

He did this as a baby too

Still loves his moss ball

What… what is… what kind of… what am I looking at?

You’re looking at my pet Axolotl, Zion! Axolotls are neotenic salamanders, meaning they stay in their aquatic larval form their entire lives rather than morphing onto land into a full salamander.

Ain’t he a cutie?

You can learn more about Axolotls at Axolotl.org!

asian ambulia

I want so much ambulia it’s so cute

If you find yourself a dismal failure at growing aquarium plants, give this plant a shot. If this one does not grow for you, I am afraid nothing will.

YEP IT’S THE PLANT FOR ME

Does anyone have some stems of asian ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) they’d be willing to throw me as a birthday gift? XD I’m trying to save my money right now so I’d rather not buy any lmao that’s awful but there it is.

hurhur

illusions-and-lovely-escapes:

kai-ni:

kai-ni:

hE JUST PERCHED LIKE THAT

He did this as a baby too

Still loves his moss ball

I don’t even know what kinda creature this is but it’s cute and I want fifty.

This is my pet Axolotl, Zion! You can read more about Axolotls at Axolotl.org

Would it be better to switch the boys to bloodworms?? Or should those just be a once in a while snack?

Bloodworms are like… fish potato chips. High in fat. They should be a once in a while snack. I feed my babies bloodworms maybe once or twice a week, but they aren’t great all-around nutrition.

I saw that you posted about hikari food is trash can you tell me what ingredients to look for and what to avoid with fish food? Are the API brand fish foods good?

The API brand foods are trash from what I’ve seen of them XD I bought an API goldfish food once and… no.

This post should help.

What you want to avoid is ingredient lists starting like this:

Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ Meal, Condensed fish protein digest, Corn Gluten, Pea Protein

Condensed fish protein digest? W h a t.

That came off an API pond food.

Fish Meal, Dried Yeast, Ground Brown Rice, Shrimp Meal, Wheat Gluten, Feeding Oat Meal, Fish Oil, Potato Protein, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil,

No. (that came off a flake food).

Basically (and I’m mostly speaking from a betta food perspective because betta don’t need any kind of plants in their diet - the case may be different for fish that DO need plants in their diet - I’m not an expert on fish nutrition by any means) you want to avoid nondescript ~~fish meal~~ as the first ingredient, and wheat flour. Wheat flour should be… at least 4th or 5th if it’s gonna be there. And fewer plant fillers is better. None of that ‘potato protein’ and ‘soybean meal’.

Omega one is a good betta food:

Whole Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Astaxanthin, Lecithin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).

It has fewer plan-based fillers, and has three sources of whole protein as the first three ingredients.

Again, that’s for fish that are meat-eaters. I don’t know squat about fish that need plant matter in their diet, so if anyone else would like to chime in, please do! This is a complex subject and I am by no means an expert!

Wait so hikari food sucks? Aw man I've been feeding my betta and corys hikari brand food :(

Yea Hikari’s food is trash; they changed their ingredients some time back and now their food is full of fillers and junk; the main ingredient is now wheat flour and they added MSG. (which is just a flavor enhancer and has been linked to all kinds of issues as a food additive, even for humans).

hectorgoesham

Hikari betta bio gold ingredients:

Fish meal, wheat flour, milt meal, Antarctic krill meal, gluten meal, clam meal, cuttlefish oil, soybean meal, enzyme, garlic, monosodium glutamate, dl-methionine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K), thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, biotin, inositol, niacin, choline chloride, folic acid, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), manganese sulfate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, cobalt sulfate, calcium iodate, aluminum hydroxide.

Crude protein (min.) 38%, crude fat (min.) 4%, crude fiber (max.) 1%, moisture (max.) 10%, crude ash (max.) 12%, phosphorus (min.) 0.9%.

The main ingredients are ‘fish meal’ and wheat flour. Gluten meal, milt meal… it’s trash. 

Omega One betta buffet ingredients (a highly recommended food for betta!):

Whole Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Astaxanthin, Lecithin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).

Crude protein (min) 42%, crude fat (min) 12%, crude fiber (max) 2%, moisture (max) 8.5%, ash (max) 8%, phosphorus (min) .5%.

Whole Salmon, Halibut, shrimp, and then we get to the wheat flour. Much better. You always want a whole protein source as the first ingredient. It also has a higher crude protein and fewer random plant-based fillers.

likesplatterpaint:

kai-ni:

likesplatterpaint:

just-a-mermaid-in-disguise:

I got an email back from that website. Here is what they said:

Markie - thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your insight. We will forward your email on to our web team to review. We love to hear from consumers with their thoughts on best…

BRB throwing my Hikari food in the trash.

You should anyway, their food is trash, ingredient wise.

I’ll be getting some Omega One tomorrow. I hadn’t looked at the ingredients before your post today and just

NOPE

.yep. I fed hikari for a while because back in the day it used to be pretty good, not anymore. Omega One is great!

Is that corner sponge filter that you were talking about earlier today good for a 2.5? I want to switch over because the current filter in Neku's tank is crap but I don't want something to take up a huge amount of space :U

It may be littttle big in a 2.5. It took up quite a bit of room in Radar’s 2.5.

Try this one maybe?

It’s really hard to judge sizes on these things lmao

likesplatterpaint:

just-a-mermaid-in-disguise:

I got an email back from that website. Here is what they said:

Markie - thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your insight. We will forward your email on to our web team to review. We love to hear from consumers with their thoughts on best…

BRB throwing my Hikari food in the trash.

You should anyway, their food is trash, ingredient wise.

just-a-mermaid-in-disguise:

I got an email back from that website. Here is what they said:

Markie - thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your insight. We will forward your email on to our web team to review. We love to hear from consumers with their thoughts on best practices for any type of fish. Please understand we always expect the local retailer will provide the most personal advice for the individual fish owner and their applicable fish. Our information is meant to be more generalized to provide a starting point. Having said that, we are not at all opposed to providing what our followers feel is more extensive information. We have successfully kept bettas for many years without a heater in a room with a controlled temperature as have many betta keepers. Furthermore, while we like to keep our office bettas in more water, a high percentage of betta keepers find great success using smaller bowls with regular water changes using a good quality water conditioner. Our pellet recommendation is based on our speific pellets which are about 30% smaller than the next sized pellet on the market and not provided as a general feeding rule. Again this advice is meant to inspire the user to ask their local retailer for specific instructions or to contact us directly for advice for their betta as it could be a baby up to a giant sized one. Again, we appreciate you providing your thoughts and recognize you have lots of fish keeping experience to draw on.
The Hikari Customer Service Team


Wow, they’re not changing anything off of their website.

LOL yep, of that I have no doubt. They don’t give a single fuck