Originally Posted by Nikko
Nice tanks! Beautiful fish too. How many tanks do you have?
Thank you! I have four tanks that are running plus two that are being set up right now. And then of course there's the quarantine/hospital/acclimation tank.
Originally Posted by Angelnstuff
I love the first picture, your plants look great! how big is your tank?
. I'm guessing you mean the tank in the first picture? That's a 10-gallon.
Originally Posted by Dragonrain
Wow, you take really good pics of your tanks! How do you get them to come out so clear? Everytime I try to get pics of my fish and frogs, it just comes out really blurry.
Def. post pics when you get your dwarf puffer! My mom use to have one when she kept fishtanks and it was always my favorite fish of hers.
First I turn off all the lights except the tank lights. Then I turn off the flash and take tons of pictures, lol. Photographing at an angle is always helpful and then you can avoid glares.
Originally Posted by kathydip
Is the betta in with the other fish? Or are the tanks just next to each other?
Your tanks always look so nice. I don't know how you do it. We always have algae growing. And Oscars tank -well that is green a week after I clean it! I can't wait until it's warm enough outside for him.
Do the plants keep it cleaner? Are there plants that fancy tail gold fish won't eat?
The betta is in the community tank, yep.
Thanks! Yeah, plants help with algae and do keep the water cleaner. Of course, fertilizer can cause crazy algae growth if you use too much so it's important not to over-use it. Frequent water changes also help
. Floating plants are the best for controlling algae since they tend to suck up a lot of nutrients.
For goldfish I usually recommend hornwort, duckweed, water sprite, and anacharis. They'll probably eat them but they grow fast and are cheap so it's not a big deal. Hornwort is the least likely to be eaten out of those four and even if it's nibbled on it grows fast enough that little damage is caused. You could also try Java ferns...most fish don't like to eat them. Apparently the leaves taste bitter. Java moss is another good choice but I have no idea if it'd be eaten. Oh, and you could also try an Anubias species...that's another plant fish don't generally eat.