Betta sorority and guppies


Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
1,627
Reaction score
1,119
Location
North Oklahoma
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
United States
Our big pleco passed away. Not sure why, but figure temps, and possibly lack of food he’d eat was maybe part of it. Bad keeping on my part, I know. I’m doubting the heater in that tank works well enough to combat the draft that’s been caused by opening the back door. Long story there, but we have momma dog and 4 new pups in the back room, cause that mom and my sons dog fight, but if we had left her outside, all the pups would be dead. Anyway, that requires us letting her in and out, the draft from that door goes right into the sun room, and I suspect dropped the temps enough to contribute to the fish death. So just did a massive water change when I realized he wasn’t just hiding in his usual spot, but had died. That led to rearranging that tank, and I suspect I’ll be redoing it again with substrate in a month or more. I’ll pull about half an inch of the litter substrate from the other tank, reducing chances of anaorobic bacteria forming pockets. Then replant the various lillies I have in shallower pots, as the tall length is causing leaves to dry out.
 
  • Sad
Reactions: j.w
Ad

Advertisements

j.w

I Love my Goldies
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
26,774
Reaction score
16,095
Location
Arlington, Washington
Hardiness Zone
USDA 8a
Country
United States
Sad to here about your fish. I know they do like warmer temps.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Sep 5, 2019
Messages
91
Reaction score
39
Country
United States
Turns out my guppies like betta pellets just fine, and the betta nibbled the guppies flake food.
I feed my guppies pellets. They much prefer pellets over flake. There are two brands I really like, The Hikari Fancy Guppy is a smaller more omnivorous floating pellet that they can eat immediately, the Omega One Mini Pellets is a little bit larger and only the biggest females can eat it immediately, but they do peck at it and then eat it off the bottom after it softens a bit and it is a superior meat-based food. Most flake food is mostly wheat. I also feed Hikari First Bites to my guppy fry (of course all the fish eat it but the babies do get some and it's the teeny littlest pellets). I have had huge success with these foods for breeding my guppies. They also like hard water so I've added sea shells and dead bleached coral to the tank to harden the water (and also a small splash of Seachem Replenish). I've have so many guppies I have to give away bags of them on Craigslist.
Omega One Color Mini Pellets
Hikari Fancy Guppy
Hikari First Bites

I'm currently going a different direction with my color breeding as it turns out the yellows look the best in the pond. I hope to have a full tank of bright yellows come summer for the pond!
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top