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I feed fish mosquito larva whenever I can. I am impressed when a fish that has never seen larva, decides in a couple milliseconds, that it is some thing to eat, and does it. In decades of using larva the only problem I have had is dragon fly larva that apparently came in with mosquito larva. Somehow they avoided fish and ate most baby fish before I realized ...


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As long as air can get into the cup and the betta can't jump out of it, yes, the betta should be fine. They are kept in small cups for much longer periods than "overnight" in pet and fish stores, after all. However, as the cup has no more filtration than the tank, there was absolutely no need to remove the betta from the tank unless the water in ...


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The most important thing a fish keeper should know, especially a new person to the hobby, is knowing about the nitrogen cycle. I do not know if your do know about that already, but I will still give you a link to a website about it. The website will talk about important information like nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia in fish tanks. You do want to set up a ...


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Why would you take him out of the aquarium? His only risk is low temperature and a cup will cool much faster than a larger vessel. When I raised bettas ,I kept males in separate 1 L plastic bags suspended in a large heated aquarium ; no filters , no aeration ( they breath air directly )- no problem. In the wild ,one author wrote , " A betta is at home ...


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I had a big goldfish to rehome. There are empty 10l bins for painting your home sold in building markets. These are the ones you get with a cover and so you can close the bin and transport big fish. Filling the bin with tank's water is a good idea and if the fish uses to get hold on something in the tank (like sucker fish I assume) then you need to give some ...


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I have never seen Koi advertised as any large type, although there are likely some genetic differences. In 25 years I have bought several Koi and raised a couple spawns. The adults have been 24 to about 32 " long in the same pond . My pond is only about 5 ft. X 10 ft. I have seen many home ponds , occasionally fish up tp 3 ft , they have always been in ...


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Update: The wound is almost gone and healing well. What size tank is recommended for 1 fancy goldfish and a large sucker fish and a baby sucker fish. Should it be heated or not. When should i do water changes?


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I would just pull it out. My plan, which partly works, is to have enough regular plants to out-compete the hair algae for nutrients. But, occasionally, I pull a gob of hair algae out of a small pond, all tangled with hornwort and duckweed.


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In this case, it ended up not being a problem. After a couple of weeks, he's now grown to the point of being able to swallow the pellets easily.


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