Posts Tagged ‘keep’

Q&A: Got a goldfish from a carnival. What can I do to keep him alive over night until I can get him a tank?

Question by Kate L: Got a goldfish from a carnival. What can I do to keep him alive over night until I can get him a tank?
Just won a little common goldfish from the fair, but it’s late at night and all the pet supply stores are closed. What steps can I do to keep him alive over night?

I have him in a Tupperware, and I added some distilled water to the water he was in. I figure that have less stuff in it then regular water.

Also, I have some triops food, can I feed him a little?

And if anyone knows of a good little affordable first fish pet tank let me know.
Also, looking at a tank like this:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752291&ab=fish_fc1d

I know it’s been said that they need a lot of room, but it sounds to be it’s because they just are really dirty. Would it be bad to have a fish in a tank like this and just clean the water more frequently?

Also, he’s about an inch. Dunno if that means anything

Best answer:

Answer by Bizz
not sure about the food– but keep an eye on him.

as for the tank, nothing will be very cheap. dont get a bowl. to start out you could gett a 20 gal but if you got a 55 then that would be good. goldfish can grow to be about 1 foot long. so eventually you could build a pond and put a few more in, too. If you cant do that you could find someone who can take him or sadly keep him in a 20 gal iguess its better than a bowl :/

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Q&A: Can I keep a betta fish in my community tank?

Question by : Can I keep a betta fish in my community tank?
I have a 30 gallon tank with a variety of fish. luckily, I got rid of the aggressive Red-Eyed Tetra a while ago.
I have:
2 dwarf african frogs
2 neon tetras
2 sword tails
2 yellow mollies (?)
1 silver molly
1 algae eater
1 catfish (?)
1 red tail shark (shy)

One of the mollies and one sword tail is male. The (?) indicates that I don’t know the full name. (My catfish is around two inches long, has three sets of whiskers, and black spots.) I’ve successfully kept a Triops Longicaudatus until it’s old age before, and I was wondering what would happen if I added a betta. Otherwise, what other kind of fish would go well in the tank?

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Answer by jєssє
You probally could, but you dont want to crowd up the tank..

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How to keep my tank water more clear?

Question by ???: How to keep my tank water more clear?
Hi, I have a 10 gallon tank, that only holds 1 mystery snail and 1 triops longicaudatus (an invert about 2 inches long). I have a filter that uses pads for filtration and it is perfect for my 10 gal. I have a 50W heater as well.

Lately, I have been having a hard time actually keeping the water clear! I do multiple changes a week and I even cleaned the filter intake and everything.. Water is still not clear..

I am planning on re-doing my tank with some African Dwarf Frogs, maybe 4, and my snail.. I want to put Eco-complete substrate in there, some hides for the frogs,anacharis/elodea, and maybe some other plants..

But before I do that- I must ask how can I keep this tank water more clear? It seems like I am having a hard time doing so.. which is peculiar since there is only two small inhabitants in the tank.. I am currently using a sand substrate (which I rinsed very nicely before I put it in about 2 months ago) and I also have a rock which is aquarium friendly. I have Java moss on a tile in there too.

I think the problem is due to a bacteria “boom” (or whatever it is called) But how can I reduce that to make my…well… I dont wanna say cloudy or murkey cus it isnt THAT bad… but how can I make my NOT clear water CLEAR?

Will having my new setup with eco complete and more plants help keep my tank water more clean/clear? Thankyou!

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Answer by laughing
My tank was like that and I took everything out and scrubbed it in hot water for the longest time. I scrubbed the OUTSIDE of the tank with glass cleaner and it removed some smearing, and vacuuming the gravel out will definitely help.

I’d make sure your filter is properly filtrating as well.

I’ve noticed that when the water levels get off it gets really cloudy as well. Might want to get it tested. PetSmart does this for free and are generally accurate in my area or you can buy all the testing equipment yourself.

I don’t think bacteria is your problem, aquariums naturally have helpful bacteria living in there constantly. I do believe that the original water you’re using is cloudy though. I would suggest using some filtrated water and treat it, see if that helps? I know my tap water can get disgustingly cloudy at times!

Lastly, live plants do help oxygenate the water, but it can quickly cause algae build up when the tank is not having regular water changes and cleaned properly.

Good luck!

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Why is my 10 gallon so hard to keep clear?

Question by ???: Why is my 10 gallon so hard to keep clear?
I have a 10 gallon tank that has basically absolutely nothing in it. Its inhabitants are
1. Mystery snail
2. 1 Triops Longicaudatus (which basically outputs the same ammount of waste as a 2 inch fish)
3. A java moss plant.
4. Sand which has NOT been an issue with my clarity before.
5. An aquarium safe rock.

For some reason, the water is extremely cloudy. I first thought it was my filter that was dirty. i changed the filter pads and cleaned the intake and everything. Water is still cloudy. I did a 50% water change, then another water change the next day. Still cloudy.

What is the problem here?

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Answer by ………………………
bacteria bloom, my 50 gallon tank does the same thing so i change 90%(i know, i don’t give a shit the fish are fine), my 10 gallon however is crystal clear,

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I have a small one gallon tank. that is unfiltered and unheated.what can i keep in it.?

Question by Jim: I have a small one gallon tank. that is unfiltered and unheated.what can i keep in it.?
I do have a clump of java moss in there. I was thinking something along the lines of Bettas, or african dwarf frogs. Any other suggestions…..
No sea monkeys or triops. Been there done that.

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Answer by khlafib
Male Betta or Paradise fish.

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Could I keep Triops with A male Betta?(I’m just wondering, not planning)?

Question by Chris S: Could I keep Triops with A male Betta?(I’m just wondering, not planning)?

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Answer by Real Deal CowGirl
no,Triops are carnivores and might be able to munch the Betta (they love mosquito larvae),or he might hurt them….

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Q&A: can u keep triops in normal fish tank with fish?

Question by fishy: can u keep triops in normal fish tank with fish?
i want to know and if you can come up with some prehistoric fish please recommend them and i will do the further study

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Answer by Mary L
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What animal could you keep in a 7-liter bowl?

Question by Carlen: What animal could you keep in a 7-liter bowl?
I tried growing triops, but it’s simply too cold – the temperature went to 20 C too often (requires at least 22).

Is there something similar to triops that can perhaps handle slightly colder temperatures and can fit to that bowl? It’s originally meant for punch, so it looks like a gold fish bowl.

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Answer by Sho
That’s is about perfect for a betta fish. 7 liters is like two gallons, and my betta tank is two gallons.

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what else can i keep with triops?

Question by Dan H: what else can i keep with triops?
im starting up my triops again and this time i want to keep something else with them ive always wanted to keep shrimp, can i keep them with triops if so what type of shrimp can i keep with triops?
thanks for your help

Dan

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Answer by Adam O
You can keep shrimp with triops but the triops will eat them. I wouldn’t keep anything with triops.

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Q&A: how can you keep your triops alive?

Question by tingtoytroy: how can you keep your triops alive?

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Answer by mrsmathis
feed em’

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