Hi! I was wondering…how do you make sure that a heater isn't bound to explode? I've heard of horror stories saying that they leak or overheat a tank and kill off the fish. That being said, do you have any recommendation for heaters?
It can always happen, but there are some things you can do. Some things are a little more far-fetched but for people who keep extremely expensive fish or shrimp it’s definitely a must:
– High quality heaters. I personally love Eheim Jäger
– Get two heaters and set one to a temperature one degree below the other. If the “main” one fails, the other one will take over and your fish won’t die from the cold.
– Use an external thermostat. I don’t have experience with this, but these are available in many places and will shut off the heater if it goes rogue.
– Place the heaters outside of the tank. For people with a drip system this is easier than for regular aquarists, but some canister filters do have room for a heater. In case of explosion, your fish will be a little safer.
I’m sure there are more things that I’m not thinking of right now. But these should definitely help! 😊
Oh jeez, she put the gecko & skink together…???
I’ve been M.I.A. but I’m slowly catching up on Taylor stuff and yikes, I’m not a reptile person but don’t skinks eat gecko’s? Yikes, Taylor, Yikes. I wouldn’t say that was worth the risk for a twitter photo.
I do get heated sometimes, especially on that one turtle post I made but I do try my best to remain civil and let the facts do what they will. It’s just unfortunate that these facts are relatively negative and I really hate that, it’s really just such a waste, I think. For her to do the things she does and how she does them.
I can sit here and hope she’ll step up her game but I’ve been following along with her for so long that I really don’t believe she will be changing anytime soon.
Oh nooooo D’’: I’ll have to catch up when I can ;w; At least he still has the other one right? And the gallery oh man, I’m so excited to see how that is coming along I like drool whenever I see fish rooms / garages / sheds I die.
Oh wow, yeah I’ve been un-able to watch any youtube videos lately
(cries about missing goldfish moms videos & I heard that Joey’s Arrowana died? D’:)
But at least she’s admitted to being at fault, if i’m reading your message correctly? Then again saying she has the worst luck with sick animals is another excuse like…. If you know you’re the reason an animal gets sick… Maybe you should change your care up to be more up to standards or I don’t know…… Have less of a load of animals in general.
I don’t know I’m just really iffy about the trend that’s become popular of having sooo many animals. Like I feel for fishkeepers it’s moderately justified because fish don’t need the sort of care other animals do. Like, you don’t need to socialize or coddle fish ya know? (Even though there are many who would love to cuddle their fishies. I know I would if I knew it wouldn’t be detrimental to their health lmao)
But hmm… I’ve been done with her a while myself, her excuses and lack of change has unsettled me, not to mention dangerous and lazy practices that she’s sharing with a progressively vicious fanbase. I’ll say it again, because there’s always that one person, but I have nothing against Taylor herself — In fact I’m sure she’s lovely in conversation and person, I’d even be happy to speak to her dare I ever somehow have the chance — But my opinions are my own and I’m glad I have others I can discuss such ‘controversial’ subjects with. Because people shouldn’t be afraid to speak their thoughts and views because someone has a larger outreach than they do personally.
11. What foreign country would you most like to visit and why?
I’d would adore Egypt! I’ve always loved the place, when I was a little girl I wanted to move there and I’m still fascinated with the culture and art. A close second would be Japan or China for the koi and goldfish (among other things). ^-^
46. From 1-10, rate your dancing ability.
-100. I have… Very little grace in my bones. I can jump around but that’s about it.
158. Favorite Beatles song?
I admittedly haven’t listened to many Beatles songs…? Yellow Submarine is the only one I ever remember hearing and I didn’t care for it that much. 😡
-Do they have their fancy goldfish sizes correct??
Their methods of measurement are hilarious.
But as long as they’re preaching for ‘big’ I can’t argue with anything. It depends on the sort of fancy goldfish but I absolutely second that a 29 gallon is the absolute smallest you can put a single fancy goldfish in. But I would always suggest a forty gallon breeder for a first time goldfish keeper. You can keep two fancy goldfish of (nearly) any variety in there quite comfortably. And goldfish enjoy the company of another.
Single tail? Pond. They can be put in tanks but I will never advise it. Ever.
Thanks for this though, that was a fun lil tid bit to read.
Oh jesus christ what has she done now.
I myself am currently in California. We’re slowly but surely working on a move here from Iowa. So I’ve been mia & haven’t even looked at youtube in over a month. But damn. Looks like I have something to look into.
Poor babies. But it’s not really typical for someone to take an aquatic pet to a vet? (I haven’t heard of any exotic vets seeing axolotls??) Unless it’s a turtle of sorts. So we can’t give her too much grief for that– What we can give her grief for is not putting effort into caring for this axolotl herself. I’m not sure what can be done to help an eggbound ‘lotl, but fungus should be decently treatable as long as she’s able to keep up with it and monitor.
But again- I have been completely off the grid for upwards of a month & this is the first I’ve heard of anything. I might go check in on her later I don’t know but I’m not in a position to offer an opinion on the matter at this point in time.
Oh my I really don’t want to take credit for all that– But thank you, I’m glad that I somehow guided you to a better path. I think its a very large problem in the pet keeping community. (Though I see it most often in the reptile keeping community. There’s nothing wrong with a collection of course so long as you care for them all. But I think for some it gets to the point where some are just crossing off a list going from one animal to the next and to the next for the sake of having the animal. But this goes with all animals, fish included. )
Any animal is a commitment and a life that is now in your hands. You control their world. You are responsible for them and must ensure they are as happy and healthy for as long as possible.
It’s always a fun and exciting event to get a new pet, but sometimes I feel people get so into it that they forget to appreciate the animals they already have. Which is really unfortunate and saddens me greatly.
So I am so happy that you have found the joy in caring for and appreciating the friends already in your care. So so happy I’m so happy for you and your animals. I can’t stress that enough. I wish you and them luck, health and a long happy life together.