Category: bettablr

Rescaped Arp’s tank yesterday! I’m trying to f…

Rescaped Arp’s tank yesterday! I’m trying to find a balance between as-many-plants-as-I-can-fit and Leaving Viable Swimming Room, and I think I’m getting there! She keeps disappearing into the back, but there’s still plenty of swimming space between plants.

(look at the little path on the left)

Regular

SOME WAYS TO INTERACT WITH YOUR BETTA

Placing a book/picture/art in front of their tank for awhile ((make sure it’s about the same brightness inside and outside the tank so they can see without the glass making a mirror))

Use a straw to blow bubbles in the water

Show them videos on your phone! (I showed my girl laser pointer videos for cats, and videos of males flaring and she was really into it) (( it might make it easier to see if you turn their light off))

Blow hard on the waters surface to make a little divot/ripples

Get them to jump by getting your finger wet, sticking food to it, then holding it just above the water. This can create a habit of them jumping when you’re near so watch for that

Use a small clear container and offer for them to swim into it. If they do you can lift them out of the tank for a few seconds then gently let them back out, and repeat a few times. Don’t force them into the cup

I love her?

I love her?

She’s getting better! Look how excited she get…

She’s getting better! Look how excited she gets ^_^

She’s so excited!!!!

She’s so excited!!!!

I’m trying to teach Arp how to spin but she’s …

I’m trying to teach Arp how to spin but she’s too excited

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Working on moving Arp’s tank! Her tank is.. very heavy, but from what I’ve seen the Kallax’s middle shelf should hold her. She’s under their official weight limit. So she shouldn’t fall. Hopefully.

She’s getting a rescape, then I’ll put the ten gallon up there.

Got it all fixed up!! The decorations take up so much room that the tank only has two gallons of water in it now, which puts us 8 pounds lighter and well under the weight limit. I’m going to give it a day or two before I fill the ten gallon, just in case I have to move her back to the top

(The waters low so that I can leave the top off, because she was cooking)

Ta-da!!

letsgetsalty: Working on moving Arp’s tank! He…

letsgetsalty:

Working on moving Arp’s tank! Her tank is.. very heavy, but from what I’ve seen the Kallax’s middle shelf should hold her. She’s under their official weight limit. So she shouldn’t fall. Hopefully.

She’s getting a rescape, then I’ll put the ten gallon up there.

Got it all fixed up!! The decorations take up so much room that the tank only has two gallons of water in it now, which puts us 8 pounds lighter and well under the weight limit. I’m going to give it a day or two before I fill the ten gallon, just in case I have to move her back to the top

(The waters low so that I can leave the top off, because she was cooking)

Working on moving Arp’s tank! Her tank is.. ve…

Working on moving Arp’s tank! Her tank is.. very heavy, but from what I’ve seen the Kallax’s middle shelf should hold her. She’s under their official weight limit. So she shouldn’t fall. Hopefully.

She’s getting a rescape, then I’ll put the ten gallon up there.

I got arp moved to the 29! She’s too curious f…

I got arp moved to the 29! She’s too curious for anyone’s good so the scrimps are staying in a net until I get her old tank fixed up