AMAZING little betta aquarium
It’s the holidays, so let’s talk about Christmas Moss. Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) is very similar to Java Moss, which is more common, in it’s appearance and requirements. It can grow in a wide variety of light and temperature conditions as long as it doesn’t get warmer that about 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Christmas Moss will change appearance depending on a few factors. If it has stronger light it tends to grow more bushy and dense, forming clusters that resemble Christmas trees. When left to free float, it has a less structured appearance and forms floating clusters similar to Java Moss. With less light it gets more stringy and less dense as well.
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It looks like you already have a plan, but I just wanted to send you my sympathies. Bettas are beautiful but wrought with so many issues.
Thank you! :)
I guess I just have to see this as something to learn from. I definitely want to continue keeping bettas, but I’m going for a plakat next time for sure.
Discus Fish (Symphysodon aequifasciata)
As their name suggests, discus fish are laterally compressed, giving it a rounded, disk like appearance. Wild specimens have vertical lines and wavy patterns, disguising it amongst river plants.
© Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Holly has two fractures hip joints. One is dislocated with slight breakage and the other is completely missing the ball.
The price estimate for everything she needs comes out to around $1,000. I’m heart broken because I know I’m failing her. We don’t have that kind of money. Especially when I have a $500 procedure on my teeth this Thursday. I’m really sick right now. It’s a real possibility we might have to put her to sleep because of money.
The vet wants to try and relocate the one joint and then polish off the other one. If the relocation doesn’t take (because it might be a week old.. plus the longer we wait on surgery the more scar tissue forms) they want to preform a second femoral head ostectomy. The problem is money we don’t have/ plus we are debating on quality of life if we have to do a double ostectomy. The surgeon is confident she’ll eventually walk again or even jump when it fully heals and forms a joint similar to a human shoulder… She said she’s done it on dogs before and they have walked again - even being heavier than a cat. I’m worried about the possibility that she won’t be able to. There is always a chance.
The bill today was almost three hundred just for the exam and x-rays…
I just need to keep breathing. I have a massive headache from trying to think and of course sobbing ridiculously.
I know some of you have contacted me about donation art and I have put you on a waiting list. If you still want to donate, I’ll be more than happy to take your orders. I feel like I can’t give up on her.
She was kneading my hand at the vet office. Instead of being more scared and defensive, she trusts me. I can’t abandon her. :(
If you are interested, please contact me here or at: Shiblue@hotmail.com
edit: I set up a donation page for Holly at YouCaring if you would like to directly donate. Thank you.
I would love to have donated, but unfortunately this website doesn’t take iDeal and I’m underage so I don’t have a credit card. :/ Reblogging to signal boost, though! Sorry for occasionally spamming you guys with non-fish posts, but Charli has helped me out with Aquariadise a few times so this is the least I can do. :)
While extra water changes seem to have fixed the betta’s symptoms of pop-eye, he now has a new problem: bloating. He is very bloated and it’s getting worse even after fasting for about 36 hours. His scales now seem to be slightly raised and it looks super painful, like he’s about to burst :/
I don’t even know if I want to treat him for this any more. The horrible fin rot, pop-eye and now this? These are all bacterial issues that keep coming back even though I do everything right and have tried everything I could think of. I really think the long antibiotics course to save him from fin rot this summer has compromised his immune system too much. If this just keeps coming back, I’m questioning whether it would even be humane to keep trying?
He’s obviously in pain and uncomfortable and stressed every time some disease pops up…
Obligatory question mark because what would you guys do?
Favourites: Dancing Stones by Alexander Moskalenko
Very nice work with mosses. Clean and clear, the blue background and the white sand in the foreground help to enhance the green tones of the vegetation. Top aquascape!
Little baby dwarf puffer and thermometer
Inside vs. Outside
”Bonsai" by Norbert Toth, ~2 weeks after setup. 30 litres.
Betta | Betta sp. Mahachai
(by Jerome Picard)
Glass Catfish | Kryptopterus bicirrhis
I’m so happy right now! I just printed the Jey paintings done by Mothified to see how they would look in this frame. I’ll try to get better prints later, but for now I think they look amazing. :D
They are so pretty. Thank you so much for them.
Aaron has been talking about finally painting the house, one room at a time. When we get that accomplished, I’ll take another photo of the art on le walls. :)