pinkie-prince asked:

Hey! Thank you for the fish advice! Are 2.5 gallon tanks with heaters expensive? I have two betta fish, so I'd have to get two of them. I always had wondered if their bowls were too small, but they seemed to be okay in them (like they lived to be three or four years old, so I was like wow okay cool!). I also keep the water room temperature but I suppose that's not exactly warm enough... I feel bad I don't want my fish to be uncomfortable D:

Well unfortunately I’m not the best person to ask, because my current fish is actually my first one! But here’s what I know-
My 5 gal tank without a heater was around $120, and my heater was around $25. You can find tanks with heaters already installed, but I would do some research on good brands for tanks.
Bettas are tropical fish, originally from Asia, and they need water that’s no less than around 75F degrees.
If you keep ANY fish in a bowl, you have to do water changes almost daily. Fish poop and uneaten food causes ammonia to develop in the water, which is toxic to fish. With a good filtered tank, you wanna do lots of water tests and do weekly 25% water changes. I would ask other betta blogs for more advice, I’m still a beginner too. Good luck!!

Feel No Ways The Hardest Song On Views

Still need to go to the liquor store.
Got more blues than blues clues.
Never took this big of a L fishing before.

Probably about to blow all my $$ on dorm decor.
Mental blocks are fake. A r ruse.
Still need to go to the liquor store.

You can hang around with Chickens or soar
like Eagles !
I need to get on my ones and twos.
Never took this big of a L fishing before.

Love the feeling of being sore.
Feel no ways the hardest song on Views.
Still need to go to the liquor store.

I am who I am, your opinion is neither desired nor
Always good to have one foot in two canoes.
Never took this big of a L fishing before.

My lunch table is kinda like the jersey shore.
Abbey buying garland clothes and not me shoes.
Still need to go to the liquor store.
Never took this big of a L fishing before.

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Tank update and other atuff

So, long time no update.

Unfortunately, my two tanks have kind of been on a perpetual hold for a while now. This is mostly because of family stuff; my dad’s engaged! I really like his fiancée and her two daughters, but we’re moving together into a bigger house in a few months so I don’t exactly want to set up the tanks just to take them down a bit later. I feel like it would be wrong to set up the tanks and have fish living in them just to put the fish through the stress of moving a month later.

So, the plan right now is to wait until we’re in the new house to set up the tanks. I actually finally have all of the hardware except for one light, and my room in the new house has no less than NINE grounded outlets so needless to say that’s going to be awesome.

Also, my dad’s fiancée has two cats and A DOG. The cats are named Maud and Julius and they’re great. Maud is a sweetheart and Julius hates me but I’m happy to love him from a distance. The dog is a Jack Russel and Chihuahua mix who was rescued from an abusive situation. His name’s Sebastian and he has bad food manners and a lot of anxiety. He’s very barky and doesn’t like other dogs but gets along fine with the cats (except Julius, who he hates for some reason). I’m pretty sure Elliot and Levi just think he’s a weird cat.

The cats have been introduced since about a month ago. We had them separated for two weeks since Maud and Julius moved into the house, then opened the doors. At first there was a lot of fluffed fur and hissing, but no swatting as far as I’ve seen. Since then, they’ve calmed down around one another a lot. They’re not exactly snuggling, but they tolerate one another and I’ve seen Maud and Elliot engage in a couple of bird watching sessions together.

Before hand we thought that, if either of our two cats had a problem, it would be Elliot, since Levi’s so chill. But, we were WRONG. Levi has decided that he wants to be The Boss and I didn’t even know he could yowl like he can. He’s the most aloof around them. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that he got really badly surprised by Maud on the first day, but he’s been more calm lately. Elliot, on the other hand, Gives No Shits. Right now his go-to response for hissing is to flop over on the ground to make it clear that he just wants to be friends.

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great for bottom fishing

4.0 out of 5 stars
Great inexpensive travel rod for medium saltwater action
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5.0 out of 5 stars
great rod
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Good rod, good price
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Used rod in Alaska salmon fishing. Worked great! Held up just fine to salmon 7-16 lbs fighting in rough water. For the price, you really can’t go wrong! Go to Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent rod
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