Visit for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members

Go Back Forums >

Pets & Animals Whether you have dogs, cats, ferrets, birds or horses, post with others in this friendly pet forum. Lost a pet? We have a Rainbow Bridge forum too.

Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2004, 11:54 AM
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lake Country, Virginia
Posts: 4,346
Post rosmith

We have not got a bubbler in his bowl. He is in a regular small bowl made for a beta, it is blue plastic and has a lid with air holes in it. It came from Walmart with an artificial plant- but we took it out and added some pretty crystal looking pebbles and a small shark figurine. We feed him usually twice a day, and change the water at least every other day (however the things I've read also suggest leaving partial water in there...). I've never done it, always kept it clean, as you know the water can get a bit stinky and quick!! The one I mentioned who lived for over 4 years I did the same way. We did buy one from Walmart back in the summer(betta), and he died before the next day, but I told my son that I was a bit leary of buying him anyway as there were about 4 dead fish in the aquarium with him that he was exposed to...He was in a separate little cage type thing, but however in the same water. We feed him the Betta food by Wardley- it floats on the water, but just a little at a time( I use just a tiny pinch at each feeding). It's funny, he knows when it is time to feed as he comes to the top of the water and watches my every little move!! Good luck with your fish!
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.

Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 06-12-2005, 12:03 PM
Teresa1744's Avatar
Seven Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,097
I have a small outdoor pond that I dug, used a childs pool and cemented it in to have goldfish for the kids...and me as well. I love them as much as they do. They are very easy to care for and are the least expensive of all the fish...hehehe and they live all winter in this little pond. For more info pm me and I can tell u all about it.. Here is a pict of it:
Attached Images

"The thoughts you entertain are the seeds from which your actions grow."
Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2005, 08:09 PM
MrsManiac's Avatar
Registered User
FamilyCorner Junkie
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,098
Teresa, that is so cool!! Dh and I have discussed building a small pond in our yard. But we get freezing winters here in MI. The fish would survive, but we're more concerned about the pond liner cracking, etc. We'd most likely need a heater, as well, and that will add up to some serious cash in the long run!!

I had a beta in a glass vase with glass stones on the bottom. He also knew me--as soon as I'd roll over in bed, he's swim to the side and look at me. I talked to him a lot, and he knew feeding time lol!! He died about a month ago, after almost four years. I haven't found another one I've really liked--they've been mostly the standard blue/red that everyone has. I'm looking for another purple/green one lol!!
Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2005, 08:17 PM
Teresa1744's Avatar
Seven Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,097
MrsManiac we also get real cold winters here and my small pond does feeze over but they always thaw out. Goldfish hybernate during this time, and that is how they survive. I do not have heater or air conditioner ... I knew you would get a kick out of that one. But seriously it is just a small pond with cheap goldfish in it. I bought them at Walmart something like .30 a piece and they have been in there uhhhhh 4 yrs now. It was very inexpensive to do if you want me to let you know I will be glad to. It was interesting to see it when I started and when I finished. I done it in parts of 2 days. It is made with concrete so it is very unlikely to crack any time soon

"The thoughts you entertain are the seeds from which your actions grow."
Reply With Quote
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2005, 06:35 PM
tutterbear35's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in the U.S.A.
Posts: 1,056
We got got a new 30 gallon tank my 8 year old is so excited!! He cant wait to get fish in it. Does anyone have any suggestions of good fish to get??? Thanks
Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don't have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.
Reply With Quote
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Can You Guess?'s Avatar
Mystery Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Somewhere on Earth
Posts: 2,164
Dd just got a beta fish yesterday. She had received a Petco gift card. She bought a pink Beta, a new Beta aquarium for it, new rocks and pebbles for the bottom and an ornament for the bottom as well. She is thrilled as she had missed having a fish. She had 2 blue Beta's before but they died of old age. Fish are definitely fun to watch.
Hmmmmm.... who could I be?? Guess who is hiding behind this username and win yourself an "I Guessed It" icon for your signature file!

To return to the Guess Who Game or learn how to play this fun game click here!

Who is our Mystery Guest this week? Take a guess!
click here to submit your guess!
Please remember to submit only one guess per day. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #47 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 11:32 AM
Bunny's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,934
What Kind of fish do you have?

I dont have any fish , but my g-son and son do thay have fresh water fish and it sure is nice to watch them. its very calmingthay have all kinds of fish and frogs too.
Oh Bunny, you will be truly missed by your FC friends God's speed.

Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2007, 02:04 AM
BeHappy's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3
I have 1 fighting fish and 6 Gold the wa is it true that a Fighting Fish live only for a year???
Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old 08-10-2007, 02:39 PM
shellsea's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 65
My family has 2 betta's: one male, one female; they each have their own bowl as the male will hassle the female until she lays eggs. 4 gold/red fire swordfish (with two sets of babies so far totals 12), 4 black fancy tail mollies (1 male, 3 female), 1 huge pocosomis (spelling?), 6 neons, 1 rubbertire bottom feeder who all live in a 75 gallon fresh w ater tank. These are just a few of my animals.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...HOLY COW...What A Ride!"
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2007, 08:28 PM
Rbeccers's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Maple Falls, WA
Posts: 796
Happy face What kind of fish do you have?

My family has a 120 gallon fresh water tank that has been set up now for about 4 months. Before that we had a 20 gallon tank, that we have now retired due to getting the big one. In our big one we have: 1 rainbow shark (he moved from the small tank), 12 neon tetras, 10 zebra danio's, 4 cory catfish, 5 zebra loach's, 5 cherry barb's, 5 rasbora hets, 5 black phantom tetras, 5 red phantom tetras, 10 cardinal tetras and a dozen or so other fish that I can't remember what they are. We also added 4 snails which have grown to be close to 100 or more at last count (but we no longer have any algae problems because of them).

We have sand and a special bio media for live plants on the bottom. We have both live and some plastic plants. Also 3 bog logs that the fish love to swim around. There is a big 2 piece ship that we have some air bubblers under (one lets up a big bubble every 20 seconds or so that you can hear glerp as it release's, very fun to listen to at night when it is quiet). Also a reverse waterfall (it has bubbles going up the inside that make it look like water is going over the edge) and then some rocks that we have used to create caves and tunnels for the fish to swim around and through.

We do a 25% water change once a week (though sometimes we can let it go for 2 weeks). Before doing a water change we do a water test so we know how much water conditioner, salt (yes even though it is a gresh water tank you still should add some salt, it helps to keeps the fishes skin healthy) and some PH stuff to keep the proper levels. We also put the lights on a timer so that they are only on for 10 to no more then 12 hours a day, more then that and algae starts to grow, also live plants stop photosynthasizing (sp?) after 12 hours so it is a waste of electricity to have them on for longer then that. We also have 2 heaters that keep the water temperature at 76 degrees and 2 filters, one large that sits underneath and 1 small that hangs off the back of the tank (that one was on our small tank and we keep it running so that if we ever decide to set up the small tank again there is already the bio material needed for maturing a tank already set).

Okay, I've rambled on enough. It's really neat hearing what every one else has, so keep the posts coming.

It is bad to suppress laughter; it goes back down and spreads to your hips.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
low fat baked fish myan Low Fat Recipes 0 03-21-2008 04:15 AM
low fat baked fish myan Low Fat Recipes 0 03-21-2008 04:09 AM
Fish Fillets au Gratin kcqueenm Seafood 0 09-29-2005 01:13 PM
Under Water Activities ajrsmom Crafty Corner 0 02-27-2004 02:07 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:42 PM.

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.


Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service® is sponsored in part by...

Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone |

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer