carrionaway

Anonymous asked:

Yea do you feel the need to reblog people's pictures just to tell them how wrong it is. They are found in Thailand.. In rice patties, small streams and even drains. Give me a break. Get a life instead of telling people how bad their bowl is. Keep to yourself.

carrionaway answered:

This is the first anon of this nature I have ever chosen to publish. But I feel that since my audience is expanding I should address this issue. I am well aware that bettas are hardy fish and able to survive in conditions that other animals would quickly perish when exposed to. I am also aware my advice is not always welcome. The quick links I give are in no means meant to offend anyone, and I will never continue to pester or push my thoughts on anyone else. I never reblog a post that already has received advice, nor have I ever once cursed or put down on those I do not agree with. I simply am putting this information out there in the hopes to educate those who would be willing to make the change. There is no way to know who those people are, and so I reach out to everyone. I stand firm in my belief that owning a pet is making a promise to provide the best care possible for that animal, no matter the species. My experiences have shown me the amazing things proper husbandry can do for an animal, and it is my goal to change the lives of as many animals as I can. Each life to me is worth it, and every time I see a change made I am overwhelmed with emotion. No amount of prodding will cause me to cease this journey I’m on. I hope that my advice does not hurt anyone, as it is only meant to spread the word about the species that has brought me so much joy.

^ fuck yes. you’re awesome.

and to the anon addressing they live in “rice patties, small streams, and even drains”, i don’t think you realize how large these rice patties are…

http://nippyfish.net/2011/10/23/the-native-betta-habitat-separating-fact-from-fiction/

educate yourself

teachmehowtolotl
anima-animalia:

Marine Week - Octopuses don’t get it twisted

Octopuses have hundreds of suckers on each of their arms that will stick to pretty much anything. So why aren’t they constantly getting stuck to their own limbs, trapped in a tangled ball of tentacles, hurtling through the ocean and screaming for help? Because they seem to be able to sort out what’s their arm and what isn’t, and stick to things accordingly. Scientists found that amputated arms (which still wiggled around for up to an hour in a very Night of the Living Dead sort of way) almost never stuck to octopus skin, suggesting that there may be a local chemical or mechanical inhibition that keeps the suckers unstuck from skin. Intact octopuses did occasionally stick to another octopus’ skin (maybe because the study species, Octopus vulgaris, will eat others of its own species), so that avoidance mechanism could be overridden by the brain. Octopuses were even pretty good at figuring out the difference between their own amputated arms and those of someone else. So no, you probably won’t see them getting stuck to themselves and rolling around like underwater tumbleweeds. Good for them, bad for the inevitable Western episode of Spongebob.

(photo / facts)

anima-animalia:

Marine Week - Octopuses don’t get it twisted

Octopuses have hundreds of suckers on each of their arms that will stick to pretty much anything. So why aren’t they constantly getting stuck to their own limbs, trapped in a tangled ball of tentacles, hurtling through the ocean and screaming for help? Because they seem to be able to sort out what’s their arm and what isn’t, and stick to things accordingly. Scientists found that amputated arms (which still wiggled around for up to an hour in a very Night of the Living Dead sort of way) almost never stuck to octopus skin, suggesting that there may be a local chemical or mechanical inhibition that keeps the suckers unstuck from skin. Intact octopuses did occasionally stick to another octopus’ skin (maybe because the study species, Octopus vulgaris, will eat others of its own species), so that avoidance mechanism could be overridden by the brain. Octopuses were even pretty good at figuring out the difference between their own amputated arms and those of someone else. So no, you probably won’t see them getting stuck to themselves and rolling around like underwater tumbleweeds. Good for them, bad for the inevitable Western episode of Spongebob.

(photo / facts)

mechanicaltriquetra

mechanicaltriquetra:

aquariaporn:

dendroacuafriends:

"GÉNESIS" Aquscaping by DendroAcua.

Compartimos la evolución de este paisaje acuático que tenemos expuesto en nuestra tienda.

Este pequeño acuario de tan solo 15l cumple 3 meses desde que realizamos su montaje. Para celebrarlo, quisimos convertir sus aguas transparentes, en lo que se denomina “Aguas negras” o “Aguas prietas”.

Al contrario de lo que muchos piensan, estas aguas teñidas de color “te” no están sucias.

Paradójicamente, estas aguas son en realidad más transparentes que las aguas “blancas” que todos conocemos. Esto ocurre debido a su baja carga de sedimentos y la baja concentración de nutrientes. 

Si analizaríamos el pH de estas aguas en su origen así como en este acuario, nos encontraríamos con un agua ácida con muy baja conductividad.

El color tan característico proviene de los taninos, ácidos húmicos, fenol y otros compuestos procedentes de la materia vegetal muerta que se acumula en los suelos de los bosques que rodean las aguas.

Este fenómeno se puede apreciar en zonas como los manglares, ciénagas y sabanas inundadas. 

Es nuestra admiración y respeto por la naturaleza que hizo que diéramos un paso más hacia la naturalidad en este acuario.

Tiñendo las aguas de “Génesis" de color ámbar, nos trasportamos a los ríos de nuestro mundo y observamos un fenómeno desconocido por muchos pero tan beneficioso para el ecosistema.

Esperemos que os guste tanto como a nosotros.

Saludos, DendroAcua.

No habla español. But this tank is awesome

Attn aquariaporn: It just talks about how they decided to turn the tank into a blackwater set up after a few months and then they talk about the benefits of blackwater environments and how cool they are lol

Ah thank you! I was actually sitting on Google translate reading it! Lol

aquariumsforever

dendroacuafriends:

"GÉNESIS" Aquscaping by DendroAcua.

Compartimos la evolución de este paisaje acuático que tenemos expuesto en nuestra tienda.

Este pequeño acuario de tan solo 15l cumple 3 meses desde que realizamos su montaje. Para celebrarlo, quisimos convertir sus aguas transparentes, en lo que se denomina “Aguas negras” o “Aguas prietas”.

Al contrario de lo que muchos piensan, estas aguas teñidas de color “te” no están sucias.

Paradójicamente, estas aguas son en realidad más transparentes que las aguas “blancas” que todos conocemos. Esto ocurre debido a su baja carga de sedimentos y la baja concentración de nutrientes. 

Si analizaríamos el pH de estas aguas en su origen así como en este acuario, nos encontraríamos con un agua ácida con muy baja conductividad.

El color tan característico proviene de los taninos, ácidos húmicos, fenol y otros compuestos procedentes de la materia vegetal muerta que se acumula en los suelos de los bosques que rodean las aguas.

Este fenómeno se puede apreciar en zonas como los manglares, ciénagas y sabanas inundadas. 

Es nuestra admiración y respeto por la naturaleza que hizo que diéramos un paso más hacia la naturalidad en este acuario.

Tiñendo las aguas de “Génesis" de color ámbar, nos trasportamos a los ríos de nuestro mundo y observamos un fenómeno desconocido por muchos pero tan beneficioso para el ecosistema.

Esperemos que os guste tanto como a nosotros.

Saludos, DendroAcua.

No habla español. But this tank is awesome

kai-ni

eon-dream:

So, I’m trying to buy a new tank for my betta fish, but I’ve never had a filtered aquarium before and I’d really like some advice for this.

I looking to buy this 10 gallon tank kit from petsmart and It’s cheap enough for me to afford (30$) and it comes with a lid, filter, and…

Excuse me while I butt in and correct you!!! But plants actually do help water quality as they feed on ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Nitrogen I’d actually a macro primary nutrient in plants and all the above mentioned things (ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate) are all forms of nitrogen. So don’t be discouraged by adding live plants in your tank, please do! But still let it cycle as plants aren’t a cure all for that.

yanishy

wineandbananas:

This weekend I spent some time to myself. I cleaned up my tanks and added a betta to my mature 5.5 gallon shrimp tank. He likes to look for the shrimps, but they’re too fast for him. I kinda don’t mind if he eats a few. My last betta never caught anything and eventually just ignored them.

I started up the yeast CO2 system again for the 5 gallon (not seen in the pics), and will be dosing ferts after I fix the water. I used to top off evaporated water with tap before I got a glass cover, so now the pH and the water hardness is all out of wack!

My 25g riparium is also looking pretty good. Gave the sub a good vacuuming and put a prefilter on the powerhead. The water is now crystal clear! The prefilter has a media basket which is perfect for biomedia. I never use carbon or any of that, the plants do all the work. Still need to work on my photography skills, especially on the big tank. I hope to get a tripod, soon.