Enjoying some sake with the camera man before treating my poor Betta rubra with the levamisole.
Setting up the room temperature white worms from Select Aquatics! Also some bonus footage of my puffer enjoying a juicy red worm!
Oh noes! The mealy bugs came back in full force! Just goes to show how susceptible carnivorous plants are to stress :( Hopefully summer comes soon and my poor plants can finally fully recover from the neglect they suffered in the Philippines.
In the video, I discuss how I kill mealy bugs with rubbing alcohol, soak my staghorn fern to water it, and fertilize my pitcher plants.
Made the much requested Bearded Dragon Care video! I try to streamline their care as much as possible, because the easier it is, the more likely and more often you will do it. Cheers and enjoy!
Bearded dragons are simple but exacting in their care. Adult beardies require a roomy tank with a basking spot of about 95-100F and a cool side of around 70F. They absolutely need a strong UVB 10.0 light that must be replaced every 6 months for optimal UVB output to prevent metabolic bone disease. Additional calcium and vitamins should be provided as a powder dusted on insects and salads. Weldon gets a big handful of salad every day and insect protein 1-2x a week. He also gets bathed in warm water for about 15-20 min 1-2x week.
How I transition fry to eat dry pellet food. Basic points:
- I feed a variety of small pellet foods mixed together. My current mix has: Bassleer Biofish size Medium (for 1cm long fish) Regular/Garlic/Forte, New Life Spectrum Grow pellets, and Golden Pearls (can't remember the size).
- I start to transition fry once they are swimming readily all over the tank and also recognize me as the "food bringer". That way they will start looking for food when I come up to the tank.
- Starve the fish for at least 24 hours before offering new food. This will make them more keen to try new food right away.
- Add a very small amount! Also try to forcefully put it into the tank so it falls right in front of the fish. The movement will stimulate them to eat. Make sure not to overfeed so you don't have to clean up rotting food later!
- Be persistent and don't give up. The fish will eventually take the pellet food. After they are eating pellets well for a couple of days, then I start to feeding live good again once a day in addition to pellets/freeze-dried/frozen-thawed. Variety is the key to healthy fish!
How I prevent ventral fin loss in betta fry. Basically, feed a variety of food! Definitely stay away from just feeding microworms...
Had another great livestream with Joep today! We discussed "treat" (trait) selection in selective breeding. We covered our thought processes for selecting fish to breed and also quite a lot of betta genetics!
Joep and I are teaming up to start a new YouTube livestream series on Selective Betta Breeding! Our first livestream focused on "How to Make a Line". Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss our next one! We love getting questions from our audience :)
Also don't forget to check out Joep's website at www.bettaterritory.nl!
Jackie and I started a new livestream series based on the best possible topic - hanging out and talking bettas! Check out our first livestream below :)
Also don't forget to check out Jackie's Youtube channel, Moon River Bettas! I'm trying to get her to post more content ;) The YouTube fish community is great!
I was very lucky and managed to film every step of the spawning process with my most recent spawn. One of the most beautiful events you can watch in the fish keeping world!